Samuel Ginn


We have embraced a bold vision to become one of the nation’s premier engineering institutions.

We will achieve this vision by being the best student-centered engineering experience in America, a leader in providing research that improves the quality of life and fosters economic competitiveness, and a dynamic faculty that exemplifies excellence and innovation. Our mission is to provide students with the highest level of engineering education through a dynamic faculty, creative programs, and on-the-horizon opportunities to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st century. Our success in this campaign is critical to our ability to achieve these aspirations.

It is important for us to support the next generation of engineers. The support of our alumni is what distinguishes the Auburn experience from others.
Christopher B. Roberts
Dean and Uthlaut Chair

Total goal for the samuel ginn college of engineering:

$200 million








Funds for Excellence for student programmatic support



Student Achievement Center

Programmatic Support

It is not enough to solely provide instruction; we must also engage our students with a full range of out-of-classroom experiences that enhance their professional development as engineers. Financial support of the college’s programmatic needs allows us to provide a rich, student-centered experience through student recruiting, curriculum advising, career mentoring and job placement, tutoring and academic support, international studies and experiences,student projects and competitions, professional societies and student organizations, and curriculum development and teaching innovation

$105 million

Scholarships and Fellowships

Producing the best engineers starts with recruiting the best students. There is enormous competition among colleges and universities to recruit and retain elite students. We are committed to building scholarship funding to offer financial incentives and compete with other prestigious institutions for the most outstanding students. Likewise, graduate fellowships enable us to compete with other research universities for the highest-caliber graduate students. Our graduate fellowship recipients provide valuable research and educational assistance to our faculty, thus enhancing our scholarly programs. Student financial support is a key component in the development of our students and the growth of our college.

$40 million


To continue to build a leading engineering program, we must secure the resources necessary to attract and retain the most exceptional engineering educators and researchers. Faculty support provides a reliable source of funding to retain current faculty who have established themselves as leaders in their field and includes salary enhancements, research support, laboratory equipment and professional development, while also creating new faculty positions. It is imperative that our faculty members have the opportunity to continuously modernize our teaching methods through the use of new technologies and innovative forms of delivery, thus building an unparalleled engineering educational experience.



Auburn University has made significant advances in modernizing the infrastructure of the engineering quad, including the renovation of Ross Hall and Wilmore Laboratories, as well as the construction of the Shelby Center, Wiggins Mechanical Engineering Hall, and the Woltosz Engineering Research Laboratory. We are also renovating the Textile Building with the creation of the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory. Iconic Ramsay Hall will house new offices and laboratories, as well as the new Charles D. McCrary Institute. Broun Hall, home of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be renovated to include the Davidson Pavilion, a modernized entrance that will allow natural light into the facility, as well as incorporation of the latest instructional technologies, and a more dynamic collaborative setting for students. The new Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center will consolidate a multitude of student support services and activities, including student recruitment, student advising, career mentoring, curriculum advising, and tutoring. The facility will also create space for student maker spaces, classrooms, and an engineering international experience office.


Your gift to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has


The Loyd scholars have had the ultimate privilege of being surrounded by a group of peers that genuinely care about the lives of one another, adding to the overall life experience at Auburn.
Jake Dean
Aerospace Engineering
It’s like raising your children. I take pride in mine and what I’ve provided for them, and I take pride in those students. I hope they impact the world.
Raymond Loyd '61
Mechanical Engineering

I came out of Auburn with what I consider to be a superb education. I was prepared to do anything; invincible almost. But, college was extremely hard. I was dirt poor. I waited tables, I made sandwiches, I co-oped and scratched to stay in school and support myself. The curriculum was brutal. Other kids were having a great time and my mother said to me, “These are the best years of your life.” To which I responded, “Oh, no!” But, it paid off. I was the only Auburn student to get a job with GE, and my career with them was first-rate. As soon as I started my first company, I initiated a scholarship program and also began giving back to organizations that helped me become who I am. I bet a lot of people don’t finish school because they just run out of money and energy. The students I support don’t have to do that; they have a full ride.

My wife, Eleanor, and I currently provide scholarships for 15 students, and I take great pride in meeting each and every one of them. We get letters from them, their parents, and their grandparents about how we have impacted their families for generations. The impact we have on young people’s lives has been very satisfying for us. Quite a few of the students are the first in their family to go to college. We’re providing for people who would not have been able to get a degree otherwise. It’s like raising your children. I take pride in mine and what I’ve provided for them, and I take pride in those students. I hope they impact the world.

Because who we are tomorrow depends on

what we do today.


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