College of human sciences

We are dedicated to providing Auburn men and women with a world-class education — ensuring our graduates leave campus not only technically competent but also globally aware and socially engaged.

We inspire students to be fearless in pursuit of their dreams and tenacious in seeking solutions both to problems in their personal and professional lives and to the global grand challenges of our time. Our mission, expressed in brief as Science for a Quality Life, becomes Mission Possible through the loyal support of our alumni and friends in this campaign. We thank you for your generosity and for your commitment to help Auburn’s next generation succeed in a rapidly changing world.

The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the College of Human Sciences, and I have been privileged to serve as dean for more than three decades. I ask you to join me in leaving a legacy of strong, visionary programs.
June Henton, Dean

Total goal for the College of Human Sciences:

$30 million

We Will Create

35

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

to recruit the best, brightest, and most diverse students

$9.3

MILLION

in Funds for Excellence

$2.9

MILLION
IN PROFESSORSHIPS, CHAIRS, AND FACULTY EXTERNSHIPS

to strengthen faculty recruitment, retention, and professional development experiences

14

NEW ROOM RENOVATIONS IN SPIDLE HALL

to provide a student learning environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovative thinking

Students

A major goal for the College of Human Sciences is to recruit the best, brightest, and most diverse students for all undergraduate and graduate programs, retain them throughout their programs of study, and graduate them on time. Scholarships will attract top-quality undergraduate students, make college more affordable, and provide diverse enrichment experiences that will position graduates for success in the workplace.

Support for graduate students through fellowships and assistantships position Auburn as an appealing choice for the most qualified candidates interested in pursuing advanced degrees or post-graduate experiences. Competing for the best graduate students will strengthen Auburn’s scholarly endeavors and, over time, help to build its reputation nationally.

$3.95 million

Programs

For more than 25 years, we have worked aggressively to globalize our programs. With study abroad now either required or strongly encouraged throughout our programs of study, it is essential that an administrative structure be in place to facilitate students in selecting and planning their study abroad experiences, coursework for their international minor, or their curriculum in the newly implemented Global Studies degree program.

Other initiatives, such as the College-to-Career Center; International Quality of Life Awards and New York Study Tour; funds for excellence; and multiple activities of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, constitute dynamic outreach and enrichment opportunities that enable CHS to make significant contributions to human well-being and the quality of life for people at home and abroad. These initiatives represent innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to programming that differentiate us from other schools and colleges on campus and from our peers nationally.

$21.75 million

Facilities

Support for our facilities is critical to providing a student learning environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovative thinking across all CHS majors. Renovation of existing spaces both within Spidle Hall and in our external facilities offers opportunities to promote community involvement through events and outreach programs. These renovations also will offer new multi-use space to accommodate distance education and research projects and provide active office environments showcasing current developments in ergonomics, productivity, sustainability, and creativity in the workplace. These innovative resources support our mission of creating technically competent graduates prepared to compete in today’s fast-paced global economy.

$1.35 million

Faculty

The foundation for building a strong university is its faculty. Named professorships strengthen faculty recruitment and retention, and professional development experiences enable faculty to stay on the leading edge of change. Auburn has an exceptional reputation, but there is fierce competition for faculty throughout human sciences colleges nationally. Recognition achieved with endowed professorships, as well as support for faculty externships and other experiences, serve as powerful incentives to ensure that CHS is viewed as a place where faculty members want to come and stay.

$ 2.95 million

Your gift to the College of Human Sciences has

REAL IMPACT.

None of these experiences would have been possible without the support of generous scholarships, for which I am extremely thankful.
Sara Rains
Junior, Nutrition and Horticulture

The College of Human Sciences has opened doors and expanded my worldview more than I ever thought possible. I have encountered incredible opportunities to explore and connect my areas of study to pressing local and global issues through collaboration with the college’s world renowned partners, such as the United Nations World Food Programme. My knowledge and understanding have been furthered through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to study abroad in Fiji and South Africa, where I have learned from cultures different from my own.

I also have had the privilege of being a Global Challenge Fellow, an experience that exposed me to diverse views about important local and global issues alongside similarly motivated student leaders, and it created opportunities for mentorship from outstanding faculty members. None of these experiences would have been possible without the support of generous scholarships, for which I am extremely thankful. I can say confidently that I would not be where I am today without the extraordinary education and experience that I have received from the College of Human Sciences.

I am particularly drawn to support the College of Human Sciences because its mission addresses the very foundations necessary for a quality life.
Beth Thorne Stukes
Campaign Co-Chair

Each of our legacies begins at birth and is passed on to the next generation. I am blessed that from the day I was born my parents, Barbara Drummond Thorne and Dr. Buddy Thorne, fostered in me a love of family, beginning first with my siblings. Through their example, I learned that strong relationships are predicated on family values such as loyalty, trust, and philanthropy. As I have come of age and have been given opportunities to learn more about this great university, my devotion to and love for the Auburn Family has grown much deeper.

I am particularly drawn to support the College of Human Sciences because its mission addresses the very foundations necessary for a quality life. At the most basic level we all need nutritious food, adequate shelter and clothing, and strong familial relationships to grow and flourish. I believe that the College of Human Sciences is made up of faculty scholars and students who are contributing daily to individual, family, and community well-being, which in turn leads to a more prosperous and stable society. I am honored by the opportunity to give back to the Auburn Family. I am blessed to be able to share this experience with my son and his wife. It’s “AUsome” to see the legacy continue.

Because who we are tomorrow depends on

what we do today.

Give to the College of Human Sciences

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