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Alumni Spotlight: Angelo Perryman ’86

Angelo Perryman ’86 was honored with an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for “Family Business”.
 
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Nominations Open: Alumni Association Board of Directors   Alumni Association Awards Graduate Merit Scholarships
 
 

Nominations Open: Alumni Association Board of Directors

Are you passionate about AUM? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to be a leader in the AUM Alumni Association? We invite you to apply for a position on the AUM Alumni Board of Directors.
 
 
 
 

Alumni Association Awards Graduate Merit Scholarships

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association recently awarded its annual Graduate Study Merit Scholarships to four outstanding AUM students.
 
 
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Upcoming Alumni Events
 
 

Upcoming Alumni Events

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for upcoming alumni events!
 
 
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Nominations Open: Faculty Service Award
 
 

Nominations Open: Faculty Service Award

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association sponsors a faculty service award to recognize outstanding Auburn Montgomery faculty. Nominations by AUM faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends must be submitted or postmarked by August 11, 2017.
 
 
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Montgomery Dragon Boat Race: Call for Paddlers
 
 

Montgomery Dragon Boat Race: Call for Paddlers

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association’s team of “Alumni OARhawks” is ready to hit the river to compete in the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race. Interested in joining an elite team of alumni paddlers? Contact us!
 
 
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AUM Volleyball to Begin Play Fall 2017
 
 

AUM Volleyball to Begin Play Fall 2017

Auburn Montgomery’s new volleyball program has completed its roster and is slated to begin play in the fall of 2017.
 
 
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AUM Launches New Scholarship Programs
 
 

AUM Launches New Scholarship Programs

Auburn Montgomery recently launched new scholarship programs benefiting freshmen and transfer students.
 
 
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Jerri Daniels ’98 Ashley Gaither ’98 Jeff Hoskins ’10
Mark E. Kelly ’93 Michelle Rotton '01
 
 
 
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Alumni Spotlight: Angelo Perryman ’86

Angelo Perryman ’86 was recently honored with an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for “Family Business”.  The Entrepreneur of the Year program recognizes exceptional men and women whose contributions help our worldwide economy move forward.

Perryman Building and Construction is one of the leading, full-service construction companies on the east coast. With a focus on quality and performance, Perryman has led the company as President & CEO in the completion of over 1,000 projects in the last 10 years, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention Stage and the Philadelphia Eagles Stadium.  Founded by his father in 1961, Perryman now runs the company with his daughter, Angelina Perryman. 

Perryman was recognized as one of Auburn Montgomery's Top 50 at Fifty alumni for his personal and professional accomplishments. 

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Nominations Open: Alumni Association Board of Directors

Are you passionate about AUM? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to be a leader in the AUM Alumni Association? We invite you to apply for a position on the AUM Alumni Board of Directors.

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Board meets three times per year on the AUM campus, and board members serve a term of two years. AUM Alumni Board members must be a member of the AUM Alumni Association. Click here for more information and an application. 

Pictured above: AUM Alumni Board members at a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game. 

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Alumni Association Awards Graduate Merit Scholarships

The Auburn University Alumni Association recently awarded its annual Graduate Study Merit Scholarships to four outstanding AUM students.  The scholarships require that recipients maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher, enroll in and complete nine hours each semester and be continuously enrolled for each semester covered by the award.

The $1,000 scholarships, funded by alumni memberships, were awarded by the AUM Alumni Board of Directors to Eleanor Planer, Haiyi Wang, Christopher Tusing and Tana Shealey.

Planer earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Auburn Montgomery in 2001 and is currently pursuing a Master of Teaching Writing.  She plans to use her writing talents in the classroom as a First Year Composition and Basic Writing professor at a university. Planer discovered her love for teaching others through her career as a restaurant manager and her volunteer work as a first grade Sunday school teacher at her church.

Wang earned bachelors' degrees in Accounting and Finance from Auburn Montgomery and is currently pursuing a Master of Accountancy degree.  Wang stays involved with AUM and in the community as a College of Business Ambassador.  He is currently gaining experience as an accountant at a local business while he completes his degree.  Wang’s ultimate goal is to become a CPA and work for one of the big four international accounting firms upon graduation.

Tusing earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Data Storage Management from Auburn Montgomery in 2011. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Childhood Education and plans to teach 4th grade mathematics upon his graduation. Tusing has remained involved in the community through his work with Meals on Wheels, various youth ministry programs and the Selma Fire Department.

Shealey earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Alabama State University. She is currently working towards a Master in Liberal Arts degree at AUM while working full-time for Auburn University at the Autauga Extension office. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System to help rural residents with economic hardships develop effective communication and employment skills.

Pictured above (L to R): Dr. Gilbert Duenas, Alumni Board; Tana Shealey, recipient; Eleanor Planer, recipient; Haiyi Wang, recipient. Not pictured: Christopher Tusing, recipient.

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AUM Celebrates Top 50 at Fifty

In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the date of establishment, Auburn Montgomery recognized its top 50 alumni during its first fifty years at a special ceremony on May 5, 2017.

Each honoree was carefully chosen by a committee of AUM administrators, faculty and staff by having distinguished themselves in their personal as well as professional life and because of their interest in and involvement with AUM.  The Top 50 at Fifty includes educators, business people, public servants, military leaders and artists among the multitude of vital careers prepared for at Auburn Montgomery.  As Auburn Montgomery alumni, these honorees have demonstrated the values and ideals that make AUM such an outstanding university.

The honorees were invited back to campus to participate in the spring commencement ceremony which was held on May 6, 2017. General John E. Hyten ’85, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, held the honor of delivering the commencement address. 

Pictured above: General John E. Hyten

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for upcoming alumni events!

 

Alumni Travel at Home – Tuskegee

Join us for an alumni tour of the Tuskegee National Airmen Historic Site and The Oaks, Booker T. Washington’s former home.

Friday, July 21st

The tour group will depart from AUM’s campus at 9:15 am. Lunch and transportation to Tuskegee will be provided.

 

Alumni Night at the Museum

Mix and mingle with fellow alumni at a champagne reception prior to a docent led tour of the museum.

Thursday, August 3rd

5:30 pm

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

 

Montgomery Dragon Boat Race

Saturday, August 26th

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Montgomery Riverfront Park

Interested in paddling with the Alumni "OARhawks"? Contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Young Alumni Mixer

Thursday, September 14th

6:00 pm

The Tipping Point

 

African American Alumni Reception

Thursday, October 5th

6:30 pm

Wynlakes Country Club

 

For more information or to RSVP for any of the events listed, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 334-244-3369.

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Nominations Open: Faculty Service Award

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association sponsors an alumni faculty service award to recognize outstanding Auburn Montgomery faculty.  To be eligible for this honor, faculty must have five or more years of full-time service at AUM.  This honor will be conferred during the fall semester convocation, and the recipient will receive a $1,000 check from the Alumni Association.

Nominations by AUM faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends must be submitted or postmarked by August 11, 2017.  Nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length, and should emphasize teaching excellence as well as a strong record of service to the university and community.  A vita may be attached, if available.

Send nomination letters to:  Awards Committee, Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association, 7515 Halcyon Summit Drive, Suite 102, Montgomery, AL 36117, or email them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Questions?  Call or email Valerie Rankin at 244-3557 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pictured above (L to R): Dr. Chelsea Ward, 2015 Faculty Service Award recipient; Paul Hodges, Alumni Board President. 

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Montgomery Dragon Boat Race: Call for Paddlers

The Auburn Montgomery Alumni Association’s team of “Alumni OARhawks” is ready to hit the river for the third time to compete in the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race on August 26th. Over 70 teams from central Alabama will converge at Montgomery’s beautiful Riverfront Park to compete for the championship and paddle for a cause.

The races are the main attraction, but the festival also offers food, art vendors, live music, and entertainment throughout the day.  A stand up paddle board competition, youth races and 10-person boat races will be added to the slate of activities this year.  All proceeds from the festival benefit Bridge Builders Alabama and Rebuilding Together Central Alabama.

Interested in joining the Alumni OARhawks’ elite team of paddlers?  Contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 334-244-3369.

Pictured above: 2016 Alumni OARhawks team.

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AUM Volleyball to Begin Play Fall 2017

Auburn Montgomery’s new volleyball program has completed its roster and is slated to begin play in the fall of 2017.  With a focus on academics, Head Coach Melissa Robinson recruited 11 outstanding student athletes from around the southeast.  Robinson said, “My main goal as a coach is to give our athletes the best experience possible.”

The addition of a women’s sport will work towards maintaining Title IX compliance and attracting quality student athletes who may not consider Auburn Montgomery otherwise.  AUM is confident that the new volleyball program, in addition to other measures applied over the last few years, will strengthen the progression towards NCAA Division II membership. 

Mark your calendar and make plans to come out and support the team at their first home game on Friday, September 22nd.   

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AUM Launches New Scholarship Programs

Auburn Montgomery recently launched new scholarship programs benefiting freshmen and transfer students.

Many first-time, full-time freshmen entering AUM directly from high school will be eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship. Totaling $1,000 annually, the Opportunity Scholarship requires a minimum ACT composite score of 18 (950 SAT) and a minimum 2.5 high school GPA.

AUM also offers Transfer Scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 to incoming transfer students from any of Alabama's regionally accredited community colleges.  Scholarship eligibility starts with completion of 45 academic credits and a 2.75 GPA.

AUM is working to lower the financial barrier between students and their future through academic scholarships. For more information about AUM scholarships, click here.

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Class Notes

Jerri Daniels ’98 was promoted to senior associate at Dewberry’s professional services firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.  With more than 16 years of experience, she manages flood risk projects for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the state of Louisiana and communities in the Gulf Coast region. Daniels earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Auburn Montgomery. 


Ashley Gaither ’98 is the new magistrate/substitute judge for the Bradley County Juvenile Courts in Cleveland, Tennessee. She hopes that by serving in this position, she can make a change in youth who come to court.  Gaither earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Auburn Montgomery. 


Jeff Hoskins ’10 used the skills he learned while earning his degree in Information Systems from Auburn Montgomery to build a new business. Through his website, WoodenRings.com, Hoskins creates made to order, customizable products for consumers around the world.


Mark E. Kelly ’93 was recently named headmaster at Concord Christian School and Preschool in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from Auburn Montgomery. 


Michelle Rotton '01 was recently named a senior vice president in Servis First Bank’s Montgomery office. Rotton has been with the bank for nine years and previously served as a divisional vice president.  Rotton earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from Auburn Montgomery


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