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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Muckler '97
 
 

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Muckler '97

(Virginia) Chris Muckler, DNP, CRNA, CHSE was named the 2016 School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna.
 
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Alumni Association Announces 2017 Travel Destination   Upcoming Events
 
 

Alumni Association Announces 2017 Travel Destination

Canada's Winter Wonderland
 
 
 
 

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Alumna Recognized by Forbes Magazine
 
 

Alumna Recognized by Forbes Magazine

Holley Pierce '02, a summa cum laude graduate of AUM’s College of Business, was recently recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Top Women Advisors.
 
 
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AUM welcomes new faculty and staff
 
 

AUM welcomes new faculty and staff

Chancellor Carl A. Stockton and the AUM community welcomed key faculty and staff to campus this quarter.
 
 
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Help a Warhawk Take Flight
 
 

Help a Warhawk Take Flight

Advice. Perspective. Connections. These are the elements needed to help today’s students unlock their potential and achieve their goals.
 
 
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Delta Zeta Celebrates 40 years with AUM
 
 

Delta Zeta Celebrates 40 years with AUM

The Lambda Nu chapter of Delta Zeta sorority celebrated its 40th anniversary on campus, kicking off the festivities at the Alumni Homecoming Celebration on Friday, February 24th.
 
 
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Women Lead Society Offers Personal and Professional Development
 
 

Women Lead Society Offers Personal and Professional Development

A new student organization is offering AUM women an opportunity to build relationships on campus while preparing for successful careers.
 
 
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Matthew Morrow ’00 Zandra Rudolph ’05 Christopher Adamczyk ’08
 
 
 
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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Muckler '97

(Virginia) Chris Muckler, DNP, CRNA, CHSE was named the 2016 School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna.  Dr. Muckler is an Assistant Professor and the Clinical Education Coordinator in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Duke University School of Nursing.  

After serving on active duty in the United States Air Force as a laboratory technician, she earned a BSN from Auburn Montgomery in 1997, then served as a staff nurse on the cardiothoracic intensive care unit at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center until July 2000.  She earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro/Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia in 2002, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Duke University School of Nursing in 2011.  She has taught at the hospital, departmental, and university levels and held managerial and staff positions as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Duke Regional Hospital. 

She was named a Clinical Associate of the Duke University School of Nursing in February 2011.  Dr. Muckler currently serves on the Duke University Health System (DUHS) Institutional Review Board and the DUHS Nursing Research Committee.  She is a National League for Nursing Simulation Leader and has served as a simulation consultant for several entities within the continental United States as well as Ghana, Africa. Dr. Muckler was the first to introduce simulation to nurse anesthetists in the country of Ghana.  She developed an innovative, low-cost simulated trachea for teaching Ghanaian nurse anesthetists needle cricothyrotomy and use of a retrograde wire for securing a difficult airway. She serves on both the Continued Professional Certification Airway Panel for the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Resolutions Committee.  

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Alumni Association Announces 2017 Travel Destination

The Alumni Association looks forward to continuing its travel program with an adventure in Canada’s Winter Wonderland this fall!

Find yourself immersed in a scene clipped from a holiday card in the magnificent province of Alberta in the winter. You’ll stay at two of its most incredible, historic hotels — the Fairmont Château Lake Louise, a Victorian style lodge, and the Fairmont Banff Springs or "Castle in the Mountains.” Travel from Edmonton to Jasper taking in the sparkling snow-covered landscapes. Choose between an exhilarating snow shoe trek and an ice walk through spectacular Maligne Canyon. Set off on a horse-drawn sleigh ride before warming up by the fire sipping hot cocoa and roasting marshmallows. This is a magical time to get to know Alberta and discover its treasures covered with snow.

November 4-10, 2017

Click here for the full itinerary!

For more information contact Valerie Rankin at 334-244-3557 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Upcoming Events

Author Talk featuring Stacy Lyn Harris

Tuesday, April 11th

6:00 -7:30 pm

Ida Belle Young Library Tower, 10th Floor

 

Alumni Night at Theatre AUM

Thursday, April 13th

Alumni reception: 6:30 pm (Taylor Center 220)

Showtime: 7:30 pm (Theatre AUM)

 

 

Alumni Night at the Biscuits

Thursday, June 22nd

7:05 pm

Riverwalk Stadium

Click here for tickets!

 

For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, please call 334-244-3369 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Alumna Recognized by Forbes Magazine

Holley Pierce '02, a summa cum laude graduate of AUM’s College of Business, was recently recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Top Women Advisors.

She is a Certified Financial Planner, managing a portfolio worth $127 million. As a Senior Vice President-Wealth Management with Merrill Lynch, Holley shares in the development of strategic and tactical decisions for actively managed “Multi Strategy” Portfolios which focus on income and wealth preservation.

Holley resides with her husband, Paul, and daughters, Leah and Ellie Kate, in Elmore, AL.

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AUM welcomes new faculty and staff

Chancellor Carl A. Stockton and the AUM community welcomed key faculty and staff to campus this quarter.

Dr. Mrinal Mugdh Varma joined AUM as Provost on February 1st.  He will act as the university’s chief academic officer, overseeing all academic programs and policies as well as the appointment and professional development of faculty. One of his chief goals is to increase enrollment through new recruitment and retention programs. He also plans to develop programs that encourage and support professors in teaching and research.  Varma will be part of the faculty in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences as a tenured full professor of healthcare administration.

Scott Parsons was welcomed as Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chancellor of Financial and Administrative Services for Auburn University at Montgomery on March 1st.  Parsons brings nearly 15 years of experience in business and financial management, serving most recently at Auburn University as Director and Chief Financial Officer for Agriculture Business Administration in the College of Agriculture and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. In his previous role, Parsons managed the division’s budget of $83 million.

AUM alumna, Jessie Rosa '05, was named Director of Athletics. Rosa previously served as the department's Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA). As an AUM alumna and former student-athlete, Rosa has over 10 years experience working within AUM Athletics.

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Help a Warhawk Take Flight

Advice. Perspective. Connections. These are the elements needed to help today’s students unlock their potential and achieve their goals.

AUM’s Career Development Center recently launched a new initiative, the Help A Warhwak Take Flight program, to connect alumni and community leaders with students who are eager for assistance with career advice, professional development, and networking.

For more information, contact the AUM Career Development Center at 334-244-3345 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Delta Zeta Celebrates 40 years with AUM

The Lambda Nu chapter of Delta Zeta sorority celebrated its 40th anniversary on campus, kicking off the festivities at the Alumni Homecoming Celebration on Friday, February 24th.  With many traveling from as far as Washington D.C., sixty DZ ladies visited AUM for this momentous occasion!

The current DZ chapter is made up of 38 members who work to support their national and local philanthropies, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the AUM Speech and Hearing Clinic. 

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Women Lead Society Offers Personal and Professional Development

A new student organization is offering AUM women an opportunity to build relationships on campus while preparing for successful careers.  The Women Lead Society aims to create a supportive environment which fosters leadership skills, global intelligence, networking strategies and development of commitment to community service and civic engagement.

The inaugural group shares a living and learning community in the P-40 Place residence hall, and each student is paired with a female administrator or professor as a mentor.  Students participate in professional development activities with their mentors throughout the year which will prepare them to take on leadership roles after graduation. Mentors regularly check in with their mentees and are always available by phone to advise their mentees when additional guidance is needed.  

After completing a year in the Women Lead Society, members will become mentors for the next group.  

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Class Notes

After an early retirement from his job in finance, AUM alumnus Matthew Morrow ’00, took on several new personal projects ranging from writing to mentoring.  He has since written four books including his most recent publication, The Business of Christianity, which is filled with stories from the life of a young Christian businessman.

Morrow earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn Montgomery in 2000.


Zandra Rudolph ’05 is currently on a waiting list to receive a double lung transplant and will be eventually relocate to Durham, North Carolina for the procedure.

Rudolph earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from AUM in 2005.


Christopher Adamczyk ’08, completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree and has accepted a position at the Amarillo Texas VA as a staff psychologist.

Adamczyk earned a Master of Psychology degree at AUM in 2008.


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