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First African American woman in space delivers Extraordinary Women Lecture

First African American woman in space delivers Extraordinary Women Lecture

Nearly 24 years have passed since Mae Jemison went into space aboard the shuttle Endeavor, but her commitment to continuing the study of space exploration has not changed. Jemison shared about her ongoing projects and successes at the Extraordinary Women Lecture at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Feb. 17. Her lecture was entitled, "On Fear, Audacity, and the Importance of Inclusion." Read more.

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Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Burkett, Social Work Elizabeth Burkett

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Burkett, a senior majoring in social work. Burkett discusses her involvement as an athletic recruiter, an intern at Give Kids the World Village, and a volunteer with Expressions of a BraveHeart. 

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Alumni

Take 5 with Chase Mitchell, Sketch Writer for 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' Chase Mitchell

Chase Mitchell writes jokes that can be heard by a few million people on any given night. A sketch writer for  The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Mitchell got his start in writing while a student at Auburn and has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Writer's Guild of America Award.

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Faculty

Faculty Spotlight: Tessa Carr, Department of Theatre Tessa Carr

Dr. Tessa Carr, theatre professor, is the artistic director for the Mosaic Theatre Company and says her position here is her dream job because it combines engaged community-based theatre work, and brought her back home.

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