The Joseph A. Kicklighter Endowed Professorship in History
The Joseph A. Kicklighter Endowed Professorship in History was established by alumni and friends of the Department of History to honor and preserve the legacy of a professor who has inspired thousands of Auburn University students. On September 7, 2006, Joseph A. Kicklighter received the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.
"Over the past 30 years, Dr. Joseph Kicklighter has played a big role in why so many students consider Auburn University to be such a special place. Whether you developed an appreciation for history and learning in one of Joe's legendary History 101 classes, got to know the humorous and selfless Joe during his involvement with numerous honor societies and student organizations, or you set two alarms so you wouldn't miss the excitement of Dr. Kicklighter's Greco-Roman or Medieval History classes, a smile surely must come to your face when you look back on your association with 'Dr. K.'"
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Thanks to generous donors, the professorship was established through a special program in which endowments could be established for half of the original $300,000 cost. Dr. Kicklighter's endowment was the first one to be completed under this temporary program. Donations to the endowment now total over $235,000, and we can still accept additional gifts to this fund -- the more money we collect, the more money gets awarded to a professor.
To make a donation, please print this donation form to accompany your check or use the Giving to Auburn secure online option. If using the online form, please choose "note other gift area" in the gifts designation section, type "Joseph Kicklighter Endowed Professorship / History" in the blank, and then enter the dollar amount of your contribution in the field immediately to the right.
Your contribution will be a tribute to a man whose enthusiasm for teaching and inspiring students exemplifies the Auburn spirit.
The History Department and College of Liberal Arts gratefully acknowledge and thank those who have donated thus far to the Joseph A. Kicklighter Endowed Professorship in History campaign.
Contributors include but are not limited to:
The Auburn University Foundation, by Board of Trustees mandate, is the designated recipient of gifts for the Auburn and Montgomery University's campuses. The Foundation is certified as a "qualified charitable organization" and meets the standards and requirements of the Internal Revenue Service within the meaning of IRS code Section 501(c)(3). Under this code, all contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes (subject to statutory limitations) and for federal estate and gift tax purposes. The Foundation's federal identification number for tax purposes is 63-6022422.
Last Updated: May 22, 2019