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Alma Holladay Professorship

The Alma Holladay Endowed Professorship in Civic Engagement was created to recognize a professor who excels in outreach and engagement. Recipients serve as positive role models for colleagues and students in strengthening and advancing outreach in the College of Liberal Arts. The professorship is named for Alma Holladay, who graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in math and science in 1938, a bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1941, and a master’s degree in education in 1964. She taught high-school math in Etowah County, Alabama, from 1938 to 1940. For 30 years, she worked as a county home economist with Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, employed jointly by county government, Auburn University Extension Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She enjoyed genealogy and traveling the world and was a well-known historian and long-time supporter of Auburn University.