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125 Years of Auburn Women: Looking to the past to encourage women leaders of the future

In 1856, what is now Auburn University, was then known as East Alabama Male College. It wasn't until 36 years later when the University finally opened its doors to women. Now, 125 years later, a campus-wide celebration has begun to acknowledge the successful Auburn women of the past and to encourage the women of the future. "The idea of ‘125 Years of Auburn Women’ came out of Development and the Office of Alumni Affairs," said Barbara Baker, executive director of the Women's Leadership Institute. "This celebration is to commemorate how there have been so many outstanding women graduates that have come through Auburn."


A Plainswoman: Why you should care about 125 years of women

An opinion piece published by Lily Jackson, managing editor of The Auburn Plainsman. Ms. Lily Jackson is actively involved as a part of the Women’s Leadership Institute and will be involved in the 125 Years of Auburn Women Celebration.


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.


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Women in leadership positions at Auburn University


Last Updated: July 08, 2020