Each issue Auburn Magazine brings you insightful, artful stories about Auburn alumni located throughout the world, students and faculty doing world-class research and scholarship, and programs and people who are making a difference in our world.
Follow the recent research and developments on campus. Get updated on the progress report in our Philanthropy section and read the latest from Because this is Auburn – A Campaign for Auburn University. Want more? Read about Auburn alumni on screen, on stage, on the page and in the gallery in Mixed Media. Then take a stroll through the past with AU Libraries in Auburn’s Attic.
Auburn Alumni Association President Jack Fite ’85 recognizes life members who participated in the $1 million challenge. Catch up with friends by reading the classnotes from alumni each issue. See what your classmates are talking up on social media. Remember to tag us in your Auburn pics with #AuburnAlumni.
Have you recently had a job promotion, married or had an addition to your family? Send us your classnote. Have a story idea or interested in submitting a letter to the editor? Remember to add your class year and/or member entity number. We love hearing from our alumni. War Eagle!
Since its debut as a magazine in Spring 1994, Auburn Magazine has won more than two dozen regional and national awards for writing, design and printing excellence, but our roots stretch back to the formation of the Auburn Alumni Quarterly newsletter in 1912.
For more than a century, we have connected Auburn men and women back to the institution they love—whether they called it Alabama Polytechnic Institute or Auburn University. Because at the core of all we do, we “believe in Auburn and love it.”
Editor of Auburn Magazine since 2013, Suzanne Johnson has a 35-year track record in producing award-winning magazines for higher education institutions, with more than 50 regional and national awards for writing and editing. She’s a native of Marion County, Ala.
Aaron Blackmon '10
Information Technology Specialist
Shannon Bryant-Hankes '84
Shannon joined the Alumni Affairs staff in 1998 to art direct Auburn Magazine. As a member of the magazine team, she has been instrumental in helping the magazine staff acquire numerous awards for quality and design of the publication. An Auburn alum with a BFA in Visual Arts, Shannon brings to the staff over 30 years of experience in corporate print and digital design.
Jeff Etheridge is the director of photography for Auburn University. During his 25 years with Auburn he has promoted the university through photographs and documented historic events such as the December 2, 1989 “First Time Ever Football Game” and the epic “Last Roll of the Famous Toomer Trees.” Jeff was project director for two coffee table books that document the university’s history and has won numerous awards for his photographs. He has been principal photographer for Auburn Magazine since 2006.
Art & Design Specialist
Heather joined Auburn Magazine in 2016. Having worked in design agencies and higher education, she brings more than 15 years of versatile award-winning experience in branding, print and web design to the magazine. She lives in Auburn with her husband, two daughters, and a very tolerant Westie named Ernie.