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Writing samples from my time as an intern and writer

Replicas of historic eagles installed at newly renovated Toomer's Corner

Published Aug. 22, 2014 on this website.

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"We recognized that these objects have a great history at Auburn, and that there must not be a loss of refinement and detail in the replication," Wagoner said. "Their history - the carved texture from the original artist's tools and the weathered surfaces - is all still there to be observed."

Auburn's O'Neill to lead international hospitality education organization

Published on Sept. 23, 2014 on this website.

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"For Auburn's Martin O'Neill, serving as president of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, or ICHRIE, is an opportunity to improve the quality of global education and promote the university's hotel and restaurant management program."

Getting to know faculty as 'real people'

Auburn's Faculty-In-Residence program

Published on Aug. 28, 2015 on this website.

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"Being a Faculty-In-Residence helps me connect with students on their time," Harris said. "It's been a big benefit because I am able to get to know students after hours and provide good career and academic scholarly advice. I am not here necessarily to enforce the rules, but to provide out-of-class support for my students."

Parents can learn a lot about kids by following the example of this award-winning professor

Written for a recipient of the Creative Research and Scholarship Award for the Auburn University Faculty Awards

Published Dec. 8, 2014 on this website. You can also see a video created for the story at this link.

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"Parents often find that no matter how much they prepare beforehand or think they know about children, they can learn more from simply watching and living the experience."

Makeover gives new look to Parkerson Mill Creek on Auburn's campus

Published July 31, 2014 on this website. Click this link to watch a video made to complement the feature story.

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"The restoration brought students, faculty and visitors together to understand more about water resources. This project incorporated experts in engineering, horticulture, soil science, environmental sciences, landscape architecture and urban planning."

Ralph Brown Draughon: not your average library

Published Dec. 8, 2014 on this website. You can also see a video created for the story at this link.

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"Finals week has arrived at Auburn University - a time of crammed study sessions and all-nighters. Luckily for Auburn students, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, or RBD, remains open 24 hours a day throughout the exam period, when it is arguably the busiest place on campus. "If the students participate in all the fun activities the library has to offer, they end up touring the entire library," MacEwan said. "First, we have to get them in the building."

Toomer's Corner reopens to continue a tradition

Published in the 2014 homecoming edition of the Auburn Tigers football program - pg. 147

This is a shortened and refocused version of my previously published "Replicas of historic eagles installed at newly renovated Toomer's Corner" story. This version talks about more changes and renovations to the campus entryway.

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"And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it."

Camp War Eagle counselors welcome the university's newest students to campus

Collaborative effort with Carol Nelson of OCM

Published June 25, 2014 on this website. You can also see a video created for the story at this link.

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"You are seeing Camp War Eagle in action, and those orange and blue-clad students are counselors welcoming Auburn's incoming freshmen and their families to campus and to college life."

Veterans Resource Center at Auburn University to host resource exposition Nov. 15

Published Nov. 11, 2014 on this website.

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"This event is critical because many veterans suffer through economically- and health-related situations, not knowing there may be resources to help alleviate some of their issues," said the center's director, Johnny Green. "For example, we see and talk to many veterans who don't know if the poor health they may be experiencing is related to their service. Often times it is, and even when they are not ill, many will qualify for other services and programs, including health care, education, home loans and careers."