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Auburn University: Auburn’s Honors College profiled in recent issue of Town & Country

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As part of its feature story on the growing trend of college students from across the U.S. enrolling at Southern institutions, Town & Country, one of the country’s oldest continually published general interest magazines, featured Auburn University’s Honors College in its most recent issue.

“It is wonderful to see the Honors College featured in a widely recognized publication like Town & Country,” said Tiffany Sippial, Honors College director. “The increased student interest in Auburn has certainly translated to increased applications to the Honors College, especially students from states afar who understand and appreciate the appeal of a campus like Auburn.”

In addition to highlighting students from states that include New York, Illinois and California, the article emphasized the growing number of students from the Northeast who enroll at universities in the South, including Auburn, that offer more traditionally collegiate settings.

Emphasizing broader opportunities for students to engage, the article featured Brennan Vincent, an engineering major from New York who enrolled at Auburn and joined the Honors College in fall 2021, one of nearly 300 students who attended Auburn from the Northeast. Citing the campus community and opportunities for engagement, Vincent represents a growing cohort of first-year students electing to attend college out of state.

“Out of all the campuses I toured, it was easily the most beautiful,” Vincent told Town & Country. While surrounded by students enjoying the outdoors, playing frisbee and having picnics, she said, “Everyone just looked so happy. I was like, ‘This is where I need to go.’”

Offering a variety of high-impact, on-campus opportunities that include new class offerings encompassing study abroad and global excursions, the article cited the Honors College for its continued emphasis on providing students with opportunities for elevated academic, research and service experiences.

“As Auburn continues to attract highly motivated and talented students, we are building a stronger community of diverse scholars who see the value in our programs in preparing them for their careers or advanced study,” Sippial said.

Now a sophomore, Vincent is grateful for her Auburn student experience, attributing it to many of the institution’s traditions, such as the homecoming parade.

“I never had a homecoming queen in high school. It’s strange seeing that in college,” she said. “There are these huge floats that the sororities make. It’s so weird, but at the same time, it’s so much fun. It’s like being a tourist in your own town.”

The most recent edition of Town & Country is available on newsstands.