Auburn University Receives Historic Donation
Auburn University alumni give the college its largest donation in the school’s 160-year history. 1957 graduates John and Rosemary Brown are committing $57 million to Auburn to fund a new performing arts center and a student achievement center in the engineering college. Brown was CEO of medical device maker Stryker Corp., and his wife taught mathematics for nearly 30 years. To date Auburn has raised more than $775 million as part of its "Because this is Auburn" capital campaign. Leaders want to fund thousands of new scholarships and teaching positions, develop new program and improve facilities on campus.