Contributed by OLLI
Dr. Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University, will present “Rambling Around in Horticulture” at OLLI’s Alabama Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series on Oct. 28. The presentation will be streamed via Facebook Live on OLLI at Auburn’s Facebook page at 12 p.m. CST.
Gogue returned to his alma mater on July 16, 2007, as Auburn University’s 18th president and retired as president emeritus on July 1, 2017. He was appointed by the university’s Board of Trustees to serve as interim president effective July 8, 2019, and appointed the university’s 20th president effective Feb. 7, 2020. The Waycross, Georgia, native earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn and a doctorate in horticulture from Michigan State University.
Gogue is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key honor societies, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Sigma Xi scientific research society and the National Society of Scabbard and Blade, the honorary military society for all branches of service. He met his wife, Susie, in the eighth grade, and they married during their undergraduate years at Auburn. Susie Gogue also earned two Auburn degrees. They are the parents of three children and have one grandchild.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) hosts its Fall Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. via Facebook Live on OLLI at Auburn’s Facebook page at (facebook.com/OLLIatAuburn). The program begins at 12 p.m. CST. The program is open to the public at no charge.
OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property, 1031 South College St., Auburn, Alabama.
For more information regarding this event or to learn about becoming a Volunteer Faculty Member, Volunteer Service Assistant or sponsor, please contact Shawnee McKee, OLLI Administrative Support, at 334-844-3146, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at olliatauburn.org.