Auburn Public Servants
In honor of this 9/11 10th year anniversary, I thought it fitting to recognize some Auburn Alum public servants who might not be the most well-known Auburn men and women.
"I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God." - Auburn Creed
-Gen. Holland Smith (1901) -United States Marine Corps General "father of modern U.S. amphibious warfare"
-Major Gen. Wilton B. Persons (1916)- Special Adviser to President Eisenhower
-Miller Reese Hutchison (1897)- Inventor of the electric hearing aid and Klaxon automobile horn
-Millard Fuller (1957)- founder of Habitat for Humanity
-Ken Mattingly (1958)- astronaut, Apollo 13 (pulled), Apollo 16 (spacewalk), STS-4, STS-51-C
-Don Logan (1966)- Former CEO of Time, Inc, and former Chairman of Time Warner Cable
- Richard Myers (1967, M.S.)- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the United States of America
- Kathryn Thornton (1974)- astronaut, second US woman in space, spacewalk, STS-33, STS-73
- Donda West (1980, Ph.D)- mother to rapper Kanye West, former chair of English department at Chicago State University.
- Timothy D. Cook (1982)- CEO, Apple Inc.
- Jimmy Wales (1989)- co-founder of Wikipedia
- Susan Whitson (1991)- Press Secretary, Office of First Lady Laura Bush
- Johnny Micheal Spann (1992)- first American killed in combat after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan
- Stephen Huss (2000)- 2005 Wimbledon Men's Doubles champion — the first ever as a qualifier
- Richard Marcinko (M.A. Political Science)- founder U.S. Navy SEAL Team SIX and Red Cell
"And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it. " - AU Creed