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Guest Editorial: AUM at 40

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - In 1969 Auburn University at Montgomery offered students its first classes downtown in the old Bell Street campus of AUM. Two years later students would attend at the new location off Taylor Road in east Montgomery. There were only two buildings on the 500 acre campus at that time.

In the past 4 decades Auburn Montgomery has added facilities for nursing, the sciences, business, education and liberal arts and physical Ed, including baseball, softball, soccer, and tennis… plus two residence halls, a theatre, a bookstore, a computer lab, and more.

Enrollment has grown from a mere 600 students then, to nearly 6,000 this year… and the goal is 8,000 in the next few years. Programs of study have increased from 16 to 90 and Continuing Ed now enrolls 10,000.

Plans for a 70,000 square foot wellness center with an indoor pool, ball courts and workout facilities will certainly help reach that enrollment goal.

It has been amazing to watch a university grow at this pace and to see the impact AUM is having on the River Region, economically, culturally, and though the knowledge and skills of its graduates - the vast majority of whom stay in the Montgomery area. I am one of those graduates.

Thank you, AUM, for my education, and congratulations Auburn Montgomery, on your 40th birthday.

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