Meet our Staff
Mrs. Beverley Childress
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Major: B.S. in Secondary Education (History); M.A. in Counseling
Favorite Foods: Pizza/Chocolate
Favorite Husband: Boyd
Favorite Pet: Bee, our Boston terrier
Favorite Music: Country/Boomer Rock
Favorite Vacation Spots: Destin/Canadian Rockies/Virginia
Favorite Part of My Job: Helping students
Least Favorite Part of My Job: Writing/Paperwork
Dr. Beth Yarbrough
Hometown: Homewood, Alabama
Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Watching AU sports
Favorite Season: Baseball
Favorite Food: Ice cream
Favorite Place in Auburn: Plainsman Park (Section 101, Row L, Seat 11 to be exact)
Other Things I Love: Art, Movies, Beating Bama
Things I Don’t Love: Paperwork, People who can’t laugh at themselves, Coconut
Random Fact: I was a DJ at WEGL, 91.1 FM for two years.
Long Term Goals: Visit every state, and visit every continent.
Best Advice: Take charge of every aspect of your college experience. It’s all yours and, ultimately, you are the only one who can make it work. That means study hard, know the rules, talk to your professors (and me), meet people who enjoy the same things you do, eat well, sleep and get some exercise, and HAVE FUN!
Mrs. Krysta Diehl (prounounced "deal")
Hometown: Plant City, Florida
Major: B.A. Education, University of South Florida; M.S. Counseling, Columbus State University
Favorite Food: Spanish food because I grew up close to Ybor City in Tampa. I also love Italian cooking; occasionally, a really good cheeseburger, and chocolate.
Family: Husband, John. We have three grown sons and six grandchildren. Two of our sons graduated from Auburn and one from the University of Florida.
Interests: Reading good books, spending time with family, the beach, walking, and painting.
Favorite TV show: I like NCIS and The Good Wife.
Best Advice: Take advantage of all Auburn has to offer. Don't be afraid to get outside your comfort zone. This is a unique time in your life to explore your interests and make new friends.
Mrs. Anna Burchett
Hometown: Dothan, AL
Major: B.A. Psychology, Auburn University; M.S. Counseling and Psychology, Troy University
Family: Husband, Greg. We have a son, Emerson, who is two years old.
Interests: Reading, cooking, travel, running, spending time with family and friends
Favorite Musicians: Joe Purdy, Joshua James, Bon Iver, Angus and Julia Stone, Ray LaMontagne.
Favorite Quote: Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
Best Advice Given to Me: Every person you meet, every single one, is looking for their story. There are no exceptions. You become part of it by how you treat them.
Ms. Meredith Jones
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Major: B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Dental Concentration (Auburn University ’12), M.Ed in Counselor Education, Student Affairs Emphasis (Clemson University ’14)
Favorite Season: College Football Season (WAR EAGLE!)
Hobbies: Travel, running, spending time outdoors
Favorite TV Shows: One Tree Hill, Nashville, Gossip Girl
Best Auburn Memory: Beating Alabama in the 2013 Iron Bowl, 34-28, when Chris Davis made the 109-yard return from Bama’s missed field goal (I cried when we won, and then joined the rest of the stadium on the field to celebrate).
Best Advice: Study more than a week in advance for a test, get to know your professors, join an organization, and step outside your comfort zone. Soak up every minute and every second of your college career… it flies by WAY faster than you think!
Mrs. Kristin Smith
Hometown: Jackson, Alabama
Education: B.S. Broadcast Journalism, Troy University (2007); M.B.A. General Management, Troy University (2009)
Favorite Foods: Fajitas, California Chicken Salad, Cheeseburger Minis, Chocolate
Interests: Spending time with family and friends and my dog "Trixie," traveling, riding our motorcycle with my husband and most anything outdoors.
Favorite TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy and Blue Bloods
Favorite Quote: Proverbs 3: 5-6- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Mrs. Glenelle Lindsay
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Time of Year : Vacation time
Three People Who Stole My Heart: Arnold (husband) and Dylan and Cade (grandsons)
Favorite Thing about Auburn : I love living in a college town and the excitement on football Saturdays.
Last Updated: 06/07/2016