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Beverley Childress

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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

Hobbies: Reading/Gardening/Travel

Favorite Vacation Spots: Destin/Canadian Rockies/Virginia

Favorite Part of My Job: Helping students

Least Favorite Part of My Job: Writing/Paperwork




Beth Yarbrough

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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, visit every continent, and finish my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

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! 


Krysta Diehl

diehl photoHometown: 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 two grandchildren.  My stepson is a graduate of the University of Florida and my sons are both AU grads.

Interests: Reading good books, spending time with family, the beach, walking, going to the gym.

Favorite TV show: I am really hooked on Grey's Anatomy.

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.


Emily Williams


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Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA (a suburb of Atlanta)

Education: B.A. Sociology, Georgia State University (2003), M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, Auburn University (2004)

Favorite Foods: Mexican food, bagels, and Diet coke!

Favorite Pet: Lulu, our teacup Chihuahua.

Interest: Reading, running, going to gym, hanging out with friends, spending time with my family and husband, shopping, and cooking.

Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, anything on Food Network!

Favorite Quotes: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”-Ghandi; 

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”-Eleanor Roosevelt


Regina McGinty


Hometown: Notasulga, Alabama
Hobbies: Playing piano, spending time with grandchildren.
Years of Service at AU: 17 years
Years in COSAM: 9 years
Favorite Thing about Auburn: The life long friendships that I have made over the years.
My Goal for COSAM: To make every student feel comfortable and assured that there is someone who can help them and give them guidance in achieving their academic goals.  Also, adding a personal touch to show that every student matters.
Philosophy for Life: Every day is a gift from God; don’t waste it!



Dr. Larry Wit

Dr. Larry Wit

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Major: B.S. Zoology; M.S. Zoology; PhD Zoology/Physiology

Favorite Food: YES!

Favorite Wife: Nancy

Favorite Children: Three and holding

Favorite Grandchildren: Three and counting

Favorite Music: Classical, Sacred Choral, Southern Gospel

Hobbies: Photography/Reading

Favorite Part of Job: Teaching Mammalian Physiology and helping students

Least Favorite Part of Job: Making up tests



Mrs. Glenelle Lindsay

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Favorite Food: Seafood

Favorite Time of Year : Vacation time

Two People Who Stole My Heart: Arnold (husband) and Dylan (grandson)

Favorite Thing about Auburn : I love living in a college town and the excitement on football Saturdays.