Auburn Spotlight, James Beauchaine

"I want to graduate from Auburn with no regrets, claiming a proud legacy of memories and friendships."
James Beauchaine
Student Government Association Treasurer

Spotlight Interview

James Beauchaine was born and raised in Birmingham, where he attended Oak Mountain High School. He is majoring in biomedical sciences and hopes to attend medical school after he graduates. He is also seeking a minor in business, which coincides with his interest in business management and finance. He is currently serving as the Student Government Association treasurer. 

Why did you choose Auburn?

Growing up, I loved coming to Auburn football games with my family and with friends. We went to Tiger Walk and Toomer’s and participated in all the gameday traditions. I quickly grew to love the atmosphere of the campus and knew it was something I wanted to experience as a college student. I also love the small town feel that Auburn offers, making it a welcoming, hospitable community for students.

What made you choose to run for SGA Treasurer?

Two years ago, if you had asked me if running for SGA treasurer was anywhere on my radar and I would have confidently said no. It was not until my semester as a senator-at-large working on the Budget and Finance Committee that my desire to serve SGA in a larger capacity was sparked. I loved actively engaging in the duties and responsibilities of the Budget and Finance Committee. It was through this experience that I learned of the need to provide students with further insight into the process of allocating student activity funds. After praying a lot about it, God gave me the peace I needed to make the decision to run for SGA treasurer. I am very blessed to have the support of my peers inspiring me to diligently serve them.

What's the best piece of advice you've been given while in college?

I think the best piece of advice I’ve been given is to cherish each moment of the Auburn collegiate experience and ensure I am continually investing in others. Knowing my time here at Auburn is limited, but the friends I make and the lives I pour into can last a lifetime, motivates me. I want to graduate from Auburn with no regrets, claiming a proud legacy of memories and friendships.

What is your favorite Auburn tradition?

Hands down, my favorite Auburn tradition is Hey Day. This is Auburn’s longest-standing tradition and I always love seeing how many people are a part of it each year. It’s so special, not only to see the Auburn students, faculty and staff come together on the Campus Green and share in community with one another, but also to see campus-wide investment through attendance and donations. I also love the conversations, interactions and new friendships formed as a result of this unique day on our campus.