Kyle Marchuk

Senior, marketing; minor, supply chain management
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business

Kyle Marchuk is a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in supply chain management. He grew up in Roswell, Georgia, and attended Blessed Trinity Catholic High School. Since his freshman year, Kyle has been a part of Freshman Leadership Programs, The LeaderShape Institute and Student Recruiters. Kyle currently serves as an Auburn Athletics Department head marketing intern and is president of the Auburn University chapter of Active Minds, which he began in fall 2013. Kyle was selected as the winner of the student speaker contest for the second annual This is Auburn Speaker Series. Kyle will speak along with Auburn faculty, staff and alumni on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Auburn Alumni Center.

1. What do you hope students will gain from hearing you speak at the "This is Auburn." Speaker Series?

I want to encourage students, faculty and alumni to take advantage of the various involvement opportunities here at Auburn. I want people to hear about my Auburn moments and be motivated to create their own. I feel like my leadership experiences have provided me with the confidence to take initiative and focus on one of my passions, mental health awareness.

2. Why are you passionate about mental health awareness?

At the end of my freshman year I lost one of my best friends, Keller (a student at another university), to suicide. It had a great impact on both my community back home as well as on my life. In that loss I was inspired to raise awareness about mental health at Auburn. From there, I founded the Auburn chapter of Active Minds, which seeks to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses and works closely with Student Counseling Services.

3. How do you feel these experiences have prepared you for your future plans and goals?

These experiences have helped me cultivate leadership skills and meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime. These relationships have taught me about communication, responsibility and the power of hard work. I value those skills, as well as everything that Auburn has taught me, both inside and outside of the classroom. I plan to continuously live out what I have learned.

4. What is your favorite Auburn memory?

The 2013 football season for sure! Being from Georgia, I specifically loved the Auburn vs. Georgia game due to our school's history and rivalry. The 2013 Iron Bowl was also the craziest and best football game I have ever attended. I even had the opportunity to go out to Pasadena and watch the National Championship, despite the outcome. I will forever cherish that season.

5. What are your plans after graduation?

I plan on moving back to Atlanta and doing sales and marketing for Georgia-Pacific. I am very excited for the road ahead!

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2015

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