Staff

Hope Stockton
Hope Stockton, Director

Hope Stockton earned her bachelor's degree in finance and history from Huntingdon College, a master's degree in management from Troy University, and is a PhD Candidate in Adult Education at Auburn University. She initially came to Auburn in 2003 as the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership in the College of Business. Prior to her employment with Auburn, Stockton spent 13 years in healthcare management and worked for the United States Army Budget Office in Vicenza, Italy. She brings 23 years of administrative and financial management experience to the office along with extensive experience in planning, developing and administering professional and continuing education programs. As the director, she provides leadership and administrative, financial and academic management for the Office of Professional and Continuing Education.

John Freeze
John Freeze, Associate Director

John Freeze joined the Office of Professional and Continuing Education in the Fall of 2008. His prior service in higher education includes working as a software trainer at Texas A&M University and as the program manager for the Center for Cybercrime Investigation Training at the University of Tennessee. John holds a Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master's degree from Texas A&M University. His responsibilities include providing leadership within the Office of Professional and Continuing Education and working to develop and market new training programs to be delivered through OPCE.

Patricia Bloser
Patricia Bloser

Bio coming soon.

Brian Bradford
Brian Bradford, Senior Program Developer

Brian J. Bradford has spent over 20 years training, developing, and improving the performances of people in a variety of industries and settings. His background includes professional development work with regional banks and he has trained sales and customer service leaders in 15 different states. Brian’s expertise focus includes customer service, leadership development and high impact sales skills training. As a consultant for the Alabama Bankers Association, he consistently provided training and development for financial professionals throughout the state. In addition to his experience in the banking and financial services industries, Brian also worked in the telecommunications industry, designing and facilitating classes on effective communication skills, leadership development, motivating employees, resolving conflict, problem solving, and providing effective customer service. Brian worked as a Regional Development Trainer for T-Mobile’s Southeast Region, where he developed frontline employees and regional leaders in six states. He also worked as the Learning & Development Manager for T-Mobile’s financial care call center in Birmingham, AL, where he led an award-winning team of trainers for the 500 employee center. Brian holds a BS degree in Education from Auburn University and an MS degree in Counseling/Educational Psychology.

Jeffrey Dyal
Jeffrey Dyal, Professional Development

Bio coming soon.

Myra Girard
Myra Girard, Professional Development

Bio coming soon.

Danell LaPread
Danell LaPread, Executive Secretary

Danell LaPread was employed for 20 years by a local manufacturer where her work was principally in the field of human resources. She joined the Office of Professional and Continuing Education in 2002, and provides support with Road Scholar, OLLI@AUBURN, and Community Course programs. Danell also works with registrations and graphic publications.

Marsha Peters
Marsha Peters, Office Supervisor

Marsha Peters has been with Auburn University since 1987. She joined the Office of Professional and Continuing Education in 1991. She provides administrative support in the role of finances, payroll, human resources and general office proceedings. Marsha grew up in Auburn and continues to love living in the loveliest village on the plains with her family.

Morgan Rigsby
Morgan Rigsby, Continuing Ed Office Assistant

Morgan Rigsby has worked in banking and insurance for 7 ½ years prior to coming to Auburn University. She joined the Office of Professional and Continuing Education in March 2014 and provides administrative support for OPCE conferences and Alabama Cooperative Extension Services programs. Morgan lives in Auburn with her husband and two children. Being a lifelong Auburn fan, she loves being part of the Auburn Family.

Claire Twardy
Claire Twardy, Professional Development / CE Programs

Claire Twardy received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia. She is the coordinator for the Tax & Accounting Professional Seminars, AP Summer Institute, and coordinates other professional development programs. Her background includes event planning and marketing. She and her husband, Joe, live in Auburn and love it! They have two daughters, Sara and Anna, recent graduates of Auburn University.

Shavon Williams
Shavon Williams

Bio coming soon.

Last Updated: September 19, 2014