AU-etheridge

11/3/99

Bob Lowry

AU PHOTOGRAPHER'S SHOT SELECTED AS GOVERNOR'S OFFICIAL PHOTO

AUBURN -- A photograph shot by Jeff Etheridge of Opelika, who is manager of Auburn University's Photographic Services, has been selected by Gov. Don Siegelman as his official portrait.

Etheridge made the photograph of Siegelman on April 1 with the governor at his desk at his state Capitol office. As governor, Siegleman serves as president of the AU Board of Trustees.

Etheridge, 36, who has been photographing AU since 1988, was promoted to manager of the Photographic Services in 1995

A native of Sylacauga, Etheridge was a photographer and manager for commercial photo operations in Birmingham and Sylacauga before joining AU.

He was named AU's "Employee of the Year" in 1995.

In 1997, Etheridge won second place in the People and Portraits Division of the University Photographers' Association of America annual slide competition. He won for his image of an Auburn basketball player.

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