David M. Granger
BIRMINGHAM HONOR STUDENT GOT 200,00TH DEGREE FROM AUBURN
AUBURN -- A Birmingham honors student -- Sara B. Hazlett -- was identified as Auburn University's 200,000th degree recipient during spring quarter commencement ceremonies on June 11.
Alfred Brown, head of Auburn's Department of Botany and Microbiology, said it was fitting that Hazlett received the 200,00th degree recognition.
"I wrote a letter of recommendation for her and I called her a renaissance woman," Brown said. "That's what she is. In addition to an outstanding academic record in the sciences, she also studied Shakespeare on summer at Oxford in England and she's done a lot of volunteer work with children and the disabled."
AU's 200,000 degrees date back to 1859 when Auburn was known as East Alabama Male College.
CONTACT: AU Registrar John Fletcher, 334/844-4770; or Brown, 334'844-1661.