Auburn Engineering’s Young Alumni Council welcomes new members

Published: Oct 5, 2020 8:02 AM

By Lauren Winton

The Auburn Engineering Young Alumni Council (YAC) welcomed eight new members in the fall of 2020, the largest class of new members to date. Each of the new members was notified of the appointment in September, and they will participate in the upcoming YAC Spring 2021 activities.

“We had such an excellent slate of nominees that the executive committee decided to welcome a large new member group this year,” said Wade Welch, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s engagement manager for the Office of Development and liaison for the YAC. “I know all of our new members will represent the college well and serve as valuable assets to the council.”

The council exists to serve students and alumni through a number of annual activities, including the successful mock interviews, which took place this fall the week before the virtual career fair. Alumni who are selected and participate on the council are those within fifteen years of graduation. They are potential candidates to later serve on the Auburn Engineering Alumni Council.

This year, the YAC was pleased to invite eight accomplished young engineers to their ranks, including:

  • Devante Brown, ’15 mechanical engineering, regional project engineer for Georgia Pacific;
  • Brad Cink, ’12 industrial and systems engineering, supply chain at Nuro, Inc.;
  • Will Culpepper, ’15 wireless engineering, data analyst for Southern Company;
  • Curry Glanton, ’12 civil engineering, project manager at Ra-lin and Associates;
  • Whitney Lampe, ’14 chemical engineering, account executive for building technologies and solutions at Johnson Controls;
  • Haley Shelley, ’14 and ’18 is a chemical and biomedical engineering graduate, senior scientist for Dove Men+Care;
  • Bess Waters, ’16 industrial and systems engineering, operations process manager for SW SPEED Services at Southwire Company;
  • Jeremy Woods, ’16 computer science and software engineering, software engineer at Google.

“These distinguished young alumni are the newest members of one of the most active and prestigious young alumni groups on campus,” Welch said. “I look forward to the spring meeting coming up next year when these new members can really start to get involved with the council.”

After years of service, four alumni will also roll off the council at the end of 2020, including:

  • Jordan Ross, ’09 and ’12 civil engineering, preconstruction manager for Hoar Construction;
  • Justin Drummond, ’07 civil engineering, president at Stone Building Company;
  • Julia Green, ’05 and ’07 civil engineering, environmental strategy and reporting supervisor at Southern Company;
  • J. Pruitt, ’05 electrical engineering, project manager at Mississippi Power Company.

“We are thankful for these great alumni and the work that they have done while on the Young Alumni Council,” Welch said.

Media Contact: Lauren Winton,, 334.844.5519
Young Alumni Council announces new members

Young Alumni Council announces new members

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