College to host Engineering Spirit Week events

Published: Nov 12, 2020 3:20 PM

By Cassie Montgomery

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will host a series of events to celebrate Engineering Spirit Week, kicking off on Wednesday, Nov. 18 on the Gavin Garden in front of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center.

“A common theme among students is feeling burned out with the abundance of virtual classes and events. This sparked the idea for the college to spread positivity and uplifting messages to students,” said Hillary Allen, corporate relations coordinator. “What better way to celebrate students than hosting an Engineering Spirit Week in collaboration with 100+ Women Strong, Student Services, Engineering Young Alumni Council and the Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations.”

The week’s events include:

  • Encouraging quotes posted throughout the engineering campus from members of the Engineering Young Alumni Council starting Nov. 13.
  • “Start Your Day Strong” with coffee and pastries from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 18, sponsored by 100+ Women Strong.
  • “Popcorn and Positivity” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19, hosted by Career Development and Corporate Relations and sponsored by International Paper.
  • A grab-and-go Engineering Tailgate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 20, hosted by Student Services.

“We have so many fun things planned and we hope to see as many students as possible,” Allen said. “Just a reminder – a mask will be required. You might even see your favorite tiger make an appearance. All engineering students are welcomed.”

Allen noted that the college plans to make Engineering Spirit Week a regular event.

“We intend to make this a tradition each semester to celebrate the hard work and dedication our engineering students display,” she said.

Media Contact: Cassie Montgomery,, 334.844.3668
Engineering Spirit Week events will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Engineering Spirit Week events will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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