Engineering student advisor named Auburn University Employee of the Year

By Virginia Speirs

Published: Jun 7, 2021 12:00:00 AM

From left to right: Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services; Laura Olds, student advisor, Tara Jones, associate vice president for constituent development; Tammy Walker, senior manager for human resources; Karla McCormick, associate vice president for human resources From left to right: Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services; Laura Olds, student advisor, Tara Jones, associate vice president for constituent development; Tammy Walker, senior manager for human resources; Karla McCormick, associate vice president for human resources

Laura Olds, student advisor in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services, is one of Auburn University's newest Employees of the Year.

Employee of the Year honorees were chosen out of 40 Spirit of Excellence winners recognized by Auburn University’s Office of Human Resources during last month’s Employee Recognition Program. 

Olds graduated from Auburn in 2006 with a degree in German and literature. Ten years later, she returned to Auburn for a second bachelor's degree in international trade with a minor in business. She has been on staff at Auburn since 2013.

According to Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services, Olds has worked “countless hours” to benefit her students.

“[Olds] has created several procedures and processes that have significantly improved the administration of advising services,” Moore said. "This service is well beyond normal expectations and has garnered the respect of advisors both within Engineering Student Services and within the departments."

Media Contact: Jeremy Henderson, jdh0123@auburn.edu, 334-844-3591

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