Al and Dudley Cook Endowed Scholarship in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and College of Human Sciences

A conversation with Al Cook.

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
Dudley and I wanted to give back to Auburn and assist in helping students reach their goals.

What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
We are retired and very dedicated Auburn fans of everything Auburn. My entire career involved the creation of jobs and my greatest satisfaction was to in some small way help someone achieve a better way of life for themselves and their family.

Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
Dudley and I met on a blind while we were students in 1971. Auburn is the reason we got together and have remained together for 45 years. My favorite tradition is seeing the eagle fly before events…I get chill bumps every time I see its flight.

What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope this scholarship provides assistance in attaining their goals.