Gail McKean Yeagley Scholarship

A conversation with Robin and Sandy Batten.

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
We likely have a somewhat unusual relationship with Auburn compared with other scholarship providers, as neither of us attended Auburn. Our niece did. It was then that we discovered that Auburn is a top-notch, yet reasonably priced, university. We had always wanted to help to educate the next generation. Auburn is a really good school where our modest means could provide the most scholarship assistance. We are really excited that our scholarship has already aided so many Auburn students and look forward to it helping many more in the future.

What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
The scholarship is named in memory of Robin’s mother, Gail McKean Yeagley, who badly wanted to attend college but didn’t have the opportunity.