Magen Kristen Nix Memorial Scholarship
A conversation with Dr. Patricia R. Nix.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
My granddaughter loved Auburn. When she was killed in an automobile accident while a freshman at Auburn, I thought it was a fitting way to honor her memory.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
Magen was a smart, loving person with a wicked sense of humor. She loved to have fun. She also studied hard and planned to be a pharmacist.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
My husband and I lived in Auburn from 1965-1967. He finished school and I taught school. We lived in married student housing with two young children. At the end of the month, we didn’t have much money left for groceries. All the married students in our building would pool our food and have potluck dinners toward the end of the month. We didn’t have to do without food.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope the recipients study hard and do well because they don’t have to worry so much about paying their tuition.