Ronald Jeffrey Weaver Endowment for Scholarships
A conversation with Andrew M. Weaver.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
I could think of no better way to honor my deceased son, who was a graduate of Auburn with a degree in finance. I am thankful for the individuals who contributed to this scholarship and those who will contribute in the future.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
I am a retired Professor Emeritus in the College of Education. I was a professor and administrator at the departmental and college levels. My son loved Auburn and everything it stands for. He was especially interested in football and attended all home games. At the time of his death he was an auditor in the Alabama Department of Education.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
While I am not an Auburn graduate, my wife Jackie and sons Andy and Ron were. All of the family were educators at different levels and positions. We became a part of the Auburn Family. The main things I loved about my work at Auburn were the students and colleagues. The students were and are the best students anywhere. One of my best “War Eagle” moments was being drafted by Ron to meet the returning football team at midnight after an away game during the Bo Jackson era.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I am happy that our scholarship helps students meet the increasing cost of a degree. Maybe it will influence them to share with Auburn when they are able to do so.