Thomas and Ernestine Moody Scholarship
A conversation with Mike Moody.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
This scholarship was created for love of Auburn and love of my parents.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
We love Auburn University and we hope that they truly benefit from their time on the Plains and that they grow to love Auburn as much as we do!
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
I have a trunk full of Auburn memories that I cherish, and they didn’t stop accumulating once I graduated. While I had the most fun as my time as a student, I have remained close to the university and come “home” as often as possible. I still have good friends living around the country that I keep in touch with. I met these folks over 30 years ago and every time we get together we re-live some of those beautiful moments that could only have happened at Auburn.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope the recipients receive a solid education and positive life experiences that will forever shape their future. I hope their Auburn foundation will enable them to be highly successful in life, not just financially, but in the way they treat people and the contributions they are able to make to society.