Auburn student from Dagsboro recognized for leadership

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) recently presented a Congressional Record detailing the leadership skills and accomplishments of Auburn University student Carol Linde on Oct. 7 at the Auburn Student Center.

Linde, a Dagsboro native who is this year’s recipient of Auburn’s Political Science Leadership Award, is a senior in the College of Liberal Arts, majoring in political science and psychology and minoring in English and women’s studies. Rogers presented Linde with a framed copy of the document.

“The Auburn faculty made a great decision in selecting Carol for this leadership award, and I am proud to be here to present this Congressional Record to her. She’s got a lot to be proud of,” Rogers said. “This says a lot about future opportunities for her.”

Each year, Auburn’s Department of Political Science recognizes a student leader who excels in both the classroom and the community.

“I’m honored to have been chosen and that my professors recognize my leadership qualities,” Linde said. “I’m really passionate about everything I do.”

Linde has a 4.0 grade point average and is the recipient of other awards, including the Sloan Y. Bashinsky Sr. and Sam Long Hutchinson endowed scholarships. She is on the Dean’s List and is a member of Auburn’s Honors Congress.

During her time at Auburn, Linde has worked as a peer instructor for first-year students in the Honors College, tutored student athletes and provided writing assistance for students through Auburn’s Miller Writing Center. Beyond campus, she has helped spearhead recycling efforts on football game days, assisted with the Food Bank of East Alabama and assisted local preschools’ Head Start programs.

“At Auburn, I found my way to political science and learned the importance of education,” she said.

Linde said she hopes to travel abroad to teach English following her graduation in May 2015 and eventually attend graduate school.