2009-2010 Cook leadership scholars named

Published: Dec 7, 2009 1:46:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

Mark Glassford and Sequoyah Patrick, two students in Auburn University's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have been named Tim Cook Leadership Scholars for the 2009-2010 academic year. Founded by Auburn industrial and systems engineering alumnus Tim Cook '82, chief operating officer of Apple Inc., the scholarship recognizes students in the department with significant academic achievements and strong evidence of non-academic university involvement and leadership, as well as strong evidence of community involvement.

Glassford is a senior from Birmingham. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Mi Pu honor societies. In the past year, he has volunteered with the Big Event, Habitat for Humanity of Birmingham, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Storybook Farm and Auburn Impact. Glassford completed his co-op experience with Tubular Products Company in Birmingham. Upon graduation in May, he would like to use the principles, ideas and methods of industrial engineering to solve problems presented in medical and educational systems.

Patrick, a senior from Athens, Ala., is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the AT&T Minority Engineering Program, where she tutors incoming freshman and underclassmen in science and math courses. She is involved in various community service organizations and has worked as a volunteer at the Salvation Army and at the East Alabama Food Bank. On campus, Patrick is a member of the Auburn University cheerleading squad, which not only supports Auburn athletics, but volunteers within the Auburn community. She is also actively involved in Project Uplift, where she mentors a 9-year-old boy once a week. Patrick interned during the summer with Eaton Corporation, where she worked on plant improvement processes and developing cost savings.