From The Tribune staff reports
AUBURN – Trussville native Hannah Brien has been selected as a Student Marshal for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering in Auburn University’s spring 2021 commencement ceremony.
Brien will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Each college enlists a committee to select a student marshal who best represents the values and level of excellence within the college and carry its flag at the front of the commencement procession.
While at Auburn, Brien has worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Lipke Lab, focusing on cardiac tissue engineering, completed a co-op with GE Aviation and participated in a variety of student organizations including the Biomedical Engineering Society; Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honor society; and Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional/social sorority for promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM.
“Hannah’s journey to graduation from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has required ‘work, hard work.’ An outstanding undergraduate researcher contributing to the future of engineered heart tissue, I know her academic pursuits and thirst for knowledge will continue to take her far in life,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering.
“Hannah is an excellent example of an Auburn engineer and I’m proud she will represent our college at commencement.”
Following graduation, Brien plans to pursue a doctorate in chemical and biological engineering.
Auburn’s commencement will once again take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium starting Friday, April 30.