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Bridget Peters

The ability to offer dynamic programs and provide financial assistance enables the Graduate School to attract stellar students doing meaningful work: students like Bridget Peters. Peters is a doctoral candidate in the School of Kinesiology researching why just a few days of aerobic exercise per week decreases heart-attack damage. With almost one million heart attacks suffered in the United States each year, Peters’ research has enormous implications for such a widespread public health issue.

Throughout my graduate studies at Auburn, I have been blessed with the generous support of donors like Mr. Jim Spearman. Thanks to the Spearman Graduate Fellowship, I can immerse myself in this groundbreaking research without having to worry about how I’m going to pay for my academic expenses. Having met with Mr. Spearman many times, I know he genuinely cares about me and my graduate studies, and that means the world to me.


Because of Mr. Spearman’s gift, Peter has been able to focus solely on her doctoral studies and her work in Auburn’s Cardioprotection Laboratory. “The financial contributions from Mr. Spearman and other donors are invaluable to graduate students like me. Thank you for all that you for graduate studies at Auburn University.