COE alum pens book, “Growing Up Auburn”

August 24, 2017

Growing Up Auburn Book CoverCollege of Education graduate Ricketta Bland Wilson, ’98, of Heflin, Alabama, has written a new book entitled Growing Up Auburn.  Publisher Mascot Books describes it as “the perfect book for Auburn family of all ages. It begins with the birth of an Auburn baby, features favorite Auburn traditions and different aspects of college life, and ends with the birth of a new Auburn generation.” The book also includes journal pages for family and friends to record special memories or notes of well-wishes.

Wilson spent nearly 19 years in public school education.

“I graduated from Auburn in December of 1998, and feel it was a great blessing to have had such excellent professors and successful field experiences through Auburn.”

How the book came about is a story in itself.


Ricketta Wilson and family with Aubie

“Last summer, I wrote a poem that turned into this book. When my son was attending Auburn’s baseball camp, I made the first call to Mascot Books and they accepted my idea. One year later, I’m ready to share my book with my Auburn family!”


Congratulations Ricketta, and War Eagle!