Auburn honors Weaver

Published 8:22 am Wednesday, August 9, 2006

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
Brewton resident Earl H. &#8220Buddy” Weaver was recently received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during summer graduation ceremonies at Auburn University. The ceremony was held in Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum on Monday.
Outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic demonstrated by the honoree are some of the characteristics exhibited by Weaver to earn him the honor.
Weaver knew about the honor a couple of weeks before the presentation and was able to have some of his family attend the ceremony with him.
Those attending the ceremony with Weaver were his wife, Sandra, his sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Bernie Wall, his daughters Suzanne Simmer and Laura Grier, his son-in-law, Jeff Zimmer and his grandchildren Joshua and James Zimmer, Allen, Camilla and Caroline Grier.
Auburn University Interim President Ed Richardson spoke at a luncheon prior to the actual ceremony and presented a plaque to Weaver commemorating the special day.
Weaver has previously earned three degrees from Auburn University, including a doctorate of education.
He serves as the co-chairman of the &#8220It Begins at Auburn” campaign, a six-year organized effort by alumni volunteers to raise $500 million in new private support for the college. To date, the campaign has raised nearly $400 million.
Weaver is known locally and throughout the state as a major figure in Alabama's forestry-related industries for more than two decades.