|SEC Scholarship Recipient Sam Gillikin|
Second-year Auburn MBA candidate and former Auburn baseball player Sam Gillikin recently was named a recipient of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded to SEC athletes who embody the community spirit of the conference. To be eligible, an individual must be a NCAA varsity letter winner and enrolled as a full time graduate student or in a professional program.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said that the scholarship is awarded to those SEC athletes who excel "not only in competition and in the classroom, but also by contributing to their communities."
Gillikin is involved in many philanthropic organizations, most dedicated to helping children in need, including the Jason Dufner Foundation, Project Uplift and Toys for Tots. He also is involved in the Auburn Leadership Institute. Gillikin is pursing a career in corporate and investment banking. Upon graduation, he will join Regions Securities in Atlanta as a corporate banking analyst.
The scholarship is named for former SEC Associate Commissioner Brad Davis, who also was an Auburn alumnus. He received his bachelor's degree in journalism in 1978 and his Executive MBA in 2001, both from Auburn. Davis succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2006. He had been a member of the SEC staff since 1988, first serving as an assistant commissioner until 1994 when he was promoted to associate commissioner.