Dr. Ed Richardson spoke at Pike County High school and the Brundidge Rotary Program, Wednesday, on the importance of advancement in education.
The president of Auburn University was on his old stomping ground: Brundidge, Alabama.
Richardson told the high school juniors and seniors in the Finance and Business Academy to choose higher education, even if it's not Auburn, because that is the requirement for the future.
"I hope if they see someone that came from rural Pike County who has done reasonably well in a career, it would give them hope to do the same," says Richardson.
Richardson is a Brundidge native and went to Pike County High School, which was then called Brundidge High School.