It is with great pride that the Auburn University College of Human Sciences announces that Tim and Kim Hudson will be honored as the recipients of the 2017 IQLA Lifetime Achievement Award. Lifetime Achievement is reserved for those who have brought distinguished recognition to Auburn and/or to the state of Alabama through their professional achievements and philanthropic commitments. Tim recently retired from major league baseball after 17 seasons that spanned career stops with the Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, and the San Francisco Giants. He is a four-time MLB All Star pitcher who finished in the top 10 in Cy Young voting a total of four times, including runner-up in 2000. Tim became a World Series Champion in 2014 while pitching for the Giants. Before his retirement in 2015, he was the winningest active Major League pitcher with a career win/loss record of 222 to 133. Tim grew up in a small town outside of Phenix City, AL. After playing ball at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, he transferred to Auburn in 1996 where he played under legendary Coach Hal Baird for two seasons as both a pitcher and outfielder, earning SEC Player of the Year and All-American honors.
While a student athlete at Auburn, Tim met Kim Bruner, whom he later married in 1999. Kim grew up in rural Indiana in a small farming community and attended Purdue University before transferring to Auburn her junior year. After graduating from Auburn in 1996 with a dual degree in Psychology and Criminology, she enrolled in the Cumberland School of Law, graduating in 2000. Kim is a member of the Alabama Bar and practices law at the firm of Davis, Bingham, Hudson, and Buckner in Auburn where she and Tim reside with their three children, Kennedie, Tess, and Kade. Throughout her adult life, Kim has been an advocate for children, providing leadership and support for numerous charities including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama, CURE Childhood Cancer, The Rally Foundation, and aTeam Ministries. In 2009, Kim and Tim co-founded the Hudson Foundation which is “committed to making a positive and lasting impact in the lives of children who have a genuine need for assistance with regard to a specific physical, emotional, or financial circumstance.” In addition to their own Foundation, Kim and Tim are generous donors to Auburn University providing support for Athletics and underwriting Volunteers in Philanthropy, an initiative in the College of Human Sciences to promote student leadership education and community service. It is noteworthy that this year as Auburn celebrates 125 Years of Auburn Women, Kim is being honored with the 2017 Pamela Wells Sheffield Award for selfless service and commitment to Auburn University and the Auburn family.
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