As it turns out, Auburn University has some pretty notable alumni.
At least that’s the angle they were going for with their latest commercial intended to attract the best and the brightest to the university.
It just might work, with Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple featured prominently throughout the ad.
The timing is no surprise. Auburn will getting more publicity this week than it will get at any other point this season. The Tigers are set to face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl.
“You never really leave Auburn, because Auburn never really leaves you,” the advertisement says.
While Cook is obviously the most recognizable of all of the faces in the commercial, he’s hardly the only marquee innovator or titan of industry.
Others appearing are Tesla engineer Robert Cofield, BP Wind Energy executive Laura Folse, Presiding Justice Harold Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia, best-selling author Ace Atkins and Comedy Central producer Carrie Williams.
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