Call it a glass ceiling or a gender pay gap, equal pay for equal work has not yet been realized in the U. Both these issues were addressed by the college in the early s. Self-destruction; self-demise; creeping; scheming; illicit, steamy sexing--you name it. Fast-forward years, and women make up 49 percent of Auburn undergraduates, taking an active leadership role on campus while in college and, in the world beyond, as the , alumnae who call Auburn University their alma mater. Like Broun, many women pursued degrees in education. Some female college graduates of this period married and established families; others used their Auburn education as a foundation for a career. Auburn Women have served as astronauts and pilots, engineers and architects, CEOs and scientists, doctors and nurses and veterinarians, researchers and educators and artists. As we move toward this change, I find us standing at an in-between time of seeing women in leadership roles as the exception instead of seeing them as an expectation. Women could not wear shorts on campus, were required to don raincoats over their gym suits on their way to P. Luella Botsford Henderson recalled Mrs. Formal dances on campus were replaced by social events with destination sites, and formal dresses were not those full antebellum dresses of an earlier time. In later years, women explained that going back to college was simply the goal of finishing something they had once started. Coeds also became progressively involved in athletics. Studies have found that women with a college level education are more likely to be married longer than those without. The World War I years were followed by the s. The future education and prison-reform advocate was reared as an intellectual equal in her family and studied in New York and abroad before returning to her Alabama home.