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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Huntingdon College!

College offices will be closed Dec. 20–Jan. 4. Thank you for remembering HC in your year-end giving!

Homecoming 2014

“The Home We Love So Well”

Homecoming Tailgating

Homecoming Tailgating

Come home for Homecoming 2014! The same century-carved pathways will welcome you as you reunite with your Huntingdon family, relive precious memories, and celebrate friendships that erase time. There’s nothing like Home Sweet Huntingdon.

Friday, October 3

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Class Reunion Luncheon for the Classes of 1954, 1959, and 1964
Houghton Memorial Library Atriumfree for members of the Class of 1954, Class of 1959, and Class of 1964 and their spouses; RSVP required using the Homecoming Reservation Form

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  Campus Tours
Departing from Houghton Memorial Library —student-led tours around the Huntingdon campus 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Reception for the Class of 1964
Home of President and Mrs. J. Cameron West

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  2014 Huntingdon College Alumni Awards Ceremony
Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall —presented by the Huntingdon College National Alumni Association; free and open to the public

Achievement Award Recipients

  • Mary Sue Barnette McClurkin ’69, Indian Springs, Alabama
  • William Peck ’70, Enterprise, Alabama
  • Virginia Rath Whitfield ’64, Montgomery, Alabama

Loyalty Award Recipients

  • John Bricken ’67, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Celia Smith Rudolph ’80, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Mary Blackshear Sessions ’69, Mobile, Alabama

Outstanding Young Alumni Recipients

  •  Robert La Branche ’06, Alexandria, Virginia  
  •  Mindy Bevan La Branche ’05, Alexandria, Virginia  

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  2014 Huntingdon College Alumni Awards Reception
First Floor, Flowers Hall ; free and open to the public

Homecoming

Homecoming

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Reception for the Classes of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s
Montgomery Country Club —RSVP required using the Homecoming Reservation Form; cash bar available. 

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Dinner for the Classes of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s
Montgomery Country Club —RSVP required using the Homecoming Reservation Form; $40 per person.

9:00 p.m. – until  Hawks Unwind
1048 Jazz and Blues Club, 1104 East Fairview Avenue — late-night gathering spot for young alumni and for those young at heart!  1048 is subject to a cover charge at the door.

Saturday, October 4

8:00 a.m. – Noon  Huntingdon Prospective Student Preview Day

Homecoming

Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Preview Day

Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall—Is there a high school student in your circle of influence who would be a good fit for Huntingdon?  Many of our current students and alumni came to Huntingdon because of the encouragement of a member of our alumni family. Continue the legacy by bringing a high school student to see our beautiful campus and to meet students, staff, and faculty. Contact the Huntingdon College Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 to register a high school student to participate in Preview Day.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Alumni Association
Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Huntingdon College Athletic Hall of Fame Reception
Lobby of the Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus — honoring former and new inductees into the Huntingdon College Athletic Hall of Fame; free and open to the public

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Huntingdon College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus ; free and open to the public

Honorees

  • Tiffany Jordan ’09, Opelika, Alabama
  • Lauren Mason Podina ’03, Rockwall, Texas
  • Edwin Oliver ’66, West Point, Georgia
  • Glenn Rudolph ’09, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Granger Shook ’09, Moultrie, Georgia
  • Fred Simpson ’66, Roswell, Georgia

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Scarlet and Grey Alumni and Friends Tailgate
South End Zone, W. James Samford Jr. Stadium —Tailgating is one of the great new traditions at Huntingdon!  Last year we welcomed 1,000 returning Hawks and we’re planning for even more this year. Come enjoy food and friendship in the big tent on the visitors’ side of the football field—we’ll provide plenty of tables and chairs, as well as inflatables to keep the little Hawks entertained. We’re serving BBQ pork and chicken, baked beans, slaw, banana pudding, tea, and lemonade. Pick up your football tickets and nametags here. Entry into the tailgating area is free; lunch plates are $12.00 and must be purchased in advance using the Homecoming Reservation Form. 

12:30 p.m.The Hawk Walk
The alumni tailgating area will be a great spot to watch the Hawk Walk as the Huntingdon cheerleaders and the Huntingdon Marching Scarlet and Grey parade down Fairview Avenue to the stadium. You’ll get to see them up close as they stop beside the alumni tent to serenade you with the Huntingdon Fight Song.

2013 Homecoming Queen

2013 Homecoming Queen Michelle Gonzalez

1:00 p.m.Hawks Football vs. Greensboro College
W. James Samford Jr. Stadium—Cheer the Hawks on to victory and enjoy the halftime crowning of the 2014 Homecoming Queen. Former Homecoming Queens are invited to participate in the halftime ceremony. Tickets are $10 for an individual or $20 for a family; available at the gate or in advance using the Homecoming Reservation Form. Returning Queens, please contact the Alumni Office at (334) 833-4528 or alumni@hawks.huntingdon.edu for halftime instructions.

1:00 p.m.   Hawks Soccer vs. Maryville College
Huntingdon Soccer Field; free and open to the public

3:00 p.m.  LadyHawks Soccer vs. Maryville College
Huntingdon Soccer Field; free and open to the public

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Receptions
Information will be provided to Greek alumni by the individual chapters. Chi Omega will meet with alumnae in Stallworth Dining Room.

8:30 p.m.Huntingdon College Fireworks Show
The Green; free and open to the public; bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a great show!

9:00 p.m. – until  Huntingdon Homecoming Hangout
The AlleyBar /The AviatorBar, Downtown Montgomery —Downtown Montgomery has become a hub for great restaurants and entertainment spots. Encourage your group of friends to meet for dinner at one of downtown’s trendy spots: Saza’s Serious Italian, Wyntzell’s Oyster House, Railyard Brewing Company, Irish Bred Pub, Central, Dreamland BBQ, Lek’s Railroad Thai, or Jalapeno’s in the Alley.  The AlleyBar /The AviatorBar will be the designated spot for Huntingdon alumni to gather later in the evening for music and watching primetime college football games.  There will be no cover charge for alumni who present their Alumni Ribbon or their ticket stub from the Huntingdon football game.

Sunday, October 5

Homecoming Choir Concert

Homecoming Choir Concert

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Homecoming/Family Weekend Choral Concert
Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall —The Huntingdon College Concert Choir and vocal ensembles will perform a special concert for alumni, parents, and the Montgomery community.  This concert is dedicated in memory of professor of music emeritus Dr. James Glass, who passed away earlier this year; free and open to the public.

Hotels

Rates are subject to change based on availability.

Country Inn and Suites (near the Shoppes at Eastchase /I-85 Mitylene exit)
$69.99 per night, One King Bed; $69.99 per night, Two Queen Beds Complimentary hot breakfast and free WI-FI wired and wireless

10095 Chantilly Parkway • (334) 277-4142 • www.countryinns.com/huntco
Ask for the Huntingdon rate.

Drury Inn and Suites(I-85 Eastern Bypass, exit 6)
$78.00 per night, One King Bed; $78.00 per night, Two Queen Beds Complimentary hot breakfast, free soda, popcorn and snacks every evening; free wireless Internet, and free long distance calling

1124 Eastern Boulevard • 1-800-325-0720 • www.druryhotels.com Biz Rate Code: 306483
Make reservations by September 1, 2014, to guarantee rate.

Hampton Inn and Suites (downtown Montgomery)
$99.00 per night, One King Bed; $109.00 per night, Two Queen Beds $119.00 per night, One King Bed Studio Suite; $119 per night, Two Queen Beds Studio Suite Complimentary hot breakfast, wireless Internet in every room, free coffee and tea in lobby, and complimentary valet parking

100 Commerce Street • (334) 265-1010 • www.montgomerydowntownsuites.hamptoninn.com
Use group code: HHH; make reservations by September 22, 2014, to guarantee rate.

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa(downtown Montgomery)
$169.00 per night, One King Bed; $169.00 per night, Two Queen Beds; Valet parking fee: $19.00 daily; fitness center; pool

201 Tallapoosa Street • 1-877- 545-0311 • renaissancemontgomery.com
Ask for the Huntingdon College Alumni rate. Make reservations by September 5, 2014, to guarantee rate.

no smoking Huntingdon College is a smoke-free campus.