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Monday Messages

April 23, 2012

The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.


News Clips:

Hawks with the right Rx: A record number of eight students and recent graduates from the Department of Chemistry have achieved acceptance to pharmacy schools this year, jumping 125% from 3 last year and never more than four each year in the 16-year history of tracking such statistics. Congratulations again to our future pharmacists:

    Angela Bradley '11—McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford Univ.
    Kayla Davis '12—Harrison School of Pharmacy (Auburn) and South Univ. SOP (Columbia, S.C.)
    Kellie Hilton '12—South Univ. SOP (Columbia, S.C.)
    Danielle Holladay '11—South College SOP (Knoxville, Tenn.)
    Candice Ruston '11—Harrison School of Pharmacy (Auburn)
    John Sloan '11—South College SOP (Knoxville, Tenn.)—started classes Feb. 2012
    Mary Elizabeth Terrell '12—Early Decision Acceptance, Harrison School of Pharmacy (Auburn)
    Ashlee Walters '12—Harrison School of Pharmacy (Auburn), and McWhorter School of Pharmacy (Samford Univ.) 

Diamond Hawks: Congratulations to our Hawks baseball and softball teams: Great South Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions!  

Hawking the Court: Congratulations to our Hawks men's tennis team: Great South Athletic Conference Champions! And to our women's tennis team, who made it to the GSAC tournament finals for the sixth consecutive year but couldn't quite get their wings out past the three-time defending champion Agnes Scott ladies, we thank you for a soaring season!

Hawks in flight: A number of Huntingdon students and impending Class of 2012 graduates are planning and packing for international travel following Commencement next weekend. Huntingdon Plan trips in May will take students to Austria, May 11–20, with Dr. Jennifer Canfield (A Magical Musical Tour); and England, May 9–17, with Dr. Ann Phillips and Dr. John Saunders (British History as Told through British Tales). 

Poetic Hawks: Two Huntingdon English alumnae who are in graduate school at Auburn University are working on a new Web site for the Huntingdon literary magazine, The Prelude, a feature of the College's English department since 1928. Watch for a link to the new site. Kelsey Loftin '11 and Mary Dawson '11 will launch soon.

Hawks helping others: Based on student demand, the Office of Student Involvement has approved a re-establishment of Huntingdon's chapter of Circle K, the college-based arm of Kiwanis Club International. Once a powerhouse of service activity on campus and in the community, student interest in the club waned and the club has been inactive for several years. We're glad it's back!

Hawks with pancakes: About 250 students enjoyed pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, and donuts during the National Alumni Association's Breakfast Study Break, held last night. Thank you to Katie Hancock Abbott '01 for leading the team of alumni volunteers: Melissa Cascone Enfinger '01, Laura Marie Tyree Brelsford '05, Joel Brelsford '93, Bryan Matthews '99, Brittany Dubose Matthews '04, Herb Patterson '71, Kyle Eller '10, Kristi McDaniel '11, and Emily Turner '03.  

News Briefs

Applications for 2012–2013 Huntingdon Plan Travel are being accepted this week in the Office of Academic Affairs, Flowers 107, 9:00–11:45 a.m. and 1:00–4:00 p.m.

SUMMER HOURS in Huntingdon College offices will begin Monday, May 7: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. 


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Coming Events

  • Monday, April 23:Reading and discussion with poets Willie James King, Jeanie Thompson, Anne Cope Wallace, and Barbara Wiedemann, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, part of National Poetry Month. Read more here:
  • Stop by Houghton Library this week to see the poster display produced by students who traveled on the Huntingdon Plan trip to Australia during Spring Break. 
  • Finals, April 23–27 (residence halls close by 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, except for graduating seniors, or within 24 hours of the last final exam, whichever comes first).
  • Register your team for the Top Gun Beach Volleyball Tournament, April 24–25, at
  • Finals Fiesta with Moe's, Wednesday, April 25, 8:00 p.m., The Hut 
  • Baccalaureate, a religious service for 2012 graduates and their families, Friday, May 4, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; President J. Cameron West will preach 
  • Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 5: 9:00 a.m. Traditional Day Program, featured speaker Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, president, Agnes Scott College; 6:00 p.m., Adult Degree Completion Program, featured speaker Susan Yvette Price, interim chancellor, Alabama Community College System; on The Green
  • Huntingdon Soccer is hosting a golf tournament August 24 at the Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill, Senator Course, with shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. The is $300 per four-person team or $75 per individual. Deadline to register is August 1. For more information, contact head coach Timmy McCormack at 

Lend a Hand:

Applications to work for the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians (MANE) this summer are being accepted in Wilson 112. You must have a GPA in good standing and be registered for the fall semester 2012 to be eligible for this experience. For more information, see Chief Mike Ward '74.


Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society at Huntingdon that honors scholastic excellence in juniors and seniors majoring in Business Administration or Business with the Endorsement in Economics & Finance, inducted four new members earlier this month. They are:

  • Jake Bechert '13 (Accounting/Bus. Admin.; Union Grove, Ala.) 
  • Lorraine Hicks '14 (Bus. Admin.; Montgomery)
  • Larry Pritchett '13 (Accounting/Bus. Admin.; Wetumpka, Ala.)
  • Katie Scott '13 (Bus. Admin.; Panama City, Fla.)

Zac Baldwin '15 (Undeclared; Tupelo, Miss.) and Taylor Clark '15 (Sport Studies; Suwanee, Ga.) were each named Great South Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year yesterday. In all, 10 Hawks received GSAC awards. Baldwin, who also won the Sportsmanship Award for the Conference, was named to the All-Conference Team for the men, along with Tyler Creamer '14 (No. 2 singles; Chemistry; Killen, Ala.), Sean Jackson '13 (No. 3 singles; Accounting; Hudsonville, Mich.) and Larry Pritchett '13 (No. 5 singles; Accounting/Bus. Admin.; Wetumpka, Ala.). GSAC Tournament MVP Lee Howell '15 (Bus. Admin.; Semmes, Ala.) and Baldwin were named to the All-Freshman Team, while Creamer and Pritchett were named to the All-Academic Team. On the women's side, Clark was named All-Conference at the #1 spot, along with Katie Scott '13 (No. 2 singles; Bus. Admin.; Panama City, Fla.), Hannah Still '15 (No. 3 singles; Athletic Training; Wesley Chapel, Fla.), Christian Vick '12 (no. 5 singles; Cell Biology; Sylacauga, Ala.), and Arielle Barraca '15 (No. 6 singles; Cell Biology; Destin, Fla.). Clark and Still were named to the All-Freshman Team and Scott and Vick were named to the All-Academic Team. Vick also received the Sportsmanship Award.

Ann Clancy '15 (Poli. Sci.; Ferrisburg, Vt.) will spend her summer (June-August) interning in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders.

Dr. Lynn Disbrow, associate professor and division chair, and Dr. John Saunders, assistant professor and department chair, Communication Studies, attended the Southern States Communication Association conference in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this month. Dr. Disbrow delivered a presentation, "The Intergalactic Peace Summit 'Case Study' Exercise," at a Great Ideas for Teaching Students panel. Dr. Saunders delivered a presentation, "Your Eyes are as Blue as the Toilet Water Back at My House: Using Pick-Up Lines to Teach Metaphor Criticism," at a Great Ideas for Teaching Students panel, and served as chair of the Popular Communication Division. Dr. Saunders also chaired and responded to a panel on the rhetoric of profane discourses.

Amy Marie Hall '11 has been hired in guest services at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel.

Sabrina Henderson '12 has selected the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health program at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, for furthering her education.

Men's tennis player Lee Howell '15 (Bus. Admin.; Semmes, Ala.) was honored as MVP of the GSAC Championship Tournament this weekend after winning his #2 doubles match with partner Tyler Creamer and his singles match. The Hawks defeated Piedmont College for the Conference Championship yesterday.

Sherry Leigh Lacey '13 (Psych.; Lapine, Ala.) is the recipient of a scholarship from the Montgomery Panhellenic Council to support her studies at Huntingdon next year.

Sheaney Marshall '13 (Sport Studies; Fordyce, Ark.), a member of the women's track team, won the 400 meter race at Mountain Laurel Invitational with her season-best time of 59.68 seconds.

Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78
, professor and chair, Department of Chemistry, has been named president-elect of the Montgomery Exchange Club.

Rebekah Redden '11 has received the Robertson Fellowship to fund her graduate study in international affairs with a concentration in national security at the Bush School of Public Policy, Texas A&M University. The Robertson Fellowship is the highest award made at the Bush School for citizens of the United States, who agree to work in U.S. government in some area of international affairs for three years after graduating.

Women's softball student-athlete Jenna Rimensnyder '14 (Comm. Studies; Pinellas Park, Fla.) was named ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week for a six-game streak in which she earned a home run, six RBIs and six runs.


Alex Taylor '12 (Comm. Studies; Tallassee, Ala.) has been selected by Sigma Nu's national organization to represent the fraternity as a traveling leadership consultant next year. This is a prestigious, limited position for Sigma Nu men, and we congratulate Alex!

 Renowned cardiologist Dr. Tommy Wool, husband of trustee Dr. Laurie Jean Weil, was profiled in the Montgomery Advertiser last week for being the first in the state to use a new coronary angioplasty technique. Read more.


Trace Zarr '13 (Poli. Sci.; Bay Minette, Ala.) will spend his summer interning in the Washington, D.C., offices of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions '69, June 1–30, and U.S. Representative Jo Bonner, July 1–31. Trace received a resolution from the Alabama State Senate for his work with Alabama Senator Greg Reed last year.


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Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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