August 07, 2012
The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.
Time for kick-off!
We're about to kick-off the football season and the fall semester! New
and returning football players will arrive Wednesday, August 8, with check-in
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers (ANTS) are needed to welcome the
players and their parents and to help with move-in. Please contact
Director of Residence Life Sandra Betts Hall if you can help. More
volunteers are needed to welcome band students Sunday, August 12, 2:00–4:00
p.m.; fall sport athletes, Tuesday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and the
rest of the new students Friday, August 17, 7:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m., for Big Red
Weekend (schedule: http://www.huntingdon.edu/uploadedFiles/Future_Students/Welcome_New_Students/Big_Red_Weekend/Big%20Red%20Weekend%202012%20Schedule.pdf)
Returning students may move in Saturday or Sunday, August 18–19,
1:00–5:00 p.m. either day.
In-Service Dates Set
The Office of the Registrar has published the approved In-Service Dates for
2012–2013. During In-Service Days, there are no classes, but offices remain
open. Note that In-Service Days are Fridays except for Wednesday, March
13, 2013, which is Assessment Day (you will hear more about this as that day
draws near). The 2012–2013 In-Service Days are as follows:
Friday, September 14, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013—Assessment Day; classes that normally meet on
Wednesday will meet on Friday
Friday, April 12, 2013
For more information on academic dates, deadlines, and holidays, see the
2012–2013 Academic Calendar: http://www.huntingdon.edu/academics.aspx?id=9943
Huntingdon students present/receive honors at National Exchange Club Convention
Huntingdon Collegiate Exchange Club officers Russ Barnwell '13
(president; Poli Sci/English; Jacksonville, Ala.), Olivia Larkin '13
(vice president; Biology; Florence, Ala.), Zach Turner '14 (treasurer;
Poli Sci; Citronelle, Ala.) and Blake Bosch '14 (secretary; Biology;
Tuscaloosa, Ala.) were honored and pinned at the National Exchange Club
Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, to which they traveled with club adviser and
Montgomery Exchangite of the Year Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78,
professor of chemistry, in July. They were named "Honorary
Imagineers" and will serve as advisers and resources for national efforts
in new collegiate club building and retention. Huntingdon Exchangites presented
three seminars at the convention on the topic of building collegiate Exchange
Clubs. Huntingdon, the only Collegiate Exchange Club in America, is
helping to build sister clubs at Berry College (Ga.), Winona State University
(Minn.), The Citadel (S.C.), Marquette University (Wis.), the University of
Wisconsin-Madison (Wis.), Troy University (Ala.), Troy University-Dothan
(Ala.), and Frank Olin College of Engineering (Mass.) The club also received a
National Service Award for their work during 2011–2012, their charter year,
given for the completion of four projects, one each in the areas of prevention
of child abuse, youth programs, Americanism, and community service.
Celebrating Title IX
What is Title IX? The federal law that states that no person can be
excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving financial
assistance, Title IX was a breakthrough law for women's sports, female
athletes, and coaches—as well as for men's athletics—when it was ratified in
1972. Huntingdon will celebrate 40 years of Title IX during our
Homecoming/Family Weekend celebrations, Friday, September 28. Save the
date and watch The Talon for more information in the coming weeks.
- Check out the list of 2012–2013 Cultural and
Community Events, freshly posted for your viewing pleasure at http://www.huntingdon.edu/about.aspx?id=6258;
this list is updated often, so check back for the latest
information. The list is under the About section of the Web site.
- A schedule of HOMECOMING 2012 (September 28–30)
events has been posted on the Web site. Here's a link: http://www.huntingdon.edu/alumniFriends.aspx?id=10172
- A schedule/reservation form for FAMILY WEEKEND 2012
(September 28–30) events has been posted on the Web site. Here's a
- Local attorney Richard White has a home for rent in
Cloverdale: 3 BR, 2BA, pets welcome, fenced yard, $1000 per month.
Contact Mr. White at (334) 657-7739.
- Class schedules
for new students who registered in June have been mailed to students'
permanent addresses. The schedules have not yet been posted online,
but students will be notified by e-mail from the Office of the Registrar
when online schedules are available.
- Roommate assignments have been made. Letters of
notification were mailed last Thursday, so check your mailboxes if you're
expecting to hear from the Office of Residence Life.
- More than 160 students were on campus as part of Summer
Orientation II in July. Thank you to all who prepared and
welcomed the students and families and to all who came to be part of the
- A new Alabama law bans texting while driving. If you text while you drive you can be stopped,
ticketed, and fined (not to mention that you are endangering your own life
and the lives of those around you). Don't do it. When you get
behind the wheel, put your phone away.
- FACULTY AND STAFF: Summer has come to an end, and
so have summer hours. Offices will resume the 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
schedule beginning Monday, August 16.
- Jane Williams,
former director of travel and event planning and many other titles during
her nearly 40 years with Huntingdon, didn't want any hoopla over her
departure, but her last day is Wednesday, August 8. You may wish her
well at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling (334) 833-4534. We will miss you, Jane!
- Tricia Grier has taken over travel and event planning.
Please send your calendar/event planning requests to her at email@example.com
or (334) 833-4243.
- Student Health Insurance Update: Due to changes in the healthcare industry, Huntingdon
College will no longer be able to offer an affordable health insurance
alternative for students. Students are strongly urged to have medical,
accident, hospitalization and health insurance from a reputable provider
because costs such as these are the student's responsibility.
Information regarding student health insurance is available in the Office
of Student Health and Wellness, part of the Office of Student Life in The
Ashley Adams '12 has accepted a position teaching at
Lincoln Elementary School in Talladega County.
Kedric Barnette, ARAMARK dining services, married his long-time girlfriend
in July. We congratulate the happy couple!
Trish Brown '12 and Ashton Rodriguez '12 have accepted teaching
positions atPhenix City Intermediate School, Ala.
The Reverend Dr. Ken Carter, father of Abby Carter '12, was
consecrated a bishop at the Southeast Jurisdictional Conference of The United
Methodist Church in July. President West served as one of Bishop Carter's
two sponsoring ministers at the Consecration Service. Bishop Carter has
been assigned to the Florida Conference.
Abby Grace Chandler '11 and Mike Payson '10
were married July 28 in Ligon Chapel.Abby
Grace has been hired as the extended day director at Snow Rogers Elementary
School in Gardendale, Ala.
Patty Clements '12 and Taylor Everett have announced their engagement.
Chad Cotant '12 has donned a sport coat and tie instead of his usual ball
cap and shorts and joined the Student Life team as a residence director for
Rusty Cowley '12 has accepted a position teaching ninth grade history and
coaching soccer for Thompson High School, his alma mater.
Gale Croft '10 (ADCP), site coordinator for Baldwin County ADCP, has been
selected to participate in Leadership Baldwin County for the coming year.
Rae Diggs '12 has accepted a position teaching at Ridgecrest Elementary
School, Phenix City, Ala.
Ron Fullove '12 has been admitted to the M.D./M.B.A combined program at
the Medical University of the Americas, Charlestown, West Indies. He will
begin studies in January.
Jenna Golson '09 has been hired as a physical educator and head
volleyball and softball coach at Evangel Christian Academy, Montgomery.
She was formerly with Hooper Academy.
Matt Gorum '07 and Claire Hart '06 have announced their
Tyler Hall '13 has passed his CSCS certification and is officially a
certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Mary Lawren Hill '11, a math teacher, volleyball and softball coach at
Marbury High School, married Michael Hall July 28.
Amy Whatley Holley '99, a former employee in the Office of Business and
Finance, has returned to her alma mater working part-time in the Office of
Student Financial Services.
Larry Hudson '09 has accepted a position teaching history at Tallassee
High School beginning this fall.
Derval Hutchinson '11 has been admitted to the Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and will begin taking classes this fall.
Meagan Jackson '10 has announced her engagement to Jordan Travis.
Jeff Jenkins '12 has been hired as the head cross country coach and
assistant track and field coach for Troy University. In this capacity, he
is one of the youngest coaches to head a Division I program. Jeff
will pursue a master's degree in sport and fitness management concurrently.
Mike Kilpatrick '12 has accepted a teaching position at Russell County High
Jacques Lamour '11 has been accepted to medical school at the Universidad
Iberoamericana School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic. He will
begin classes this fall.
Steven Laye '10 and Madison Jackson (Class of 2012) have announced
Brianna McClure '13 and Woods Lisenby '11 have announced their
Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78, professor of chemistry, presented an
invited seminar, "Atoms First—A Successful Paradigm for Student Success in
General Chemistry," at the 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
held July 29 at Pennsylvania State University.
Taylor Paradowski '12 has accepted a position as a fourth grade teacher at
McInnis Woods Country Day School.
Saturday, July 28, the Alabama Communication Association, led by ACA president
and co-founder Dr. John Saunders, assistant professor of communication
studies, held its second annual conference, during which Saunders presided,
chaired two panels, and gave two presentations, among a number of duties. Jeremy
Reid '11, now a graduate student at the University of Alabama, presented
two papers, as did Ben Mallett '12.
Nick Sheppard '13 has joined the Student Life team as coordinator of campus
recreation. Nick, a Montgomery native, played four years of football for
the Hawks (and has one of the best smiles on campus).
Jes Smith '11 has been hired to teach physical education at Pine Level
Elementary School, Autauga County, this fall. He has also taken a varsity
football coaching position with Prattville High School, a perennial state
championship team. Jes graduated with a degree in human performance but
returned to HC to earn his teaching credential, which he completed in May.
Nordis Smith, professor and reference/interlibrary loan/instruction
librarian, taught a workshop on the research paper and process for Montgomery
Public Schools students in grades 9–12, July 23. This workshop was part
of the Summer Montgomery Public Library Workshop series. Ms. Smith has
been asked to repeat her workshop as part of next summer's series.
Huntingdon received a new member of the Board of Trustees and the North Alabama
Conference of the United Methodist Church received a new bishop when The
Reverend Dr. Debbie Wallace-Padget, a member of the Kentucky Annual
Conference, was elected earlier this month during the Southeast Jurisdictional
meeting in North Carolina. We welcome her to the Huntingdon family!
Brian Watts '11, an accountant at Enterprise Holdings, married Jordan
Archer July 28, 2012.
Assistant Professor Barbara White (Accounting) completed her Ph.D. in
Accountancy through the University of Mississippi in July. She is a
Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Bank Auditor, and Chartered Global
Management Accountant. A dedicated distance runner, she has completed her
goal of running a marathon in each of the 50 states and is working on completing
a marathon in each continent—so far she's conquered Europe, Australia, and
Great Opportunities for Huntingdon Students:
- A statewide trade organization is seeking two fall
semester interns; one to assist with marketing and communications; one to
provide general administrative assistance.
- A Cloverdale neighboring family is looking for a
Huntingdon student to pick up their child from school and babysit the
child at their home until parents arrive.
- A local community is seeking an individual to
coordinate a church-related youth group on either Sunday evenings or
- A national non-profit organization located in
Montgomery is seeking a communications intern.
- An agency of the State of Alabama is seeking 1-2 interns
for the fall semester. Applicants should be interested in
communications or political science.
- The city of Auburn has several job opportunities for
part-time work in recreation, forestry, and public finance.
information about these internship opportunities, contact Fran Taylor in the
Center for Career and Vocation, firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 833-4556.
The women's lacrosse program welcomes assistant coach Morgan Cross
later this week. Coach Cross, the sister of Tyler Cross '15 (History;
Shady Side, Maryland), comes to us from Belmont Abbey College in North
Carolina. The team will take the field for its inaugural season this
year, and we welcome 16 first-year and 2 transfer women's lacrosse
student-athletes to the Huntingdon family! "Good on ya," Coach
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591