June 11, 2013
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New students get
The first of three summer New Student Orientation
sessions will be held this week, Thursday and Friday, June
13–14, during which new students and families will tour the
campus, attend presentations on academics and student life,
register for classes, and the students will have a lot of fun!
The new core curriculum will be introduced. To read more and
see the schedule, visit this page: http://www.huntingdon.edu/futureStudents.aspx?id=2436.
Student Life has set up an orientation Web site here: http://www.huntingdonorientation.com/
Returning students: register now!
Returning students who have not yet registered for fall 2013
classes are recommended to do so post-haste, according to Dr.
Chad Eggleston, special assistant to the provost. Because
new students will begin registering later this week, many core
classes and classes that are prerequisites for upper-level
classes will begin to fill. Spaces in these classes are not
held for upper-level students who have not registered, so be
sure to complete your registration as soon as possible using the
new Self-Service registration procedures. If you need
assistance, contact Dr. Eggleston at (334) 833-4443 or
Under the supervision of Dr. Chad Eggleston and Jamie
Brazell '09 in the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment,
a brigade of Huntingdon faculty and staff will serve as Academic
Achievement Advisers to selected students in the entering Class
of 2017 this fall. The AAAs will meet with their advisee(s)
five times during the semester to discuss the students' academic
progress and to make sure students are aware of the resources
available to ensure their academic success at Huntingdon. The
"process of progress" will commence as soon as classes begin.
We are Huntingdon. We are Family.
Several members of the Class of 2017 actually grew up on the
Huntingdon campus as sons or daughters of long-time Huntingdon
staff, giving new meaning to the slogan on the banners that hang
at the College's front entrance and on The Green. New freshmen
this fall will include Jenna Dorman, daughter of senior
vice president Jay Dorman and step-daughter of Dr.
Lisa Olenik Dorman, professor of physical education and
sport studies; John Dunn, son of Mike Dunn, head
of Facilities and Grounds; Kasi Graham, daughter of Karen
Graham, Office of Student Financial Services; Alex
Manning, daughter of assistant men's tennis coach Charlie
Osteen; and Lexie Ofe, daughter of associate vice
president Su Ofe. Returning students who are children
of employees include Cade Conville, son of head baseball
coach D.J. Conville '98; Jimbo Turk, son of head
football coach and athletic director Mike Turk; Jeremy
Wolfe, son of Cathy Wolfe, director of development
operations in the Office of College and Alumni Relations; Mike
Ward, son of Chief of Security Mike Ward'76;
and James White, son of assistant professor of
accounting Dr. Barbara White.
New fiscal year begins
The 2012–2013 fiscal year ended May 31, and it was a record
breaker for the Annual Fund! Thank you for supporting
Huntingdon College. Please continue to show your love!
The Tech Team has begun the conversion of Huntingdon faculty
and staff e-mail accounts to Google's Gmail, where student and
alumni accounts migrated last year. The change will allow for
increased email storage, instant messaging, and connections to
Google Calendar, Google Docs, and other applications. When the
change is complete, faculty and staff will be notified with
instructions for accessing your old (current) and new accounts. For
now, just continue using your Huntingdon email account as normal.
Jack Allen '13 and Heather Kelly '14 were married
June 8, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery.
The new Stamp Ideas group in Montgomery was formed by a merger of
the well-established LWT and Reid/O'Donahue advertising firms.
Stamp's partners include David Allred '92, husband of
Huntingdon Trustee Glenda Atwell Allred '91.
Designers include Camille Thornton Leonard '81. Read
more at stampideas.com.
Dr. C. Jason Borders, religion, was the director of Alabama's
first ever Beekeeping Camp, held at Bear Exploration Center last
week. During the camp, Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78,
chemistry, taught "The Chemistry of Honey" and "Bee Chemistry"
classes. Dr. Borders is the president of the Central Alabama
Beekeepers Association. Read more and see a great WAKA news story
Former Huntingdon security officer Anthony Cain has joined
the Tech Team, taking over as manager of the Print and Mail Services
Center (see story about Ken Garrett below). Anthony came to
Huntingdon in July 2012.
Christopher Dudley, son of Dr. Erastus C. Dudley, biology,
was named a National Merit Scholar. He will attend the University
of Kentucky in the fall, having just graduated from Montgomery's
LAMP academic magnet high school.
Kyle Eller '10 is serving with a mission team from
FUMC-Wetumpka in West Palm Beach, Florida, this week.
Margaret Holland Ellmer '79, who graduated with degrees in
elementary and special education and works as assistant special
education director and special educator for Rankin County Schools,
has completed her Ph.D. in education administration and supervision
at Jackson State University.
Jackie Francis '12, a social worker, has been hired to serve
in the therapeutic foster care program at Gateway, a social services
program in Birmingham.
Ken Garrett, former manager of the Tech Team's Print and Mail
Services Center, has semi-retired but continues to work in the
center part-time. Ken came to Huntingdon in 1990 after retiring as
a major in the U.S. Air Force. His wife, Linda '94, and
children, Matt '99 and Michelle '98, are Huntingdon
Lauren Gilbert '12 has accepted a job offer as a staff
accountant with a CPA firm in New Orleans, where she'll be moving
Dr. Elizabeth Brantley Keeble '05, who completed her medical
degree at the University of South Alabama last month, will begin a
transitional year with the Baptist Health Care System in
Birmingham. In 2014 she will join an ophthalmology residency at
UAB. At USA, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical
Society and was the recipient of the Glasgow-Rubin Achievement
Citation, given to female graduates who are in the top 10 percent of
their medical school class.
Crystal Bedwell Langford '04 has been accepted to represent
Shelby County in the 2014 Mrs. Alabama Pageant. The pageant, to be
held in March 2014, will mark the ten-year anniversary of Crystal
competing as Miss Shelby County in the Miss Alabama America
Pageant. Crystal was Miss Huntingdon during 2003–2004.
Bobby Miller '09 and Kylie Piercy '11 were married
June 1, 2013.
Dr. Brandy Milstead '08, also a former Miss Huntingdon, has
moved to Roanoke, Virginia, for three years of residency in
Research on the Tabata method of exercise by Dr. Michele Scharff
Olson '86, a professor of exercise science at Auburn
Montgomery, indicates that the intensive four-minute workout routine
is as effective as five times the amount of traditional cardio
exercise, and that it doubles metabolic rates. Olson shared her
research results at the American College of Sports Medicine's 60th
annual conference last week. She is the first to determine how the
Tabata exercise methodology affects heart and metabolic rates.
LaVerne Davis Ramsey '58 is traveling as a Friendship Force
ambassador in Korea, Vladivostok, and Mongolia this week.
Dr. Glenn Rudolph '09, son of Dr. Celia Smith Rudolph '80
(associate professor, teacher education), graduated from dental
school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and has joined the
Tuscumbia, Alabama, practice of Dr. Jimmy Gardiner, father of J
Kayla Schuran '10 married Kevin Haefner June 1, 2013.
Dr. Joseph Sewell III '09, who completed his medical degree
at USA this summer, has joined the University of South Alabama
Hospital System in internal medicine.
Kristy Sharpe, formerly of the Registrar's Office, has moved
to the basement of Flowers Hall, where she will assist the Tech Team
in implementing the PowerCampus software system.
Dr. R. Sean Sinclair '09, who completed his medical degree at
USA this summer, has joined the University of South Alabama Hospital
System in psychiatry.
Shirin Torabinejad and Mary Gasson are volunteering
as counselors for Alabama Girls State this week. Hawk 'em! Shirin
served as assistant business manager for Camp Sunshine earlier this
month, also a volunteer position.
President J. Cameron West was honored with the Asbury Award
during the Annual Conference for the Alabama-West Florida Conference
of the United Methodist Church earlier this month. The Francis
Asbury Award is given by the Board of Higher Education and Campus
Ministry to individuals who have made a significant contribution to
fostering the church's ministries in higher education at the local,
district, or annual conference level of the church.
More on Huntingdon Athletics: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/landing/index
Composite athletic schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Odom-meter: Joseph Odom signs with the Atlanta Braves
Hawks Baseball catcher Joseph Odom '14 was drafted by
the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the Major League
Baseball draft June 8, becoming the first baseball draft pick
since 1989 and the highest in the program's history. Odom
helped lead Huntingdon to a 32-11 record this past season, the
Hawks' first NCAA-III Regional and the program's first two
NCAA-III Regional victories. Odom earned second-team
All-American honors and first-team All-South Region recognition
as he was among the national leaders with 60 RBIs and a .706
slugging percentage. He finished with a .369 batting average,
45 runs and 10 doubles. In three seasons with the Hawks, Odom
collected 28 home runs, 145 RBIs and 110 runs on 160 hits. He
signed a contract with the Braves last night. Read more: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/releases/201306082rt1bb.
Lawler, Brown named All-Region
Hawks Baseball pitchers Neil Lawler and Craig Brown
were named by the American Baseball Coaches Association to the
All-South Region Team. Lawler, a junior from Irondale, Ala.,
developed into a reliable closer in his first season with the
Hawks. In 24 appearances, he was 2-1 with 10 saves, a 1.09 ERA
and 40 strikeouts in 33 innings. Brown, a senior from Pace,
Fla., made 10 starts for the Hawks and finished with a 7-1
record, 2.27 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings. In his
final appearance of the season, Brown threw a complete-game
two-hitter in a 5-0 win over Randolph-Macon in the South
Head women's coach Ximena Moore and head men's coach Charlie
Lane will offer a combined tennis camp June
24-28. Read more here: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/sports/wten/2012-13/files/2013Huntingdontenniscamp.pdf
Sympathy and prayers
Our sympathies are extended to Adrienne Strickland Gaines '00,
Office of the Provost and Office of Institutional Assessment and
Compliance, as well as to her husband, John Gaines '07, and
former Chief of Security Bill Gaines in the death of James
Gaines, who was John's father and Bill's son, in a motorcycle
accident in Montgomery June 9. Details of arrangements are unknown
at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Head Men's Tennis Coach Charlie
Lane for his strength and healing as he continues cancer
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