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Monday Messages

May 17, 2010

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

Huntingdon Students Circle the World: At this moment, dozens of Huntingdon students are learning about the world through travel-study experiences. As part of the Huntingdon Plan, full-time day students may elect to participate in a travel-study experience during their junior or senior year, with most costs included in regular tuition and fees. At this writing, a small group is performing mission service in Ecuador; more than three dozen participants are experiencing adventures “mild to wild” in Puerto Rico; and more than forty Huntingdon people are part of groups studying drama or music in London. Earlier this year, another group took a cruise and toured parts of Mexico. There is nothing like travel to open eyes to the similarities of people and cultures, and we can’t wait to hear the stories of transformational thinking that accompany the return of each participant.

Hawks Golfers Place Third at Nationals: In their best-ever finish since becoming members of the NCAA-Division III, the Huntingdon Hawks Men’s Golf Team brought home the third-place trophy after the Division III National Championships in Hershey, Penn., last week. Chaise Blaich ’11 (Business Administration; DeFuniak Spring, Fla.) was the top finisher for the Hawks, tied for fifth in the 190-man field. J.P. Kircher ’10 (Communication Studies; Pittsford, N.Y.), Cody Causey ’10 (Accounting; Elmore, Ala.), Jay Unis ’11 (Communication Studies; Montgomery, Ala.), and Mack Duke ’12 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.) also participated in the tournament, finishing tied for 20th, 48th, 55th, and 79th, respectively. Two players, J.P. and Chaise, were named to the PING All-America Team for their finishes, J.P. on the Third Team and Chaise on the First Team. Congratulations, Hawks, for an outstanding finish to a very fine season!

Two Weeks Left in the Fiscal Year! We are beginning our last two weeks of May, which are the final two weeks of the College’s fiscal year. Your contributions to the Huntingdon Fund make all things possible at Huntingdon—from facilities improvement and expansion to scholarships, program development to curriculum enhancement. Have you given to Huntingdon this year? Please consider making a gift in these next two weeks!

Accounting Majors Help Citizens SaveFirst: This is the third year that Huntingdon students and faculty have trained and become certified to prepare tax returns in conjunction with the SaveFirst project, a program of Impact Alabama. During the first six weeks of the tax season, Huntingdon undergraduates worked at the Jubilee Community Center in Montgomery, a free tax preparation site for low-income individuals and families. The students helped to secure $1.4 million in tax refunds for nearly 500 families, saving them $140,000 in commercial tax preparation fees. Overall, SaveFirst trained more than 500 college students at 12 campuses in the state, serving more than 3500 families who claimed $7 million in refunds, and saving approximately $1 million in commercial tax preparation fees. We thank all of the students and faculty who gave of their time to participate in this worthy and important project!

Book Has More Huntingdon Connections: Last week we reported that an essay, “John Witherspoon’s Philosophy of Moral Government,” written by Dr. James Albritton, assistant professor of history, is included in the newly published book, History, on Proper Principles: Essays in Honor of Forrest McDonald (ISI Books, 2010), edited by Stephen M. Klugewicz and Lenore T. Ealy. It turns out that the Huntingdon connections in that book are even more profound. Dr. Lenore T. Ealy is the daughter of Elizabeth Oglesby Johnson ’60, the granddaughter of Mary Collier Oglesby ’30; the niece of Lora Oglesby Quinn ’30s, Lenore Oglesby Kirkpatrick ’56, Mary Ann Oglesby Neeley ’54, and Aubrey Neeley ’59; and the cousin of Graham Neeley ’11.

Briefly:

Members of the faculty and staff are invited to celebrate together with Vaughan Dickson as she prepares to enter the world of motherhood. The women of the Registrar’s Office are hosting a Baby Shower in her honor Wednesday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Admission Conference Room, Flowers Hall. All are invited.


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


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