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Monday Messages

January 31, 2011

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

News Clips

  • The MANE idea:  Huntingdon students are instrumental each year in the success of the local non-profit organization, the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrian program (MANE).  The MANE center provides horseback-riding therapy for individuals who have mental, physical, and developmental challenges.  For MANE clients, horseback riding simulates walking, in that it exercises the same muscles and mimics the same movements involved in walking.  Huntingdon students can work as trained volunteers to help with this vital program.  Positions are open now—to learn more contact Chief of Security Mike Ward '76 at (334) 833-4261.
  • A walk in the park:  Volunteers are needed for the 5k Run/Walk at Cloverdale Park to benefit Young Life Montgomery, Saturday, February 5.  Volunteers will help with registration, water, cheering, and all things walk- and run-oriented.  Meet at Blount parking lot at 7:15 a.m. this Saturday.  For more information, contact Mike Schmitz '12 (English; Dothan, Ala.) at
  • A gift of the heart:  Thank you to the Ligon Hall staff, residents, and other students who participated in the CSO/Res Life Valentines for Troops card-making party Tuesday, January 25. The party was a great success!  Approximately 30 Valentine's Day cards were mailed  to our service men and women overseas.


  • Returning or prospective graduate school students/families:  After you have completed your tax returns, file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at to determine your eligibility for financial aid for the 2011–2012 academic year.
  • SENIORS:  order your graduation cap and gown, class ring, and announcements online at (be sure to put in the correct graduation time [9am traditional day] when you place your order).

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • In-Service Fridays: February 4, 18, 25
  • SGA officer elections, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 8–9
  • U.S. Marine Corps recruiting, Monday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • Spring Career, Volunteer, and Internship Fair, Monday, February 14, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • ACS Poetry/Haiku Contest submissions due by Tuesday, February 15, to  To learn more, visit
  • Note:  The Founders Day Run, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 19, has been canceled.
  • DATE/TIME CHANGE:  Jim Conely Recital: American Organ Music, Monday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Mid-terms, February 21–24; Mid-term grading period ends Friday, February 25; Mid-term grades posted by Friday, March 4
  • GSAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, Friday–Saturday, February 25–26, Roland Arena
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, February 28, presented by the Center for Career and Vocation in Flowers 101, noon–12:50 p.m.

Congratulations to:

  • Wendell Barr Jr. '67, who has been inducted into the Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of five decades of coaching excellence, earning 987 wins and six state championships (four in basketball and two in softball).  He began his career with the Hurtsboro (Ala.) Red Foxes in 1968 and retired after coaching at Patrician Academy in Butler, Alabama, in 2008.  He lives in Butler.
  • Brandon Harris '07, who has been hired as the athletic trainer for the Single-A Rome Braves, an Atlanta Braves farm team in Rome, Georgia.  Brandon has spent the past year as an athletic trainer for the Atlanta Braves International Team in the Dominican Republic.  He begins his new job February 26.
  • Dr. Steven T. Jones '85, professor of business in the Brock School of Business, Samford University, who was honored at Samford's opening convocation of the spring semester with the George Macon Memorial Award for outstanding performance as a teacher, counselor, friend to students, and one who inspires students to greatness.
  • Ginger Tyson '12 (Chemistry; Robertsdale, Ala.), who has been awarded a travel grant for up to $225 from the Auburn Section of the American Chemical Society to support her travel to the 241st national ACS meeting in Anaheim, California, in March, where she will present her research.
  • The students who have been selected as 2011 Orientation Leaders.
  • The students who have been selected to serve on the 2011 Campus Activities Board. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

  • Jane Williams, coordinator of travel and event planning, who is recuperating from serious illness and surgery at her daughter's home in Auburn.  Jane is checking email and can be reached at Her daughter's address is 617 E. Samford Ave., Auburn, 36830.


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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