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February 28, 2011

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News Clips

Hawks win GSAC Championship:  The Huntingdon Hawks Men's Basketball Team took the Great South Athletic Conference championship Saturday in Roland Arena, defeating LaGrange College 77-72 in overtime. The last time the Hawks won the conference title was the 2005–2006 season.  Adrian Williams '12 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.) was named tournament MVP, recording a game-high 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks. On the way to the victory, the Hawks defeated Piedmont Friday evening. Huntingdon hosted the GSAC men's and women's tournaments.  More.

Nine women compete for Miss Huntingdon title:  The Miss Huntingdon Pageant will be held this Saturday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  The pageant is free and open to all.  Nine women will compete for the title.  They are:  Tiffany Dean '12 (Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.); Caitlyn DeMouy '12 (Mathematics; Mobile, Ala.); Jessica Dickson '12 (Cell Biology; McCalla, Ala.); Stephanie Maguire '12 (Human Performance; Montgomery, Ala.); Brianna McClure '13 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.); Mary Ryan Nielsen '13 (Communication Studies; Evergreen, Ala.); Sandra Pattison '14 (Biology; Shalimar, Fla.); Shelby Robinson '14 (Mathematics; Spanish Fort, Ala.); and Bailey Scott '14 (Biology; Newnan, Ga.).

A flower for a life:  According to a 2009 Harvard University study, 120 Americans die every day because they lack sufficient health care.  To show reverence for these lost lives and to recognize publicly that access to health care is not provided to every American, the Huntingdon College Democrats have organized a 24-hour campus demonstration beginning this Thursday at 12:00 a.m. and lasting until Friday at 12:00 a.m.  Participants will place flowers in The Grove at 12-minute intervals for 24 hours.  If you would like to participate, contact Russ Barnwell at

Walking toward healthier Hawks:  The Huntingdon EXPERTS Club (Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, Athletic Training, and Sport Science students) invite students, faculty, and staff to join the new Healthy Hawks Walking ProgramKick-off will be at noon Friday, March 4, in Flowers 101, followed by a Nutrition Seminar Monday, March 7, at noon in Flowers 101.  If it's time for you to get more active, to lose your winter "coat," or to just feel and look better for spring, put your feet where your intentions are and do some Hawk walking.  Questions?  Contact Mike Batman, assistant professor.

2011–12 RAs announced:  The Office of Residence Life has announced the names of those who will serve as Resident Assistants next academic year.  They are:  Khiry Burke '13 (Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.); Rhett Butler '13 (Religion; Eclectic, Ala.); Chad Cotant '12 (Business Administration; Dothan, Ala.); Tiffany Dean '12 (Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.); Will Francis '12 (English; Dothan, Ala.); Parker Hogan '13 (Psychology; Danville, Ala.); Andy Huffman '13 (Biology/English; Pike Road, Ala.); Sarah Jernigan '12 (Biology; Eufaula, Ala.); Colby Leonard '12 (Religion; Coker, Ala.); Cameron Lewis '14 (Physical Educ.; McDonough, Ga.); Megan Petenbrink '12 (Religion; Marietta, Ga.); Ashton Rodriguez '12 (History; Elba, Ala.); and Karina Scott '12 (Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.). Congratulations and thank you for your leadership!

Lewis addresses delegation:  Professor of political science Dr. Jeremy Lewis will speak with a delegation of leaders from Kazakhstan Thursday, March 3, on campus.  The group's tour of Huntingdon is sponsored by Friendship Force International as part of the Open World Program.  Dr. Lewis will offer a comparison of parliamentary government versus the United States government system.

Know a prospective student?  Huntingdon Host Days are the perfect time to introduce prospective students to Huntingdon College.  The final Host Day of the 2010–2011 academic year will be held Saturday, March 5.  If you know a student who would like to take a closer look, you can make reservations by contacting the Office of Admission at

Have a ball or go to the mats in the Hawk's Nest:  New equipment has been purchased and provided in the Hawk's Nest, including light-weight dumbbells, medicine balls, and yoga mats.  Drop by The Nest and get fit!

Practice makes perfect:  Don't enter the job or graduate school interview process "cold."  Take time to practice your interviewing skills and to see the kind of impression you make with prospective employers.  The Center for Career and Vocation is offering mock interviews just for that purpose.  The process is free.  Sign up by sending an email to Emily Cosgrove at


DEADLINE:  CAP AND GOWN ORDERS ( WWW.HERFFJONES.COM ): THURSDAY, MARCH 3! After this date, you will be able to purchase your cap and gown via the Bookstore beginning Monday, April 11.  You may still order graduation announcements online after the March 3 deadline, but shipping charges will steadily increase following this date.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, February 28, presented by the CCV in Flowers 101, noon–12:50 p.m.
  • Intramural Beach Volleyball sign-up is this week during lunch hours, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. through Friday.  Rosters will not be accepted after Friday.
  • Last day to change to P/N grading, audit, or non-credit status, Friday, March 4
  • Business Etiquette Luncheon, Friday, March 4, Noon–1:00 p.m., Montgomery Country Club (sign-up in advance in Jackson Home)
  • Huntingdon Jazz Choral and Jazz Concert, Saturday, March 5, 12:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building
  • Miss Huntingdon Pageant, Saturday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Huntingdon Faculty Recital Series presents Pedro Luis Mayor, jazz piano, Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Assessment Day, Wednesday, March 9: assessment of all students will take place; attendance required; no classes; offices open.   Learn more.
  • "The Vagina Monologues," a readers' theater, Thursday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., Houghton Memorial Library Atrium; free and open to the public; sponsored by the Women's Center in recognition of Women's History Month
  • St. Patty's Day Lucky 7K, Saturday, March 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Cloverdale Campus.  Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 5. HC Cross Country Team members will host water stations midway through the course and will provide after-race refreshments for participants.  Register.  More on the race.
  • Alabama Division B (middle school) Science Olympiad State Tournament, Saturday, March 12.  Volunteers are needed. To learn more, visit; or see tournament director Dr. Sid Stubbs, chair, Department of Mathematics, or associate tournament director Dr. James Daniels, associate professor of biology.
  • Stallworth Lecture Series presents Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Tuesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public
  • The Salon, co-sponsored by the Department of Language and Literature and the Library, focusing on the topic of naturalists, Thursday, March 31, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Library Atrium


Kent Hagan '11 (Biochemistry/Biology; Opelika, Ala.) has received acceptance to the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine beginning this fall.

Seven Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball players were recognized by the Great South Athletic Conference at the close of the regular season.  On the women's side, Jessi Andrews '12 (Physical Educ.; Montgomery, Ala.) and Ashley Bonner '13 (Biology; Pike Road, Ala.) were named to the GSAC All-Academic Team, and Andrews took home the GSAC Individual Sportsmanship Award for the Lady Hawks.  Huntingdon Hawks Men's Basketball Team members Adrian Williams '12 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.) and Ephriam Hudson '12 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.) were named to the GSAC All-Conference team after finishing fourth and sixth in Conference scoring, respectively.  Dayne Smith '14 (Biology; Aliquippa, Pa.) was named to the All-Freshman Team; Mike Kilpatrick '12 (History; Luverne, Ala.) received All-Academic Team honors; and Deshaun Williams '12 (Human Performance; Aberdeen, Miss.) was one of four players in the region to receive the Sportsmanship Award.

Huntingdon welcomes:

Kristi Barrows has joined the Office of College and Alumni Relations as the coordinator of donor stewardship.  She replaces Emily Hare, who is moving back to her home state of North Carolina to serve as the associate director of the Central Carolina Community College Foundation.

Alumni President Challenge from Amy Woodard Klugh '96:

Give to the Huntingdon Fund and then post this in your Facebook status: I gave to the Huntingdon Fund! Won't you? Visit the online giving page on the Huntingdon Web site and give by May 31!

Thoughts and prayers:

  • Jane Williams, coordinator of college travel and event planning, continues her recovery at her daughter's home in Auburn.  She is undergoing physical therapy and working with Home Health Care.


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