Huntingdon News

Monday Messages

July 18, 2011

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News Clips

Huntingdon Tomorrow update:  Construction is active and evident as the first projects of the Huntingdon Tomorrow campaign take shape.  See a pictorial review.

Curry joins math faculty:  Dr. Clinton Curry  will join the faculty in the Department of Mathematics as a visiting assistant professor of mathematics this fall.  He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and has taught for both UAB and Stony Brook University.

Alumni circle the region:  Attention regional alumni!  A Scarlet & Grey Gathering may be coming to a city near you!  The Office of College and Alumni Relations is planning gatherings for alumni during the month of September in Knoxville, Tenn. (Sept. 2); Birmingham, Ala. (Sept. 9); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (Sept. 26); Jacksonville, Fla. (Sept. 27); Tallahassee, Fla. (Sept. 27); Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 28); Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 29); and Miami, Sept. 30. Times and places are TBA.  Mark your calendars and check the Alumni and Friends section of the Web site frequently for updates.  Plan now to reunite with your friends!

Homecoming and Family Weekend set:  Homecoming and Family Weekend will be held simultaneously October 7–8.  A tentative Homecoming schedule is posted here.  Family Weekend plans will be posted as they are known.

Choral directors sing through Huntingdon:  Did you hear the glorious sound of choir voices in Ligon Chapel yesterday?  That was the Alabama chapter of the American Choral Directors Association in the midst of their annual meeting, held on campus this week.  We welcome them to campus.

ARAMARK Dining scores big:  The Alabama Department of Public Health visited Russell Dining Hall last week and gave ARAMARK a mark of 95.  We congratulate the ARAMARK staff on their hard work to achieve this score and to provide excellent food and service to the Huntingdon community and our guests. 

Saunders interviewed on station merger:  Dr. John Saunders, chair of the Department of Communication Studies, was interviewed by WAKA as a local expert on media issues when it was announced that the CBS affiliate and local ABC affiliate, WNCF, are merging for the purpose of news production.  Mary Ford '12 (Communication Studies; Montgomery) is a producer at WAKA.


Karis Anderson '11 has been hired as a math teacher at Marbury Junior High School beginning this fall.

Dexter Dean '13 (Biochemistry; Clanton, Ala.) participated in the prestigious Ruck Leadership Institute of Sigma Phi Epsilon in Richmond, Virginia, June 22–25.

Dusti Doss '09 married her grad school beau, Nathan, July 2 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Katy Jo Farrill '11 married Matt McDaniel, brother of Kristi McDaniel '11, Saturday, July 9. They are living in Huntsville.

Doug Fontaine '09, a math teacher at Newpoint High School in Bay County, Florida, is now an instructor in the TOSA program training teachers how to use technology in the classroom.

Lynley Godwin '11 and Shane Corley '10 have announced their engagement.

Kent Hagan '11 and Caitlin McMahon '12 (Sport Studies; Cortland, N.Y.) have announced their engagement.

Dr. Lisa Olenik Dorman, chair of the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, has accepted an editorship for the journal Palaestra: Forum on Sport, Physical Education, and Recreation for those with Disabilities.  She serves as the field editor for "Active Aging."

Allyn Powell '12 (English; Andalusia, Ala.) has been accepted into the American University Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C., as an intern with the Department of Justice's Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for the summer.

Justin Ridgeway '10 married Stephanie Booker July 9.

Joshua '06 and Rachelle '07 Robinson welcomed their first child, Jonah James Robinson, born July 14 and weighing 8lbs., 8oz.

Davis Ryan '12 (Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.) and Karina Scott '12 (Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.) have announced their engagement.

Assistant football coach Granger Shook '08 married Mallory Insigna June 25.

Louisiana artist and advertising professional Curtis Vann '81 helped to design the new (and first official) Louisiana state flag and seal, dedicated earlier this month.  He and marketing and branding professional Glen Duncan have just published a history of the state flag, as well.

Victor Wyatt '09, HC's bookstore manager, has taken a position within the Follett system and is moving to manage the bookstore at Darton College in Albany, Georgia.  We wish him well.

Sympathy and prayers:

Thank you to the Huntingdon family for your expressions of love following the death of my father and Erin Ofe '12's grandfather, Richard Sellars, in Florida June 29. Marcus Cicero wrote, "Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."  Thank you for your kindness and friendship.


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

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