Former trustee Philip Young honored for giving to Huntingdon College
Montgomery, Ala. —Huntingdon College honored benefactor and former trustee Philip Young with induction into the Order of the Countess of Huntingdon giving society earlier this summer. Young, vice president for investments with UBS Wealth Management, has contributed significantly to the Charles Lee Field Campaign, the Million Dollar Club Campaign, the men's basketball team, and the football program, among other projects.
Describing Young as "a trusted adviser to the administration, a strategic thinker, and a great source of counsel," President J. Cameron West presented a special certificate to Young and his wife, Angie. "[Young] believes in the mission of Huntingdon College and its value to the River Region," said West. "He has helped steer several major gifts to the College, including the new tennis courts named in honor of Mr. George Gibbs. He is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Montgomery and he has been instrumental in interpreting the relationship of the College to the church’s lay leadership."
The Huntingdon College Board of Trustees established the Order of the Countess of Huntingdon in 1978 to perpetuate the memory of Selina, the Countess of Huntingdon, and to recognize publicly a select group of individuals whose generosity to the College exemplifies her devotion and beneficence to education.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service," is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall. Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for two years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.