Briscoe, Jinright '54 installed in Huntingdon Hall of Honor
Montgomery, Ala. — Huntingdon College honored benefactors Laura Jinright of Montgomery and Bill Briscoe of Decatur, Alabama, with induction into the Huntingdon Hall of Honor during a special presentation earlier this summer. The Hall of Honor was established to recognize those who make contributions to the Huntingdon endowment, including endowed scholarships.
Jinright, a member of the Huntingdon Class of 1954, established the E. Foch Jinright Endowed Scholarship in memory of her late husband, a successful businessman, a Mason, a Shriner, a World War II veteran, and an active member of First United Methodist Church. The scholarship will assist students who are pursuing majors in business administration at Huntingdon.
Briscoe was recognized for completing the endowment on the Lexie Ellis Williams Scholarship, established by Williams' husband, J.R. Williams, in 1986. Briscoe, the Williams' nephew, contributed funding from his aunt's charitable trust to fully endow the scholarship. Lexie Ellis Williams was a member of the Huntingdon Class of 1928, following in the footsteps of her sister, Zora Ellis, a member of the Class of 1922.
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.