Huntingdon News

September 20, 2012
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon alumni to be honored for achievement and loyalty

Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College National Alumni Association will honor seven College alumni for their achievement and loyalty during the College's Homecoming festivities, September 28–30, 2012.  The Alumni Awards ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, in the College's Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, followed by a reception at 6:00 p.m.  James Anderson of Montgomery, Class of 1976; Kimberly Braxton Lloyd of Auburn, Alabama, Class of 1989; Thomas Moore of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Class of 1973; and Stan Self of Fairhope, Alabama, Class of 1966, will be recognized with the Alumni Achievement AwardZach Billingsley of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, a member of the Class of 1999, will accept the Young Alumni Achievement Award. The Alumni Loyalty Award will be presented to Class of 1944 alumna Emmie Cardwell Bolden of Birmingham, a native of Evergreen, Alabama; to Judy Watson Kingry, Class of 1962, of Dothan, Alabama; and to Virginia McLean, Class of 1945, of Bessemer, Alabama.  The awards ceremony is free and open to the public.

Alumni Achievement Awards

Montgomery's James Anderson co-founded and is a partner in the law firm Beers, Anderson, Jackson, Patty, and Fawal.  A Huntingdon history graduate and 30-year member of the legal community, Anderson earned his law degree from Cumberland School of Law and has presented cases before state and federal courts throughout Alabama and before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Anderson was the youngest appointee ever to serve on the Alabama Ethics Commission  at the time of his appointment by Governor George Wallace in 1986 and has since served as vice president of the Board of Bar Commissioners, associate justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association and the Alabama Bar Foundation.  Anderson serves on the boards of directors for the Southeast YMCA and Britton YMCA, on the Metro Board of Directors for the Montgomery YMCA, and serves as secretary  for the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Board of Directors in North Carolina.  He was named YMCA Man of the Year on 1994.  A member of the Huntingdon Athletic Hall of Fame, he has also served on the Huntingdon National Alumni Association Board of Directors.  His daughter, Anna, is a Huntingdon student.

After completing her degree in chemistry at Huntingdon, Kimberly Braxton Lloyd earned her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at Auburn University, where she joined the faculty in the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 1998.  She serves as assistant dean for health services and is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.  Lloyd developed and serves as clinical director for the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center (AUPCC), which opened in 2000.  Under her leadership, the program has added a clinic and two retail pharmacies.  The AUPCC serves as a training site for primary care and community pharmacy practice for HSOP students and post-doctoral residents.  Lloyd's teaching responsibilities include contributions to integrated pharmacotherapy (IP) and contemporary aspects of pharmacy practice (CAPP).  She also teaches the women's health elective and provides early and advanced practice experience training in primary care.  Her research areas include pharmaceutical care services for employee populations, pharmacoeconomics, women’s health, and pulmonary pharmacotherapy.   She serves on the Alabama Pharmacy Association's Board of Trustees and has served as chair of the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health Advisory Board since 2004. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Hargreaves Faculty Mentor of the Year, Alabama Pharmacy Association’s Innovative Practitioner of the Year, APA Distinguished Young Pharmacist, and APA Faculty Member of the Year.

Dr. Thomas Moore, a Huntingdon chemistry graduate, serves as chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate.  His 2011 appointment to that position was the culmination of a 30-year career in higher education, during which he has served on the chemistry faculty of Georgia Southern College, Birmingham-Southern College, and Winthrop University.  At Winthrop, he chaired the Department of Chemistry and Physics, directed the Master of Liberal Arts Program, served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and, from 2003 to 2011, led the university's academic programs as vice president for academic affairs.  He is active in higher education initiatives nationally, having served on committees for the NCAA, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.  He is married to the former Marsha Kirk, Huntingdon Class of 1974. 

A 1966 biology graduate, Dr. Stan Self has practiced family medicine for 30 years.  He serves on the medical staff at Fairhope's Thomas Hospital and on the University of South Alabama College of Medicine faculty as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Practice. Self earned his Master of Science in human physiology at Auburn University and his M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine.  After completing his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, he became board certified in family practice in 1976 and was awarded the degree of Fellow in 1979.  He served as Director of Immunology in the research lab at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine under the guidance of Max D. Cooper, M.D., a world-renowned immunologist.  Self's practice in Fairhope, incorporated as the Self Center, P.C., in 1991, is dedicated to the treatment of obesity, related diseases, and clinical research.  His comprehensive program for weight loss is recognized by his peers as one of the top weight loss centers in the United States. During the past 15 years Self has been the investigator for various pharmaceutical companies in more than 40 clinical research trials involving obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and other subjects. 

Young Alumni Achievement Award

Zach Billingsley, a four-year member of the Hawks baseball team, relocated to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, to work for Coastal Bank and Trust after graduating from Huntingdon with a degree in business administration.  His career progressed from the management associate program to assistant manager, branch manager, and then commercial banker in the bank's Destin, Florida, office.  There, he began working as a volunteer and mentor for the Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN).  Inspired by the CVHN mission and by his volunteer experience, he joined the organization's board of directors in 2007.  In 2010 he left the banking industry to become the executive director of the Children's Volunteer Health Network.  CVHN has formed a network of doctors, dentists, optometrists and other specialists who volunteer their time to help uninsured and underinsured children.  The organization operates a mobile dental clinic that travels to elementary schools providing free dental care for CVHN’s children. With more than 60% of families in the area having no dental insurance, the need for dental care has grown significantly.  In 2011, Billingsley secured a grant to fund the re-purposing of an existing building into a state-of-the-art, three-chair dental clinic, where care is provided at no cost to uninsured and underinsured children. Billingsley has focused on efficiency and production since taking the helm at CVHN.  The organization now spends 87 cents of every dollar on programs and has facilitated more than 7,000 medical, dental, vision and mental health care appointments.

Alumni Loyalty Awards

Emmie Cardwell Bolden
and her husband of 67 years, Herman, have provided a gift scholarship in the amount of full tuition, room, board, books, and fees each year for more than 20 years to a deserving student from Evergreen or Conecuh County in memory of Ms. Bolden's mother.  Two of Alabama's great humanitarians, they have contributed generously in support of cancer research and treatment at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Mr. and Mrs. Bolden are members of the Huntingdon Society, the Hall of Honor, the Order of the Countess of Huntingdon and the John Massey Heritage Society giving clubs at Huntingdon.

Judy Watson Kingry, an elementary education major and 1962 graduate, devoted her professional life to teaching for 31 years in Dothan City schools, simultaneously serving the United Methodist Church and Huntingdon College.  She and her husband, Gip, have three sons, all of whom are Huntingdon alumni.  The Kingrys are charter members of the Huntingdon Society.

Virginia McLean earned the highest academic award bestowed by Huntingdon upon her graduation, the Margaret Read Scholarship Medal.  The mathematics graduate served as assistant dean of women and alumnae secretary for six years at Huntingdon while completing her graduate degree and later joined the staff in the Social Security Administration, retiring in 1986 but continuing to volunteer her time in support of her church and other organizations in Birmingham.  She has attended class reunions faithfully since 1945 and is a charter and continuing member of the Huntingdon Society. 

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. Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contribution to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 Baccalaureate colleges.

For a list of Huntingdon Homecoming activities, see http://www.huntingdon.edu/alumniFriends.aspx?id=10172

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