Huntingdon News

January 14, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Wanda Howard to speak for Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

Wanda HowardMontgomery, Ala.—The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at Huntingdon College will feature a convocation address by College trustee Wanda A. Howard, Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  The event will include performances by the Huntingdon Men's Gospel Trio and the Refuge Temple AME Zion Church Choir.  Howard, a member of the Class of 1981, has titled her address, "Modern Day Lessons from Two Historic Women."  Fellow trustee and Huntingdon alumnus Claude Shuford, Class of 1983, pastor of Montgomery's Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, will offer the invocation. The convocation is free and open to the public.  
In addition to her membership on the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees, Howard serves on Huntingdon's National Alumni Board and was inducted into the College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.  She is an active member of From the Heart Church Ministries of Atlanta, serving as a ministry leader for the membership care ministry and as an usher.  
The Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation is an annual event at Huntingdon, in which Dr. King's life, legacy, and lessons are remembered.  Monday, January 21, there will be no classes on campus in observance of the national holiday, in order that members of the Huntingdon community may participate in service events in conjunction with HandsOn the River Region.  Huntingdon volunteers will work specifically with MLK Day: The MANE Event at the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrian Center, leaving campus at 8:30 a.m. and returning at noon. 
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 contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate colleges. 

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