Huntingdon News

October 01, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Michelle Gonzalez crowned Homecoming Queen

Pictured left–right: 2012 Homecoming Queen Taylor King; Robert Rubet, San Antonio, Texas; Michelle Gonzalez, Niceville, Florida; and Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West. 

Homecoming queen 2013Montgomery, Ala. — Huntingdon College senior Michelle Gonzalez of Niceville, Florida, was crowned Homecoming Queen during the annual festivities at W. James Samford Jr. Stadium Saturday, September 28.  Gonzalez was elected by the student body from among three attendants who were selected by their peers to represent the senior class.  In all, nine Huntingdon women were named to the 2013 Homecoming Court and were presented at half-time of the Homecoming football game, including Madison Laney, Ariton, Alabama; SueEllen Chandler, Florence, Alabama; Alicia Gauker, Sylacauga, Alabama; Hallie Grace Muncher, Jasper, Alabama; Mary Kathryn Dismuke, Montgomery, Alabama; Diane Humphreys, Atlanta; Rebecca Chavers, Montgomery, Alabama; and Cheyenne Young, Enterprise, Alabama.

2013 Huntingdon College Homecoming Queen Michelle Gonzalez of Niceville, Florida, a business administration major with an endorsement in economics and finance, is the daughter of Michell and Roberto Rubet of San Antonio,Texas.  Gonzalez has served on Freshman Forum, College Republicans, the Student Government Association, and as a Huntingdon Ambassador. She serves as vice president for sisterhood activities for Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity, president of the Business Club and the Running Club, a Panhellenic delegate (Gamma Chi), and an Orientation Leader. For her academic accomplishment, she has been inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha and Sigma Beta Delta honor societies.  Gonzalez was a panelist for the Alabama Chambers of Commerce Diversity Summit  held in Montgomery last week and has traveled and studied in Germany through the Huntingdon Plan. 

2013 Homecoming CourtPictured, right, left–right: Gauker, Dismuke, Gonzalez, Young, Chavers. Humphreys, Muncher, Laney.

Representing the freshman class were Madison Laney and SueEllen Chandler.  Laney, the daughter of Jaine and Steve Laney of Ariton, Alabama, is a political science major, a member of Freshman Forum, and a Hawks varsity cheerleader.  Chandler, the daughter of Patricia and Jerry Don Chandler of Florence, Alabama, is a sport management major and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity.

Sophomore class representatives were Alicia Gauker of Sylacauga, Alabama, and Hallie Grace Muncher of Jasper, Alabama.  Gauker, the daughter of Lisa Gauker of Sylacauga and Bill Gauker of Acworth, Georgia, is a communication studies major. She plays in the catcher position for the Lady Hawks softball team and has served in the outside hitter role for the Lady Hawks volleyball team. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity, Huntingdon Hosts, Orientation Leaders, SGA Senate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Freshman Forum, Diamond Dolls, and the Student Alumni Association.  Muncher, an elementary education major, is the daughter of Kem and David Muncher of Jasper and serves on the Huntingdon varsity cheerleading squad.  She is a member of the Student Government Association, Chi Omega women's fraternity, Orientation Leaders, and Freshman Forum, and serves as public relations chair for the Campus Activities Board and for Voice of Justice.

Elected as junior class representatives were Mary Kathryn Dismuke, the daughter of Gena and Andy Dismuke of Montgomery, and Diane Humphreys, the daughter of Terry Humphreys and Bob Mattox of Atlanta.  Dismuke, a psychology major, is a member of Chi Omega women's fraternity, the Drama Club, the Student Alumni Association, Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Voice of Justice, and the Psychology Club.  She was selected to serve as a Huntingdon Ambassador for the 2013–2014 academic year and has served as a member of the Huntingdon College Concert Choir and Huntingdon Harmony jazz and show choir. She interns with First United Methodist Church Children's Ministries. Humphreys, a communication studies major, is a member of Phi Mu women's fraternity, director of public relations for the Student Government Association, an Orientation Leader, and has served as an outside hitter on the Huntingdon Lady Hawks volleyball team.  She was inducted into the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta and served as a cast member on the Huntingdon Drama Club's production of "Months on End" last year. 

Senior class representatives were Rebecca Chavers, a communication studies major and the daughter of Jennifer and Michael Chavers of Montgomery, Alabama; and Cheyenne Young, an English major and the daughter of Shawn and Paul Young of Enterprise, Alabama.  Chavers serves in the Chi Omega women's fraternity, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Student Alumni Association, and as a member of the varsity cheerleading squad.  She has traveled to Paris through the Huntingdon Plan and interns with Potential Magazine.  Young, president of Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity, also serves as a justice on the Judicial Board, a Huntingdon Ambassador, Speaker of the Senate for the Student Government Association, editor of the The Prelude (College literary magazine) and vice chairman of College Republicans. She traveled and studied in Germany through the Huntingdon Plan and has interned with the Office of Governor Robert Bentley in appointments and Constituent Services.  She has been inducted into the honor societies Omicron Delta Kappa, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Order of Omega, Phi Eta Sigma, and Sigma Tau Delta.

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. 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 three 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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