Alexis Clegorne Tibbets ’73 Honored with Huntingdon College Alumni Achievement Award
Montgomery, AL—Alexis Clegorne Tibbets, of Shalimar, Florida, was
honored by the Huntingdon College National Alumni Association with the Alumni
Achievement Award during Homecoming festivities in April.
Tibbets completed her degree in psychology and biology at Huntingdon in 1973,
and went on to complete the Master of Science in counseling and human development
at Troy State University and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership at the
University of West Florida, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. She has
served as a science teacher at the middle and high school levels in the Philippine
Islands; as a guidance counselor at Randolph High School in San Antonio, Texas; as
an assistant principal for instruction at Fort Walton Beach High School (Florida);
and as a principal at Destin Middle School and Fort Walton Beach High School. She
has published several articles and presented at many local, state, and national
educational conferences. She has served as a regional representative to the Florida
Association of School Administrators.
Her devotion to making a difference in her community has extended beyond her
professional commitments. She has served the community in numerous ways, through
membership and leadership in civic, professional, and community organizations,
including Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Kappa, Shalimar United
Methodist Church Council, WSRE-TV FutureVision Campaign Council, Mattie Kelly Arts
Foundation, Ft. Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of the Emerald Coast Board of
Directors, Salvation Army Board of Directors, Shelter House Board, Eglin Officers’
Wives Club, and Junior League of the Emerald Coast, where she was voted Sustainer
of the Year. Tibbets was the founding board chair of the Emerald Coast Children's
Science Museum, which she served for many years. She is the reigning Queen of Bowlegs,
a Krewe that encourages tourism and hospitality in her community.
Her professional and community work has been recognized with several honors and
awards, including the Little Red School House Award, 2002; Florida Region I Outstanding
Principal, 1997; AmSouth Educational Excellence Award, 1993; Phi Delta Kappa Service
Award, 1990–91, 1993–93; White House Fellowship Program, Regional Finalist, 1989;
Florida Association of the Gifted, Teacher of the Year, 1988; and Teacher of the
Year finalist, Okaloosa County, 1988–89.
Tibbets was honored during the National Alumni Awards Luncheon on April 17.
Huntingdon College, founded in 1854, is celebrating its 150th year as a private
liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church.