Huntingdon News

April 27, 2004
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Huntingdon College
News Release

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.

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