Huntingdon News

April 01, 2010
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Combines Founders Day Observance with Spring Celebration

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College invites the public to join in the celebration of its 156th birthday as a College and of its 101st year in Montgomery during Founders Day Convocation, Friday, April 9, at 4:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. For the first time, this observance is combined with the annual spring alumni reunion activities, renamed Spring Celebration. The convocation is free and open to all.

The Convocation speaker is the Reverend Dr. R. Lawson Bryan, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, who will speak on the topic, “What can the College do for the Church?” Raised in Dothan, Alabama, Dr. Bryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Tulane University and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Emory University. He has pastored churches in the Alabama-Northwest Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church for more than 30 years, including Trinity UMC (Opelika), Hiland Park UMC (Panama City), Dexter Avenue UMC (Montgomery), First UMC (Brewton), Ashland Place UMC (Mobile), First UMC (Dothan), and his current appointment, which began in 2007. He has served on the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees since 2001 and is a Class of 2008 alumnus of Leadership Alabama. Bryan has served on numerous United Methodist, community, and non-profit boards, including Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity, Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Dothan Community Strategic Plan Executive Committee, and Alabama-West Florida Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and Board of Ministry.

Continuing the Founders Day celebration with an emphasis on service, part of the Huntingdon motto, the Accounting Club will offer the Founders Day 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk, Saturday, April 10, at 8:30 a.m. on the College Green. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Later that day, the College will host CloverJam 2010 on the Green from 6:00 p.m. until midnight, featuring the band Lonestar, which will play from 10:30 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $20 per person and profits from the concert will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association; a ticket link is posted on the Huntingdon College Web site.

Huntingdon College is consistently listed among “America’s Best Colleges,” published by U.S. News and World Report, and in the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges: Region by Region and Best Southeastern Colleges publications. The campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
1500 East Fairview Avenue • Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Office: (334) 833-4515 • Cell: (334) 324-6591


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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