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April 23, 2009
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Huntingdon College
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Huntingdon Students Recognized for Academic Achievement and Service

Montgomery, Ala.—Academic and student life programs at Huntingdon College presented awards for scholarship and service during the annual Honors and Awards Convocation, Monday, April 20. The award recipients were:

    * Jane Williams Awards: Jane Williams Awards are given each year to sophomores who excelled during the freshman year in the categories of scholarship, service, and intramural athletics.
          o Jane Williams Awards for Scholarship (highest grade point average among the Class of 2011 during the freshman year): Sarah Frampton (Biochemistry; Newberry, Fla.); Hannah Glover (Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Montgomery, Ala.); Ella Johnson (English; Prattville, Ala.); Rebekah Redden (History/Religion; Montgomery, Ala.); and Kristy Sharpe (Undeclared; Montgomery, Ala.)
          o Jane Williams Award for Service (service during the freshman year for members of the Class of 2011): Jeremy Reid (Communication Studies; Montgomery, Ala.)
          o Jane Williams Award for Sports (involvement in intramurals during the freshman year for members of the Class of 2011): Chelsea Atkinson (Business Administration; Panama City, Fla.)


    * Outstanding Art Student Award: Cory Walton, Class of 2009 (Digital Art; Hazel Green, Ala.)


    * L.G. Bailey Psychology Award: Dusti Doss, Class of 2009 (Psychology; Prattville, Ala.); the L.G. Bailey Psychology Award was established by Mrs. Frances Saunders Britt in memory of her professor, Dr. L.G. Bailey. It is given to the senior(s) judged to be the outstanding student(s) of the year in psychology.


    * Everett and Lewis Bishop Award: Kathern Wendt, Class of 2010 (Biology; Pensacola, Fla.); the Bishop Award is given annually to the junior biology student who has shown the greatest promise based on progress since entrance to Huntingdon.


    * Beta Beta Beta Award: Jesi Dunaway, Class of 2009 (Biology; Dothan, Ala.); the Beta Beta Beta Award is presented annually by Huntingdon’s Beta Nu chapter of Beta Beta Beta biology honorary to the graduating biology major who is judged to be the most outstanding senior in the field of biology.


    * Wall Street Journal Achievement Award: Ashley Burkett, Class of 2009 (Business Administration; Kinston, Ala.); the Wall Street Journal Award is given each year to the outstanding senior majoring in business administration.

    * Accounting Achievement Award: Brad Vest, Class of 2009 (Accounting; Falkville, Ala.); the Accounting Achievement Award is given to the accounting student who exemplifies the professional and personal characteristics necessary for success in Public Accounting. This award is presented by the Montgomery Chapter of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    * Marion Black Cantelou Chemistry Award: Joseph Sewell III, Class of 2009 (Chemistry; Dothan, Ala.); the Marion Black Cantelou Chemistry Award is given each year to the graduating senior chemistry major(s) whose skills in analytical and other areas of chemistry are outstanding. General character and attitude are also considered for the award.

    * CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award: Caleb Hartin, Class of 2009 (Mathematics; Georgiana, Ala.); the CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award is given each year to the outstanding freshman chemistry student as selected by the chemistry faculty.

    * American Institute of Chemists Award: Sean Sinclair, Class of 2009 (Cell Biology/Biochemistry; Mobile, Ala.); the American Institute of Chemists Award is given each year to the outstanding senior(s) majoring in chemistry. The award is based on recognition of potential advancement in professional chemistry and on leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement.

    * Ward Knockemus Award for Distinguished Service in Chemistry and Biochemistry: This year’s award was given to the members of the group known as the “Chemistry Wizards,” who volunteered their time to assist those in beginning chemistry classes as tutors and helpers. They are: Angela Bradley, Class of 2011 (Chemistry; Wetumpka, Ala.); Sarah Frampton, Class of 2011 (Biochemistry; Newberry, Fla.); Hannah Glover (Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Montgomery, Ala.); Chris Huckle, Class of 2011 (Biology; Ocean Springs, Miss.); Jacques Lamour, Class of 2011 (Biochemistry; Charlotte, N.C.); Andy Patterson, Class of 2010 (Athletic Training/Biology; Pleasant Grove, Ala.); Juddson Seebrat, Class of 2010 (Business Administration; Montgomery, Ala.); Candice Ruston, Class of 2011 (Chemistry; Columbiana, Ala.); Lyndsey Weber, Class of 2011 (Biology; Selma, Ala.); and Christine Whiten, Class of 2011 (Biochemistry; Trussville, Ala.)

    * Organic Chemistry Achievement Award: Steven Laye, Class of 2010 (Biology; Elkmont, Ala.); the Organic Chemistry Achievement Award is presented each year to the outstanding student in organic chemistry as selected by the chemistry faculty.

    * Mathematics Faculty Award: Emily Hand, Class of 2009 (Mathematics; Jemison, Ala.) and Caleb Hartin, Class of 2009 (Mathematics; Georgiana, Ala.); the Mathematics Faculty Award is given each year to the students who have exhibited the greatest potential in the areas of creativity, innovation, scholarship, and service to the mathematical sciences.

    * Julia Rinehart Hughes History Award: Ashley Cromer, Class of 2010 (History; New Market, Ala.); the Julia Rinehart Hughes History Award, established in memory of her service as a member of the Huntingdon College faculty by her family, recognizes a graduating senior who has exemplified, to an unusual degree, genuine interest in the study of history, and has maintained an outstanding record in history and in all college studies.

    * Irene Brinson Munro Award: Gary Nelson Jr., Class of 2009 (History; Irvington, Ala.); the Irene Brinson Munro Award is given annually to a graduating senior major in history or government who has, at the beginning of the student’s final semester, the highest average in all attempted courses in all departments, and who will have, at graduation, at least 18 hours in world history and/or government and an academic grade point average of at least 3.00 in history courses.

    * Hortense Batre-Colonial Dames Scholarship Award: Justin Ridgeway, Class of 2010 (History; Frisco City, Ala.); this scholarship is awarded each year to the outstanding junior or senior history major at Huntingdon College. The recipient, who is selected by the faculty in the Department of History, must have completed at least twelve hours in American history. The award, established in 1938, is given in honor of Hortense Batre, the founder of the Society of Colonial Dames of Alabama.

    * Joseph L. Dean Memorial Award: Chanley Rainey, Class of 2010 (Political Science/English; Monroeville, Ala.); the Joseph L. Dean Jr. Memorial Award is given each year to the graduating English major who has achieved the best academic average in English course work.

    * Frank T. Thompson Award for Creativity: Maegan McCollum, Class of 2010 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, Ala.); the Frank T. Thompson Award for Creativity is given each year by the Huntingdon Publications Board to the senior who has demonstrated the greatest creativity in work on The Gargoyle (the newspaper), Bells and Pomegranates (the yearbook), and Prelude (the College literary publication).

    * Algie Hardwick Hill Prize in Creative Writing: Jacob Bailey, Class of 2012 (English; Opelika, Ala.); the Algie Hardwick Hill Prize in Creative Writing is given each year to a student who, in the opinion of the faculty of the Department of Language and Literature, deserves commendation for demonstrated creative writing ability and for contributions to the publishing of creative writing on the Huntingdon College campus.

    * Alpha Psi Omega Award: Anna Perry, Class of 2010 (Music/Theater Studies; Montgomery, Ala.); for performance in the Department of Language and Literature.

    * Libris Award: Kristine Fontaine, Class of 2011 (Athletic Training; Panama City, Fla.) and Steven Laye, Class of 2010 (Biology; Elkmont, Ala.); the Libris Award is presented annually by the Houghton Memorial Library faculty and staff to an outstanding student library assistant. Established in 1992–93, the award recognizes exemplary performance of responsibilities in a manner contributing to a high level of library service. Ms. Fontaine is the first person to win the award two years in a row.

    * Dungeon Theatre Award: Courtney Parker, Class of 2009 (Theater Studies; Gardendale, Ala.); the Dungeon Theatre Award is given annually to the outstanding senior student involved in Huntingdon College theatre productions.

    * Mary George Waite Keyboard Award: Mark McLemore, Class of 2009 (Music: Performance; Montgomery, Ala.); the Mary George Waite Award is given annually to a deserving upperclassman for the study of the piano or organ. This award was established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bothfeld.

    * Lela Niles Award: Alexander Nishibun, Class of 2009 (Music; Vine Grove, Ky.); the Lela Niles Award is given annually to the upperclassman chosen by the music faculty as outstanding in musical ability, dependability, and high ideals in the field of music. The award is a memorial to Miss Lela Niles, a former member of the music faculty at Huntingdon College.

    * Louise Panigot Award: Kristen Etheredge, Class of 2009 (Religion; Pensacola, Fla.); the Louise Panigot Award is given annually to the senior graduating with a major in the Department of Religion, whose overall academic average in all subjects is above 3.0 and who, in the judgment of the departmental faculty, holds the greatest promise for scholarly achievement in the field of philosophy and academic study of religion.

    * Lessie Mae Hall Stone Religion and Philosophy Award: John Martin, Class of 2009 (Music/Religion; Marianna, Fla.); the Lessie Mae Hall Stone Religion and Philosophy Award is presented annually in the spring to the graduating senior with a major in the Department of Religion who has the highest academic average for all courses in all departments through the academic term preceding the granting of the award. A minimum 3.0 academic grade point average is required.

    * Kevin Teague Outstanding Service Award: Wil Cammack, Class of 2009 (Coaching Education; Andalusia, Ala.); this award is given annually to the student who has contributed to service in the field of athletic training or human performance.

    * Distinguished Student Award, Dept. of Sport Sciences and Physical Education: Landon Mims, Class of 2009 (Human Performance; Clanton, Ala.)

    * Graduating Senior Award, Dept. of Sport Sciences and Physical Education: Granger Shook, Class of 2009 (Coaching Education; Montgomery, Ala.)

    * Political Science Awards: For public service, Larry Newton, Class of 2009 (Political Science; Georgiana, Ala.); for academic achievement in the major and a high overall grade point average: Mark Heath Woodruff, Class of 2011 (Political Science/History; Wetumpka, Ala.); Cole Muzio, Class of 2011 (Political Science; Millbrook, Ala.); Chrystine Lake, Class of 2009 (Political Science; Montgomery, Ala.); Maegan McCollum, Class of 2010 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, Ala.), Chanley Rainey, Class of 2010 (Political Science/English; Monroeville, Ala.)

    * Global Leadership Award: Emily White, Class of 2009 (Global Leadership; Decatur, Ala.); this award is given annually in recognition of the accomplishments of a graduating global leadership major.

    * Sara Lee Insley Dunbar Scholastic Award: Ashley Burkett, Class of 2009 (Business Administration; Kinston, Ala.); this award is presented annually to the member of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity who has achieved the highest grade point average. The award is named for and presented by Huntingdon alumna Sara Lee Insley Dunbar, Class of 1952, of Troy, Ala.

    * Beginning French Award: Allison Marlow, Class of 2009 (Cell Biology; Dothan, Ala.)

    * Beginning Spanish Award: Manci Bryars, Class of 2009 (Accounting; Bay Minette, Ala.)

    * Beginning German Award: Alyssa Ryan, Class of 2009 (Cell Biology; Montgomery, Ala.)

    * Henry L. Bonner Award: Derrick Hurt, Class of 2009 (Elementary Education; Midway, Ala.); this award, in honor of the former head of the Department of Education at Huntingdon, is given annually to the most outstanding senior in teacher education.

    * Myrtle S. Bonner Award: Emily Hand, Class of 2009 (Mathematics; Jemison, Ala.); this award is given each year to the most outstanding senior in secondary education.

    * Academic Excellence in Teacher Education Award: Lindsay Dennis, Class of 2009 (Elementary Education; Foley, Ala.)

    * Virginia Hicks Sutter Community Service Award: This award is presented annually to the full-time student in good standing who has completed the most community service hours both on- and off-campus. It was presented to Jon Powers, Class of 2010 (Accounting; Lillian, Ala.)

    * Mary Hicks Shadoin Community Service Award: This award is presented annually to the student organization that completes the most community service as a group. To be considered, the groups must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of community service each semester, as well as achieving cumulative participation in service by at least 50% of its members. The award was presented to Sigma Nu fraternity, for their work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and other important projects.

    * Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Adam Cotant, Class of 2009 (Biology; Dothan, Ala.); this award recognizes outstanding community service among students at Huntingdon College.

    * Mary Mildred Sullivan Award: John Albritton, Huntingdon College trustee, of Montgomery, Ala.; this award recognizes outstanding community service among those associated with Huntingdon College (non-students).

    * Dr. and Mrs. John N. Todd III Award for Outstanding Administrative Service: Maryann Mooney Beck, Huntingdon Classes of 1992 and 1994; Registrar

 

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 is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”

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