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May 12, 2009
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Huntingdon College
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Huntingdon Class of 2009 Graduates

Montgomery, Ala.-The 135 members of the Huntingdon College Class of 2009 in traditional day classes walked across Top Stage on the Huntingdon Green Saturday, May 9, collected their diplomas, and marched into their respective futures. R. "Sid" McAnnally, partner and shareholder in the law firm Millard Cooper & Gale and president-elect of the board for Leadership Alabama, delivered the Commencement Address.

Four students graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors), achieving grade point averages of 4.0 and accumulating more than 120 hours at Huntingdon. These students, Ashley Burkett, of Kinston; Lindsay Dennis, of Foley; Ashley Neely, of Foley; and Sean Sinclair, of Mobile, were presented with the Margaret Read Scholarship Medal for their achievement. Two other students, Joseph Sewell, of Dothan, and Chanley Rainey, of Monroeville, earned perfect grade point averages and graduated with fewer than 120 hours earned at Huntingdon because of Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, or transfer credit.

Emily Susan White, of Decatur, Ala., was selected to give the Class of 2009 address and was honored with the Willard D. Top Award, presented annually to the senior who exemplifies an outstanding commitment to academics and service to Huntingdon College.

Elizabeth Brogden, of Opp, was voted by her peers as the recipient of the Loyalty Award, offered annually to the graduating student who, in the opinion of the graduating class, is "the most loyal and dedicated senior."

Two faculty members were honored for their exceptional service to students and to the College. Accounting instructor Amy Beard Hulsey, of Millbrook, a member of the Huntingdon Class of 1990, was selected by the graduating seniors as "that member of the teaching faculty who, in our judgment, has done much this year toward inspiring us to nobility of purpose and integrity of character and rekindling within us a deeper desire for learning." Dr. Lisa Olenik Dorman, of Highland Home, associate professor of sports studies and physical education and director of the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, was honored with the Winn and Gordon Chappell Academic Enrichment Award. The award, given annually, notes exceptional student engagement and student achievement in the arts and sciences. According to the description, the honoree "should play a prominent role in shaping the divergent individual paths of student learning toward established standards of excellence in the academic community." Karen Hyman, of Montgomery, a member of the Huntingdon faculty since 1980 who serves as adjunct assistant professor of German, was also honored at her last Huntingdon commencement, as she and her husband will be moving this summer.

Recognition was given, in the printed program, to those students who graduated as members of the non-disciplinary honor societies: 1.) Alpha Beta; 2.) Omicron Delta Kappa; 3.) Sigma Sigma Sigma; and 4.) Phi Eta Sigma. Alpha Beta was created by the faculty in 1950 to recognize members of the junior and senior classes for outstanding academic achievement and includes 10% of seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and 5% of juniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.75. Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society that recognizes superior scholarship, as well. ODK membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor. Tri-Sigma was created by the Huntingdon faculty in 1925 and honors scholarship, service, and spirit, in order to recognize students whose campus life, positive influence, and scholarship achievement are especially notable. Phi Eta Sigma is the largest national honor society recognizing outstanding academic achievement during the freshman year.

Name Major Hometown
Mollie Alice Adams Music Mobile, Ala.
Todd Louis Adams 3 Political Science Montgomery, Ala.
Alyssa Rae Akins Human Performance Enterprise, Ala.
John Cary Allen Business Administration Juneau, Alaska
Jonathan Dalton Allen Biology Panama City, Fla.
Kasey Lynn Andrews Human Performance Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Thomas Mann Arrington Business Administration Montgomery, Ala.
Philip Dwight Bailey Coaching Education Montgomery, Ala.
Caroline Elise Baldwin Communication Studies Fairhope, Ala.
Alexander Gregory Balog Business Administration Trenton, Mo.
Brent Benjamin Blackwell 1,3,4 Biochemistry Panama City, Fla.
Brandi Nichole Bolling Elementary Education Millbrook, Ala.
Kathryn Christian Booth Creative Writing/English Montgomery, Ala.
Jamie Ashley Brazell English Montgomery, Ala.
Elizabeth Leigh Brogden 3,4 Psychology Opp, Ala.
Destree Dee Brown Elementary Education Lynn Haven, Fla.
Kristina Faith Bruner Elementary Education Prattville, Ala.
Nichole Leigh Bruner Human Performance Oakman, Ala.
Carolyn Manci Bryars Accounting Bay Minette, Ala.
Ashley Michele Bunt 2,3 Cell Biology Leeds, Ala.
Ashley Brook Burkett 1,3 Business Administration (w/ Endorsement in Economics and Finance) Kinston, Ala.
Bethany Kate Bush Coaching Education Eufaula, Ala.
Andrew William Cameron Business Administration Montgomery, Ala.
John Wilson Cammack Coaching Education Andalusia, Ala.
Casey William Camp History Slocomb, Ala.
Lacy Jane Carlile Art Elba, Ala.
Marissa Nicole Castillow Biology Daphne, Ala.
Kimberly Anne Cauthen English LaPine, Ala.
Jessica Patricia Chadwick Business Administration/Religion Dallas, Ga.
Casey Marie Chrietzberg Coaching Education Wetumpka, Ala.
Wendi Lee Clark Religion Tallassee, Ala.
Allison Bauer Comer Psychology/Religion Montrose, Ala.
James Capps Corby, II Political Science Anniston, Ala.
Adam Johnson Cotant 2,3 Biology Dothan, Ala.
Margaret Mary Daniell Elementary Education Point Clear, Ala.
Luther Charles Daniels, III Business Administration Lawrenceville, Ga.
Rishard Waukene Davis Mathematics Maplesville, Ala.
Lindsay Lee Dennis 1,4 Elementary Education Foley, Ala.
Dusti Marie Doss 1,3,4 Psychology Prattville, Ala.
Karen Jesica Dunaway 1,3,4 Biology Dothan, Ala.
Stacy Lee Elwell 2 Business Administration Alpharetta, Ga.
Kristen Diane Etheredge 1,2,3,4 Religion Pensacola, Fla.
Casey Woodall Fleming Human Performance Ramer, Ala.
Susan Laura Frank Business Administration Greenville, Ala.
Mark Andrew Gable Athletic Training Andalusia, Ala.
Anthony V. Germain Business Administration Eufaula, Ala.
Matthew Tyler Goble Accounting Blountsville, Ala.
Jenna Rebekah Golson 1 Human Performance Montgomery, Ala.
Felecia Lee Gulledge Biochemistry Trussville, Ala.
Marcus Scott Hallford English Montgomery, Ala.
Joanna Leigh Hampton Psychology Montgomery, Ala.
Emily Diane Hand 1,2,3,4 Mathematics Jemison, Ala.
Caleb Allen Hartin 1 Mathematics, Ala.
Evan Benjamin Haulman Business Administration Montgomery, Ala.
Lance Andrew Hensley Music (Performance) Montgomery, Ala.
Brittney L. Herndon Biology Gardendale, Ala.
Kelly Nicole Hill Biology Birmingham, Ala.
Chelsey Moretta Hodge 2 Psychology Pleasant Grove, Ala.
Sarah Alison Hooks Religion Panama City, Fla.
Willie J. Horn, Jr. Elementary Education Montgomery, Ala.
Larry Jerome Hudson Human Performance Red Level, Ala.
Derrick Terrell Hurt Elementary Education Midway, Ala.
Matthew Steven Ingle Human Performance Adamsville, Ala.
Kristopher Austin Ingram Human Performance Sylacauga, Ala.
Richard Leroy Joiner, II Coaching Education Prattville, Ala.
Tiffany Nicole Jordan Mathematics Christiana, Tenn.
Alison McRae King 1 Psychology Headland, Ala.
Desmond Lionel Knight Human Performance Montgomery, Ala.
Kyle Scott Kreutzer Human Performance Montgomery, Ala.
Chrystine Devereaux Lake 2,3,4 Political Science Montgomery, Ala.
Brady Garland Lamborne Political Science Alexander City, Ala.
Hannah Marie Lane 1,2,3,4 Communication Studies McDonald, Tenn.
Christin Dawn Lee Elementary Education Dothan, Ala.
Olivia Farrell Levering Music Chesapeake, Va.
Megan Corey Long 1 Cell Biology Cottondale, Fla.
Steven Richard Manning Accounting Grand Bay, Ala.
Allison Kendall Marlow 1,2,4 Cell Biology Dothan, Ala.
John Charles Martin 1,2 Music/Religion Marianna, Fla.
Kimberly Ann Matthews 4 Biochemistry Wetumpka, Ala.
Wesley Hendrick McCormick Psychology/Religion New Brockton, Ala.
Nicole Danielle Miller Psychology Montgomery, Ala.
Robert Paul Miller Creative Writing/History Theodore, Ala.
Jennifer Nicole Moody 1,2 Communication Studies/Psychology Birmingham, Ala.
Tera Yvonne Moore 1 Communication Studies/Psychology Birmingham, Ala.
Richard Alan Moore, Jr. Political Science Birmingham, Ala.
David James Morris Accounting Montgomery, Ala.
Ashley Jordan Neely 1,2,3,4 Cell Biology Foley, Ala.
Gary Dwayne Nelson, Jr. 2,3 History Irvington, Ala.
Larry Michael Newton 3 Political Science, Ala.
Scott Nello Nichols Psychology Florence, Ky.
Alexander Masaji Nishibun Music Vine Grove, Ky.
Jackson Goodwin Nix History Montgomery, Ala.
John Thomas Otterson Chemistry Huntsville, Ala.
Guillermo Enrique Parcells Business Administration Panama City, Fla.
Courtney Ann Parker 1,2 Theater Studies Gardendale, Ala.
Rachel Nicole Patillo Communication Studies Prattville, Ala.
Charles Kevin Patton Coaching Education Jacksonville, Ala.
Trey Perkins Pike Human Performance Flat Rock, Ala.
Jennifer Leigh Pittman English/Spanish Montgomery, Ala.
Jeremy Elisha Pittman Cell Biology Hahira, Ga.
Chanley Elizabeth Rainey 1,2,4 English/Political Science Monroeville, Ala.
Jeffrey Roe Reamer Business Administration Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Jessica Denise Reeves Accounting Gulf Shores, Ala.
Michael Christian Rollins Religion Panama City, Fla.
Glenn Andrews Rudolph 4 Chemistry Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Dylan Lee Ruppel 1,4 Biochemistry/Cell Biology Lynn Haven, Fla.
Alyssa Dianne Ryan Cell Biology Montgomery, Ala.
David Lee Sampleton, II Communication Studies Huntsville, Ala.
Caleb Allen Schmidt Communication Studies Northport, Ala.
Vanessa Michelle Schmidt Biology Panama City Beach, Fla.
Joseph Harrison Sewell, III 1,2,3,4 Chemistry Dothan, Ala.
Tiffany Shree Shiflett Biology Roanoke, Ala.
Daniel Adam Shipp Religion Wetumpka, Ala.
Granger Barnes Shook Coaching Education Montgomery, Ala.
Richard Sean Sinclair 1,4 Biochemistry/Cell Biology Mobile, Ala.
William Earl Stephens, III Chemistry Bay Minette, Ala.
Judson Gregory Sullivan Human Performance Northport, Ala.
Mary Louise Thrower Accounting Montgomery, Ala.
Autumn Catherine Trimback Cell Biology Pittsview, Ala.
Jessica Michelle Turner Accounting Ashville, Ala.
Sara Beth Vaughn Accounting Montgomery, Ala.
Bradley Dean Vest Accounting Falkville, Ala.
Mathieu Francis Vetere-Rivera Communication Studies Montgomery, Ala.
Francis John Vorrosso, II Accounting Panama City, Fla.
Cory Allen Walton Digital Art Hazel Green, Ala.
Michael Norman Watts Mathematics Calera, Ala.
Emily Susan White 1,2,3,4 Global Leadership Decatur, Ala.
Ashley Brooke Williams Accounting Millbrook, Ala.
Justin Lee Williams Accounting Madison, Ala.
Thomas Edward Willis Business Administration Foley, Ala.
Kelly Melissa Womack Biology Prattville, Ala.
Thomas Holloway Wool 1 Biology Montgomery, Ala.
Victor Dewayne Wyatt, II English Montgomery, Ala.
Kathryn Elyse Yates 2,3 Religion Lilburn, Ga.
Kristen Sasser Young English Greenville, Ala.


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, "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service," is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall. Celebrating its centennial year in Montgomery this year, the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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