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May 29, 2009
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Announces Greek Awards

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College students who are members of campus Greek organizations gathered last month to honor their own for academic achievement and service. The following awards were presented:
Scholarship Awards

Greek Academic Excellence Awards were given to students who are members of Greek organizations and who earned grade point averages of 3.7 or higher during the academic year:

    * Meredith Brogden (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2012; Business Administration/English; Opp, Ala.
    * Ashley Burkett (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2009; Business Administration; Kinston, Ala.
    * Tiffany Dean (Phi Mu); Class of 2012; Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.
    * Dusti Doss (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2009; Psychology; Prattville, Ala.
    * Alyssa Eason (Phi Mu); Class of 2012; Accounting; Auburn, Ala.
    * Katy Jo Farrill (Chi Omega); Class of 2011; Elementary Education; Lynn Haven, Fla.
    * Christian Harmon (Sigma Phi Epsilon); Class of 2010; Cell Biology; Huntsville, Ala.
    * Amber Hartley (Chi Omega); Class of 2011; Business Administration; Deatsville, Ala.
    * Alexis Johnson (Phi Mu); Class of 2012; Political Science; Wetumpka, Ala.
    * Hannah Lane (Chi Omega); Class of 2009; Communication Studies; McDonald, Tenn.
    * Colby Leonard (Sigma Nu); Class of 2012; Biology; Coker, Ala.
    * Jennifer Moody (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2009; Communication Studies/Psychology; Birmingham, Ala.
    * Erin Ofe (Chi Omega); Class of 2012; English; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Allyn Powell (Phi Mu); Class of 2012; Undeclared; Andalusia, Ala.
    * Riley Prescott (Chi Omega); Class of 2010; Psychology; Columbus, Ga.
    * Angela Whiten (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2011; Biochemistry; Trussville, Ala.

Greek Academic Achievement Awards are given annually to students who are members of Greek organizations and who have earned between a 3.5 and 3.69 cumulative grade point average during the academic year. The following awards were presented this year:

    * John Allen (Sigma Phi Epsilon); Class of 2009; Business Administration; Juneau, Alaska
    * Chelsea Atkinson (Chi Omega); Class of 2011; Business Administration; Panama City, Fla.
    * Angela Bradley (Chi Omega); Class of 2011; Chemistry; Wetumpka, Ala.
    * Kayla Bratcher (Chi Omega); Class of 2010; Biochemistry; Ashford, Ala.
    * Jaclyn Brill (Chi Omega); Class of 2011; Psychology; Birmingham, Ala.
    * Kati Bryant (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2012; Athletic Training; Petal, Miss.
    * Ashley Bunt (Chi Omega); Class of 2009; Cell Biology; Leeds, Ala.
    * Katelyn Carter (Phi Mu); Class of 2012; Biochemistry; Montevallo, Ala.
    * Ben Cheney (Kappa Sigma); Class of 2010; History; Dothan, Ala.
    * Adam Cotant (Sigma Nu); Class of 2009; Biology; Dothan, Ala.
    * Hannah Lee Dickinson (Chi Omega); Class of 2010; Chemistry; Sylacauga, Ala.
    * Jessica Dickson (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2012; Biology; McCalla, Ala.
    * Kristen Etheredge (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2009; Religion; Pensacola, Fla.
    * Evelyn Hanning (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2010; Biology/Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Chris Huckle (Sigma Nu); Class of 2011; Biology; Ocean Springs, Miss.
    * A.J. Julian (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2010; Biochemistry; McCalla, Ala.
    * Kirsten Kline (Chi Omega); Class of 2012; Communication Studies; Anniston, Ala.
    * Chrys Lake (Alpha Omicron Pi); Class of 2009; Political Science; Magnolia Springs, Ala.
    * Elizabeth Perdue (Phi Mu); Class of 2012; Biochemistry; Prattville, Ala.
    * Sarah Ward (Chi Omega); Class of 2010; History; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Kathryn Yates (Chi Omega); Class of 2009; Religion; Lilburn, Ga.

Sorority and fraternity chapters whose members, on average, achieved cumulative grade point averages that were above the All-Greek academic grade point average this year were:

    * Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    * Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
    * Chi Omega Fraternity

The highest overall chapter grade point averages were achieved by:

    * Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (men)
    * Chi Omega Fraternity (women)

The highest new member class grade point averages were achieved by:

    * Sigma Nu Fraternity (men)
    * Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity (women)

The Gamma Sigma Alpha Scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the Greek honorary. This year’s scholarship was awarded to Mary Louise Thrower, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity from Montgomery, Ala., who has served as Panhellenic president and vice president of standards for her sorority; has served a year on the Greek Leadership Council; and was a member of the Panhellenic Extension Committee.
Service

The Outstanding Community Service Award was presented to Sigma Nu Fraternity (men) for more than 500 community service hours, including a pivotal role in the Extreme Home Makeover: Montgomery as the midnight-to-6:00 a.m. crew for the transformation. For women, Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity was honored for their service hours related to Arthritis Foundation fundraising, including the Jingle Bell Run, the Zoo Walk, and other projects. Honorable mention was given to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity (men) for more than 455 hours of service this year.
Honor Cords

Honor cords were presented to the members of Gamma Sigma Alpha and Order of Omega Greek honoraries who were members of the Class of 2009. Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society was founded at the University of Southern California to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The purpose of the society is to promote the advancement of education among Greeks, to instill a greater spirit of cooperation among Greek students and organizations, and to encourage excellence in scholarship.

Those members of the Class of 2009 presented honor cords for Gamma Sigma Alpha were:

    * Todd Adams (Kappa Alpha); Political Science; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Alyssa Rae Akins (Alpha Omicron Pi); Human Performance; Enterprise, Ala.
    * John Allen (Sigma Phi Epsilon); Business Administration; Juneau, Alaska
    * Brandi Bolling (Chi Omega); Elementary Education; Millbrook, Ala.
    * Ashley Bunt (Chi Omega); Cell Biology; Leeds, Ala.
    * Dusti Doss (Alpha Omicron Pi); Psychology; Prattville, Ala.
    * Kristen Etheredge (Alpha Omicron Pi); Religion; Pensacola, Fla.
    * Nicole Griffin-Miller (Alpha Kappa Alpha); Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Chelsey Hodge (Chi Omega); Psychology; Pleasant Grove, Ala.
    * Derrick Hurt (Sigma Nu); Elementary Education; Midway, Ala.
    * Chrys Lake (Alpha Omicron Pi); Political Science; Magnolia Springs, Ala.
    * Hannah Lane (Chi Omega); Communication Studies; McDonald, Tenn.
    * Jessica Reeves (Alpha Omicron Pi); Accounting; Gulf Shores, Ala.
    * Mary Louise Thrower (Alpha Omicron Pi); Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Kathryn Yates (Chi Omega); Religion; Lilburn, Ga.

The Phi Epsilon chapter of Order of Omega was chartered on December 10, 2007, at Huntingdon College. Order of Omega is a national Greek leadership honor society that was founded at the University of Miami to recognize fraternity women and men who have attained a high standard of scholarship and leadership in interfraternal activities; to unite outstanding fraternity women and men in an organization that will mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate Greek affairs; to bring together faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and cooperation; and to create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines. There are more than 500 Order of Omega chapters throughout the United States. Those members of the Huntingdon Class of 2009 who were presented honor cords for Order of Omega were:

    * Todd Adams (Kappa Alpha); Political Science; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Caroline Baldwin (Chi Omega); Communication Studies; Fairhope, Ala.
    * Brandi Bolling (Chi Omega); Elementary Education; Millbrook, Ala.
    * Elizabeth Brogden (Alpha Omicron Pi); Psychology; Opp, Ala.
    * Manci Bryars (Chi Omega); Accounting; Bay Minette, Ala.
    * Ashley Bunt (Chi Omega); Cell Biology; Leeds, Ala.
    * Ashley Burkett (Alpha Omicron Pi); Business Administration; Kinston, Ala.
    * Dusti Doss (Alpha Omicron Pi); Psychology; Prattville, Ala.
    * Stacey Elwell (Chi Omega); Business Administration; Alpharetta, Ga.
    * Kristen Etheredge (Alpha Omicron Pi); Religion; Pensacola, Fla.
    * Nicole Griffin-Miller (Alpha Kappa Alpha); Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Chelsey Hodge (Chi Omega); Psychology; Pleasant Grove, Ala.
    * Chrys Lake (Alpha Omicron Pi); Political Science; Magnolia Springs, Ala.
    * Hannah Lane (Chi Omega); Communication Studies; McDonald, Tenn.
    * Olivia Levering (Alpha Omicron Pi); Music; Chesapeake, Va.
    * Wesley McCormick (Kappa Sigma); Psychology/Religion; New Brockton, Ala.
    * Robert Miller (Sigma Phi Epsilon); History/Creative Writing; Theodore, Ala.
    * Jennifer Moody (Alpha Omicron Pi); Communication Studies/Psychology; Birmingham, Ala.
    * Jessica Reeves (Alpha Omicron Pi); Accounting; Gulf Shores, Ala.
    * Mary Louise Thrower (Alpha Omicron Pi); Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.
    * Kathryn Yates (Chi Omega); Religion; Lilburn, Ga.

The Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award was presented to Glenda Allred, of Montgomery, on behalf of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity. Allred, a Huntingdon alumna in the Class of 1992, has advised the AOPi chapter for more than 10 years. Allred and her husband, David, who is also an alumnus, have served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for three years. Her nomination stated, “Glenda has made tremendous contributions not only to our chapter, but also to the Greek system as a whole. She has [given of herself] and continues to pour time in the advancement of Huntingdon College.”

The Outstanding New Chapter Advisor Award was presented to Linda Tilly, of Montgomery, on behalf of Phi Mu Fraternity. A member of Phi Mu Fraternity since 1968 and chapter advisor for Huntingdon’s new chapter since its formation last year. Tilly is also a member of Leadership Montgomery, Leadership Alabama, the State Children’s Policy Council and the Governor’s Council, and a board member of the Alabama Poverty Project and the Children First Foundation.

The Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy, professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Murphy, a Huntingdon alumna from the Class of 1978, was honored for her teaching skills as well as for the time she spends with students outside of class in student/faculty research, travel-study, tutoring, and advising.

The Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Award was presented to Ruby Barton, of Montgomery, a member of the ARAMARK Dining Services staff who has served meals with a smile in Huntingdon’s Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall for nearly 22 years.

The Greek Man of the Year honoree was Bobby Miller, of Theodore, Ala., a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity who has served in numerous leadership roles in the Student Government Association.

The Greek Woman of the Year honoree was Angela Bradley, of Wetumpka, Ala., who served as president and a charter member of Huntingdon’s chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity this year.

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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