Huntingdon News

April 12, 2011
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Forms Collegiate Exchange Club

Exchange Club Founding Members

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College students have formed the only Collegiate Exchange Club at a college or university in the country.  The club was officially installed and members inducted in a ceremony held on campus last week.  The club builders are Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy, Huntingdon Class of 1978, a Huntingdon professor of chemistry, chair of the Department of Chemistry, and a member of the local Exchange Club; Mr. Howard Tinsley, Alabama District Exchange Club treasurer; and Ms. Dot Golab, an alumna and president of the Alabama District Exchange Club. Dr. Doba Jackson, assistant professor of chemistry at Huntingdon, is a club adviser.

The National Exchange Club, America's oldest service organization operating exclusively in this country, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1911 in Detroit by businessmen who wanted to "exchange" ideas, the national service organization, now based in Toledo, has 700 clubs and approximately 22,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Exchange Club's first Alabama chapters were installed in 1921 (Montgomery's club being among the initial Alabama chapters). The organization focuses mainly in the areas of promoting patriotism and preventing child abuse. For their first service project, Huntingdon club members finger-printed 100 children at Eastdale Mall as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month last week.

The Huntingdon Collegiate Exchange Club's 22 founding members are:

Russ Barnwell, Class of 2013, Club President, a political science and English major from Jacksonville, Ala.
Karina Scott, Class of 2012, Club Vice President, a psychology major from Montgomery
Kim Jenkins, Class of 2012, Club Secretary, a biology major from Dothan, Ala.
Lauren Miller, Class of 2013, Club Treasurer, a business administration major from Cheyenne, Wyoming
Khiry Burke, Class of 2013, an accounting major from Montgomery
Liz Daly, Class of 2013, an English major from Montgomery
Sheridan Farnell, Class of 2012, an English major from Marianna, Fla.
Whitney Foy, Class of 2011, a psychology major from Birmingham, Ala.
Anna Camille Hale, Class of 2012, an English major from Spanish Fort, Ala.
Ali Hamil, Class of 2013, a chemistry major from St. Augustine, Fla.
Alex Herring, Class of 2014, a communication studies major from Opelika, Ala.
Katie Holsonback, Class of 2012, a biology major from Crossville, Ala.
Olivia Larkin, Class of 2013, a biology major from Florence, Ala.
Chelley Lawson, Class of 2012, a music and biochemistry major from Montgomery
Haley Leach, Class of 2014, a chemistry major from Axis, Ala.
Casey Pearcy, Class of 2013, a biology and chemistry major from Phenix City, Ala.
Mallery Robinson, Class of 2013, a biology and history major from Montgomery
Ariel Rocker, Class of 2012, a history major from Madison, Ala.
Angelica Trammell, Class of 2011, a biochemistry major from Roanoke, Ala.
Zach Turner, Class of 2014, a political science major from Citronelle, Ala.
Ashlee Walters, Class of 2012, a biochemistry major from Alabaster, Ala.
Trace Zarr, Class of 2013, a cell biology major from Bay Minette, 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. A coeducational liberal arts college, Huntingdon's motto is "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service."

For more information, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.

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


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