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April 21, 2011
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Religion Honorary Theta Alpha Kappa Announces Inductees

Theta Alpha Kappa 2011

Montgomery, Ala.—The Department of Religion at Huntingdon College inducted 13 students into the College's chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa honor society this spring.  Theta Alpha Kappa, founded in 1976 at Manhattan College, is the only national honor society serving the needs of those involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education.  Honoring excellence in these academic fields is its primary purpose.  There are more than 200 Theta Alpha Kappa chapters at colleges and universities across the country.

To be named to Theta Alpha Kappa, a student must have completed at least three semesters at Huntingdon; must have completed at least 12 semester hours of course work in religion or theology at Huntingdon; must have attained a grade point average of at least 3.5 in religion and theology course work; must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0; and must be ranked in the top 35% of his or her class at the time of induction. 

Those who were inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa this spring are:   
Courtney Bunce, Class of 2011, Psychology/Religion; Pike Road, Ala.
Rhett Butler, Class of 2013, Religion; Eclectic, Ala.
Daniel Davis, Class of 2013, English/Religion; Mathews, Ala.
Kathryn Hoffmaster Gerlach, Class of 2011, Religion; Montgomery, Ala.
Kenton Hagan, Class of 2011, Biochemistry/Biology; Opelika, Ala.
Darval Hutchinson, Class of 2011, Cell Biology; Prattville, Ala.
Colby Leonard, Class of 2012, Religion; Coker, Ala.
Woods Lisenby, Class of 2011, Religion; Dothan, Ala.
Alyce Penniman, Class of 2012, Religion; Canton, Ga.
Megan Petenbrink, Class of 2012, Religion; Marietta, Ga.
Rebekah Redden, Class of 2011, History/Religion; Montgomery, Ala.
Kaitlin Rozof, Class of 2011, Biochemistry/Religion; Helena, Ala.
Nicholas Stanley, Class of 2011, English; Mobile, Ala.

The Theta Alpha Kappa faculty adviser is Dr. C. Jason Borders, associate professor of religion.  The Department of Religion is chaired by Dr. Frank Buckner, professor of religion, and offers majors in Christian education, religion, and youth ministry, and minors in Biblical studies, Christian education, religion, and youth ministry.  In addition, a worship leadership concentration is available within the music major.  Students may earn a Certificate in Youth Ministry or a Certificate in Christian Education through the United Methodist Church by completing the major requirements plus a course in church history.

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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