Take Note

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Thurs., Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public

Alex Carroll 2017

photo of Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll 2017

Someday, you may be under the care of Pensacola, Florida, native and Huntingdon Ambassador Alex Carroll ’17, who is on her way to a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program after she graduates in May 2017. If you are, you’re lucky. Alex is a born leader with “take-charge” in her bones. She says she chose Huntingdon, “because it allows student-athletes to be involved in several aspects of the college community, not restricted to the sport demands. At Huntingdon, I am able to be involved in greek life and several clubs and organizations, while still being part of the volleyball team. Staff and students at Huntingdon are welcoming and take personal interest in who I am.” Alex serves as president of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, and as a Student Recruiter in addition to a long list of other commitments. A chemistry major, she has worked on undergraduate research with her major professor, Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy ’78, on the spectrophotometric characterization of carotenoids isolated from butterflies and moths. (Don’t worry, we had to read that slowly, too.) Alex says, “Dr. Murphy makes her classes interesting by showing new reactions and always taking time to answer any questions in and out of class.” She’s also enjoyed her classes with biology professor Dr. James Daniels, whom she says “has pushed me to become a better student and I appreciate that his hard tests have taught me how to study and better prepared me for however I choose to further my education after HC.” Alex has the distinction of sharing a birthday with Channing Tatum and of being the first student from Trinitas Christian School to play a college sport. She likes to help out with the Huntingdon volleyball team now that she’s no longer playing. On off-days, she relaxes by walking the dogs at the Humane Society. Groundbreaker, leader, animal lover, and healer—just a few reasons why Alex Carroll is on the Huntingdon Ambassador Team.