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Alex Manning 2017

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Alex Manning ’17

When students in the Class of 2020 arrived for New Student Orientation during summer 2016, one of the first bright smiles they saw was that of Huntingdon Ambassador Alex Manning ’17. Alex is always looking for someone to cheer up and cheer on, so it’s fitting that she’s an Orientation Leader this year.  Besides, she’s used to smiling—and yelling—as a varsity cheerleader—one who drove 14 hours with three fellow cheerers to yell for the Hawks football team in their second-round playoff game last season. Ultra-involved on campus, Alex serves as a vice president for her sorority (Alpha Omicron Pi) and a Student Recruiter, among a long list of commitments.  Her demanding schedule is good practice for her future plan: to be a physician assistant working in pediatric oncology. “I have a heart for terminally ill children, and if God has placed it on my heart to do it, I’m going to trust Him no matter how hard it’ll be,” she says. Alex’s three words for Huntingdon are “loyal, home, enriching.” “We all say it’s a home, but a home includes a family, and everyone at HC is a family: individually unique, together complete!” Alex took a closer look at Huntingdon after encouragement from her own family and says, “I chose Huntingdon because of the overwhelming love I felt every time I was on campus. Everyone has a genuine interest in knowing, helping, and befriending you.” Certainly, that is true of Alex, which is why this chemistry major and Montgomery native is first on a list of 40 Ambassadors to whom we can’t wait to introduce you.