Take Note

A Service of Lessons and Carols

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

Courtney Harville 2017

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Courtney Harville 2017

“My second home.” Those are the three words Ambassador Courtney Harville ’17 chooses to describe Huntingdon. Courtney traveled a fair way from her home in Morristown, Tennessee, to attend, as the alma mater says, “the home we love so well,” and she has made the most of every stroke she has made on campus—all with a sparkle in her bright eyes and more enthusiasm than can be contained on an 18-link golf course. She’s been part of the Leadership Initiative, Freshman Forum, the Experts Club, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, the Concert Choir, and Diamond Dolls, among other activities, and is an anchor on the women’s golf team. A 4.0 student (not just at HC, but also in her entire schooling career), Courtney garnered Huntingdon’s coveted Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award in spring 2016 and has been recognized as a Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division III All-Star Athlete and All-American Scholar. As tough as she is on the course and in the classroom, she lends that same fervor to supporting every Huntingdon sport and student-athlete. After HC, she plans to attend the University of Tennessee to earn her MS-MBA in sport management, for which she is preparing with a sport management major and business administration minor. Courtney has known Toby Mac and the lead singer of Audio Adrenaline, Adam Agee, for 8 years—once astonishing the crowd around her when Toby Mac spotted her and came to give her a hug while still singing in the middle of a concert. She’s crazy about Captain America, superhero movies, antique cars (especially the 1959 Chevy Bel Air), and major golf courses, such as Pine Needles, which she’s played many times in the past six years. Courtney not only connects to a place with her mind and her hands, she also connects with her heart and soul. “God is an important part of my life,” she says. “When I was making my decision of where to go to college, I was constantly praying. God gave me a peace about Huntingdon, and I knew I was supposed to be here.” We couldn’t agree more.