October 12, 2020
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16 Huntingdon Women Announced on 2020 Homecoming Court
Montgomery, Ala.—No band played the Alma Mater or beat a drumroll and no football game was in progress, but spirits were high in spite of the rainy weather and the unusual circumstances surrounding the Huntingdon College Homecoming Court presentation, Saturday, October 10. COVID-19 forced the College to postpone most 2020 Homecoming events until Homecoming 2021, but in keeping with tradition sixteen Huntingdon women who had been elected by their peers—four from each class—were presented as part of the 2020 Homecoming Court. Senior representative Hedvika (Hedi) Docking, Class of 2021, was crowned Homecoming Queen during the ceremony.
Homecoming Queen Hedi Docking
Hedvika Docking is a 2017 graduate of A.M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and the daughter of Joel and Heda Docking of Duluth, Georgia. A cell biology major, Docking has been named to the Dean’s List of Honors and to Beta Beta Beta honor society. In student life, she has served as the marketing and sisterhood chair for her sorority, Chi Omega; head of the Orientation Leader team; a Huntingdon Ambassador; and a member of the women’s soccer team, the Black Student Union, the Student Health Club, and the Student Government Association. Docking was crowned by President J. Cameron West and by 2019 Homecoming Queen Sidney Ison, Class of 2020, of Huntsville, Alabama.
Senior Attendants, Class of 2021
Lucy Burch, president of the Huntingdon Student Government Association, has served as captain of the women’s tennis team; campus activities chair for her sorority, Chi Omega; a member of the Black Student Union; a Huntingdon Ambassador; community coordinator for the Huntingdon Leadership Academy; marketing intern for the Huntingdon Office of Communications; and the student assistant/coordinator for Campus Ministries and Tuesday Night Worship services. A communication studies and English major, she has been named to Order of Omega, Lambda Pi Eta, Gamma Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and to the USA South All-Sportsmanship Team. Her academic achievement has been recognized on the Dean’s List of High Honors. She has also been honored with the Megan Cook Sportsmanship Award and as Chi Omega Model Initiate. Burch is the daughter of Brian and Lynn Burch of Florence, Alabama, and a 2017 graduate of Mars Hill High School.
Emily McBrien, is the daughter of Clay and Frances McBrien of Millbrook, Alabama, and a 2017 graduate of East Memorial Christian Academy in Prattville, Alabama. She is majoring in elementary education with collaborative special education. Like her sister senior attendants, she is involved in every aspect of campus life, serving as president of the Panhellenic Executive Council; a member of Phi Mu sorority; a member of the Student Alumni Association; a Huntingdon Ambassador; and a member of the varsity cheerleading squad. She has been inducted into Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha honor societies and has been named to the Dean’s List of Honors and the Dean’s List of High Honors for her academic achievement.
Mary Stanley is the daughter of Jack and Stacy Stanley of Las Vegas, Nevada, and a 2017 graduate of Palo Verde High School. She is a psychology major and a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. She is a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity; captain of the intercollegiate women’s cross country team; treasurer for the Psychology Club; a Huntingdon Ambassador; a member of Campus Ministries; and a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; and has served as the coordinating intern for the Huntingdon Leadership Academy; youth intern for Destin United Methodist Church; and youth intern for Century Church. She has been inducted into Order of Omega honor society and named to the Dean’s List of High Honors.
Junior Attendants, Class of 2022
Sydney Conville is the daughter of Huntingdon head baseball coach and assistant athletic director D.J. Conville, Huntingdon Class of 1998, and Nyree Conville, director of institutional health at the College. The family has recently moved from Sylacauga to Montgomery, Alabama. An exercise science major, Conville is a member of and Panhellenic delegate for Phi Mu women’s fraternity and serves as a Student Recruiter, a member of the Pre-Health Club, and a catcher on the women’s softball team. Her academic achievement has been recognized on the Dean’s List of Honors and the Dean’s List of High Honors and she has been inducted into Order of Omega honor society. She is a 2018 graduate of Sylacauga High School.
Alyssa Lear, an English major pursuing secondary education educator preparation, is a 2018 graduate of Greenville High School. She is the daughter of Chuck and Sheila Lear of Greenville, Alabama. Lear serves as a Huntingdon Ambassador and a Student Recruiter and is a varsity cheerleader. She has been recognized on the Dean’s List of High Honors.
Lydia Lewis of Butler, Ala., is the daughter of Bryan Lewis and the late Melissa Lewis. She is a 2018 graduate of Patrician Academy. Lewis serves as the vice president of standards and academic development for Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity, a Student Recruiter, and a member of Circle K International, the Experts Club, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She plays outfield on the women’s softball team. She has been named to the Academic All-Conference team and has been recognized on the Dean’s List of High Honors. She received a Jane Williams Award for her academic achievement during her freshman year.
Montgomery native Hannah Pace, Class of 2022, graduated from Hooper Academy in 2018. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Tracy Pace. She has served as the vice president for external affairs and as a Panhellenic delegate for her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. She also serves as a Student Recruiter and a varsity cheerleader. She is majoring in exercise science.
Sophomore Attendants, Class of 2023
Erin Cembrale is a 2019 graduate of Palm Harbor University High School and the daughter of Lynne Cembrale of Palm Harbor, Florida. Cembrale is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the Student Government Association, a Student Recruiter, and Phi Mu women’s fraternity. She participated in the Freshman Leadership Initiative. She plays in the center/midfield position for the women’s soccer team and was named Second Team All-Conference. She is majoring in exercise science.
Abrianna Davis, an accounting major, is a 2019 graduate of Calera High School and the daughter of Effon Davis and McKeeba Hightower, both of Birmingham. She serves as an Orientation Leader and a Student Recruiter and as a member of the women’s basketball team, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and the Black Student Union. She completed the Freshman Leadership Initiative. Her academic achievement has been recognized on the Dean’s List of Honors. She was named to the Academic All-Conference Team for 2019–2020.
Brewton, Alabama, native Kennedy Harp is the daughter of Thomas and Susan Harp and a 2019 graduate of T.R. Miller High School. A member of the women’s tennis team, she represents the team on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She is also an officer for her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. Harp is a biochemistry major and a member of the Huntingdon Honors Program. Upon graduation, she will be inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society. Her academic achievement has been recognized on the Dean’s List of High Honors.
Kennedy Jenkins is the daughter of Zakiya Jenkins of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, and Larry Lumbard of McCalla, Alabama. She is a 2019 graduate of Shades Valley High School in Irondale. A psychology major, Jenkins serves as secretary for the Student Government Association; secretary/historian for the Black Student Union; and logistics chairman for the Freshman Leadership Initiative (FLI). She was recognized with the FLI Outstanding Female Leader Award. Jenkins sings with the Huntingdon College Concert Choir.
Freshman Attendants, Class of 2024
Business administration major Kennedy Chambers graduated from Pelham High School in 2020. She is the daughter of Heather Davis and Jon Lybrand, both of Pelham, Alabama. She is a member of Phi Mu women’s fraternity and serves in the middle hitter position on the women’s volleyball team.
Olivia Elmore of Hueytown, Alabama, is the daughter of Keith and Dana Elmore. A Huntingdon College Presidential Fellow, she is majoring in business administration and serves on the technology team.
Liz Rivera is the daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth Rivera of Isabela, Puerto Rico. She is a 2020 graduate of Apopka High School in Apopka, Florida, where she served as president of the National Honor Society. A chemistry major with specialization in pre-med studies, she is a member of Phi Mu women’s fraternity and of the women’s soccer team. She has earned certification in BASE programming.
Brooke Stefankiewicz is a 2020 graduate of Salisbury High School in Salisbury, Missouri, and the daughter of Scott and Shawna Stefankiewicz. A communication studies major, she is a member of the women’s softball team and of Phi Mu women’s fraternity.
Huntingdon College is a coeducational residential liberal arts college of the United Methodist Church.