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Academic year opens with Presidential Convocation


August 29, 2016

For more information,
contact Su Ofe,
ofe@huntingdon.edu; (334) 833-4515

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Huntingdon opens academic year with traditional Presidential Convocation

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will celebrate the opening of the 2016–2017 academic year, as well as the beginning of freshman students’ college years, during the traditional Presidential Convocation, Wednesday, August 31, at 11:45 a.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. As is the custom, Huntingdon President J. Cameron West will deliver the convocation address. His topic is “The Bridge … to the Path … to the Top.” The convocation is free and open to the public. If necessary, the convocation may be viewed from the overflow rooms in Flowers Hall, rooms 101 and 102.

The Presidential Convocation is an annual event at Huntingdon College that normally occurs within the first two weeks of the fall term. The 2016–2017 academic year began August 22.

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 recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America”  by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the Presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Suellen (Su) Ofe
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College 1500 E. Fairview Ave.,
Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591