April 2024 Alumni News


News Release

May 1, 2024
For more information, contact:
Dr. Anthony Leigh, aleigh@hawks.huntingdon.edu

April 2024 Alumni News


  • Shelby Nixon Adams ‘19 and her husband, Reid, welcomed a son, Jack Hampton Adams, in April 2024.
  • Haylan Bailey ‘20 and his wife, Alyssa, welcomed a daughter, Audrey Leigh Bailey, in April 2024.
  • Hunter Booth ‘17 and his wife, Maci, welcomed a daughter, Mary Scott Booth, in April 2024.
  • Mo Dale ‘15 and his wife, Ashleigh, welcomed a daughter, Ellie Jane Dale, in April 2024.
  • Madison Elkins Holmes ‘17 and her husband, Kristopher, welcomed a daughter, Lainey Rae Holmes, in April 2024.
  • Mary Ayleen Palm Jackson ‘18 and her husband, Adam, welcomed a daughter, Lucy Magnolia Jackson, in March 2024.
  • Jeremy Murphy ‘16 and his wife, Kyndall, welcomed a son, Kylen Alexander Murphy, in April 2024.
  • Aaron Odom ‘14 and his wife, Haley, welcomed a son, Miller James Odom, in April 2024.
  • Cristo Rocha ‘23 and Nidia Martinez welcomed a son, Leonardo Estaban Rocha, in April 2024.
  • Katie Holsonback Sewell ‘12 and husband Brent, welcomed daughter, Shiloh Laine Sewell, in April 2024.
  • Amber Wall Seymour ‘19 and her husband, Austin, welcomed a daughter, Sutton Seymour, in April 2024.
  • Anna DeMedicis Wright ‘16 and her husband, James, welcomed a son, James Harrington “Harry” Wright V, born in April 2024.


  • Heidi Gilmore ‘22 married Austin Chafin on April 6, 2024.
  • Morgan Harris ‘19 married Garvin Ayers on April 6, 2024.
  • Rebecca Hunter ‘15 married Shawn Petty on April 21, 2024.
  • Alyssa Lear ‘22 married Bryan Folds on April 6, 2024.
  • Mallory Loftin ‘21 married Dylan Hastings on April 6, 2024.
  • Damali Thomas ‘18 married Darius Mitchell on April 27, 2024.
  • Jacob Walls ‘21 married Emily Garmon on April 27, 2024.

Graduate School Graduations

  • Dr. Josh Hines ‘17 completed a doctorate in pharmacy from Samford University.
  • Stafford Smith ‘22 completed a master’s degree in social work at Samford University.
  • Claire Tomberlin ‘21 completed a juris doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Retirements/Promotions/Honors/General News

  • Jason Reynolds ‘18, a nuclear materials engineer for NASA, is the lead author and presenter on a presentation being given at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS) conference in Sante Fe, New Mexico, in May.
  • Amber Shirley ‘20 was awarded the American Osteopathic Association Advocacy Award.

In Memoriam

  • Paul Beckham Fields, Jr. ‘64 died on April 11, 2024, in Montgomery, Alabama. We extend condolences to his daughter, Carol Fields Loeb ‘90, and to his sister, Carol Fields Daron ‘61.
  • LaFaye A. Holley ‘65 died on April 3, 2024, in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Betty Ferguson Carson ‘66 died on March 19, 2024, in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • John Wayne Cronier, Jr. ‘68 died on April 4, 2024, in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Stephen L. Spencer ‘72 died on April 14, 2024, in Orange Beach, Alabama.
  • Marilyn McNeill Shewmake Johnson ‘78 died on March 27, 2024, in Foley, Alabama.
  • Randy Paul Foster died on April 13, 2024.  He was an icon of the Montgomery arts community and a former member of the Huntingdon College theater department.


Huntingdon College, in accordance with Title IX and Section 106.8 of the 2020 Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, other applicable federal and state law, and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.  Similarly, it prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and/or national origin in its education program

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Dr. Anthony J. Leigh

Senior Vice President for Student and Institutional Development; Dean of Students
(334) 833-4528 | aleigh@hawks.huntingdon.edu

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