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Awards Convocation

Friday, April 20, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Bestselling Author to Deliver Commencement Address

Bestselling biographer Ronald C. White will deliver the Commencement Address for Huntingdon College Class of 2018 traditional day program graduates, Saturday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. on the College’s Green. White will speak under the auspices of the Stallworth Lectureship in the Liberal Arts. His topic will be,  “An Inadmissible Question.”

Winds and Jazz, Symphonic Honor Bands Perform

The Huntingdon College concert band, Huntingdon Winds, and jazz band, Huntingdon Jazz, will present a free outdoor concert Friday, April 13, 6:00–7:00 p.m. on Top Stage on The Green at the center of campus. The public is invited to bring outdoor chairs, blankets, picnics, and even Frisbees. There is no charge for admission. The concert will be offered in the midst of the bands hosting their annual Symphonic Honor Band. High school musicians from nearly every corner of Alabama are scheduled to attend.

Alumna Inducted into Newspaper Hall of Honor

Beloved Huntingdon alumna Kathryn Tucker Windham, Class of 1939, was inducted into the Alabama Newspaper Hall of Honor during ceremonies at Auburn University, Saturday, April 7, 2018. Her journalistic career spanned more than seven decades.

Huntingdon Dedicates New Soccer/Softball Complex

Although soccer and softball have been part of Huntingdon College’s athletic teams for nearly 30 years, the teams have not enjoyed separate spaces on campus. Now, with the dedication of the W. James Samford Jr. Soccer and Softball Complex, each sport has its own field for practice and play, as well as new lockers, restrooms, and an indoor press box. The fields, made possible by a gift from the W. James Samford Jr. Foundation, were dedicated March 24.

Cassidy Oswald Crowned 2018 Miss Huntingdon

Fifteen Huntingdon College women competed for the title of Miss Huntingdon, Saturday, March 17. At the pageant’s conclusion, six prizes were awarded.

Huntingdon Hosts Hap Arnold Lecture Series

Huntingdon College, in partnership with the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, will host the Hap Arnold Lecture Series, “Leading and Serving in Changing Times,” Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.

Dual Enrollment, Summer Academies for High School Students Announced

Huntingdon College will offer four summer opportunities for high school students to either explore career pathways or earn credit toward their undergraduate degrees.

Huntingdon Hosts AISA Bands

About 500 high school band students—plus parents, band directors, and spectators—will be on the Huntingdon College campus Friday and Saturday, February 23–24, as the College band programs host the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) Band Festival and Honor Band. During the Festival, Friday, February 23, 15 bands will perform at half-hour intervals, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the College’s Drum Theater. The Honor Band will perform a concert Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Roland Arena.

Celebrity Recital Set to Delight Audiences

Since the first Vann Vocal Institute Celebrity Recital was offered at Huntingdon College 11 years ago, stars representing every corner of the opera universe have amazed and delighted audiences during this nearly annual event. Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, world-renowned operatic artists who normally perform with such landmark companies as the Metropolitan in New York and the Lyric Opera of Chicago will converge on stage once again for the Celebrity Recital, a free public concert for the Montgomery community.

Ability Sport Network Hosts Wheelchair Competition

The Huntingdon College Ability Sport Network wheelchair basketball team, the Red Wings, will host a wheelchair basketball competition, Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. in the James W. Wilson Jr. Gymnasium inside the Will and Kelly Wilson Community and Athletic Center.