September 7, 2017
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Convocation begins academic year
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College president J. Cameron West welcomed the College’s newest students at the College’s Presidential Convocation yesterday. The annual event serves as the official kick-off to the academic year. In keeping with tradition, West was the speaker for the event. His address was entitled, “‘Road Trip’ OR ‘What it Means to Be an American.'”
During the convocation the Concert Choir gave its first performance of the academic year, as well as its first performance under the direction of Dr. Damion Womack. Womack joined the Huntingdon faculty this fall as chair of the Department of Fine Arts and director of choral activities.
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 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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