June 5, 2020
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Gaston Wins Huntingdon’s Dunbar Award
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College Class of 2020 graduate Virginia Grey Gaston of Guntersville, Alabama, has been selected as the recipient of the College’s 2020 Sara Lee Insley Dunbar Award. The award is given annually to the member of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity who has earned the highest grade point average among chapter members. The award was created by the late Sara Lee Insley Dunbar, Huntingdon Class of 1952, in honor of the outstanding education she and her daughter, Dorothy Dunbar Rogers, Class of 1978, received at Huntingdon College.
Gaston, the daughter of Jackie and Mary Shea Gaston, served as president of the Huntingdon Student Government Association from March 2019 through March 2020. She was a member of the Student Alumni Association, Athletic & Student Affairs Committee, and Alpha Omicron Pi sorority; chaired the Campus Activities Board; served as a student coordinator of the Orientation Leader Team; and served as a Huntingdon Ambassador and a Huntingdon Student Recruiter. She was inducted into Sigma Sigma Sigma, Order of Omega, Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. Her academic achievement has been recognized on the Dean’s List of High Honors. Gaston was presented with the Lois B. Gholston Award as the outstanding senior in elementary education; the Henry L. Bonner Award as the outstanding senior overall in the Department of Teacher Education; the Margaret Read Scholarship Medal in recognition of earning, along with several classmates, the highest grade point average in the graduating class; and the Willard D. Top Award, as the graduating senior exemplifying the highest commitment to academics and service. She completed her degree in elementary education/cooperative special education.
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