May 2, 2017
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Huntingdon prepares for Graduation Weekend
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College’s Class of 2017 will collect their diplomas in two separate commencement ceremonies to be held Saturday, May 6, on the College Green. Roland Arena, inside Roland Student Center, is the rain location.
The traditional day program will hold Commencement Exercises at 9:00 a.m., with political commentator, pollster, and millennial generation expert Kristen Soltis Anderson presenting the Commencement Address. Her topic is “Civic Engagement: Millennial Power in a Boomer Nation.” She will appear under the auspices of the College’s annual Stallworth Lectureship in the Liberal Arts, for the first time coinciding with Commencement Exercises. Anderson, who authored the book, The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials are Leading America, blends observations from focus groups, personal stories, and polling results in her remarks and will provide insights into the changing nature of American society and politics.
The College’s Evening Bachelor’s Degree program will hold Commencement Exercises that evening at 6:00 p.m. with The Honorable Gary Fuller, mayor of Opelika, Alabama, presenting the Commencement Address.
Leading into the graduation weekend, traditional day graduates and their families will attend the Baccalaureate worship service, Friday, May 5, at 5:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The Reverend J. Cameron West, president of the College, will preach the sermon.
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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