August 30, 2018
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Huntingdon Remembers Mary Ann Neeley
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West issued a statement today celebrating the life of well-known historian Mary Ann Neeley, a member of the Huntingdon College Class of 1954, who died yesterday.
“Mary Ann Oglesby Neeley was one of Alabama’s most respected historians. She was an expert on the city of Montgomery and on Huntingdon’s history, having served as research assistant to Dr. Rhoda Coleman Ellison’s ‘History of Huntingdon College: 1854–1954’ when she was an undergraduate. Mary Ann taught for Huntingdon periodically during her long career, and her enthusiasm for history was effervescent. She was curious—a quality of the best learners and knowers—seeking connections from the past among the many ideas, institutions, and individuals she researched and about which she spoke and wrote. Committed to giving accurate, documented information, her demeanor was always calm and confident, while her love of the subject matter was evident from the sparkle in her eyes. She was a treasure, and we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, including her husband, Aubrey Neeley, Class of 1959; her grandson, Graham Neeley, Class of 2011; and her sisters, Lenore Oglesby Kirkpatrick, Class of 1956, and Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Oglesby Johnson, Class of 1960.”
Through the Huntingdon Plan, Huntingdon full-time day students are provided books and information resources, a laptop computer, a senior year travel-study opportunity, and active learning opportunities in their majors—all within regular tuition and fees. Huntingdon College is an institution with a rich liberal arts tradition that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. The College embraces the development and growth of its students in faith, wisdom, and service, providing a solid foundation that will enable them to respond to the needs of today’s complex world.
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