October 30, 2018
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Huntingdon Students Named to 2018 Homecoming Court
Montgomery, Ala.—During the Huntingdon College 2018 Homecoming ceremonies, 16 Huntingdon women were presented as members of the Homecoming Court. Four members of each class were elected by their class peers. From the senior attendants, the Huntingdon student body collectively selected the Homecoming Queen, who was crowned during half-time of the Homecoming football game, Saturday, October 27.
Homecoming Queen Anna Blair Cockrell and Senior Attendants, Class of 2019
Anna Blair Cockrell, Homecoming Queen, Aliceville, Alabama
Anna Blair Cockrell, a sport management major, is the daughter of Rhonda and Mitch Cockrell of Aliceville, Alabama, and a 2015 graduate of Pickens Academy in Carrollton, Alabama. She is a former member of the Huntingdon women’s basketball team and serves as a Hawks cheerleader. A leader in many organizations, she serves as a Leadership Initiative mentor, Huntingdon Student Recruiter, SGA senator for business, and Senior Class president. For her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, she serves as the vice president of standards and academic development. Cockrell has earned membership in Omicron Delta Kappa and Gamma Sigma Alpha honor societies and is a member of the Experts Club and the Student Alumni Association. She interned in communications and marketing for the Ability Sport Network at Huntingdon during spring semester 2018.
Ragin Berry, Senior Attendant, Enterprise, Alabama
Ragin Berry, a political science major with minors in English and history, is the daughter of Virginia Berry of Enterprise, Alabama, where she graduated from Enterprise High School in 2015. She serves as the vice president of communications for the Panhellenic Council, a Student Recruiter, an SGA Senate member, and a Freshman Leadership Initiative mentor, and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity, the Political Science Club, and Voice of Justice. She has earned membership in Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha, and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies, and is part of the Joyce and Truman Hobbs Honors Program. For her academic work, she has been recognized with the Frank. T. Thompson Award for Creativity. Berry has interned in public relations with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.
Sidney Carol Hall, Senior Attendant, Dothan, Alabama
Hall, the daughter of Angel and Rick Hall of Dothan, Alabama, is a communication studies major with a minor in art. She is a Huntingdon Hawks cheerleader and serves as treasurer for the Student Government Association and as a Huntingdon College Ambassador. Hall is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity, which she serves as chaplain. She has earned membership in Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Theta Kappa, and Sigma Kappa Delta honor societies and serves as a chairperson for the Campus Activities Board. Active in Campus Ministries, she is also the student ministry intern at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church. Hall is a 2015 graduate of Ridgecrest Christian School.
Zoya Robinson, Senior Attendant, Montgomery, Alabama
Robinson, the daughter of Michele Robinson of Montgomery, Alabama, and Damien Robinson of Dallas, Texas, is a business administration major and member of the women’s tennis team. She was named the USA-South Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week in 2016 and named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team and the All-Conference Second Team West Division in 2016. She serves as president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, a resident assistant, a Leadership Initiative mentor, an SGA senator, a Huntingdon College Ambassador, a Student Recruiter, and as secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a member of the Forensics/Debate Team, for which her team won the Huntingdon College spring 2018 debate competition. She is also a member of the Business Club and the Chess Club and interns with the men’s tennis team. Robinson graduated from Montgomery’s Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School in 2015.
Junior Attendants, Class of 2020
Autumn Allday, Valley Grande, Alabama
Allday, the daughter of Michelle and Don Johnson of Valley Grande, Alabama, and Dewayne Allday of Selma, Alabama, is an exercise science major. She serves as a Student Recruiter, a senator for residents in SGA, and assists in leading freshman bible study for Campus Ministries. Allday serves as the historian and the alumni relations chair for Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity and has been named to the dean’s list for her academic achievement. She is also a member of the Experts Club, Psychology Club, Campus Activities Board, Student Alumni Association, and Circle K International. She has been recognized with the Jane Williams Award for scholarship and is a President A.A. Lipscomb Scholar. Allday graduated from Morgan Academy in Selma, Alabama, in 2016.
Virginia Gaston, Guntersville, Alabama
Gaston, the daughter of Mary Shea and Jackie Gaston of Guntersville, Alabama, is an elementary education/collaborative special education major. She serves as vice president for the Student Government Association, new member educator for Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity, a chairperson for the Campus Activities Board, the associate chief justice on the Judicial Board, a student representative on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, a Student Recruiter, and member of the Student Alumni Association. Gaston has been named to the Dean’s List of High Honors and interns in youth ministry with Young Meadows Presbyterian Church. She is a 2016 graduate of Guntersville High School.
Sidney Ison, Huntsville, Alabama
Ison, the daughter of Latarsha and Larkin Ison of Huntsville, Alabama, is a biochemistry major with a minor in psychology. She is a member of the varsity women’s basketball team and serves as president of the Pre-Health Club, an SGA Senator, and as campus activities chair for Chi Omega women’s fraternity. She is involved in Campus Ministries as a worship and small group leader. Ison serves the College as a Student Recruiter, a Huntingdon Ambassador, and as a resident assistant for Ligon Hall. She has earned membership in Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society for Women and has been voted Resident Assistant of the Year. In the lab, she is participating in research with Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy (chemistry) and completed an undergraduate inorganic chemistry research internship at Auburn University last summer. Ison is a 2016 graduate of Westminster Christian Academy.
Candy Martinez, Jemison, Alabama
Candy Martinez, a business administration major, is the daughter of Maria Parra of Jemison, Alabama, where she graduated from Jemison High School in 2016. She serves as president of the Junior Class and of the Business Club, while serving the Student Government Association as a senator. A member of Phi Mu women’s fraternity, she serves as tailgate chair and parent/alumni chair for that organization. She is a member of the Student Alumni Association and the Accounting Club, and has been named to the Dean’s List of High Honors.
Sophomore Attendants, Class of 2021
Alanna Benjamin, Montgomery, Alabama
Alanna Benjamin, a cell biology major, is the daughter of Jason and Alyson Benjamin of Montgomery, Alabama. She is a member of the Orientation Leadership team, Rotaract Club, and Voice of Justice Club and has served as a missions team leader, Tuesday Night Worship greeter, and Ligon Ladies bible study participant for Campus Ministries. She is a member of Chi Omega women’s fraternity and the Joyce and Truman Hobbs Honors Program, and has been recognized for her academic achievement on the Dean’s List of Honors. Benjamin is a 2017 graduate of the Saint James School.
Lucy Burch, Florence, Alabama
Burch, the daughter of Brian and Lynn Burch of Florence, Alabama, is a communication studies major and English minor. She is a member of Campus Ministries, the Joyce and Truman Hobbs Honors Program, Chi Omega women’s fraternity, the Exchange Club, and the Women’s Center, and serves as a Student Recruiter, a member of the women’s tennis team, and a senator for English in SGA. Burch has been recognized for her academic achievement on the Dean’s List, was nominated for the title of Future Sorority Leader of the Year, and was named the Model Initiate in her Chi Omega pledge class. She is a 2017 graduate of Mars Hill Bible School.
Abigail Marler, Enterprise, Alabama
Marler, the daughter of Wayne and Sherry Marler of Enterprise, Alabama, is a cell biology major on the pre-med track with a psychology minor. She serves as tailgate and parent/alumni chair for Phi Mu women’s fraternity and as Phi Class president. Marler also serves as an SGA senator and a Student Recruiter. She was a member of the Freshman Leadership Initiative and of Campus Ministries. She is a 2017 graduate of Enterprise High School.
Kayley Yates, Jacksonville, Texas
Kayley Yates, the daughter of Shane and Stephanie Yates of Jacksonville, Texas, is a biology major. A member of the women’s soccer team, she also serves as career and personal development chair for Chi Omega women’s fraternity, a senator for biology for SGA, and has led a small group for the soccer team. She has been named to the Dean’s List and interned with NSF-REU CEMITURE at Georgia Southern University last summer. Yates is a 2017 graduate of Jacksonville High School.
Freshman Attendants, Class of 2022
Jeide Amos, Enterprise, Alabama
Amos, the daughter of Sue and Justin Amos of Enterprise, Alabama, is a psychology major. She serves as a point guard for the women’s basketball team. Amos is a 2018 graduate of Enterprise High School.
Madison Gray, Hope Hull, Alabama
Madison Gray, the daughter of Carmen and Phil Gray of Hope Hull, Alabama, is a communication studies major. She is a member of the Freshman Leadership Initiative and Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity and is a Hawks cheerleader. Gray is a 2018 graduate of Lowndes Academy.
Anna Grace Lawson, Birmingham, Alabama
Lawson, the daughter of Jessica and Ricky Hill of Montgomery, Alabama, and Scott Lawson of Birmingham, Alabama, is a music education major. She is a member of the Marching Scarlet and Grey, sings with the Huntingdon College Concert Choir, and participates in the Freshman Leadership Initiative, the Student Government Association, and Chi Omega women’s fraternity. Lawson is a 2018 graduate of Oak Mountain High School.
Hannah Pace, Montgomery, Alabama
Pace, the daughter of Tracy and Jimmy Pace of Montgomery, Alabama, is an exercise science major. She is a member of the Freshman Leadership Initiative, Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity, and the Experts Club, and serves as a Hawks cheerleader. Pace is a 2018 graduate of Hooper Academy.
Huntingdon College has been named a top 6 regional Best Value and top 11 regional college in the South by U.S. News and World Report; among a list of Colleges that Change Lives, by Washington Monthly; among the Best Colleges in Alabama and the Best Small Colleges in America by College Consensus; and among the Best Colleges: Region by Region (South) by the Princeton Review. Through the Huntingdon Plan, full-time day students are provided a laptop computer, books and information resources, active learning experiences, and senior-year travel-study opportunities—all within regular tuition and fees. Huntingdon’s Evening Studies program offers degree completion programs at 10 locations across the state. Huntingdon College continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church.
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