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Awards Convocation

Friday, April 20, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Jamie Langford 2017

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Jamie Langford 2017

Ambassador Jamie Langford ’17 has a heart for diamonds—those of the softball ilk, anyway. She’s a crafty (Pinterest is her favorite site) center-fielder on the Lady Hawks Softball Team. A graduate of Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, she’s earned recognition on the Dean’s List of High Honors, is part of the Honors Program, and has garnered Academic All-Conference recognition. Jamie’s majoring in exercise science with a minor in psychology, and plans for her next step to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She wants to practice in Orange Beach. Who wouldn’t? Her three words for Huntingdon are “Family, prestigious, community,” and she says that what she likes best is “The small-town atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone and it’s a great way to make friends. Plus, you can always have study groups for your classes.” A sport enthusiast, she says, “I love to see the Hawks pull through to victories.” When she’s not in class, don’t look for her inside a building. Jamie loves the great outdoors, so look for her on The Green, at an outdoor sport event, on the Riverfront, or at Blount Cultural Park. She says the craziest thing she has ever done is buy a car the day after she graduated from high school, “That was the day adulthood hit me.”  The professor she admires most is Dr. Mike Bamman, “because I can always pass him and have any conversation. He has always been there when I needed him and he embodies the wisdom I look up to.“ Her fantasy dinner partner is Bo Jackson, “because he, in my eyes, is the greatest football player of all time. He also has a huge heart and gives back to the community, and I’d love to hear his life’s story.” She’s a minute older than her twin brother, JT, which is why, when they were younger, they told people his name stood for “Jamie’s Twin.” We think that’s a valid and virtuous name, given the amazing precedent she has set, and we’re so glad she’s a Huntingdon Ambassador.