A grip on news in the Huntingdon College Community
April 25, 2019
FINALS WEEK IS NEXT WEEK! IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
- Return your books acquired through the Huntingdon Plan book program (if you entered Huntingdon fall 2016 or later), April 29–May 3. Failure to turn them in (at the Scarlet & Grey Shop) by Friday, May 3, will result in the cost of the books being added to your account, so don’t forget!
- Return any library books or materials borrowed during the semester and pay any late fees that are outstanding. (If you don’t turn them in by Friday, May 3, a $100 hold will be placed on your account. If you have lost the resource you borrowed, speak with Ms. Paige Crumbley ’14 at the circulation desk. She’s really nice and wants you to keep reading, so you might be able to get a lower fee for replacement cost. No promises, just a suggestion.)
- Remember: you can check out library materials until the end of the semester, so if you need a resource for last-minute papers or even a game to keep you occupied, the library has your jam. You may also check out summer reading materials during the break, as long as you are registered to return in the fall.
- Class of 2019: you can keep your borrowing privileges alive by notifying Ms. Crumbley that you’d like to keep your library account open. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Non-graduating residential students have until noon Saturday, May 4, to complete the move-out process. Be sure you check out through the normal RA process. Failure to do so might result in a fine or fines.
- Graduates have until noon, Sunday, May 12, to complete the move-out process. Check out with your RA—failure to do so might result in a fine or fines added to your account.
STUDENT FINDS UNDESCRIBED SPECIES
A late February field trip with the BIOL343 (Field Biology) class turned into what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Noah Roberts ’19, a student in the class. While class members collected samples from different patches of Old Cahawba Prairie, Noah explored a stream and collected what looked like freshwater shrimp. The “shrimp” turned out to to be members of another crustacean group, the Amphipoda. Dr. Jim Daniels, professor of biology, who leads the class, posted a photo on iNaturalist, a biodiversity app. A graduate student at Florida A& M University, Andrew Cannizzaro, identified the species in the genus Synurella based on the photo. Dr. Daniels then shipped several specimens to Mr. Cannizzaro, who concluded, “this population probably represents an undescribed species.” Dr. Daniels and Mr. Cannizzaro continue to collaborate on describing the species. Alabama is fifth in the nation in biodiversity, making it a rich and plentiful playground for field biologists.
AUSTIN HILL ’14 DEMONSTRATES THE SCIENCE OF SUCCESS
Many Huntingdon students balance academic and athletic demands while earning their undergraduate degrees, but only a few maintain professional athletic careers while completing their academic aspirations. Austin Hill ’14 is one of those few. A star basketball player for the Hawks, he led the conference in 3-point shooting and free-throw percentage and won several school and conference awards. Since graduating with his degree in biology, he’s earned a master’s degree in biomedical science in England while playing professional basketball in that country. He’s also traveled the world with professional teams from Italy, Mexico, Peru, and Germany. Today, he plays in the Basketball NT scene and in 3x3Hustle in Australia with the Boundless Possible team. Read his story!
POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY ADOPTED
Dr. Jeremy Lewis, professor of political science, has announced the addition of an honor society for political science, Pi Sigma Alpha. To be eligible for induction, an undergraduate must have completed at least half of the credits required for achieving the Bachelor of Arts degree, with at least 10 semester hours of credit in political science (including at least one upper-division course), and an average grade of B (3.0) or higher in coursework. A student’s overall GPA must place him/her in the top one-third of their class. An individual need not be a political science major to qualify for membership. The first Pi Sigma Alpha graduates will be part of the Class of 2019.
HAWKING AROUND THE STATE HOUSE
The Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ (AAICU, of which Huntingdon is a member) Ambassador Program is a student-centered legislative advocacy program begun more than 5 years ago. The purpose of the AAICU Ambassador Program is to organize student-led support of the Alabama Student Grant Program (ASGP) and Alabama’s independent higher education opportunities. Each year, AAICU presidents select one or two student-leaders on their campuses to serve as AAICU ambassadors. This year, business administration major Katie Sullivan ’19 serves as the Huntingdon College AAICU ambassador. Last week, Katie, who is also a legislative intern for Senator Cam Ward, along with ambassadors from other AAICU colleges, their mentors, and AAICU staff, had the opportunity to meet and speak with the senator and/or representative for each college’s district. While touring the facility, Katie and Cathy Wolfe, Huntingdon associate vice president for development operations, ran into several Huntingdon alums who work in the State House, including Jesse Skaggs ’13, deputy chief of staff for the Lieutenant Governor, Amanda Senn ’04, deputy director general counsel for the Alabama Securities Commission, and Trace Zarr ’13, director of political development for the Medical Association of Alabama. In addition, it was NASA Day at the Alabama legislature and Robert La Branche ’06, executive director of the Military Stability Foundation, was in attendance. (Photos on the Huntingdon College Facebook page.)
HAWKING THE VOTE
The results are in for 2019–2020 SGA class officer and senate elections. Congratulations to all who took the time and effort to run for office. Here are the elected officials:
- Class of 2020:
- President: Jennifer Knox
- Vice President: Savannah Gibbs
- Secretary: Amber Shirley
- Treasurer: Mackenzie Smelley
- Class of 2021:
- President: Koby Townsend
- Vice President: Linsey Smithart
- Secretary: Kerigan Pickett
- Treasurer: Shea George
- Class of 2022:
- President: John Buford
- Vice President: Abigail Cody
- Secretary: Shira Hamby
- Treasurer: Glendy Menendez
- Art: Courtney Moore; Olivia Stinson
- Biology: Kayley Yates; Shelby McAllister; Andrew Hines; Abigail Marler
- Business: Conner Howard; Gavin Baugh; Rebekah Derdoski; Peyton Flournoy
- Chemistry: Jordan Fleming; Megan Ventry; Shelby Blair; Colby Hutson
- Communication: Addison Genard; Dalis Smith; Chloe Duke; Christina Arnette
- History: Amanda Mohun
- Language and Literature: Riley Szabo
- Mathematics: Cody Argade
- Music: Beth Johnson; Anna Grace Lawson
- Political Science: Nick McClinton
- Psychology: Katlyn Hall; AnnaPage Gray; Courtney Burgess; Mark Melchor
- Religion: Daisy Bowman; Colleen Collins; Scot Aspden
- Sport Science and Physical Education: Peyton Dean; Amanda Crowell; Cam Page
- Teacher Education: Abigail Schuelke; Katie Muston; Macie Pilgrim
- Residents: Abigail Brown; Alanna Benjamin
- Commuters: Sydney Morgan
STUDENTS, FACULTY HONORED DURING AWARDS CONVOCATION
At the annual Awards Convocation, held Monday, dozens of students and two members of faculty were honored for their service, academic achievement, and/or leadership. Although each department could only choose one or a few to receive awards, we give a shout-out to all of the students who do the right things, work hard, give their time and energy to a cause or causes, and step up to leadership roles in student organizations, work-study positions, internships, athletic teams, and in so many other ways. Life doesn’t give you recognition or pay-back for every good thing you do, but every good thing you do makes a difference. Bravo to you! Photos of the Awards Convocation are posted on the Huntingdon Facebook page, and we’ll post a news release with the names of award winners soon.
GREEK ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERS HONORED
The annual Greek Awards celebration was held last week, with many students honored for academic achievement and service and inducted into honor societies. Among chapter and overall awards were the following:
- Outstanding Chapter Advisor: Donnie Sasser, Lambda Chi Alpha
- Faculty Member of the Year: Dr. Erastus C. Dudley, Chair, Department of Biology
- Staff Member of the Year: Ms. Bennetta Carter, ARAMARK Dining Services
- Chapters who have a GPA above the All-Greek Average: Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega
- Highest New Member Class GPA: Chi Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Chapter Excellence in Scholarship: Chi Omega, Sigma Nu
- All Sports Award: Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu
- Chapter Excellence in Programming: Chi Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha
- Chapter Excellence in Alumni Relations: Alpha Omicron Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha
- Chapter Excellence in Community Service: Alpha Omicron Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha
- Campus Involvement Award: Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu
- Future Fraternity Leader of the Year: John Buford, Sigma Nu (this year, and for subsequent years, this award includes a $500 scholarship, which has been provided by an anonymous donor)
- Future Sorority Leader of the Year: Shelby Blair, Chi Omega (this year, and for subsequent years this award includes a $500 scholarship which has been provided by an anonymous donor)
- Greek Woman of the Year: Jordan Fleming, Alpha Omicron Pi
- Greek Man of the Year: John Hunnicutt, Lambda Chi Alpha
- Overall Chapter of Excellence: Alpha Omicron Pi
- Individual Chapter Highlights:
- Alpha Omicron Pi was honored for their excellence in communication, membership retention, sisterhood, membership recruitment, and risk management. They are also a Ruby Level chapter within their international organization, the highest rating a chapter can receive.
- Chi Omega was recognized by Make A Wish for their work and contributions to Make A Wish reveals and wish grants. They are a Chapter of Excellence in national standards for their work in philanthropy, GPA, and regulations and rules.
- Phi Mu was recognized with awards in the following areas at their National Convention: Formal Recruitment Quota, Chapter Total, GPA of 2.75 or above, and the M3 Donation Award. The M3 Donation award is given to chapters who participate in 100% of the annual M3 campaign that raises money for the Phi Mu Foundation to award scholarships to members in need.
- Lambda Chi Alpha has donated more than 170 pounds of food to the Montgomery Area Food Bank to benefit their national philanthropy. Their Break in a Bag event has been extended to more than 250 people who are underappreciated in a community where they work so hard to do good.
- Sigma Nu has received national awards for LEAD (Leadership, Ethics, Achievement and Development) phase excellence, as well as for programming, governance in accountability, campus leadership, intellectual development, brother development, recruitment and manpower, and chapter operations.
- Sigma Phi Epsilon was the recipient of the 2018 National Accountability Award. This is given for supporting a culture where all members live in accordance with the values and expectations of the fraternity and their college/university.
BAND LEADERS SELECTED FOR 2019–2020
The Marching Scarlet and Grey and Huntingdon Winds have selected their student leaders for the 2019–2020 academic year. We congratulate new drum major Beth Johnson, and section leaders Abagail Chavez, flutes; Tiara Griffin, clarinets; John Buford, saxes; Haleigh Ridgeway, upper brass; Anna Grace Lawson, trombones/baritones; Collin Wagnor, tubas; Alexis Shepherd, drum line; Courtney Moore, cymbals; and Chassity Page, auxiliaries. In the band management team are Savanna Cherry, band alumni; Cameron Nicely, band equipment; Baylee Wills, music library; Daisy Bowman, rehearsal prep; and Shira Hamby, social media.
HAWKS LACROSSE REPEATS REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP; SOFTBALL ADVANCES IN TOURNAMENT; STEPHEN SHEPHARD ’19 AND GOLF WIN ANOTHER TOURNAMENT
The Hawks lacrosse team secured their second consecutive regular season championship with a win over Brevard College Saturday, April 20. Just like last season, the first in which the USA South sponsored men’s lacrosse, the Hawks never lost a conference game. The Hawks will enter the USA South Conference Tournament April 27 in LaGrange, Ga., with 11 wins on the season (7-0 in conference play), facing William Peace University in the semifinals at 3:30p CST. Meanwhile, the Hawks softball team advanced to Round 2 of the USA South Tournament by defeating LaGrange College in Round 1. On the links, Stephen Shephard ’19 won his fourth career tournament and led the Hawks golf team to victory in the Emory Invitational April 21. Ranked fourth individually in Division III, Stephen is tied for the second-most career wins by a Hawk during the NCAA era. The Hawks, ranked second in Division III, won the tournament by 13 strokes. Mark Connelly ’19 tied for fourth individually, while Henry Gee ’19 tied for eighth. The men’s golf team will play in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament, featuring the top 20 Division III teams nationally, later this week at Highland Country Club in LaGrange, Ga.
BOOK MAKES LONG JOURNEY HOME
Earlier this month, our library/archives was contacted by the proprietor of Main Street Fine Books and Manuscripts in Galena, Ill. William (Bill) Butts wanted to know if we might be interested in purchasing a volume that had come into his possession: Two Boys in the Civil War and After, by brothers W.K. Houghton and M.B. Houghton. M.B. (Mitchell Bennett) Houghton is the man for whom our library is named. Mr. Butts thought we might wish to acquire the book because it is inscribed “Woman’s College of Ala. Compliments of W.B. Houghton March 26th 1912.” Using an old card catalog and shelf list, as well as an accession number provided by Mr. Butts, librarians determined that this volume once resided in our library but was recorded as missing during a 1965 inventory and a subsequent 1979 inventory. Although he had originally asked $695 for the volume, Mr. Butts shipped the book to us, not even charging for the postage. The book will live in our Special Collections in the archives. Home at last, after more than 50 years.
- Summer housing (May 22–August 8) is available at a cost of $2400 (split among occupants of the house), with priority going to those who are taking summer classes and/or working on campus. Summer residents must be registered for fall 2019 classes. Learn more and/or apply.
- Faculty, Staff, Students, check your email for a message from Hunter Traw and remember to remove and replace AVG Business Edition software according to the instructions provided to protect your operating system on each Huntingdon computer.
- The Freshman Leadership Initiative is holding a donation drive for toiletry items and bottled water to benefit victims of the March 2019 Lee County tornadoes. Please deliver items to Flowers Hall, Room 218A.
- The State of Alabama is sponsoring the Cyber FastTrack, an online learning program to help college students quickly learn the skills needed to fast track your way to a career in cybersecurity. In addition to free online learning, students can qualify for the $2.5 million in scholarships being awarded for college tuition. You can register for the program and participate at https://www.cyber-fasttrack.org/ now through May 10.
- Graduates: when you pick up your cap and gown, note the 20% off coupon for the Scarlet & Grey Shop! Be sure you leave the Home We Love So Well with plenty of memorabilia!
- The 2019–2020 National Alumni Association board of directors has been announced. Congratulations to new board president Mat Pope ’88 and special thanks to Mark Colson ’07, who has served the association so well. Read more.
- Huntingdon soccer coaches are offering a youth soccer camp for ages 6–14, 9a–3p, July 15–29. To register, go to www.hchawkssoccercamps.com/hawks-summer-academy.cfm. Contact Coach Matt Cooper at email@example.com with questions.
- The Journal of Student Research, sponsored by the Council of Undergraduate Research, is open for submissions with a deadline of July 31, 2019. Accepted papers will be published by Dec. 31, 2019. “The journal uses an automated process from manuscript submission to publication. Manuscript submission, peer review, and publication, are all handled online, and the journal automates all clerical steps during peer review. It allows authors and editors to follow the progress of peer review on the Internet.” More information: http://www.jofsr.com/index.php/path.
- FACULTY AND STAFF REMINDER: Title IX training modules through EVERFI are due May 14.
- The name of the Department of Communication Studies and Psychology has changed to the Department of Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, and Psychology, with the addition of the new major in Criminal Justice.
- During the Awards Convocation held April 22, the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education announced that the annual Outstanding SSPE Student Award would be renamed the Kedra Curtis Award, in memory of the Class of 2019 student who meant so much to the College, the department, and the women’s basketball team. The first recipient was T.I. Duncan ’19.
- Upcoming Graduate School Open Houses:
- Troy University, April 24, 1–3 p.m., Trojan Center Ballroom; find out more at troy.edu/openhouse.
- Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine ShaDO Day, April 26, 1:30–6:00 p.m., $10, register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AUM Graduate Studies Preview Night, April 30, 5–7 p.m., Taylor Center, Rooms 221–223; find out more at aum.edu/gradpreview.
- While many are winding down during the week of May 6-10, some of our faculty will be preparing students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and other health professions examinations! A huge “shout out” to professors Doba Jackson, Maureen Murphy, Jaime Demick, John Berch, and Kristine Copping for the extra investment you make in our students through the annual Health Professions Boot Camp!
- SUMMER HOURS, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M–F, with 30 minutes for lunch, will begin Monday, May 13.
- 2019–2020 Huntingdon Plan Travel has been finalized, giving 114 of 126 students their first choice in travel. The trips are: Fall 2019: Hawaii and Ireland; Spring 2020: Ireland; Summer 2020: Australia (2 groups); Prague/Vienna; Hawaii. Happy flights, Hawks!
- Last day of classes, Spring
- 10a, Tallassee United Methodist Church invites the Huntingdon family to a special “Everyday Discipleship” Sunday, with President J. Cameron West preaching, honoring the life of the late Mary Nell Atherton.
- Alumni Board Pancake Breakfast
- Finals begin
- 11a Commuter Study Break: Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers, Pratt Lounge
- 12-2p Pets on the Porch, the Hut (Snacks provided)
- 6-8:30p Athletic Awards Recognition, Roland Arena
- 8:30a Commuter Study Break: Chick-Fil-A Biscuits, Pratt Lounge
- 8p TNW & Chick-Fil-A, Ligon Chapel
May 1 W
- 11:30a Commuter Study Break: Domino’s Pizza, Pratt Lounge
- 4:30p, English Capstone Presentations, Seay Twins Gallery
- 7:30p Ligon, 8p Smith, 8:30p Blount/Searcy, Ice Cream Truck Study Break; come out and make a sundae!
May 2 Th
- 7:30a, Krispy Kreme Coffee and Donuts Study Break, the Hut
- 8a, Commuter Study Break: Krispy Kreme Coffee and Donuts, Pratt Lounge
- 7p, Jonathan Young Senior Recital, Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building
May 6–8: Jazz Band Recruiting Tour
May 7 T
- Grades DUE
- 5–7p, Faculty Family Picnic
May 9 Th
- Senior Toast, MCC
May 10 F
- 9a Graduation Instructions, Traditional Day Program Class of 2019, Ligon Chapel
- 10a Senior Brunch (must RSVP to the Office of College and Alumni Relations prior to attending), Traditional Day Program Class of 2019, Dining Hall
- 5p Baccalaureate Service (Traditional Day Program), Ligon Chapel; NOTE: this ceremony will be simulcast at https://www.youtube.com/user/HuntingdonCollege16/featured
May 11 Sa
- 8a Traditional Day Program graduates gather in Ligon Chapel
- 8:30a Traditional Day Program Class of 2019 Photo
- 9a Traditional Day Program Commencement Exercises, The Green; NOTE: this ceremony will be simulcast at https://www.youtube.com/user/HuntingdonCollege16/featured
- 6p Evening Studies Program Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises, The Green; NOTE: this ceremony will be simulcast at https://www.youtube.com/user/HuntingdonCollege16/featured
EVENTS IN MONTGOMERY
- The Old Cloverdale Association invites the Huntingdon family to their 5th Annual May Festival, Sunday, April 28, beginning with a bike and wagon-decorating at the Community Garden at 2:30 p.m., followed by a parade beginning at the garden and ending at College Street Park. During the festival, College Street Park will be renamed Mary Ann Neeley Park in memory of the Huntingdon Class of 1954 alumna who was Montgomery’s most prominent historian. Mary Ann died last year. Entertainment will be provided by Celtic harpist Sophia Petropoulos Monday, and festivities will include a Maypole and procession of royals.
- The Bell Road YMCA will offer lifeguard certification classes April 29–May 10, M, T, Th, F, 5–8:30p; the cost is $200.00 for members, $250 for non-members. Learn more.
- Seven Huntingdon women were recognized among the USA South All-Conference Awards for softball last week. Annie Nolan ’22 and Madison Hunt ’20 were named First Team All-Conference and First Team West Division. Alyssa Singleterry ’19, Rayne Ellis ’19, Lauren Melton ’21, and Madison Perryman ’21 were named to the Second Team West Division. Ashley Carroll ’19 was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
- Five Huntingdon players earned All-Conference recognition with the release of the USA South Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse awards on Wednesday. Sam Hitt ’19, Adrian Harper ’19 and Matt Murphy ’19 received first-team honors and Raymond Edwards ’21 was named second-team. Logan Wilson ’19 was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. Hitt and Harper were both first-team selections last season and Murphy was a second-team selection last season. The group helped lead Huntingdon to a second consecutive regular-season conference title this season.
- Four Huntingdon men were among the football players recognized with the release of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Hampshire Honor Society earlier this month. Offensive linemen Chris Hering ’19 and Adam Mann ’19, defensive lineman Troy Mandris ’19, and linebacker Stephen Strickland ’19 were among 1,661 players from 426 schools named to the honor society. To be eligible for the Hampshire Honor Society, a player must have been a starter or significant contributor during their last year of eligibility at an accredited NCAA or NAIA institution, maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers and met all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements and graduation. Since 2007, 63 Hawks have been chosen to the Hampshire Honor Society.
- Three Hawks baseball players received All-Conference recognition at the close of the regular season. Shortstop Wes Powell ’20, who is tied for fourth in Division III with 62 hits, earned USA South All-Conference First Team recognition. Wallace Henry ’20 earned Second Team recognition; while Garrett Breland ’19 was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
- Abby Blankenship ’18 has been selected to serve as an admission ambassador for Cumberland School of Law. She is completing her first year at the law school.
- Ryan Brooks ’19 presented “Molecular Modeling of the Xenobiotic Response Element Helix-Turn-Helix domain of the cl repressor” at the Experimental Biology/ASBMB conference in Orlando earlier this month.
- Will (’15) and Kayla Causby Dake ’15 welcomed son Baker, April 11, 2019.
- Tucker Duke ’22 was named USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Year at the close of the regular season. Tucker earned Rookie Pitcher of the Week recognition twice this season (including earlier this week). Tucker leads Huntingdon’s relief pitchers in wins, ERA, and innings pitched. In 15 appearances this season, he is 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings.
- Debra Dynes has joined the Office of Academic Affairs as executive assistant to the provost. Prior to returning to Montgomery, she served as executive assistant to C-level management at several Fortune 500 companies in the Atlanta area. She began her career in Montgomery working for IBM, Galassini and Associates, B.A.S.S., and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, after completing degrees in marketing and accounting at Auburn University-Montgomery. Debra grew up in Munich, Germany, where she became fluent in German, Italian, and Spanish, in addition to English. We welcome Debra to the Huntingdon family!
- Richardria Goodson ’19 and Lauren McGee ’19 presented “Purification, Modeling, and Binding site analysis of the bacteriophage epsilon-34 cl recpressor” at the Experimental Biology/ASBMB conference in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month.
- Sam (’11) and Morgan Senn Griffin ’13 welcomed daughter Julianna Grace, April 2, 2019.
- Congratulations to Dr. Robin Gunther, Department of Languages and Literature, who has been promoted to the rank of full professor.
- Former assistant men’s basketball coach David Gurganus has been tapped for the team’s head coaching position. He replaces Caleb Kimbrough, who has taken the head coaching position at Hampden-Sydney College.
- Sidney Carol Hall ’19 has accepted a position as a youth minister for Trinity United Methodist Church, Prattville.
- Congratulations to Dr. Emily Hare, assistant professor of biology, and her husband on the birth of son Aaron Joseph Hare, April 12, 2019.
- At the 88th Annual Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) Convention held in Montgomery April 3–6, Nichole LeFevre ’19 presented her Capstone project, “The Only Wins We’re Getting on Saturdays,” at the 29th Annual Theodore Clevenger Jr. Undergraduate Honors Conference (UHC). Dr. Siobahn Stiles, assistant professor, presented a paper, “ ‘There was something we were trying to not feel’: A case study examining the significance of emotion in recovery communication,” and Dr. Kyle Christensen, assistant professor, participated in a round-table discussion, “The Gift of Accountability: Accountability Groups as Combating the Isolating Nature of Scholarly Labor.”
- Quoted in https://www.health.com/fitness/barbell-workout on the importance of weight-bearing exercise: “’Women lose muscle mass and gain an average of five pounds of fat per decade,’ says Michele Olson, PhD, CSCS, a senior clinical professor of sports science at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. ‘In other words, even if your body weight stays the same, if you don’t lift weights to maintain your muscle, you will lose about five pounds of muscle every 10 years and gain about five pounds of fat, which is not good for the heart or our bones.’” Dr. Olson is a not only a professor, she’s a 1986 Huntingdon graduate.
- Brooke Pate ’18 and Bennett Brantley ’18 were married April 6, 2019.
- Hunter Shirah ’16 married Kristine Bulgrin, March 30, 2019.
- Dr. A.J. Swift ’12 completed his Ph.D. in radiochemistry at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, April 2019.
- Michaela Tillery ’16 married Charlton Pope, March 8, 2019. This was a pre-wedding marriage. Their wedding ceremony will be held in August.
PRAYERS AND CONCERNS
- Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Carolyn Loftin Gaither ’54, who passed away April 8, 2019, at her home in Ozark, Ala. We especially remember her husband, Dr. Billy D. Gaither ’55, and daughters Kimberly Jones and Hope Gaither Stockton ’87.
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