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THE TALON, August 8, 2019

THE TALON

A grip on news in the Huntingdon Village

August 8, 2019

SPECIAL EDITION:  NEW YEAR, NEW PEOPLE, NEW ROLES, NEW SPACES, NEW STUFF

New Things to Know

As we welcome you to the 2019–2020 academic year, there are some important things you need to know.

  • Construction on the newly refurbished area at the entrance to Houghton Library, now known as the Caroline Slawson Commons, will be complete as the academic year begins. The space will be open 24/7. New furniture for studying and gathering is in place.

    • The Commuter Lounge will no longer be located in Pratt Hall, but will move to Slawson Commons, with 24/7 access.
    • Because Slawson Commons will be open round the clock, the Wilson Center will no longer be open for 24/7 access.
  • The Coffee House will continue in its present location (ground floor, Houghton Library); it has not moved to Slawson Commons.
  • The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment will move to Houghton Library, second floor, pending completion of renovations. The move will coincide with the beginning of fall classes and includes the offices for Maryann Beck, Vaughan Dickson, and Elizabeth Rogers.
  • The Art Program and the office of Christopher Payne, professor of art, have moved to Smith Hall, second floor. Fine and performing arts programs are based in Smith Hall with this move.
  • Pratt Hall access will close at the end of the summer.
  • The Office of Counseling Services has moved from Jackson Home to the Cloverdale Campus, front entrance, left.
  • The Office of Disability Services and Dr. Lisa Olenik Dorman have moved to the Cloverdale Campus main building, front hallway.
  • There are new assistant residence directors in Ligon, Blount, and Searcy Halls, providing an additional person to oversee the residents and activities in each of those buildings.
  • August 30, 2019, is the last day to declare a major in Art, Digital Art, or Political Science. Minors in each of those areas will continue.
  • The “old” bookstore, in Roland Student Center, will be open for book/information resources distribution as the semester begins. Soon after, that space will close, and the Scarlet & Grey Shop will open at the former Capitol Book & News building, completely renovated during the summer, across Fairview Avenue from W. James Samford Jr. Stadium. Stay tuned for news about the opening of this new building.

New People

A number of new faces are joining the Huntingdon family this summer, while other, more familiar faces will be seen in different roles or places on campus. Here are a few of the changes. Contact information will be available in the online directory once email, office, and phone numbers are assigned, as applicable:

  • Dr. Jennifer Ballard, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, CAATE Program Administrator
  • Dr. Johnathan Barnett ’11, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics
  • Katie Bianco ’19, Admission Counselor, Office of Admission
  • Kaitlyn Bradley ’19, Assistant Site Coordinator, Bay Minette, Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program
  • Anna Blair Cockrell ’19, Assistant Site Coordinator, Shelby, Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program
  • Noah Diebel, Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball
  • Tiarrial (T.I.) Duncan ’19, Learning Support Specialist, Ability First Resource Center, Office of Disability Services; Assistant Residence Director, Ligon Hall
  • Weston Epperson, Assistant Coach, Hawks Football
  • Tony Franklin ’84, Head Coach, Men’s Tennis
  • Logan Gildea ’19, Assistant Residence Director, Searcy Hall
  • Caroline Graham, Student Health Officer
  • Dr. LaTonya Graham, College Counselor
  • Will Granthum, Admission Counselor, Office of Admission
  • Brittany Greene, Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball
  • Courtney Harville ’17, Director of Operations, Department of Athletics
  • Nancy Jackson ’10, Director of Operations, The Scarlet & Grey Shop
  • Tabitha Langford, Accounts Payable Clerk, Business Office
  • Matthew Lightsey, Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds
  • Aaron Locklear, Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Percussion Studies, Department of Fine Arts
  • Jai’Lyn Chaniese Lover ’17, Residence Director, Ligon Hall; Coordinator of Campus Recreation, Office of Student Affairs
  • Dustin Lowery, Technology Assistant, Print & Mail Services Center
  • Haley Knowles, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (office in Roland 108A)
  • Zach Mallard, Assistant Coach, Defensive Backs, Hawks Football
  • Adam Mann ’19, Assistant Coach, Running Backs and H-Backs, Hawks Football
  • Matthew Oliver, Head Coach, Wrestling
  • Paul Ricketts, Instructor of English, Department of Language and Literature
  • Tyler Robinson ’12, Assistant Coach, Quarterbacks, Hawks Football
  • Joe Thomas ’17, Assistant Residence Director, Blount Hall
  • Kevin Thornthwaite, Registrar
  • Dr. Richard Wangler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Fine Arts
  • Edward Wright, Head Coach, Cross Country
  • Christian Young, Assistant Coach, Men’s Soccer

New Roles

  • Luke Ates ’17, Director of College and External Relations, Office of College and Alumni Relations
  • Laura Marie Tyree Brelsford ’05, Director of Alumni Engagement, Office of College and Alumni Relations
  • Leanne Mallory Carroll ’05, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of the Presidential Fellows Program, Office of Admission
  • Karen Graham, Assistant Manager, The Scarlet and Grey Shop
  • Stephanie Hicks, Assistant Vice President for Athletic Admission, Office of Admission
  • Anthony Leigh, Senior Vice President for Student and Institutional Development, Office of College and Alumni Relations
  • Eric Levanda, Director of Athletics
  • Dr. Rusty Logan, Director of Bands
  • Jenny McDavid, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Admission, Office of Admission
  • Dr. Samir Moussalli, Dean Emeritus, Frank A. Plummer Professor of Management, Department of Business Administration; Senior Advisor to the Provost
  • Staci-Jo Palek, Director of Residential Communities, Office of Student Affairs
  • Mike Turk, Head Coach, Hawks Football; Associate Director of Athletics
  • Dr. William Young, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics; Advisor to the Provost

Other Office Moves

  • Leanne Mallory Carroll ’05 has moved to the Office of Admission.
  • Jaime Demick has moved to Bellingrath, third floor.
  • Tommy Dismukes ’83 has moved to Roland 112-A.
  • Dr. Lou Harris has moved to a different office on the third floor of Flowers Hall.
  • Jay Dorman and Heather Slagle have moved to Flowers Hall, second floor.
  • Dr. Tom Perrin, associate provost, has moved to Flowers 109.
  • Several athletic department offices have moved to new spaces:

    • Paige Huff ’08, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Roland 106
    • Cliff Jordan, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Roland 108C
    • Wesley Lyle, Director of Sports Information, Roland 108F

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Huntingdon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate degree. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Huntingdon College.

Huntingdon’s Educator Preparation programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. The Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Biochemistry program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

Huntingdon College is committed to a policy against legally impermissible, arbitrary, or unreasonable discriminatory practices. Therefore, the College, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and/or national origin. Inquiries and/or complaints may be addressed to: Huntingdon College Title IX Coordinator, 1500 East Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106; TitleIXCoordinator@hawks.huntingdon.edu; or
334-833-4420.

Suellen (Su) Ofe
Vice President
for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591

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