The Talon, January 10, 2022


A grip on news in the Huntingdon College Community

January 10, 2022


First Week Must-Dos

Welcome back! Here’s a checklist of the things students need to accomplish this week in addition to attending classes and beginning another semester of college life.

  1. Double-check your schedule before attending classes. Make sure you pay attention to class meeting times and locations as some may have changed since registration.
  2. Pick up your books and information resources in the Scarlet & Grey Shop. Go to the bookstore, (located at 1140 E. Fairview Ave. for those of you who are new) outdoor plaza, which will be open Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Runners will retrieve your books from the outdoor plaza. The bookstore will also be open Monday–Friday, January 10–14, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (these are the normal and ongoing bookstore hours).
  3. If you are new or have not done so, register your vehicle and get a parking permit from the Office of Security, Wilson Hall, Room 112.
  4. Resident students, you may change your meal plan from the default 15 meals-per-week to either the 10- or 19-meals per week plan. All plans cost the same but provide different amounts of flex dollars you can use in the DH or in other campus dining spaces (including the Coffee Shop, the bookstore coffee counter, or the POD). Instructions for changing your meal plan have been sent to your email. Deadline: Friday, January 14. If you’re happy with 15 meals per week, do nothing. Your plan will remain as it is.
  5. Get a library card if you don’t already have one. You can check-out virtual or hard-copy resources (including books, games, movies, and music) using this card. Visit this link and complete the form to obtain your card (ignore the references to the EBD program):
  6. Change your schedule, if necessary. You may drop/add classes until Friday, January 14. Remember that there are some classes that cannot change in your schedule, especially if you are a freshman. If you drop below 12 credit hours your financial aid package will be affected, and you cannot live in college housing or participate in athletic practice or play. Check with your academic adviser, the Registrar’s Office, or with Meggie Bridges in the Office of Academic Affairs if you have questions about your schedule.

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Concert Choir is beginning again this spring semester. If you love to sing, you’re invited to join—all you have to do is add the class to your spring schedule through Campus Cafe. MUAP 115 meets Mondays (this is a change from previous posts), 12:30–1:20 p.m., and carries one hour of academic credit that is applicable toward the core fine arts requirement and can be repeated each semester to complete that requirement in lieu of taking MUS 210 or ART 210 (music or art appreciation). In my opinion, everyone should take BOTH music and art appreciation AND sign up for choir, because what is life without art? Anyway, just sing.


  • Monthly billing statements have been placed in the student portal on Campus Café. See your email (1/5/2022) from regarding how to view your statement.
  • 2021 1098-T tax forms will be sent to applicable students via USPS by the IRS deadline of January 31, 2022. The forms will be mailed to the student’s permanent address on file (as listed in Campus Café). If your permanent address needs to be updated, please use this link from your Hawks email address to update the information as soon as possible. Log-in to Campus Café; click on the 3-bar drop-down menu in the upper left corner; select “My Info” and then choose “Address/Phones.” Update any outdated information. If you have questions, contact
  • Another new club is forming: contact Dean of Students Anthony Leigh or Taylor Damian ’22 if you are a hockey fan interested in joining “Iceoholics.”

Coming Events

  • 11: First Tuesday Night Worship (TNW) of the semester, continuing weekly throughout the semester, Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., Drum Theater
  • 12: First Chapel service of the semester, continuing weekly on Wednesdays, 12:30–12:50 p.m., with a short communion service, Ligon Chapel
  • 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday/Day of Service; No classes, offices open with only essential staff in place.
  • 17: First Gnosis theology group meeting of the semester, continuing weekly Mondays at 12:30 p.m. in the DH.
  • 28: CCV 100 Days to Graduation, 9–11 a.m., Jackson Home
  • 4: CCV Connections Coffee, 8–9:00 a.m., Scarlet & Grey Shop
  • 9: CCV Cover Letter Seminar, 12:30–1:15 p.m., Flowers 218
  • 18: CCV Networking Luncheon, 12–1:00 p.m., Stallworth Dining Room
  • 22: CCV Find Your Fit Workshop, 12:30–1:15 p.m., Jackson Home
  • 24: CCV Find Your Fit Workshop, 12:30–1:15 p.m., Jackson Home

Sports Talk

  • Composite Schedule
  • Updated spectator policy (1/3/2022)
  • Huntingdon student-athletes came in third in the USA South Athletic Conference’s 17th Annual Cans Across the Conference Competition in November, collecting 3,658 cans that were donated to the Metropolitan United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Montgomery.

Baseball: Spring Schedule

Basketball: The men’s team stands at 6-7, 0-2 in conference play, after winning their last two contests. The leading scorer is still DAMIEN MADISON ’22, as has been the case all season, averaging 15.7 points per game. The women’s team, 4-9 overall and 0-4 in conference, is led by RY WHETSTONE ’22, averaging 12.5 points per game; but AB DAVIS ’23, at 10.8, and ALINA SHOEMAKE ’23 at 9.3 are close behind. Schedules: Men; Women

Football: FRED FLAVORS ’22 was named to the All-America 1st Team for special teams and 2nd team for cornerbacks in December. Fred blocked 8 kicks in 4 seasons with the Hawks, including 5 during the 2021 fall season, ranking third on the NCAA DIII college football list for overall blocked kicks. In the 11 games in which he played in the fall, he earned 29 solo tackles and 8 assists.

Golf: Spring schedules: Men; Women

Lacrosse: Spring schedules: Men; Women

Softball: Spring schedule

Tennis: Spring schedules: Men; Women Former Hawks tennis player JUSTIN MCQUEEN ’17 was named head women’s tennis coach beginning spring 2022, filling the position from which former head coach XIMENA MOORE retired in December. Since graduating Justin has served as head tennis coach at John Carroll Catholic High School and as tennis coordinator and professional at the Hoover Met Complex.

Track and Field Spring Schedules: Men; Women

Volleyball (Beach): Spring Schedule

Wrestling: Huntingdon announced in December that the College will add NCAA-Division III women’s wrestling to its docket of sports teams in the 2022–2023 academic year. The men’s team hosted the Hawk Classic January 9 with four wrestlers placing first in their weight categories. The team travels to the Manchester Spartan Classic in Indiana this coming weekend. Schedule.

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  • MARYANN MOONEY BECK ’92 has moved from the Staton Center to the Registrar’s Office and is serving as registrar. Her email has changed to
  • SAMANTHA BLOUNT ’20 completed an MBA from Auburn-Montgomery in December 2021.
  • BRETT BOWLAN ’21 has joined the Alabama State Department of Public Health as a microbiologist.
  • JESSICA BRADLEY ’19 earned a master’s degree in communications from Troy University in December 2021.
  • KAITLIN BRADLEY ’19 completed a master’s degree in strategic communications from Troy University in December 2021.
  • GARRETT BRELAND ’19 earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama in December 2021.
  • MEGGIE BRIDGES ’11 has moved from the Registrar’s Office to the Office of Academic Affairs in Flowers Hall in her new role as director of the Office of Academic Affairs. Her email has changed to
  • MATT BRINK ’12 married Ellen DeFleron, Dec. 4, 2021.
  • Former Hawks All-American linebacker and USA South Defensive Player of the Year ZACH BROWNELL ’15 has joined Palomar Insurance as an account executive specializing in construction and commercial insurance.
  • MADELINE PENDLEY CANNON ’16 and her husband, Colby, welcomed son Truman Bowar, Nov. 22, 2021.
  • ANTHONY ’08 and CARRIE EDWARDS CARBONI ’08 welcomed son Nolan Wyant, Dec. 2, 2021.
  • ERIN CEMBRALE ’23 has been selected as a member of the USA Deaf National Soccer Team. She will be at training camp January 13–17 in hopes of being part of the IOC Deaflympics in Brazil, April 24–May 14.
  • KACI COCHRAN ’19 earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Alabama State University in December 2021.
  • CADE CONVILLE ’17 married Hannah Tuttle, Nov. 13, 2021.
  • SETH CURRIE ’13 married Ashley Friday, Dec. 11, 2021.
  • ZACH DEDMAN ’16 married Jordan Jones in December 2021.
  • ELIZABETH DESMOND ’19 has joined Robertsdale High School, her alma mater, as a paraprofessional in two special education classrooms.
  • LISA OLENIK DORMAN, professor of physical education and sport studies, has been named dean of academic enrichment. In her new role she will oversee the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment as the Staton Center will include access services (formerly known as disability services); academic enrichment services including peer tutoring, academic coaching, the Writing Center, and skill development sessions; academic advising and mentoring; and other services. The Staton Center staff will include two new professionals (to be introduced soon) in addition to Dr. Dorman, HAN-‘NAEH BELSER, and Ms. ELIZABETH ROGERS. Dr. Dorman’s and Ms. Belser’s offices have moved to the second floor of the library.
  • LISA JUDD GLASSCOCK ’99 has joined First United Methodist Church-Montgomery as archivist, transferring from a university archives position.
  • THOMAS GREEN ’20 earned a master’s degree in business administration from Alabama A&M University in December 2021.
  • MORGAN HARRIS ’19 completed a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in December 2021.
  • DANNY HEIM ’21 and MACIE PILGRIM ’21 were married Nov. 13, 2021.
  • TREVOR HENSON ’20 and CLAYTON WARING ’20 were married Dec. 18, 2021.
  • NICOLE HILL’09 married Spence Windle, Dec. 11, 2021.
  • KC BOOTH KANA ’09 completed a doctorate in nursing practice specializing in advance public health at Rush University.
  • MARK ’87 and BETH ANDERSON KINGRY ’88 became grandparents in December 2021 with the birth of Anderson Yeager Smith to their daughter, Lauren, and her husband, Matt.
  • BLAKE LAWLEY ’15 married Kacy Summerlin, Dec. 11, 2021.
  • LAUREN GRACE MCGEE ’19 married Hunter Johnson, Nov. 13, 2021.
  • MADISON HARRIS MITCHELL ’19 earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from UAB in December 2021. (Madison married Garrison Mitchell, Nov. 13, 2021.)
  • WILLIAM and JESSICA CHADWICK NORVELL ’09 welcomed daughter Willow in October 2021.
  • LEXIE OFE ’17 and MARK WHITE ’17 were married December 30, 2021. Lexie is studying toward a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction and Mark is in a doctoral program in educational policy, both at the University of Wisconsin.
  • KAYLA STRICKLAND OHLIGER ’19 earned a Master of Accountancy degree from Auburn-Montgomery in December 2021.
  • MICHELE SCHARFF OLSON ’86, senior clinical professor of sport science, is quoted in an article that appears in Yahoo!life, “The 7 Best Compression Leggings, According to the Shopping Experts Who Swear By Them,” Jan. 6, 2022.
  • EVA REARDON ’17 married Matthew Frye, Nov. 13, 2021.
  • BRIA ROCHELLE-STEPHENS, instructor of religion, and JAMESON STEPHENS, assistant football coach, were married (again) in a formal ceremony Jan. 1, 2022.
  • Huntingdon welcomes DOROTHY ROGERS as assistant registrar.
  • KALI SANDS ’14 married Kyle Meyer, Nov. 13, 2021.
  • JESSICA SWINDLE ’16 married Joey Neal Hunt, Oct. 2, 2021.
  • LEISA ROBY TRUETT ’18 works as a criminal investigator with the State of Alabama. She completed fraud examiner certification in June 2021 and a Master of Science in criminal justice studies from Florida State University in December 2021.
  • JAY WARE ’17 and his wife, Brianna, welcomed a daughter, Joanna Marie, Dec. 6, 2021.
  • AARON WASHINGTON ’20 and KETURAH BILLEN ’20 were married Nov. 13, 2021.
  • The Association of Legal Administrators has elected GEOFFREY M. WILLIAMS ’89, who serves as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Cunningham Bounds, as its 2022 president-elect. Geoffrey completed an MBA at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, a master’s degree at Princeton Seminary, and a law firm management degree from George Washington University. He is one of only 400 certified legal managers worldwide.
  • KRISTI FONTAINE WILLIAMS ’11 is a teacher/ATC for Leeds High School in Alabama.

Prayers and Sympathy

  • 2020 Alumni Loyalty Award winner SARA DICKERT BOWDEN ’51 died Jan. 4, 2022, in Brundidge, Ala. Sara was on campus to accept her award during Homecoming 2021. A loyal alumna to the end, the family designated Huntingdon among the recipients of gifts in her memory. We extend condolences to her husband of 67 years, Lawrence; her children, including daughter LAURA BOWDEN CARPENTER ’77; and her many grandchildren and loved ones.
  • BARBARA TURNER BRABHAM ’74 died Nov. 16, 2021, in Dothan, Ala.
  • Former professor and fine arts department chair Dr. JAMES MARTIN ELSON died Dec. 8, 2021, in Lynchburg, Va. He was 89 years old.
  • We sadly report the death of STEVEN LEON HENDON ’79, Dec. 15, 2021, in Montgomery.
  • Former Huntingdon Dean of Students RICHARD JONES died Dec. 1, 2021, in Camden, N.J., following a battle with cancer. He was 55. After serving as dean of students at Huntingdon Richard moved to Rowan University in New Jersey, where he has served in the student life office for 13 years. At the time of his death he was serving as vice president for student engagement and was lauded as popular and transformational in his role.
  • SARAH MANTEL ’62 died Nov. 13, 2021, in Brewton, Ala. Sarah enjoyed a long and productive career as a singer and director of opera and musical theater productions, earning her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois. She performed throughout the United States and the world and also had a long career in academia at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • ANN WALTON WALLER ’54 passed away Dec. 21, 2021, in Atmore, Ala.


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