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The Talon, October 17, 2016


A grip on news in the Huntingdon College family

October 17, 2016


More about some of these stories may be found in the News sections on the Huntingdon website.

Another #1!

Huntingdon received another #1 listing from the news agency al.com last week: #1 “Most Haunted” College in Alabama. Do you have a Huntingdon ghost story? Send it to news@hawks.huntingdon.edu.

Time to be impressive

The Center for Career and Vocation will host a Networking Fair, Thursday, October 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Stallworth Dining Room, Russell Dining Hall. Dress professionally and bring your resume to learn more about opportunities with Alabama Area Healthcare Education Center,  Alabama Department of Revenue, Baptist Health, Enterprise, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, ProImpact, and the State of Alabama Personnel Department. A week later, Friday, October 28 (an In-Service Day), the CCV is sponsoring a trip to the Law School Admission Council Forum Field Trip in Atlanta. Limited spots are available, but if you’re interested in law school admission, contact Sherry Leigh Lacey in the CCV right away. In November, the CCV will offer a Meet the Firms networking event for accounting majors, Tuesday, November 1, in the Library Atrium, and a Health Pre-Professional Graduate School Fair, Thursday, November 10, in the Library Atrium. To find out more about any of these events, contact the CCV at ccv@hawks.hntingdon.edu.

Alex Manning ’17 elected Homecoming Queen

Alex Manning ’17 was crowned Homecoming Queen during half-time of the Homecoming football game, Saturday, October 8. One of three senior attendants chosen by their class peers, the votes for the queen were taken from the entire student body. Alex is a chemistry major from Montgomery, Alabama, and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity, Voice of Justice, the Leadership Initiative, Orientation Leaders, Huntingdon Ambassadors, Huntingdon Student Recruiters, the American Chemical Society, the Pre-Pharmacy Club, the Pre-Health Club, the Student Alumni Association, and co-chair of Welcome Back Week for the Campus Activities Board, among a long list of activities. Serving with Alex on the court were Victoria Krupa ’17, Hope Posmituck ’17, Juliette Harp ’18, Hannah Johnson ’18, Kaylee Andrews ’19, Josie Waddell ’19, Sidney Ison ’20, and Dalis Smith ’20.

Speaking of Wonder Women …

Houghton Library will host the  documentary film, Wonder Women: the Untold Story of American Superheroines, in the Library Atrium, Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30p, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Wonder Woman character. Prior to the documentary, Mr. Eric A. Kidwell, professor and director of the library, will speak about the film and about women superheroines.

Greek Life chapters fall into service

About 31 percent of Huntingdon full-time day students are involved in Greek Life, and that 31% strives to make a notable and remarkable difference in our neighborhood, community, and world. This fall there are several Greek Life service projects on the books (some have just happened).

Notice regarding enrollment and degree verifications

The National Student Clearinghouse is now Huntingdon College’s authorized agent for providing both degree and enrollment verifications. If you are in need of an enrollment verification or a degree verification, please inform the company/organization to visit www.degreeverify.org, or send forms to: National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171. Through the Clearinghouse, verifications can be obtained at any time. A degree verification confirms that you have earned a degree; an enrollment verification confirms that you are enrolled. Verifications are sometimes required in the process of seeking employment or graduate/professional school admission.

Spring pre-registration coming up!

Pre-registration for Spring 2017 classes will begin Monday, November 7. Prior to registration, each student should meet with his/her adviser. If you are planning to enroll in MATH255 (Calculus I), MATH155 (Precalculus), or MATH154 (College Algebra), and have not taken the Huntingdon College Mathematics Placement test, please take the test as soon as possible at http://hawk.huntingdon.edu/registrar/home.html. Upon completion of the placement test, you will receive an automatically generated e-mail containing information you should review and then forward to your adviser. If you have any questions about mathematics placement, please direct them to: mathplacementtest@hawks.huntingdon.edu.

Announcements and Coming Events

  • BIG CHANGE: File your 2017–2018 FAFSA now!
  • Upcoming In-service Days (no classes, offices open): October 21, November 4, November 11
  • The Huntingdon Women’s Center will present three events in recognition that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
    • Sunday, October 16, “Airing Our Dirty Laundry,” decorating T-shirts in response to domestic violence for the Clothesline Project, 5–7p in Stallworth Dining Room.
    • Monday, October 17, stringing and hanging T-shirts for the Clothesline Project, 6:30p, in front of the DH
    • Monday, October 17, Take Back the Night rally, 7:30p, in front of the DH
  • The Office of Student Health Services and the Office of Campus Recreation are hosting an on-campus Farmer’s Market, Thursday, October 20, from noon to 2p on the street in front of the Hut. Come and purchase fresh produce and learn about healthier living and eating.
  • Dr. James Conely, adjunct instructor of piano and organ, and friends will offer Music for Special Occasions, Thursday, October 20, 7:30p in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Performing with him are Adam Murphy and Eddy Williams on trumpet; Caleb Hart ’16 on horn; Dr. Rusty Logan, on trombone; and Alex Boone, timpani.
  • The Office of Student Health Services will offer a Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, October 27, from 11a to 1p in the foyer of the DH. Come and get your flu shot—protect your health this season!
  • Kay Gomillion Elam ’76, who recently published a second anthology of stories in the teen horror genre, will speak with students in the PACT seminar and related programs, October 31, 11:45 a.m., in Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall.
  • Houghton Library and the Department of Languages and Literature will host a Salon on the topic, “Scary Shakespeare,” in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, on Halloween (October 31) at 3:30p in the Library Atrium. Come and share your favorite scary Shakespeare passage.
  • Houghton Library and various offices in Flowers Hall will be decorating and handing out candy for Halloween. If you’re nice, you might get a treat!


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  • Nancy Grisham Anderson, a friend to Huntingdon College and wife of Dr. Rick Anderson, professor of English emeritus, will be honored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation at their upcoming awards luncheon.
  • Hawks quarterback Luke Bailey ’17 was named a USA South Athlete of the Week October 10 after leading the Hawks to a 48-27 win over Ferrum for the Homecoming game.
  • Michelle Lewis Cameron ’95 has opened her own dance studio, Five Star Dance Center, in Pace, Florida, where she teaches all genres and all ages. She married J. Rod Cameron in July 2016.
  • Coleman (’06) and Emily Webster Cosgrove ’07 welcomed their first child, Amelia, September 24, 2016. She was born during Coleman’s first week of OB/GYN medical school rotation and was delivered by her dad. The Cosgroves live in Harvest, Alabama.
  • Ashley Gayle Dubuque Gorum ’03 and Alton Douglas Gorum ’04 welcomed a son, Chapman, September 1, 2016. He joins big brothers Harrison and Campbell to complete the Gorum family. Ashley is the senior development manager for the local March of Dimes and Alton was promoted to sergeant with the Montgomery Police Department in January 2016.
  • Dr. Kent Hagan ’11 has been accepted to the MBA program at Auburn University, which he will complete during the last two years of his residency in sport medicine/interventional spine medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Caitlin McMahon Hagan ’12, ran the Philadelphia Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in September 2016, with Caitlin finishing in the top 1% of women and Kent finishing in the top 2% of all finishers.
  • Mr. Jim Hilgartner, associate professor of English, offers his latest publication: “A Story about My Father, Whom I Never Met” in Neworld Review vol. 9, no. 67.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hutcheon, assistant professor of English, hosted the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art’s showing College Night presentation of the FIrst Folio of Shakespeare, October 13. MMFA is showing the volume during the month of October.
  • Leah Leach ’19 was named USA South Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week September 20 in recognition of her goal-keeping performance during the week prior.
  • Brooke Meadows ’16 has been hired as an assistant softball coach for Agnes Scott College.
  • Dr. Jacqueline Allen Trimble ’83 invites the campus to the launch party for her book of poems, American Happiness (NewSouth Books, 2016), Thursday, October 20, 6p, at the Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery.
  • Brandon Williams ’20 was named the USA South Defensive Rookie of the Week October 10 after 8 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss, during the Hawks’ contest with Ferrum, October 8.

Sympathy and Prayers

  • Jane McDow Adair ’67, died September 17, 2016, in Bluff Park, Alabama.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Erastus C. Dudley, dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and his family in the death of his mother, September 24.
  • Dr. Marvin Grunzke, who was a member of the Huntingdon psychology faculty from 1980 to 1988, died September 27 at his Montgomery home. He was 92. Dr. Grunzke, an Air Force major and aeromedical specialist, trained the United States’ first chimpanzees in space, Ham and Enos, at the height of the Space Race in 1957. He was recruited by the US government after Russia launched Sputnik. he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trinity University (1954), a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology (1958) and Doctorate of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology (1966). During his military career, he taught ROTC at the University of Michigan. He worked with Personnel & Training Research, Special Environments Research, Project Mercury Space Flight, and the Aero Space Program. He concluded his career as Commandant of the Extension Course Institute at Gunter AFB serving all enlisted men (1978). Following retirement, Dr. Grunzke taught psychology at Huntingdon College and Faulkner University. We send our condolences to his wife, Eunice, and family.
  • We extend our condolences to the family of Dr. Barnes Tatum, 78, who died August 26, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. Dr. Tatum began his teaching career at Huntingdon in 1966 and was elevated to chair of the Department of Religion in 1970. He joined the faculty of Greensboro College in 1973.

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