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March 26, 2012

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Huntingdon receives national recognition for community service 

Huntingdon College has been selected to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the second consecutive year.  The awards program cited work done by students, faculty and staff with Common Ground Ministries, the Family Sunshine Center, FocusFirst, SaveFirst, the Adapted Sport Day program, Special Olympics, the Montgomery Humane Society, Operation Christmas Child, Montgomery Food Bank, MANE, MLK Great Day of Service, and tutoring in elementary schools, among a wide range of service performed during the past academic year.

Colson speaks for Founders Day

Huntingdon will celebrate Founders Day weekend with the annual Founders Day Convocation, Friday, March 30, at 11:45 a.m. in Ligon Chapel.  This year's featured speaker is Mark Colson '07.  Mark served as quarterback for the first season of Huntingdon football in 2004 and then moved to wide receiver.  He now works for the Business Council of Alabama, where he interned as a student.

Hawks tear up the field (and the record books)

Hawks football wide receiver Cody Pearcy '13 (Business Admin.; Phenix City, Ala.) is tearing up the NFL talent search record books as much as he tore up Huntingdon's stats sheets.  At the Alabama State pro day a few weeks ago, he put in a performance that at least one scout characterized as "unbelievable."  His 3.76-second time in the short shuffle was the fastest in recent NFL history.  According to’s Combine Tracker, Pearcy’s 4.31 seconds in the 40-yard dash and his 44-inch vertical leap are at the top of this year’s NFL combine participants. His vertical jump is tied for the second best since 2006.  At least one writer thinks he might hear his name called on the third day of the NFL draft.  Read more here.  See video here.  Cody has been contacted by 8 NFL teams, while teammate Keith Anthony '13 (corner/safety; Sport Studies; Montgomery) has been invited to the Edmonton Eskimos' (Canada) training camp in early June. He caught their attention at a recent workout in Mobile and plans to workout for other teams soon.  Way to hawk 'em, guys!

Registration for summer, fall changed

The dates of the pre-registration weeks for summer and fall 2012  have been changed in order to provide better service to students. Summer pre-registration will be held Monday, April 2, through Thursday, April 5.  Fall pre-registration will be held Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13.  You can prepare for registration now by reviewing your degree requirements as published in the Catalog of your entering year; looking at the schedule of classes that will be offered this summer and fall (to be posted by Wednesday of this week on the Registrar's Office Web site); and picking up a registration card and meeting with your adviser to discuss and have him/her sign your card; so that you'll be set to register when your day and time (according to the number of credits you have completed) arrive.

Honor Band brings harmony

About 105 high school musicians will be on campus this weekend as the Department of Music offers its first Symphonic Honor Band, Friday and Saturday, March 30–31.  Highlighted musical events include a Jazz Ensemble performance at 11:00 a.m. Friday in front of Smith Hall; a Huntingdon Winds (concert band) Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday in Ligon Chapel; and the Symphonic Honor Band Concert at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Roland Arena.

Track and Field cracks the top 12

The first-year women's track and field program has improved its performance with each meet this year, finally cracking the top 12 on the Track & Field Results Reporting System's Division III 2012 top performance list following the Morehouse relays last week.  Kim Allen '15 (Art; Opelika, Ala.) is ranked eighth nationally in the discus; Patricia Pickens '15 (Art; Anniston, Ala.) is tied for 12th in the 100 meters, and the 4x100 relay team [Pickens, Kyndall Caldwell '15 (Sport Studies; Mableton, Ga.); Miah Burton '15 (Physical Ed.; Opelika, Ala.); and Sheaney Marshall '13 (Sport Studies; Fordyce, Ark.)] ranks seventh.

Library launches online catalog

Houghton Memorial Library has announced the official launch of a new online catalog, dubbed "Countess OneSearch."  The catalog, which can be accessed via the search box on the Library's Web site, allows simultaneous searching of books, films, articles, and open-access resources.  The "old" Countess will remain available until the fall, when the library migrates to a new library system.  Watch for upcoming demonstrations of Countess OneSearch.

News Briefs

  • The deadline for organizations and individuals to report community service hours is Wednesday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m.  Report hours online at
  • The Huntingdon Academy of Music will offer its annual Junior Piano Camp for ages 8–12 (younger and older students may participate with special permission) July 9–13, 8:00 a.m. to noon daily.  The camp components will include master classes, music history, music theory, sight-reading and ear training.  The cost is $190 and application deadline is June 25.  Contact Sarah Cheatham '04 at 462-1741 or Carrie Edwards Carboni '08 at 833-4457.  Applications are available at at the bottom of the home page.
  • Credit Elsewhere Forms due:  Students who plan to take classes at other colleges this summer and transfer the credits back to Huntingdon must complete Credit Elsewhere Forms prior to taking the courses.  The form must be signed by your adviser before submitting it to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Children of Huntingdon families are invited to submit Easter-themed artwork (8x11") for Houghton Library's bulletin boards.  The deadline for submission is Monday, April 2.  Be sure the artwork is signed by the artist and a note of relation to a member of the Huntingdon family is enclosed).

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders; deadlines:

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar.

Monday, March 26:

    House Church in The Escape, Pratt 303, 8:30 p.m.
    MG @ UNA Spring Classic

Tues., March 27:

    MG @ UNA Spring Classic
    ROOM DRAW!  Times have been posted in the residence halls.  See Sandra Betts Hall, director of residence life, for more information.
    Rohlig Organ Concert Series featuring Dr. James Conely, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
    Commuter Student Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., Commuter Lounge
    Men's Group Bible Study, 8:00 p.m., Searcy 3rd floor lounge
    Group Prayer in The Escape, Pratt 303, 9:30 p.m.

Wed., March 28:

    Chapel —11:45 a.m.

Thursday, March 29:

    WSB @ Spelman College, 12:00 p.m.
    Spring Salon, sponsored by Houghton Library and the Department of Language and Literature, 3:30 p.m., Library Atrium, focusing on the works of Charles Dickens (in celebration of Mr. Dickens' birthday)
    Emerge, 8:30 p.m., PRATT 303 (The Escape)

Friday, March 30:  Friday-Saturday, March 30–31, Founders Day/Reunion Weekend!

    Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ Emory Classic
    WT vs Texas-Tyler @ Louisiana College
    Founders Day Convocation, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel
    Lacrosse intra-squad scrimmage, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
    MT vs Spring Hill, 1:00 p.m., Gibbs Complex
    Choral Concert, 2:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
    Baseball @ Berry College, 4:00 p.m.
    Huntingdon Winds Concert, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Saturday, March 31:

    WOTF @ Emory Classic
    Dedication of the new Gibbs Family Tennis Complex, 12:00 p.m.
    WSB @ Wesleyan (Ga.), noon & 2:00 p.m. (Dbl)
    WT & MT vs Covenant, 2:00 p.m., Gibbs Complex
    Baseball @ Berry College, noon & 3:00 p.m. (Dbl)
    Huntingdon Symphonic Honor Band Concert, 4:30 p.m., Roland Arena

Sunday, April 1:

    Palm Sunday
    WT vs Spelman, 2:00 p.m., Gibbs Complex


    Summer Term pre-registration, April 2–5
    Cheer Try-out Practice Clinic, April 2, 3:30–4:30; April 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Good Friday, no classes/offices closed, April 6
    Easter, Sunday, April 8
    Application deadline for cheer try-outs, April 9
    Fall Term pre-registration, April 9–13
    Luau on The Green, April 12–13
    Awards Day Convocation, Friday, April 13, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel

CloverJam, Friday, April 13, featuring Parachute and special guest Benjy Davis (the individual, not the band), 7:30 p.m. to midnight.  Advance ticket sales end Friday, March 31!
    Cheer try-outs, April 13–14
    NOTE:  The Iron Roll, which was to have taken place April 14, has been postponed until August 25, 2012, because of a change in schedule of the two teams involved (Auburn and Alabama wheelchair basketball teams).
    Last day of spring term classes, Friday, April 20
    Alabama Book Festival, Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Old Alabama Town
    Finals, April 23–27 (residence halls close by 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, except for graduating seniors, or within 24 hours of the last final exam, whichever comes first).
    Baccalaureate, a religious service for 2012 graduates and their families, Friday, May 4, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
    Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 5:  9:00 a.m. Traditional Day Program, featured speaker Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, president, Agnes Scott College; 6:00 p.m., Adult Degree Completion Program; on The Green

Job Corner:

Did you know that you have 10 seconds to make a first impression?  That's not only true in person, but also on paper.  Professional recruiters say they scan through a resume for 10 seconds and decide whether it goes forward or not.  Get the latest information about what is required for a resume to float to the top in today's job market quicksand. Make an appointment with Su Ofe ( in Flowers 103 (or just stop by).

Afternoon/summer tutor needed for a fifth-grade boy beginning in April.  Contact Elizabeth Lawlor at (334) 262-7502 or 202-3603 or

Volunteers Needed:

Volunteers are needed to assist with Zoo Weekend, March 31–April 1, at the Montgomery Zoo.  Call (334) 240-4900 or email Sarah McKemey at

The Mental Health Association of America requests volunteers to help with cooking and cleaning as they embark on a new lunch program for clients at their facility at 1116 S. Hull Street.  Contact John D. Howe, board president, at (334) 657-8997 or

Hosts are needed to house prospective students during Luau, April 12–13. Contact Stephanie Hicks at if you are able to welcome a new student to campus and house him/her overnight.


Brandon Addison '06, now a doctor of physical therapy, and Victoria Russo '06 were married March 10.  They live in Eufaula, Alabama.

Kimberly Cauthen '09 and Hunter Wolfe '05 were married at Montgomery's Christchurch March 10.  Hunter and Kimberly met on the Green at Huntingdon Host Day in the spring of 2004 and were friends for many years.  On November 11, 2011, Hunter proposed to Kimberly on the Green.  They enjoyed a trip to Italy for their honeymoon.

Dr. Chad Eggleston, assistant professor of religion, and his wife, Mandy McMichael, who served as a visiting assistant professor of religion last year and will return as an assistant professor of religion next year, welcomed their second child, Stephen Davis Eggleston, Friday, March 23.  He weighed in at 8lbs., 4 oz.  Big sister Cady is excited about the new addition.

Sabrina Henderson '12 (Psychology; Montgomery) has been accepted  into  the  Clinical Mental Health  Counseling  master's  programs  at  the  University  of  South  Florida,  the University  of  Cincinnati,  and  Clemson  University.

Megan-Rhea Lewis '14 (English and Secondary Education) was elected March 24 to serve as the Central Vice-Chairman for the College Republican Federation of Alabama. The chair of Huntingdon College Republicans, she was named Alabama's first Rising Republican Star by the Alabama Republican party in April 2011. She served as an intern on the presidential campaign of Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Iowa during the straw poll and Iowa Caucasus for the summer and fall of 2011. She volunteers for the Romney campaign and various other local and state candidates.

Erin Ofe '12 (English; Montgomery, Ala.) has been accepted into the M.S. programs in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Tennessee and Auburn University.

Rebekah Redden '11, now serving as a John Jay Fellow in the graduate program at the John Jay Institute, has been admitted to doctoral programs in international affairs at both George Washington University and Texas A&M University, the latter of which carries a full scholarship offer, plus a stipend.

Chase Rogers, Class of 2011, will begin a new job as a police officer with the Elba Police Department next week.

Trey Smith '14 (Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.) was selected as the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week after batting .750 (12 for 16) with 11 RBIs, 10 runs, 3 home runs, and 3 stolen bases in 4 during the week of March 5.

Sarah Thebo '12 (Music; Deatsville, Ala.) will offer her senior music recital Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Music Building Recital Hall.

The list of the members of the Class of 2012 who have been selected to the honor society Sigma Sigma Sigma (scholarship, spirit, service) has been announced by the Registrar's Office.  They are:

    Luv Bartlett (Christian Ed.; Ozark, Ala.)
    Meredith Brogden (Accounting; Opp, Ala.)
    Rebekah Correia (Biology; Deatsville, Ala.)
    Jaclyn Crossman (Cell Biology; Somers Point, N.J.)
    Tiffany Dean (Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.)
    Jessica Dickson (Cell Biology; McCalla, Ala.)
    Will Francis (English; Dothan, Ala.)
    Sarah Jernigan (Cell Biology; Eufaula, Ala.)
    Colby Leonard (Religion; Coker, Ala.)
    Kristy McLendon (Elementary Ed.; Midfield, Ala.)
    Erin Ofe (English; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Megan Petenbrink (Religion; Marietta, Ga.)
    Allyn Powell (English; Andalusia, Ala.)
    Ashton Rodriguez (History; Elba, Ala.)
    Christian Vick (Cell Biology; Sylacauga, Ala.)
    Allison Vuyovich (Religion; Andalusia, Ala.)
    Ashlee Walters (Biochemistry; Alabaster, Ala.)

The juniors, non-graduating seniors, and those graduating in the Class of 2012 who have been selected to the honor society Alpha Beta (scholarship) has been announced by the Registrar's Office.  They are:

    Louis Hines '13 (Physical Ed.; Gulf Breeze, Fla.)
    Stephen Barebo '13 (Youth Ministry/Religion; Shalimar, Fla.)
    Russell Barnwell '13 (Political Science/English; Jacksonville, Ala.)
    Jake Bechert '13 (Accounting/Business Admin.; Union Grove, Ala.
    Jordan Green '13 (Accounting; Muscle Shoals, Ala.)
    Andi Huffman '13 (Cell Biology; Pike Road, Ala.)
    Paige Lathem '13 (Chemistry; Daphne, Ala.)
    Quintarious Perdue '13 (Biochemistry; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Dominik Platen '13 (Digital Art; Lich, Germany)
    Kati Bryant '12 (Comm. Studies/English; Petal, Miss.)
    Jaclyn Crossman '12 (Cell Biology; Somers Point, N.J.)
    Sheridan Farnell '12 (English; Marianna, Fla.)
    Sabrina Henderson '12 (Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Kellie Hilton '12 (Chemistry; Monroeville, Ala.)
    Alexis Johnson '12 (English; Wetumpka, Ala.)
    Colby Leonard '12 (Religion; Coker, Ala.)
    Erin Ofe '12 (English; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Megan Petenbrink '12 (Religion; Marietta, Ga.)
    Kaitlin Rozof '12 (Religion; Helena, Ala.)
    A.J. Swift '12 (Chemistry; Cocoa, Fla.)
    Mary Elizabeth Terrell '12 (Chemistry; Pike Road, Ala.)
    Jacob Tuley '12 (History; Pensacola, Fla.)
    Ginger Tyson '12 (Chemistry; Robertsdale, Ala.)

Graduating seniors who were selected to Alpha Beta previously are:

    Meredith Brogden (Accounting; Opp, Ala.)
    Tiffany Dean (Biochem.; Dothan, Ala.)
    Kathryn Hoffmaster Gerlach (Religion; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Michael Kilpatrick (History; Luverne, Ala.)
    Kristin Perdue (English; Prattville, Ala.)
    Allyn Powell (English; Andalusia, Ala.)
    Christian Vick (Cell Biology; Sylacauga, Ala.)
    Chimedlkham Zorigtbaatar (Business Admin.; Bulgan, Mongolia)

Sympathy and prayers:

We extend our sympathy and prayers to the family of Bishop Paul Duffey, who passed away in Georgia last week after a brief illness.  Bishop Duffey and his late wife, Louise Calhoun Duffey '42, were members of the John Massey Heritage Society, one of Huntingdon's giving societies.  Services were held Friday, March 23, at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery.


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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