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Monday Messages

April 10, 2012

The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.

News Clips

  • It's Division III Week:  The Department of Athletics is leading the College's events as part of the national inaugural Division III Week. The week-long observance celebrates and promotes the academic, athletic, and extra-curricular achievements of student-athletes, as well as their campus leadership and community service.  Division III is the NCAA’s largest division, comprising approximately 42 percent of NCAA membership with 442 Division III member institutions, 43 conferences, and more than 170,000 student-athletes.  As stated by the NCAA, the goal of Division III is to provide “a place where student-athletes can follow their passions and develop their potential within an approach that combines rigorous academics, competitive sports and an opportunity to pursue other interests” and “ultimately dedicate themselves to success as citizens and leaders in society.” During games and practices this week, some sports will have faculty members as honorary coaches, and all spring sports will recognize the achievements of their student-athletes. 
    Dr. Elizabeth Hutcheon, visiting assistant professor of English, will serve as the honorary coach for the women's softball games Tuesday, April 10.
  • Dr. Erastus C. Dudley, professor of biology and assistant vice president for academic enrichment, will serve as the honorary coach for the women's tennis practice at 3:30, Thursday, April 12.

Class up your fall:  Pre-registration for Fall 2012 is taking place this week, April 9–13.  Make sure your adviser(s) and the Office of Student Financial Services have signed your registration card before you turn it in.

Students awarded travel grants:  The Auburn Section of the American Chemical Society has awarded Quintarious Perdue '13 (Biochem.; Montgomery, Ala.) and Chasity Ward '13 (Chem.; Alpine, Ala.). Student Travel Grants supporting their trip to the National American Chemical Society Meeting in San Diego last month.  While in California, the two represented Huntingdon College by presenting research results on copper(I) hydride chemistry and networking with nationally-ranked chemistry programs.

A new way to search:  During the coming weeks, Houghton Library will offer several one-hour instruction sessions on the use of the new online catalog, Countess OneSearch.  If you would like to attend a session, the library asks that you RSVP to assist with scheduling and preparation.  In recognition of the lateness in the semester, the Library expects to offer similar sessions next fall.  If you are unable to make any of the dates and times listed below for this semester but don't want to wait until the fall, ask the library about scheduling a one-on-one session for you.

    Tuesday, April 10, 3:15 – 4:15
    Wednesday, April 11, 11:45 – 12:45
    Thursday, April 12, 3:15 – 4:15
    Monday, April 16, 11:45 – 12:45
    Wednesday, April 18, 11:45 – 12:45

News Briefs

  • President J. Cameron West appeared on the WSFA (local NBC affiliate) news program, Newsmakers, last week.  You may view the interview here:
  • Huntingdon has been selected to receive a student through the Study USA program in Northern Ireland next year.  Brian Martin, from Queens University, Belfast, has been placed at Huntingdon for the 2012–13 academic year.

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders; deadlines:

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar.

Monday, April 9:

  • Application deadline for cheer try-outs, Monday, April 9
  • Fall Term pre-registration, April 9–13
  • MG @ Emory Spring Invitational
  • JV MBB @ Faulkner (Dbl) 5:30
  • Indoor Soccer Tournament, 6:00 p.m., Wilson Gym
  • House Church in The Escape, Pratt 303, 8:30 p.m.
  • Exchange Club meeting, 8:30 p.m., Bellingrath 105

Tues., April 10:

  • Fall Pre-Registration
  • MG @ Emory Spring Invitational
  • Softball Extravaganza, Softball Field, 2:00–4:00 p.m.; WSB vs LaGrange @ 2:00 p.m. (Dbl.); free wings, giveaways, refreshments (Breast Cancer Awareness Day)
  • WSB vs LaGrange, 4:00 p.m., Softball Field
  • Kickball on the Green, 5:00 p.m.
  • 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., April 11:

  • Fall Pre-Registration
  • Chapel —11:45 a.m.
  • WT vs Judson, 2:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts
  • WT & MT vs LaGrange, 3:30 p.m., Gibbs Courts
  • Indoor Soccer Tournament, 6:00 p.m., Wilson Gym
  • FCA, Seay Twins Gallery, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 12:

  • National Alcohol Screening Day, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • Fall Pre-Registration
  • LUAU!
  • Emerge, 8:30 p.m., The Green

Friday, April 13:

  • Awards Day Convocation, Friday, April 13, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Cheer try-outs, April 13–14
  • WSB vs BSC, 2:00 p.m., Softball Field
  • Faculty Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
  • WSB vs BSC, 4:00 p.m, Softball Field
  • MBB vs LaGrange, 6:00 p.m., Posey Field
  • 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!
  • Oracle Hunt, Friday, April 13, 11:45 p.m. until ?  An annual tradition since 1942.

Saturday, April 14:

  • OTF @ Mtn. Laurel Invit.
  • Cheer Tryouts
  • MT @ Maryville, 12:00 p.m.
  • Sig Ep Sand Slam, 1:00 p.m., Massey Beach
  • WSB vs. Maryville, 1:00 p.m., Softball Field (Senior Day)
  • Crawfish Boil/Baseball Extravaganza, 2:00 p.m., Posey Field (MBB vs. LaGrange, 2:00 p.m.)
  • WSB vs. Maryville, 3:00 p.m., Softball Field

Sunday, April 15:

  • MBB vs LaGrange, 1:00 p.m., Posey Field
  • MLaX vs Tennessee Wesleyan, 2:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
  • Choral Concert, 3:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall


  • Travel Convocation, Monday, April 16, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; learn the adventures in store for 2012–13
  • Cheek Recital Series featuring Dr. Vadim Serebryany, Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • 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 Fiesta with Moe's, Wednesday, April 25, 8:00 p.m., The Hut
  • Monday, April 23: Reading and discussion with poets Willie James King, Jeanie Thompson, Anne Cope Wallace, and Barbara Wiedemann, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, part of National Poetry Month. Read more here:
  • 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; President J. Cameron West will preach
  • 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, featured speaker Susan Yvette Price, interim chancellor, Alabama Community College System; on The Green
  • Huntingdon Soccer is hosting a golf tournament August 24 at the Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill, Senator Course, with shotgun start at 2:00 p.m.  The is $300 per four-person team or $75 per individual.  Deadline to register is August 1.  For more information, contact head coach Timmy McCormack at

Job Corner:

  • Get your resume in shape!  See Su Ofe ( in Flowers 103 (or just stop by).
  • The College is seeking a Residential Director and Coordinator of Student Life to begin June 1.

Lend a Hand:

Honorary collects "Handy Jotters":  Sigma Tau Delta, the honor society for English, is collecting literacy supplies to donate to victims and survivors of family violence at the Family Sunshine Center.  Children's books, journals for women and children, notebooks, paper, coloring books, crayons, pencils, folders, and similar supplies are welcome.  Collection boxes are located in the Staton Center, Houghton Library, The Hut, and the English Department (Flowers 3rd Floor) April 2–16.

Get your cans moving:  T.J. Betts '13 (Christian Ed.; Tuskegee, Ala.); Josh Veazey '14 (Youth Ministry; Deatsville, Ala.); and Andrew Davitz '13 (Christian Ed.; Montgomery, Ala.) are sponsoring the RSVP (Relay with Service, Volunteer, and Participation) canned food relay race Thursday, April 19.  Six-person teams will participate in a 14-leg relay using canned goods as tokens, completing tasks at stations around campus.  The project is part of their Christian Leadership class and canned goods will be donated to either a homeless shelter or food bank (the winners get to decide where their cans go).  Registration forms are available in Dr. Jimmy Jeffcoat's office. 

Scholarship Opportunity:

The Milton G. Wright Scholarship awards thousands of dollars each year to students through Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation events and special promotions on TG's Adventures In Education website. TG allows students to enter online to receive one of twelve (12) monthly $500 scholarship awards.  Find out more here.


Ashley Burkett '09, a Huntingdon business administration graduate who is about to complete her law degree at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, has accepted a clerkship with Judge Ed Carnes, a federal judge on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Following her clerkship, she will join the Birmingham law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as an associate in their general litigation department.

ADCP student Bobbi Cook of Daphne, Alabama, was the only woman last year to receive a national scholarship from the American Welding Society.  She received the James A. Turner Jr. Memorial Scholarship to support her studies in the Adult Degree Completion Program.  She works for WESCO Gas & Welding Supply.

Jackie Daniels '12 and Amy Beard Hulsey '90, instructor of accounting, both members of the Running Club, ran a 5K race called Mud Mania earlier this month.

Kristen Etheredge '09 and Cole Armstrong '10 have announced their engagement.  Kristen is a graduate student at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, and Cole works for Saks Fifth Avenue in Buckhead (Atlanta).  The date is May 25, 2013, at Huntingdon.

Fred Frost ’81, honored by the National Alumni Association with the Alumni Achievement Award last fall,  is the 2012 recipient of the Burgher Award, presented to him March 22 by The Forge for Families.  The Burgher Award recognizes Fred's devoted service on the Board of Directors of The Forge for Families, whose purpose is to transform families in one of Houston’s most impoverished communities with the hope of Christ.  During his 15 years on the board, Fred served as chairman for three years and spearheaded a corporate merger and name change, a land assimilation effort for a new campus, a $6 million capital campaign, and the construction/development process for that new campus.  Today, The Forge operates on a paid-for 2+ acre campus in the heart of Houston’s Third Ward with 28,000 square feet of modern facilities.

Lady Hawks softball pitcher Breanna Giordana '12 (Mathematics; Kaukauna, Wis.) was selected as the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week after picking up two GSAC wins, striking out 19, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits and no runs in 8.3 innings.

Jenny Zeigler Medley '06 will begin a new position as the associate chaplain at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida, next week.

Jennifer Moody '09 officially became a country recording artist when her single, "Goin' Home Alone Tonight," became available last fall.  Now she has a touring contract, as well, having just signed with Brand N Music Partnerships.  She will perform for the Alabama Chocolate Festival in Rainbow City April 14 and will headline Center State at the Magic City Art Connection, Saturday, April 28, in Birmingham.

Justin Wayne Nelson '08 will marry Pamela Kaye Stewart, a former Miss University of Alabama, at Camden Baptist Church in Camden, Alabama, May 26.  Justin is a student in the Master of Divinity program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as the associate and youth pastor for Taylorville Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Kathleen Penney '15 (Biology/Psychology; Huntsville, Ala.) will intern this summer with Dr. Mark Noble at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, assisting him with research in the field of reflex physiology.

Jacob Seales '07 will marry Clarissa Coe in Hoover, Alabama, April 14.  Jacob is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Alabama and will graduate in May, then will move to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July to complete his residency in orthopedics.

Former Department of Language of Literature chair Dr. Jacqueline Allen Trimble '83, now heading the honors program for Alabama State University, will read her original poetry April 20, 5:00–6:00 p.m. at New South Books, part of a 24-hour Poetry Read-a-thon sponsored by NewSouth Books and Village Gallery.

  • The Office of Admission has selected 31 students to serve as Huntingdon Hosts for the coming year.  Hosts give tours of the campus and communicate with prospective students and families.  The 2012–13 Huntingdon Hosts are:
  • Austin Bennett  2013, Goshen, AL,  Psychology
  • Aubrey Boyington  2015, Andalusia, AL,  Elem. Ed.
  • Taylor Calloway  2014, Montgomery, AL,  Elem. Ed.
  • India Chaney  2015, Montgomery, AL,  Biology
  • Will Davis  2014, Niceville, FL,  Biochemistry
  • Dexter Dean  2013, Clanton, AL, Biochemistry
  • Wykein Dean  2014, Uriah, AL  Exercise Science
  • Mary Kathryn Dismuke  2015, Montgomery, AL, Psychology
  • Jagger Eastman  2015, Sulligent, AL, Youth Ministry
  • Carlee Gardner  2015, Sylacauga, AL,  Bus. Admin.
  • Kate Garrigan  2014, Tallahassee, FL, Communication Studies
  • Mary Gasson  2013, Clanton, AL, Music Education
  • Michelle Gonzalez  2014, Niceville, FL, Bus. Admin.
  • Grant Hayes  2014, Hoover, AL,  Communication Studies
  • Jackson Horn  2015, Slidell, LA,  Political Science
  • Alex Huey  2015, Centre, AL,  Accounting
  • Tori Jackson  2015, Prattville, AL,  Psychology/Art
  • Sherry Leigh Lacy  2013, Lapine, AL,  Psychology
  • Lauren Lambert  2014, Monroeville, AL, Psychology
  • Olivia Larkin  2013, Florence, AL,  Biology
  • Jeani Layson  2015, Opelika, AL,  Chemistry/Art
  • Jayde Rasband  2015, Alabaster, AL, Biochemistry
  • Mallorie Richardson  2014, Rainbow City, AL, Biochemistry
  • Morgan Senn  2013, Burkville, AL,  Elem. Ed.
  • Bailey Scott  2014, Newnan, GA,  Biology
  • Wesley Smithart  2015, Union Springs, AL,  Religion/Communications
  • James Temple  2014, Montgomery, AL,  Music
  • Shirin Torabinejad  2015, Huntsville, AL, Undecided
  • Jimbo Turk  2015, Montgomery, AL, Physical Education
  • Micah Wright  2015, Madison, AL,  Music/Religion

Gamma Sigma Alpha (National Greek Academic Honor Society) inducted the following fraternity men and women to the Huntingdon chapter last week:

  • Ashley Bonner '13 (Biochem.; Pike Road, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Rhett Butler '13 (Religion; Eclectic, Ala.), Sigma Nu
  • Brittany Cahoon '12 (Athletic Trng.; Ft. Walton Bch., Fla.), Phi Mu
  • Daniel Davis '13 (Religion; Mathews, Ala.), Sigma Nu
  • Jessica Dickson '12 (Cell Bio.; McCalla, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Sheridan Farnell '12 (English; Marianna, Fla.), Chi Omega
  • Mary Gasson '14 (Music; Clanton, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi* (*voted as vice president)
  • Lauren Gilbert '12 (Accounting; Auburn, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Lorraine Hicks '14 (Bus. Admin.; Montgomery), Phi Mu
  • Amanda Houston '12 (Bus. Admin.; Fyffe, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Kim Jenkins '12 (Biology; Dothan, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Sherry Leigh Lacey '13 (Psych.; Lapine, Ala.), Chi Omega
  • Paige Lathem '13 (Chemistry; Daphne, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi** (**voted as president)
  • Stephanie Maguire '12 (Human Perf.; Montgomery), Phi Mu
  • Kristy McLendon '12 (El. Ed.; Midfield, Ala.), Phi Mu
  • Brianna McClure '13 (Sport Studies; Montgomery), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Britni Northington '12 (Athletic Trng.; Sulligent, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • McDowell Pinckard '12 (Accounting; Dothan, Ala.), Kappa Sigma
  • Hayley Praytor '12 (Human Perf.; Mobile, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Angie Smith '12 (Comm. Studies; Panama City, Fla.), Phi Mu
  • Arlyn Williams '14 (El. Ed.; McDonough, Ga.), Chi Omega
  • Lanning Williams '13 (El. Ed.; Montgomery), Alpha Omicron Pi

The Huntingdon chapter of the national leadership honorary Omicron Delta Kappa will induct these new members this weekend:

  • Meredith C. Brogden '12 (Accounting; Opp, Ala.)
  • Kati C. Bryant '12 (Comm. Studies/English; Petal, Miss.)
  • Abby Carter '12 (Psych.; Charlotte, N.C.)
  • William F. Davis '14 (Biochem.; Niceville, Fla.)
  • Dexter N. Dean '13 (Biochem.; Saginaw, Ala.)
  • Mary Gasson '14 (Music; Clanton, Ala.)
  • Alexis Johnson '12 (English; Wetumpka, Ala.)
  • Paige Lathem '13 (Chemistry; Daphne, Ala.)
  • Haley S. Leach '15 (Chemistry; Axis, Ala.)
  • Brianna McClure '13 (Sport Studies; Montgomery)
  • T. Bianca Scott '13 (Comm. Studies; Summerdale, Ala.)
  • Ashlee D. Walters '12 (Biochem.; Alabaster, Ala.)

Huntingdon's chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the honor society for studies in the field of religion, has announced these new members:

  • Wesley Anderson '13 (Religion/Comm. Studies; Clanton, Ala.)
  • Stephen Barebo '13 (Youth Ministry; Shalimar, Fla.)
  • Luv Bartlett '12 (Christian Ed.; Ozark, Ala.)
  • Rhett Butler '13 (Religion; Eclectic, Ala.)
  • Joseph Clements '13 (Religion; Montgomery, Ala.)
  • Daniel Davis '13 (Religion; Mathews, Ala.)
  • Katherine Hoffmaster Gerlach '12 (Religion; Montgomery)
  • Colby Leonard '12 (Religion; Coker, Ala.)
  • Alyce Penniman '13 (Religion/English; Canton, Ga.)
  • Megan Petenbrink '12 (Religion; Marietta, Ga.)
  • Kaitlin Rozof '12 (Religion; Helena, Ala.)
  • Kayra White '13 (Psych.; Dothan, Ala.)


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

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