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Monday Messages

May 24, 2010

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

Jean Rodgers Chapel Dedication Set: The new Jean Rodgers Chapel will be dedicated in a brief ceremony this Wednesday, May 26, at 4:00 p.m. in Flowers Hall, followed by a reception for Miss Rodgers. The reception and ceremony will be held on the first floor, and guests may then walk up to the second floor to tour the beautifully restored space, which seats about 15. Miss Rodgers, Class of 1949, served the College from 1950 through 1988, including 32 years as the College’s registrar. Although she has not been in good health lately, she is expected to attend the ceremony. All members of the Huntingdon family are welcome to join the celebration.

Loved Before, Loved Again: As campus residents packed their clothes and belongings and prepared to depart at the end of the academic year, they were encouraged to contribute any no-longer-needed items or clothes to the King’s Ranch and Hannah Homes in Chelsea, Ala., which provide home services and hope to hundreds of youth, women, and children who are seeking refuge. This year’s drive resulted in 1,677 pounds of donations for the good of others. Thank you to everyone who contributed, realizing that items you once treasured might still serve as treasures for others.

One Week Left in the Fiscal Year! This is the last week of May and a busy time for the Office of College and Alumni Relations as year-end gifts are received. If you haven’t yet given this fiscal year, please consider making a gift this week. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the 2010 Donor Report, which is published in Huntingdon College Magazine.

  • Why I Give to HC: “I give as a way to ‘pay it forward.’ I could never pay back everything that was given to me, but what I do give is a start. I want the students at HC to have the same scholarship opportunities that I had. I give and I stay involved because Huntingdon was a pivotal point in my life. I feel that I am who I am because of Huntingdon. Being a student at HC challenged me to become the leader I am. I really don’t think I would be where I am or who I am if I had chosen a different school.”—Amy Woodard Klugh ’96

Huntingdon Family: We know that many of you are involved in mission or community service this summer. Please write and tell us about it: Who is going, where and when, what is the purpose and/or group, and what did/will you do there? Are you blogging about your experience? If so, tell us where. We’d love to share the news!

Reminder: Class of 2010 graduates will soon be removed from the student e-mail distribution list. If you would like to continue to receive Monday Messages and/or news pertinent to alumni, please send an email to with your e-mail address and let us know the lists on which you’d like to be placed. (Do this even if you are keeping your Huntingdon e-mail account.)


Members of the faculty and staff are invited to celebrate together with Vaughan Dickson as she prepares to enter the world of motherhood. The women of the Registrar’s Office are hosting a Baby Shower in her honor Wednesday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Admission Conference Room, Flowers Hall. All are invited.

Congratulations to:

Anthony Leigh, vice president for college and alumni relations, who chaired the 50th Annual Montgomery Rotary Club Charity Ball earlier this month. This year’s featured charity was the Montgomery Rotary Information Technology Academy at Robert E. Lee High School, where the proceeds will help to renovate two rooms for computer laboratories.

Allison Marlow ’09, who has been accepted to the Indiana School of Dentistry, beginning this fall.

John Shank ’85, of Birmingham, whose accounting firm, Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, received the 2009 Public Service Award for Firms from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Since the firm’s founding in 1991, they have served Habitat for Humanity, contributing more than 800 volunteer hours and significant financial support, and resulting in nine new homes in the Birmingham area. The firm has also supported the Linda Nolen Learning Center, the American Red Cross, the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run, and the Holy Family High School Cristo Rey Network.


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

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