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Monday Messages

May 03, 2010

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Baccalaureate and Commencement Comprise Graduation Weekend: The Class of 2010 will worship together at Baccalaureate service Friday evening, May 7, at 5:00 p.m., and then collect their diplomas Saturday on the Green. The traditional day program Commencement Exercises will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Adult Degree Completion Program Commencement Exercises will begin at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 8. At this writing, the weather forecast calls for only a small chance of showers Saturday, but circumstances could change. In the event that inclement weather threatens the traditional and ADCP Commencement Exercises, both ceremonies will be moved to Roland Arena. That determination will be made Friday morning. Some things to keep in mind for the ceremony:

  • The weather forecast calls for temperatures in the high 80s most of the week. The outdoor ceremonies are likely to be quite warm. For the day program, the sun will be directly in the eyes of the audience and overhead. For the evening program, the sun will be in eyes of those who are in the stage party.
  • The ground on the Green may be soft because of the recent rainfall. Spiked- or high-heeled shoes are not advisable.
  • Cloth bags or things placed on the ground may become damp.
  • There will be bottles of water iced in silver tubs around the Green for the Commencement Exercises, for your comfort.
  • The Office of College and Alumni Relations and the National Alumni Association will hold a graduation brunch reception in the tents on the Green following the traditional ceremony. For the ADCP graduates, a reception will be held in Russell Dining Hall at 4:30 p.m., preceding commencement.

The News Never Stops: Graduating seniors will continue to receive “Monday Messages” and other reminders sent to the general “student” list until your e-mail addresses are removed from the list by the Tech Team. If you would like to receive Monday Messages or other news sent to alumni (as pertinent), please send your preferred e-mail address to news@huntingdon.edu. Parents of graduating seniors, your names will remain on the “Parent” distribution list until you request removal (you are not removed automatically when your student graduates).

Huntingdon Welcomes:

Brandon Carney, who will serve as the resident director for Searcy Hall and the coordinator of campus recreation, beginning June 1. Brandon comes to HC from Birmingham-Southern College, where he has gained a great deal of experience in residence life and campus recreation.

Coming Events and Deadlines

  • Senior Dinner TONIGHT at Moe’s, 5:00 p.m.! The first 50 seniors get a free dinner, thanks to the Office of College and Alumni Relations and the Office of Student Life.
  • Baccalaureate, Friday, May 7, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 8, the Green: Traditional Day Program, 9:00 a.m.; ADCP, 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 15, scheduled power outage for service in the neighborhood, 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Congratulations to:

Kyle Eller ’10 and Alex Sanford ’10, who were named GSAC Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, in the post-season awards announced last week. In all, 13 Hawks were named to GSAC post-season honors. Both Kyle and Alex were named to the GSAC All-Conference Team, along with Josh Bennefield and Shawn Bezwiechin. Austin White was named to the All-Freshman Team. Ben Cecil, Chad Green, Chris Knight, Greg Clayton, Drew Harrell, Ryan Harrison, Ryan Payne, and Marty Stewart were named to the All-Academic Team.

Lindsay Glaze ’04 and Dr. Rocky Lyons ’04, who were married in Ligon Chapel Saturday, April 17.

Brenda Jones ’10, who has been named to Theta Alpha Kappa honorary. She will enter Candler School of Theology for graduate study this fall.

Andrew McNamara ’08, who has been granted a graduate assistantship as associate editor of Poetry East, a worldwide literary journal published in Chicago. He will begin this fall as a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, working toward a Master of Arts in writing and publishing.

The Huntingdon Hawks Men’s Golf Team, who have been invited to compete in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship for the sixth consecutive year. The Hawks are ranked second nationally in the Golf World/Nike Division III Men’s Golf Coaches’ Poll and the Golfstat poll. As a team, the Hawks rank second nationally in par-5 scoring and fourth in par-4 scoring.

Ximena Moore, head women’s tennis coach, who was named last week as Great South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for women’s tennis. This is the third time in her career to receive this honor.

Assistant Baseball Coach Scott Mularz, who has announced his engagement to marry Elizabeth Sadler Barnes August 21 at The Oaks Plantation.

Hawks tennis players B.J. Foroughian and Kent Hagan, who were named to the GSAC All-Conference Team last week. Larry Pritchett and Stacy Terry were named to the All-Freshman Team. Kent received All-Academic honors for the third consecutive season.

Lady Hawks tennis players Kayla Heetland, Madison Jackson, Kristi McDaniel, Riley Prescott, and Katie Scott, who were named to the GSAC All-Conference Team last week. Katie also won All-Freshman Team honors. These women win in the classroom, too. Riley, Kristi, Madison, and Christian Vick were recognized on the All-Academic Team.

Those who have been selected for service on the Judicial Board for 2010–11: Chief Justice Jeremy Reid; Associate Chief Justice Rebekah Redden; Lyndsey Weber; Allyn Powell; Alexis Johnson; Russ Barnwell; Winston Wooten; and faculty members Dr. Jimmy Jeffcoat, professor of religion, and Ms. Jaime Demick, assistant professor of physics.

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

Lt. Col. Scott Hayes ’88, who has deployed as the squadron commander with the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, part of the 150-member 908th Airlift Wing headquartered here at Maxwell Air Force Base. The 908th began a four-month deployment in the Middle East during the weekend, where they will move cargo and personnel in and out of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa. They will also run aeromedical evacuation missions, moving injured troops from the front lines to other locations for medical care. At Maxwell, Lt. Col. Hayes serves as the 357th Squadron commander.


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