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Monday Messages

January 04, 2010

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  • Duffey Institute Announces Spring/Summer Events: Dr. Ed Trimmer, dean of Huntingdon’s Paul A. Duffey Institute for Church Leadership, has announced plans for four important community education/service activities in the coming months. All programs are co-sponsored by the Duffey Institute and the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and are open to individuals from any Christian denomination.
    • Reaching and Keeping Youth, a training event for adult workers with rural church youth, Saturday, January 23, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Pensacola, Florida. The cost is $12 per participant. To register, contact Susan Hunt in the Conference office at
    • Children’s Ministry Curriculum Workshop, including 2010 VBS material, Saturday, February 6, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery. The cost is $10 per participant. Register through the Reverend Leigh Meekins in the Conference office at
    • Student Leadership Institute (SLI), a week-long series of seminars for youth of any Christian denomination, July 5–9 at Huntingdon College. Meals and overnight accommodations on campus are included in the registration fee (TBA). This special workshop is developed for those who are truly leaders in their congregations’ high school-aged ministries. To register or for more information, contact Nick Mielke ’01, youth minister at First United Methodist Church, Prattville, Alabama, or the Reverend  Dr. Jimmy Jeffcoat , professor of religion at Huntingdon, through EmilyBeth Dickinson ’07 at (334) 833-4563.
    • NEW! Middle School Mission Camp (for youth ages 11–14), July 4–10, at Mt. Shepherd Retreat Center in North Carolina. Mt. Shepherd is a United Methodist camp located 15 miles off of I-85 in North Carolina. You may send individual middle schoolers or middle school youth groups with or without adult volunteers. Mission projects will take place in and around the camp in Randolph County, N.C. The schedule is: wake up at 7:00 a.m.; morning devotions 7:30 a.m.; breakfast 8:00 a.m.; leave for mission sites by 9:00 a.m.; return to camp by 4:00 p.m.; free time with pond, fishing, swimming pool, ropes course available; dinner 6:00 p.m.; evening program 7:30 p.m.; cabin group time 9:00 p.m. Groups may be housed together but often will be split for work sites. Contact the Reverend Kent Shrader at Mt. Shepherd or Dr. Ed Trimmer at Huntingdon; or register online at
  • Change in Game Time: The time of this Thursday’s men’s basketball game vs. Pensacola Christian College has changed from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The women play at 5:00 vs. Gadsden State Community College. Saturday, women are on the court at 2:00 p.m. and men at 4:00 p.m., both teams facing LaGrange College.
  • United Way Fund Drive Extended: The United Way has extended their annual fund-raising drive deadline—so it’s not too late to give or pledge! So far, we have collected about $2,100 through 28 donors, and are about to surpass last year’s giving total. If you would like to add your gift or pledge this year, contact  Anthony Leigh . Thank you to everyone who has supported the United Way and the many organizations they help to fund that do so much good in our community.


  • United Methodist Students: The General Board for Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church administers a number of scholarship programs for which the application process is online, beginning January 4, at Since the scholarships are given by the GBHEM, address any inquiries directly to the GBHEM.
  • Returning students may move in for spring semester Saturday, January 9, at noon in order to support the Huntingdon Hawks basketball teams during their games that afternoon at 2:00 (women) and 4:00 (men) p.m.
  • Students: You will have five days to change your meal plan from the default plan of 15 meals upon the beginning of the spring term, deadline Friday, January 15.
  • “Intent to Run” forms are due from those who are interested in running for 2010–11 SGA, class officer, or academic senator positions by Friday, January 15. Pick up the forms now in the Hut.
  • If you are interested in being a Resident Assistant for the 2010–11 academic year, pick up your application now an return it, along with the completed reference forms, by Monday, January 18. There will be another RA Interest Session Tuesday, January 12, if you want more chance to hear about the position before you apply.
  • Seniors: Applications for consideration for Tri-Sigma honorary are due by Wednesday, January 20, at 4:00 p.m. Applications are available in and should be returned to the Office of Student Life in the Hut.

Congratulations to:

  • Josh Claunch ’06, who has been accepted to medical school at Florida State University—and says he is extremely grateful for the support of Huntingdon professors Dr. Erastus C. Dudley (biology), Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy ’78 (chemistry), and Drs. John and Emmi Harrell (psychology) in his quest for medical school admission. Josh also reports that his sister, Mary Claunch Davis ’01, is working with the U.S. District Court in Atlanta and has passed the Tennessee bar exam. Her husband, Lane Davis ’03, completed his M.Div. at Harvard University last May and is applying to Ph.D. programs while teaching online with Boston University in association with his former Huntingdon professor, Dr. Greg Salyer (religion).
  • Leon Frazier ’10 (Business Administration; Montgomery, Ala.), who was named the Cabot Lodge-Millsaps Holiday Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Leon scored 29 points in yesterday’s 84-82 victory over Rust College.
  • Adrian Williams ’13 (Physical Education; Montgomery, Ala.), whose shot at the buzzer won the round three game against Rust College and the 2010 Cabot Lodge-Millsaps Holiday Tournament for the Hawks men’s basketball team yesterday.


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