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July 12, 2010

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

SACS Confirms Reaccreditation: Huntingdon has received notification of reaffirmation of accreditation from the Commission on Colleges/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Dr. Sid Stubbs, associate vice president for institutional assessment and compliance; Dr. Kyle Fedler, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; and Mr. Jay Dorman, treasurer and senior vice president for planning and administration, worked together with President West and many others at the College to prepare the report for the reaffirmation process. We thank everyone involved!

Articulation Agreement Eases Credit Transfer: The member colleges of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU), which includes Huntingdon, have signed an articulation agreement with the state’s two-year public college system to ease transferability of credit as students move on to complete their degrees at private four-year institutions. Through the agreement, junior college students will know before they take certain courses which credits will transfer and which may not.

Hawks FB Ranked Nationally: For the first time since the kick-off of the Huntingdon football program in 2004, the Hawks football team is ranked in a pre-season poll in the USA Today Sports Weekly Football Preview Special Edition. The Hawks ranked 23rd as of July 2, following the team’s first-ever post-season appearance and record-tying eight victories in 2009.

Chemistry Wizards Named: The First Year Chemistry Wizard program was designed in 2008–09 to help students enrolled in General Chemistry I and II to be successful in the course and laboratory and to engage in chemistry-related service and chemistry enrichment activities outside the classroom. More advanced chemistry students (Wizards) are paired with small groups of first-year students to serve as mentors and to provide weekly help with course material and homework. Standardized American Chemical Society test scores showed that the 72% of first-year students who participated in the free program last year experienced an average 20% increase in test scores compared to non-participants. This year’s chemistry Wizards are Evan Agnew ’13 (Chemistry; Union Springs, Ala.); Angie Bradley ’11 (Chemistry; Dothan/Wetumpka, Ala.); Dexter Dean ’13 (Biochemistry; Saginaw, Ala.); Zack Elkins ’13 (Biology; Trussville, Ala.); David Jordan ’13 (Chemistry; Montgomery); Paige Lathem ’13 (Chemistry; Daphne, Ala.); Quintarious Perdue ’13 (Biochemistry; Montgomery, Ala.); Jacques Lamour ’11 (Biochemistry; Charlotte, N.C.); Tori McNeal ’13 (Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.); Bryanna Page ’13 (Biochemistry; Foley, Ala.); Casey Pearcy ’13 (Chemistry; Phenix City, Ala.); Rachael Phillips ’13 (Cell Biology; Lyndonville, N.Y.); and Candice Ruston ’11 (Chemistry; Columbiana, Ala.).

ADCP Bay Minette Moves to FSCC: Huntingdon’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) in Bay Minette has moved to new space in the Wallace Administrative Building (A104-D) at Faukner State Community College-Bay Minette, where classes will begin August 23. The College welcomes Gale Croft to the position of assistant site coordinator for Bay Minette, working with Baldwin County program director Jennifer Ishler-Gould and Bay Minette assistant site director Candi Lake. Gale has been a student in the ADCP program since 2008. The first ADCP participant to join the program’s staff, Gale brings a unique perspective and passion to the position. As of August 1, the phone number for the Bay Minette site will change to (251) 580-4909. Daphne offices will remain as they are.

Registrar Staff Changes Announced: The Registrar’s Office said a fond farewell to Vaughan Dickson last week as she departed for her new role as a stay-at-home mom to her about-to-be-born son. We will miss her! Elissa Mays has stepped into the role of associate registrar. Meggie Bridges ’11, who began working in the office as a work-study student, has accepted the position of academic records representative as she completes her senior year. She plans to continue employment after she graduates. Meggie can be reached at extension 4431.

Save Money! Rent Your Texts: Huntingdon’s Follett Bookstore has announced that about one-third of the books required as texts for classes this fall are on the national rental list, making them eligible for rental rather than purchase. Faculty are encouraged to check to find out if their texts are on the rental list. Rentals save students lots of money.

Thank you to everyone for your patience as we work out the kinks in the new Web site. As you surf the site, if you find links or pages that don’t work as intended, or are looking for something you can’t find, or see information that needs to be updated, please report this information to or Faculty and staff, don’t forget to check your bio pages and to report any corrections or updates to the above addresses.

Congratulations to:

  • Angie Bradley ’11, who has spent this summer interning with the Rural Health Scholar’s Program in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Joanna Hampton Collier ’09 and her new son, Walter, born two months early June 30; 2 lbs., 7 oz. Both Walter and Joanna are doing well.
  • Emily Webster Cosgrove ’07, director of the Center for Career and Vocation, who has earned Myers-Briggs Type Inventory Practitioner Certification, enabling her to administer and assess this inventory with students. The MBTI uses information from students in order to suggest majors and career paths. The cost of each assessment is $15, which comes with the online assessment, a session with Emily to review the results, and an in-depth 9-page printout of information about the student’s four-letter type, career paths associated with that type, etc. For more information, contact Emily at
  • Ashley Dubuque ’03 and Alton Gorum ’04, who were married May 22 at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery. Alton is a corporal with the Montgomery Police Department and Ashley is a development representative for the American Cancer Society. They live in Millbrook.
  • Emily Carter Hare, coordinator of gift processing and donor stewardship in the Office of Community and Alumni Relations, who was married in North Carolina June 26. Her new e-mail address is

Sympathy and Prayers are extended to:

  • Bishop Paul A. Duffey, Bishop-in-Residence at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, on the death of his wife and our dear alumna, Louise Calhoun Duffey ’42, last week. The Duffeys have been long-time members of the John Massey Heritage Society and the Huntingdon Society. Mrs. Duffey, who received an honorary doctorate from Huntingdon, was an ambassador of grace and peace to all whom she met, and we will miss her greatly.


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