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Monday Messages

March 12, 2012

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

News Clips

Turk named to Troy Hall of Fame:  Huntingdon Head Football Coach Mike Turk has been selected to the Troy University Athletic Hall of Fame. As Troy’s quarterback, Turk led the Trojans to a 40-8-1 record and two NCAA Division II national titles (1984 and 1987). He was named First-Team All-Gulf South three times and was the Gulf South’s Freshman of the Year in 1984.  He was first-team All-America in 1987 and was the runner-up for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s top Division II performer. He was also named Division II Offensive Player of the Year by Football News and was the first person chosen by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as the Small College Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year in the same season.

Greek life announces awards:  At a special gathering held last week, students, faculty, and staff were honored for their participation in campus Greek Life and involvement with student life.  Among the individuals honored were Dr. Chad Eggleston, assistant professor of religion, as Faculty Member of the Year; Dr. Frank Parsons, vice president for student life and dean of students, as Staff Member of the Year; Jagger Eastman '15 (Youth Ministry/History; Sulligent, Ala.), Sigma Nu, as Future Fraternity Leader of the Year; Wesley Smithart '15 (Religion; Union Springs, Ala.), Chi Omega, as Future Sorority Leader of the Year; Tiffany Dean '12 (Biochem.; Dothan, Ala.), Phi Mu, as Greek Woman of the Year; and Ashton Rodriguez '12 (History; Elba, Ala.), as Greek Man of the Year.  Sigma Nu was recognized for overall Greek excellence.  See "Congratulations" below for more.

Students sing across the South:  Ms. Gene Davis, chair of the Department of Music, and Dr. Jennifer Canfield, assistant professor of music, took 34 Huntingdon students on a choir tour last month, performing for Providence Christian School in Ozark, Alabama, and Wallace State Community College. Three Huntingdon music groups also performed at the Woodlawn United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church-Panama City, Florida.

News Briefs

  • Please complete this survey about your campus lifestyle and preferences for ARAMARK Dining Services:
  • If you have always dreamed of presenting the Graduate Address during Commencement Exercises, here's your chance to apply.  Complete the Senior Class Commencement Speaker Application (found in The Hut) and return it to Dr. Frank Parsons, vice president for student life and dean of students, by March 26.
  • The Department of Teacher Education has reinstated Huntingdon's chapter of the Kappa Delta Epsilon education honor society.
  • Learn more about intramural athletics at

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders; deadlines:

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar.

Monday, March 12:

  • "The Vagina Monologues," 6:00 p.m., Houghton Library Atrium; free and open to all, sponsored by the Women's Center 
  • House Church in The Escape, Pratt 303, 8:30 p.m.

Tues., March 13:

  • (State Primary Election in Roland Arena all day)
  • CCV Career Fair, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall—for graduating seniors in education, accounting, athletic training, business, communication studies, pre-med, and pre-vet
  • Family Feud, 6:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall; Chick-Fil-A, Brownies, Cokes served
  • SGA Officer Installation Banquet, 7:00 p.m., MCC (by invitation)
  • 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., March 14:

  • Chapel will not meet in Ligon Chapel this week but will, instead, offer a Passover Seder meal in Stallworth Dining Room—11:45 a.m. sharp!
  • WSB vs Spring Hill, 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. (Dbl.); Softball field
  • MLaX vs UMass-Boston, 3:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
  • Camp Sunshine Presentation, 7:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall: for Huntingdon women who are interested in volunteering to serve as camp counselors for this week-long summer camp.  REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED!  (See below for more information)
  • Pi Day, Library Atrium, 7:00 p.m.
  • SAAC Fundraiser:  HC Volleyball vs Senior HC Football players (for a volleyball game), 7:30 p.m. in Roland Arena; the admission price of $1 goes to HC Student Athletic Advisory Committee
  • In Love with the 80s Dodgeball Tournament—dress up like it's the 1980s and enter; the team fee is $30.  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.  Free pizza and drinks!  8:30 p.m., Wilson Gym.

Thursday, March 15:

  • Pre-Pharmacy Club interest meeting, 11:45 a.m., Bellingrath B4, lunch provided
  • JV WSB @ Shelton State, 1:00 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series featuring Dennis Herrick and Friends, "Trumpet et al," 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Emerge, 8:30 p.m., PRATT 303 (The Escape)

Friday, March 16:

  • DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from a course without a grade penalty and receive a WP or WF
  • WG & MG @ Jekyll Island Golf Classic
  • MBase vs Covenant, 7:00 p.m., Posey Field

Saturday, March 17:

  • WG & MG: HC @ Jekyll Island Intercollegiate
  • OTF: HC @ Morehouse Relays
  • Residence halls close @ 1 pm
  • MLaX vs Millsaps, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
  • WSB vs Salem, 1:00 p.m. (Dbl.) Softball field
  • MT: HC @ Covenant, 1:00 p.m.
  • MBase vs Covenant, 1:00 p.m., Posey Field (Dbl)

Sunday, March 18:

  • MG & WG @ Jekyll Island Intercollegiate


  • Spring Break, March 19–23  (as if you didn't know)
    • A note from Campus Security:  If you plan to leave your vehicle parked on campus during Spring Break, please move it to the Wilson Building lot.  Do not leave it parked on side streets  and do not park in the Narrow Lane, Roland Arena, or Ligon parking lots (resurfacing and repainting will take place during the break.)
  • Residence Halls will reopen following Spring Break at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25
  • Tuesday, March 27:  Rohlig Organ Concert Series featuring Dr. James Conely, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Thursday, March 29: Spring Salon, sponsored by Houghton Library and the Department of Language and Literature, 3:30 p.m., Library Atrium, focusing on the works of Charles Dickens (in celebration of Mr. Dickens' birthday)
  • Friday-Saturday, March 30–31, Founders Day/Reunion Weekend, with Founders Day Convocation Friday, March 30, at 11:45 a.m. in Ligon Chapel
  • Friday, March 30:  Choral Concert, 2:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Friday, March 30:  Huntingdon Winds Concert, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Saturday, March 31:  Huntingdon Honor Band Concert, 3:00 p.m.

Job Corner:

Productive IT seeks a paid intern specializing in graphic design to assist in designing Web sites, branding, and marketing collateral from the ground up.  Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and have outstanding visual design skills with a strong sense of color theory, layout, typography, and style that includes technical knowledge of HTML, Flash, Javascript, and CSS.  If your background and skills match this description, contact Su Ofe in the Office of Communications for more information.

Parents and alumni—is your business, church, or organization looking for a qualified employee or intern?  Think Huntingdon!  Please send notices of jobs and internships to so that we can spread the word to others!

Did you know that you have 10 seconds to make a first impression?  That's not only true in person, but also on paper.  Professional recruiters say they scan through a resume for 10 seconds and decide whether it goes forward or not.  Get the latest information about what is required for a resume to float to the top in today's job market quicksand. Make an appointment with Su Ofe ( in Flowers 103 (or just stop by).

Volunteers Needed:

Huntingdon women students:  Are you interested in serving as a role model and a camp counselor for Camp Sunshine this summer?  Come and learn more Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall. For 20 years, Camp Sunshine has created a fun-filled environment for girls (ages 6 to 12) from Montgomery public housing communities to attend a week-long camp sponsored by Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.  Founded 20 years ago by Huntingdon trustee Dr. Laurie Jean Weil, who now co-directs the camp with Kathy Sawyer, Camp Sunshine is designed specifically for at-risk girls who have limited opportunities to participate in summertime recreational activities. The camp provides girls with fun, exciting field trips and programs that nurture self-confidence, emphasize the importance of success in school, teach self-reliance, build teamwork skills, and help girls to be their very best.

The Mental Health Association of America requests volunteers to help with cooking and cleaning as they embark on a new lunch program for clients at their facility at 1116 S. Hull Street.  Contact John D. Howe, board president, at (334) 657-8997 or


Congratulations to those in the Class of 2012 who have been inducted into the 2012 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities!

Fifteen students were named to the Greek honorary Order of Omega during the Greek Awards ceremony last week.  They are:  Rhett Butler '13 (Religion; Eclectic, Ala.), Sigma Nu; Abby Carter '12 (Psychology; Charlotte, N.C.), Phi Mu; Elizabeth Daly '13 (English; Montgomery, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi; Dexter Dean '13 (Biochemistry; Clanton, Ala.), Sigma Phi Epsilon; Sheridan Farnell '12 (English; Marianna, Fla.), Chi Omega; Will Francis '12 (English; Dothan, Ala.), Kappa Sigma; Lauren Gilbert '12 (Accounting; Auburn, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi; Kim Jenkins '12 (Biology; Dothan, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi; Alexis Johnson '12 (English; Wetumpka, Ala.), Phi Mu; Sherry Leigh Lacey '13 (Psych./Bus. Admin.; Lapine, Ala.), Chi Omega; Olivia Larkin '13 (Biology; Florence, Ala.), Alpha Omicron Pi; Haley Leach '15 (Chemistry; Axis, Ala.), Phi Mu; Kristy McLendon '12 (Elementary Educ.; Midfield, Ala.), Phi Mu; Lauren Miller '13 (Accounting; Wetumpka, Ala.), Chi Omega; and Shelby Robinson '14 (Mathematics; Spanish Fort, Ala.), Chi Omega.

Huntingdon Greek Chapter Awards (March 2012)

    Chapters Above the All-Greek Average: Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega
    Highest Overall Chapter GPA:  Chi Omega,Sigma Nu
    Highest New Member Class GPA: Chi Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Outstanding Community Service: Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu
    Phyllis Gunter Snyder Philanthropy Award: Phi Mu
    Outstanding Membership Development:  Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu
    Outstanding Panhellenic Participation:  Alpha Omicron Pi
    Campus Involvement Award: Alpha Omicron Pi
    Outstanding Alumni Relations:  Alpha Omicron Pi
    Outstanding Chapter Advisor:  Linda Tilly, Phi Mu
    Overall Greek Excellence:  Sigma Nu

Sharon Edmondson, wife of Huntingdon Trustee Mike Edmondson, has been admitted to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University.

Sam Strachan took the title at the Wynlakes Wynter Nationals golf tournament at the Wynlakes Golf and Country Club last week.  He had the only under-par round on the tournament's second day—one of only two in the tournament.

Alex Taylor '12 (Comm. Studies; Eclectic, Ala.) was selected as the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week.  Alex has played basketball, been a part of two GSAC cross country championships, and now is part of the founding lacrosse team on campus.

Ashlee Walters '12 has been admitted to the doctor of pharmacy program at Auburn University.

Alumni News

Angie Bradley '11 has been accepted to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University.

Adam Cotant '09 has been admitted to the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry.

Casey Malone Maugh '00 contributed a chapter, "The Combined Centers Approach: How Speaking and Writing Centers Can Work Together," to the book, Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education, edited by Esther York.


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

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