Huntingdon News

April 02, 2012
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon announces Commencement speakers

Montgomery, Ala.—Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, will present the Commencement Address during Huntingdon College Commencement Exercises for the traditional day program, and Susan Yvette Price, interim chancellor for the Alabama Community College System, will present the Commencement Address for the Adult Degree Completion Program ceremony Saturday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively, on the Green, Huntingdon College.  Huntingdon expects one of the largest graduating classes in history, with nearly 140 traditional day program graduates and nearly 80 ADCP graduates expected to participate in their respective ceremonies. 

Kiss, pronounced "quiche," is one of only 300 women to have served as a Rhodes Scholar, and now serves on the Rhodes selection committee.  A 1983 graduate of Davidson College, she earned bachelor's and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Oxford University, England.  She has held fellowships at the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, the National Humanities Center, and Melbourne University’s Centre on Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.  Kiss serves as a trustee of Duke University, the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE), and the Woodruff Arts Center. A member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and the Women's Forum of Georgia, she serves on the boards of directors of the Women's College Coalition, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the Student Aid Foundation, and SunTrust Bank, Atlanta.  She also serves on the Westminster Schools President's Advisory Committee, the Southern University Conference Executive Committee, the Georgia Independent College Association Executive Committee, and the District VI Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.  Kiss was awarded the Davidson College Distinguished Alumni Award for 2008 and was named as one of the Women of Distinction for 2006–2007 by the Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia.  She has served as vice chair of the board of trustees of Davidson College as well as on the boards of the Center for Academic Integrity and the Durham Nativity School.

Before taking the helm at Agnes Scott in 2006, she was the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and an associate professor of the practice of political science and philosophy at Duke University. She has served as interim director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy, co-director of the Humanitarian Challenges at Home and Abroad FOCUS program, a member of the Council on Civic Engagement, and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council at Duke. She taught politics at Princeton University for eight years and also taught at Randolph-Macon College and Deep Springs College.

Susan Yvette Price, as interim chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, is chief executive officer of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education in Montgomery, where she has been employed as vice chancellor for instructional and student services since 2004. She came to the department from the Washington State Department of Revenue, where she served as assistant director, Appeals Division. Prior to joining the Department of Revenue, Price served as its legal counsel for five years (as assistant attorney general) and defended the agency before both administrative boards and the Washington courts.  After a federal judicial clerkship in Montgomery with the Honorable Joel F. Dubina, Price began her legal career as a member of the litigation department of a national law firm headquartered in Seattle.  Price earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature/creative writing from Princeton University and her law degree from the University of Virginia.

The rain location for Commencement Exercises is Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center, Roland Arena, on the Huntingdon Campus.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.  The College motto is "Enter to Grow in Wisdom; Go Forth to Apply Wisdom in Service." 

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