Huntingdon Announces 2010 Alumni Award Winners
Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College National Alumni Board
has released the names of five alumni who will be honored for loyalty and achievement during the College’s Homecoming Weekend, September 24–25. Loyalty Award winners are Elizabeth Rush Denson Lipscomb, of Auburn, Ala., Class of 1950; and Lee Anne Hundley Boykin, of Dothan, Ala., Class of 1987. Achievement Award winners are Dr. William S. Richardson, of Montgomery, Class of 1965; and Janice Woolf Hendrickson, of Bay Minette, Ala., Class of 1965. Ryan Shores, of Arlington, Va., Class of 1998, will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.
The Lipscomb family connections to Huntingdon College have endured for more than 150 years and were solidified when Elizabeth Rush Denson, the great-granddaughter of one of Huntingdon’s earliest trustees, John Wesley Rush, married the great-grandson of Huntingdon’s first president, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb. Elizabeth “Libba” Lipscomb has supported the College faithfully by attending concerts, lectures, reunions, and athletic events, traveling on student/alumni travel experiences, and investing in the College’s future through her donations to endowed scholarships and to the Annual Fund. A former gift agent and a charter member of the Huntingdon Society, she is also a member of the Countess of Huntingdon giving society, the Hall of Honor, and the John Massey Heritage Society.
Boykin joined the Huntingdon College Office of Admission as an admission counselor shortly after graduating from the College, and, in spite of moving on to other professional callings, has continued her recruitment efforts
for the College to this day. As youth director at First United Methodist Church, Dothan, Boykin has directed more than a dozen students to Huntingdon College, all of whom have become student leaders on campus. She has served as a member of the National Alumni Board and as both a class agent and a gift agent. Beyond serving her alma mater, she lives out her commitment to serve the United Methodist Church and the students in her region.
Richardson, who serves as dean of arts and sciences at Troy University, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his service with Troy University, he served as an administrator and/or professor of physical sciences or chemistry at Auburn University Montgomery, Georgia Southern College, and Maryville College. He also consults in the field of chemistry on the characterization and remediation studies of soils contaminated with radionuclides, and develops physical and chemical remediation methods for soil and water, among other duties, with S. Cohen and Associates Inc. With this group, he manages the work of five professional scientists and technicians. His articles have appeared in numerous scholarly and scientific journals, and he has presented widely for schools, associations, organizations, and educational forums, as well as for the Environmental Protection Agency. In the community, he has been active in the PTA for Brewbaker Elementary School; as a member of the Huntingdon National Alumni Board; as a soccer coach for St. James School and for the YMCA; as a Dixie Youth Baseball coach; as a member and trustee of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery; as a member of the Kiwanis Club; as a counselor and adult patrol adviser for Boy Scouts of America; as co-president of the Maryville Parents Association; and as the facilitator for the Envision 2020 Conversation on Education.
As the director of Baldwin Youth Services and a juvenile probation officer in Baldwin County, Hendrickson has directly affected the lives of thousands of children and families since she graduated from Huntingdon in 1965. For 30 years, she has devoted her life to working with runaways, chronic truants, and children who were beyond their parents’ control, and has remained on 24-hour call most of those years. An active advocate for the prevention of child abuse, she has obtained several grants, one of which funded parent and child training classes. She has taught for the Police Academy and for Faulkner State Community College and is a frequent public speaker. Under her leadership, the services for troubled youth in Baldwin County have grown from one group home to several, the latest of which bears her name, the Janice W. Hendricksen Intervention Center in Robertsdale, Ala. Among many community contributions, she has served on the Baldwin County Interagency Council, the Baldwin County Community Alliance, and the Baldwin County Community Response Team for Domestic and Family Violence.
After graduating from Huntingdon, Shores completed his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. His first clerkship was with U.S. Circuit Court Judge Kenneth F. Ripple in South Bend, Ind. From that experience, he entered the United States Supreme Court as one of three clerks for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Shores is an associate with the firm Hunton Williams in Washington, D.C., for whom he defends multinational corporations in federal district courts. His practice focuses on antitrust, intellectual property, and other complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bar Associations, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The five alumni will be honored at the Alumni Awards Banquet during Homecoming Weekend, September 24–25.
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. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”
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