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May 06, 2010
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Huntingdon College
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Huntingdon Students Recognized for Academic Achievement and Service

Montgomery, Ala.—Academic and student life programs at Huntingdon College presented awards for scholarship and service during the annual Honors and Awards Convocation in April. The award recipients were:

  • Jane Williams Awards: Jane Williams Awards are given each year to sophomores who excelled during the freshman year in the categories of scholarship, service, and intramural athletics.
    • Jane Williams Awards for Scholarship (highest grade point average among the Class of 2012 during the freshman year): Meredith Brogden, Class of 2012 (English/Accounting; Opp, Ala.); Tiffany Dean, Class of 2012 (Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.); Leigh Ann Everette, Class of 2012 (Elementary Education; Atmore, Ala.); Sarah Nichole Peacock, Class of 2012 (English; Mount Meigs, Ala.); Kristin Perdue, Class of 2012 (English; Prattville, Ala.); Allyn Powell, Class of 2012 (English; Andalusia, Ala.); Mary Elizabeth Terrell, Class of 2012 (Chemistry; Pike Road, Ala.); Chimedlkham Zorigtbaatar, Class of 2012 (Business Administration; Bulgan, Mongolia)
    • Jane Williams Award for Service (service during the freshman year): Jake Bechert, Class of 2013 (Accounting/Business Administration; Union Grove, Ala.)
    • Jane Williams Award for Sports (involvement in intramurals during the freshman year): Max Johnson, Class of 2013 (Political Science; Prattville, Ala.)
  • Outstanding Art Student Award: Anton Jackson, Class of 2010 (Art; Montgomery, Ala.)
  • L.G. Bailey Psychology Award: Riley Prescott, Class of 2010 (Psychology; Columbus, Ga.); the L.G. Bailey Psychology Award was established by Mrs. Frances Saunders Britt in memory of her professor, Dr. L.G. Bailey. It is given to the senior(s) judged to be the outstanding student(s) of the year in psychology.
  • Psi Chi Award: Johnathan Barnett, Class of 2011 (Mathematics/Psychology; Leeds, Ala.); the Psi Chi Award is given annually to an outstanding member of Psi Chi, the psychology honorary.
  • Everett and Lewis Bishop Award: Hannah Glover, Class of 2011 (Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Montgomery, Ala.); the Bishop Award is given annually to the junior biology student who has shown the greatest promise based on progress since entrance to Huntingdon.
  • Beta Beta Beta Award: Derval Hutchinson, Class of 2010 (Biology; Montgomery, Ala.); the Beta Beta Beta Award is presented annually by Huntingdon’s Beta Nu chapter of Beta Beta Beta biology honorary to the graduating biology major who is judged to be the most outstanding senior in the field of biology.
  • Wall Street Journal Achievement Award: Juddson Seebrat, Class of 2010 (Business Administration; Montgomery, Ala.); the Wall Street Journal Award is given each year to the outstanding senior majoring in business administration.
  • Accounting Achievement Award: Kelly Reynolds, Class of 2010 (Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.); the Accounting Achievement Award is given to the accounting student who exemplifies the professional and personal characteristics necessary for success in Public Accounting. This award is presented by the Montgomery Chapter of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Marion Black Cantelou Chemistry Award: Carrie Cabaniss, Class of 2010 (Biochemistry; Montgomery, Ala.); the Marion Black Cantelou Chemistry Award is given each year to the graduating senior chemistry major(s) whose skills in analytical and other areas of chemistry are outstanding. General character and attitude are also considered for the award.
  • CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award: Amanda Lathem, Class of 2013 (Chemistry; Daphne, Ala.); the CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award is given each year to the outstanding freshman chemistry student as selected by the chemistry faculty.
  • American Institute of Chemists Award: Zach Sealy, Class of 2010 (Biochemistry; Montgomery, Ala.); the American Institute of Chemists Award is given each year to the outstanding senior(s) majoring in chemistry. The award is based on recognition of potential advancement in professional chemistry and on leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement.
  • Ward Knockemus Award for Distinguished Service in Chemistry and Biochemistry: This year’s award was given to Juddson Seebrat, Class of 2010 (Biochemistry; Montgomery, Ala.)
  • Organic Chemistry Achievement Award: Garrett Claassen, Class of 2012 (Biochemistry; Goshen, Ala.); the Organic Chemistry Achievement Award is presented each year to the outstanding student in organic chemistry as selected by the chemistry faculty.
  • Henry L. Bonner Award: Justin B. Ridgeway, Class of 2010 (History; Frisco City, Ala.); this award, in honor of the former head of the Department of Education at Huntingdon, is given annually to the most outstanding senior in teacher education.
  • Myrtle S. Bonner Award: Gregory Shane Corley, Class of 2010 (History; Brantley, Ala.); this award is given each year to the most outstanding senior in secondary education.
  • Mathematics Faculty Award: Tin May Aye, Class of 2010 (Mathematics; Jakarta, Indonesia) and Andrew Huggins, Class of 2010 (Mathematics; Opp, Ala.); the Mathematics Faculty Award is given each year to the students who have exhibited the greatest potential in the areas of creativity, innovation, scholarship, and service to the mathematical sciences.
  • Julia Rinehart Hughes History Award: Candace Goudy, Class of 2010 (History; Birmingham, Ala.); the Julia Rinehart Hughes History Award, established in memory of her service as a member of the Huntingdon College faculty by her family, recognizes a graduating senior who has exemplified, to an unusual degree, genuine interest in the study of history, and has maintained an outstanding record in history and in all college studies.
  • Irene Brinson Munro Award: Ashley Cromer, Class of 2010 (History; New Market, Ala.); the Irene Brinson Munro Award is given annually to a graduating senior major in history or government who has, at the beginning of the student’s final semester, the highest average in all attempted courses in all departments, and who will have, at graduation, at least 18 hours in world history and/or government and an academic grade point average of at least 3.00 in history courses.
  • Hortense Batre-Colonial Dames Scholarship Award: Heath Woodruff, Class of 2011 (Political Science/History; Wetumpka, Ala.); this scholarship is awarded each year to the outstanding junior or senior history major at Huntingdon College. The recipient, who is selected by the faculty in the Department of History, must have completed at least twelve hours in American history. The award, established in 1938, is given in honor of Hortense Batre, the founder of the Society of Colonial Dames of Alabama.
  • Joseph L. Dean Memorial Award: Maegan McCollum, Class of 2010 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, Ala.); the Joseph L. Dean Jr. Memorial Award is given each year to the graduating English major who has achieved the best academic average in English course work.
  • Frank T. Thompson Award for Creativity: Maegan McCollum, Class of 2010 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, Ala.); the Frank T. Thompson Award for Creativity is given each year by the Huntingdon Publications Board to the senior who has demonstrated the greatest creativity in work on The Gargoyle (the newspaper), Bells and Pomegranates (the yearbook), and Prelude (the College literary publication).
  • Algie Hardwick Hill Prize in Creative Writing: Sarah Nichole Peacock, Class of 2012 (English; Montgomery, Ala.); the Algie Hardwick Hill Prize in Creative Writing is given each year to a student who, in the opinion of the faculty of the Department of Language and Literature, deserves commendation for demonstrated creative writing ability and for contributions to the publishing of creative writing on the Huntingdon College campus.
  • Libris Award: Jasmin Woods, Class of 2010 (Accounting; Birmingham, Ala.); the Libris Award is presented annually by the Houghton Memorial Library faculty and staff to an outstanding student library assistant. Established in 1992–93, the award recognizes exemplary performance of responsibilities in a manner contributing to a high level of library service.
  • Mary George Waite Keyboard Award: Tarnisha “Chelley” Lawson, Class of 2011 (Music/Biochemistry; Montgomery, Ala.); the Mary George Waite Award is given annually to a deserving upperclassman for the study of the piano or organ. This award was established by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bothfeld.
  • Lela Niles Award: Jenna Parish, Class of 2010 (Music/Biochemistry; Ozark, Ala.); the Lela Niles Award is given annually to the upperclassman chosen by the music faculty as outstanding in musical ability, dependability, and high ideals in the field of music. The award is a memorial to Miss Lela Niles, a former member of the music faculty at Huntingdon College.
  • Lessie Mae Hall Stone Religion and Philosophy Award: Tim Pierce, Class of 2010 (Christian Education; Hope Hull, Ala.); the Lessie Mae Hall Stone Religion and Philosophy Award is presented annually in the spring to the graduating senior with a major in the Department of Religion who has the highest academic average for all courses in all departments through the academic term preceding the granting of the award. A minimum 3.0 academic grade point average is required.
  • Distinguished Student Award, Dept. of Sport Sciences and Physical Education: Alex Sanford, Class of 2010 (Human Performance; Prattville, Ala.)
  • Outstanding Athletic Training Student: Al Capitell Jr., Class of 2010 (Athletic Training; Montgomery, Ala.)
  • Political Science Awards: Russ Barnwell, Class of 2013 (Political Science; Jacksonville, Ala.); Devon Beaty, Class of 2011 (Political Science; Montgomery, Ala.); Mark Heath Woodruff, Class of 2011 (Political Science/History; Wetumpka, Ala.); Cole Muzio, Class of 2011 (Political Science; Millbrook, Ala.); Maegan McCollum, Class of 2010 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, Ala.)
  • Sara Lee Insley Dunbar Scholastic Award: Meredith Brogden, Class of 2012 (English/Accounting; Opp, Ala.); this award is presented annually to the member of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity who has achieved the highest grade point average. The award is named for and presented by Huntingdon alumna Sara Lee Insley Dunbar, Class of 1952, of Troy, Ala.
  • Beginning French Award: Anna Perry, Class of 2010 (Theater Studies; Montgomery, Ala.)
  • Beginning Spanish Award: Kristen Perdue, Class of 2012 (English; Prattville, Ala.)
  • Virginia Hicks Sutter Community Service Award: This award is presented annually to the full-time student in good standing who has completed the most community service hours both on- and off-campus. It was presented to Jon Powers, Class of 2010 (Accounting; Lillian, Ala.)
  • Mary Hicks Shadoin Community Service Award: This award is presented annually to the student organization that completes the most community service as a group. To be considered, the groups must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of community service each semester, as well as achieving cumulative participation in service by at least 50% of its members. The award was presented to the Accounting Club.
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Patrick Carnathan, Class of 2010 (Christian Education; Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.); this award recognizes outstanding community service among students at Huntingdon College.
  • Mary Mildred Sullivan Award: Brian Smith, Class of 1994, chaplain and director of community service; this award recognizes outstanding community service among those associated with Huntingdon College (non-students).
  • Dr. and Mrs. John N. Todd III Award for Outstanding Administrative Service: Dr. Erastus C. Dudley, assistant vice president for academic affairs, professor of biology

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


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