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May 17, 2010
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Announces Greek Awards

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College students who are members of campus Greek organizations gathered last month to honor their own for academic achievement and service. The following awards were presented:

Academic Awards

Greek Academic Excellence Awards were given to students who are members of Greek organizations and who earned grade point averages of 3.7 or higher during the academic year:

  • Russ Barnwell, Class of 2013, Political Science; Jacksonville, Ala.
  • Jacob Bechert, Class of 2013, Accounting/Business Administration; Union Grove, Ala.
  • Jaclyn Brill, Class of 2011, Psychology; Birmingham, Ala.
  • Meredith Brogden, Class of 2012; Accounting/English; Opp, Ala.
  • Garrett Claassen, Class of 2012, Biochemistry; Goshen, Ala.
  • Elizabeth Daly, Class of 2013, English; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Dexter Dean, Class of 2013, Biochemistry; Saginaw, Ala.
  • Tiffany Dean, Class of 2012; Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.
  • Christian Harmon, Class of 2010, Cell Biology; Huntsville, Ala.
  • David Jordan, Class of 2013, Chemistry; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Alexis Johnson, Class of 2012, English/Political Science; Wetumpka, Ala.
  • Olivia Larkin, Class of 2013, Biology; Florence, Ala.
  • Colby Leonard, Class of 2012, Biology; Coker, Ala.
  • Erin Ofe, Class of 2012, English; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Allyn Powell, Class of 2012, English; Andalusia, Ala.
  • Riley Prescott, Class of 2010, Psychology; Columbus, Ga.
  • Michael Schmitz, Class of 2013, English; Dothan, Ala.
  • Katelyn Scott, Class of 2013, Undeclared; Panama City, Fla.
  • Christine Whiten, Class of 2011, Biochemistry; Trussville, Ala.
  • Lanning Williams, Class of 2013, Elementary Education; Montgomery, Ala.

Greek Academic Achievement Awards are given annually to students who are members of Greek organizations and who have earned cumulative academic grade point averages between 3.5 and 3.69 during the academic year.

  • Kayla Bratcher, Class of 2010, Biochemistry; Ashford, Ala.
  • Hannah Lee Dickinson, Class of 2010, Chemistry; Sylacauga, Ala.
  • Jessica Dickson, Class of 2012, Biology; McCalla, Ala.
  • Sheridan Farnell, Class of 2012, English; Irvington, Ala.
  • Katy Jo Farrill, Class of 2011, Elementary Education; Lynn Haven, Fla.
  • Amy Gunnison, Class of 2010, Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Evelyn Hanning, Class of 2010, Biology/Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Amber Hartley, Class of 2011, Biology; Deatsville, Ala.
  • Chris Huckle, Class of 2011, Cell Biology; Ocean Springs, Miss.
  • Madison Jackson, Class of 2012, Elementary Education; Dothan, Ala.
  • Chelsey Jones, Class of 2011, Christian Education; Opp, Ala.
  • A.J. Julian, Class of 2010, Biochemistry; McCalla, Ala.
  • Kirsten Kline, Class of 2012, Communication Studies; Anniston, Ala.
  • Melissa McClure, Class of 2013, Biology; Oakfield, Ga.
  • Amanda Jo Napier, Class of 2010, English/History; Petal, Miss.
  • Nicholas Stanley, Class of 2011, English; Mobile, Ala.
  • Sarah Ward, Class of 2010, History; Montgomery, Ala.

Sorority and fraternity chapters whose members, on average, achieved cumulative grade point averages that were above the All-Greek academic grade point average this year were:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
  • Chi Omega Fraternity

The highest overall chapter grade point averages were achieved by:

  • Sigma Nu Fraternity (men)
  • Chi Omega Fraternity (women)

The highest new member class grade point averages were achieved by:

  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity (men)
  • Chi Omega Fraternity (women)

Outstanding membership development program:

  • Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity

Service

The Outstanding Community Service Award was presented to Sigma Nu fraternity (men) for more than 600 community service hours. Outstanding service projects of note included Alpha Omicron Pi (women) fraternity’s work for the Arthritis Foundation; Kappa Sigma (men) fraternity’s Shave-to-Save project, which raised money for breast cancer research; and Sigma Phi Epsilon (men) fraternity’s Project Jericho, which raised funds for the Montgomery Food Bank.

The Outstanding Chapter Adviser Award was presented to Emily Beth Turner, Huntingdon Class of 2003, of Montgomery, on behalf of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity.

The Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award was presented to accounting professor Amy Beard Hulsey, Huntingdon Class of 1990, of Millbrook.

The Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Award was presented to Emily Webster Cosgrove, Huntingdon Class of 2007, director of the College’s Center for Career and Vocation, of Montgomery.

The Greek Man of the Year honoree was Christian Harmon, Class of 2010, a cell biology major from Huntsville, Ala. A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and of the Hawks Men’s Soccer Team, Harmon has served in numerous leadership roles and has donated many hours to mission and community service.

The Greek Woman of the Year honoree was Kelly Frazier, Class of 2010, a cell biology major from Dothan, Ala. Frazier, a member of the cross country team, has served in numerous leadership roles during her time at Huntingdon.

Order of Omega

The Phi Epsilon chapter of Order of Omega was chartered on December 10, 2007, at Huntingdon College. Order of Omega is a national Greek leadership honor society that was founded at the University of Miami to recognize fraternity women and men who have attained a high standard of scholarship and leadership in inter-fraternal activities; to unite outstanding fraternity women and men in an organization that will mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate Greek affairs; to bring together faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and cooperation; and to create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines. There are more than 500 Order of Omega chapters throughout the United States. Order of Omega inductees were:

  • Chelsea Atkinson, Class of 2011, Business Administration; Panama City, Fla.
  • Angela Bradley, Class of 2011, Chemistry; Wetumpka, Ala.
  • Jaclyn Brill, Class of 2011, Psychology; Birmingham, Ala.
  • Hall Copeland, Class of 2010, History; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Katy Jo Farrill, Class of 2011, Elementary Education; Lynn Haven, Fla.
  • Dierdre Hall, Class of 2010, English; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Chris Huckle, Class of 2011, Cell Biology; Ocean Springs, Miss.
  • Alana Norris, Class of 2010, History; Muscle Shoals, Ala.
  • Allyn Powell, Class of 2012, English; Andalusia, Ala.
  • Candice Ruston, Class of 2011, Chemistry; Columbiana, Ala.
  • Heather Vander Hey, Class of 2010, Elementary Education; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Christine Whiten, Class of 2011, Biochemistry; Trussville, Ala.
  • Gail Woody, Class of 2011, Biology; Springville, Ala.

Gamma Sigma Alpha

Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society was founded at the University of Southern California to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The purpose of the society is to promote the advancement of education among Greeks, to instill a greater spirit of cooperation among Greek students and organizations, and to encourage excellence in scholarship. The 2010–11 inductees were:

  • Angie Bradley, Class of 2011, Chemistry; Wetumpka, Ala.
  • Jaclyn Brill, Class of 2011, Psychology; Birmingham, Ala.
  • Meredith Brogden, Class of 2012, Accounting/English; Opp, Ala.
  • Trish Brown, Class of 2011, Elementary Education; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Courtney Bunce, Class of 2011, Psychology/Religion; Pike Road, Ala.
  • Hannah Lee Dickinson, Class of 2010, Chemistry; Sylacauga, Ala.
  • LeighAnn Floyd, Class of 2010, Biology; Tallassee, Ala.
  • Lynley Godwin, Class of 2011, Human Performance; Brantley, Ala.
  • Amy Gunnison, Class of 2010, Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Dierdre Hall, Class of 2010, English; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Chris Huckle, Class of 2011, Cell Biology; Ocean Springs, Miss.
  • Chelsey Jones, Class of 2011, Christian Education; Opp, Ala.
  • Kirsten Kline, Class of 2011, Communication Studies; Anniston, Ala.
  • Colby Leonard, Class of 2012, Biology; Coker, Ala.
  • Terah Phillips, Class of 2011, Communication Studies; Ozark, Ala.
  • Allyn Powell, Class of 2012, English; Andalusia, Ala.
  • Lynlee Powell, Class of 2010, Biology; Alexander City, Ala.
  • Jon Powers, Class of 2010, Accounting; Lillian, Ala.
  • Candice Ruston, Class of 2011, Chemistry; Columbiana, Ala.
  • Clare Shannon, Class of 2011, Biology; Birmingham, Ala.
  • Jessica Sharker, Class of 2011, Biology; Montgomery, Ala.
  • Katie Varnado, Class of 2010, Athletic Training; Huntsville, Ala.
  • Michael Walker, Class of 2011, Business Administration; Panama City, Fla.
  • Riley Wolf, Class of 2011, Biology; Scottsboro, Ala.

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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1500 East Fairview Avenue • Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Office: (334) 833-4515 • Cell: (334) 324-6591

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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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