Huntingdon Young Alumni Meet for “Hawks Unwind”
Montgomery, Ala.—The new Huntingdon College Young Alumni Group, covering classes of the last 15 years, held its first gathering Thursday, May 29, at the Alley Bar in downtown Montgomery. The gathering was one of the first to take place at the new venue, part of the Alley district, and was sponsored by the Alley, the Alley Bar, and RSVP Montgomery.
Billed as “Hawks Unwind,” the event was a business card swap and mixer for young alums and a chance for the alums to meet Blake Gore, the College’s director of the Center for Career and Vocation, who began his position earlier this year. Hosting the event were Martie McEnerney, Class of 1986, director of alumni advancement and the Huntingdon Fund for Scholarships; Marilyn Boswell, director of the Huntingdon Society; EmilyBeth Dickinson, Class of 2007, coordinator of young alumni advancement; and Anthony Leigh, vice president for external affairs. Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy, Class of 1978, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Jeremy Lewis, professor of political science, were present to greet graduates.
“We had a great time,” said Dickinson. “I loved the atmosphere there—it’s very cutting edge, trendy. It was great to be one of the first groups to see the space and a great way to launch this new group. Young alums had a wonderful time re-connecting with each other and with the College.”
“It was a special event,” said McEnerney. “Kim Traff, of RSVP Montgomery, went out of her way to set up every detail, and we can’t thank her and our other sponsors enough for making this first event for our young alumni group possible.”
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, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service,” is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall. Celebrating its centennial year in Montgomery this year, the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.