Huntingdon’s Presidential Convocation Rings in the Academic Year
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will celebrate the opening of the 2009–10 academic year with the annual Presidential Convocation, Wednesday, August 26, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, inside Flowers Hall. As is customary, Huntingdon President J. Cameron West will be the featured speaker for the event, which is free and open to all.
Several new spaces greeted students as they arrived on campus for fall term classes, which began today. A renovated Ligon Residence Hall reopened to house freshman women earlier this month. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday, August 26, at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the modernized facility, which first opened in 1947. An outdoor sand volleyball court and areas for relaxing will be part of Massey Beach, on the site of the former Massey Hall, set to open later in September. Also new on campus this year are a C-Store addition to the College’s coffee shop, Java City, located in the ground floor of Houghton Memorial Library; and a new lab and offices in Bellingrath Hall, the College’s science building.
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.”