Shuford Speaks for Huntingdon's Martin Luther King Convocation
Montgomery, Ala. —Huntingdon College will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Tuesday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the College's Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel. The featured speaker is The Reverend Claude A. Shuford, a member of the Huntingdon Class of 1983 and a Huntingdon trustee, who will speak about his experiences as a Huntingdon student in the early 1980s under the topic, "Brotherhood and Sisterhood." The choirs from Mt. Zion AME Zion Church and Robert E. Lee High School, the latter directed by Brenda Booker Shuford, Huntingdon Class of 1990, will perform. The Convocation is free and open to the public.
Claude Shuford has served as pastor of Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, Montgomery, since 1987 and of Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church, Montgomery, since 1996. He is the site coordinator for Hood Theological Seminary Extension Program in Greenville, Alabama. He has served as president of the AME Zion Ministerial Alliance; vice president of the Interdominational Ministerial Alliance; a member of the Huntingdon College and Lomax-Hannon Jr. College boards of trustees; and chairman of the James E. Cook and Courtney and Couretta Crenshaw Memorial Scholarships.
A native of Wetumpka, Shuford graduated from Wetumpka public schools as president of the National Honor Society, president of the senior class, Mr. Wetumpka High School, and Mr. Citizenship. He attended Alabama State University for one year before transferring to Huntingdon. After graduating from Huntingdon, he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and was later awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina. He has preached and taught in 17 states across the country.
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. The campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.