Huntingdon News

March 29, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Celebrates Founders Day

Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College community will gather to celebrate the College's 157th birthday this weekend as the College recognizes Founders Day on the Huntingdon campus. Festivities will begin Friday, April 1, with the Founders Day Convocation at 11:45 a.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, followed by a luncheon for the 50th reunion class, the Class of 1961.  Other events include a dinner for the Class of 1961; a National Alumni Board meeting at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2, in Ligon Chapel; a luncheon for Golden Hawks (those who graduated 50 or more years ago); and a commemoration of 50 years of Huntingdon baseball beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Posey Field, Saturday, April 2.

Founded by Methodists in 1854 as Tuskegee Female College in Tuskegee, Alabama, the College was later known as Alabama Conference Female College (1872), Woman's College of Alabama (1909, when the College moved to Montgomery), and finally adopted the name Huntingdon College in 1935, a year after the first male student graduated.  The name was chosen to commemorate Selena, the Countess of Huntingdon, a significant supporter of the Wesleyan movement in Europe.  Huntingdon's Montgomery campus was designed in 1908 by legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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. A coeducational liberal arts college, Huntingdon is consistently listed among "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S. News and World Report, and in the Princeton Review's "Best Colleges:  Region by Region" and "Best Southeastern Colleges" publications.  The College motto is "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service."

For more information, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.
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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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