Huntingdon News

April 15, 2011
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Huntingdon College
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Culverhouse to Speak for Huntingdon ADCP Commencement

Renee Culverhouse

Montgomery, Ala.— Renee D. Culverhouse will deliver the Commencement Address during 2011 Commencement Exercises for Huntingdon's Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) students, Saturday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m. on the Huntingdon College Green.  The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Since January 2011 Ms. Culverhouse has served as ADCP program director and site coordinator for the Gadsden site, scheduled to open later this year.  She served for seven years as president of Gadsden State Community College and for eight years as general counsel and vice chancellor for legal and human resources for the Alabama Community College System.

Ms. Culverhouse earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish at Auburn University and juris doctorate at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.  She has taught for Auburn University-Montgomery, where she also served as assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and undergraduate coordinator for the Department of Business.  She is a member of the Alabama State Bar.

In the community, Ms. Culverhouse has served as chair of the Gadsden/Etowah County Chamber of Commerce and on the board of Mental Health America of Etowah; Gadsden Regional Medical Center; Etowah County Industrial Development Authority; Etowah County Department of Human Resources; Gadsden Cultural Alliance; Gadsden Museum of Art Foundation; First Friday Forum Gadsden Executive Women's Group; United Way of Etowah County; and Rose Haven Center for Domestic Violence.  She is the president of Mental Health American of Etowah and of the Gadsden Museum of Art.  She is a member of Gadsden Kiwanis Club and served on the Gadsden/Etowah Physician Scholarship Fund Board, the Gadsden RMC Women's Advisory Council, and the Workforce Development Council, Region 5.  She has served as a member of the Alabama Community College Conference Executive Committee and the Commission on Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education, as well as on the Boards of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, Coosa Valley YMCA, Darden Rehabilitation Foundation, Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and Salvation Army.

A skilled teacher and presenter, she has conducted many training seminars for public and private employers and higher education institutions on subjects such as ethics, disability law, sexual harassment, equal employment law, employee selection, performance appraisal, workplace violence, leadership, and customer service.

Huntingdon's Adult Degree Completion Program allows returning learners who have earned previous college credit to complete their degrees by taking classes one night a week in five-week sessions.  There are three sessions during each semester.  The program is offered at three Birmingham locations, Clanton, Montgomery, two Baldwin County locations, Brewton, and Enterprise, as well as the upcoming site in Gadsden.

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's 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.  For more information about Huntingdon ADCP, contact the ADCP office at (3340) 833-4518.

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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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