Huntingdon News

May 02, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon prepares for graduation events

Montgomery, Ala.—Nearly 200 Huntingdon College graduating seniors will participate in weekend commencement activities on the Huntingdon campus Friday and Saturday, May 6–7.  Events are free and open to the public.

Festivities begin with the traditional Baccalaureate worship service Friday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  The sermon will be delivered by The Reverend Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain and Professor of Religion at Wofford College, South Carolina, who will preach on the topic, "How Shall I Live My Life?" The service is offered for both traditional day and Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) graduates and their families.  Seating is limited.  An overflow room will be provided in Flowers Hall, room 101.

Commencement exercises for traditional day students will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, on The Green at the center of the Huntingdon Campus.  Dr. Samuel Williamson, vice chancellor and president emeritus for The University of the South, will offer the Commencement Address on the topic, "Wisdom, Learning, and the Mirror: A Summons to Service."  More than 130 graduates will participate in the ceremony, which also includes a Senior Address, graduate awards, and two faculty awards.

Finally, Adult Degree Completion Program Commencement Exercises will be held at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, on The Green.  Dr. Renee Culverhouse, director of ADCP since January 2011 and site coordinator for the new Gadsden site set to open later this year, will offer the Commencement Address, "Now What?"  Sixty-four graduates will participate in the ceremony.  ADCP allows adult returning learners who have earned prior college credit to complete their undergraduate degrees in business by taking classes just one night a week in five-week sessions.  The program is offered at nine sites throughout the state of Alabama.

The rain location for both commencement ceremonies will be Catherine Dixon Roland Arena in Roland Student Center.

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.

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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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