Huntingdon News

August 09, 2011
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon remembers trustee Tom Radney

Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College community is celebrating the life of long-time College friend and trustee Tom Radney of Alexander City.  Mr. Radney died Sunday night at his home following an extended illness.  He was 79.

Mr. Radney served on the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees from 1991 to 1999 and again from 2003 until earlier this year.  In 2007 he donated a bronze open book statue displayed in front of Houghton Memorial Library in honor of his wife, Madolyn Radney, a member of the board of the Alexander City Public Library.  Mr. and Mrs. Radney are members of the Huntingdon Society, John Massey Heritage Society, and Countess of Huntingdon giving societies.

"Tom Radney's active engagement during the eight years of my presidency has been crucial in our many successes as a board and as a college," said Huntingdon President J. Cameron West. "He gave great effort and zeal to recruiting new students for the College, to identifying new friends for the College, and to supporting Huntingdon in every way. His interests were wide and varied, and he was generous with his support.  We will miss his humor, his service, and his devotion to Huntingdon."

Mr. Radney's commitment to public service was evident in his many activities.  A former member of the US Army JAG Corps, he was a four-time delegate to the Democratic National Convention; a state senator (AL) for four years, chairman of the board of trustees at Alabama State University; a 1970 candidate for lieutenant governor; and Alexander City's Man of the Year for 1977, among many obligations.

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.

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


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Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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