Wanda A. Howard '81
Athletic Hall of Fame 2011
Wanda A. Howard '81 was a pacesetter for black female students at Huntingdon in the late 1970s. She was elected Ligon dorm president, served as an SGA senator, was a stage manager for theatre productions, and was a founding member of the Black Student Union. She came to Huntingdon with impressive athletic credentials (including a .600 batting average), but Huntingdon did not offer intercollegiate basketball or softball for women in that era. So Wanda turned to the intramural court and field, becoming a four-year All-Star in intramural basketball and selected intramural softball MVP twice.
Following graduation from Huntingdon with the College’s first degree in health administration in 1981, she earned her MBA from the University of Alabama and has enjoyed a successful career in healthcare consulting and project management. In 2002, she reconnected with her alma mater and has poured countless hours of time and energy into encouraging, mentoring, and vocally supporting Huntingdon’s women’s basketball team. She has served on the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees as the alumni representative and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Huntingdon National Alumni Association.