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Huntingdon honors area students


May 14, 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 disruption, the Huntingdon College Office of Student Affairs and Office of College and Alumni Relations were preparing to host the inaugural Huntingdon College Leadership Convocation to honor the thousands of hours of time, energy, heart, and spirit Huntingdon students pour into service to the College and co-curricular activities each year. Several local students from Brewton, Excel, Monroeville and Barnetts Crossroads were honored.

Scout Carson of Monroeville, Class of 2020, was named on the 2019–2020 Huntingdon College Ambassadors, the 2019-2020 Huntingdon College Student Recruiters and 2019–2020 Presidential Fellows Sophomore Mentors.

Josh Fields ’20, of Barnett Crossroads, Ala. was named on the 2019-2020 Huntingdon College Student Recruiters.

Named to the 2019–2020 Marching Scarlet and Grey Leadership Team was upper brass Haleigh Ridgeway, Class of ’20, of Excel, Ala.

Brewton’s Kennedy Harp, Class of 2023, was named to the 2019–2020 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, women’s tennis.

In lieu of a convocation, the Office of College and Alumni Relations has compiled the following list to honor and celebrate the men and women who have served in a wide variety of leadership roles across campus during the 2019–2020 academic year. Staff members responsible for numerous leadership programs and extracurricular service opportunities have identified the most outstanding male and female students in many of these cohorts. Certificates of recognition will be mailed to students at a later date.

Huntingdon's traditional Awards Convocation (academic awards) winners and honor society inductions will be announced in May.

Christopher Gehman of Brewton, Alabama, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Gehman was initiated at Troy University.

Gehman is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."


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