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Nick Howell
Nick at AWAC, Jan. 2015

Meet the New Gang:

Class of 2016, Political Science majors, minors and friends:

(by Jeremy Lewis; revised 24 June 2016. Please correct your info for me. Some students may not yet be included; please stop by the office for a photo shoot. Because students give information and are free to change majors and minors, the data here cannot be guaranteed. 
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Rhett Williams
Rhett Williams
Shannen O'Leary
Shannen Elizabeth O'Leary
 
Heith Addison Brown
Daphne, AL
Political science major

Heith, a baseball player interested in a career in criminal justice, transferred to us in 2014 with two years' credits from Faulkner State Community College. He took all 4 PSC courses in spring 2015 -- and packed in all 12 PSC courses by May 2016.



Melanie Blair Casebere
Birmingham, AL
Political science major

Blair enjoys writing stories for pleasure, and intends a career as an environmental attorney.  She is thinking of establishing a non-profit advocacy group to aid the transition to the workplace for homeless subjects.  Therefore, she is interested in learning about non-profit management and international law. She also appeared in the Ms. Huntingdon pageant.



Walt Cobb
Walt Cobb at orientation and from HC profile photo

Walton Cobb
Montgomery, AL
Political science major

Walt is interested in golf, politics and music; he plays guitar, has taken stage roles and has voiced the Hawks football games.  Walt is a Sigma Phi Epsilon brother. As for career interests, he is interested in the US Marines' JAG corps. Upon graduation, he was accepted to the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

From HC Profile:
"Walt Cobb 2016
He’s a crooner who’s won numerous karaoke competitions; a political enthusiast (hence his PoliSci major and eventual career in law); a fan of Chris’ Hot Dogs (two specials with rings); and one of the nicest people you could meet, so it’s fitting that, as an Orientation Leader, Walt Cobb ’16 was one of the first to greet members of the Class of 2018 as they arrived for orientation last summer. Even off the karaoke stage he’s at the mic as a Voice of the Hawks for athletic simulcasts on the Web. Funny, always with a sure-is-good-to-see-you smile, Walt also serves as public relations chair for the Interfraternity Council, secretary of the Business Club, vice president for recruitment of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, a member of the Drama Club ... and a Huntingdon Ambassador."



Marching bandKaty Garren
The marching band arrives; and Katy at AWAC, Jan. 2015

Victoria Katy Garren
Montgomery, AL
Political Science major

Katy, a former softball player, and an active mellophone player in the Hawks marching band, transferred to us from Troy University in spring 2014.  After writing a senior paper on Cybersecurity and cyberwarfare, she graduated in 2016 with a political science award.



Nick Howell
Nick at AWAC, Jan. 2015

Nicholas Gaetano Howell

Political Science major
Nick, an Air Force ROTC cadet, active participant in Alabama World Affairs Council, is a Sigma Phi Epsilon brother.  A fitness buff, he also 'partici-pants' in Spartan and Mudder runs.  A future RPV (drone) pilot, he was commissioned a Lieutenant USAF before graduation in May 2016.
 



Courtney Curenton
At freshman orientation; and at AWAC Jan. 2015

Jonathan Perry Moore
Montgomery, AL
Political science major
Jon was a baseball player, following the St. Louis Cardinals; he is also interested in philosophy, religions and all forms of music.  He was an Honors student, and after studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science, returned to win the political science award.  He sought a master's program in public policy.



Ian Meadows
Ian at AWAC, Jan. 2015

Ian Meadows
Orange Beach, AL
History major with Political science minor (there were not enough semesters to complete is second major).
Ian is a soccer (football) player and Sigma Phi Epsilon brother who came to us initially to study Southern Politics, soon coming back for more American government and then constitutional law. He aims to complete the minor before graduation.
HC profile:
" Ian, who grew up spearfishing and SCUBA diving in the beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama, sunshine, is a history/political science double major who plans to attend law school as his next step. Creative writing is his avocation; he published a short story in the Fall 2015 edition of The Prelude. While he’s at Huntingdon he’s living every moment of college life, serving as an Orientation Leader this summer, as vice president for alumni relations for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, studying for the LSAT, casting a line for the Bass Fishing Club, and, during his first three years, kicking up his heels for the men’s soccer team."


Justin Nolen

A political science major, Justin was President of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and graduated in 2016, seeking a career in law.



Shannen O'Leary
HC profile photo

Shannen Elizabeth O'Leary
Bridgeport and Greenwich, CT
Political science major
Shannon is an awesome lacrosse player and a member of Phi Mu, Freshman Forum, Student Government, and the Psychology club. She planned a trip to Europe in 2013 and she plays classical piano.

From HC profile:
"Shannen O’Leary 2016
Meet Huntingdon’s only student from Connecticut: Stratford native Shannen O’Leary ’16. When Shannen visited Huntingdon—because she was intrigued by the prospect of being part of the first intercollegiate women’s lacrosse team at the College—she says she felt at home immediately.  Good thing, since she’s so far from her roots.  But this woman-Hawk has some mighty strong wings and she has used them to soar during her college years. She’s a captain of the team and set the record for most goals in a single game (7). A double major in political science and business, Shannen plans to attend  law school after graduation. She’ll carry away a long resume of involvement, including service as a Huntingdon Host, Panhellenic delegate, member of Phi Mu women’s fraternity, SGA senator, and member of the Bass Fishing Club, Campus Activities Board, Voice of Justice Club, Psychology Club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Many of the women on the lacrosse team share Shannen’s distance from home, though not her home state, so to say they are tight-knit is like saying lacrosse is just another sport. The Huntingdon lacrosse women define the meaning of “team,” with Shannen at central command, smiling broadly, wings spread wide, determined to catch the strongest wind."



Rhett Williams
Rhett Williams at orientation; and HC profile photo

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Rhett Williams with Kyla, his father and his grandparents, after the final match, October 2013. Apparently the referee missed one ...

Rhett Williams
Pensacola, Florida
Political Science

Rhett was named Student-Athlete of the Week, 19 September 2012, for his hat-trick performance on the field and in the classroom.  He is a Bellingrath Scholar, a member of the Hawks soccer team, a Sigma Phi Epsilon brother and President, and a member of College Republicans. He also enjoys golf. He is a recipient of the political science award, 2015. After graduation, he accepted a place at the law school of the University of Florida.

From HC profile:
"Rhett Williams 2016
When Huntingdon Ambassador Rhett Williams ’16 speaks, people listen. After all, if you can make a bunch of college fraternity guys listen to you (he’s the president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity), you must have a skill that few possess. His is a commanding, I’m-in-charge presence, which could be especially fortunate for his intended career in personal injury law.  A beach-born Pensacola native, Rhett came to Huntingdon as a Bellingrath Scholar, Huntingdon’s highest award for scholarship. But his skills aren’t limited to books and papers—he also takes charge on the soccer field, starting in every game even as a freshman and garnering the title of offensive MVP for his high school team.  Personal  relationships hooked Rhett into the Huntingdon family—the chance to know and be known by his professors and fellow students has always been important to him.  Rhett’s major is political science with a minor in history as he prepares for law school.  He’s also a member of College Republicans, the Interfraternity Council, and the Student Alumni Association. This beach boy is probably better off on land, considering he’s been stung by stingrays twice, but he’s got plenty to do on the grass and pavement, anyway.  Good friends, good times and good learning fill his days at Huntingdon, and he’s right in the center of all of it, with folks listening for his next move."



Jeremy Wolfe
HC profile photo

Jeremy Wolfe ’16
Montgomery, AL
Business major with political science minor

From HC profile:
"Jeremy Wolfe ’16 had many choices when he was looking for his college home. He was accepted to colleges all over the country. But Huntingdon felt like home when he came for Luau (now called Home Sweet Huntingdon). That’s when he saw the campus on which he’d grown up (accompanying his mom, a member of the Huntingdon staff) in a whole new way: as an opportunity waiting to happen. Like most Huntingdon students, home and family matter a great deal to Jeremy. His many-membered family is close-knit: he has 24 first cousins. So he has surrounded himself with what he knows by immersing himself in the Huntingdon family: Huntingdon Host, vice president of finance for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Orientation Leader, Student Alumni Association, Business and Accounting Club, College Republicans, Leadership Initiative participant. Clearly, he’s not a student who just watches his college years go by from the classroom window, though his grades are good, too. Jeremy’s major is business administration, but he also loves political science, so he’s picking up a minor in that area.  His next step after Huntingdon will be an MBA.  By choosing a quality education in his own backyard, he’s also positioned his college experience right at the doorstep of state government. During his freshman year he interned with the Alabama Governor’s Appointments Office (i.e., appointments the governor was considering for key positions and committees). Bright, tenacious, and driven, making the most of every opportunity is one of the things Jeremy Wolfe does best, and one of the reasons why he’s a Huntingdon Ambassador."


Friends of Political Science
(May be in other majors, or former students, interested in political science)



Freshman Forum leaders taking PSC courses in this class included Jeremiah Stone '16, president and Skye Esry '16, vice president; and Barrett Leverette '16, secretary.



Andy Ackerman

Political science courses
Andy plays golf, is interested in becoming a politician, and before arrival at HC, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on national security.


Skye Esry
Political science major
An Honors student from Gulf Breeze, even as a freshman, Skye served as mistress of ceremonies for the Ms. Huntingdon pageant, which she organized. After a year studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she transferred out of HC.
 
 





 

Victoria (Vee) Luchner
Communications Studies with Political Science coursework
From Wallace Community College in Dothan, AL and from Enterprise AL.

Vee is interested in choir, showchoir, Campus Activities Board, and the SGA Senate; she is also a member of AOII and VP of the theatre club.  She transferred to HC in August 2012.  In spring 2013 she became Ms. Huntingdon.
 




Madeline in the classroom at orientation, 2013 | Going solo, 2013

Madeline N. Pendley
Wetumpka, AL
English major, Political science courses
Madeline transferred some AP credits, and came to us from St. James School and as a sophomore transfer student from Troy University; she is training to be a private pilot. In senior term, she excelled with insights into the Republican primary campaigns. Upon graduation, she was accepted to the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.




Jackson at orientation

Jackson Lambert Schrampfer
Marietta, GA
Political science major
Jackson, who transferred in Fall 2013 as a lacrosse player, initially enjoyed World Politics and soon adopted the Political Science major.



Jeremiah Stone
HC profile photo

Jeremiah Stone
Northport, AL
Political science minor, CMST major, and PSYC

Jeremiah is interested in a career in politics.  A member of Sigma Nu brotherhood, he served as a freshman in the post of Marshall; he also served in College Republicans and as president of Freshman Forum.  In 2011 he participated in the Global Young Leaders Conference in the DC, Philadelphia and NYC (in the UN general assembly).  He was selected as WTO chair and the chair of the UN Political Committee.  At HC he is the IFC's service chair, and HC Host, and was named Future Fraternity Leader of the Year.  He enjoys learning Spanish and sings in the choir and in the Harmony choir.  He is an Honors student. He received the political science award as a freshman.

From HC profile:
"The 2014–2015 Guardian Credit Union Young and Free Alabama Spokester ... is Huntingdon College Ambassador Jeremiah Stone ’16.... Jeremiah’s majors in communication studies and political science fueled his pathway to success, but so has his passion for action. He has served as a charter member of the Student Alumni Association, a Huntingdon Host, a member of Voice of Justice, vice president for the Interfraternity Council, treasurer for 4-Life, marshal for Sigma Nu fraternity, president of Freshman Forum, and a member of Huntingdon Harmony show choir and of the Concert Choir. The Northport, Alabama, native has carried a perfect grade point average in spite of his involvement outside the classroom, and simultaneously interned in the press office of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. Jeremiah was named the College’s Future Fraternity Leader of the Year following his freshman year, and he has garnered Political Science and Rising Communication Scholar awards to boot. This guy has had “super” written on his star since his first days at Huntingdon, and we think his star has only begun its rise. See more about Jeremiah here: http://www.youngfreealabama.com/blog/the-next-young-free-alabama-spokester-is-announced"


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