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Class of 2006, Student Majors in Political Science

by Jeremy Lewis; revised 7 June 2012
Elizabeth McLain
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    Nicole in April 2004.
    Nicole Adams of Montgomery, our first public administration major, and computer science minor, is a former VP of Chi Omega.  Having repeatedly made the Dean's List of High Honors, she won the Public Affairs Award, April 2005 and took a summer internship in Washington DC with the Advocacy Department, American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She wrote her capstone paper on education reform proposals, and was accepted to the Master of Public Policy programs at George Mason U. and George Washington U.

    Erin at registration, 2004.
    Erin Baier, a political science major who transferred from Auburn U., is an Air Force daughter who lived in Italy for two years; and in Hawaii; she also visited Paris and Germany.  Her dad is a USAF officer and her mom is Mexican.  She's learning Spanish, speaks some Italian and is thinking of a Foreign Service career. She wrote her capstone paper on the Spratly Islands dispute between Vietnam and China.

    Erin won a full Khalid Bin Sultan fellowship to the Master of International Relations program at AUM. 

    Jonathan in 2002.

    Jonathan as a gentleman of leisure (photo supplied.)
    Jonathan Barclay, a political science major from Talladega, is a member of Future Farmers of America, who enjoys chemistry, auto mechanics, English, and poetry! Jon has been a mainstay of the HC technical suport team for some years, working the photocopy room.
    Jon worked on the successful campaign of Sue Bell Cobb for AL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

    Jon at orientation.

    Elizabeth in 2002.
    Elizabeth McLain Grimes is a political science major from Millbrook, AL, and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, the Circle K club, the cheerleading squad, and a dancer. She also coordinates community service across campus. With the cheerleaders, she is known as a fearless tumbler.  She has frequently earned High Honors on the Dean's List, and the political science award.  Elizabeth won a prestigious internship with the AL Bar Association's Capitol Intern Program, working in the attorney general's office during spring 2005.  She wrote her capstone paper on the constitutional separation of church and state. In July 2006 she became married and has been encountered by our students in the law library of Jones law school. 
    Elizabeth at Orientation, 2002.

    Sierra in 2002.
    Sierra Turner is a senior from Mobile who has repeatedly made the Dean's List of Honors with major fields in Political Science and Spanish.  She is a member of AKA and has contributed many presentations to class, with thorough outlines of readings for our web pages, in addition to helping with various campus initiatives.   She wrote her capstone paper on federal disaster management. 

    Sierra Turner won exactly what she wanted: a full scholarship to the Master's in Spanish program at the University of Alabama, plus a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.  Sierra completed her Master's in Spanish Literature in May 2008, and accepted a full time position as Instructor of Spanish with the Modern Languages Dept. there.  She proceeded as a PhD candidate.   

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    Bo in 2000
    JH "Bo" Wright (originally class of '04, and almost graduated in '05) is a political science major who played basketball and enjoyed a full social life while taking courses at a leisurely pace. He took an internship in summer '05 with the district attorney for his home in Columbus, Georgia.  After graduation he intended to take a couple of years to travel in Europe.  Reportedly, he married in summer 2007.

    PSC Minors, former majors, & friends, e.g., Pre-Law:

    Kevin Akins in 2003
    Kevin Akins, of Birmingham, AL, is a @ major with a political science concentration.
        "An active student at Huntingdon, Kevin is President Kappa Sigma Fraternity, President of the College Democrats, a member of Student Government, Director of the Freshman Forum, and a member of the Residential Life staff. When time allows, he enjoys working on campaigns and issues, volunteering in any way possible. Hoping to achieve a career in politics one day, Kevin can often be found in front of a television, tuned into CNN."

    Following graduation, Kevin worked in public relations.

    1072: Liz Arnett, a @ major from Murfreesboro, TN, with mom.  Liz has taken several political science classes, with distinction, and joined the FRAMP project team in spring 2005. She has been a sorority officer, a contender for Homecoming Queen, and a law school candidate.

    Following graduation, she returned to Tennessee, married and became a lawyer.

    Adena the HS senior.  Adena in Sep 2002.
    Adena Cosby, from California and Maxwell AFB, attended St. James HS, Montgomery. A political science & communications major, she played basketball, volleyball, and worked on the HC Herald & Gargoyle staff. Adena's talent for 3-pointers in basksetball earned her some statewide fame outside the classroom, as well as in.  Adena transferred out following her father, Col. Ricky Cosby (USAF)'s transfer out of Montgomery.  We wish her well!  She writes (Jan 2005)
    "I am planning on continuing my Political Science and Communication Studies double major as well as my minor in Spanish.  Dr. Ebel was correct in saying that Italian and Spanish are so similar, just knowing the grammatical background to Spanish makes learning and understanding Italian that much easier.  My Dad is working at the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a professor in War Strategies and European History and its relationship to wars today.  These next three years should be very exciting for our family."

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