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Taylor Forrest
Taylor in the office, 2008

Meet the New Gang:

Class of 2012, majors and minors in Political Science -- and friends:

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210: Alexis at orientation, 1 Aug 2008
Paul Mielke
340: Paul Mielke, No. 33, Fall 2008

205 and 206: Abby Carter with her father at orientation, July 2008

Abby Carter
Charlotte, NC

Psychology with Political Science minor
Phi Mu sorority.  Has travelled extensively abroad, speaks mandarin, played on competitive volleyball team, president of spirit club. Mom is an HC alumna., Freshman Forum 2008-09.  Abby took PSC 201 in Fall 2008, an exciting election season; and PSC 306 Public Organizations in spring 2011.  Then she took the Terrorism seminar and other courses in 2011-12.

Taylor Forrest
Taylor in the office, 2008

WS Taylor Forrest
Millbrook, AL
Stanhope Elmore HS
Psychology, Political Science major and interest in English
Martial arts: black belt Tae Kwon Do; studying Ei Shen Ru, Samurai sword art -- and Philippino stick and knife fighting.  Taylor is active in World Affairs Council.  Even when the requirement was removed, Taylor chose to compete a senior capstone reseach paper.

210: Alexis at orientation, 1 Aug 2008

Kim Alexis Johnson

Wetumpka, AL
English with Political Science minor (Alexis almost completed the PSC major)
She has been active in Cheer, Softball at first base, and the Phi Mu fraternity.  Alexis has enjoyed travelling on mission trips to Uganda and Mexico.

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

Katelyn Carter
Montevallo, AL
Kingwood Christian
Some Political Science coursework

Member of Phi Mu sorority; plays piano; and loves to travel to Mexico, and England.  In High School, she was Yearbook editor, secretary of SGA, salutatorian.  She intends to be a real estate lawyer and plans to take a law degree at Vanderbilt University.

Abby Grace at orientation, June 2008

Abby Grace Chandler
Florence AL
Wilson High School
Communication Studies with some Political Science coursework
Dual enrolment with UNA; cheerleader; SGA; mission trips to assist victims of Katrina. She served a semester in DC as a page for Sen. Shelby, attending full time the Senatorial page high school.  Was in DC when Dems took control of Congress, an historic event.   Active in McCain presidential campaign summer 2008, Freshman Forum 2008-09.  Secretary of the College Republicans, 2008-09.  Worked part time in a clothing boutique.

Abby Grace took PSC 201 in Fall 2008, an exciting election season.

Russ Cowley at orientation

C. Russ (Rusty) Cowley
Maylene AL
Thompson High School
Psychology, Athletic Training, Political Science

Football team

Will Francis
at orientation, August 2008

William B. Francis
Creative Writing with some Political Science coursework

Enjoys creative writing and poetry, worked on college press publications and is an Atlanta Braves Fan.  Freshman Forum 2008-09.

 at orientation, August 2008, and in Washington DC with the EYA internship program

Aarendy Gomez
Centreville, AL
Political Science
Aarendy claims heritage that is Mexican-Aruban-Dutch-American.  She is active in volleyball, church and Latin-American organizations including the Marcha caucus and the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy in the UMC, focussed on public policy.  She also plays classical piano.  At HC she quickly became a leader of our first Model United Nations team; although prevented by a broken ankle from travelling to New York for the national simulation, she returned in Fall '09 as an officer of the team.

"Aarendy Gomez '12 (Political Science; Centreville, Ala.) spent eight weeks of her summer traveling with the Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) Summer Internship Program, sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. As part of the Latin America Working Group, Aarendy attended congressional hearings and seminars and visited embassies and the United Nations building.  The program took participants to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Baltimore." -- HC Monday Messages, 25 Aug. '08

Student Spotlight: Aarendy Gomez
Thanks to the United Methodist Church and the Cross and Flame Grant, I have the opportunity to attend Huntingdon College and further
my education. I came to know Huntingdon as a member of the Student Leadership Institute during high school. Now a sophomore majoring in political science, I serve as a Lady Hawks volleyball player, a member of the Model United Nations Team, a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and a Huntingdon College Ambassador.

Ministry is a passion for me, since I grew up the daughter of a pastor and missionary. I am involved in music ministry, youth ministry, and
children's ministry in my local church in Centreville, Alabama, and have been involved with Latino/ Hispanic ministries at the local, national,
and international levels through the United Methodist Church. -- Bindings magazine, church conference edition, 2009

Aarendy left HC for work in organizing Latinos, which became more acute in the 2010-12 period when Alabama passed a restrictive immigration act.

Paul Mielke
340: Paul Mielke [PSC 201], No. 33
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Paul M. Mielke

Political Science
Played No. 33 on Football team, got some field time as a sophomore, and listed as running back and full back.

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Ann Kinney
Prattville, AL

Political Science with History
Played softball, listens to rap, rock and country music.  Travelled to Colorado.  Ultimate frisbee enthusiast.    Left HC for personal reasons, Fall 2007 and returned Fall 2008.

Roman at orientation, August 2008

Roman Andrew Rauccio
Roman's grandfather immigrated from Sicily.  Roman, besides being a football fan, plays golf and cards; and is interested in becoming a federal law enforcement agent.  In January 2009, Governor Riley appointed Roman to a Juvenile Deliquency Prevention Council.

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The Rices, on Host day, Oct. 2007

John Rice,
Atlanta, GA
History and some political science coursework
Baseball pitcher
(Older brother Ryan has already survived HC, graduating in Political Science and baseball, in 2007.)

Brad at orientation, 31 July 2008
Brad suits up, spring 2008 (image supplied by family) | 203 & 204 Brad with parents at orientation, 31 July 2008

Brad Witt
Gainesville FL
Santa Fe High School
Political Science, Religion
Football linebacker; plays guitar, enjoys the outdoors, watersports, and fishing. Pre Law interest.  Freshman Forum 2008-09

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