Students Prepare for 2024 Academic Showcase


News Release

February 7, 2024
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Dr. Anthony Leigh,

Students Prepare for 2024 Academic Showcase

Montgomery, Ala. –Huntingdon students from across academic disciplines are fine-tuning oral presentations, poster displays, and concert performances in preparation for the annual Academic Showcase that will take place on Friday, February 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at various places on the Huntingdon College campus.  The following is the schedule of events:

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Gathering and Refreshments, Sybil Smith Hall Foyer

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Center for Career and Vocation presents a Career Experience Showcase, Delchamps Recital Hall in Sybil Smith Hall

  • Caleb Boone – “The Jackson Experience”
  • Katie Burch – “Finding My Calling”
  • Ethan Cagle – “Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama EHS Internship 2023”
  • Stefaney Chance – “Exploring the World as a Science Teacher: An Externship”
  • Jimmy Schomburg – “My Internship at the Alabama Department of Archives and History”
  • Mary Meaghan St. John – “Summer Internship in a Pediatric Occupational Therapy Setting”
  • Nate Smith – “HRPI: Huntsville Rural Premedical Internship”

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Oral Presentations by Students in various Flowers Hall classrooms.

Communication Studies (Flowers 217 – 9:30 to 9:40 a.m.)

  • Abigail Cook – “A Narrative Criticism of Taylor Swift’s Folklore”

Criminal Justice (Flowers 218 – 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.)

  • Megan Cochran – “Examination of United States Rape Cases and Prevention; Through the Lens of Social Learning Theory”
  • Morgan “Dani” Holt – “Insanity Defense: Does It Allow Dangerous Offenders to Escape Conviction?”
  • Bailey Murphy – “Criminology Theory & Prevention: Aggravated Assault”

English (Flowers 217 – 10:20 to 10:30 a.m.)

  • Emily Stehl – Dramatic Readings from the Prelude

Religion (Flowers 218 – 10:35 to 10:45 a.m.)

  • Savannah Smith – “Hell is Pretty Boring: C.S. Lewis and Pictures of the Afterlife”

Sport Science & Physical Education (Flowers 217 – 10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

  • Ja’myaBroglen, Ty Brown, Connor Recio, and Braden Ross – “Adapted All-Star Weekend: A Co-Produced Sporting Event”

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Huntingdon College Concert Choir Performance, Ligon Chapel in Flowers Hall

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Presidential Scholars Showcase, Stallworth Room in Julia Russell Dining Hall

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Poster Presentations by Students, Houghton Memorial Library Atrium and Second Floor Rooms

Houghton Memorial Library – Curator Contest Winners

  • Cale Chambliss – “The History of Massey Hall”
  • Grayson Ryland – “Huntingdon 100 Years Ago”


  • Joshua Golden – “Seasonal Diversity Patterns in the Nocturnal Insects of Bowman Ecological Reserve”

Business Administration

  • Kennedy Chambers, Olivia Elmore, John Gaal, Austin Linville – “Unmasking the Diversity Dilemma in Corporations”


  • Benjamin Barker and Lane Young – “Environmentally Benign Breakdown of Chitin”
  • Emily Gray and Konrad Kraft – “Environmentally Benign Breakdown of Cellulose”
  • Sara-Elizabeth Heathcock – “Molecular Dynamics of Tetrameric Abeta (1-42) with POPC Membranes”
  • Jacob Holston – “Unicenter Study of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Suggests a Possible Linkage to Vitamin D Deficiency and Herpes Simplex Virus 2”
  • Seth Killam – “Analysis of Clinical Mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Receptor”
  • Rhiannon Sevier – “Molecular Dynamics of Monomeric Wild-Type Alpha-Synuclien with Cholesterol in POPC Membranes”
  • Emma Jo Thomas and Amya Zatarian – “Molecular Dynamics of Monomeric and Tetrameric Abeta (1-42) with Cholesterol in POPC Membranes”

Communication Studies

  • Stefaney Chance and Katie Wade – “Wear It with Confidence: Small Group Communication Aids CCV in Adaptation and Donations for the Career Closet”


  • Logan Lee and Isabelle Valldeperas – “Learning with Music: The Effect of Music on Encoding Specificity”

Sport Science and Physical Education

  • Ja’myaBroglen, Diarius Crenshaw, Connor Recio – “Internship: Athletic Operations at Huntingdon College”
  • Joshua Cortez, Bea Lindqvist, Neveah McIntyre – “The Relationship of Hip Mobility and Back Pain”
  • Joshua Cortez, Bea Lindqvist, Neveah McIntyre – “Differences in Shoulder Flexibility Between Division III Softball and Baseball Players”

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Huntingdon Bands Showcase, Band Rehearsal Hall in Roland Student Center

  • Jazz Band
  • Master Class in Percussion


Huntingdon College, in accordance with Title IX and Section 106.8 of the 2020 Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, other applicable federal and state law, and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.  Similarly, it prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and/or national origin in its education program

Dr. Anthony J. Leigh

Dr. Anthony J. Leigh

Senior Vice President for Student and Institutional Development; Dean of Students
(334) 833-4528 |

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