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Alumni News, from those who took HC Political Science classes

News of alumni, 1999- | HC Alumni (pre-1996) | My UNI alumni, '90-'96
revised 1 June 2016; (Compiled by Jeremy Lewis; thanks to Su Ofe for some contributions.)
Cindy with Alito after confirmation hearings '06
Cindy Barnes Hayden '99, counsel, with new Supreme Court
Justice Alito, Feb.'06. 

Sen. Joe Biden, on the night in Aug. '08 he 
accepted the Democratic nomination for Vice President, with Dep. Communications. Dir. Marion Steinfels '03.

Lt., later Capt., Gabe Thorn '05, 3/ID, somewhere in Iraq.  He received the Bronze Star.


News of HC alumni from political science, public affairs, and international studies:
Spring 2016
From the Talon, Zack Turner '13 completed his master's degree in higher education administration/student life from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2016.
Ann Clancy '15 has been accepted into the master's program in public policy at the University of Chicago.
From Facebook, Jess Skaggs, political science and history  '13 is a proud father.
Fall 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Catie Malone, Political Science ’11 has completed graduate study in communications at the University of Alabama and has been admitted to law school at Marquette University. She attended the Southern States Communication Association conference in New Orleans earlier this month, at which her paper, "Going Down to New Orleans: How Class and Race Work Together in Disney's The Princess and the Frog," received the Top Faculty Paper Award.

Trace Zarr, political science '13, and Jess Skaggs, political science and history '13 are both working in the political campaign consultancy Spot On.

Samantha Mosier, Public Affairs '08 has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Examining the Policy Diffusion of Organic Food and Agriculture Legislation in the U.S. – The Role of the States in Developing Organic Standards,” She has accepted an offer to join the faculty at Missouri State University as an assistant professor, where she will teach undergraduate courses in American government, research methods, public policy, public administration, and environmental policy, and graduate courses in public policy, environmental policy, health care policy, and research methods. Sam is the second PhD to merge from the political science program.

Kevin Akins '06, who took political science courses at HC, and completed graduate study in political campaigning at the University of Florida, has joined Anzalone Liszt Grove Research as an associate.  He and wife Christina Marquart Akins '06 will move to Montgomery soon.  Christina will work for Hyundai.

Hunter Pattison, Political Science '14 was admitted to Pepperdine University School of Law, before accepting a munificent scholarship to the University of Alabama school of law.

Russ Barnwell, Political Science and English '13, has been accepted to New York University law school, has been interviewed at other prestigious law schools, and is awaiting news of other applications. Addendum: Russ accepted a munificent scholarship to the University of Chicago school of law.

SGA president Zachary A. Turner, Political Science '14 has been admitted to Vanderbilt University's Peabody College for graduate study in higher education administration. In the meantime, he assisted Dr. Jeremy Lewis in convening (with Dr. Mary Hampton of the Air Command and Staff College) the annual meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association, 21-22 March 2014 - for the first time at Huntingdon College.

The seniors taking the very demanding national Major Field Test in 2013 achieved another outstanding set of scores, raising our outcomes yet again. 13 of our top 14 scorers have come since 2008, and we have two individual scores in the top 2 percent of all national candidates.

Sloane Brewster, Class of 2011, who took briefly a political science class, was killed in a car accident in Cherokee County, December 20, 2013.  The accident also took the lives of her 2-year-old son, Scott Brewster, and a Centre, Alabama, police officer.  Sloane entered Huntingdon in the fall of 2007. We offer our condolences to her family and friends.

Fall 2013
Jess Skaggs, political science and history  '13 is living in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where he serves as the constituent services director for the Baldwin County Legislative Delegation.
Spring 2013 Fall 2012
A number of political science alumni participated in the fraternity and sorority tailgating shrimp boil for Homecoming, 29 Sep., including R. Walker and Heather Garrett (now lawyers in Columbus, GA); Patrick Dean (a lawyer in Tuscaloosa); Laura Marie Tyree; Christine Lake (Emory University); and Julia Denney.  Thanks to all for their stories and conversation -- and in some cases, showing off their young families.
Summer 2012
Kristi Winstead Wilson '05, of the Douglas Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in Douglasville, received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public, presented by the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia on June 1, during the organization’s annual meeting.
Cole Muzio '11 is working in the midwestern battleground states as national organizational director for Concentric Direct, a Republican campaign consulting firm.
Emily Hulsey, who led our first Model United Nations team to New York city, has earned her MBA in international business and is in marketing.
Amy Formby HInton is working as a consultant on public policy (public health reform) and administration, as well as campaigns.
Chrys Lake '09 graduated from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Elizabeth Arnett Powers '06 (who took some political science) and her husband, Seth, welcomed daughter Piper Isabelle (known as Pippa), March 26, 2012.  They live in Nashville, where Liz is an attorney.
Josh Robinson '06 (who took some political science) completed his Ph.D. in economics at Emory University in May.
Charles Walters '07 a graduate of Duke Divinity School, is the disaster coordinator for tornado recovery for the  Alabama-West Florida Conference Tornado Recovery Team, farming, and serving at a nearby church.
Summer 2011
Stacy Gunnells Scheer is the proud mom of Liam, a toddler.
James Corby, who took a Master's of Public Administration at Jacksonville State, where he played rugby, is now working at FedEx.
Congratulations are due to Jarret and Jenna Layson, the proud parents of Bailey Louise Layson, born 9 June 2011.
Tyler Fletcher is now married, and working in marketing at The Covenant Services Group, Atlanta GA. He was formerly an Aflac representative.
Congratulations are due to R. Walker Garrett, who was married in June to Heather.
Cole Muzio '11 married Spencer Noel Blackmon in June.  The wedding was brought forward, and the going away car was towing a U-Haul to Virginia, since Cole is working as a campaign manager for Matt Farriss, who is seeking the District 59 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Cole's father officiated at the wedding, in the presbyterian church in Millbrook.
Spring 2011
Matt Frate is in Washington D.C. interning in the summer for Congressman Tom Price (GA-06).
Brandy Smith '05 reports she's still working in a law firm and thinking of applying to law school  She earned an MPA from AUM, and recommends the MPA program and its professors. She found public administration more real world/work related than political science.
"Harp & Callier is proud to announce that R. Walker Garrett has joined the firm as an Associate effective November 1, 2010. Walker is a graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Walker is a life-long resident of Columbus, Georgia." Walker also became the youngest member of the HC alumni board.
Amanda Spiegel '08 is Special Events Coordinator for Eastdale Mall, with Aronov Realty. Her former positions include: Finance Assistant at Segall for Congress; Senate Intern at United States Congress; Senate Finance and Taxation Intern at Alabama Legislature.
Fall 2010
Margaret Enfinger passed the AL & MS bars, worked for a non-profit on a fellowship in Jackson, MS for a year, and now Is working on the BP oil disaster case at the law firm of Beasley Allen.  She loves the ability both to work on environmental issues and to use her Spanish quite often.
Emily White is now an MBA Student at Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, FL.
Summer 2010
Kristi Winstead '05, a lawyer in Georgia, married Chris Wilson on 7-8 Aug. '10.
Elizabeth McLain Grimes has nearly finished her Master's degree in political science, at AUM, while raising a family.
Erin Harden Dixon, who took classes in political science, has been Project Coordinator for the VP of News and the VP of Digital Media at  Raycom Media, from 2008.
Congratulations to Maegan McCollum '10, who, besides preparing to enter Cumberland Law School in the fall, has just been informed that her English Capstone project, a novella entitled All Our Eyes Were Closed, has made it through three preliminary rounds of competition and is now a finalist in the novella category of the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society: Faulkner Wisdom Competition. The entries will be judged by a National Book Award winner and announced later this fall.
Congratulations to Ryan Rice '07 and Kelli Baxley, who were married May 29.  Ryan and Kelli were introduced by their brothers, John Rice '12 and Chad Baxley '12, at the Huntingdon baseball field in February 2009.  Their courtship centered around Huntingdon baseball games, highlighted by Ryan's proposal to Kelli at Posey Field.
Spring 2010
Negin Ahmadi has almost completed her MBA degree from Liverpool University.  She is working currently as airport security officer at the international airport in copenhagen.
Adam Farquhar (International studies, '08), has earned his Master of Arts in ethnic and religious conflict resolution from Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  He is employed in Belfast, working on archival information on the religious conflict in Northern Ireland of the 1970s and 1980s.
Emily White '09 has been offered a major scholarship to study for a Master's in Business at Rollins College in Florida.  Emily excelled in several political science courses, and led our successful start-up Model UN team to New York.
Chrystine Lake '09 has been accepted into Emory's Candler School of Theology.
Jason Olinger, a recent former student, reports he has been accepted to the following law schools, with an LSAT score of 168: Fordham, Notre Dame, Alabama, Boston and Boston college.
Fall '09
Krista Leachman Hoover ('04?) is now Area Sales Manager Internet at Berry Network, Inc. an AT&T Company
Jared Lyles '01 came to speak to class about law school and his setting up and developing his own law practice in the Gulf Shores area.
Summer '09
After working in Joshua Segalls campaign for Congress, Amanda Spiegel '08 worked with Aronov property as Assistant Marketing Director for Eastdale Mall.
Aarendy Gomez ['12] participated in the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy held at Drew University. Components of the program were leadership within the United Methodist Church and the Hispanic/ Latino community; preparation for college and graduate school; and advocacy. With participation in HYLA,  Aarendy also attended the annual meeting of a Hispanic caucus called MARCHA, held in Chicago. "This opportunity was worthwhile and I cannot wait to graduate from the academy in 2011," said Aarendy. -- Monday Messages, 31 Aug. '09
Samantha Mosier '08, MPA AUM '09, now a graduate teaching assistant in the public administration doctoral program at Colorado State University, reports "the same readings that were assigned in the [HC] public administration and public organization classes are still popping up in the classes I am taking. In my advanced [PhD level] public administration class this semester, most of the readings are things I have already read."  We are delighted to hear that, Sam!
Major Ryan Oakley '98, USAF, and his wife, Susan Ogilvie Oakley '01, are back in Montgomery after living in England for three years. Ryan completed law school after graduating from Huntingdon and then entered the Air Force JAG program.  He now instructs in that program at Maxwell AFB.  Susan is completing a master's degree in special education.  They have two sons, David, age 3, and Sam, 18 months.  Ryan was an outstanding student in political science courses before the major field was available.
Todd Adams '09 has been awarded a Graduate Assistantship to the Diplomacy and Security program of the University of West Florida. He'll be working with Dr. William Tankersley who is the university's MPA (public administration expert.
Patti Muphy Lee '08 has been accepted to the Masters in Public Administration program at AUM.
Larry Newton '09, the former National Vice Chief of the Boy Scouts of America, has been awarded the Order of the Arrow's rarely-granted Distinguished Service Award.
Jon Lyons '08 works in the Catastrophe Claims department for State Farm Insurance in Jacksonville, Florida (#31 on the Fortune 500 list). He is looking for a house and taking courses to obtain his Associate in Claims (AIC).
Lindsay Curry '08 is still working on her second BA degree, in Education, and is still planning to get her master's in Public Administration and Educational Administration.
Tiffany Tolbert '04(?) completed her Master's and now works for Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, a state wide not-for-profit headquartered in Indianapolis, with 9 regional offices.  She is the director of the Calumet Region Office (northwest Indiana), working with local communities and organizations on their preservation projects (adoption of historic preservation ordinances, historic district designation, education and technical assistance).  As for the death of Michael Jackson of Gary, IN, she hopes they will become interested in preserving some of the historic buildings associated wth him.
Joseph Hollis '07(?) is working in the Ron Sparks campaign for Governor, and launching his own consulting firm.
Chrystine Lake '09 has taken a position in fundraising and event planning with Attorney General Troy King's re-election campaign.
James Capps Corby '09 was accepted to both University of Alabama and Jacksonville State U. for the MAPA program, and will be attending Jacksonville State in Fall '09.  He also intends on playing for their club rugby team in the fall and spring.
Jarret Allen Layson '04, JD, University of Alabama law school '07, is engaged to be married on 15 August 2009 to Jenna Louise Sumlin, in Opelika, AL.  Congratulations to the groom and commiserations to the bride.
Patrick Dean '07(?) will be marrying Ashley Kyser on 1 Aug. '09 in Hope Hull. Congratulations to the groom and commiserations to the bride.
Emily White '09, leader of the first HC Model United Nations team, has become a Program Analyst for Science and Engineering Services in Huntsville.  She tracks the resources and helps process government defense contracts.  She reports learning a lot and enjoying the people she works with.  She is getting to see a side of both government and business sectors that she has little experience in.  She plans to work for a year and begin grad school in fall 2010.
Spring '09
Noted with pleasure: Jared Lyles '01, had a law note published when a law student: Layles, Jared N..  2003.  "The Buying of Justice: Perversion of the Legal System Through Interest Groups’ Involvement with the Partisan Election of Judges." Law and Psychology Review, 27: 121.  He has more recently been either elected or appointed to several public service positions, including councillor of Silverhill, Mayor pro-tem of Silverhill, and a director of Central Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce.
Lauren Wallace, who took some classes in political science, after working in the tax and health care professions, is now interested in a joint MPH and JD program.
Kristi Winstead '05, having graduated from Cumberland school of law, is working as an associate at Lister & Holt in Jonesboro, GA, practising criminal defense.  She reports winning her first 5 jury trials in a row, and working on her sixth.
Chanley Rainey '09 (Political Science, Monroeville, AL) has been granted a full scholarship and teaching assistantship by the political science department of the University of Alabama where she will pursue a PhD in Political Science with specialization in international relations.
Todd Adams '09 (Political Science; Montgomery, AL.), has been accepted to graduate school at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL., where he will work toward an M.A. in political science with a specialization in diplomacy and security.
Samantha Mosier '08 is completing the MA at AUM and proceeding to the political science Ph.D. program at Colorado State University. She was awarded a 3/4 T.A. position with a stipend and a majority of her tuition.
Haydyn Hedgspeth '08 is completing the MAPA at Troy University and proceeding to a nursing degree at AUM.
Michael George (who transferred out of HC to play baseball elsewhere, writes, "I will be graduating from the University of Tulsa College of Law on May 9, and will take the Oklahoma Bar exam in July.  I will receive a specialization certificate in resources, energy and environmental law (REEL).  I have applied for the Air Force and Army JAG Corps, as well as the FBI, and will be applying to various attorney positions within the federal government and some local firm positions here in Tulsa.  I hope everything is going well in Montgomery.  If I get accepted into the Air Force JAG Corps, I will be in Montgomery for JAG School and Officer training in late fall, as the Air Force JAG school is at Maxwell AFB.  I will be sure to drop by and catch up when I am there."
Lauren Wallace, who took political science classes a few years ago, volunteered for Americorps through One Economy (a non-profit organization whose goal is to bring an end to poverty through technology), and will be driving a mobile laptop lab around Texas to help low-income families file their taxes for free until mid-April.
Alexander T. Zachos '07 has performed in the top 15% of his law school class at Mercer in Georgia.
Patrick Dean '07, in the Cumberland school of law, is engaged to be married on 1 August to Ashley Kyser of Auburn.
Charles Walters '08, is engaged to be married to Gillian Lisenby '08.  Both are studying at Duke Divinity School
Fall '08
Kristi Winstead '05, who was graduated from Cumberland School of Law (on scholarship), is working as an associate at Lister & Holt in Jonesboro, GA, practicing criminal defense.  She is representing indigent clients charged with misdemeanors.  (In Georgia, you are supposed to have three years experience before you can defend or prosecute a felony.)  Her firm has approximately 15 attorneys at this office and approximately 7 attorneys in the neighboring county.  Jonesboro is 20 minutes south of Atlanta on 75.  It's been a great experience and she should have her first trial on January 5th, 2009.
Al Zachos '07 is working away at his first term law school final exams, at Mercer School of law in Georgia, on full scholarship.  He reports that HC gave him a good preparation for the long, written final exams, with the emphasis on legal writing there.  The faculty specializes in legal writing, which students from other colleges and universities are finding challenging after years limited to multiple-choice tests.
Marion Steinfels '03 managed the strong challenge of Judge Deborah Bell Paseur for the AL Supreme Court, which came close to unseating Republican Greg Shaw.
Join us in the Hawk's Nest for the final U.S. presidential debate, 2008; on TV, Wed. 15 October at 7:30 pm.  View, analyze, discuss: (you may also have a chance to volunteer to be interviewed by reporters)
Charles Walters '08 is a graduate student at Duke University, where he reports writing, several papers a week. The reading lists are extremely long, topped by 500 pages a week in suggested reading.  Some of the readings require at least three reads. A reading week (fall break to others) relieves the strain. He is considering an internship next summer: three weeks immersion in Guatemala then traveling to El Salvador to work in a community (through the newly developing Methodist Church in the country).
Charles Walters '08, work for the HC Prelude magazine won the "Best in Show" award, 2007-08.
Joseph "Joey" Hollis '05 is attending a Management program at Faulkner and planning on going to Jones Law School afterwards.
He was well prepared for the MPA degree at Auburn University Montgomery, he reports, primarily because he'd heard most of it in undergraduate courses.
Kristi Winstead '05 has moved to Atlanta after graduating from Cumberland School of Law.  She turned down a job in Montgomery and Birmingham to move to Atlanta at the last minute and is enjoying a bit of free time until the Georgia bar results come out in late October.
John Martin '08 is enrolled in AUM's International Relations Masters Program and also participating in the Center for Government's Internship for Fall 2008.  He is really enjoying these new experiences.
Marion Steinfels '03, who worked as a deputy communications director for Sen. Joe Biden's aborted campaign in spring 2008, then worked for the Clinton campaign in Alabama, returned to Biden upon his nomination as Vice Presidential candidate of the democratic party.
Sam Mosier '08 is taking a Master's in Public Adminisitration at AUM, having been awarded a Collier scholarship, Zelia foundation scholarship, and an AUM alumni scholarship.  She is also a research assistant in the Center for Government, where she works on multiple research projects.  She is now considering progressing to a doctoral program in public affairs. She reports Amanda Spiegel '08 is working on the Segall for Congress campaign; while Haydyn Hedgspeth '08 is working in a state position; and John Martin '08 is taking a Master's in International Relations at AUM.
Summer '08
Charles Walters '07 and Gillian Lisenby '07 report hiking on the weekends around Duke University.  As a fellow of the University Scholars Program, Charles is expected to propose and lead seminars at Duke. His colleagues are from Harvard, Yale, and John Hopkins. He is hoping to spin the seminar topic off his senior capstone at HC, combining international studies and religion.
Spring '08
Lt. (now Capt.) Gabriel M. Thorn '05 receives BRONZE STAR & Combat Action badge!  Gabe, of Deatsville, a political science graduate ('05) and engaged to Mary Katherine Pappas (summa cum laude) '08, participated in Army ROTC and AL World Affairs Council while in Huntingdon college, and learned Arabic soon afterwards.  He has been promoted more recently to Captain and selected for US special forces.  The Bronze Star was awarded at an April 1 ceremony near Jisr Diyala, Iraq, where he has been serving since March 2007 as the executive officer of HHT 3-1 CAV based out of Ft. Benning, Ga.  The Bronze star is the fourth highest decoration in the US military for bravery or meritorious service.  Gabe was given a brief leave last Fall and returned to HC -- but modestly did not even mention the action. Please keep Gabe's continued safety in your thoughts and prayers. See Classmates, 2005
David Abbott (International Studies, '01) was married in 2003 to Cynthia McCary, who has a master's degree in deaf education and has worked as a teacher at the Alabama School for the Deaf in Talladega and as an interpreter.  Their first child, Nathaniel David, born Jan. 2007, and their second child, William Logan, is due in August 2008.  David has an MPA (public admin) from AUM, and a brief exposure to law school, before working since 2005 as business editor/journalist for Hatton-Brown Publishers, which involves frequent domestic and global travel, and opportunities to use his "somewhat limited" Spanish, Russian and German language skills. "Knowledge of poli sci, government, international relations and economics," he writes "comes in handy."  After having spent a few years in Birmingham, David and Cynthia are now (2008) back in the Montgomery area for the time being so the kids can be close to family.
Patrick Dean '07, is engaged to be married to Ashley Kyser of Auburn.
Alexander Zachos '07, who has been working in the SMART budgeting office of the Governor, and has been accepted to multiple leading law schools in the southeastern states -- has been awarded a full scholarship to Mercer Law School in Georgia.
Larry McLemore '04 (summa cum laude, political science and history), has just completed his first year of teaching history at his other alma mater, St. James School -- and is working for the summer with the Student Success Center at HC. "The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment welcomes Larry McLemore '04 to assist with operations this summer and then part-time during the academic year.  Larry completed his master's degree in history at Vanderbilt University and teaches full-time at St. James School." -- HC Monday Messages
Cindy Barnes Hayden '99, after six years as Minotiry Chief Counsel, Administrative Oversight Committee, US Senate Judiciary Committee -- became Director of Federal Government Relations, Altria Client Services.
Negin Ahmadi is working at a Danish airport, and completing an MBA degree online with a university in England.
A. Nicole Adams '07 has been accepted to the prestigious Master's of Public Policy programs at both George Washingtion University and the University of Maryland, choosing GWU.  [note, May 2009, Nicole gave up her place in the MPP program to look after her mother, who was ill.]
Best wishes to Tyler M. Fletcher '07, who will wed Natalie Rosanne Mason on 19 July in First UMC, Atlanta, GA.
Congratulations to Larry McLemore '04 (summa cum laude, political science and history), who was married on 31 May to A. Josie Mitchell at St. Johns Church, Montgomery, with a spectacular reception at the Montgomery country club adjacent to the college. Many faculty, students and alumni were present.
Sierra Turner '04, political science and Spanish, has completed her Master's in Spanish Literature from the University of Alabama and has accepted a full time position as Instructor of Spanish with the Modern Languages Dept. there.
Patrick Dean '07, who returned to campus for the Sig Eps' "Dead Day" waterslide, has made it through to the semi finals of the freshman trial competition of the law school of the University of Alabama.  He reports a reading load that makes ours in undergrad political science classes look moderate by comparison!
Joey Hollis '04, who formerly worked for the Business Council of Alabama, is now working in community service in counties west of Montgomery.
Marie Wilkerson '04, who is teaching at Lanier HS, reports:
Tiffany Tolbert '04 is heading a department of the Historical Preservation commission of Indiana.
Margaret Enfinger '04, studying at the school of law of the university of Alabama, is touring Germany in summer 2008.
Marie and Margaret have jumped on horseback a few times when visiting Greenville together.
Fall '07
Felix Parker '07 has accepted a job at the Alabama Democratic Party here in Montgomery. He is in charge of establishing a working relationship with 26 counties in the south eastern part of Alabama, stemming from his home county of Bibb to Houston county.
1Lt. Gabriel Thorn returned on leave (in early December) from Baghdad, where he is an arabic-speaking liaison staff officer with the HQ, 3rd Infantry Division.
Spring '07
Alexander Zachos '07, who graduated summa cum laude in political science and history, is a planning analyst for the SMART department of the Department of Finance, under Gov. Bob Riley. He is also preparing applications for law school.
Congratulations to Jarret Layson who will be graduated in May from the school of Law of the University of Alabama, after advising Margaret Enfinger, also at the law school.
Congratulations to Mary Hodo who will be graduated in May from the school of Social Work of Tulane University.
Valerie Marlowe, who took some political science courses in 1999-2000, is working in nonprofits, and is interested in preserving civil rights; currently she is the Volunteer Coordinator at the Memphis Zoo.
Larry McLemore, our first summa cum laude graduate in both Political Science and History, who has been teaching at Catholic HS, has just been appointed to teach history at his alma mater, St. James School.  Congratulations!
Matt Jackson '06 is looking for HC students to replace him as a runner for the (large and established) law firm of Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP in their Montgomery Office.
Negin Ahmadi is looking at postgraduate study in international relations or business.
Nathaniel David Abbott was born to Cindy and David Abbott on 1/28/07, weighs 7lbs 13 oz.and is  20 inches long.  Dad was our first major in International Studies, who brought pictures back to us from the Crimea.  Mom and baby, after a little bit of a struggle, are doing well.  Thus we have the first (known) HC political science baby!
Robert La Branche ’06 and his wife Mindy Bevan La Branche ’05 have moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where Robert is working as a staff assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions ’69.
In Feb. '07 1Lt. Gabriel Thorn (HC, political science, '05) is being deployed to Iraq.  As Executive Officer of the HQ company of the 3rd Infantry Division, he will be using his Arabic to liaise with Iraqi forces.  Soon he will go to Baghdad.  Let's keep him in our thoughts.
James Payne '99, now an international lawyer with a higher degree in European law, returned to Montgomery on a case, and was requested to speak to class.  He gave an impromptu presentation (to Dr. Lewis's constitutional law class) on international trade agreements, and was engaged in conversation after the class for some time by receptive students.
Fall '06
Margaret Enfinger is now in law school at U. Alabama, where she has encountered Jarret Layson, now in his third year.  Margaret maintains her interest in doing foreign exchanges, and offers help for current students who wish to take a tour of Alabama law school.
Larry McLemore taught at Montgomery Catholic HS and ran his mother's spirited (if unsuccessful) re-election campaign for district judge.  Several current students and the Sig Ep brothers assisted in the campaign.
Summer '06:
Ryan D. Oakley '99, Capt, USAF and Chief, General Law Dept at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ  writes that he, Susan, and David Bruce (their 8-month old) will be headed to RAF Menwith Hill, UK.  He’ll be the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in a two-JAG office.
Sierra Turner has 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.
Michael George has been accepted to University of Tulsa College of Law
Gabriel Thorn (army) , Negin Ahmadi (international business) and Mary Hodo (social work) returned to cheer on the new graduates.
Dec. '05:
David Abbott, International Studies '01, has maintained his interest in travel, with his wife, Cynthia: "Last month we toured the Southwest and hiked the Grand Canyon together. We hope to go back to raft the Colorado River in a few years, but next summer vacation is Italy, England and France. She's a teacher at the Alabama School for the Deaf, and I'm a magazine reporter so these days I travel a lot more than she does (we have two small company jets and a pilot, but I'm wanting to learn to fly it for myself)."
Joshua Sutta, Political science, '00, and Bridget have moved from Orlando to Altamonte Springs FL, where Joshua has managed properties inlcuding apartment buildings.
Kristi Goodrich Hill, Political science, '04, 2nd Lt, USAF, is making progress on her MBA via Boston University's distance learning program.  She still visits family in Montgomery. Kristin is currently at McChord AFB, WA, serving as the section commander for 62D Aerial Port Squadron.
Whitney Woodham, History and Political Science '99, is working in viticulture in a village near Dijon, France, and taking a master's degree in viticulture (wine science) in an institute there.  Her thesis is on the history of wine.  She visits other centers of winemaking in California and elsewhere, and visits Montgomery when she can.  (We bumped into each other, fittingly, just before Christmas at Peppertree steak and wine.)
Summer '05:
James Payne '99, JD, worked during summer '05 at the US Court of International Trade.
Jamie Jordan, Public Affairs '03, has completed the first year at Florida State University's law school.  In summer 2005, she studied at St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford University. She also managed some travel to Florence, Italy; Barcelona; and Paris.  A highlight was catching sight of Lance Armstrong in the Place de la Concorde next to the Champs de Elysees, along w/ all the other wonderful things that Paris has to offer on a regular basis. While she was in Barcelona she also found a jazz bar whose piano player looked exactly like Dr. Lewis!
Dan Ogle, Public Affairs '01, is now working with BOARDMAN, CARR, WEED & HUTCHESON, a firm in the Birmingham area.  The firm specializes in the defense of educators and school administrators through the AEA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association.  It also handles estates and other probate matters, defends retailers in premises liability and products liability actions, and is counsel for the city of Hoover.
Erin Harden, @ '05, who took PSC courses in International Relations, writes (Aug. '05) "I got a job working as the executive assistant to the President of the Austin Group, LLC. Which is a PR and Lobbying firm here in Montgomery. So needless to say I have been in the middle of Alabama politics all summer. We are working on many different issues like CAFTA and TRIA. I write letters for the Legislators to be sent to our Senators and Congressmen. Yesterday I went with my boss to the State House two committee meetings because of the Special Session and then met many of the Legislators. Earlier in the summer I went with my boss to the Alabama Republican party's Annual summer dinner and met Governor Haley Barbour and I got to speak with Govenor Riley again. I just thought you should know that, although I do love COSMO i am learning about some Alabama Politics first hand."
Jarret Layson, Political Science '04,is clerking with the law firm of Beasley, Allen following a successful first year at 'Bama law school.
Joey Hollis, Political Science '04, is pursuing a MPA degree at AUM while working full time for the Business Council of Alabama and has been accepted to Cumberland law school.  He is also considering a teaching career.
Larry McLemore, Political Science '04,is helping run Judge Lucie McLemore's re-election campaign.  He has finished a year at 'Bama studying for a master's degree in history, and is beginning a doctorate in history at Vanderbilt.
Mary Hodo, Political Science'05,won a scholarship to Tulane school of Social Work.
Ryan Cabarrao '03, who excelled in Dr. Lewis's liberal arts symposium section, left coaching soccer for HC to head to a new career in Orlando, Florida with his bride.
Jessica Fails, Political Science '03, is the Director for Central Alabama OIC Early Childhood Development Center.  She is going to start graduate study in Education at Alabama State next fall.