Huntingdon College National Alumni Association To Honor Moore For His Achievements

September 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

The Huntingdon College National Alumni Association will honor seven College alumni for their achievement and loyalty during the College’s Homecoming festivities, September 28–30.  Dr. Thomas F. Moore, Class of 1973, chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate, is among the alumni being honored.

Moore, a Huntingdon chemistry graduate, serves as chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate. USC Upstate is a comprehensive, four-year, senior institution of the University of South Carolina. The university has an enrollment of approximately 5,500 students and employs approximately 650 full- and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. Students from more than 70 nations also reflect the university’s international character. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked USC Upstate as the #1 Public Regional College in the South.

Moore’s 2011 appointment as USC Upstate’s chancellor was the culmination of a 30-year career in higher education, during which he has served on the chemistry faculty of Georgia Southern College, Birmingham-Southern College, and Winthrop University.  At Winthrop, he chaired the Department of Chemistry and Physics, directed the Master of Liberal Arts Program, served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and, from 2003 to 2011, led the university’s academic programs as vice president for academic affairs.  He is active in higher education initiatives nationally, having served on committees for the NCAA, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.  He is married to the former Marsha Kirk, Huntingdon Class of 1974.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service,” is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall.  Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review‘s “The Best Colleges: Region by Region,” Huntingdon has for two years been recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contribution to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 Baccalaureate colleges.