MONTGOMERY, AL - Huntingdon College senior Rebekah Redden has been selected to attend the John Jay Institute and to serve as a John Jay Fellow for the coming year. The Montgomery native and history and religion double-major will begin her studies in the fall.
According to the Institute's Web site, the John Jay Institute "is the only faith-based, intercollegiate organization in America that is exclusively dedicated to developing principled leaders for public life." Each year the Institute receives more than one hundred applications for graduate-level study and selects a class of 12–14 new students. Ms. Redden will take graduate-level classes at the institute, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the fall semester, and will serve in an international internship during the spring semester, 2012, in either England, Germany, Israel, or Egypt. The classes and internship will focus on the topics of politics, philosophy, law, and principled leadership. She will receive a stipend and free housing during her studies.
Ms. Redden participated in the Summit Oxford Study Abroad Program during her junior year at Huntingdon, which took her to Oxford University, England, for intensive study in international relations, journalism, politics, Christian apologetics, and Biblical criticism. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, and the Dean's List of High Honors, and is a Bellingrath Scholar, Huntingdon's highest scholarship award. She participated in the Discovery Institute Summer Seminar in Social Sciences and Humanities in 2010, where she investigated the origin of life and explored the consequences of origin theory on law and sociology. She has served on Huntingdon's Freshman Forum, Campus Activities Board, Judicial Board, Student Government Association Student Senate, The Gargoyle (student newspaper) staff, and The Prelude (College literary magazine) staff. One of her hobbies is the study of languages, specifically German, Biblical Hebrew, Koine Greek, and Latin.
The daughter of Mark and Dana Redden of Montgomery, Ms. Redden is a graduate of Trinity Presbyterian School and a member of Eastmont Baptist Church.
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. A coeducational liberal arts college, Huntingdon's motto is "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service."
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