During its first hundred years, Huntingdon College lived through three name changes, a relocation to Montgomery, a fire that destroyed the early records of the College, and the tumultuous pressures that gripped the South and our nation—from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. In this unprecedented time of change, Huntingdon College built its foundation as a college of the United Methodist Church, with a mission based on the principles of faith, wisdom, and service. Upon the College’s centennial anniversary in 1954, Dr. Rhoda Coleman Ellison captured the College’s noble history, with the assistance of her student researcher, Mary Ann Oglesby ‘54, and the first edition of History of Huntingdon College: 1854-1954 was published. In this sesquicentennial edition, historian Mary Ann Oglesby Neeley adds a new foreword that shares information about Ellison’s life and honors her legacy as one of the most beloved and respected teachers in Huntingdon history. This book, reprinted in honor of the College’s 150th anniversary, offers the reader a fascinating look at the events that defined Huntingdon’s venerable reputation as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the Southeast.