Wynelle S. Sewell
Wynelle Sanders Sewell of Huntsville received her B.S. degree from the University of Montevallo in 1975 in elementary/secondary education with an endorsement in school counseling. In 1977, she received her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Montevallo. Sewell recently completed 30 years in public education with Huntsville City Schools, retiring in the summer of 2007. She was most recently at Mountain Gap Middle School as a school counselor.
While working in middle school, Sewell sponsored the Student Government, was cheerleader coach, coordinated the spelling bee, co-chaired the SACS reviews, developed workshops for teachers and students on numerous topics and was very involved in educational and counseling organizations.
In 1982, she became a member of the Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators. She has held various chapter offices and served as president of the Huntsville President’s Council.
In 1989, the State of Alabama recognized her as the Middle School Counselor of the Year. During the 1990s, she represented the state as president of the Alabama School Counselor Association.
For several years, Sewell served as the liaison between the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the school system. For two years she served as the secretary on the local chapter’s board of directors.
As a student at Montevallo, she was in the first pledge class of the Kappa Chi Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity. She participated on the Gold Side during College Night and was a Little Sister to Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Sewell is married to William “Bill” Sewell, a 1973 Montevallo graduate. Both are active in the Madison County Alumni Club. She has served in several positions and leadership roles, including those involving fundraising and scholarship initiatives.
She enjoys returning to campus to take part in class reunions and reconnecting with her sisters in Phi Mu Fraternity.