programs for designated gifts
Huntington University will accept designated gifts to programs, departments, athletics, or other areas of interest from alumni and friends. Following are some of the programs that are new to the University where start-up funding will enable them to get off to a strong start.
Heuristics is the newest major offered by Huntington University. Heuristics is the practice of discovery, understanding and problem solving. Through the Bachelor of Arts in Heuristics, Design, and Technology degree, students will develop key cognitive skills for entering a 21st century workforce, particularly by improving their creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. Courses are project-based and interdisciplinary, and rely significantly on partnerships within the community. It’s innovative and it’s about innovation.
Life Science Education and Research Consortium – Fort Wayne
Several area education institutions, along with Parkview Hospital, have signed a memorandum of understanding with a commitment to establish the Life Science Education and Research Consortium of Northeast Indiana. Partners include Fort Wayne Community Schools, Huntington University, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, and Trine University.
The Consortium will utilize existing space on Parkview Hospital’s Randallia campus and serve as a regional initiative to align and leverage education, applied research, business incubation and economic development resources focusing on life sciences and health care. The Consortium is committed to generating a world-class center with a focus on rehabilitation, senior care and behavioral health.
Each educational institution is working collaboratively on programs and services that it will offer. Programs to be offered by Huntington University will include: Human Resource Management (BS), Not-for-Profit Leadership (BS), Nursing (RN-BSN, BS), Counseling (MA), Occupational Therapy (MS, DOT). There will be significant cost for Huntington University in the start-up of the new occupational therapy program, but it is expected to provide significant return in student enrollment.
For-Profit Ventures and Collaboration
Huntington University recently reorganized its administrative team to create more opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurial ventures for the institution as well as improving collaborative relationships in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. Leadership in this area will focus on partnerships, collaborations, resource reallocation and new initiatives for the university, particularly in the Fort Wayne area. This team will also focus on resource development through entrepreneurial ventures, new academic program initiatives and collaborations with not-for-profit and for-profit enterprises.
Loan Repayment Program
Funds for the Loan Repayment Program are for students who graduate from Huntington University and work at low paying jobs in their early years following graduation.
“The Loan Repayment Program has lifted a huge burden from me! I am confident that God has not only called me to ministry but also to Huntington because He has provided a way to help financially cover my education. Without this program HU would not be possible for me. It is a true blessing!”
-- Current student, children's ministry major, Class of 2012 [More testimonials]
Higher education can be expensive. Some incoming students have the funds necessary to cover the total cost. There are many that don't, however, and choose college loans to make up the difference. There can be added anxieties as families make decisions on how much to borrow. The Loan Repayment Program is in place to help lessen the anxieties that might come as families discuss how to repay student loans. The Loan Repayment Program covers the following loans: Direct, Parent PLUS and alternative loans. For further information about the benefits of this program, click here.