Cook, Solloway recognized as September Peer Award recipients

Dr. Michael Cook, left with Dr. Michael Rowley
Dave Solloway, left, with Andy Vaught

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for September are Dr. Michael Cook, associate professor of counseling, and Dave Solloway, admissions counselor.

The Peer Award, which began in 2003, promotes acknowledgment and recognition of the outstanding efforts of Huntington University faculty and staff members. Award winners are chosen and recognized each month by fellow peers.

Cook was recognized by Dr. Michael Rowley, associate professor of communication, for his servant heart and his efforts to create a new assessment strategies for the department and university.

“Rather than seek recognition for his contributions, he focuses on helping others better themselves,” Rowley said. “Mike has a warm and encouraging personality; he’s a fine professor, a good friend and an asset to Huntington University. He is most deserving of this award.”

Solloway was recognized by Andy Vaught, former admissions counselor and currently the residence director for Wright Hall, for the excitement and creativity that he brings to his job.

“Knowing that the task of recruiting students in a competitive market is difficult, he constantly thinks of unique and innovative ways to communicate with and recruit prospective students, specifically those that are interested in transferring,” Vaught said. “He has been an excellent addition to the HU Admissions team and his efforts deserve to be noticed.”

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Sports Information Director