HU graduate receives IWS Award of Distinction for worship leadership

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University 2014 graduate Alexandra Carlson, a worship leadership major from LaMoille, Ill., has been honored with an Award of Distinction for Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership in Christian Worship. It was presented by President James R. Hart of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS).

“Alexandra was ideal for this award because she is an exceptional student and has a passion for worship,” said Bo Helmich, assistant professor of worship leadership. “We are excited to see how her gifts and skills will make a difference in the life of the church.”

According to IWS, the award is given on the basis of scholarship, leadership and diligence. It includes a $1,000 scholarship for the first two selected students who enroll at IWS within a year and is renewable up to four semesters. To be eligible, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 and be recommended by a professor.
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).


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