HU Professional Programs honors students, faculty for achievements

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2013-05-22

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s Professional Programs honored 13 students and two faculty members on May 18 for their academic achievements during the year.

Four individuals were recognized for outstanding academic achievement as either valedictorian for earning the highest grade point average or salutatorian for earning the second-highest grade point average in their respective degree programs.

Those students honored are:

Valedictorian (Bachelor’s Degree): Abigail Shirley, a graduate from Duluth, Minn., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and not-for-profit leadership.Abigail_Shirley
Salutatorian (Bachelor’s Degree): Debra Kriegbaum, a graduate from Huntington, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.  Debra_Kriegbaum
Valedictorian (Associate Degree): Robert Worsham, a graduate from Huntington, Ind., who earned an Associate of Science degree in organizational management. Robert_Worsham
Salutatorian (Associate Degree): Sheena Norris, a graduate from Warsaw, Ind., who earned an Associate of Science degree in organizational management. Sheena_Norris
Nine students were also inducted into the Pinnacle and Spire honor society. The Pinnacle (four-year) and Spire (two-year) are honor societies that recognize non-traditional students of at least 23 years old who have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average and who have demonstrated leadership through community and/or church involvement.  HonorSociety

The following students were inducted:

Gregory Long, a 2013 graduate from Fort Wayne, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and human resource.

Tenel Hawn, a 2013 graduate from Columbia City, Ind., who will graduate in 2014 with a degree in accounting.

Tonya Horvath, a 2013 graduate from Columbia City, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

Robin Ness, a 2013 graduate from Huntington, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

Jill Beyers, a 2013 graduate from Claypool, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

Jeffrey Walker, a 2013 graduate from Columbia City, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

Lisa Hollister, a 2013 graduate from Fort Wayne, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Denise Arbuckle, a 2013 graduate from Van Buren, Ind., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Abigail Shirley, a 2013 graduate from Duluth, Minn., who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in not-for-profit leadership and business administration.

Faculty members Scott Druhot and Vanessa Schoon were named “Faculty of the Year.” They received the most votes from the Professional Programs 2013 graduates based on criteria that they best represented the program’s core values of integrity, student support and student learning. 

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 Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” 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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