Akins, Wilson recognized as April Peer Award recipients

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2011-04-12
Paul Nalliah, left, with Arthur Wilson
Tana Fortney, left, with Susan Akins

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for April are Arthur Wilson, director of urban scholarship and mentoring, and Susan Akins, registration services coordinator.

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

Wilson was recognized by Paul Nalliah, administrative systems administrator, who that he selected Wilson because of his leadership and mentoring to the students in the Horizon Leadership Program.

“He has a positive influence on those around him and has a heart for the students’ success at Huntington University,” Nalliah said. “Arthur’s influence on the Huntington University campus is extensive and greatly appreciated.”

Akins was recognized by Tana Fortney, accounting clerk, for being a “compassionate, caring and dedicated individual.”

“She is always pleasant and very helpful to those who need her assistance both on and off campus and will go the extra mile to help in any way that she can. She truly has a servant’s heart,” Fortney said.

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 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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