Horizon program to enroll four new students

FOR RELEASE
2009-05-13
Huntington, Ind.—Four new students will enroll at Huntington University in the fall of 2009 as part of the Horizon Leadership Program.

The Horizon Leadership Program is a partnership between Huntington University and Youth for Christ with the goal of creating a more ethnically and culturally diverse campus.

The following students will receive the Horizon Scholarship, a combination of state, federal and institutional aid that covers tuition and fees as well as room and board:


Jamison Franzen
Jamison Franzen

Redmond, Ore.

Madras High School

YFC Campus Life

Water polo team

Madras Swim Team

50 Link Crew Leader


Antonio Hernandez
Antonio Hernandez

Butler, Ind.

Eastside High School

YFC Campus Life leader

Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout troop

Coordinator of Eagle Scout service projects


Justin Neer
Justin Neer

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Snider High School

YFC Campus Life

New Covenant Worship nursery volunteer

Christian Washington


Christian Washington
Southfield, Mich.

Homeschooled

Child evangelism student teacher

Captain of boys baseball team

Church youth teacher

The Horizon Leadership Program encourages the holistic development of these student leaders through “CAPSS” – community service, academics, professional/leadership development, spiritual formation and social involvement.

Students in the program will be required to maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average, submit progress reports, meet with the program director on a monthly basis, attend weekly study tables, and engage in volunteer activities within local YFC chapter sites and/or the community of Huntington.

The Primetime Center is the urban division of Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ. The center features various programs, including City Life. City Life offers tutoring and assistance in economic, health, spiritual and social development. Students in the Horizon Leadership Program will work with middle and high school students in City Life.

The goal is to expose students to leadership activities within YFC at various ministry sites, local and abroad. In the future, they will participate in leadership cohort retreats. Students also can look forward to receiving professional leadership training from the university’s Enterprise Resource Center and the Career Development Office. In addition, students will have the option of becoming involved with the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service at Huntington University.

Prior to their acceptance in the program, each student completed an application for admission to Huntington University as well as consideration for the Horizon Leader Scholarship.

Qualified students were then invited to visit the campus and participated in the following events which included a breakfast, question-and-answer sessions for students and parents/guardians, a campus tour, chapel, lunch and student interviews with the selection committee.

For more information about the Horizon Leadership Program, call (260) 359-4032.

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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. 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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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284