Pasko, Heller receive June Peer Award

Huntington, Ind.—Recipients of the Huntington University Peer Award for the month of June are Margaret Pasko and Dr. Jack Heller.

Deb Burton, the EXCEL program coordinator, passed the Peer Award to Margaret Pasko. Pasko is administrative assistant to the vice president for Student Development and has been with the university for 12 years.

In recognizing Pasko, Burton said, “Margaret is always very helpful. I appreciate her willingness to go the extra mile to do what is best for the students. I appreciate her help on registration nights. She is always very prompt in responding to my e-mails and answering questions. Margaret is always pleasant to work with, professional, and dedicated. We are fortunate to have Margaret at Huntington University.”

Dr. Jack Heller (right) receives the Peer Award from Dr. Mary Ruthi.
Dr. Mary Ruthi, professor of sociology, passed the Peer Award to Dr. Jack Heller. Heller is assistant professor of English and has been with the university for five years.

In recognizing Heller, Mary said, “Dr. Heller is a dedicated teacher who is enthusiastic about sharing his love of writing and literature. I have been impressed by the amount of time and effort that he puts into grading his students’ papers. He is never too busy to talk with students and to answer their questions. I also admire Dr. Heller’s efforts to increase students’ interest in literature by taking them to theatre productions, especially Shakespeare plays. Another way in which Dr. Heller connects with students is through his fondness for music, particularly the works of Bob Dylan. Dr. Heller always has a smile and a kind word for everyone who passes his way. He is a valued colleague who deserves to be recognized for his contributions to Huntington University.”

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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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