Pasko, Peace honored with December Peer Awards

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2007-12-14
Huntington, Ind.—Recipients of the Huntington University Peer Award for the month of December are Margaret Pasko and Dr. Terrell Peace.


Barry Cochran gives the Peer Award to Margaret Pasko.
Barry Cochran, director of campus police, passed the Peer Award to Margaret Pasko. Margaret is administrative assistant to the vice president for student development and has been with the university for 12 years.

In recognizing Pasko, Cochran said, “Margaret always has a cheerful smile and a friendly voice on the phone, and this just makes you feel that Huntington University is a warm and friendly place to be connected with. Margaret is a busy person, I know, with having to deal with the parking tickets and appeals and everything that goes with the parking regulations, she has a task that not everyone would care to deal with. Whenever I have a question or need some help with something that needs ordered for our department, she is always ready and promptly takes care of the situation. I think Margaret is quite an asset to the Office of Student Development and Huntington University.”


Dr. Dwight Brautigam (left) gives the Peer Award to Dr. Terrell Peace.
Dr. Dwight Brautigam, professor of history, passed the Peer Award to Dr. Terrell Peace. Peace is professor of education and director of graduate and undergraduate teacher education and has been with HU for nine years.

In recognizing Peace, Brautigam wrote, “Terrell is a great friend and colleague. He chairs one of the university’s largest departments with all of the headaches that come from dealing with bureaucratic regulations and requirements, yet he does it with a true spirit of servanthood. He honestly has the best interests of the students at heart. I consistently hear from my advisees how much they appreciate his classes as well, and I know he would rather be in the classroom more and spend less time with administrative matters. However, he does what is in the best interest of the university rather than worrying about his own ease.

“One of the things I appreciate most about Terrell is that we can disagree about things, and have, but we remain good friends. We both know that we can express our points of view to each other without becoming enemies, and in fact our friendship is stronger because of that willingness to let each be himself. That is a good thing, because if Terrell were exactly like me, the Education Department in particular and the university as a whole would be in much worse shape than it is. I am very glad that Terrell is both who he is and where he is, my good friend in Huntington and my good colleague in the HU Education Department.”

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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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