West, James recognized as February Peer Award recipients

2014 Feb Beth West
Recipient Beth West, left, with Pam Rudy
2014 Feb Deb James
Recipient Deb James, left, with Sara Baldwin

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for February are Beth West, education department secretary, and Deb James, financial aid secretary.

West was recognized by Pam Rudy, administrative assistant to the vice president for business and finance, because of the tireless work that she does for students.

“She is very much appreciated by the students and faculty in the education department and has worked tirelessly to help provide a peaceful working and learning environment for them,” Rudy said. “Her willingness to do what it takes for our accreditation process and her attention to detail are just a few of the things that make her stand out among the rest.”

James was recognized by Sara Baldwin, graduate and Professional Programs admissions consultant, for her patience and kindness in working with fellow employees.

“Deb James has been a huge help to me in my first year at Huntington University,” Baldwin said. “Deb and I work together frequently to coordinate the financial needs of prospective students. She is always patient and kind with me even when I’ve called her for the fifth time that day to ask a question or get an update on a specific student. She puts a lot of time and care into her work with students and makes their start at Huntington University a great experience.”

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

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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