McKanna, Dubois receive October Peer Awards

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington University Peer Award has been passed on to two individuals for the month of October. The September recipients, Tana Fortney and Cindy Steury, passed their awards on to Beth Dubois and Jule McKanna, respectively. The Peer Award was created to promote acknowledgement and recognition of the outstanding efforts of faculty and staff members.

Beth Dubois receives the Peer Award from Tana Fortney.
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Tana Fortney passed the Peer Award to Beth Dubois. Dubois is the Assistant Registrar and has worked at the University for 13 years.

In presenting the award to Dubois, Fortney said, “Beth is a very caring and giving individual. This is evident in her willingness to assist students as well as colleagues, not only on the job but also off campus. Beth truly demonstrates the love of Christ through her desire to serve others on a regular basis. She is always willing to go the extra mile in a pleasant manner. I count it an honor and privilege to pass along this award to a very well-deserving co-worker and friend.”

Cindy Steury passed the Peer Award to Jule McKanna. McKanna is currently a Visiting Instructor in Exercise Science and has worked at the University for six years.

In recognizing McKanna, Steury said, “Jule is quite likely the most versatile person on campus. She is the Director of the MindScape Program, an instructor of exercise science, a tennis instructor, and an adjunct in the education department. Her initiative on using Thornhill to give teaching experience to pre-service teachers is greatly appreciated by education students and faculty alike. I admire Jule’s servant heart and her willingness to do her best in a variety of assignments. Jule invests generously in the lives of students modeling Christ’s love and encouraging their growth. She leads student trips and uses them as an opportunity to influence lives for Christ. Thank you, Jule, for being a positive example of diligence and commitment. I appreciate you.” 
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) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  


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