Parkview Health CEO to speak at Huntington University’s Foundation Dinner

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2010-09-10
Mike Packnett, Huntington UniversityHuntington, Ind. — Huntington University’s Annual Foundation Dinner will feature Mike Packnett, president and CEO of Parkview Health.

The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons on Huntington University’s campus with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

At the dinner, Packnett, who joined Parkview Health in June 2006, will speak about Vision 2020, an initiative to improve northeast Indiana by 2020 through improved businesses, education, infrastructure and the general quality of life for residents. Business leaders, educators, foundations and government entities have come together for this plan to develop a compelling and actionable vision with immediate and long-term strategies for improving the economic vitality of the 10-county northeast Indiana region.

Also at the dinner, the Foundation will present its 2010 Distinguished Service Award. The Huntington University Foundation established this award in 2002 to recognize individuals or organizations that embody the principles associated with the mission of Huntington University. Recipients give substance and credence to the university’s beliefs, serve as effective role models for students and receive recognition for the tremendous contribution they make to the Huntington County community.

Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships. The foundation also supports community arts events.

To register for the dinner, contact Barb Baker at (260) 359-4069 or bbaker@huntington.edu. The cost is $25 per person, or tables of eight may be reserved for $160. The registration deadline is Sept. 21. Payment should be sent to the Huntington University Foundation, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, IN 46750.
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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