Smith receives national service award

Huntington, Ind.—Martha Smith, assistant dean of student development at Huntington University, recently received the Don Boender Distinguished Service Award. The award, given by the Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD), honors a professional in the field of student development who has 20-plus years of service and has made important contributions in the field of Christian student development.

“We here at Huntington are fortunate to have Martha as a member of our staff, and this award affirms her valued contribution to the field of Christian student development,” said Ron Coffey, vice president for student development at Huntington. “We are proud of Martha and congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award from ACSD.”

Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Public Communications from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Indiana University. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and has earned the LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counseling). Smith has been employed at Huntington University for 17 years.

Smith received the award at the annual ACSD conference which was hosted by George Fox University in Newburg, Ore. Over 700 student development professionals were in attendance. Norris Friesen, vice president and dean of Huntington University, received the award two years ago.

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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 top comprehensive 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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