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05/26/2001
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service has had a busy year. As a campus community, HC students, staff and faculty, have given nearly 18,000 hours of volunteer service. These hours include volunteer service specifically through the Joe Mertz Center as well as personal hours donated to local churches, organizations and community activities. The community programs the Joe Mertz Center is involved include, but are not limited to, the following:
05/18/2001
Huntington College will graduate its first Associate degree student through the Excel Program this May 19, 2001. Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old manufacturing associate with United Technologies, says, “I am very excited about graduating. I never thought I would make it to this day.”
05/17/2001
Each year Huntington College students select an outstanding member of the faculty to be named “Professor of the Year” and faculty and staff members along with the Senior Leadership Team select one staff member who has earned the right to be titled, “Staff Member of the Year.” This year Dr. Linda Urschel has been named “Professor of the Year” and Mrs. Jennie Bixler has been selected as “Staff Member of the Year.”
05/16/2001
The Huntington College Great Forester Speak off was held May 9 in front of a packed house in the Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. The bi-annual event showcased the persuasive skills of Huntington College’s finest student speakers. Classmates voted participants into the competition based on their outstanding oratorical skills. Each contestant was then evaluated by the judging panel made up of Mike Perkins, Editor of the Huntington Herald Press; Kathleen O’Donnell, director of the Huntington College EXCEL program; and Aaron VanDerVeen, last semester’s winning speaker.
05/11/2001
The 30th annual Huntington College Forester night was held on Tuesday, May 8. This ceremony honors both faculty and students with awards given to Professor of the Year, Dr. Linda Urschel and Foresters of the Year, Molly Deuberry and Dustin Abshire. Departmental awards were also given to an outstanding student from each academic department and students recognized in Who’s Who Among American College Students were honored.
05/11/2001
Sixteen students from Huntington College have been selected as national campus leaders and will be featured in the next edition of Who’s Who among American Universities and Colleges. Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included the names of these students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
05/11/2001
The 30th annual Huntington College Forester night was held on Tuesday, May 8. Dr. Linda Urschel of the English department was named Professor of the year. Seniors Molly Deuberry of Chesterton, Indiana and Dustin Abshire of Brownsburg, Indiana were named Foresters of the Year. Additional honors were given to an outstanding student from each academic department.
05/07/2001
Dr. Christopher Leland will present the annual Faculty Lecture on Thursday, May 10, concluding this year’s Forester Lecture Series at Huntington College. Leland will address “A Remote Existence: Exploring the Challenges of Christianity in a Postmodern Media Culture.” This free presentation will be held in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at 8:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
05/07/2001
Huntington College will award three honorary degrees during the 2001 commencement services on May 19. The Doctor of Divinity degree will be awarded to Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. The Doctor of Public Service will be awarded to HC Alumna and longtime volunteer, Polly Roush. The Doctor of Humanities degree will be awarded to Dr. William Hasker, emeritus professor of philosophy.
05/07/2001
Avant-garde cellist Madeleine Shapiro will present her multimedia program VOICES on Monday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, located on the Huntington College campus.
05/07/2001
Huntington College announced today that Peter Schownir will coach the Forester’s golf team for the 2001-02 year.
05/07/2001
Two Huntington College students received the HC Servant Leadership Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership in the area of community and ministry service. Students are nominated by staff, faculty, and peers and must be juniors with a 2.5 GPA or above to be eligible. Two $1000 awards are granted and recipients are awarded with $750 and asked to designate $250 to the charity of their choice.
05/07/2001
Huntington business leader and entrepreneur Chuck Homier will tell the unique story of Homier Distributing Company at the next breakfast of the Huntington College Foundation. The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 9. Homier, who was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the retail division of Northern Indiana’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition, will also share his thoughts on entrepreneurship.
05/07/2001
Avant-garde cellist Madeleine Shapiro will present her multimedia program VOICES on Monday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, located on the Huntington College campus.
05/07/2001
Two Huntington College students received the HC Servant Leadership Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership in the area of community and ministry service. Students are nominated by staff, faculty, and peers and must be juniors with a 2.5 GPA or above to be eligible. Two $1000 awards are granted and recipients are awarded with $750 and asked to designate $250 to the charity of their choice.
05/03/2001
Huntington College’s Annual One-Act Festival will be this May 3-5 beginning at 8:00 p.m. nightly in the Studio Theatre of the Merrillat Centre for the Arts. The public is invited to this free theatre event featuring two shows back-to-back each night. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early.
05/01/2001
“When you’re too old to learn, you’re too old,” says Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old manufacturing associate with United Technologies. “People should be intentional about adding to their knowledge.”

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