Focus on Excellence colloquium to present O’Donnell

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2005-01-18
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College’s RichLyn Library will host Jim O'Donnell, associate professor of business and executive-in-residence at Huntington College, at its Focus on Excellence colloquium. The colloquium will be held in the Johnson Conference Room of the RichLyn Library on Monday, February 7, at 8 p.m. O'Donnell will present a review of his book, Letters for Lizzie, and then discuss the many issues involved in the book's writing and publishing phases. The public is cordially invited to attend. Admission is free of charge.

Upon coming to Huntington in 1994, Jim’s wife, Lizzie, was stricken with life-threatening illness. As a family, they have struggled with cancer, heart failure, kidney failure and other chronic problems, all while keeping faith and sharing their hope with others. Letters for Lizzie, a book about O’Donnell’s experiences of caring for his wife, was published in the spring of 2004.

A former Executive Vice President of Fidelity Investments in Boston, O’Donnell now integrates Christian faith, ethics and values into the realm of business through his teachings. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. He is a certified public accountant and spent several years as an executive in the financial services industry.
 
 Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. 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 College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.
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