Two HU students recognized with the PACE Servant Leadership Award

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2011-05-03
Jan Yost presents the award to Miles Allen, right.  
Jan Yost presents the award to Miles Allen, right.
Grace McBrayer presents the award to Mike Megonnell, left.  
Grace McBrayer presents the award to Mike
Megonnell, left.

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Each year, Huntington University students donate thousands of hours to selflessly serve those in the community. Because of their leadership in the area of community and ministry service, two students have been recognized this year with the PACE Servant Leadership Award. The aim of this award is to promote the ideals of servant leadership in the Huntington University community.

Miles Allen, a junior film production major from Roscoe, Ill., was nominated because of his two-year commitment and dedication to the Huntington Kids Club.

In his nomination, it was noted that “Huntington Kids Club would struggle to conduct weekly meetings without the volunteer help of Huntington University students like Miles. When a student commits to more than one year, that gives some continuity to the children that attend. He is someone that the director can count on when help is needed.”

Mike Megonnell, a junior mathematics education major from York Springs, Pa., was nominated because of his commitment to serve and his commitment to Christ Jesus.

“Your outward involvement in service is to be commended, but more importantly, your commitment and heart for the Lord is so very evident. You certainly epitomize what it means to be a servant leader,” his nomination said.

The students were recognized at the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service Appreciation Banquet on April 28.

In partnership with PACE (President’s Advisory Council on Excellence) and Moore Foundations, Huntington University has established the HU Servant Leadership Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership in the area of community and ministry service. Only juniors with a 2.5 GPA or above are eligible for consideration. Students are awarded a $1,000 prize where the recipients receive $750 and are asked to designate $250 to the charity of their choice. Allen chose Japan Tsunami Relief, and Megonnell chose Love Inc.

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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