Gray, Killian recognized as November Peer Award recipients

Anita Gray, right, with Shelly Francka 
Joni Killian, right, with Melissa Duffer

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for November are Anita Gray, director of library services, and Joni Killian, adjunct instructor in music.

The Peer Award, which began in 2003, promotes acknowledgment and recognition of the outstanding efforts of Huntington University faculty and staff members. Award winners are chosen and recognized each month by fellow peers.

Gray was recognized by Shelly Francka, director of the Adult Degrees Program, because of her willingness and passion to serve HU students, staff and faculty.

“Her desire to support the HU community is evident in her positive attitude, communication and service. She often exceeds the expectations of students and staff by creating an awareness of available services and resources,” Francka said. “This dedication to support students with their research and various studies is an asset and a blessing to the university.”

Killian was recognized by Melissa Duffer, adjunct instructor in theater and resident choreographer, because of her talent in the HU productions.

“She is a gifted vocalist and musician, and I have observed her tirelessly work with the students in order for them to perform to the best of their abilities,” Duffer said. “She is encouraging, always has a smile on her face and her love for her work constantly shines through. I greatly appreciate her dedication to the students and to music as an art.”

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 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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