Pathfinder Services recognized with 2012 Distinguished Service Award



Shown above is, left to right, Diana Laux (Pathfinder Services); Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of Huntington University; John Niederman, president of Pathfinder Services; Ed Vessels, HU Foundation Board president; and Sandy Wing (Pathfinder Services).
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University Foundation presented Pathfinder Services Inc. with the 2012 Distinguished Service Award at Thursday evening’s annual dinner.

The Huntington University Foundation established this award in 2002 to recognize individuals or organizations that embody the principles associated with the mission of the university. Recipients are chosen because they give substance and credence to the university’s beliefs, make significant contributions to the Huntington County community and serve as effective role models for students.

Begun in 1966, Pathfinder Services Inc. aims to create a community in which all people are valued and accepted. Through divisions such as Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Pathfinder Community Supports, Pathfinder Community Connections, Pathfinder Resource Connection, Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing, and Amramp, Pathfinder Services is helping those with developmental or economic challenges achieve independence and inclusion in society. Based in Huntington, Pathfinder serves Northeast Indiana with offices in Huntington, Allen, Marshall, Wabash and Whitley counties.

Pathfinder Services has created opportunities for Huntington students through employment and internships as well as providing a connection where Huntington faculty and staff can serve the organization on boards, committees and through other volunteer opportunities.

The award was presented to Pathfinder Services President John Niederman at the annual Foundation dinner.

Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships.


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 a “Best Midwestern College.” 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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