University launches student ambassador program

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2012-09-20
 Kyle Geiss, Huntington University, a Christian college  Lance Wood, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Kyle GeissLance Wood
Stephanie Morin, Huntington University, a Christian college Will Stauffer, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Stephanie MorinWill Stauffer
 Becca Perhai, Huntington University, a Christian college  James Parker, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Becca PerhaiJames Parker
 Antonio Castillo, Huntington University, a Christian college  Jake Essig, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Antonio CastilloJake Essig
  Brian Menzie, Huntington University, a Christian college 
 Brian Menzie

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University has launched a student ambassador program to represent the student body to alumni, family and friends of HU.

Nine students will serve as Front Line Foresters this year by hosting Foundation Breakfasts, participating in Prayer Ministry luncheons, hosting Homecoming & Family Weekend events, welcoming the Board of Trustees to meetings, and showing appreciation to donors with thank you calls and letters.

The goal is to have these Front Line Foresters grow in character through interactions with various professionals as they fulfill their duties as student ambassadors. They will develop leadership skills, gratitude and interpersonal skills as well as gain a basic knowledge of philanthropy and the workings of the Advancement Office at HU.

“Since beginning my role in advancement more than a year ago, I’ve had a strong desire to engage with and involve students in a more significant way in donor relations,” said Vince Haupert, vice president for advancement. “We asked our esteemed faculty to recommend students to us that are spiritually grounded, academically successful and display a professional demeanor. We certainly didn’t lack for qualified students.”

HU’s Front Line Foresters are junior Kyle Geiss, senior Lance Wood, junior Stephanie Morin, junior Will Stauffer, sophomore Becca Perhai, junior James Parker, sophomore Antonio Castillo, junior Jake Essig and sophomore Brian Menzie.

 

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 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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