Frame named Staff Member of the Year

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2011-05-10

 

Mike Frame, Huntington University, a Christian college
Mike Frame
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Mike Frame, associate director of athletics and head baseball coach, has been named Huntington University’s 2011 Staff Member of the Year. Earlier this month, Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy, was named the 2011 Professor of the Year.

The Staff Member of the Year award, like the Professor of the Year award, recognizes outstanding service to the university.

Frame, who has been employed by the university for 27 years, was nominated by faculty and staff for the award and was selected by the university’s senior administrators. He was recognized for the award during the annual Celebration of Service banquet on May 9.

In comments read by President G. Blair Dowden, colleagues said that Frame inspires them to do their jobs better. Comments also said that he has “one of the purest hearts and strongest on-going commitments” to see students succeed at Huntington.

“(His) example of commitment, loyalty and passion to serve students has always been one of the best, most consistent and unrelenting efforts that I have seen,” one person wrote.

During Frame’s tenure, the Forester baseball team has captured the Mid-Central Conference title or conference tournament title 13 times, including a recent win over Marian University to secure a bid to the to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round on May 12-16. He has been honored as MCC Coach of the Year five times, and has also been named the NAIA District and Area Coach of the Year. He was named NCCAA District Coach of the Year in 1988, and in 2003 he was inducted into the Huntington University Athletic Hall of Fame. Six years later, he was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame. The Foresters have finished with a 654-533 record during his tenure.
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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