Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Foundation honored Emmaline “Emmy” Purviance Henn with the Distinguished Service Award at its annual dinner Monday.
The foundation established this award in 2002 to recognize individuals or organizations that embody the principles associated with the mission of Huntington University. Recipients give substance and credence to the university’s beliefs, serve as effective role models for students and receive recognition for the tremendous contribution they make to the Huntington County community.
Henn was honored for her "outstanding leadership and service in Huntington County." She has served on the Central School Parent-Teacher Association, Tri Kappa, and the boards of directors for the Huntington University Foundation, the Huntington County Boys and Girls Club, the March of Dimes, the Huntington Historic Review Board, and Huntington Alert.
Henn’s other recognitions include an honorary doctorate in public service from Huntington University, Huntington County Citizen of the Year, the Sagamore of the Wabash award and Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe.
The keynote speaker for the dinner was Melissa Montana, CEO/president of STAR Educational Media Network. Montana’s presentation was titled “Embracing the Future with Hope and Promise.”
Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships. The foundation also supports community arts events.