Huntington University honors 216 graduates

Huntington, Ind.—Today, Huntington University honored 216 graduates from the class of 2008. The university’s 110th commencement service took place at 3 p.m., with Dr. Jerry Jenkins, best-selling author, delivering the commencement address.

Dr. Luke Fetters, associate professor of ministry and missions, gave the baccalaureate sermon to graduates and their parents at 10:30 a.m.

Huntington University awarded the Master of Arts degree, the Master of Education degree, the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership, the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Music degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, Bachelor of Social Work degree and the Associate of Science degree.

Dr. Luke Fetters addresses the class of 2008.
Honorary degrees also were given to Jenkins, the Rev. Russell and Nellie Birdsall, and the Rev. Owen Gordon.

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Sandra Rufener graduated with a Master of Arts degree in counseling ministries while her daughter, Mary Rufener, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in educational ministries. They are from Lima, Ohio. 
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. 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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