Roush, O’Rourke recognized as February Peer Award recipients

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2012-02-10
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for February are Margaret Roush, director of alumni, and
Peer Award Recipients, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Margaret Roush, right,
with Cindy Geders
Peer Award Recipients, Huntington University, a Christian college
John O'Rourke, left,
with Mary Zellers
John O’Rourke, radio and television supervisor.

The Peer Award, which began in 2003, promotes acknowledgment and recognition of the outstanding efforts of Huntington University faculty and staff members. Award winners are chosen and recognized each month by fellow peers.

Roush was recognized by Cindy Geders, administrative secretary to the president, because her friendly smile and warm welcome.

“Margi has the ability to make others feel comfortable, for her kindness and compassion, and for listening attentively to others. Her enthusiasm for Huntington University is evident,” Geders said.

O’Rourke was recognized by Mary Zellers, costume shop supervisor, because of how he leads with kindness and firmness.

“He is always ready to listen and help with a problem, or give a good chuckle for the day if you need it. He is willing to go above and beyond what is expected with his job, and is well respected by the students and staff,” Zellers said. 
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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