Huntington University to host Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 5-6

Three alumni to be recognized
 Dr. David Nicholls, Huntington University alumni 
Dr. David Nicholls
 Jeff Edgel, Huntington University alumni 
Jeff Edgel
 Brooks Fetters, Huntington University alumni 
Brooks Fetters

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University will “Remember the Past, Live Today, and Embrace the Future” at Homecoming & Family Weekend this year Oct. 5-6. Festivities will include alumni awards, department and five-year class reunions, a parade through the center of campus, coronation and the annual Davis Hall Follies, among other activities.

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Huntington will recognize three alumni for their achievements in their professions or other areas of service since graduation. The university will honor Dr. David Nicholls, Jeff Edgel and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters. The award ceremony will take place at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 6 in the fieldhouse of the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Nicholls, a 1972 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in business education, will be honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Citation for his many years of dedication to educating young people and now for his dedication to ministry. He has more than 30 years as a teacher, administrator and superintendent, and is now the executive pastor at New Hope Community Church in Bryan, Ohio.

Edgel, a 2004 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, will be honored with the 2012 Young Alumnus Award for his music ministry and his promotion of the university. Edgel is a member of the Christian rock band Attaboy. Through the band, Edgel ministers to teens around the country as well as promoting HU through his own testament.

Fetters is a 1981 graduate of Huntington with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He later returned to Huntington to earn a Master of Christian Ministry degree in pastoral ministries in 1987. He will be honored with the 2012 Alumnus of the Year award for his leadership in the community and his support of the university. Fetters worked as a funeral director in the Huntington community for many years, and was elected mayor in January. He previously served as the president of the HU Foundation Board and was a member of the university’s Board of Trustees.

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 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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