Brown and Schultz receive Red Cross scholarship

Huntington, Ind. - As a result of a unique American Red Cross initiative, Huntington University student-athletes, Eric Schultz and Rebekah Brown, were each presented with a $500 scholarship at halftime of a women’s basketball game earlier this month for their commitment to promote the mission of the Red Cross.

Making the check presentation was Sharyn Whitman, CEO of the American Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region, and Cameron Branock, Donor Recruitment Representative.

Thanks to a generous grant from State Frame Insurance, the Red Cross has entered into a partnership program with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to inspire and motivate a new and diverse generation of Red Cross volunteers and leaders by exemplifying the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program. The program is part of a strategy to continue the mission of the Red Cross to save lives by assuring a safe and adequate blood supply for the hospitals and patients served in their communities.

Schultz and Brown helped coordinate a campus blood drive earlier this fall that resulted in the collection of 87 units of blood, the most units collected in a single HU blood drive in the last decade.

Brown, a junior social work major from Converse, Indiana (Oak Hill High School), is a middle hitter on the HU volleyball team. Upon graduation she intends to earn a masters of social work in order to practice equine-assisted psychotherapy.

Schultz, a junior math education major from Palo, Iowa (John F. Kennedy High School), is the Foresters’ short stop on the baseball team. He intends to teach and coach upon graduation.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director