Geders, Zellers recognized as December Peer Award recipients

Peer Award recipients, Huntington University, a Christian college
Cindy Geders, left, receives the award from Amy Johnson.
Peer Award recipients, Huntington University, a Christian college
 Steve Pozezanac, left, passes the award to Mary Zellers on behalf of Justin Spitler.

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for December are Cindy Geders, administrative secretary to the president, and Mary Zellers, costume shop 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.

Geders was recognized by Amy Johnson, mailing services coordinator, because of her kind words and gentle personality.

“Not only do her encouraging words show her kind spirit, but they also offer a great ‘pick me up’ especially when I’m having a difficult day,” Johnson said. “Cindy is a very hardworking employee who will do whatever she can to make someone else’s job easier.”

Zellers was recognized by Justin Spitler, sound and lighting coordinator, because she goes the “extra mile” to help others.

“Mary does an excellent job in the costume shop. She is well respected and loved by the students and always has a smile to give,” the recognition said. “She is an amazing ‘Momma Zellers’ for the (Merillat Centre for the Arts).”

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 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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