|Recipient Liz Smith, middle, with Barb Thompson, left, and Cindy Geders, right. |
|Recipient Jessica Krause, left, with HU alum Taylor Zeman. |
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Each year, Huntington University students donate thousands of hours to selflessly serve those in the community. Because of their leadership in the area of community and ministry service, two students have been recognized this year with the PACE Servant Leadership Award. The aim of this award is to promote the ideals of servant leadership in the Huntington University community.
This year, Liz Smith, a junior psychology and sociology major from Berne, Ind., and Jessica Krause, a junior psychology major from Waseca, Minn., were recognized. Smith was nominated by Barb Thompson and Cindy Geders of the HU president’s office. Krause was nominated by HU alum Taylor Zeman. Both were nominated for their character of service in volunteering through on-campus activities as well as in the community.
The students were recognized at the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service Appreciation Banquet on April 26.
In partnership with PACE (President’s Advisory Council on Excellence) and Moore Foundations, Huntington University has established the HU Servant Leadership Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership in the area of community and ministry service. Only juniors with a 2.5 GPA or above are eligible for consideration. Students are awarded a $1,000 prize where the recipients receive $750 and are asked to designate $250 to the charity of their choice.