Huntington College listed among the "Fifty Best Christian Places to Work"

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2004-04-28
Huntington College has been named one of "The 50 Best Christian Places to Work" by Christianity Today magazine.

Huntington, Ind.— Christianity Today magazine has named Huntington College one of "The 50 Best Christian Places to Work" in a report of its second annual national workplace survey.

Huntington College placed third in the mid-size Higher Education category. Other finalists in this group, which includes colleges and universities with 151 to 300 employees, included Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, Texas), Belhaven College (Jackson, Miss.), The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Westmont College (Santa Barbara, Calif.), and Simpson College (Redding, Calif.).

The focus of this year’s survey was to find Christian companies where leaders strive to create a climate of trust.

“Successful leaders know that the quality of an organization’s ministry and the quality of internal trust are directly related,” said Al Lopus, executive director of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).

BCWI administered the survey that polled more than 10,000 employees from 107 organizations in a variety of industries. The process began by soliciting self-nominations from interested organizations that had more than 15 employees and a Christian mission. Employees in these organizations were then asked to complete an online survey examining their company’s practices. One hundred twenty-two Huntington College employees participated in this survey.

An independent panel of judges weighed together the averages from the employee scores, the participation rates of every organization’s employees in the survey and information from the management profiles.

The finalists in 12 categories are listed in the May 2004 issue of Christianity Today. For complete details of the survey, see www.christianitytoday.com.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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