Huntington, Ind.— Two Huntington College students received the Huntington College Servant Leadership Award, in partnership with the Barney II and Moore Foundations, at the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service (JMC) Banquet April 29, 2004. Anna Geivett and Laura Petery received the award which recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership in the area of community and ministry service.
Students were nominated by staff, faculty, and peers and had to be juniors with a 2.5 grade point average or above to be eligible. Two $1000 awards were granted from which recipients were asked to designate $250 to the charity of their choice.
“We’re grateful to the Barney Foundation for giving Huntington College the opportunity to recognize two outstanding students who have displayed leadership qualities through their many acts of service,” said Joanne Miller, Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service Advisor. “Leadership is all about serving others and these two students have been wonderful examples of servant leadership to our campus and the surrounding community.”
Geivett is a recreation management major from Ionia, Mich. She has chosen to donate $250 to World Vision International. At Huntington College, Geivett has served with the Global Vision student organization as president and as coordinator for mission emphasis week. She has traveled to Utila, Honduras and Jamaica for mission trips and has been employed as resident assistant, residential conference assistant, and member of the student admissions staff.
Petery is a psychology major from Richmond, Ind. She has chosen to donate $250 to Provision International. At Huntington College, Petery has served with JMC as a volunteer for Bingo Buddies and work days. She has also been a member of mission teams, volunteered at summer camps and taught English as a second language. Other involvements at HC include track, student admissions staff, tutor and resident assistant.
Founded in 1992, the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service has become an integral part of Huntington College campus life. During the 2002-03 school year, the Joe Mertz Center documented more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service contributed by students, faculty and staff.
Huntington College’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service. The Joe Mertz Center aims to involve students in the local community, instill a lifelong tendency toward service, and promote the idea that one person can make a difference. The Joe Mertz Center has been listed as an exemplary program in the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character-Building Colleges.
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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