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Student Ambassador Program

The Front Line Foresters represent Huntington University at various events on and off campus. They represent the best and brightest of the student body of Huntington University.

Purpose

  • To represent the HU student body to alumni, family, and friends of HU
  • Express gratitude and appreciation to donors
  • Provide meaningful networking opportunities 

Goals

  • Discover and develop who students are as individuals and followers of Christ as it relates to leadership, higher education, fundraising, generosity, and gratitude
  • Gain an understanding of how the Advancement Office operates on a day-to-day basis and as a larger function of the University
  • Grow in effective conversational and interpersonal skills by interacting with staff, faculty, and alumni of the University
  • Learn basic philanthropic principles and how that connects to fundraising
  • Gain hands-on experience working with professionals by collaborating on projects

Student ambassadors for Huntington University exhibit internal gratitude toward God for the gifts and talents that He has given them. They also exhibit external gratitude towards those who have supported and impacted their lives or the lives of others. (James 1:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Hannah Britton

Hannah Britton is a senior from Saginaw, Michigan. She is majoring in Christian Ministry and minoring in Broadcasting. In previous years, Hannah has served as a CMC to Roush 3rd. She has also been an Alpha Group Mentor for the last two years and currently serves as the Women’s Soccer Team manager. Something that not many people know about her is that she loves goats and would like to own a lot of farm animals one day! She appreciates being a Front Line Forester because she gets to express her thankfulness and love for HU.

“My time here has been such a testament to God’s faithfulness and grace to me, and I love sharing and showing that to others. In return I enjoy hearing them share their stories and seeing how they can inspire others,” she said.

Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 63:3. “Because of your steadfast love is better than my life, my lips will praise you.” 

Mark Dold

Mark Dold is a junior from Monticello, Indiana. However, a little known fact about him is that he was born in Mountain View, California. He is majoring in Biblical Studies, History and Philosophy. Mark has several involvements on campus, including: an RA position on Baker 2nd, tutoring Greek and the Huntington University Honors Program.

He says that, “being able to help students by showing donors the impact of their giving” is the most enjoyable aspect of being a Front Line Forester.

Mark’s favorite Bible verse is James 3:13. “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” 

Jacob Hansen

Jacob Hansen is a junior from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is majoring in Mathematics and is on the Huntington Foresters baseball team. Jacob enjoys being a Front Line Forester because it gives him the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at Huntington University.

“Being able to show appreciation and gratitude within a leadership position here on campus for all the things that makes HU an amazing place is something that I am truly honored to be able to do,” he said.

His favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 

Troy Hester

Troy Hester is a senior from Liberty Center, Ohio. He is majoring in Graphic Design with minors in Fine Art and Museum Studies. He is a member of the HU Men’s Varsity Soccer team, Kappa Pi (Art and Design Fraternity), and is a RA on campus. A little known fact about Troy is that he graduated from high school with a class of only 12 students.

He enjoys being a Front Line Forester because he gets to “meet, interact, and personally thank donors for their generosity that affects so many people at HU.”

Troy’s favorite Bible verse is Matthew 5:16. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.”

Junoh Kim

Junoh Kim is a senior from Seoul, South Korea. He is majoring in Accounting, Economics and Finance. In his free time he is involved in Joyful Noise and the International Student Council. He loves Korean food and getting to know great people as a Front Line Forester.

Junoh’s Favorite Bible verse is Habakkuk 3:17-18. "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior."

Natania Kim

Natania Kim is a senior from Zion, Illinois. She is majoring in Social Work with a minor in Exceptional Populations. She is involved with several aspects of the community such as the ABLE program, Hospice volunteer work and as a Huntington Alpha Group Mentor. She thinks that it’s great to be a Front Line Forester because she gets to “work with other students who deeply care about the campus and their faith. I get to recognize those who have supported me and the rest of the student body. It doesn’t get much better than that,” she said.

Her favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:16-17. “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” 

Matéa Knispel

Matéa Knispel is a junior from Churubusco, Indiana. She is majoring in Pre-med and Biology with a minor in Psychology. Her on campus involvements include: the HU Women’s Soccer team, Undignified and Joyful Noise. A little known fact about Matéa is that the only item left on her bucket list is to “jump on a moving train ....a reeeally slow one.” She thinks the greatest thing about being a Front Line Forester is having the opportunity to show gratitude towards the donors who have impacted her with their generosity. Her favorite Bible verse is Exodus 14:14. "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." 

Kathleen Morrical

Kathleen Morrical is a junior from Goshen, Indiana. She is majoring in Psychology and Sociology. Kathleen is an RA and an Admissions office/Tour guide on campus. She is an active leader at Life church and was on the India team for a three week missions trip in 2017. She enjoys being a Front Line Forester because you get to create so many “close, faith-driven relationships not only with the other students, but also with the advancement staff and donors.” One of her favorite Bible verses is Romans 12:12. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” 

Derek Nichols

Derek Nichols is a junior from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He is majoring in Elementary, Special and Math Education. He is a statistician for the basketball and soccer teams and he is also a RA. A little known fact about Derek is that he dreams of playing water polo in the Olympics. He loves having the opportunity to serve as a Front Line Forester alongside leaders “who all have the same goal of making Huntington University the best it can be.”

His favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 16:3. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Madison Riley

Madison Riley is a senior from Goshen, Indiana. She is majoring in Agribusiness Management and Agribusiness Marketing. Madison is the President of the HU Indiana Farm Bureau Collegiate Chapter and is on the Agriculture Advisory Council. She is also a Student Representative and a RA on Meadows 3rd. Madison loves being a Front Line Forester because she feels “blessed to have the opportunity to interact with the people who have so generously given their prayers and financial support to the Huntington University students.” She also appreciates being able to share her story and how donors have directly impacted her college experience.

Her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 5:14-16. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.