Category: Alumni

Alumni, Legacy, Spiritual Life

Grit in Boringness of Life

When I think about the word grit, I think about sand. Not the sparkling tropical beach variety. I picture the lake in the middle of Indiana kind of sand — mostly small rocks that aren’t quite smooth mixed with dirt and clay. Commonplace, and probably not pristine. If you walk through gritty sand like this, you’ll feel it dig into your flip-flops and come away with dusty traces on your feet.
Alumni, Legacy, Student Life

Root-Level Community

When we first talked with alumni about the Spirit of a Forester concept and what the traits of a Forester could be, we knew one word would come up often: community. We knew this because alumni have been talking about HU’s strong sense of community since the very beginning.
Alumni, Career Opportunities, Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy, Student Success

Returning Home to Lay the Groundwork for a Dementia Friendly Community

Recently, an occupational therapy doctoral student lived her dream to return to her home community and give back to those who provided her with support. Her goal was to lay the foundation for an inclusive community for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Abigail Saxman Muhlenkamp worked for fourteen weeks to successfully complete educational requirements for her doctoral capstone.
Alumni, HU History, Legacy

Are you sharing your legacy plans with those you love?

The end of a calendar year typically brings a time of reflection on how one we have best impacted those around us. According to Network for Good, 31% of annual giving occurs in December, with 12% of those contributions happening in the last three days of the year. You may fall into that category. As you consider your year-end giving, I hope you find great joy in the process. I hope it helps you create a legacy at a nonprofit organization that has significant meaning for you. And I also hope you are sharing this information with those you love.
Alumni, Graduate Programs, Online Programs

Lessons in Leadership Coaching

Getting involved in the coaching program at Huntington University can help you grow as a leader and provide skills to enhance your leadership. You will learn how to supervise adequately and empower staff. This program inspires people to have lasting growth. Begin earning your Coaching Certificate with Huntington University today.

Phonathon: Calling the Forest

Huntington University students can tap into a wide range of on-campus jobs or extracurricular activities during the academic year. One of those opportunities is signing up to be a Forester Fund Phonathon Caller. Twice a year, students rally together in Phonathon Command Central and ask fans of HU to make a gift to the Forester Fund student scholarship program. While raising funds is a primary focus for this on-campus job, students gain so much more because of the people with whom they speak.
Alumni, Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy

HU OTD Grad Reflects on Path to Mayo Clinic

Huntington University Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Class of 2021 graduate Emily Rinaldi reflects on her time at HU and how it helped prepare her for fieldwork after graduation. For more information about Huntington University’s OTD program, visit
Alumni, Career Opportunities, Language & Communication , Majors/Programs

Skills From English Classes That Professionals Use Every Day

As a content developer, I’m living the dream of getting paid to write. I have a traditional 8-to-5 office job that includes lots of emails, Word documents, and meetings, and I like it that way. In a given day, I could write a five-word billboard slogan and a 650-word feature story for a magazine, but whatever the word count, I am putting my skills as a former English major to work daily.
Alumni, Majors/Programs, Performing & Digital Arts


A great movie starts with a great story. Nail-biting events and a twist or two have kept moviegoers on the edge of their seats for decades. Here are some tips from Huntington University alumnus and screenwriter Nathan Hartman about the most important element in a screenplay: conflict.