FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
HUNTINGTON, Ind. The 42nd annual Huntington University Forester Night celebrated the accomplishments of students from across campus, as well as the recognition of the Foresters of the Year, the 2013 Outstanding Scholar Award, the Impact Initiative Scholarship and the Professor of the Year. The event was held May 7.
|Andrew Malloy, a senior business management major from New Palestine, Ind., was named the Male Forester of the Year.|
|Samantha Brown, a senior psychology major from Huntington, Ind., was named the Female Forester of the Year.|
Foresters of the Year are voted on by the Huntington University student body.
The 2013 Outstanding Scholar Award was given to Abbey Wise, an elementary education and middle-grades social studies major from Frankfort, Ill. This award is given by vote of fellow Alpha Chi members to the outstanding graduate in the Indiana Beta chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society at Huntington University.
Dr. Dwight Brautigam, professor of history and Dr. Luke Fetters, professor of ministry and missions, were both named the 2013 Professor of the Year.
|Brautigam has been at HU since 1987. He received his Ph.D. in British
and early modern European history from the University of Rochester and
specializes in 17th century English political and religious history.
Brautigam also serves as the Treasurer of the Conference on Faith and
History, a professional organization for Christian historians, and is a
frequent participant in that organization's professional meetings.|
|Fetters has taught at HU since 2000. He received his BA and MCM from HU
and his master's in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College Graduate
School. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Education in Adult,
Higher and Community Education from Ball State University. In addition
to teaching, Fetters has served the Church of the United Brethren in
Christ in a wide variety of ministry roles. He is also the founder and
director of the Institute for TESOL Studies at HU, leads teacher
training teams to southern China each summer and is the faculty adviser
to Global Vision, the student missions fellowship at Huntington
The 2013 Impact Initiative Scholarship was given to Abby Goering, a junior social work major from Carol Spring, Ill. The award is presented by the Student Senate to a student who has had an impact on the university and the greater community. The student receives a $1,000 scholarship for his or her junior and senior years.
Twenty seniors were also honored by their respective departments with Outstanding Senior Awards. The Outstanding Senior Awards are voted on by faculty. Recipients were presented plaques for their accomplishments at Forester Night.
Departmental recipients included:
|Art: Sarah Stine, an art education major from Huntington, Ind.|
|Bible and Religion: Zen Hess, a Bible and religion major from Andrews, Ind.|
|Biology: Gaynel Nave, a biology major from Huntington, Ind.|
|Business & Economics: Jamon Hammel, an accounting and business management major from Andrews, Ind.|
|Chemistry: Kaitlyn Renfrew, a chemistry pre-med student from Fremont, Ind.|
|Communication: Jessica Emmert, a journalism major from Tallahassee, Fla.|
|Computer Science: Valerie Van Ee, a computer science major from Eldridge, Iowa.|
|Animation: Aaron Bullen, an animation major from Huntington, Ind.|
|Broadcasting: Leah Smith, a broadcasting major from Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|Film: Anthony Frederick, a film major from Portage, Ind.|
|Education: Abbey Wise, an elementary education and middle-grades social studies major from Frankfort, Ill.|
|English & Modern Language: Joelle Kriebel, an English major from Brookston, Ind.|
|Exercise Science: Randee Bushnell, an exercise and movement science major from Lansing, Mich.|
|History & Political Science: Amber Brady, a history major from Syracuse, Ind.|
|History & Political Science: Bradley Barber, a political science major from Peoria, Ill.|
|Ministry & Missions: Laura Stuckey, a children's ministry major from West Lafayette, Ohio.|
|Music: Gage Waltz, a music with emphasis in business major from Rochester, Ind.|
|Nursing: Aaron Wells, a nursing major from Marion, Ind.|
|Philosophy: Kyle Garberson, a philosophy major from Winona Lake, Ind.|
|Psychology: Alexandra Strawhun, a psychology major from Moscow Mills, Mo.|
|Social Work: Amanda Shoup, a social work major from Angola, Ind.|
|Sociology: Liz Smith, a sociology and psychology major from Berne, Ind.|
|Theater Arts: Ashley Pifer, a theater design and technology major from Sylvania, Ohio.|