EXCEL honors students, faculty for overall achievements

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University's EXCEL Adult Degree Programs honored 10 students and four faculty members on May 14 for their achievements during the year.

Six students were inducted into the Pinnacle honor society during a luncheon for the students.

The Pinnacle honor society is for non-traditional students at least 23 years-old who have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average and who have demonstrated leadership through community and/or church involvement.

Pinnacle honor society
recipients: From left to
right, Dena Dimond,
Nicholas Neal, Lisa
Miskovich, Robert Love
Jr., Michael Snavley and
William Latta.

The following students were inducted:

For more information about the Pinnacle honor society, visit www.pinnaclespire.org.

EXCEL also recognized four students for outstanding academic achievement. The following students were named valedictorian for earning the highest grade point average or salutatorian for earning the second-highest grade point average in their respective degree programs:

Valedictorian: Jeffrey Walker, a graduate from Columbia City, Ind., who earned an Associate of Science degree in organizational management.
Salutatorian: Nicole Parson, a graduate from Deedsville, Ind., who earned an Associate of Science degree in organizational management.
Bachelor's Valedictorian: Bryan Dillon, a graduate from Wabash, Ind., who earned an Associate of Science degree in organizational management and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
Bachelor's Salutatorian: Michael Myers, a graduate from New Haven, Ind., who earned Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration and not-for-profit leadership .

Finally, EXCEL honored four faculty members. The following were named "Outstanding Faculty" for receiving the most number of votes from the EXCEL student body based on the criteria that they best represented EXCEL's core values of integrity, student support and student learning:

  • Dr. Luke Fetters, associate professor of ministry and missions at Huntington University.
  • Scott Druhot, an adjunct faculty member for EXCEL and director of marketing and educational services for the Orthopaedic Skills Academy at Biomet Orthopedics in Warsaw, Ind.
  • Dale Gerke,an adjunct faculty member for EXCEL and the station manager at Bott Radio Network in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Stan Buck, an adjunct faculty member for EXCEL and the lead pastor at Sonrise Church in Fort Wayne, Ind.

EXCEL offers online and evening classes tailored to the schedule of working adults. Onsite classes are held one night per week, one subject at a time in Huntington, Columbia City and Wabash, Ind. Classes last five to eight weeks and lead to an associate degree in organizational management or Christian ministry. Bachelor's degrees in accounting, business administration, human resource management, marketing, not-for-profit leadership or nursing (RN to BSN) are also available in this adult-friendly format.