Front Line Foresters program begins fifth year

The Huntington University Front Line Forester program began in 2012 as a way to represent the student body to alumni, family and friends of the institution. With the success of the program in the past four years, the university has hired 10 student ambassadors to continue the mission into the 2016-2017 school year. 

Those students are sophomores Natania Adams, a social work major from Zion, Illinois; Hannah Barrett, an elementary and special education major from Delta, Ohio; Leah Ness, an accounting major from Huntington, Indiana; Nicole Pennington, a history education major from Northwood, Ohio; Nick Bond, a biology pre-med major from Fort Wayne, Indiana; Troy Hester, a graphic design major from Liberty Center, Ohio; Jonathon Kane, a film production major from Kendallville, Indiana; and Christopher Reed, a communication studies major from Mokena, Illinois.

Juniors Luke Bates, a biology pre-med major from Willshire, Ohio, and Samantha Bruns, a social work major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, are returning for their second year with the program.

The students will serve by hosting HU Foundation breakfasts, participating in prayer ministry luncheons, hosting Homecoming events, welcoming the Board of Trustees to meetings, and showing appreciation to donors with thank you calls and letters. 

“The Front Line Foresters continue to effectively represent the HU student body as they serve as ‘agents of gratitude’ to our nearly 3,000 annual donors,” said Vincent Haupert, vice president for advancement.

The goal is to have these Front Line Foresters grow in character through interactions with various professionals as they fulfill their duties as student ambassadors. They will develop leadership skills, gratitude and interpersonal skills as well as gain a basic knowledge of philanthropy and the workings of the Advancement Office at the university. 

Photo Caption: Huntington University has hired 10 student ambassadors – Frontline Foresters – who will spend the school year representing the student body to alumni, family and friends of the institution. They are (back row, from left) Troy Hester, of Liberty Center, Ohio; Nick Bond, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Luke Bates, of Willshire, Ohio; Natania Adams, of Zion, Illinois; Samantha Bruns, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; (front row, from left) Jonathon Kane, of Kendallville, Indiana; Christopher Reed, of Mokena, Illinois; Nicole Pennington, of Northwood, Ohio; Leah Ness, of Huntington, Indiana; and Hannah Barrett, of Delta, Ohio.