HU faculty, students help create United Way fundraising video

Dr. Lance Clark, Huntington University, a Christian collegeHUNTINGTON, Ind. Once again, the work of Dr. Lance Clark is being showcased around northeast Indiana in the LIVE UNITED fundraising film.

The video aims to raise funds for local organizations through the United Way of Huntington County.

Clark, professor of digital media arts film and communication, directed the film with help from several former and current Huntington University students including, Jim Marbach, Ryan Schnurr (2012), Mike Ayers and Tim Bajema. It features community members, including HU faculty and adjunct faculty members Jonathan Hicks and Andre Laird (2011 alum); campus pastor, the Rev. Arthur Wilson (2012 alum); and Clark's own daughter, HU senior Tianna Clark. The project also included insights from three area United Way directors and HU alumni Jenna Strick (2006), Pamela Backer Beckford (1976) and Cheryl Pogorelc (2005).

"The film has a great theme this year as it focuses on all the buttons we push in our lives and how we can really make a difference by getting involved in simple and doable ways," Clark said.

The film can be seen online at

The mission of the United Way of Huntington County is to unite the community through visionary leadership, assessment of needs and the mobilization and dispersion of resources to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Huntington County.