HU welcomes grad as new alumni/Forester Fund director

Marcy Hawkins

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Huntington University graduate Marcy Hawkins has taken the reigns as the director of alumni relations and director of the Forester Fund.

A 2003 graduate, Hawkins comes to HU having worked as the director of special events for the Arthritis Foundation of Northern Indiana. In addition, she served for nearly seven years as the special events and outreach manager for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.

"This new journey as director of alumni relations and the Forester Fund is truly a calling, and I'm very excited to be back on campus," she said.

Hawkins has a long history with Huntington. She has family members, dating back to the early 1900s, who have graduated from the institution and then built their lives in the community.

"I'm proud to say that my family heritage in this school is strong and grounded," she said.

As the director of alumni relations, Hawkins will work to network with alumni, on and off campus, and help them to build relationships with their alma mater. Also, in directing the Forester Fund, she will work with alumni and friends to help them support HU students through their financial gifts.

"Ultimately, serving in this role allows me the opportunity to share with alumni and friends how their involvement financially and through alumni related projects impacts current students," she said.

"Marcy's professional experience, 'farm girl' work ethic and winning personality will resonate well with our alumni, both young and young at heart," added Vince Haupert, vice president for advancement. "We are so thrilled to have her back at HU, this time as part of the advancement team."