Huntington University to host Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 5-6

Dr. David Nicholls, Huntington University alumni
Dr. David Nicholls
Jeff Edgel, Huntington University alumni
Jeff Edgel
Brooks Fetters, Huntington University alumni
Brooks Fetters

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Huntington University will "Remember the Past, Live Today, and Embrace the Future" at Homecoming & Family Weekend this year Oct. 5-6. Festivities will include alumni awards, department and five-year class reunions, a parade through the center of campus, coronation and the annual Davis Hall Follies, among other activities.

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Huntington will recognize three alumni for their achievements in their professions or other areas of service since graduation. The university will honor Dr. David Nicholls, Jeff Edgel and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters. The award ceremony will take place at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 6 in the fieldhouse of the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Nicholls, a 1972 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in business education, will be honored with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Citation for his many years of dedication to educating young people and now for his dedication to ministry. He has more than 30 years as a teacher, administrator and superintendent, and is now the executive pastor at New Hope Community Church in Bryan, Ohio.

Edgel, a 2004 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education, will be honored with the 2012 Young Alumnus Award for his music ministry and his promotion of the university. Edgel is a member of the Christian rock band Attaboy. Through the band, Edgel ministers to teens around the country as well as promoting HU through his own testament.

Fetters is a 1981 graduate of Huntington with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He later returned to Huntington to earn a Master of Christian Ministry degree in pastoral ministries in 1987. He will be honored with the 2012 Alumnus of the Year award for his leadership in the community and his support of the university. Fetters worked as a funeral director in the Huntington community for many years, and was elected mayor in January. He previously served as the president of the HU Foundation Board and was a member of the university's Board of Trustees.