Welcome to Huntington University! My name is Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, and it is my honor to serve as the 13th president of this great institution. Huntington University celebrates a rich history of faith in Jesus Christ, scholarship and service.
In 2014, we honored Christ, promoted scholarship and exhibited service in many ways. I chose my 5 favorite examples to share with you…
HU continued to be highly ranked by a number of organizations, including U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and Forbes. For the second year in a row, Huntington was named the No. 1 choice in higher education in the Readers' Choice Awards sponsored by Fort Wayne Newspapers. For the third time, HU was acknowledged as a "Military Friendly School" by Victory Media. New in 2014, Educate to Career recognized Huntington as a "Top Economic Value."
Eight of Huntington's 16 athletic teams were represented at 10 national tournaments in 2014 (10 tournaments because track has two, indoor and outdoor).
HU launched its first doctoral program in occupational therapy on August 25, 2014, with a full class of 32 students. That same day, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed August 25 as Huntington University/Occupational Therapy Day in honor of the collaboration between Huntington University, Parkview Health, and the City of Fort Wayne.
The university announced the launch of the Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling, founded by Dr. John Townsend, best-selling author and world-renowned psychologist. The institute will begin offering classes in the fall of 2015.
And finally, 2014 was the year of agriculture at HU! What started as a kernel of an idea has grown into a fulfilled vision with strong roots. The agribusiness program was founded by a $100,000 matching gift from a generous donor. That lead donation, coupled with the Hoosier Grown win, provided momentum for the launch of the university's new Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies in the fall of 2014. Classes start this fall, and we can’t wait!
I’m so proud of everything that HU has done and is doing! 2015 already has been a great year, and we look forward to seeing what the Lord will continue to do in and through HU.
Our prayer at Huntington University comes from Psalm 90:17. Pray with us that God will continue to show favor on us and to establish His work with our hands. Our prayer for you will be that He will give you the desires of your heart as you seek His will for your life.
Dr. Sherilyn R. Emberton