Statement as issued Thursday by Huntington University:
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Each year, Huntington University students donate thousands of hours to selflessly serve those in the community. Because of their leadership in the area of community and ministry service, two students have been recognized this year with the PACE Servant Leadership Award. The aim of this award is to promote the ideals of servant leadership in the Huntington University community.
This year, Liz Smith, a junior psychology and sociology major from Berne, Ind., and Jessica Krause, a junior psychology major from Waseca, Minn., were recognized. Smith was nominated by Barb Thompson and Cindy Geders of the HU president’s office. Krause was nominated by HU alum Taylor Zeman. Both were nominated for their character of service in volunteering through on-campus activities as well as in the community.
The students were recognized at the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service Appreciation Banquet on April 26.
In partnership with PACE (President’s Advisory Council on Excellence) and Moore Foundations, Huntington University has established the HU Servant Leadership Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership in the area of community and ministry service. Only juniors with a 2.5 GPA or above are eligible for consideration. Students are awarded a $1,000 prize where the recipients receive $750 and are asked to designate $250 to the charity of their choice.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).