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Andrew Hoffman to speak at HU

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011

Andrew Hoffman, executive director of NeighborLink Fort Wayne and the NeighborLink Network, will be the featured speaker at the Forester Lecture Series on Thursday, September 22. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Along with leading NeighborLink, a faith-based, non-profit organization that promotes community activism through “neighborly love,” Hoffman is a 2003 graduate of Huntington University, the 2010 HU Young Alumnus of the Year, a 2011 Northeast Indiana 40 Under 40 recipient and a member of Christian Community Development Association’s Emerging Leader Cohort.

His presentation, titled “Yes, You Can Do That,” will address the ways in which social media and Web 2.0 have enhanced the ability of movement builders to impact the world. He will share his story of his radical worldview shift that led to a career change and a wholesale lifestyle transformation. His efforts to mobilize a grassroots, faith-based non-profit utilizing a web-based environment offers a model for others who aspire to similar forms of social entrepreneurship.

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The Forester Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of history at Huntington University. For more information, contact Webb at (260) 359-4243.