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Fetters receives Distinguished Service Award

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Mayor Brooks Fetters received the Huntington University Foundation Distinguished Service Award last evening, September 21 at the foundation’s annual dinner. Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, Huntington University president, honored Fetters with the award, who was surrounded by family and friends.

The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual or an organization whose life or mission embodies the very principles associated with the mission of Huntington University. Fetters is a two-time HU alumni, HU Foundation board member, HU Trustee and has served the Huntington community in a wide range of capacities.

Michael Zahn, Huntington University Foundation president, welcomed those in attendance and led the agenda for the evening. The focus of this year’s event was talent attraction and why northeast Indiana and cities such as Huntington need to retain the talent that they have. John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, was the featured speaker who talked about his journey in reaching his position in Northeast Indiana. Dinner Music was provided by SangJin Woo, HU psychology major.

Peach rose centerpieces and single rose corsages and boutonnieres were present in loving memory of Holly Sale, former HU Foundation president and trustee, who passed away on June 30, 2017. According to a tribute to Sale by Huntington University, “Holly was an advocate for the university and a person of character, kindness, with a deep faith in God. She and husband Mark demonstrated their love of HU by establishing the Mark and Holly Sale Scholarship to make a difference in the lives of HU students.”

The Huntington University Foundation annual dinner brings together foundation supporters, current students supported by the foundation and the local community to celebrate the accomplishments of the foundation. The foundation raises money for Huntington County residents to attend Huntington University.

Shown in the photo is Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University as she presents the Huntington University Foundation Distinguished Service Award to Mayor Brooks Fetters.