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Frame named HU staff member of the year

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011

Mike Frame, associate director of athletics and head baseball coach, has been named Huntington University’s 2011 staff member of the year. Earlier this month, Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy, was named the 2011 Professor of the Year.

The Staff Member of the Year award, like the Professor of the Year award, recognizes outstanding service to the university.

Frame, who has been employed by the university for 27 years, was nominated by faculty and staff for the award and was selected by the university’s senior administrators. He was recognized for the award during the annual Celebration of Service banquet on May 9.

In comments read by President G. Blair Dowden, colleagues said that Frame inspires them to do their jobs better. The comments also said that he has “one of the purest hearts and strongest on-going commitments” to see students succeed at Huntington. “(His) example of commitment, loyalty and passion to serve students has always been one of the best, most consistent and unrelenting efforts that I have seen, one person wrote.

During Frame’s tenure, the Forester baseball team has captured the Mid-Central Conference title or conference tournament title 13 times, including a recent win over Marian University to secure a bid to the to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round on May 12-16. He has been honored as MCC Coach of the Year five times, and has also been named the NAIA District and Area Coach of the Year. He was named NCCAA District Coach of the Year in 1988, and in 2003 he was inducted into the Huntington University Athletic Hall of Fame. Six years later, he was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame. The Foresters have finished with a 654-533 record during his tenure.