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Shuttleworth recognized with HU award

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

The Huntington University Foundation honored local community member Carol Shuttleworth on Wednesday, November 12, with the Distinguished Service Award. She was recognized with a framed citation during the November foundation breakfast.

“Carol’s involvement and leadership within the community and at Huntington University is highly regarded serving as an inspiration for others,” said Ed Vessels, HU Foundation president. “Carol’s commitment to the greater community represents exactly what the Huntington University Foundation Distinguished Service Award embodies. The foundation nominating committee is thrilled to recognize and honor her extensive civic and Huntington University servant leadership.”

The award was established in 2002 to honor an individual or organization whose life or mission embodies the principles associated with the mission of the university. Recipients are chosen because they give substance and credence to HU’s beliefs, serve as an effective role model for students and contribute greatly to the Huntington community.

The leadership and guidance of Shuttleworth is evident in countless ways at HU. She served as a member of the Huntington University Board of Trustees for 17 years from 1988-1993 and 1997-2009. She has strongly supported the arts at the university as a member of the Merillat Centre for the Arts board of directors and underwritten a number of events, including performances by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Fort Wayne Ballet. Shuttleworth’s involvement extended to the Huntington University Foundation as a board member from 1983-1988.

“Carol Shuttleworth exemplifies leading by example in her service to Huntington University and the surrounding community,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “Carol’s long service as a member of the university’s board of trustees and continued philanthropic spirit toward our students in the form of scholarship support and funding for the performing arts demonstrate a selfless commitment to the next generation and to Christian higher education.”

Shuttleworth served as the vice president of marketing at Shuttleworth Inc. and later in her career as president and CEO. When she sold the business in 2011, her many years of faithful service to her employees and the Huntington community set up a solid foundation, and the company remains in operation today.