West and James are February recipients of Huntington University Peer Awards


Beth West (left, photo on left) received the Huntington University Peer Award for February from Pam Rudy (right). Deb James (left, photo on right) received the same award from Sara Baldwin. Photo provided.

The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for February are Beth West, education department secretary, and Deb James, financial aid secretary.

West was recognized by Pam Rudy, administrative assistant to the vice president for business and finance, because of the tireless work that she does for students.

"She is very much appreciated by the students and faculty in the education department and has worked tirelessly to help provide a peaceful working and learning environment for them," Rudy said. "Her willingness to do what it takes for our accreditation process and her attention to detail are just a few of the things that make her stand out among the rest."

James was recognized by Sara Baldwin, graduate and Professional Programs admissions consultant, for her patience and kindness in working with fellow employees.

"Deb James has been a huge help to me in my first year at Huntington University," Baldwin said. "Deb and I work together frequently to coordinate the financial needs of prospective students.  She is always patient and kind with me even when I've called her for the fifth time that day to ask a question or get an update on a specific student. She puts a lot of time and care into her work with students and makes their start at Huntington University a great experience."

The Peer Award, which began in 2003, promotes recognition of the outstanding efforts of Huntington University faculty and staff members. Award winners are chosen and recognized each month by their peers.