Kriegbaum and Worsham earn top honors at HU


Debra Kriegbaum (right), of Huntington, was named 2013 salutatorian of the bachelor’s degree program in Huntington University’s Professional Programs. With her is Dr. Stephen Holtrop, dean of graduate and professional programs at HU. Photo provided.

Huntington University's Professional Programs honored 13 students and two faculty members on May 18 for their academic achievements during the year.

Four individuals were recognized for outstanding academic achievement as either valedictorian for earning the highest grade point average or salutatorian for earning the second-highest grade point average in their respective degree programs.

Local students honored are:

Salutatorian Debra Kriegbaum, of Huntington, who earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

Valedictorian Robert Worsham, of Huntington, who earned an Associate of Science in organizational management.

In addition, Robin Ness, a 2013 graduate from Huntington who earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting, was inducted into the Pinnacle honor society.

Ness was one of nine students who were inducted into the Pinnacle and Spire honor societies. The Pinnacle (four-year) and Spire (two-year) are honor societies that recognize non-traditional students, ages 23 and older, who have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average and who have demonstrated leadership through community and/or church involvement.