HCCF Dorothy Coll scholarships go to quartet of senior students


(From left) Alexander Brown, Rhyan Geiger, Audrey Hiner and Shelby Johnston. Photos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Alexander Brown, Rhyan Geiger, Audrey Hiner and Shelby Johnston have been awarded 2013 Dorothy M. Coll scholarships.

Brown, a graduating senior from Canterbury, will be attending Purdue University to major in engineering.

He is the son of Yvonne and Jeffrey Brown, of Huntington.

Brown's school activities have included fencing, Science Olympiad and theater productions.

He is a 3-year member of the honors list, an independent math tutor during summer break and began a shoe collection and distribution project benefiting inner-city school youth in Fort Wayne.

Geiger, a graduating senior from Norwell High School, will be attending Arizona State University to major in health sciences, with the ultimate career goal of becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.

She is the daughter of Kristi Geiger, of Markle.

Geiger participated in chess club and five sports in high school. Her volunteer activities included 4-H, Youth as Resources, Teen Court, March of Dimes and Relay for Life.

Hiner, a graduating senior from Huntington North, will be attending Butler University, majoring in exploratory studies with the career goal of becoming a physician's assistant.

She is the daughter of Peggy and Gerald Hiner, of Huntington.

Hiner is a National Honor Society member, four-year HNHS softball team member and Scholar Athlete, as well as a member of Campus Life, Natural Helpers and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Johnston, a 2012 graduate of Huntington North, is a sophomore at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, majoring in secondary education: earth and space science.

She is the daughter of Carmin and Mark Johnston, of Andrews.

Johnston's career goal is to teach earth and space science, as well as creative or expository writing.

Johnston has been a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for the past year.

Coll designated that a portion of her estate through a charitable remainder trust be donated to HCCF to establish this scholarship in her name. Its recipients must be residents of Huntington County and full-time college students majoring in a science-related field.

For more information regarding this scholarship or any other scholarships awarded by HCCF, visit the web site at www.hunt ingtonccf.org.