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Posted by: Steve Kimmel

Huntington University students and community leaders attending the Student Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, November 29 include, front row, from left, Victoria Hilderbrand, Valentin Mussi, Hope Eberly, Mateo Ameller del Castillo, Demarus Tawney and Dr. Brock Zehr. Back row, from left, are Phil Truitt, Truitt Law Office; Mark Wolf, First Farmers Bank & Trust; Eric Andrews, HCCSC; Nate Reusser, Reusser Design; Adam Skiles, Huntington University and Trent Wolfe, Kline’s CPA Group.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon to introduce Huntington University students to community leaders. The luncheon was held on Tuesday, November 29 in the community conference room inside the Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center, 32 E. Franklin Street.

The meeting encouraged the students in attendance to network with community leaders. It also helped leaders of the community get to know the students a bit better.

Students attending the event were interested in economics/finance, management, computer science, communications and public relations, accounting, entrepreneurship and pre-law.

Students attending the luncheon included Mateo Ameller del Castillo, Valentin Mussi, Hope Eberly, Demarus Tawney and Victoria Hilderbrand. The community leaders that attended and ‘mentored’ the students were Mark Wolf, senior vice president, First Farmers Bank & Trust; Adam Skiles, chief information officer, Huntington University; Nate Reusser, president, Reusser Design; Trent Wolfe, CPA, partner, Kline CPA Group; Eric Andrews, public relations coordinator, HCCSC and Phil Truitt, attorney, Truitt Law Office. Also attending were Dr. Brock Zehr, Huntington University associate professor of business & economics and MBA program director and Steve Kimmel, director, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon started off by having each person attending introduce themselves and share a little about themselves. Students shared their after-graduation passion and goals. The community leaders shared where they work, education, advice and their path to their current destination.

After lunch the group broke up into smaller and more focused groups where the students asked questions of the leaders. Leaders answered the questions and then asked questions of their own. Everyone felt the time together was well spent, and all would like to be a part of the conversation in the future.