iAB Financial Bank gifts $2,500 to HU’s Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies


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News release from the Huntington University:

iAB Financial Bank gifts $2,500 to HU’s Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (March 3, 2015) — iAB Financial Bank has supported Huntington University’s new Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies with a $2,500 gift.

“We are excited about the new Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies and the opportunities it will bring to the economic well-being of our local communities,” said Michael C. Marhenke, president and chief executive officer of iAB Financial Bank. “iAB has brought agribusiness expertise to our local markets for nearly 70 years, and through this new focus, students will be able to gain the professional knowledge necessary for this critical concentration of study. iAB has partnered with Huntington University for many years in a variety of ways, and we are delighted to again assist with this unique endeavor.”

iAB Financial Bank employs approximately 270 people and is an independent, community-owned bank serving four counties in Indiana from 17 locations.

“We are grateful for our many partners who continue to step forward and support the new agribusiness program at Huntington University,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “For years, iAB has been a tremendous collaborator in moving our institution forward. We are so grateful and appreciative of this gift to further the study of agriculture for students in our region.”

Established in the fall of 2014, HU’s Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies promotes a Christian perspective on agriculture, which recognizes a responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation and to examine questions of sustainability and justice.

HU’s agribusiness program, set to enroll students in fall of 2015, is intended to meet the growing need for agribusiness professionals and includes concentrations in agrimanagement, agrimarketing, agrieconomics and finance, agrientrepreneurial small business management, crop production, communication and public policy, and ministry and missions.

For more information about the program, log on to www.huntington.edu/agriculture.


About Huntington University
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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