The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Business

November 16, 2013

Bird wins community award from Anderson University

ANDERSON, Ind. — Herald Bulletin Publisher Henry Bird received the William P. Riethmiller Community Partnership Award Saturday night from Anderson University.

The award was part of the annual President’s Dinner for fellows and sponsors at Anderson University. The dinner is a chance for the school to honor community members who have made a positive impact on the campus and beyond.

This year, Bird was specifically honored for the work he has done with several organizations in Anderson beyond the school. AU President James Edwards introduced Bird to a room in the Olt Student Center filled with 275 guests.

Edwards touched on Bird’s history, specfically noting that he came to Indiana in 1992, around the same time Edwards took over as president.

“Our friendship started there,” Edwards said.

He said wherever Bird went, from Ireland to Montana to Wisconsin and finally to Indiana, he always served the community. In the Anderson area, Edwards mentioned Bird’s work with the United Way, Special Olympics and the YMCA, just to name a few.

“Henry has been an active community leader,” Edwards said. “Thank you for your tireless support of the community. We would not be the same community without so much caring.”

Bird thanked Edwards and everyone else in the room.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award,” Bird said. “Especially when I look at all those that have won this award before me.”

He said he was lucky to live in a place like Anderson, which has a strong sense of community involvement thanks to the school.

“We are blessed to have this incredible jewel of Anderson University in this town,” Bird said. “I’ve always been amazed with how involved everyone on this campus is.”

The dinner was also a time for Edwards to address some of the changes that have been going on at the university in the last few weeks. Recently, it was announced the school would be cutting three majors.

Edwards assured those in the room that the school was fine and would continue to grow down the road. Although three majors are leaving, he specifically mentioned the growth of the nursing and engineering programs as signs the school would continue to attract students.

“We have a bright future,” Edwards said. “This school has very deep roots and will continue to flourish.”

Follow Zach Osowski on Twitter @Osowski_THB or call 640-4847.

Text Only
Local Business
  • Travel restrictions on Interstate 69 this weekend During at least the next eight weekends, travel north of Anderson on Interstate 69 will be restricted as damaged concrete is repaired.

    July 22, 2014

  • Senior housing request continued A request for final plat approval for a senior housing development on property near Madison Park Church of God was continued Tuesday. The Anderson Plan Commission could not consider the request because of a lack of a quorum to conduct business.

    July 22, 2014

  • Street Department purchases 2 pickup trucks The Anderson Street Department received approval to buy two Dodge Ram pickup trucks on Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • FEA - HB0722 - SAVI - 1 Staying strong during adversity

    When doctors told Judy Best she had cancer she was shocked, but she never lost hope.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • NWS - HB0721 - 4-H parade 3 - DH Scholarship recipients relish parade acknowledgement

    Taylor Jennings and Shelby Farmer took their last stroll around their hometown Sunday. At least, their last before starting college in the fall.

    July 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • Senior housing sought for Madison Park A senior housing development proposed almost six months ago for the Madison Park Church of God property is now moving forward.

    July 20, 2014

  • Wilkerson, Jesse mug Jesse Wilkerson: Unplug to reconnect I am inspired and influenced by people in our community who are creating a legacy of service. These people have disconnected long enough to realize there is more to their life than their job or personal success.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ-HB0720-Coldbeer-TM.jpg Brouhaha over cold beer

    Warm beer lines the shelves inside the Ricker’s BP on Eighth Street less than a foot from a refrigerated section, but the convenience store is not planning to move the beer anytime soon. That’s because a state law prohibits Ricker’s from selling cold beer to customers.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Biz- HB0720 - HP Cycle Ski Biz Profile- TM Business Profile: Cycle shop owners fix-ated on power sport equipment When Mark Hains and Michael Palmieri opened a service and repair shop for power sport equipment, they were prepared to heavily invest in their dreams.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Business People: July 20 A compilation of news items featuring members of the Madison County business community.

    July 19, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide