Ben Huntington

Ben Huntington
Ben Huntington

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Educational Background:
BA from the University of Iowa in Journalism & Mass Communication, Family Development Specialist Certification from the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice

Why Community College?:
There are so many opportunities for students with a range academic and career goals. Within our colleges, students have the opportunity to obtain training that will prepare them for high-skilled employment, economically complete their general education requirements en route to a four year degree or even take a class to explore their recreational interests. Students are really able to mold their college experience into what they want it to be. From the start, each of our students is an integral part of our community and as such, they have the ability pursue meaningful, ‘hands on’ opportunities that aren’t always as accessible at a larger college or university.

Best Things About Working with Students:
Seeing them grow while they are with us. I feel blessed to be able work alongside students as they first begin developing their goals and watch them complete significant milestones throughout the year. Every student I meet with has their own set of unique qualities and strengths. I enjoy watching our students build upon those strengths during their time with us as they become more well-rounded individuals and eventual leaders on campus and in their career fields.

Other Information About Me:
After graduating from the University of Iowa, I worked in the promotions department of the St. Paul Saints Baseball club in St. Paul, Minnesota. From there, I worked with local social services agencies--PROMISE JOBS and Community Action of Eastern Iowa. With those organizations, I helped families with economic and social barriers to achieve their personal goals and maximum quality of life.

In my free time, I enjoy watching sports (enthusiastically) and playing sports (poorly). I’m an avid New York Knicks fan. I really enjoy cooking, reading and listening to music. Most importantly, I am blessed with wonderful wife (Tiffany), son (Charlie). daughter (Cecilia) and dog (Lola).

I would love to play a part in your success. Please let me know how I can assist as you pursue your goals.