Indiana newspaper publisher Henry Bird received the William P. Riethmiller Community Partnership Award from Anderson University.
The award was part of the recent President’s Dinner for fellows and sponsors at the university.
The annual dinner is a chance for the school to honor community members who have made a positive impact on the campus and beyond.
Bird, leader of the Herald Bulletin (Anderson) and member of the HSPA Foundation board of directors, was honored for the work he has done with several organizations in Anderson beyond the school.
University President James Edwards spoke about Bird’s service to communities where he has lived in Montana, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Edwards mentioned Bird’s work in the Anderson area with the United Way, Special Olympics and the YMCA.
“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 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.”