“We have long admired Lauren’s outstanding work, her professionalism and the way she has pursued her career,” said Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University and member of the Board of Directors for the CCCU. “She certainly is a superb representative of Anderson University’s commitment to impact the world through the talents and commitments of our graduates.”
Christian Higher Education Month is an initiative of the CCCU, and has been officially recognized by Congress with the passage of House Resolution 300 in November 2003. The alumni profile campaign began in 2002. Each year since then, CCCU member campuses nominate their alumni, providing a pool from which the CCCU communications team makes their final selections.
This year’s outstanding alumni represent a wide cross-section of professions, including government and law, arts and entertainment, global impact, science and technology, and business. All 21 alumni highlighted for 2005 credit the unique value of a Christian education. Each alum attributes his or her success to the experiences at a CCCU higher education institution.
Research indicates that in addition to experiencing quality scholarly training, 90 percent of CCCU alumni believe their college helped them develop a sense of purpose in life. Alumni profiles from previous Christian Higher Education Month campaigns will also be available at www.cccu.org/chem. Those profiles include Pastor Rick Warren, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole, recording artists Jars of Clay, Todd and Lisa Beamer, Tony Campolo and many others.
“Intentionally Christian colleges have made enormous gains in recent years – impressive enrollment growth, higher academic scholarship, national recognition for overall quality – which explains why our graduates are making a difference as they engage all sectors of society,” said Bob Andringa, president of CCCU.
For more information about the CCCU of Christina Higher Education Month, please visit the web site at www.cccu.org/CHEM . The web site offers profiles of 21 outstanding alumni from CCCU member institutions as well as stories on trends in Christian higher education.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts university of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in theology, business, nursing and education.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 170 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. There are now 105 member campuses in North America and all are fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 71 affiliate campuses from 24 countries are part of the CCCU. The Council’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. For more information, visit www.cccu.org.