Q: What brought you to Anderson University? How many years have you been at AU?
A: I've been at AU for 36 years. I am an alumnus of both the undergraduate college and seminary. A literal translation of the Latin phrase alma mater is “fostering mother,” and that captures my undergrad experience here. My professors took me more seriously than I took myself, and I wanted to return to repay some of the debt I owe my alma mater.
Q: How long have you been teaching at Anderson University?
A: Fifteen years. Before I was the dean, I taught the assessment class for the classroom, social studies, children’s literature language, educational psychology, and classroom management. I have also done the seminar for student teachers. In addition to teaching, I am the co-director for the year-long student teachers and the honors programs.Retiring Faculty Q & A: Dr. Jan Fulkerson
Q: How long have you been working at AU and what do you teach?
A: I am completing my twenty- eighth year of teaching at AU. My position is professor of sociology and criminal justice and I also serve as the chair of the department of sociology, social work, criminal justice and family science.
In anticipation of the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp [dates to be announced], Anderson University is seeking 200 individuals to serve as volunteers. The goal of volunteers serving at the camp is to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors. In order to be a volunteer, the following are required:
During her lifetime, Pearl Toon Smith was passionate about Christian education. In her honor, her family established the Billie Roy and Pearl Toon Smith Endowed Christian Education Scholarship, which is awarded each year through the Department of Religious Studies at Anderson University to an outstanding senior. This is the most prestigious scholarship offered through the department.
In memory of their son, Stephen Hamer, Thomas Hamer and Pam Shoot, have made it a point to help other Anderson University students complete their college degrees. This year’s recipient is Ian Lawrence.
Anderson University recently honored Dr. Bruce MacMurray and Kathy Young with John A. Morrison Awards for their commitment and service to AU. In addition, the university presented MOSAIC Awards to Dr. Aleza Beverly and Willi Kant and the Torchbearer Award to Dianna Stankiewicz. The awards were presented May 5 during the university’s annual faculty/staff recognition luncheon.