Two students were recently honored for achieving a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their years at Anderson University. Laura Steiner and Loretta Black both graduated through the elementary education department. Steiner, from Maumee, Ohio, plans to move to Colorado Springs after graduation to look for employment. Black, a native of Daytona Beach, Florida, was unable to attend the chapel since her graduation in December. AU also announced the 2005-2006 Male and Female Senior Athletes of the Year at chapel. The recipients were recognized for their academic and athletic achievement during their career at AU. Lacey Heaton and Dwayne Lockridge were this year’s recipients [photo--l to r: Lockridge, Steiner and Heaton].
Heaton, a native of Terre Haute, Ind, is a four-year letter winner in volleyball, including a three-year starter as the Ravens compiled an 87-52 record. She played in 355 games and ranks seventh on the career list in kills (957) and attacks (3,181) and is 10th in service aces (89). As a senior, she led the team in kills (369) and was third in service aces (28). She ranked in the top five in seven different categories during her sophomore and junior years.
In the classroom, Heaton is a social work major, who belongs to the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is currently completing a full-time practicum at the Christian Center’s Mustin Memorial Shelter for homeless women and children.
Lockridge is a four-year letter winner in both football and track and field at AU. In track and field, he is the three-time defending HCAC champion in the shot put and hammer and the current school record-holder in those two plus the indoor weight throw. Lockridge was an indoor All-American in the weight throw in 2006 and has qualified for the indoor and outdoor national meets as both a sophomore and junior. He was also named Team MVP and HCAC Field MVP in 2005.
A native of Indianapolis, Lockridge plans to play in the Canadian Football League before pursuing his career in the criminal justice field.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution 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 in business, music, education, theology and nursing.
— Stefanie Leiter serves as Editor of the Anderson University web site in the office of University Communications