AU seniors Laura Boltz and Mark Price were recently awarded the Stevenson Outstanding Student Award for their academic achievement. As outstanding students, Boltz and Price were selected for the $2,500 award by Dr. Blake Janutolo, dean of the College of Science and Humanities, and the biology faculty. The Stevenson Award is made possible through a gift by Dr. Jerry and Patricia Stevenson.
Boltz is from Greentown, Indiana. She is majoring in Biology, with a Psychology minor. At AU, she is a member of Sigma Zeta, an honor society for science and math, and the Pre-Professional Health Club. Through Sigma Zeta, she is involved in planning and executing a science homeschooling program. After she graduates, Boltz plans to attend Indiana University Medical School this fall.
Price is double majoring in Biology, Chemistry. He is from Massillon, Ohio. Price is a member of track team, Sigma Zeta and Alpha Chi honors societies, Novus Dux and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. After graduation Price plans to attend either Ohio State University or Case Western Medical School. Over the summer, he will go on a cross-country bicycle trip to California to raise money for the ALS Association, which works with people living with Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Dr. Jerry Stevenson received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Findlay in 1953, a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University in 1956, and an M.D. from The Ohio State University in 1960. In addition, Dr. Stevenson served as corporal for the Army and a lieutenant commander for the United States Public Health Service.
Patricia Stevenson attended both Anderson University and The Ohio State University, where she pursued an interest in occupational therapy and worked as a technician in the university’s Pathology Department.
From 1965-70, Dr. Stevenson served as Chair of the Biology Department at Anderson University. He was instrumental in building the current curriculum for the department and bringing distinction to the university’s pre-medical program. He worked full-time in the Pathology Department at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson from approximately 1970 to 1997.
Dr. Jerry and Patricia Stevenson currently reside in Estes Park, Colo. The couple has two children and four grandchildren.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.