Students recognized at Honors Chapel for academic achievement

Tue, 2008-04-22 12:41 -- univcomm
April 22, 2008

honors.jpgSix students were in honored in Reardon Auditorium on April 22 for achieving a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their years at Anderson University. Eric Davis, Michelle Deal, Alex Erwin, Aaron Kaczmarek, Mark Price and Melissa Miller all received awards for their outstanding academic achievement.

Eric Davis is a Computer Science major from Anderson, Ind. After graduation Eric will pursue a career with Interactive Intelligence, a software company located in Indianapolis that focuses on business communication.

Michelle Deal is a Nursing major from Fishers, Ind. Michelle plans to enjoy her summer by spending time backpacking and traveling to Egypt and the Grand Canyon. In the fall, she will begin a masters program at Vanderbilt University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Alex Erwin is a Christian Ministries and Mathematics double major from Greenfield, Ind. Upon returning from his last Tri-S trip to Africa after graduation, Alex plans to pursue a career in a nonprofit organization with an emphasis on helping the poor and disenfranchised.

Aaron Kaczmarek is Bible and Religion and History double major from Glendale, Ariz. After graduation Aaron plans to participate in an Americorps program for a year. He will then pursue Masters degree in Theological Studies primarily focusing on the intersection of cultural theories and theology in the urban context.

Mark Price is a Biology and Chemistry double major from Massillon, Ohio. After graduation, Mark will attend either Ohio State University or Case Western Reserve Medical School to pursue a career in medicine. This summer, he will participate in a cross-country bicycle trip from Indiana to California to help raise money for the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) association.

Melissa Miller is a Social Work major from Goshen, Ind. After graduation, she will attend the University of Oklahoma for their advanced standing Master's program in Social Work.

The ceremony also honored outstanding senior athletes, Gwen Kemple, Amanda Nagy, Sean Hudson and Denny Kimmel.

Gwen Kemple competed with the cross country and track team for four years. She won the 5,000 and finished second in the 10,000 in each of the last two HCAC Championships (2006-07). In 2006, she won the 5,000 at the HCAC Track Championships and qualified for the national meet in the 10,000. Kemple has been All-Conference, All-Regional and an All-American in cross country. She won the HCAC championships in cross country in 2004 and 2007. She has been an Academic All-American in both track and cross country and is on the Dean's List at AU. She is an English major from Rushville, Ind.

Amanda Nagy competed with the track team for four years. She won the 100, 200, 400 relay and 1,600 relay at the 2007 HCAC Championships and was named HCAC Track MVP in 2006 after winning the 100, 200, 400 relay and 1,600 relay. In 2006, Nagy qualified for the national meet in the 100. She also won the 100 and 200 at the HCAC Championships in 2005. Nagy currently holds school records in the 55 (7.32), 100 (12.08) and 200 (25.28), 400 relay (49.53), 800 relay and 1,600 relay (4:05.10) team. She is an Athletic Training major from Wickliffe, Ohio.

Sean Hudson competed for four years with the cross country and track teams. He was All-HCAC and All-Regional in 2006 after finishing second at the HCAC Championships and 15th at the Great Lakes Regional. He was All-HCAC in cross country in 2005, finishing second at the HCAC Championships. Hudson qualified for the national meet in the 5,000 in track and is a two-time HCAC champion in the 1,500. He was HCAC Freshman of the Year, All-Regional (25th), Academic All-American and All-HCAC after finishing third at the HCAC cross country meet in 2005. Hudson is a History major from Shelbyville, Ind.

Denny Kimmel led the football team in rushing last year despite playing in only three games before using a medical redshirt. He holds the NCAA Div. III record for career receptions by a running back with 171 and was an All-American and the North Region Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 after rushing for a school-record 1,308 yards and 10 TDs. Kimmel set eight school records in 2005. In 2004, he was 2nd Team All-HCAC after rushing for 785 yards and an HCAC leading 13 TDs, and also caught 44 passes for 317 yards and a TD. Kimmel is a Criminal Justice major from Markleville, Ind.

David Hynds is the Web Content Specialist for Anderson University.

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.