Anderson University juniors Stephanie Brown and Chad Schubert recently received the 2009 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for services on campus and in the community. The awards were made possible by a grant from the Moore Foundation and Barney II Foundation as well as matching funds directed to the university by Anderson University donors.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Robert A. Nicholson, president emeritus of Anderson University. Brown and Schubert were selected by representatives of the Student Life Department to receive this award because of their involvement in service activities. Each student personally received $750 and also designated a charity of their choice to receive $250. Brown has chosen Young Life of Henry County based in New Castle, IN and Schubert selected the Mulunda Miaka Orphanage in Zambia, Africa.
Stephanie Brown is a Sociology and Bible and Religion double major from London, Ohio. Stephanie has been involved on campus through Student Life as a Discipleship Coordinator in Rice Hall and as a current member of the International Student Association. In addition, she serves as a fellow in the Center for Public Service program at Anderson University. Off campus, Stephanie has volunteered with the After School Fun program at Park Place Church of God and has mentored youth as a leader through Young Life of Henry County. It is through these experiences that she has discovered how to build relationship and provide life-changing support and encouragement. Stephanie attends Sharon Mennonite Church in her hometown and Bethany Christian Church in Anderson.
Chad Schubert is a Business Management major from Cincinnati, Ohio. As a student at Anderson University, Chad has been involved in the Varsity Soccer Team, a Resident Assistant through the Department of Student Life, and a member of Students in Free Enterprise. He is also a founder and co-captain of the AU Ultimate Frisbee Club. Chad currently serves as vice president for Global Impact within Students in Free Enterprise. In this role, Chad has directly managed SIFE’s support of the Mulunda Miaka Orphanage in Zambia, Africa – most notably through the “Give a Chicken” program where proceeds from the program are used to help the orphanage become self-sustainable. Chad attends The Mercy House in Anderson during the school year and Northminster Presbyterian Church in his hometown.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,750 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.