Anderson University junior Heather Prophet, an accounting major from Pendleton, Ind., was selected to receive the Falls School of Business / Dickmann Scholarship Award at a luncheon on Friday, December 3.
The annual luncheon is made possible through an endowment fund established at the Madison County Community Foundation by Anderson attorney Charles Dickmann and his wife, Hazel. The purpose of the endowment is to support the presentation of an annual entrepreneur award through the Chamber of Commerce and to underwrite annual undergraduate or graduate student scholarships through the AU Falls School of Business.
[Left to right: AU President Dr. James L. Edwards, Heather Prophet, Hazel and Charles Dickmann]
Prophet was the youngest person in Indiana to ever receive a Fire/Casualty and Life/Health Insurance producers license on her eighteenth birthday. She works at her father and grandfather's local State Farm Insurance Agency in Anderson and is volunteering with VITA in the spring. Prophet is married to Eric and has a two year old daughter, Morgan.
"I am really honored to have received this award, and I cannot thank the Dickmanns enough for their generosity," said Prophet.
The Dickmanns have been Madison County residents for more than 50 years. During that time they have invested their physical energies and financial resources into efforts that serve and enrich the Anderson community and Madison County. The Dickmanns are members of First United Methodist Church, and they have created several endowments through the Madison County Community Foundation.
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 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the sixth 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. Falls School of Business is one of Anderson University’s largest academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors as well as MBA and DBA programs. The school is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA).