Anderson University junior Joanna Tilley recently received the 2010 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for service on campus and in the community. The award was made possible by 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. Tilley was selected by the Student Life Department to receive this award because of her involvement in service activities. She will receive $750 and also designate a charity of her choice to receive $250. Tilley has chosen the World Medical Mission initiative of Samaritan’s Purse based in Boone, N.C. [Photo on left: Nicholson Student Service Leadership recipient Joanna Tilley with president emeritus Dr. Robert A. Nicholson and current AU president Dr. James L. Edwards.]
"The Nicholson award symbolizes AU's greater commitment to focus on service and honoring those who take time to get involved," said Brent Baker, vice president for student life and dean of students. "Joanna is just one of many students who display this type of commitment and it is wonderful to honor her in a special way."
Joanna Tilley is a biology major from Kingsport, Tennessee. As a student at Anderson University, Joanna has been involved in Christian Center Ministries and After School Fun. Joanna currently serves as Service Coordinator for the Alacritas Social Club, the Campus Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child and is a fellow in the Center for Public Service. She continues to be involved the Neighbors program, Pre-Professional Health Society, the Anderson University Honors program and the Alpha Chi and Sigma Zeta Honor Societies. Joanna attends Park Place Church of God in Anderson.
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.