Anderson University junior Raleigh Bonte recently received the 2012 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for his servant leadership 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. Bonte was selected by the Department of Student Life to receive this award because of his involvement in service activities. He will receive $750 and be able to designate a charity of his choice to receive an additional $250. Bonte has chosen The Christian Center in Anderson, Ind. [Photo on left: President James L. Edwards; Brent Baker, vice president for student affairs; Raleigh Bonte; and Mike Bonte.]
Bonte is a Bible and Religion major from Shelbyville, Ind. As a student at Anderson University, he has participated in many service opportunities such as the Christian Center, Prison Ministry, Frontline Ministry Tutoring and several work projects during his sophomore and junior years. He has also served as a Campus Ministry Christian Center Student Coordinator. Bonte attends South Meridian Church of God in Anderson and Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in his hometown.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. 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.