Anderson, Indiana

Madison County triplets prepare to graduate from AU

Sat, 2014-05-10 10:23 -- univcomm
May 10, 2014

After 16 years in school together, triplets Sarah, Jon, and Rebecca Hales will participate in graduation exercises today at Anderson University.

In July, their mother, Mary Jo, will receive a masters degree from AU. [Photo: Mary Jo Hales and her triplets, from left, Jon, Rebecca and Sarah will all be graduating from Anderson University.]

The family gathered earlier this week at the Kardatzke Wellness Center, where Jon was working, and talked about their AU experiences, just a few steps away from Ward Fieldhouse, where the university will award more than 600 doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees in today's 96th commencement.

"It's exciting, but it doesn't feel like real life," said Rebecca, the youngest of the three by a scant two minutes.

— The above content is an excerpt re-posted with permission from The Herald Bulletin by Stuart Hirsch. Photo: Don Knight. Visit The Herald Bulletin web site to read the full article.

Anderson University is a private Christian university 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, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.