Seniors recognized for academic, athletic achievement

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:54 -- univcomm
April 22, 2014

Anderson University recognized seniors Logan Hansen, Kayleigh Mower, and Lauren Stephens during honors chapel convocation on April 22, for achieving a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their years at AU. Alexandria Friske and Tyler Ganus were also recognized with the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award for their academic and athletic accomplishments, campus involvement, and leadership.

[Photo: Provost Dr. Marie Morris, Logan Hansen, Lauren Stephens, Kayleigh Mower, and President Dr. James L. Edwards]

Logan Hansen is a psychology major with minors in family science and business management and a member of Phi Eta Sigma. Logan will continue to seek what God has in store for him and possible career directions while locating a job. He plans to continue working for at least the next year allowing God to provide a direction which will likely lead to furthering his education.

Kayleigh Mower is a Christian ministries in profession major with three minors in biblical studies, family science, and Spanish. Kayleigh qualified for the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. After graduation, Kayleigh is marrying her best friend and moving to West Lafayette, Ind. She hopes to find a full-time position in a ministry-related field whether at a church or a nonprofit organization. Kayleigh would love to work with young women in some capacity and speak on issues of self-identity and self-worth.

Lauren Stephens is double majoring in family science and youth leadership development and is a member of Alpha Chi. Lauren volunteers with Prison Ministries, Operation Love, The Christian Center and Operation Foundation. She is a GAP Leader, Special Olympics Coach as well as a Spanish tutor. Also, a member of the Family Science Association, Student Alumni Association, interns at Dove Harbor, and Wells Community Boys & Girls Club. After graduation, Lauren plans on getting married and moving to Hicksville, Ohio, where she will begin working towards earning volunteer and internship hours at a local hospital in order to later qualify for a position as a child life specialist.

Athletic AwardsAlexandria Friske is a family science major and Christian ministries minor from McHenry, Ill. She has been competing in both the indoor and outdoor track teams where she earned HCAC All-Conference honors eight times and has been named both Indoor and Outdoor Track Athlete Conference MVP. Friske also holds the school record in the 60 meter hurdles and has been involved with Special Olympics, Generation to Generation, After School Fun, and Friendship Bible Study sponsored by the Differently Abled ministry.

[Photo: Athletic Director Marcie Taylor, Tyler Ganus, Alexandria Friske, and President Dr. James L. Edwards]

Tyler Ganus is a general studies major from Buchanan, Mich. A four year member of the AU football team, Ganus holds the school record in most tackles in a career and most solo tackles in a career. As a senior, Ganus led all of NCAA Division III in solo tackles and was the runner-up in over-all tackles. He earned HCAC 1st team all-conference honors and was named to the D3football.com All North team. Ganus was invited to compete in the 2014 All American Bowl, an All-Star game for D3 and D2 football players.

— Hilary Hughel is a junior from Anderson, Ind., majoring in business management and writing on behalf of the Anderson University Office of University Communications.

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.