Asking the hundreds of Anderson University’s new graduates to become “prophetic citizens,” commencement speaker Cheryl J. Sanders told them Saturday to retain their Christian values while forging their new careers and building their post-collegiate lives. “Prophetic citizens are not gullible; they are not easily deceived,” said Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C., since 1997. “Prophetic citizens don’t suspend their outrage when people in high places do the wrong thing. “They see hospitality as a virtue, not a burden.”
School of Education News
The Teacher Education Preparation program at Anderson University has reported a 100 percent pass rate for candidates completing program certification requirements for Indiana teacher certification. Anderson University’s recent Title II report shows that AU students taking the Praxis II Teacher licensing exams scored higher than the statewide rate of 98 percent.
Anderson University recently announced that Dr. Cheryl Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C., and Professor of Christian Ethics at Howard University School of Divinity, will address the graduating class of 2007 during commencement exercises, May 5. The 3 p.m. EDT program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Dr.
The School of Education at Anderson University will host Kimberly Oliver, the 2006 National Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. in the lobby of Reardon Auditorium. Oliver will speak to Anderson University Education majors and other invited guests. The public is invited to attend this free event. On April 26, 2006, Oliver, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, was named the 2006 Teacher of the Year during a White House ceremoney with President George W. Bush.
When Anna Shults (a 1996 graduate of Anderson University) was just a child, she dreamed of someday being a teacher – presiding over a classroom, instilling in others the same love of education she possessed. Still, in all her years playing “teacher” in her basement she never dreamed that she would be named the 2007 Indiana Teacher of the Year. In a surprise ceremony at Fall Creek Elementary School in Fishers, Indiana, that is exactly what happened.