Abby Kahl had a dream job in mind when she graduated from Anderson University. Today, she’s reaping the rewards of hard work and persistence. Kahl works as a behavioral clinician at the Suzanne Gresham Center in Muncie, Ind. In this position, she works with clients ranging from ages 2 to 16 who have behavioral disabilities. Kahl’s job requires extensive knowledge, and she says it’s her AU courses that prepared her.
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The College Database - the most current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data - has named its top colleges in the state for teacher education.
Anderson University will receive $1 million to enhance and expand opportunities for its graduates to find meaningful employment in Indiana as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Initiative to Promote Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations. The Endowment awarded $62.7 million in grants to Indiana’s 39 accredited colleges and universities through this initiative.
Over the years, the demand for college-educated employees has gone up. At the same time, the cost of higher education has also risen. And in states such as Indiana, government grant assistance has decreased sharply and quickly, while student-loan debt creeps up with every college graduation. As families continue to struggle with the impact of the most recent recession, parents and incoming college students wonder if a liberal arts education is worth the cost of tuition.
A local man who was awarded with one of the highest volunteer honors in the state on Thursday had one thing to say about the experience.
Duane Hoak of Anderson received the Governor's Service Awards Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, which also honored seven other recipients in other categories from around the state.