As one of three students participating in the year-long student teaching program at Anderson University, 2013 elementary education grad Chelsea Niesley, decided that she was going to make her experience unique. Through hard work and a heart for global studies, Niesley completed her teaching experience in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
School of Education News
Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) once again earned a place in the top tier among Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 guidebook. The exclusive rankings, which include nearly 1,400 schools nationwide, are available today online, and will also be published in U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands starting September 24. This marks the tenth consecutive year AU has been ranked among the nation’s best colleges.
Anderson University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Schools selected must excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Vanessa DeYoung wears her love of art and all things creative on her sleeve.
“I’ve always loved making art,” said DeYoung. Painting, mixed media, and pastels get her going. Her excitement for art drives her to share it. DeYoung, 32, is in her seventh year sparking young minds at Anderson Elementary School.
“There’s nothing as pure and beautiful and creative as watching a child create. I just love it,” said DeYoung. She also noted that, for some kids, art offers a way to shine. “It gives certain kids something to be proud of.”