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.
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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.
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.
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.