AU Students Commended for Scholarly Awards

Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University students seek to fulfill the university’s core values each day, and many students fulfill the value of excellence as they earn awards and other commendations for their scholarly work and efforts, both in and out of the classroom.

The following students were recognized during the 2017-2018 school year, and the university congratulates them on their hard work:

Rachel Bird MDiv ’18, Muncie, Ind., received the Harry L. and Henrietta Harp Memorial Award in honor of the well-known ministers of the Church of God and was selected by the faculty for her outstanding accomplishments in congregational ministries.

Samuel Cerny BA ’18, Marion, Ind., received Falls School of Business Departmental Honors and the Finance Award, given to an outstanding senior finance major by FSB finance faculty since 1996.

Nancy Dalton BA ’17, Pekin, Ind., earned a cumulative 4.0 GPA during her years at AU, majoring in biology and minoring in Christian ministries. She also won the Stevenson Award, given to the outstanding graduating senior in the biology department with a $5,000 gift to be used toward tuition in graduate school.

Regan Donnell BSN ’18, West Chester, Ohio, earned a cumulative 4.0 GPA during her years at AU, majoring in nursing.

Kylie E. Green BA ’18, Lebanon, Ohio, received Falls School of Business Departmental Honors and the Music Business/Entertainment Award, given to an outstanding senior music business/entertainment major by FSB faculty since 2016.

Gabrielle Guerra BA ’18, Greenfield, Ind., received the J. Douglas Nelson Award as the student most exemplifying the Anderson University core values, selected by the members of AU Model United Nations.

Connor Hall BA ’18, Alexandria, Ind., graduated with Falls School of Business Departmental Honors.

Sean Hanley, freshman, Bloomington, Ill., received the First Year Award for Engagement and Innovation, and $500 for the group to implement their project titled “Ravens, Let Your Dreams Soar,” to create more career/internship training opportunities for AU freshmen and sophomores.

Mackenzie Hart, freshman, Decatur, Ind., received the First Year Award for Engagement and Innovation, and $500 for the group to implement their project titled “Ravens, Let Your Dreams Soar,” to create more career/internship training opportunities for AU freshmen and sophomores.

Tyller Leath, freshman, Fortville, Ind., received the First Year Award for Engagement and Innovation, and $500 for the group to implement their project titled “Ravens, Let Your Dreams Soar,” to create more career/internship training opportunities for AU freshmen and sophomores.

Meek Lee, freshman, Anderson, Ind., received the First Year Award for Engagement and Innovation, and $500 for the group to implement their project titled “Ravens, Let Your Dreams Soar,” to create more career/internship training opportunities for AU freshmen and sophomores.

Joy Lee BSN ’14, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Arts in Intercultural Service ’18, Anderson, Ind., received the Harry L. and Henrietta Harp Memorial Award in honor of the well-known ministers of the Church of God and was selected by the faculty for her outstanding accomplishments in congregational ministries.

Hannah Libler BA ’18, Alexandria, Ind., was one of three students nationwide to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the national foreign language honor society, Alpha Mu Gamma, to study abroad this summer.

Dominic Martin BA ’18, Anderson, Ind., received the Nicholson Student Servant Leader Award for service on AU’s campus and in the community, in honor of the late Dr. Robert A. Nicholson, president emeritus.

Eleanor McArdle BA ’18, Bloomington, Ind., received the Marketing Award in the Falls School of Business, given to an outstanding senior marketing major by FSB marketing faculty since 1991.

Thomas McComb BA ’18, Crawfordsville, Ind., received the Management Award in the Falls School of Business, given to an outstanding senior management major by FSB management faculty since 1991.

Claire Miller, sophomore, Indianapolis, received the Enactus Leadership Award, given to the student who has provided exemplary service to the Enactus chapter, as determined by the Falls School of Business Enactus sponsors since 1999.

Abrielle Moyer BA ’18, Delphi, Ind., received Falls School of Business Departmental Honors and the Accounting Award, given to an outstanding senior accounting major by FSB accounting faculty since 1991.

Andrew Nead, freshman, Albion, Ill., received the First Year Award for Engagement and Innovation, and $500 for the group to implement their project titled “Ravens, Let Your Dreams Soar,” to create more career/internship training opportunities for AU freshmen and sophomores.

Joselyn Parker BA ’18, Anderson, Ind., received the Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures Departmental Honors Award for outstanding achievement, leadership, and growth in pursuing her degree in spanish education.

Emily Ploetz BA ’18, Cincinnati, presented a scholarly paper on the tension between doubt and faith in the poetry of Emily Dickinson on April 23 at the Sigma Tau Delta 2018 Convention.

Jennifer Prior BA ’14, MDiv ’18, Bloomington, Ind., received the Vayhinger Pastoral Care Award, established at the 20th Vayhinger Mental Health Conference and awarded to encourage students specializing in the field of pastoral care and counseling.

Victoria L. Shaw BA ’18, Carmel, Ind., received Falls School of Business Departmental Honors and the Wall Street Journal Award, the top award given to an outstanding senior as determined by the entire FSB faculty since 1960.

Mackenzie Standeford BSN ’18, Plainfield, Ind., received the Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures Departmental Honors Award for outstanding achievement, leadership, and growth in achieving her degree with a double major of nursing and Spanish.

Lauren Vale BA ’18, Anderson, Ind., earned a cumulative 4.0 GPA during her years at AU, majoring in elementary education.

Josh Vallance BA ’18, Anderson, Ind., received Falls School of Business Departmental Honors and the Entrepreneurship Award, given to an outstanding senior entrepreneurship major by FSB faculty since 2011.

Carrie VanderMolen BA ’18, Rensselaer, Ind., earned a cumulative 4.0 GPA during her years at AU, majoring in music education.

Drew Wilson, freshman, Lakeland, Fla., received the First Year Award for Engagement and Innovation, and $500 for the group to implement their project titled “Ravens, Let Your Dreams Soar,” to create more career/internship training opportunities for AU freshmen and sophomores.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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