At just three years old, Katie Lawrence fell in love with dance, and it became a huge part of her life. Her fourth grade teacher happened to be an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader and grew to be an inspiration and role model to Lawrence. Soon after seeing the impact the cheerleaders have on the community in Indiana, it became a dream she was determined to achieve. In 2015, as a college freshman, she tried out and did not make the team.
Distinctive. Compelling. Relevant. When President John Pistole stepped onto campus as head of Anderson University in 2015, those three values were his compass for what he would strive for the university to be.
“In everything we do, how can we be a distinctive, compelling, and relevant institution?” In his first three years with AU, Pistole and his staff have found a multitude of answers.
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:
Anderson, Ind. — On April 21, Dr. Lawrence Allen and Mrs. Renee Hull-Allen were awarded the William P. Riethmiller Community Partnership Award at the Anderson University President’s Appreciation Dinner. Dr. and Mrs. Allen are advocates and champions of Anderson University, the Boze Lyric Theatre, and the music, theatre, and dance program.
[Photo: President Pistole and Kathy Harp with Dr. Lawrence Allen and Mrs. Renee Hull-Allen.]
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University recognized seniors Nancy Dalton, Regan Donnell, Lauren Vale, and Carrie VanderMolen for achieving a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their years at AU during honors chapel convocation on April 19.
[Photo: President John Pistole congratulates senior honorees (L - R) Nancy Dalton, Lauren Vale, Carrie VanderMolen, and Regan Donnell, along with Provost Marie Morris. Photo credit: George Abiad.]
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University will honor distinguished alumni and friends on campus when it celebrates its 100th Commencement on Saturday, May 5.
[Photo: Bishop Timothy J. Clarke in top left, Margaret A. Lewis in top right, The Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt in bottom left, Dr. Todd R. Clear in bottom right.]