AU Student Named Top Independent College Student of the Year
Two AU students, Victoria Herold and
Jamie Leigh Lancaster, were named the top two college students in the state
among 21 independent colleges and universities by the South Carolina
Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU). Victoria Herald was chosen as
the top Independent College Student of the Year and was awarded a $2,000
academic scholarship. Jamie Leigh
Lancaster was recognized with a $1,000 academic scholarship.
The J. Lacy McLean Scholarship, awarded to Herold, and the
Sterling L. Smith Scholarship, awarded to Lancaster, are presented annually to
students who have not only performed well academically, but have also
demonstrated a commitment to public affairs, community service and leadership.
Each of the state’s 21 independent colleges or universities
submits one nominee per award, totaling 42 candidates. From those submitted, a
scholarship selection committee honors two students with the top SCICU awards.
For the 2009-2010 academic year, both awards were presented to Anderson
are extremely proud of both of these students who exemplify the best of what we
strive for at Anderson University,” said Anderson University President, Evans
P. Whitaker. “We are also grateful that the SCICU has taken notice of their
accomplishments. Not only are Victoria and Jamie model students, but they are
fine citizens who serve in a variety of ways on and off campus – something we
emphasize to our entire student body.”
Anderson University is a comprehensive
university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering
bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of
colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America,” by U. S. News &
World Report. Anderson has also
been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate
region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University
features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.