Student Wins Special Olympics Spirit Award
Dockins, an AU Freshman from Anderson, recently won the 2009 South Carolina
Special Olympics Spirit Award. The award is a statewide honor presented
annually to the individual who best exemplifies the dedication and unselfish
efforts associated with the true spirit of the Special Olympics.
Dockins, who is currently in her second semester at AU with
plans of majoring in special education, was presented with the award in Myrtle
Beach at a meeting of administrators for the South Carolina Special Olympics.
Of the award Dockins stated, “Winning the Special
Olympics Spirit Award is a great honor and I was truly surprised and touched to
be recognized. The opportunity to be involved in Special Olympics over the last
several years has allowed me the ability to develop long-term relationships.
The relationships and friendships with the athletes and other coaches have
taught me to be ever thankful for the blessings and abilities that God gives
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.