Anderson University to Honor Graduates at Winter Commencement
Approximately 131 Anderson University
students will receive diplomas during winter commencement exercises on Friday,
December 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm in the Henderson Auditorium of AU’s Rainey Fine
Arts Center. This will mark the largest number of students to graduate from
Anderson during winter commencement.
Chair Jackie Walker, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at AU, will deliver the
commencement address, in accordance with Anderson’s tradition of having the
Faculty Chair deliver the address at winter commencement.
the ceremony will honor the first graduating class of AU’s Master of Ministry
program of the David T. Clamp Graduate School of Christian Ministry. AU’s
Master of Ministry (M.Min.) degree received the largest gift in school history
in the spring of 2009 from the estate of the late David T. Clamp. Mr. Clamp’s
wife, Mrs. Jane Ferguson Clamp, presented the $8 million gift to the
institution at the 2009 spring commencement ceremony. It was the lifelong dream
of Mr. Clamp to see a graduate school of ministry at Anderson University. Mrs.
Clamp will be in attendance at this years Anderson winter commencement to help
recognize the six M.Min. graduates.
at this year’s ceremony, Ms. Linda M. Morris, a ‘67 graduate of Anderson, will
receive AU’s Alumni Achievement Award. The award is presented to an alumnus in
recognition of his/her significant achievement in his/her profession or career.
Ms. Morris is the President and CEO of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House
S. Kolb, who completed his bachelor’s at AU in 2009 and his MBA in 2011, will
receive this year’s Anderson University ACCEL Alumni Achievement Award. This
award is presented to an ACCEL alumnus in recognition of his/her significant
achievement in his/her profession or career. Mr. Kolb is the Executive Vice
President of The Radiology Group, a national teleradiology group based in
is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and
doctoral degrees on campus and online.
Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s
America’s Best Colleges and is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up
& Coming” universities in America (#1 in The South). It is also ranked as one of America’s “100
Best College Buys.”