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Spring 2022 - A New Year to Make a Difference in Others' Lives


The headlines are still dicey. The pandemic continues to wax and wane. Political incivility is reaching new heights. Natural disasters are seemingly on the rise.

But in Christ, we persist.

Here at Anderson University, we still have much to celebrate. At the close of 2021, Winter Commencement saw 400 AU undergraduate and graduate students receive their degrees, marking their preparedness for new careers and responsibilities. Among our new alumni were 28 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates–the first class in AU history.

In this Spring 2022 edition of Anderson University Magazine, we hope you’ll be inspired by stories of persistence in the midst of hardship. We hope you'll be inspired by stories of persistence in the midst of challenging times.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are learning new ways to teach, learn, worship and communicate. And not unlike previous generations that persisted during national turmoil— from the Spanish flu to the Vietnam War era—our students, professors, leaders, and contributors persist by the grace of our Lord and Savior. As you read, continue to celebrate and pray with us, as well as support AU through financial gifts. You can give using the enclosed envelope as well as through

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May we all abide in Christ’s Love.
– Anderson University Magazine

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Featured Stories

Press conference

A Football Journey

Coach Bobby Lamb has embraced a unique path and a singular mission–to make a difference in others’ lives


Students working on a project

Storefront Stories

The College of Arts and Sciences is redefining the town/gown relationship with the City of Anderson


Young men talking and walking in Front of Anderson University

Meet the MiSTERs

A program’s rebirth is giving these young men of color a platform and opportunity to mentor the next generation


Spero Financial

A Generous Gift

Spero Financial provides helpful gift in support of football field at AU



Nursing students in a round table study group

A Celebration of Life

The Anderson University College of Health Professions, the ultimate gift and the image and likeness of God

Dr Chris Hansen

Start Spreading the News

Dr. Chris Hansen is headed to the Big Apple—and he’s bringing AU’s best voices with him

Emily McKinsey

AU Diary

Learn about Emilee McKinsey, one of the first students in Anderson University’s new Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Medical Imaging program



Exclusive Stories

Student studying at a table in Thrift Library

A Million-Dollar Idea

Thrift Library reaches important milestone in saving students money

Bill Brissey

Fabric of AU: Bill Brissey

With roots to Anderson University dating back more than 100 years, Bill Brissey’s legacy is continuing with the Brissey Family endowed scholarship

Network Controls

Network Controls Gift

Network Controls' generosity benefits new Trojan football program

David Bascome

Fabric of AU: David Bascome

Transformation through tragedy: David Bascome on finding hope and purpose in soccer—and at Anderson University






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AU Updates

Into the think tank

President Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D. appointed to Washington, DC-based Policy Think Tank Board of Trustees

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Ranked #25 in the nation

Wall Street Journal: AU Ranked #25 in the Nation for Best Student Engagement

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A pretty suite gift

Hotel2Suites in Anderson Celebrates Grand Opening with gift to Anderson University

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Philanthropy & Estate Planning

For information about giving to AU or setting up an estate gift, contact Associate VP of Philanthropy and Estate Planning Johnna Shirley at or call her at 864-622-6079.


If you missed the last three editions - Check them out!


Fall 2021 - Where we are… and where we're going

Spring 2021 - It's Time to Celebrate!

Fall 2020 - The Fabric of AU