Anderson, Indiana

Seniors recognized for academic, athletic achievement

Tue, 2013-04-23 16:08 -- univcomm
Dr. Marie Morris, Collin Rudkin, Nabin Timsina, Dr. James L. Edwards
April 23, 2013

Anderson University recognized seniors Collin Rudkin and Nabin Timsina during honors chapel/convocation on April 23, for achieving a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their years at AU. Amy Wuestefeld and Phil Hogan were also recognized with the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award for their academic and athletic accomplishments, campus involvement, and leadership.

Collin Rudkin, from Casper, Wyo., is a communication arts major and in the Honors Program. Rudkin recently married Sarah Martens, a December 2012 AU graduate. He plans to return to Casper after graduation and considers his opportunities to be wide-open. He has applied and been accepted at Fuller Theological Seminary.

[Photo, from left: AU Provost Dr. Marie Morris, Collin Rudkin, Nabin Timsina, AU President Dr. James L. Edwards]

Nabin Timsina is a double major in computer science and mathematics. Timsina has participated in PACT, AmeriCorps, Madison County Sheriff's Chaplaincy Department, After School Mentoring at Park Place, Software Research Center, and the International Student Association. He is currently involved with the Center for Public Service and the Association of Computing Machinery and is a member of Indiana Gamma Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon (mathematics). Timsina plans to continue working for a software firm in Indianapolis after graduation.

Marcie Taylor, Phil Hogan, Amy Wuestefeld, Dr. James L. EdwardsAmy Wuestefeld, from Batesville, Ind., is a math education major. She has been a four-year member of both the basketball and softball teams and has made significant contributions to both programs. Wuestefeld earned HCAC All-Conference honors three times in basketball and twice in softball. She was also a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree in both sports. Wuestefeld was a team captain for basketball during her senior season, and was an active member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a Kissinger Learning Center tutor, and a participant in Campus Ministries Lunch and Study Buddies programs.

[Photo, from left: AU Athletic Director Marcie Taylor, Phil Hogan, Amy Wuestefeld, AU President Dr. James L. Edwards]

Phil Hogan, from Indianapolis, Ind., is a business major. A four-year member of the basketball team, Hogan earned HCAC All-Conference honors following his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. During the 2012-13 season, he averaged 25.5 ppg, breaking a school record that had stood since the 1948-49 season. This past season he was also named to the D3 hoops All-Region 2nd team.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.