AU Welcomes New Class of Center For Public Service Fellows


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University has announced its newest class of fellows in the Center for Public Service. The 12 students represent 11 different majors. They are listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

Name Class Major(s)

Samuel Cho, Junior, Chemistry

Emma Howe, Junior, Nursing

Emily Howell, Junior, Elementary Education

Abigail Jarman, Sophomore, Music Education

Avery Jarosinski, Sophomore, Bible & Religion

Madison Merritt, Junior, Elementary Education

Audrey O’Neal, Junior, Criminal Justice/Psychology

Anna Pescio, Sophomore, Biblical Studies/Language Arts

Jenifer Smith, Junior, Nursing

Owen Smith, Junior, Bible & Religion

Julia Van Der Eems, Senior, Dance/Psychology

Christina Ziuchkovski, Junior, Mechanical Engineering

“Each year we try to have different people with different perspectives to evaluate CPS applicants,” said Dr. Michael Frank, director of the Center for Public Service. “One thing that remains true no matter who is on the committee is they always say the opportunity to interview students with such a heart for public service provides hope for the future and validates what we do at AU.”

The 2022 Center for Public Service selection committee consisted of Frank; Dr. Laura Stull, professor of psychology; and Dr. Jason Varner, assistant professor of the history of Christianity.

The Center for Public Service at Anderson University is an honors program for outstanding students interested in public service. The program began during the 1973-74 school year as an avenue to encourage students to focus their skills toward public service and address pressing societal needs. The goal of the program is to bridge the gap between formal education and career for students showing a strong commitment to public service. CPS provides valuable learning opportunities through the university’s relationship with public service professionals.

Through on-campus and off-campus experiences, students prepare for careers directly meeting critical societal needs in such areas as law, education, government, research and applied sciences, medicine, social services, communication arts, and Christian service.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.