Emma Marley Selected to Indiana AHEC Scholars Program


Anderson, Ind. — Emma Marley ’23, a junior nursing major at Anderson University, has been selected to the Class of 2023 Indiana Area Health Education Centers Scholars program. This program is part of a national initiative to prepare tomorrow’s health professionals to become leaders in interprofessional, transformative practice who serve those who need it the most.

“Emma Marley is an excellent choice for AHEC Scholars,” said Lynn Schmidt, dean of the School of Nursing and Kinesiology. “Area Health Education Centers were created to strengthen the healthcare workforce in underserved areas. I am excited for Emma to have the opportunity to work with a team of scholars to identify a need within a community, create a plan and, if possible. implement the project.”

The competitive program is designed specifically for individuals who possess a strong drive to provide care to those living in rural and medically underserved communities across Indiana.

Over the two-year program, AHEC Scholars complete didactic and experiential training opportunities with a focus on rural and urban health care and caring for underserved populations with emphasis on the integration of five core issues – behavioral health integration, cultural competency, interprofessional education, practice transformation, and social determinants of health into practice.

“I am confident Emma will represent Anderson University and the School of Nursing well as she collaborates with other health care professionals across Indiana,” said Schmidt.

The Anderson University School of Nursing is widely recognized as one of the top nursing programs in Indiana, with a mission to educate individuals committed to competence and compassion in the nursing profession, serving God and society.

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.