Risner to Join Ancilla Softball

DSC_0038 KNOX, IN – Knox High School senior Paige Risner recently signed her National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Letter of Intent to play softball at Ancilla College. Risner, a utility player who can play both infield and outfield, is a four-year varsity letter winner in softball for the Redskins and has earned three other varsity letters as a manager in football and wrestling. “I work better in smaller classrooms and the environment at Ancilla made me feel comfortable,” said Risner. “The student-to-faculty ratio is low also, which will help with the individualized attention.” “Paige has a passion for softball,” said Ancilla coach Scott Reese. “I always enjoy adding local players to our roster and look forward to seeing Paige grow both on the diamond and in the classroom.” Risner plans on majoring in Early Childhood Education while at Ancilla. Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Jacobs Named Ancilla Men’s Soccer Head Coach

DSC_1098DONALDSON, IN- The Ancilla Men’s Soccer program will be under new direction this season as David Jacobs has been named the new head coach.

Jacobs comes to Ancilla from Bethel College where he helped guide the Pilots to the finals of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) where they finished runners up. During his time at Bethel, Jacobs also helped lead the team to a historic undefeated regular season and conference playoffs where they finished 18-1-1.

“I am very excited to be the new head men’s soccer coach at Ancilla,” said Jacobs. “Coach Hall has left this program in great shape. We have a good core group of guys that will compete for a regional championship next year.”

Jacobs began his coaching career at Judson University under Steve Burke, the most active winning coach in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Jacobs played at Judson University, where he garnered consecutive coach’s awards in 1990 and 1991. He and his team also appeared in three consecutive NCCAA national championship games with back to back national championships in 1991 and 1992 and runners up in 1993.

In 1994 Jacobs left Judson and took his game to Mexico City and spent time with UNAM of the primera division. From there he went to play professionally for teams like the Canton Invaders, Indianapolis Twisters, and stops in Baton Rouge, Savannah, Oklahoma City and San Juan Puerto Rico. Jacobs is also an assistant coach for the Midland/Odessa Sockers of the USL PDL and has coached at his former high school as well.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone of Dave’s expertise and experience,” commented Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese. “Dave is a good fit at Ancilla because he espouses the values that are important to Ancilla athletics. Dave has been a head coach for the high school level and an assistant coach at the college level. With this experience, he has the knowledge needed to be successful.”

Jacobs currently resides in South Bend with his wife Kara and their two daughters Olivia and Ella.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Juwan Johnson Breaks Ancilla Men’s Basketball All-Time Scoring Record

PLYMOUTH, IN –Ancilla Men’s Basketball player Sophomore Juwan Johnson broke Ancilla’s all-time scoring record on Saturday, January 24, 2015 scoring his 849th point of his career.

The leader board spot was previously held by Ancilla Alumni Chad Ollinger who was a Charger basketball player in the 1995-97 seasons. Ollinger’s long standing record was 848 career points.

Juwan Johnson had the following to say about his most recent accomplishment, “It’s an honor to have the scoring record at Ancilla. Many people have helped to put me in this position. I’m glad that my family, friends, teammates and coaches were all there to share the moment with me. It truly is a blessing.”

“We are very happy for Juwan,” commented Ancilla head coach Aaron Butcher. “There are a lot of players that have put on the Ancilla jersey over the years and for him to break the career scoring record is a great feat. This is also a testament to the players that Juwan has played with. Juwan has a great work ethic and deserves any accolades that he receives.”

Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese said “Juwan has not only been a tremendous athlete on the court but also a quality student athlete in the classroom, with over a 3.0 GPA. Juwan believes in community service and helping others that are less fortunate. He is the true definition of an Ancilla College Student Athlete.”

The Charger Basketball team will travel to Jackson College on Wednesday, tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. The Chargers return home Saturday, January 31, to take on the Stars of Lansing Community College. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTOR

ANCILLA COLLEGE
POSITION DESCRIPTION

COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTOR

STATUS: Full-time Position
SALARY RANGE: Dependent upon experience and degree
REPORTS TO: Division Chair & Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
PRIMARY PURPOSE: To teach college-level communication/journalism courses

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND TASKS:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Teach a range of communication or related courses to students, which may include public speaking, interpersonal, journalism, small group, advertising, and mass communication.
2. Teach course information to students in groups and individually using instructional methodology appropriate to the audience and to the subject (e.g. lecture, demonstration, group discussion, technology-enhanced delivery, computer-assisted delivery, and distance delivery). Must be able to explain and deliver materials in a variety of ways to meet the needs of a broad range of learning abilities.
3. Academic advising of students as assigned. Meet with assigned students at least once each term to advise students in determining goals, inform students of program and degree requirements, review student schedules and progress, refer students to needed services. Maintain records of advising sessions to include dates of meetings, student major or goals, student progress, and other pertinent information.
4. Develop curriculum by working with the division director and other faculty members to modify course content, course objectives, standards and instructional methods.
5. Design supplemental teaching materials. Faculty are responsible for developing and designing materials to enhance and supplement classroom instruction including, but not limited to, various forms of audio-visual materials, handouts, graphics, exercises and material to be placed in the learning hub and other learning materials, and for checking all materials used for quality and suitability.
6. Create a course syllabus for each course taught which includes, but is not limited to, course objectives, course structure, materials to be covered, grading criteria, due dates for materials, exam dates and office hours.
7. Evaluate students’ performance and document performance and attendance weekly. Turn in grades according to college policy and procedure.
8. Be responsible for program assessment and participation in institution-wide assessment activities.
9. Demonstrate continued professional growth by staying current in and expanding knowledge of subject area through a plan of professional development submitted to the Division Chair and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs concurrent with evaluation.
10. Monitor program performance, develops goals to maintain program at a level of excellence that meets institutional, state, and accreditation standards.
11. All faculties are expected to participate in and provide information necessary for the recruitment of students into their programs; and the marketing of courses, programs, and the college. This may include travel and working with students and faculty in high schools, colleges and other institutions, and public and private agencies.

RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Use computers for administrative tasks (including word processing, advising and student record keeping, Internet applications) and instructional purposes (including computer lab, Internet and online applications).
2. Attend conferences and professional meetings to remain current in the field.
3. Attend student honor convocation and graduation ceremonies each year.
4. Develop non-traditional delivery strategies (especially individualized and distance learning) and formats for education (e.g. workshops, community discussion groups, etc.)
5. Serve on Faculty Senate subcommittees, search committees, assessment committees, and other ad hoc committees as requested and/or appointed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential function of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Knowledge and ability to instruct various audiences, both individuals and groups, taking in account various modalities and methods.
2. Knowledge and ability to instruct students of different age groups and backgrounds.
3. Ability to evaluate student progress both empirically and holistically and to prescribe and develop curriculum materials for individuals and classes.
4. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally (in one-on-one and group settings) and in writing which includes the ability to restate at various language levels, to simplify, and to use demonstrations which reframe the previous knowledge and concrete experience.
5. Willingness to teach on a flexible schedule as required (includes evenings, weekends and /or summers.)
6. Ability and commitment to use different instructional methods and technologies (including lecture, discussion group, student presentation formats, and audio visual and computer technologies.)

OTHER ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS
Position may require the employee to lift up to 35 pounds unassisted, stand for several hours at a time during work shift, stooping, crouching and bending, and other similar functions while performing essential and marginal job functions. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without a significant risk of injury, with or without accommodation, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the functions listed above.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
REQUIRED
1. Education: A Master’s degree in the instructional area of the teaching assignment or a related field is required for faculty teaching courses with transfer credit.
2. Experience: Three years of teaching experience or the equivalent of one year full-time teaching at the college level in a part-time position.

PREFERRED
1. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated learning and success in adult instruction.
2. Preference given to applicants with community college experience.

Documents may be submitted as attachments via email to: Dr. Joanna Blount c/o amy.pratt@ancilla.edu DESIRED POSITION TITLE  Ancilla College Academic Affairs .

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three references
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Jayhawks Capture Win Over Chargers

DSC_1115PLYMOUTH, IN – The Ancilla men’s basketball team was unable to capture a Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference victory over the weekend, losing to Muskegon Community College, 81-76.

The Chargers (11-8, 2-4 MCCAA) came out strong in the first half of the game, leading the Jayhawks (15-3, 5-1 MCCAA) 39-33. After halftime, the Jayhawks worked to make a comeback against Ancilla, and the Chargers defensive efforts were not enough to keep the Jayhawks from capturing the win.

Eric Waddell and Josh Santos led the scoring for the Chargers with 15 and 14 points respectively. Sophomore Mike Wickliff contributed 10 points for Ancilla and freshman Joe Rencher added 10 points and six rebounds. Nick Scruggs also contributed six rebounds.

“We came out and played a solid first half, but failed again to finish,” commented Ancilla head coach Aaron Butcher. “Muskegon’s final 15 points came from the free throw line or from lay-ups. We have to continue to improve defensively.”

The Chargers will be on the road Wednesday at Jackson College (8-10, 2-4 MCCA) for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff. They will return home Saturday, January 31 to take on the Stars of Lansing Community College (10-8, 2-3 MCCAA). Game time is set for 3:00pm.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

 

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Lady Chargers Overcome by Jayhawks

DSC_0830PLYMOUTH, IN- The Ancilla Women’s basketball team was defeated by Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference rivals, the Jayhawks of Muskegon Community College, on Saturday, 81-68.

The Lady Chargers (8-11, 0-6 MCCAA) led the Jayhawks (10-7, 3-3 MCCAA) by two heading into the locker rooms at halftime. In the second half, Muskegon came back to advance the Chargers by 15 points and were able to capture the win, defeating Ancilla by 13.

Freshman Alexis Williams led all scoring with 20 points. Khadija Moore (19) and La’Fabian Coleman (14) dropped in a combined 33 points for the Chargers and freshman Michelle Detwiler pulled down an impressive 12 rebounds.

“I was proud of our effort through most of the game,” said Ancilla head coach Tom Robbins. “Having Alexis Williams back was a big shot in the arm and gave us a chance to beat one of the best teams in the conference. We need to continue to focus on the details of the game in order to get over the hump but we are starting to get back on track again.”

The Chargers will hit the road this Wednesday as they face off against the Jets of Jackson College (4-11, 3-3 MCCAA). Game time is set for 5:30pm. The Lady Chargers will return home on Saturday, January 31, to play the Stars of Lansing Community College. Tip-Off is set for 1:00pm.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Lippens Initial Signee to Ancilla Softball Class

LippensVALPARAISO, IN – Morgan Township High School senior Morgan Lippens became the first signee to the Ancilla College softball Class of 2015 by signing her NJCAA Letter of Intent recently.

By the end of this year, the speedy slapping centerfielder will have earned four varsity letters in softball Cherokees, as well as three letters in basketball. She was named to the North-South Elite All-Star team last season and has earned the Golden Glove Award at Morgan Township. Lippens is also involved with the Health Occupations Students of America vocational group as well as a member of the Triple Crown Threat travel softball team. In 170 at bats with the Threat, Lippens has hit .435 with a .500 on base percentage and has stolen 55 bases at a 96.5% clip.

“I love the small school atmosphere and it’s close to home,” started Lippens. “The family atmosphere at Ancilla also impressed me along with the great facilities for softball.”

“Morgan is a great example of what we are looking for on our team,” said Ancilla coach Scott Reese. “She has all the tools necessary to be successful here. Along with being a great student, she will be a tremendous asset to us both offensively and defensively. I’m so glad Morgan has decided to become a part of the Ancilla softball family.”

Lippens, the daughter of Scott and Sharon Lippens of Valparaiso, plans on studying Nursing while at Ancilla.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Ancilla College SGA Hosting American Red Cross Blood Drive

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DONALDSON – Ancilla’s Student Government Association (SGA) will host a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Tuesday, February 2nd.

SGA Faculty Advisor, Jill Neidlinger, along with President Jacob Burgo and many student volunteers are preparing and organizing the event. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to come out to donate.

The event will take place on Ancilla’s campus in the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Parking Lot B from 11 – 4 p.m. EST. Register through Jill Neidlinger or any Ancilla SGA member or register online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. All donors will receive a t-shirt, while supplies last.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Ancilla’s New Women’s Soccer Program Names Crew Head Coach

Crew, JustinDONALDSON, IN- Our new Women’s Soccer Program is excited to announce Justin Crew as our new Head Women’s Soccer Coach.

Crew was the head Men’s Soccer coach at Olivet Nazarene University for five seasons (2007-2012). During his time as head coach, the Tigers were 2007 NAIA Regional tournament semi-finalist, which was only the third time in program history that the Tigers had made a NAIA regional tournament. Also in 2007, the Tigers became the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Regional Tournament Champions. In 2008, Crew led the Olivet Nazarene Men’s Soccer program to a top 25 NAIA national ranking, a first in program history, and in 2009 the Tigers were Conference Tournament Champions and NAIA National Tournament Champions. He had 11 NAIA Academic All-Americans during his time at Olivet Nazarene and in 2009 Crew was named NCCAA Regional coach of the year.

In 2012 Crew became the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at the NCAA Division 1 University of South Carolina Upstate for two seasons (2012-2013). During his time as the assistant men’s coach he helped lead the team to their first conference tournament as a Division 1 program, in 2012. In 2014, Crew made the switch over to Women’s Soccer at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he was the assistant women’s coach. Justin also brings with him youth coaching experience from various organizations including; Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (South Carolina), Windy City Pride (Chicago), Inter FC (Chicago), Soccer Academy-Schools of Soccer Excellence (Virginia). He has also worked as a staff coach at numerous summer camps including Michigan State University, Northern Illinois University, and the University of North Carolina.

“Justin is coming to us from an NCAA Division I women’s soccer program at the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg. He was also the head men’s soccer coach at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Illinois for four years. Which means, he is an experienced recruit and head coach,” commented Ancilla Athletic Director Gene Reese.

“I am honored to be the head women’s soccer coach at Ancilla College,” commented Crew. “I would like to thank Gene Reese, President Zirkle and everyone involved with the search for presenting me with this great opportunity to lead the women’s soccer program. In this process I have been very impressed with the commitment to excellence not just in athletics but throughout the college. I look forward to helping our student athletes be champions on the field and in the classroom.”

Crew is a 2001 graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and his Master’s degree in Organization Leadership. He also has a United States Soccer Federation “B” License.

Justin currently resides in Valparaiso, IN with his wife and two children Ethan who is nine and Karlee who is five.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Lady Charger Lose to Raiders

DSC_0021GRAND RAPIDS, MI- The Lady Chargers were unable to capture a win against the Raiders of Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday night, losing 88-66.

Ancilla (8-9, 0-4 MCCAA) fought a tough game in the first half, trailing by nine leading into halftime. The Chargers attempted to close the gap on the Raiders in the second half, but were unable to grasp a win.

Freshman, La’Fabian Coleman led the Chargers scoring with 22 points. Khadijah Moore pulled down nine rebounds, while Daije Sylvester recorded seven and Michelle Detwiler finished with six. Irena James also added five assists.

“Grand Rapids did a nice job of focusing on Khadijah Moore and limiting her touches,” said Ancilla head coach Tom Robbins. “Khadijah did a great job of continually trying to get open and get shots for us when she could. La’Fabian Coleman really stepped up and hit a number of open three point shots due to the focus on Khadijah.”

The Chargers will return home this Saturday, January 17, to face the Bruins of Kellogg Community College. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Chargers Defeated by Grand Rapids Raiders

 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Charger men’sbasketball team sufferedanother loss in Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference play against the Raiders of Grand Rapids Community College, falling 78-64.

Ancilla (10-7, 1-3 MCCAA) found themselves down 42-30 to the Raiders (8-6, 2-2 MCCAA) but in the end were unable to close the gap.

Freshman, Josh Santos led the Chargers in points (14) and rebounds (9). Juwan Johnson also contributed eleven points while Eric Waddell added nine points and six assists.

The Chargers will return home this Saturday, January 17 to battle the Bruins of Kellogg Community College. Tip-off is set for 3:00p.m.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

 

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King to Lead Charger Cheer Team

King, Kaylee2DONALDSON, IN – Ancilla College welcomes a new addition to their staff. Kaylee King has joined the Charger staff as the Assistant Sports Information Director/Assistant to the Athletic Director and Head Cheer Coach.

Over the last five years, King has been the head junior varsity and assistant varsity cheer coach at Lansing Catholic High School in Lansing, MI. She was also the Junior Cougar youth cheerleading director for two years. King is a 2013 graduate of Michigan State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising with a concentration in management. While attending college at Michigan State she was a member of the Division 1 All-Girl Competitive Cheer Team for two years and was a two time national finalist.

“We are pleased to have someone of Kaylee’s quality and experience to take over our cheer program,” commented Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese. “She has not only had college cheer experience, but also five years of coaching experience as well. Kaylee has some exciting new ideas that I know will take our cheer program to the next level. Not only will our cheerleaders cheer at games but they will also compete against other junior colleges programs.”

“I am excited to start this new chapter in my life at Ancilla. I feel blessed to have received this position and I look forward to all it has to offer. It has always been a goal of mine to coach at the college level, and I could not have asked for a better place to begin my journey then at Ancilla. I look forward to building the Charger cheer program and becoming a part of the Ancilla family,” said King.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Ancilla College Names Dean’s List, Honors List Recipients for Fall

ancilla-seal-logo.fwDONALDSON – Ancilla College has announced its fall 2014 Dean’s List and Honor’s List recipients.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or above and carry at least 12 credit hours during the semester. Those eligible for the Academic Honors List must have a 3.5 GPA for the semester and have completed between six to 11 credits towards graduation during the semester.

Dean’s List recipients include: Jeremy Allison (Bremen), Benjamin Beers (Plymouth), Lenae Bennitt (Bremen), Leah Binion (Walkerton),Kristine Binkley (Knox), Jacob Burgo (Walkerton), Devon Burton (Plymouth), Barbara Caudill (Culver),Jade Farley (Rochester), Jason Ferguson (Warsaw), Zarek Finley (Warsaw), Aileen Fleck (LaPaz), Luke Gaboury (South Bend), Emily Gamblin (Rossville), Autumn Ganser (Plymouth), Valdo Garcia-Esparza (Elkhart), Suzanne Grimm (Auburn), Sandra Harlamert (North Judson), Stoney Hartle (Argos), Caleb Heckaman (Warsaw), Shay Hepler (Warsaw), Karlie Hill (Plymouth), Leah Hoff (Rochester), Brayann Ingersoll (Knox), Crystal Jackson (Hamlet), Kayla Jimerson (North Liberty), Casey Johnson (Argos), Jenifer Justice (Plymouth),Kristen Keehn (North Liberty), Taylor Kemble (Knox), Mariah Kinney (Paris Crossing), Antonio Luna (Cordoba, Spain), Triston McCallum (Plymouth), Andrew McCarty (Knox), Jordan McMenomy (Plymouth), Kayte Miller (Plymouth), Caleb Moneyheffer (Warsaw), Bryce Nickell (Bremen), Samson Oyediran (London, England), Madyson Price (Logansport), Eric Rader (Plymouth), Amber Redinger (Plymouth), Randi Rhodes (Walkerton), Joshua Santos (Plymouth), Sheyanne Scheffer (Rochester), John Secrest (Claypool), Ryan Shanks (Bo’ness, Scotland), Tania Sirghi (Plymouth), Andrew Smith (Aberdeen, Scotland), Chase Smith (Frankton), Sophia Smith (Plymouth), Jennifer Strickland (Plymouth), Adam Stull (Walkerton), Cody Thompson (Valparaiso), Melody Trostel (Monterey), Tiffany Turner (Michigan City), Adam VanMeter (Culver), Jeanne Walker (Plymouth), Michael Wickliff (West Chester, OH) and River Wilding (Knox).

Academic Honors List recipients include: Karla Bellmer (Plymouth), Courtney Bray (Plymouth), Chalee Calhoun (Hamlet), Mewsette Cartwright (Plymouth), Bryant Clevenger (Knox), Jacqulin Collins (Plymouth), Valerie Cramer (Plymouth), Douglas Denton (Culver), Dustin Duquette (Argos), Melissa Frain (Knox), Savannah Frye (Kewanna), Cassandra Gatewood (Merrillville), Kelly Graham (Knox), Joanne Grover (Goshen), Melinda Hurford (Culver), Danielle Jones (Rochester), Nathan Klingerman (Bremen), Brandon Kosloski (Plymouth), Marsha Kratzchmar (Mentone), Lorie Metheny (Bourbon), Stefanie Miller (Culver), Cassie Minix (Rochester), Jessica Payne (Plymouth), Ashley Pena (Rochester), Brittany Probasco (Plymouth), Rachelle Raines (Plymouth), Danije Sykvester (South Bend), Pedro Vasquez (Plymouth), Sarah Wesselhoft (Elkhart), Kelsey Williams (Tyner), and Amanda Zehner (North Judson).

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu) is a Catholic, liberal arts, Associate’s Degree college in Donaldson, Indiana, sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

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FAFSA – Why do I have to do this by March 10 if I want to go to college?

fafsa funPotential students need to apply to a college AND fill out their FAFSA form.  Without a FAFSA, students could miss out on a lot of financial aid and that makes it much less likely you will attend college. People who fill out a FAFSA are likely to get some type of state or federal aid.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting state and federal aid for college – Ancilla College is again offering plenty of help!

Coming soon – Financial aid nights—These are information sessions where students and parents can learn more about financial aid options.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015            Plymouth High School    Plymouth            7:00pm-8:00pm                Cafeteria

Wednesday, January 14, 2015    Triton High School            Bourbon              6:00pm-7:00pm                Media Center

Wednesday, January 21, 2015    Knox High School             Knox                      6:00pm-7:00pmCST         Cafeteria

FAFSA Workshops (These are hands-on help sessions with the nitty-gritty details.)

February 2                          Argos High School                                            6:30 pm-8:30 pm

February 5                          Culver High School                                           6:30 pm-8 pm

February 9                          Caston High School                                          6 pm-7 pm

February 18                        Oregon-Davis HS                                              6 pm-8:30 pm CST

February 22                        College Goal Sunday @ Plymouth HS      2 pm-4 pm

Workshops at Ancilla College (we will sit down with new and returning students at a computer and walk through the details)
March 2                                10 am – 12 noon
March 3                                4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
March 4                                3 pm – 4:30 pm
March 5                                10 am – 12 noon

There are no good reasons to skip the FAFSA. There’s no age limit. And there’s no cost to fill it out.

FAFSA is due March 10th.       Ancilla College’s ID number is: 001784 (No obligation, but you need to enter SOME college ID, so why not us?!)

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Ancilla Soccer Best in School History

1.13.15 Ancilla_Soccer (2)By Chelsea Chalk, Ancilla College assistant professor of communication/institutional advancement associate

Ancilla Charger soccer has been a force to be reckoned with this fall. Earlier in the season the team found themselves at the top of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCAA) standings and were tied for first place in the NJCAA Region XII standings. Ancilla was also ranked #15 nationally at this point.

Next up was a huge weekend against #6 Schoolcraft and then #11 Cincinnati State one day after another. However, fans needn’t have worried because they sailed past both teams with scores of 2-0 and 3-1 respectively.

“Playing two nationally ranked teams in a twenty-four hour period was very tough,” commented Ancilla coach Adam Hall. “Our guys dug deep and found the concentration levels they needed to win. I’m very happy for the lads; they have worked hard and have performed well. There is still a long way to go and hopefully we can keep putting in great performances like these,” Coach Hall further remarked.

These wins put Ancilla #5 in the nation. Unfortunately the win streak came to an end in the next match-up. Lake Michigan College defeated Ancilla for their first conference loss of the season. Two more wins the following weekend revived the Chargers spirit and qualified them for the Region XII tournament.

After several more matches throughout October the Chargers ended the season #2 in the MCAA standings and #17 nationally (record: 16-3-1). Their second place MCAA ranking earned them an automatic bye in the post-season tournament where they beat #16 Cincinnati 3-0. That set the Chargers up to play #9 Schoolcraft in the Region 12 final.1.13.15 team

Unfortunately, the Chargers lost in double overtime, one goal away from competing in the national championships in Phoenix, Arizona. Freshman Dayle Robertson broke the college record with 30 goals in 20 starts and led the nation in the NJCAA D1 scoring charts. Coach Hall remarked after the game, “Ancilla had played a great game and had better chances throughout the game to take the lead. Unfortunately it was not our day and we keep our heads high knowing that we performed and competed at a very high level this year.”

Their final record was 16-4-1, and the team looks to build on this year’s success going into next year’s season

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Cougars Pounce the Chargers

 

 

KALAMAZOO, MI- The Lady Chargers were overtaken by the Cougars of Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Saturday, 97-64.

Ancilla (8-8, 0-3 MCCAA) fell behind early on in the game heading into halftime with a 30 point deficit. The Chargers worked to make a comeback in the second half, but were unable to rally a win.

With 29 points, Elkhart native, Khadijah Moore led the Chargers scoring efforts. Danije Sylvester (10), Khadijah Moore (7) and Michelle Detwiler (6) had a cumulative 23 rebounds for the Chargers.

“Kalamazoo Valley is a very good team,” said Ancilla coach Tom Robbins. “I am proud of the effort from Khadijah Moore. She stayed the course throughout the game and showed a lot of mental toughness. We need to continue to grow in our mental toughness if we are going to compete with the top teams in the conference such as Kalamazoo.”

The Chargers will return home on Saturday, January 17, to face the Bruins of Kellogg Community College. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Cougars Overtake Chargers

 

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Ancilla men’s basketball team dropped their second straight Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference game at Kalamazoo Valley Community College by a score of 79-64.

The Chargers (10-6, 1-2 MCCAA) found themselves down early to the Cougars, who were able to take control early in the game and held on late, leaving Ancilla in a position where they were unable to mount the comeback they desired.

Ancilla was led by sophomore Juwon Johnson in points (22), rebounds (9) and assists (4). Eric Waddel and Travon Brackett both pulled down seven rebounds for the Chargers. Brackett also added four assists.

“Kalamazoo Valley played a great game,” said Ancilla head coach Aaron Butcher. “Their kids played hard and controlled the game. Until we start to guard we will continue to see the same results. We will keep working to improve on that end of the court.”

The Chargers will return home Saturday, January 17 to battle the Bruins of Kellogg Community College. Game time is set for 3:00pm.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Chargers Close in Loss to Red Hawks

PLYMOUTH, IN – Despite a tough battle, the Charger men’s basketball team were defeated by the Red Hawks of Lake Michigan College by a score of 83-80.

Ancilla (10-5, 1-1 MCCAA) was down by one at halftime. The team came back and fought hard the second half, but was unable to prevail over Lake Michigan.

The Charger offense was led by Tque Smith (24), Juwan Johnson (21), and Eric Waddell (14) who scored a combined 59 points.  Johnson also added to the Chargers game in the rebound category with 12 rebounds.

“They came out and jumped on us the first six minutes”, stated Ancilla coach Aaron Butcher. “We competed well the last 34 minutes but we just couldn’t overcome that first stretch. It was a tough home loss, but there is still a long way to go in the conference.”

The Chargers will hit the road on Saturday, January 10, to face the off against the Cougars of Kalamazoo Valley. The Ancilla men’s basketball will return home Saturday, January 17 to battle the Bruins of Kellogg Community College. Game time is set for 3:00pm.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Chargers Met With Loss to Red Hawks

PLYMOUTH, IN- Ancilla women’s basketball met with a tough loss against Lake Michigan College on Wednesday night, 97-36.

The Lady Chargers (8-7, 0-2 MCCAA) came up short early on in the game and were faced with a 27 point deficit at halftime. The Chargers had 21 turnovers in the first half and the second lowest shooting percentage of the year (22.1%), keeping them from being able to make a comeback against the Red Hawks.

Freshmen Danije Sykvester (10) and Khadijah Moore (8) led the Lady Chargers in rebounds and Moore also carried the team in points with 12.

“Lake Michigan is a premier program in our conference. I felt that we got off to a good start in regards to the game plan but the turnovers mid-way through the first half really took its toll on us mentally,” said Ancilla coach Tom Robbins. “I felt we let our troubles in that part of the game effect other parts. Our shooting was one of those areas that were effected giving us one of our poorest percentages for the year. We have another big challenge on Saturday and we are going to immediately begin focusing on that.”

The Lady Chargers will be on the road Saturday, January 10, at NJCAA #14 Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The Chargers will return home on Saturday, January 17, to face the Bruins of Kellogg Community College. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m.

Ancilla College (www.ancilla.edu), part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Walters Signs with Charger Volleyball

Walters Signs with Charger Volleyball

 

WaltersSigning_122314      GAS CITY, IN – Natalee Walters, daughter of Christy Mauller and Jody Mauller, from Mississinewa High School has signed her National Letter of Intent to play Volleyball at Ancilla College with the Lady Charger Program for the Fall 2015 season.

Natalee has experienced a very successful high school playing career. She has played for Rachel Roesch and Lori Elson at Mississinewa and Coach Elson added, “Natalee is an outstanding athlete who puts 100% into everything she does. We will miss her athleticism and court knowledge but she will be a great asset for the Ancilla Chargers next year!” Natalee lettered all 4 years at Mississinewa and her last two seasons as their libero, they combined for a 2013 season of 30-4 and a 2014 season of 29-3.Those stats are quite impressive. Also impressive is that she has played Munciana Club Volleyball for the last 6 years where she has gained valuable skills, valuable coaching, and helped her increase her love for a high level of volleyball.

Walters has garnered some individual accomplishments while playing at Mississinewa. As a Junior, she was selected for Indiana Elite North/South and Post your T’s East/West All Star Games. Her Senior year, she was again selected for the Post your T’s East/West All-Star Game. Her team won conference both her Junior and Senior Year and they were Grant 4 Tourney Champs, Rossville Invite Champs, and her senior year, they were Elwood Invite Champs. Natalee has also been involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council and has won the Ole Miss Youth Sports Award for Volleyball. She has also participated in service learning events, political activity, Jeans for Teens, and Wreaths for the Nursing Home.

Natalee said Ancilla College was the right choice for her because, “I love the coach and the players and they made Ancilla feel like home. It has a better student to teacher ratio and it is close to home.” Coach Singleton is equally excited about the signing of Walters to her program. “I am super excited Natalee will be joining the Lady Charger Volleyball Family. She comes from a quality high school program (Mississinewa) and a very respected club program (Munciana). I know Natalee possesses the mindset and personality of the type of players I look for in my program. I believe she will be an OUTSTANDING fit for us.”

Ancilla College, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 Associate’s Degree and eight athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is located two miles south of US 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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Chargers Face Defeat in Conference Opener

LANSING, MI – After a tough fought battle, the Lady Chargers were defeated in the MCCAA conference opener by Lansing Community College 75-70.

Ancilla (8-6, 0-1 MCCAA) fell behind early and found themselves in a 33-19 hole at halftime. The Chargers fought back to even in the second half, but were unable to come away with a victory.

Khadijah Moore led Ancilla in their efforts, helping the team tie the game several times throughout. La’Fabian Coleman was also a big part of the Chargers comeback in the second half by providing defensive intensity on one end and good shooting on the other.

“We really shot the ball poorly in the first half,” stated Ancilla coach Tom Robbins. “We ended up being down by 14 at half time. However, during the second half the kids really rallied together and came back to tie the game several times.”

Wednesday, January 7, the Lady Chargers will resume home action, as they host Lake Michigan College at 5:30 p.m. at the LifePlex in Plymouth.

Ancilla College, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 Associate’s Degree and eight athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is located two miles south of US 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

 

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Ancilla Seizes First Conference Win

NJCAAbasketballLANSING, MI – Ancilla secured its first conference win of the season, claiming 83-82 victory at Lansing Community College on Saturday.

The Chargers (10-4, 1-0 MCCAA) were down ten with nine minutes to play, but hit some key shots down the stretch to come up with the victory in their Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference opener.

Combining for 44 points, Freshman Josh Santos (22) and Sophomore Eric Waddell (22) helped lead Ancilla to victory, with Santos scoring the game winning three-point shot with nine seconds left to play. Juwan Johnson and Mike Wickliff also contributed to the Chargers score with 14 and 11 points respectively. Johnson also added to the teams efforts with 11 rebounds. Santos added eight rebounds of his own.

“I am very proud of the toughness our guys showed this afternoon,” said Ancilla coach Aaron Butcher. “We shot the ball well early, which allowed us to build a lead. We hit a tough stretch in the second half. Our ability to come back and win says a lot about our guys’ character. Lansing is a tough place to win. Moving onward we look forward to putting on those home jerseys again Wednesday and we hope the community will get out to the LifePlex to watch us play.”

Ancilla’s next game is Wednesday, January 7 at home where they will take on the Red Hawks from Lake Michigan College. Tipoff is set for 7:30pm.

Ancilla College, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 Associate’s Degree and eight athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is located two miles south of US 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

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