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By Kaylee M. King

DONALDSON, IN – Culver Community High School senior, Machayla Allen, recently signed her letter of intent to cheer at Ancilla College.

Allen, the daughter of Stephanie Snider and Shawn Allen, is a varsity award letter recipient for sideline cheerleading in both basketball and football cheerleading.

“Machayla is very talented young lady with a ton cheerleading potential. She comes from a great program that has provided her with a wonderful platform of skills to build upon. I look forward to having her a part of the program and continue to further her skills in the sport of cheer,” said Head Coach Kaylee King on signing Allen to the Ancilla Cheer program.

When Machayla was asked why she chose Ancilla, she said, “Ancilla is close to home, and I look forward to being in a smaller college environment while still being able to continue cheerleading.”

While at Ancilla College, Machayla intends to major in Nursing.

Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 22 associate degrees, eight one-year certificates and 19 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 located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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