Online Student Awarded National Scholarship

Online Student Awarded National Scholarship

CCCK Online Student Adrienne Edwards is featured holding an Ame
CCCK Online Student Adrienne Edwards is featured holding an Ame

McPherson, Kansas – The Central Christian College of Kansas chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society (ASL) is excited to announce that current online student Adrienne Edwards was chosen by the national ASL scholarship committee to receive a $2,500 scholarship. Since the chapter’s inception, Adrienne is the first CCCK nominee to be selected for this honor.

Adrienne is currently a senior in the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program and has demonstrated a stellar academic record with a 3.96 cumulative GPA and inclusion on the Dean’s List for every semester of her attendance. She was inducted as a member of the ASL Honor Society in 2020. She says of her time here,

I would be lying if I said there weren’t times I wanted to give up. There have been plenty. Some courses are incredibly difficult for me. The only thing I can say is that I pray a lot and stay focused on the end goal. God has shown me so much grace throughout my time here at CCCK.

The accomplishments in her personal life are just as noteworthy. She has a heart for the homeless, veterans, and first responders and began a nonprofit, “Hope for the Homeless and Wounded Warriors,” that has been operating for 10 years in Colorado. She further supports these groups by breeding purebred German Shepherds and donating them as service dogs to another nonprofit in her area. She helps with community organizations such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and is currently working as a full-time nanny for three children.

Adrienne’s goals after graduation include starting a career with either the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, owning a full-scale cattle operation, and expanding her nonprofit to house and provide work for homeless veterans while helping them integrate back into society.

About Alpha Sigma Lambda

The Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society has operated for 75 years to encourage scholarship and to recognize those students who achieve academic excellence while simultaneously handling the full responsibilities of home, family, career, and community. It is the only honor society in the nation especially for non-traditional students, with over 300 chapters nationwide.

ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS

Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.