JBU Students Receive Fellowships to Au Sable Institute

Siloam Springs, Ark (April 17, 2000) — John Brown University junior Katie Remington and sophomore Miriam Miller, environmental science majors, received $1200 fellowships to attend Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies this summer in northern Michigan. The Institute recognizes students having exceptional abilities, interests, and leadership potential in environmental stewardship by designating such students "Au Sable Fellows" and granting scholarship funds.

"These are outstanding students, some of JBU’s finest," said Dr. Larry Seward, JBU professor of natural science and faculty representative for the Au Sable Institute. "They have consistently demonstrated not only an interest but leadership potential in environmental science."

Remington and Miller applied for designation as Au Sable Fellows through JBU. The University then evaluated their qualifications and interest in environmental studies and notified the Au Sable Institute.

"I am really excited to be going to Au Sable this summer and am honored to have the fellowship scholarship. It was a great answer to prayer," said Miller.

Au Sable is a Christian institute whose mission is to teach environmental stewardship through the integration of faith and science. It does this through academic programs in higher education, research projects and environmental education for local school children.

Supported by the natural settings of the Great Lakes Forest of northern Michigan, Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, and Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay, participants take courses, engage in scholarship, gain field experience, confer, and develop practical tools for environmental stewardship in programs that take seriously both science and theology. Au Sable is a community based upon Christian principles, working to bring stewardship to creation.

John Brown University is a private university providing Christ-centered higher education to over 1,500 students from over 47 states and 33 countries. JBU is recognized by the John Templeton Foundation in their Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges and is included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional colleges and universities.