Marvin & Dee Anderson Scholarship
Marvin & Dee Anderson
The Anderson family has dedicated many years of service to Southwestern Adventist University. Marvin was the longest-serving president in the history of Southwestern, from 1984 until 2001, a period of notable growth at the university. Dee worked alongside Marvin, serving as chair of the Department of Education- Psychology. Through her tenure, the department became not only the largest on campus, but one of the largest in the entire North American Division. Together Marvin and Dee are responsible for marked improvements and leadership in their 56 years of combined service.
The Andersons’ three children also attended Southwestern. Danny took courses and worked for the University for almost six years in the custodial department, service station, cafeteria, and printing press. In ’89, Eric worked for the University for 15 years in many of the same capacities as Danny but had also been an adjunct professor in business and education-psychology. Amy, ’93, spent five years as an administrative assistant and part-time instructor in the Department of Education- Psychology.
Marvin and Dee fell in love while students at Union College and married in 1963. Marvin is only somewhat retired now. After leaving Southwestern, he became president of a private foundation in Washington, D.C., and continued teaching business. He is now teaching at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dee enjoys her retirement which allows for plenty of time to travel, read, and spend time with their three grandchildren.
This scholarship was established by Marvin and Dee’s children in honor of their dedication and service to the university. Their leadership in moving Southwestern ahead while preserving the history and many elements that make Southwestern unique among other Adventist colleges and universities represented in this scholarship.
2020-2021-Genesis Lopez Valenzuela
2019-2020 -Jai Geetooah
2018-2019 -Maria Cruz Basoco
2017-2018 -Luis Astudillo
2016-2017 - Nicole Cillo
2015-2016 - Cody Anderson
2015-2014 - Nhất Nguyen
2014-2013 - Michael Casco
2013-2012 - Josue Maldonado
2012-2011 - Wendy Amimo & Inestral Pierre
2009-2010 - Cynthia Jaimes , Ernest Maitland , Dessya Palit , Antonio Peterson , Esther Portes , Graciela Prieto , Christopher Rhodes & Mario Robles
2008-2009 - Carlos Arellano , Jose Laporte , Ethan Muse & Michael Razon
2007-2008 - Matthew Williams
2006-2007 - Marvin Yordan
2005-1006 - Aaron Proctor , Peter Taylor