Marvin & Dee Anderson Scholarship

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Drs. Marvin & Dee Anderson

The Anderson family dedicated many years of service to Southwestern Adventist University. Marvin was the longest-serving president in the history of the university, from 1984 until 2001, a period of notable growth in enrollment and academics. Under his leadership, Southwestern gained University status. 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.

Marvin and Dee fell in love while students at Union College and married in 1963. The Andersons’ three children also attended Southwestern Adventist University. 

This scholarship was established by Marvin and Dee’s children in honor of their dedication and service to the university. Their leadership moved Southwestern ahead while preserving the history and many elements that make it unique among other Adventist colleges and universities. In addition, their love for students and the community was exemplified through their service.

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Marvin Anderson on April 2, 2022. Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy for the Anderson and Campbell families. We cling to the blessed hope and look to the day when all God's family will be reunited. In honor of his legacy, donations directed to this endowment will continue to provide scholarships for students attending Southwestern Adventist University. 


Students Recipients 

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