American National University

Essay Contest Winner Values ANUs 127 Years of History

To Amanda Woolridge, 127 years of history and tradition means that her university has been successful for more than a century. Amanda is a student in the health care management bachelor’s degree program at the Harrisonburg Campus and recently participated in the ANU Essay Contest and answered the question “What Does Your University’s 127 Years of History and Tradition Mean to You?”

“They must provide a good education to their students or they would not have lasted 127 years,” Amanda said in her essay.

Amanda graduated from the medical assisting degree program at the Harrisonburg Campus in 2010. She said she loves ANU because the class sizes are small. “You get the help you need and you do not have to be embarrassed to ask questions.”

Amanda said she would refer ANU to anyone interested in pursuing higher education. “I love the education I have received at American National University and I am glad to see that they are growing.”

Amanda’s essay won the grand prize for the essay contest. Have you “liked” the American National University Facebook pages? Go to and click on the about section to see a list of all the available campus Facebook pages.

Amanda Woolridge is pictured accepting her essay contest prize from Harrisonburg campus director David Zimmerman.

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