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Delta College Award of Distinction

Delta College presented its first Award of Distinction in 2012 to a longtime supporter, Mary Anderson of Bay City. (In the photo, Mrs. Anderson is sitting and holding the award. Standing is Dr. Jean Goodnow, Delta College President.)

Mrs. Anderson founded the Delta College Flute Choir in 1974, and served as its director from its inception until her retirement in 2014. The Choir is one of the five oldest flute choirs in the U.S.

The Anderson Family funded the Currents sculpture, which became the centerpiece of the newly-created Delta Sculpture Walk. This was undertaken in celebration of Delta’s 50th anniversary in 2011. The project also features a selection of sculptural pieces for viewing by the general public.

Mrs. Anderson taught as an adjunct at Delta College for many years and, in 1985, received the Lynn Heatley Award for Distinguished Service, recognizing outstanding adjunct faculty members at Delta. She retired in 2007 after playing with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra for 50 years.

The Award of Distinction has been developed to recognize non-alumni who provide outstanding service to Delta College. Professional, personal, civic and philanthropic pursuits that reflect the College’s high standards and values are considered in selecting recipients of the award.


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