Kate Hevner Mueller served Indiana University from 1937 to 1969 as Dean of Women, Senior Counselor for Women, and Professor of Education. Dr. Mueller was a national pioneer for women professionals and developed the Master’s Program in College Student Personnel (Higher Education and Student Affairs) at Indiana University in the early 1950s. The Kate Hevner Mueller Senior Awards were established in 2013 to honor IU seniors who have proven leadership on campus both inside and outside of the classroom and who have improved the IU community by their presence.
This year, Indiana University has selected 28 outstanding recipients for the Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Award. In this article, we congratulate Caroline Anders for her ability to represent Dr. Mueller’s essential goals of the university: to promote intellect, develop personality, and inspire citizenship and leadership to all students.
Caroline is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from the College of Arts and Sciences. A Herman B Wells Scholar and an Ernie Pyle Scholar, Caroline has achieved high academic success. Her campus involvement with Indiana Daily Student (IDS) led her to a leadership position as the Co-Editor in Chief. From editing content to creating a more sustainable business model, Caroline worked diligently to take IDS to new heights and ensure that IDS continues to offer news to IU students and the Bloomington community. Caroline has received accolades for her work with IDS, including the Brook Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year in 2020 and first place in the Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship in 2020.
When asked to reflect on her vast support system, Caroline said:
Thank you so much to my friends, family and mentors who supported me through the past four years. I know it’s cliche, but I couldn’t have written any of the stories or done any of the work I did without your late-night phone calls and encouraging messages.”