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University Advisement

The Center for Academic Excellence would like to recognize three students that were nominated and selected as the Outstanding Student of the 2023 Winter Quarter. These students have overcome physical/mental/emotional/financial barriers but continued to make a commitment to their academics and excelled during the 2023 Winter Quarter.

Abigail Nichols, B.B.A. Business Administration

What her Academic Advisor said about her:

“She completed her first year with a 3.9 GPA while being a student-athlete and overcoming personal challenges. She was committed to her academics, athletics and personal development by always seeking out support from Advisement and her professors. Abigail is a leader on her team and a positive student at Life University. She is also a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and dedicates her time to volunteering. She was also given the opportunity to serve on an eight-week internship this summer.”

Timothy Lindie, A.S. in Health and Wellness

What his Academic Coach said about him:

“While being a DDE student in NYC and a stay-at-home dad to two young children, Timothy completed his 2023 Winter Quarter with a 3.5 GPA. In the past two quarters, Timothy has dealt with three separate cases of COVID, traveling to and from Florida from New York City to help take care of (and eventually move to New York) a brother that faces mental challenges daily, plus facing personal family challenges himself. What normally breaks people has fueled Timothy to do better and get his degree for his two children.”

Courtney ‘Madison’ Butler, D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic

What her Academic Coach said about her:

“Madison is the definition of resilience. No matter what obstacles have been put in her way, she has persevered to continue with her dream of becoming a chiropractor. In the Winter Quarter, Madison struggled a lot with schedule adjustments, family emergencies and deaths, as well as being in a serious car accident the week of finals. Madison did not let these outside factors hinder her goals. Though she did struggle in certain aspects of her academic program and held off on taking Path II due to a variety of reasons, Madison’s time and effort allowed her to focus on her academics, receive an A in PATH II and finish the quarter with a 3.605 GPA. Madison is a wonderful student, and it is an honor to be her advisor.”