Indiana University East Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe will participate in the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay this Sunday, September 25. Chancellor Cruz-Uribe will accept the torch at approximately 12:40 p.m. and carry it from the campus entrance on U.S. 27 to Reid Health.
The torch relay is noon to 4 p.m. and will begin at the Levi Coffin House in Fountain City and travel along U.S. 27 before continuing to U.S. 40. The community is invited to come out to watch as the torchbearers make their way along the route.
Cruz-Uribe will receive the torch from Chad Bolser, president of Ivy Tech Community College Richmond and Connersville, and carry the torch to Craig Kinyon, CEO and president of Reid Health.
“I’m very honored to be named as one of the torchbearers to represent Wayne County for the Indiana Bicentennial,” Cruz-Uribe said.
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay has started making its way across the state. The relay began on September 9 in Corydon, Indiana’s first state capital. The relay will conclude on Saturday, October 15, with a celebration at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Two others connected to IU East have been named as torchbearers.
Eric Marsh, executive director of WCTV, and Curtis Frame, men’s basketball manager, have also been designated as torchbearers for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. There are 36 individuals representing Wayne County for the torch relay, which includes 2,000 torchbearers from across the state.
The relay was designed to inspire Hoosiers and promote unity across the state by connecting people, communities, and regions.
The state chose the torchbearers after they were nominated by the public and selected by local committees on a county-by-county basis. Those selected are Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.
The torch relay will touch each of Indiana’s 92 counties during the 3,200-mile journey across the state.
For updates along the route, follow Chancellor Cruz-Uribe on Twitter at https://twitter.com/iuechanc or IU East at https://twitter.com/iueast.