Indiana University East distributed scholarships to area high school guidance counselors from Indiana and Ohio during its annual Counselors’ Breakfast held November 3 in Whitewater Hall.
“It is our responsibility to lead the region as the premier baccalaureate and master’s public institution in eastern Indiana and western Ohio,” said Chancellor Nasser Paydar. “It is a pleasure to work with these counselors who share our vision to increase the educational attainment in our region. Together, we are investing in the future of individual students and our communities.”
Seventy guidance counselors attended the special event at IU East. Counselors present received several scholarship certificates to give to students in their high schools that meet the academic and admission requirements at IU East. Overall, IU East distributed $128,000 in certificates to each counselor to award to outstanding students from his or her school.
“We have a great partnership with these counselors,” said Molly Vanderpool, director of Admissions. “These scholarships enable them to reward their high school students for outstanding academic achievements with a significant scholarship.”
This is the fifth consecutive year that IU East has hosted the Counselors’ Breakfast. In recognition of the campus’ 40th anniversary this fall, the Counselors’ Breakfast theme was the 1970s including students, faculty and staff dressed in retro apparel.
This fall semester, IU East continued a record-setting trend in enrollment with an increase of 10.7 percent in the number of students registered to take courses. Both enrollment (3,725) and credit hours taken (36,590.5) for the fall semester reached record highs for the campus. Since 2006, student enrollment has increased 65.9 percent.