Wilde has been the interim dean since July 2014 while he also continued to serve as a professor of educational psychology. He joined IU East in 1998.
Indiana University East Professor of Education Jerry Wilde and alumnae Leah Hostalet and Becky Melton will appear on the “TODAY” show June 4 to bring awareness to the need for kidney donations in the United States.
In the spirit of giving, the Becky Melton Scholarship has been established at Indiana University East by donors in honor of Melton’s selfless act to donate a kidney to Jerry Wilde, professor of education.
Gifts to the scholarship have generated enough funds to endow the scholarship. To date, IU East has received $13,700 through direct donations and a celebration hosted by Jerry and his wife, Polly Wilde.
Jerry Wilde, associate professor of educational psychology, was on “Wake Up With Whoopi” Tuesday morning to provide parents with tips on talking with their children about the images surrounding September, 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the war in Iraq. Whoopi Goldberg’s radio show stream’s live on the internet and cities across the nation.