Bette Davenport, of Richmond, Indiana, knows first-hand the impact scholarships can have for students completing a degree. In recognition of Indiana University East’s mission and to encourage others to give, she is making a $25,000 gift to establish the Bette G. Davenport Alumni Scholarship.
Anne Szopa was instrumental in developing the Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology programs at Indiana University East. In recognition of her contributions and to encourage others to expand opportunities for students to study in this field, Rob and Nancy Tolley have endowed $30,000 to establish the Anne Szopa Scholarship.
Indiana University East has awarded $115,895 in donor-funded scholarships to incoming freshmen and returning students for the 2016-2017 academic year.
IU East is proud to announce all the students receiving scholarships this year provided through donor support. The list of recipients is below.
Indiana University East students welcomed community supporters to campus in appreciation of their contributions toward internships, leadership experiences and community service opportunities. Guests were invited to the Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon held September 16 at the Student Events and Activities Center on campus.
Indiana University East has announced a $44,000 gift from faculty member and alumnus, Roger Crane.
Crane, director of the accounting program and lecturer in accounting for the School of Business and Economics, said the IU East campus has been a gift to him.
Mackenzie Spurrier and Destiny Maitlen have been chosen as the 2015 Lingle Scholars. The scholarship award will continue throughout their pursuit of a four-year degree at Indiana University East.
Three local high school students have received the Fred Nottingham Scholarship. Krista Trumbo, Taylor Webster and Sarah Jo Wellman were each awarded with a $1,000 scholarship.
Trumbo and Webster plan to attend IU East, beginning with the start of the fall 2015 semester. Wellman plans to attend IU Bloomington.
Tom Raper, a longtime friend and devoted supporter of Indiana University East, passed away April 14, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe said that Tom believed in the importance of higher education to improve the lives of those living in Wayne County and throughout the region. He had a long-established history with the university including providing student scholarships, serving on the IU East Board of Advisors, and gifting IU East with the largest donation in its 44-year history.
This is the eighth consecutive year that IU East has hosted the Counselors’ Breakfast. Over 60 guidance counselors attended. This year’s theme centered on Rockefeller Center and New York City.
Indiana University East welcomes community supporters to the Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon to thank these individuals for their contributions to scholarships, internships, leadership experiences and community service opportunities for students. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond.