Indiana University East announced a $375,000 gift from First Bank Richmond during the Chancellor’s Medallion held tonight (November 3) at the Student Events and Activities Center on the IU East campus.
For Indiana University East the past year has brought many celebrations, accomplishments and memorable moments. The campus experienced a record number of graduates who joined an alumni family now numbering over 9,000, celebrated the grand opening of the Student Events and Activities Center, and remembered the legacy of Chancellor Emeritus David Fulton who passed away.
Indiana University East celebrated one of its biggest nights on August 19 by opening its brand new Student Events and Activities Center and announcing the largest gift ever from an alum.
Paul and Pat Lingle have a strong connection to the history and development of Indiana University East.
Since IU East was established in 1971, the Lingles have supported the campus. Today, they continue to be a part of IU East by providing a $700,000 gift to the new Student Events and Activities Center.
For three generations the Quigg Family Foundation has centered its mission on giving back to the community in order to see the region succeed, “to encourage, preserve and promote the education, welfare and enlightenment of our fellow citizens.”
Reid Health and Indiana University East are far more than campus neighbors in north Richmond.
Both share missions to serve people and institutions in Richmond and across the region. They are the top two beacons of growth – in numbers of employees and students, in new wellness-focused programs and in new buildings.
Timothy R. Frame knows on a personal level how important IU East is to Wayne County.
He’s a graduate. So is his wife. His son, too. And just recently, his stepdaughter graduated. “It’s an important part of my family,” he said.
First Bank Richmond has been synonymous with building projects in Richmond and Wayne County for more than a century.
And it’s also been synonymous with helping thousands of businesses, homeowners, investors and college students reach their dreams.
Doug Brenneke puts it simply.
It just fits for Belden to help Indiana University East complete its longtime vision of building a vibrant events center that will serve the campus and the community.
Construction on Indiana University East’s Student Events and Activities Center will begin today (June 3).
The center is IU East’s fifth building on campus. The facility will promote student success through a comprehensive offering of programming in health and wellness, physical education, athletics, student activities and special events. Since 2007, student enrollment at IU East has over doubled to 4,573 in 2014.