Larry and Jane Richards have donated $25,000 to endow a scholarship for an Indiana University East tennis player, the proceeds of which will be matched annually by Indiana University to create a $2,250 annual scholarship. The scholarship will be named after distinguished IU East alumna and accomplished professional tennis player Venus Williams and will help support a participant in IU East’s intercollegiate tennis program for up to four years.
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.
Three Red Wolves received Summer 2016 Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend.
Monica Puig won the first gold medal in any sport for Puerto Rico. Puig made Olympic history after she defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 on Saturday, August 13.
Indiana University East has had a memorable 2015. The campus experienced another record-breaking year in enrollment and the number of graduates who joined the alumni family, celebrated the graduation of an international tennis star and businesswoman, started construction on its fifth building and remembered the legacy of three campus leaders who passed away.
Venus Williams is officially an alumna of Indiana University East.
Williams was presented with her diploma on August 14 at IU East, located in Richmond, Ind. Williams, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, completed her last online courses at IU East this summer and was able make her first visit to campus as she traveled to the Western Southern Open (WSO) August 15-23.