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IU East announces first scholarship recipient of the Judith Roman-Royer essay contest

IU East announces first scholarship recipient of the Judith Roman-Royer essay contest

Sharing her personal struggle with a health issue helped an Indiana University East student win a new scholarship.

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Erin Bristow’s essay about the years of despair, medical treatments and gradual acceptance of her infertility moved IU East’s English department faculty, who selected her as the winner of the Judith A. Roman-Royer Scholarship.

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IU East Alumni Association Director gives $133,000 gift to establish scholarships

IU East Alumni Association Director gives $133,000 gift to establish scholarships

Terry Wiesehan has a deep affinity for Indiana University East. In recognition of the university’s impact in her life as an alumnae, as well as the current director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events, Wiesehan has made a $133,000 gift to IU East.

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Former alumni director establishes scholarship to support IU East students

Former alumni director establishes scholarship to support IU East students

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.

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Anne Szopa Scholarship recognizes faculty member’s development of Women’s and Gender Studies program, influence on campus

Anne Szopa Scholarship recognizes faculty member’s development of Women’s and Gender Studies program, influence on campus

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.

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IU East students celebrate support at Spirit of Philanthropy

IU East students celebrate support at Spirit of Philanthropy

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Umer Khan shared his story during the Spirit of Philanthropy on Sept. 16.

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.

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IU East business faculty member establishes gift for scholarships, success fund

IU East business faculty member establishes gift for scholarships, success fund

Indiana University East has announced a $44,000 gift from faculty member and alumnus, Roger Crane.

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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.

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IU East reflects on Tom Raper’s legacy

IU East reflects on Tom Raper’s legacy

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.

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