GOAL #2: CREATE GLOBAL LEADERS
Our students and faculty are taking action to save
species, improve human health, and build stronger
communities. They need the perspectives gained from
immersing themselves in other cultures and countries.
These diverse experiences lead to multifaceted
awareness and skills that can benefit so many lives near
At IU Southeast, Katherine Clark ’15 was an accounting
and international business major with a Spanish minor.
She was also a student-athlete and worked two jobs.
Thanks to scholarships like the Jerry E. and Sheila R.
Wheat International Study Scholarship, Clark was
able to study abroad—pouring concrete for schools in
Honduras, working in orphanages in Guatemala, and
making and distributing water filters in the Dominican
Republic. She hopes that her business skills and new
international connections will empower her to make a
true difference—like helping to eradicate child labor—
in locations around the globe.
Study-abroad programs expand our scholars’ worldview
and their ability to improve our region. However, most
of them need financial assistance to take part in these
life-changing experiences. With your support, more
members of our campus community will be able to
participate in these essential international programs,
creating more ways for them to have a beneficial
influence here in southern Indiana and abroad.
“Because of IU Southeast, I’ve
been allowed to take advantage
of more opportunities in order to
achieve my goals. I have become
more involved in my school, my
community, and mission work
around the world.”
—Katherine Clark ’15
2015 Chancellor’s Medallion Scholarship recipient
shape our students’
perspectives on global issues,
helping them develop cultural
f luency and leadership skills.