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in memoriam
William Richardson, B.S. ’71, B.S. ’76, M.S. ’78
March 15,
Nancy Richert, B.S. ’71, M.S. ’77
February 22, 2013
Donald Brough, B.S. ’74
March 27, 2013
Lionel Forrest, B.S.’ 75
February 15, 2013
Jane Kaiser, B.S. ‘87
January 15, 2013
Larry Claghorn, B.S. ’95
February 27, 2013
Brian Hill, IU Southeast’s first
science faculty member, passes
away at 80
As the first science faculty member hired at Indiana University
Southeast, W. Brian Hill was considered a trailblazer. Hill, 80,
passed away March 19.
Hill was a faculty member at IU Southeast for 39 years and had the
opportunity to touch the lives of hundreds of students.
Hired in 1958 as a professor, Hill was instrumental in creating IU
Southeast’s chemistry program. He also served as the Chairman of
the Division of Natural Sciences from 1973 to 1979. His tenure at IU
Southeast also included a turn as the Acting Executive Officer of the
campus in 1966.
Hill was popular outside of the classroom as well. In fact, he was the
first basketball coach for the campus. In 1959 he recruited some
of his chemistry students to a basketball team. For two years they
played games against any teams they could find in nearby towns.
Eventually, they joined a group called the Jeffersonville Industrial
League that met in the Jeffersonville Field House once a week for
Brian was one of the founders of Natural Sciences and even
created many of our first degrees,” said Ben Nassim, dean of the
School of Natural Sciences at IU Southeast. “There are so many
students – many leaders in our community – who were taught by
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