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MEDALLION DINNER

By Kendra Barnes

Approximately 600 people attended

the 2015 IU Southeast Chancellor’s

Medallion Dinner, which brought in

nearly $140,000 from donations,

ticket sales, sponsorships and a live

auction. Enthusiastic bidders gave

$20,450 at the evening’s live auction

for items that included a week-long trip

to Hawaii, a behind-the-scenes tour of

the Louisville Zoo and a crawfish boil

dinner with Jay White, dean of the IU

Southeast School of Business.

The live auction concluded with a

special scholarship appeal, which

raised an additional $19,000. In

total, the live auction raised a record-

breaking $39,450 – 30 percent over

the previous year – in support of

Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner Raises

Record Funds for Scholarships

student scholarships, fully funding

six $6,000 Chancellor’s Medallion

scholarships for future IU Southeast

students.

Norman Stiefler, chair of the IU

Southeast Board of Advisors, emceed

the event and welcomed speakers that

included Indiana University Executive

Vice President for University Academic

Affairs, John Applegate, who shared

thoughts on the importance of funding

scholarships for students at IU’s

regional campuses. Chancellor Ray

Wallace delivered the keynote address

and stressed the impact IU Southeast

has, and will continue to have, on the

community and those it serves.

“At IU Southeast, we promise to provide

a world-class educational experience

that prepares students to be productive

citizens who enhance the multiplier

effect of economic development to this

region,” he said.

This year’s Chancellor’s Medallion

community award winners – Barbara

Popp ’76, co-founder of Schuler

Bauer Real Estate Services, and Bob

Kleehamer, senior vice president of

River Valley Financial Bank – were

honored for their distinguished service

to the campus and community. Eight

outstanding IU Southeast students

were recognized for their academic

achievement and leadership potential,

including, for the first time, four

Chancellor Ray Wallace and

the Chancellor’s Medallion

scholarship recipients: (from

left to right) Catherine

Daughtery ’15, Zoe

Blackwell ’17, Katherine

Clark ’15, Chancellor Ray

Wallace, Sean Marguet

’15, Rachel Dalton ’15 and

Patrick Fanning ’15. Not

shown: Pamela Smith ’15

and Calvin Barron ’16.

Bob Kleehamer, Barbara

Popp ’76 and Chancellor

Ray Wallace.