NEWS AND NOTES
IU Southeast presents Mid-Year Economic Update
During the 2015 Mid-Year Economic Update event, IU Southeast Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Sanders
Chair in Business Uric Dufrene spoke about national trends and the implications for the local economy. The event was
sponsored by the IU Southeast School of Business.
Dufrene highlighted the most recent data available for the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana economy. He predicted
the economy in the region will decline this year, because job growth in the local market will be slower.
In addition to Dufrene’s presentation, the event included a networking breakfast and a public question-and-answer session.
IU Southeast graduate Zachary Pruet receives commission
as Second Lieutenant in U.S. Army
Zachary Pruet, ’15, a business
management major from Louisville,
Ky., was commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during a
Commissioning Recognition Ceremony
preceding Commencement. New
Albany JROTC Commander Joe
Maynard was present a the ceremony.
Pruet transferred to IU Southeast as a
junior and was a recipient of the merit-
based Army ROTC scholarship. Pruet’s
assignment in the Army is an aviation
officer, flying Blackhawk helicopters
and C-12 Huron military aircrafts.
IU Southeast professor receives John W. Ryan Award
Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, IU Southeast School of Education professor, received
the 2015 John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs
Herdoiza-Estevez was the first faculty member in the School of Education and the second
faculty member at IU Southeast to receive the John W. Ryan Award. At IU Southeast, her
work has focused on international education and the sociology of education.
The John W. Ryan Award honors faculty members and librarians from all IU campuses
for noteworthy contributions to the university’s international programs and studies.
The award, which was initiated in 1991, is named for late Indiana University president
emeritus John W. Ryan.
Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez.
L to R, Master Sergeant Adam Hiracheta – first salute, Cadet Zach Pruet, Chancellor Ray Wallace and
Lieutenant Colonel Nathan S. Surrey, Professor and Chair, Department of Military Science, Army ROTC,
University of Louisville