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In 2015, IU Southeast was

named the 12th safest

college campus in the U.S.

and was included in Top

100 Best College Dorms

and Top 100 Best Schools

for Your Buck lists.

The 2015 Champions

Dinner, a celebration of

IU Southeast Athletics,

brought in a record crowd

of 400 people at Huber’s

Orchard and Winery.

Chancellor Ray Wallace

was elected as the River

States Conference Council

of Presidents Chair and will

serve as the representative

of the conference’s 13

member schools on the

NAIA Council of Presidents.

As part of the For All:

Indiana University

Bicentennial Campaign

mission to raised $2.5

billion by 2020, IU

Southeast announced a

goal of $14 million.

Spencer County became

the seventh Kentucky

county to be added to the

reciprocity agreement at

IU Southeast. Residents of

Spencer are now eligible to

receive in-state tuition.

IU Southeast and Sullivan

University partnered to

deliver a fast track to

pharmacy careers, enabling

students to become a

licensed pharmacist just

five years after graduating

high school.

McRobbie visits campus, area business

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie visited the IU Southeast campus and

area businesses on March 23 as part of his statewide tour of Indiana.

During his visit, McRobbie toured the River Ridge Commerce Center and Samtec,

Inc., meeting with several IU Southeast alumni working at the electronic connector

manufacturing company.

In remarks to area business and community leaders, McRobbie highlighted IU

Southeast’s efforts with 55,000 Degrees, which is dedicated to increasing the number

of Louisville-area residents with degrees, and the impact the Ogle Center has had on

strengthening IU’s excellence in the arts.

McRobbie also met with several student leaders on campus to learn more about student

life at IU Southeast. SGA President Trent Wallace presented McRobbie with a resolution

thanking him for his support of the university.

Indiana General Assembly celebrates IU Southeast’s

75th anniversary

In February, the Indiana General Assembly passed a concurrent resolution

congratulating IU Southeast on the 75th anniversary of its founding.

The resolution, HCR 26, was introduced by sponsors Rep. Ed Clere in the Indiana

House of Representatives and by Sen. Ron Grooms in the Indiana Senate alongside

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, Chancellor Ray Wallace, members

of the IU Southeast administration and representatives from the IU Southeast Student

Government Association.

“I speak on behalf of everyone at IU Southeast when I say how honored we are to be

recognized by the Indiana General Assembly for our 75th anniversary,”Wallace said.

“Since 1941, IU Southeast has been dedicated to serving the state of Indiana and the

Louisville region. I thank our local legislators for organizing this very special resolution.”

IU Southeast was recognized in part for its more than 50 graduate and undergraduate

degree programs, its overall economic impact of $124.4 million on the state of Indiana

and its ranking as one of the top universities in Indiana for student-faculty ratio (15:1)

and service to future military members.