NEW ALBANY, IN, (Nov. 7, 2012) – The annual Indiana University Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner set records for raised funds and attendance.
The 2012 event, held Oct. 27, resulted in more than $100,000 in funding for student scholarships at IU Southeast. More than 650 patrons attended the dinner at Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
Of the proceeds generated, nearly $37,000 came from the live and silent auctions at the event. The remainder was the result of sponsorships, ticket sales, and additional scholarship donations.
This year’s dinner honored two local community leaders with the Chancellor’s Medallion – Donald McMahel and Michael Naville – and recognized four IU Southeast seniors as recipients of the Chancellor’s Medallion Leadership Scholarship.
The Chancellor’s Medallion is the highest honor presented by the Chancellor of Indiana University Southeast. It is given to individuals who are rendering distinguished service to the university and to the community, freely giving their talents in the promotion of human welfare and community well-being, and – through their integrity, leadership, and commitment – serving as models for students and alumni of IU Southeast.
The Chancellor’s Medallion Leadership Scholarship recognizes students for participation and leadership in academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and community volunteerism.
The fundraising totals from Medallion sponsorships and ticket sales also contributed to IU Southeast’s $11 million Shaping Powerful Futures capital campaign. The campaign total now stands at more than $10.8 million.