NEW ALBANY, IN, (Oct. 19, 2012) – The Indiana University Southeast 2012 Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner is sold out.
More than 650 guests will attend the annual dinner which honors two community leaders and serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships. This year’s event is Oct. 27 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
In addition to dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions, IU Southeast will provide scholarships to four deserving students at the 2012 Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner.
IU Southeast seniors Cory Dixon, Benjamin Stillman, Shelby Troutman, and Anita Vivanco Sanchez are the 2012 recipients of the Chancellor’s Medallion Leadership Scholarship.
The Medallion Dinner also recognizes two outstanding community leaders with the Chancellor’s Medallion. Donald McMahel, longtime music educator, and Michael Naville, attorney and managing partner at Lorch & Naville, are this year’s recipients.
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.
Proceeds from the Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner go to the Chancellor’s Medallion Leadership Scholarship program. The scholarships recognize students for participation and leadership in academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and community volunteerism.
The four scholarship recipients have shown great leadership in their time at the University.
- Cory Dixon is from Mount Vernon, Ind. He is majoring in chemistry and plans to pursue medical school after graduation. He is vice president of the chemistry club and a member of the National Society of Leadership Success and the Student Alumni Association.
- Benjamin Stillman is from Georgetown, Ind. He is majoring in chemistry and aspires to be an anesthesiologist. He is president of the chemistry club, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. He also serves as a supplemental instructor for the Student Development Center.
- Shelby Troutman is from Salem, Ind. She is majoring in education with a focus on mathematics. She is the marketing and fundraising coordinator for the Student Education Association, the president of Tau Sigma, and the secretary for Kappa Delta Pi.
- Anita Vivanco Sanchez is from Sellersburg, Ind. She is majoring in international studies, Spanish, and sociology, and she plans on pursuing a master’s degree after graduation. She is a leader in the Spanish club and represented the country of Colombia in the Model UN.