NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The Indiana University Southeast First Year Retention-Student Transition (FYRST) program received a $245,000 grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
IU Southeast’s Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs was among five recipients of grants totaling $308,000 for proposals submitted during the 2014-15 academic year. The awards ranged from $1,000 t0 $245,000.
Rodney Roosevelt, visiting associate professor of psychology, received a 5-year, $50,000 grant from Lambda Chi Alpha for his Life Assessment and Motivation Project. Roosevelt said his project will center around “physiological or biological and social determinants of behavior,” specifically in regards to developing healthy behaviors and good choices among fraternal chapters.
“This is cutting-edge,” Roosevelt said of the research the grant will fund. “There’s nothing else like this anywhere in the fraternal world.”
IU Southeast grant winners:
- Dean of Student Life Seuth Chaleunphonh, Indiana Commission of Higher Education: Scholarship/Americorps ($2,000).
- Assistant Professor of Biology Omar Attum, Woodland Park Zoo: Conservation of Egyptian Tortoises ($1,000).
- Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Jason Meriwether, Indiana Commission for Higher Education: First Year Retention-Student Transition ($245,000).
- Ogle Center Director Kirk Randolph, Harrison County Community Foundation: Support Family and Children’s Programming at the IUS Ogle Center for Harrison County Students ($10,000).
- Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology Rodney Roosevelt, Lambda Chi Alpha: Life Assessment and Motivation Project ($50,000).