NEW ALBANY, Ind. (April 9, 2018) – Approximately 580 people attended the 2018 IU Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner, which brought in more than $160,000 from donations, ticket sales, sponsorships, a silent auction and a live auction.
Jim Hesselman, dean of the IU Southeast School of Arts & Letters, emceed the event on Saturday, April 7, at Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
Chancellor Ray Wallace delivered the keynote address at the dinner. In his remarks, Wallace said the impact of scholarship donors reaches beyond the individual student to the community.
“Their impact doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Those who commit to financially supporting a college student are – sometimes unknowingly – contributing to the betterment of our community as a whole. It’s throwing a pebble in a pond and watching that single, small action create wider and wider waves throughout the water.”
This year’s Chancellor’s Medallion recognized community award winners, Dennis and Dorothy Ott, husband-and-wife founders and owners of Clarksville construction company Dennis Ott & Co. Inc.; Dan Eichenberger, president and CEO of Baptist Health Floyd and the original founder of Physician Associates of Floyds Knobs; and Kent Lanum, president & CEO of the Paul W Ogle Foundation.
In addition to the community award winners, the dinner recognized eight Chancellor’s Medallion scholarship recipients – four juniors and four seniors – for their academic achievement and leadership potential.
About IU Southeast: IU Southeast is one of eight campuses of Indiana University. Offering more than 50 degree programs and concentrations, the scenic 180-acre campus is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. It currently has an enrollment of more than 6,000 students and employs more than 400 faculty members. About 400 students now live on campus in five fully furnished, lodge-style residence halls. For more information, visit www.ius.edu. IU Southeast is a tobacco-free campus.