Grainger Industrial Supply Gifts Mentor Scholarship to IUPUI University College

Indianapolis, IN (November 2012) — Grainger Industrial Supply worked with IUPUI University College to support the Grainger Foundation Mentor Scholarship. The gift will provide scholarships for mentors through the IUPUI University College Bepko Learning Center and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

Joshua Garey, Indianapolis Branch Manager, and Dan Chier, Supervisor of Grainger Industrial Supply, presented a check to Harriett Bennett, IUPUI University College Executive Director;  Mark Minglin, Director of the IUPUI Bepko Learning Center; Shannon McCullough, Associate Director of the IUPUI Bepko Learning Center; Landon Brothers, Assistant Director of Tutorial Support of the IUPUI Bepko Learning Center; and Sandeep Dhadwal, student mentor.

“The gift will help us sustain our successful mentoring program and student learning,” said Kathy E. Johnson, IUPUI Dean of University College and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education.

 “The generous gift by Grainger will go a long way in helping to support the many IUPUI mentoring programs,” stated Minglin. “It is a testament to the good work Grainger does in working with local community groups and organizations.”

Dhadwal, a student mentor at the Bepko Learning Center, believes that “mentoring is a system that provides growth on both sides. You have the mentees that are coming to get assistance to help them on their path for college, and you have the mentors who are assisting but at the same time gaining skills, too, such as leadership, teamwork, and communication.”

Grainger's product line has expanded to more than one million products and repair parts. The Grainger network is over 711 branches, making W.W. Grainger, Inc. the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products in North America, with expanding global operations.

With 2011 sales at $8.1 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

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For more information, contact Harriett Bennett at 317-274-5036 or email hbennett@iupui.edu.