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Michael Kendall

This fall, 32 freshmen will form the first cohort for Fostering Success, the newest IUPUI program to be funded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The program coordinator, Michael Kendall, has worked with Charlie Johnson, director of Scholar Support Programs, to develop the program and its curriculum, which is based around a transformative education model.

Ricks Emmanuel

Emmanuel Ricks is a Bowen scholar from Indianapolis who joined the program prior to receiving an associate’s degree in business administration at Ivy Tech. Ricks has since transferred to IUPUI to obtain a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international studies, an ambitious double-major pursuit driven by his entrepreneurial mindset. IUPUI’s Bowen Scholars is one of three scholarships at IUPUI funded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and overseen by Charlie Johnson.

Trinaty Hobson

Trinaty Hobson is from a small town in Jennings County, Indiana. Though going to college was “not encouraged or pressed” by her parents, who did not finish high school, Hobson always knew she wanted to go. Choosing to attend IUPUI, with its dynamic urban campus that differed greatly from her quiet hometown, was not originally a part of Hobson’s plan.

Amber Kriech at the podium.

Recent IUPUI graduate Amber Kriech has long had a passion for public speaking, a characteristic that led to her most recent endeavor: delivering a commencement address to over 4,000 of her fellow Jaguars. Though most students would likely have found the idea of being onstage in front of that many people daunting, for Kriech it felt like a fitting end to her undergraduate career. “I had some butterflies on my way up there, but once I was there facing everyone, it just felt right,” she says of the experience.

Amber Kriech at the podium.

Grace Perkowitz is an IUPUI alumna who graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, a field of study chosen to honor an important person in her life and to match her personal interests. Her grandfather was an electrical engineer, and her mother often said Perkowitz had an "engineer's mind," which she inherited from him. Perkowitz was recruited to play for the women's soccer team in 2012. Though that scholarship originally attracted her to the university, the resources and sense of community at IUPUI are what made her sure of her decision.

Chancellor's Scholar Award Recipient

“Welcoming Students to IUPUI” was the theme of this year’s sixth annual IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education Spring Awards Convocation celebrated on IUPUI’s campus at Hine Hall on Friday, April 28, 2017. The ceremony recognized the many accomplishments and successes of the division’s students, faculty, and staff.

Chancellor's Scholar Award Recipient

Daniel Kinsey, a program assistant in the Gateway to Graduation office in the Division of Undergraduate Education, was among the top 100 students recently recognized at IUPUI’s 18th annual Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Amber Kriech

LEAP INdiana is a collaborative faculty network that aligns with the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) States Initiative.

A photo of Adetoun Akinmboni

As National Student Employment Week comes to a close and IUPUI’s Top 100 ceremony concludes for another year, one student who represents both categories advocates the benefits of internships and resources. Adetoun Akinmboni is a junior Top 100 student majoring in informatics at IUPUI as well as a student employee in the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Employment in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

Chancellor Nasser Paydar

The IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education will celebrate student and faculty successes at the sixth annual Spring Awards Convocation on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hine Hall. This year’s convocation theme is “How Can I Make the Campus More Welcoming for Other Students?” IUPUI Chancellor, Nasser H. Paydar, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Picture of Nina Mason Pulliam

Indianapolis, IN (January 2017) - The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has awarded a grant to establish the Fostering Success Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The program will support the success of IUPUI students who have experienced foster care, homelessness, or who have been wards of the court. The first students in the program will begin in the fall of 2017, with a goal of adding a new cohort of 40 students each year.  Partners from youth-serving organizations such as Indiana Connected by 25, the Indiana Department of Child Services, and the Children’s Bureau will assist the program in identifying eligible students.  

Picture for 2015 Marcom Award

The IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education is proud to announce that Landon Brothers, assistant director for the Office of Tutorial Support in University College in the division, was awarded the IUPUI Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award at the Chancellor’s Employee Recognition Ceremony on September 21, 2016. Since 2004, the IUPUI Bepko Spirit Award has recognized annually three full-time staff members who exemplify the spirit of IUPUI through extraordinary service and special contributions which strengthen IUPUI by fostering collegiality, cooperation, creativity, and innovation to help IUPUI become one of the nation’s best urban universities for education and employment.

Indianapolis, IN (September 2016) – IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) will host the fourteenth annual National Mentoring Symposium on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the IUPUI Campus Center. This one-day national conference for students who work as peer mentors will offer over 20 concurrent sessions for personal and professional development with a focus on enhancing skills and increasing one’s knowledge of peer mentoring techniques, resources, and innovative programming.

The Council on Retention and Graduation and the Enrollment Management Council will meet at the IUPUI Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT) Building on Friday, April 15, at 8:30 a.m. to construct an IUPUI response to the Indiana University academic Roadmap initiative.

The OSE staff submitted the winning presentation for a session entitled, “Pay it Forward with Appreciation: Customizing your Student Employment Week.” The requirements for the presentation were to provide participants with strategies for developing and enhancing Student Employment Week on their campuses, with a specific emphasis on student employee appreciation.

Craig Pelka, assistant director of student employment services and assessment of the Office of Student Employment in the Division of Undergraduate Education, recently received two awards from the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA): the President’s Award and the Dan Kreidler Newcomer Award.

Indianapolis, IN (May 2015) – At its annual Student Employee of the Year recognition luncheon, the Division of Undergraduate Education’s Office of Student Employment announced that the IUPUI Student Employee of the Year award recipient was Anthony Taylor. Taylor’s name was then submitted to the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA), and he also won the Student Employee of the Year award for the State of Indiana.

Indianapolis, IN (April 2015) – IUPUI University College will celebrate student and faculty successes at the fourth annual Spring Awards Convocation at Hine Hall on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. This year’s convocation theme is “Global Citizenship.” IUPUI Chancellor, Charles R. Bantz, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

The Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP) in IUPUI’s University College, Division of Undergraduate Education, collaborated with Chi Alpha Epsilon to charter the IUPUI Eta Alpha chapter. The new member pinning ceremony was held during a luncheon at Taylor Hall in late January. 

The Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) will host a retreat for all division faculty and staff on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hine Hall on IUPUI’s campus. 

Indianapolis, IN (January 2015) – IUPUI’s newly established Degree Completion Office (DCO) will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at their offices in the Walker Plaza building located at 719 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Degree Completion Office was launched in July 2014 and is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education, also launched in July 2014, which is aligned with the IUPUI Strategic Plan.

 Indianapolis, IN (January 2015) – Students from the IUPUI class of 2018 relayed their experiences of being a first-year IUPUI student in an ethnographic performance titled, “Fantasy Forest or Jaguar Jungle.” The performance was offered for the first time this past December at the Black Box Theatre in Cavanaugh Hall on IUPUI’s campus as part of a fall University College Themed Learning Community (TLC) class, which, as part of the larger TLC program, has as its goal helping students understand and facilitate their transition into higher education academics and campus life.

Indianapolis, IN (July 2014)—Seventy-seven high school students have been participating in the Upward Bound Summer Academy program at IUPUI during June and July. These students spent six weeks on the IUPUI campus, living in residential housing, taking academic classes, participating in community events and much more. They were provided academic skill instruction in math, science, and language arts to help them prepare for their high school classes in the fall. To end the Summer Academy program, next week qualified students will take a five-day trip to Atlanta, Georgia, where they will visit two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a state higher education institution, and several cultural venues.

Bob and Terry Bowen, through the Bowen Family Foundation, are providing financial support for the IUPUI Bowen Scholars Program, a program model that originated at Ivy Tech Community College, effective with the fall 2014 semester. It is part of a broader expression of funding support from the Bowens, which has fostered incredible success in its students’ academic and life achievements, having provided more than six hundred students with various scholarships since 1993. The program will be housed in University College.

Indianapolis, IN (October 2014) – IUPUI will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Upward Bound, one of eight federal TRIO programs, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Hine Hall Auditorium from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Melissa Lavitt, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will be the featured speaker. The celebration will begin with a time of networking, followed by a short program and anniversary celebration. Music will be provided by acoustic guitarist Joel Tucker.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Kathy E. Johnson has announced the appointment of Alison Bell as the director of IUPUI’s degree completion office, effective October 20. This is a new position created as part of IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education and aligned with IUPUI strategic planning priorities related to supporting adult learners with some college credit but no degree in their goals for degree completion and career advancement. 

Indianapolis, IN (September 2014) – The Indiana College Access and Success Network Summit (ICASN) will be hosted by IUPUI University College and the ICASN planning committee at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, September 19, 2014. The summit provides a platform to share research, analysis, and advocacy in improving postsecondary access, retention, and graduation. This conference, hosted alternately by IUPUI and Purdue each fall, is for faculty and staff professionals from secondary and postsecondary institutions as well as nonprofit organizations devoted to education. 

Indianapolis, IN (August 2014) – IUPUI’s University College Summer Bridge Program is a unique two-week program that helps incoming freshmen and international students “bridge” the gap between high school and college. For two weeks before the fall semester begins, Summer Bridge students live on campus and attend specialized classes to help them learn about academic expectations, prepare for their initial academic year, and become accustomed to the IUPUI campus.

Indianapolis, IN (March 2014) – Barbra Browning, the director of Student Support Services at IUPUI for the past 16 years, has received the Advocate of the Dream award for her promotion of the ideals of freedom and equality present in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic “I Have A Dream” speech. Browning is being acknowledged for her support and persistence of these ideals in her day-to-day counseling and mentoring of and advocacy for the students she serves. This is the second time that Browning has received this award from the Black Student Union at IUPUI.

Indianapolis, IN (October 2013) – IUPUI will host the 4th annual National Mentoring Symposium at the university’s Campus Center on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Peer mentoring programs from around the nation will be represented at this one-day national conference to offer a network of personal and professional development to peer mentors, peer mentoring program staff, and faculty.

A photo of students walking at orientation.

It’s a familiar summer sight around IUPUI: a few current students, wearing one of four colorful T-shirts, lead groups of incoming or transferring students around the campus, all carrying recyclable bags filled with IUPUI giveaways, gear and apparel.

Kevin Berkopes, new director of the IUPUI Math Assistance Center, gets it. Math is hard for many college students. Some people are “scared of math like they are scared of spiders,” he said. The key thing to remember is that math doesn’t have to be looked at as if it’s a deadly illness or something to fear, he said. New initiatives at the Math Assistance Center (MAC), which employs students who understand the anxiety connected to the subject, are intended to make math more accessible, enjoyable and achievable for the 1,000 students across the IUPUI campus who visit each week.

Indianapolis, IN (July 2013) – Victoria Lane, 19, of Greenwood, and Katherine Francom, 22, of Indianapolis, were each selected as a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) for the 2013-14 academic year. Lane and Francom’s selection was based on their exemplary display of the company’s philosophy of “people helping people” in their own communities.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 2013) — During the months of June and July, IUPUI’s University College is hosting eighty-two students participating in the Upward Bound summer program. Although the Upward Bound program at IUPUI is offered year-round to qualifying ninth and tenth grade students intending to enter postsecondary education after high school, the summer program consists of two main components: the Summer Academy and the Summer Pre-Professional Internship.

IUPUI University College has received three creative marketing awards from Hermes Creative Awards which are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMPC). The University College News Report was the recipient of a gold award, the highest award given, and the 2012 National Learning Communities Conference program received a platinum award, the second highest award given. The University College Inspire, Innovate, and Invigorate series received honorable mention.

Indianapolis, IN (April 2013) – Over 350 staff, students, and guests were welcomed to the Hine Hall Auditorium on April 12 for the second annual IUPUI University College Spring Awards Convocation which had as its theme “Characteristics of Student Success.” The ceremony hosts were Yuka Sato, undergraduate junior, and graduating senior Elizabeth Richards.

Indianapolis, IN (April 2013) – Phyllis Gatewood Washington, Coordinator of the Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program at IUPUI, is the recipient of the 2013 Alvin S. Bynum Mentor Award for Staff for her outstanding contributions to mentoring. The award will be conferred at the IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on April 26, 2013.

Indianapolis, IN (March 2013) — Yvonne Fitzgerald, Director of Academic Advising at IUPUI University College, has been recognized as the winner of the 2012 Glenn Irwin Award. This award is given by IUPUI to faculty members who have gone “above and beyond their call of duty at work.” Fitzgerald has been recognized for her efforts and contributions to different organizations around the Indianapolis community, particularly in helping youth prepare for college.

Indianapolis, IN (February 2013) — IUPUI University College is having its inaugural First-Year Seminar (FYS) Idea Exchange on Friday, February 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Taylor Hall, UC104. Sponsored by the First-Year Seminar-Faculty Learning Community and University College, the Idea Exchange will collect the ideas from the event and make them available to all FYS faculty campus-wide at IUPUI.

Indianapolis, IN (February 2013) — Student Employment Appreciation Week is April 8-12, 2013, and the deadline for nominations for student employee and student supervisor awards is February 15, 2013. This week is filled with events throughout campus which are both educational and fun. Students can learn how to dress appropriately for interviews and how to give a proper handshake. 

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.

Indianapolis, IN (December 2012) — The IUPUI Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society recently held their inaugural induction ceremony welcoming thirty new members into the organization. A number of guests, faculty, and staff were also in attendance to show their support of the students’ accomplishments and to support the choice they had made in joining.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 2012) Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will host the 17th annual National Learning Communities Conference on November 8-10, 2012 at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel, located on IUPUI’s campus. Learning communities are generally defined as two or more linked courses which incorporate integrative learning and are offered in partnership with academic and student affairs.

The IUPUI Department of Mathematical Sciences and University College invite applications for the Director of Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) to begin on or after January 1, 2013. A Ph.D. in Math or Math Education (or related discipline) is preferred. A master’s degree is required, also required is a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and management. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 2012) – IUPUI will host the statewide Indiana College Access and Success Network conference on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m at the IUPUI Campus Center. The conference will provide an opportunity for discussion among Indiana’s high schools and colleges as well as the opportunity to work in collaboration to meet Indiana’s goals for higher education. The theme is “Summit on Concurrent Enrollment.”

Indianapolis, IN (August 2012) — Jenna Corcoran and Jennifer Weinmann, IUPUI employees in the University College Office of Student Employment, earned the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) “Best Presenter Award” for 2011-2012. MASEA is the student employment association for several regions that are all tied to the National Association of Student Employment Administrators (NSEA). Winners of this regional award are granted free travel to the national conference this October in Portland, Maine, and the opportunity to deliver the same presentation.

Indianapolis, IN (August 2012) — The IUPUI Summer Success Academy held its closing ceremony on Thursday, August 2, at the IUPUI Campus Center. This year about 97% of the students who were enrolled successfully completed the program.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 2012) – Over 500 students are expected to attend the IUPUI University College two-week Summer Bridge program from August 6 –16, the two weeks preceding the beginning of the 2012 fall semester. As its name indicates, the Summer Bridge Program is designed to help “bridge” the gap between high school and college.

Indianapolis, IN (July 2012) — Jennifer Weinmann, IUPUI University College employee, earned the Dan Kriedler Newcomer Award for 2011-2012 presented by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) in June 2012.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2012) – IUPUI University College’s Upward Bound program has been approved for five additional years of funding, having been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the United States Department of Education. This grant will be directed toward continuing to provide low-income and first-generation college students the tools for academic success and to help ensure that these students graduate from high school and are successful in college.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has announced Nasser Paydar, chancellor of Indiana University East and professor of mechanical engineering, as IUPUI's next executive vice chancellor effective June 15, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

“When I started college over as an undergraduate in the fall of 2001, I had no clue I would be standing here today as a doctoral candidate. Through University College and the NINA Scholars Program, IUPUI has provided me with the personal, academic, and professional support I needed to be a success. IUPUI completely changed my life; that’s IMPACT!”

INDIANAPOLIS - A recent study finds that young adults are the hardest hit in today's job market. One college program is giving its undergrads a shot at improving their chances upon graduation.

INDIANPOLIS, IN (November 2011) – The School of Science and the University College Special Programs for Academic Nurturing (SPAN) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will be working collaboratively with the national program, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), to offer Biomedical Sciences certification to high school teachers and special credit opportunities to high school students. For the past four years, the School of Science has hosted the PLTW Summer Training Institute. These training programs have certified over 300 high school teachers per year from 32 states to teach the PLTW curriculum in biomedical sciences. This new partnership between the School of Science and SPAN will expand this successful program, allowing academically qualified students who complete the biomedical coursework at their high school to earn college credit at IUPUI.

IUPUI University College has won four MarCom 2011 Awards. University College received the awards for New Student Welcome, Platinum; Honors Recognition Ceremony, Gold; The Link Magazine (e-zine), Gold; and Fall Career Week, Honorable Mention.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will deliver the annual State of the University address Tuesday (Sept. 27) on the IU Bloomington campus. The address will be held at 2 p.m. in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Biology professor Michael Yard has earned the Glenn Irwin Award for 2011 based on his contributions to the School of Science, University College, the Bridge Program, the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet Learning Community, and the Healthcare Professions Program Thematic Learning Community.

Indianapolis, IN (August 2011) — Shannon McCullough, IUPUI full-time employee and PhD student, was awarded the Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship for 2011-12. The one-year scholarship is awarded to an IUPUI employee working full-time while also pursuing a degree. 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2011) – Professor Michael Yard received the 2011 University College Trustee’s Teaching Award at this year’s spring Honor’s Recognition Ceremony held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Yard was presented with this award for excellence in teaching for his work with the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School partnership and the Health Professions Program Themed Learning Community at IUPUI University College. 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2011) - The IUPUI University College Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program was selected as the winner of the Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit by the National Academic Advising Association. This award recognizes programs that document innovative practices resulting in improvement of academic advising service. 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2011) IUPUI University College has received two creative marketing awards from Hermes Creative Awards which are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMPC). The Link magazine, winter 2011 issue, was the recipient of a gold award, the second highest award.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 2011) – The National Academic Advising Association has selected IUPUI University College as the recipient of two of their prestigious Outstanding Advising Program Awards. 

Indianapolis, IN (May 2011) –IUPUI University College would like to acknowledge Linzi Moore as one of the 2011 IUPUI Chancellor’s Honorable Mention recipients. Moore is a sophomore pre-nursing major maintaining a 3.9 grade point average. Besides being a full-time student, Moore is also a volunteer at her local hospital in Rushville, IN, and a part-time worker within her community. When she heard that she was being considered as a recipient for the Chancellor’s Honorable Mention award, Moore felt a sense of fulfillment. “It’s good to know that all my hard work that I put in my studies is paying off.” 

Indianapolis, IN (May 2011) – IUPUI University College would like to acknowledge Joey Dobson as one of the 2011 IUPUI Chancellor’s Honorable Mention recipients. Dobson, from Batesville, Indiana, is an IUPUI sophomore studying Nursing and Psychology and carries a 4.0 grade point average. Dobson states that she was excited once she found out that she was being considered for the Chancellor’s Honorable Mention. “[It] feels good to be recognized for my hard work.” Dobson believes that her passion for nursing is the key motivator behind her academics and for personal reasons would like to use her nursing degree in the prenatal field. 

Indianapolis, IN (May 2011) – Chris Maroldo, Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs at IUPUI University College, was the recipient of the Alvin S. Bynum Award for Excellence in Academic Mentoring. Maroldo was recognized for his outstanding work at the 2011 Chancellor’s Honor Convocation which was held on Friday, April 29 at 3:00p.m. at the University Place Conference Center on campus. 

The building housing IUPUI’s University College has been named for Joseph T. Taylor in honor of the man who served as dean of the Indianapolis Regional Campus from 1967 to 1970 (pre-IUPUI) and as the first dean of the newly established IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI (1970-1978).

On Sunday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m. IUPUI University College will hold its annual Honors Ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Over 475 freshman student scholars will pledge into the academic honor societies of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma. The Chancellor’s Scholar, Lauren Hedlund, and Honorable Mentions will also be recognized.

IUPUI University College is proud to recognize David J. Sabol as the first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars Award. Sabol is a Senior Lecturer, Department of English and University College; Academic Coordinator for Learning Communities, University College; Co-Director, IUPUI Summer Bridge Program; and University College Coordinator, IUPUI Summer Success Academy.

Indianapolis, IN (November 2010) – University College is proud to recognize Charlie Johnson, Director of Scholar Support Programs, for his recent publication. Johnson wrote one of the chapters in the following book published this year:

The IUPUI Council on Retention and Graduation is hosting a joint summit with the IUPUI Enrollment Management Council to establish goals and directives. The summit will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library in downtown Indianapolis. The two councils will develop priorities to help students persist in their studies as they move from the first year of college into the second year.

Angela Carlen, Coordinator of Experiential Learning for Academic and Career Development, University College, received three grant awards during the month of April: GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) grant to purchase diversity-related materials for career library; PRAC (Program Review and Assessment Committee) grant to assess the IUPUI Externship Program; and CDPI (Career Development Professionals of Indiana) professional development award.

On Sunday, April 19, at 3:00 p.m. IUPUI University College will hold its annual Honors Ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Freshmen student scholars will pledge into the academic honor societies of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, and Alpha Sigma Lambda.

IUPUI University College was among the winners of the 2008 MarCom awards. The college was included in the 18 percent of the total entries which were awarded the Platinum Award, the top honor that MarCom awards.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of University College at IUPUI. On February 25, 2009, the 10th Anniversary Celebration will take place on all three floors of Taylor Hall on the IUPUI campus. Dr. Eugene White, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, will give the keynote address.

Three University College staff members were recently inducted as Honorary members into Golden Key International Honour Society. The Honorary members from University College are Harriett Bennett, Assistant Dean, University College; Lynn Trapp, Manager, Office of Development, Operations, and Employee Relations; and Regina Turner, Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts.

University College graduated three students this spring who participated in the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program, named for newspaper benefactress Nina Mason Pulliam.

Beginning with the fall 2007 semester, University College will put a greater emphasis on the importance of integrating diversity and multicultural components into its learning community classes. The 11th Annual University College Learning Communities Colloquium will take place May 11, 2007 from 9:00am–3:30pm on campus in Lecture Hall 102 for members of all learning community instructional teams. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss methods for effectively infusing the curriculum with multicultural components.

University College is pleased to announce that 35 University College mentors will be honored as among IUPUI’s Top 100 Students during an awards ceremony at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel on March 30, 2007.

As a first-year student, Millard found that making the adjustment to life in college was overwhelming as he no longer had the guidance he had received while in foster care. “My whole freshman year was just so terrible,” he says. “When I got here I was so used to having someone wake me up in the morning or tell me what I needed to do.” He failed all but one of his classes that year – a bitter disappointment in light of his 3.8 high school GPA.

Indianapolis, IN (May 2006) -- The Brother-to-Brother mentoring program wrapped up its first semester at North Wayne Elementary School with a special banquet to honor participating students and their mentors, members of IUPUI’s Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB).