University News – October 19

Student named to dean’s list

Claire Elise Romine, a student at Indiana University-Bloomington, has been named to the executive dean’s List for spring 2015 by the university.

The 2014 Hauser High School graduate is studying animal behavior/environmental and sustainability studies at IU.

Alpha Lambda Delta has initiation

IUPUC held its annual Alpha Lambda Delta initiation ceremony on Oct. 4.

Students and their family members will join university faculty and staff to celebrate the achievement, a milestone resulting from a student-driven petition for permission to include IUPUC in the national organization. To become members, the students had to meet high academic standards, said Vickie Welsh-Huston, the university’s ALD administrative adviser.

Founded in 1924, the organization provides financial support for 35 undergraduates and 23 graduate students each year. The group also provides scholarships for 10 students pursuing international study through study-abroad fellowships.

IUPUC’s 2015 initiates include: Kelby Bennett, Sierra Billman, Morgan Burkholder, Jessica Caldwell, Luisa Chaparro, Meagan Ferguson, Brianna Frost, Aaron Heagle, Elizabeth Hedger,  Tanea Herbert, Larissa Luther, Kenzie McPherson, Justin Monroe, Haeli Morgan, Madeline Prohaska, Baylee Schmitter, Brianna Schooler, Rebecca Smith, Ryan Stinnett and Jenna Well.

The student officers at IUPUC are: Maggie Evans, president; Carissa Walls, vice president; and Michael Francis Foist III, treasurer.

Honorary initiates from among IUPUC faculty and staff include: Anna Carmon, chapter faculty adviser; Gary Felsten, associate dean for academic affairs; Sandra Miles, director of student affairs; Laurence Richards, interim vice chancellor and dean; Vickie Welsh-Huston, chapter administrative adviser.

Ivy Tech sponsors fundraiser

Ivy Tech Community College is inviting the community to an “upscale garage sale” known as Ivy Republic to raise money for a scholarship for an Ivy Tech student.

The one-day event is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room 200 of Poling Hall on the Ivy Tech Columbus campus, 4475 Central Ave.

Gently used professional and casual clothing and accessories will be sold for $1 per item.

The event is held twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. This fall, Ivy Republic has expanded to offer casual clothing, small household and decorative items, DVDs and CDs. All items have been donated by Ivy Tech faculty, and Ivy Republic also will feature a silent auction this year with prizes that can be bid on by students, staff, faculty and the public. Proceeds from the silent auction also contribute to the student scholarship.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.