University News – November 23

IUPUC official earns honor for leadership

Paul Bippen, former IUPUC vice chancellor and dean, received the 2015 James G. Simms Leadership Award during the annual Circle of Leadership Celebration on Nov. 12 at Harrison Lakes Country Club.

The award was established in honor of the late James G. Simms for his vision, perseverance and dedication to founding the IUPUC campus in the 1970s. It recognizes inspirational individuals who have given their time, dedication and leadership to advance IUPUC’s mission.

During his 28 years at IUPUC, Bippen is credited with taking the university from a storefront at Seventh and Franklin streets to a full-service college with a small-university atmosphere.

In addition to expanding facilities, faculty, staff and enrollment, Bippen was instrumental in leading the first IUPUC capital campaign and the development of the University College, MBA and international cultural exchange programs.

Bippen, who lives in Columbus, taught IU undergraduate and graduate courses in business and education administration and has held several administrative positions at Indiana University in Bloomington and IUPUI.

Scholarship awarded from upscale garage sale

Ivy Tech Community College awarded its first scholarship this fall with funds raised through the Ivy Republic Upscale Garage Sale.

Audrey Schulte, who is studying agriculture, received a $500 scholarship. She plans to graduate with an associate degree in agriculture.

Ivy Tech in Columbus hosted the most recent upscale garage sale Oct. 22. The college hosts the event twice each year offering clothing and miscellaneous items for $1 apiece.

In addition to providing scholarship support, the event is also an opportunity for students to purchase low-cost professional attire.

The next upscale garage sale will be in spring 2016.

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