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Indiana University South Bend celebrated its inaugural Night of the Titans, bestowing seven 2022 Alumni of the Year awards and the 2022 Chancellor’s Medal while raising funds for student scholarships. A crowd of 250 IU South Bend supporters gathered at The Amory Thursday, September 22; 1st Source Bank was the presenting sponsor.  Chancellor Susan Elrod presented Dr. Alfred Guillaume Jr. the 2022 Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor given by a…

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Indiana University South Bend is proud to announce that it was recently awarded a $2,092,527 Strengthening Institutions Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant provides more than 73 percent of the total costs and will support a transformative five-year project that will take a learning community approach to student success.   The grant is one of the most competitive and coveted grants among the Department of Education…

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Misel Alejandra Ramirez Vasoli is not one to give up when things get hard. Growing up in Juarez, Mexico, her family emphasized the importance of education. "It's better to work with your brain than your body," they told her, and an education was something that could never be taken away, no matter her circumstances. Misel took that seriously and became a first-generation student at the University of Texas at El…

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Indiana Business Journal has released a list of noteworthy leaders throughout the state, and IU South Bend graduates Regina Emberton and Isaac Torres are among them. The list, available at Indiana250.com, was compiled by IBJ executives, editors and newsroom staffs after a process that included reviewing nominations, researching Indiana organizations, and interviewing community leaders across the state. "Our graduates regularly go on to have careers that have impactful reverberations statewide,"…

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Maija Santistevan Cole will complete a double major in nursing and Spanish in August 2023. Her goal is “to marry both the majors to make better health care for everybody.” She lives and works in Culver with her dog, Pepi, and is proud of her mixed race and Hispanic heritage. Her twin brother is also in the health care field as an emergency medical technician. Maija is a first-generation college…

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