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Anthony Ayala BA ’18 and his family have a special relationship with Indiana University South Bend. His father Bryan BS ’05 and his mother Brenda BS ’17 are alumni, and his sibling Reagan Ayala is next in line to graduate in 2024. Younger sister Malliene is ready to begin her IU South Bend degree in the fall of 2023. Malliene, Anthony, Brenda, Bryan and Reagan Ayala Anthony was born in…

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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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Katherine Cassel and her three children have just moved to Fargo, North Dakota, where she is starting a new job as a nurse. The path that got her there is a remarkable one. Originally from Milwaukee, Cassel grew up in an extremely difficult home environment. She did not attend high school, but was able to obtain her G.E.D. and subsequently enroll at Bryant & Stratton College, a technical school. Although…

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There’s a new name in the South Bend real estate market, and it’s getting more prominent with every project: Property Bros LLC. The company’s proprietor, Jordan Richardson, bases his activities on data-crunching, not dream-chasing. This mentality was already taking shape when the South Bend native graduated from Washington High School and matriculated at IU South Bend in 2009. While making his progress towards his bachelor’s degree in finance and financial…

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Scott Spite (right), shown with mentor Douglas McMillen, now associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. When Chancellor Susan Elrod recently stopped by a local Walgreens for a Covid-19 booster shot, she struck up a lively conversation with the pharmacist. She was impressed by his demeanor and pleased to hear that IU South Bend was his alma mater.  This was not the first time that Dr. Scott Spite had casually befriended…

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