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When veterans return home from military service, they may find challenges as they transition to civilian life, from physical ailments and mental health issues to struggles with employment. IU South Bend graduate student Kelly Griffin, set to receive her Master of Social Work this spring, is committed to using her education to serve her fellow veterans. “I wanted to get my degree in social work so I can help other…

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Indiana University South Bend is proud to announce State Representative Maureen Bauer was recently appointed to serve on the IU South Bend Advisory Board. “I’m looking forward to joining the IU South Bend Advisory Board and promoting the university and its programs as well as assisting the Chancellor,” said Representative Bauer. “IU South Bend is an important asset in the 6th House District I represent.” Regional campus advisory boards were…

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Fidel Mireles, admissions counselor/transfer specialist here at IU South Bend, was born and raised in Holland, Michigan and although his hometown was across the country from where his parents originally met in Texas, he grew up proudly celebrating his family’s roots. “I grew up in a very diverse area, with cool mixes of everything there,” explains Fidel. His upbringing embodied the culture and traditions of both Texas and Mexico. “It’s…

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Richard B. Hunt Students studying political science and government at Indiana University South Bend now have access to more support, thanks to a new endowed scholarship in the name of the late Richard B. Hunt. The Hunt Family Giving Fund will support undergraduate students studying political science who are involved with the campus’s American Democracy Project or have demonstrated civic engagement. “Supporters like the Hunt Family are so important to…

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Karen Lopez moved to Elkhart, Indiana with her family when she was three years old. She credits her hard-working mother and father as her inspiration for a career in business.  Karen’s first “job” was to collect monthly payments from clients who ordered home décor items of bedding and curtains from her mom, who purchased the items in bulk. Her mother taught her two major lessons as a child, “If you…

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