A full house at Purcell Pavilion celebrated commencement for more than 1,000 graduates in the Class of 2106 at IU South Bend. Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the pomp and circumstance and IU South Bend Chancellor Terry L. Allison also addressed the crowd.
Frank K. Martin was recognized with the IU South Bend Distinguished Alumni Award. Martin is the founder, owner, and chief investment officer of Martin Capital Management based in Elkhart. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend. He has a bachelor’s degree in Investment Management from Northwestern University.
Martin and his wife have established the Frank K. Martin and Marsha Martin Scholarship Program for undergraduates students in the Leighton School. They encourage scholarship recipients to continue to give back and to use their talents for the benefit of others. Martin is highly respected in the global financial world and has published books and essays on investment management.
During commencement individual and groups of students were recognized for their achievements. Chancellor Allison also asked the graduates to stand and applaud their families and friends for their support and encouragement during their college journey. Graduates included two mother and daughter combinations, a husband and wife graduating together, a brother and sister combination, and two brothers graduating together. The youngest graduate was 20 years old and the oldest was 68.
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