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Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Mitte scholarships and fellowships awarded to students in IU's Kelley School

AUG. 30, 2005

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Seventy students at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business are receiving scholarships resulting from an educational scholarship gift of $5.4 million from the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation of Austin, Texas.

They include 29 new undergraduate recipients, or Mitte Scholars, and five new graduate recipients.

"At the Kelley School, our model for success is straightforward: bring in the best students in the country, have them work with the best faculty in the world, and create a culture of collaboration that promotes learning and personal growth. Our most recent group of Mitte Scholars is a special addition to the Kelley family," said Daniel C. Smith, dean of the Kelley School and the Clare W. Barker Chair in marketing. "They are truly impressive young men and women who will continue to elevate the quality of our program."

The gift has resulted in undergraduate scholarships valued at $5,050 each for the Bloomington campus that will be matched by the Kelley School to total 80 scholarships at the end of four years. In addition, IU will double the fellowship funds from $5,050 to $10,100 for 10 Mitte graduate fellowships. This is the second year of the program.

The Mitte Foundation was established 10 years ago and has become the largest business scholarship program in the nation. The Kelley School was chosen to participate after an extensive selection process. Mitte business scholarship programs also are in place at Texas A&M University, Ohio State University, St. Edward's University and Pennsylvania State University. The foundation's largest scholarship program, which is university-wide, is at Texas State University-San Marcos. The Mitte family has been highly successful in insurance and real estate endeavors.

In addition to academic success, Mitte scholarship recipients are chosen based on leadership, community service, work experience, accomplishments and communication skills. Recipients must commit time toward voluntary community service and participate in the Mitte Society student organization.

Below is a complete list of the new scholarship recipients and their hometowns:

Undergraduate recipients from Indiana:
Emily Barnes, South Whitley
Kathryn Childs, Kokomo
Thomas Corson-Knowles, Granger
Timothy Creek, Poseyville
Cori Godeke, Newburgh
Lee Hagedorn, Columbus
David Hamilton, Plainfield
Dennis Hamilton, Indianapolis
Caitlin Johnston, Fort Wayne
Joy Martin, Granger
Matthew Matern, North Vernon
Adam Molon, Wheatfield
Whitney Phillips, Chesterton
Michael Powell, Worthington
Thomas Shaw, Columbus
Andrew Tharp, Frankfort
Nicholas Tiemeyer, Seymour
Bradley Tucker, LaPorte
Ryan Turner, Rockport
Paul Weakley, Bloomington
Paul Weed, Crown Point
Robert Woock, Indianapolis

Undergraduate recipients from outside Indiana:
Nicholas Biagioli, Overland Park, Kan.
Molly Cochran, Cincinnati, Ohio
Megan Loughmiller, Tyler, Texas
Kendall Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kurt Peterson, Woodbury, Minn.
Rachel Roberts, Dublin, Ohio
John Shannon, Western Springs, Ill.

MBA recipients:
Katherine Beresford, Cincinnati, Ohio
Heath Eckert, Evansville, Ind.
Mathew Ferch, Kechi, Kan.
Caleb Longenberger, Greenwood, Ind.
Andrew Smith, Greenwood, Ind.