Launchpad to Success


The John C. Adams Finance Institute provides new competitive pathways for School of Business students. When Olivia Vormohr ’19 (finance) ’20 (MBA) applied to the University of Indianapolis, she set out to study occupational therapy. But late in her senior year of high school, she decided to switch her intended major to business. That decision would prove to open the […]

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Sweet Home Chicago


Colin Bowles ’15 finds a home in The Second City. During a scene on the set of an upcoming movie, Colin Bowles ’15 gets to practice his acting skills by shoving an Oscar-winning actor. The film’s writer and director Aaron Sorkin, also an Academy Award holder, addresses Bowles before the next take. “Aaron Sorkin gave me a direction,” Bowles recalled […]

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Founding New Traditions


Good Hall, named after the University of Indianapolis’ third president, I.J. Good, has served as an iconic presence for generations of students, alumni, and community members who have passed through its columns. Today, Good Hall represents the strength and history of the University’s liberal arts core education and is now home to the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences. A […]

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Paws What You’re Doing!


For the first time in nearly 40 years, UIndy’s live mascot program has returned. Meet Grady, a two- year-old retired racer from Daytona, Florida. Grady’s full name is C. Greyson Veritas, a nod to the school colors of crimson and grey and the Latin word for TRUTH. “VERITAS” appeared in the official seal when the University was known as Indiana Central College (as […]

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A Passionate Commitment

Walt Koon ’74 (economics and finance) and wife Janette Koon ’75 (sociology)

hen the newest members of the 1902 Society began giving, it was 1994, and the University of Indianapolis celebrated the opening of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. That same year, 1958 alumnus William Raspberry received a Pulitzer Prize in Commentary, and the University mourned the passing of longtime president Dr. I. Lynd Esch. Elsewhere in the world, South Africans […]

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Celebrating 60 Years


Since its founding in 1959, UIndy’s “Education for Service” motto has always been deeply embedded in the School of Nursing curriculum. In the early years, nursing students volunteered at local hospitals. Today, students not only find community engagement components in their coursework but also through a variety of volunteer opportunities all over the world. Another common thread in this 60-year […]

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Becoming a Global Citizen


He traveled around the world to find his voice. Now he’s on a mission to give back. Craig Anesu Chigadza ’21 came to the University of Indianapolis with dreams of walking onto the track team in his freshman year and eventually compete in the Olympics. Instead, he discovered his soaring talent for a different kind of competition. Chigadza, who is studying […]

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Effective Philanthropy: Inspiration Through Philanthropy


Shariq Siddiqui reflects on a career dedicated to the public good Twenty-three years after a career leap of faith, Shariq Siddiqui ’96 is about to embark on his dream job. As the soon-to-be director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Siddiqui will be able to work full-time at making the world a better […]

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Game Changer: Forging Women’s Leadership in the NBA


Elizabeth Ramsey ’01 is a bit of a coffee enthusiast. In the midst of a run to grab a cup, she’s rushing back to work, just weeks after stepping into a new, uncharted world as Director of Basketball Operations and Intelligence for the Sacramento Kings. She hops on the elevator at the NBA Draft Combine, eager to spot the next […]

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Where Wall Street Meets Hanna Avenue


Welcome to the School of Business The School of Business Martin Family Finance Lab, launched  in September 2018, connects the vision of faculty and the generosity of donors. Stephen Fry ‘87 (business, information systems), senior vice president of human resources and diversity for Eli Lilly and Company, and Tom Martin, president of Bloomington Ford, both of whom are on the […]

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