Biz Briefs Presented by West End Bank Archives for 2018-09

First recipient of Venus Williams Tennis Scholarship is a first-year Red Wolf

Thais Mendez

Richmond, Ind. - Thais Mendez is the first recipient of the Venus Williams Tennis Scholarship.

The scholarship, named after distinguished IU East alumna and accomplished professional tennis player Venus Williams, was endowed by Larry and Jane Richards.

Mendez is from Viña del Mar, Chile. She is a junior business administration major.

"This scholarship certainly means a lot to me as a tennis player and as a student," Mendez said. "First, to receive a scholarship that has the name of a great tennis player is incredible, and at the same time to know that she studied here at this university, makes it even better. This scholarship helps me to finance extra things for the university so it is a great support since everything here tends to be more expensive than in my country. I am very grateful to IU East for granting me this scholarship."





First Bank of Richmond Congratulates Austin Schultz

First Bank Richmond

Austin Schultz, Vice President Commercial Lending, recently graduated from Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He earned a Graduate Degree in Banking and a Certificate of Executive Leadership.



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IU East welcomes largest incoming class




IU East welcomes largest incoming classStudents walk across the IU East campus.

Richmond, Ind. - The number of students enrolled at Indiana University East is again on the increase this fall. The campus welcomed its largest incoming class, and one of its most diverse, when classes started August 20.

The campus has a fall headcount enrollment of 3,722 students (an increase of 6.6 percent) taking 38,348 credit hours (an increase of 5.6 percent). Of the students enrolled, 3,196 are degree-seeking (an increase of 2.3 percent), with the remaining 526 seeking certificates or enrolled in individual courses.

IU East Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe said the campus is seeing an increase in several of its demographics this fall.

"We are pleased to welcome so many new students to campus this fall," Cruz-Uribe said. "The number of incoming freshman and new students to campus signifies IU East's ability to provide an affordable, world-class education to our students, whether in the traditional brick and mortar classroom or virtual classroom online."

The diversity of students on the IU East campus continues to increase. The campus set a record enrollment for the number of degree-seeking domestic minorities at 413 students. This reflects the campus' largest number of African-American students at 224. The campus also continues to see high numbers of Hispanic/Latino students who represent 3.7 percent of the overall enrollment. 

The number of new students this year - combining members of the incoming freshman class and the number of transfer students - is 901 students of the 3,722 enrolled at IU East. This is IU East's largest degree-seeking freshman class at 455.




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