M A G A Z I N E
(Photo: Margaret Distler)
President Brian W. Casey DePauw undergoes a transformation every spring, as classes end and we send our graduates out into the world, and the campus grows quiet. In Greencastle, spring moves toward the greenness of summer, and for a moment it seems as if the campus will go unappreciated at the time it is most beautiful. Then, every year, alumni return for Alumni Reunion Weekend, and the walkways echo with the sounds of recollection, merriment and discovery. DePauw alumni seek me out on these weekends. They speak to me about what they learned on this campus, and what they are still learning. At the end of a yearlong campaign in which our faculty and staff members work tirelessly to try to give all of our students the strongest possible educational experience, the return of our alumni gives us an opportunity to remember why the work we do is so important, and so worthy of our best efforts. Our alumni remind us that DePauw has for generations provided students from all backgrounds with not only the kind of rigorous academics that prepare them for life’s challenges, but also the kinds of lifelong connections required for building a meaningful and productive life. In their years at DePauw, our students learn to be leaders and connectors – in their Greek houses and organizations, and through their internships and service trips – and these experiences help them to do profound things later in life. Again and again, I hear the same refrain from both current students and alumni: “DePauw helped me come out of my shell.” Members of the DePauw community are social, eager and up to a challenge as they go out into the world. These qualities are as important today as they have ever been, and so I am deeply comforted when I see the hopeful light shining in the faces of our 2011 graduates reflected in the alumni of the classes of 1986, and 1961, and 1951. May DePauw graduates always be, as they are today, game for what life brings their way. There have been a number of important achievements at DePauw this year, from the Stellar Communities grant that (through a nearly $20 million award from the state) will help revitalize the town of Greencastle, to our students’ success in landing nationally competitive fellowships and awards, to the faculty’s development of a newly strengthened writing curriculum. We had a remarkably strong admission season this year, and the incoming Class of 2015 has profound promise with higher SAT and ACT scores than any class entering DePauw for the past several years. But we should also be proud of the things that remain the same. As has been true since 1837, we remain committed to the University’s tradition of making the DePauw educational experience available to promising young people from every walk of life. The University remains deeply committed to providing – to as great an extent as is possible – the financial support needed to make this superb, and costly, education available to as many students as possible. We are fortunate that, beginning with the first gifts to the University and continuing through the Rector and Holton gifts, DePauw has had meaningful endowment funds that allow us to support a significant number of students. We will continue to maintain this legacy, and to strengthen it. This commitment will ensure that generations of students will continue to come here to receive a strong education, a connecting experience and a lifetime of meaningful engagement with the world. Thank you for everything you do to help make this possible, and for your continuing support for DePauw.
Brian W. Casey
Charles and Anne Mossberg Hillman ’52, ’51 are dedicated DePauw alumni who met as students and believe deeply in the importance of a liberal arts education. Charles and Anne were active campus leaders right from the start. Charles was a member of Delta Tau Delta and majored in economics; Anne was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and majored in political science. As prominent citizens of South Bend, Ind., they continued to have a meaningful impact on business and their community. Charles is retired president and CEO of Mossberg and Company, Inc., a leading provider of printing and communications solutions; Anne has been a civic and philanthropic leader and is a former member of the DePauw Board of Visitors. Charles and Anne are particularly interested in ethical issues in the learning environment and feel that sponsoring student interns at The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics is a great way to support DePauw and their interests. In making their gift, the Hillmans took advantage of special legislation, currently approved through the end of 2011, which allowed them to make a direct rollover of IRA funds to DePauw in support of this important program. They also made a gift to underwrite the 2011 and 2012 Undergraduate Ethics Symposiums. The Hillmans’ IRA rollover will benefit DePauw students for years to come.
Charles and Anne Mossberg Hillman ’52, ’51 rolled over an IRA to DePauw
What will your DePauw legacy be?
To find out more about this special IRA rollover opportunity or other ways to create your own legacy at DePauw, contact: DEPAUW UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF GIFT PLANNING Melanie Norton Director of Gift Planning 300 E. Seminary Street P.O. Box 37 Greencastle, Indiana 46135-0037 Phone: 765-658-4216 Toll Free: 800-446-5298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://depauw.plannedgifts.org
At right: Charles and Anne Hillman with interns at The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.
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The 2011 Putnam County Relay for Life, held at Blackstock Stadium, raised $126,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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11 in ’11 MAGAZINE Summer 2011 Brian W. Casey (Photo: Margaret Distler)