STATE magazine Fall 2021

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The estate of Marion Eller provided a $625,000 planned gift to support Indiana State University programs and initiatives. Marion graduated from ISU in 1954 with an education degree. She was a high school educator for more than 40 years, retiring from Northwestern High School in Kokomo, Indiana, in 1996. Bob and Susan Guell committed $100,000 to support need-based student scholarships and the Economics program. Their support will permanently endow the ISU Faculty and Staff Bridge the Gap Scholarship. In addition, their commitment will create the Department of Economics Student Travel Fund and to provide Economics majors experiential learning opportunities requiring travel of more than 120 miles from campus. Tom and Linda Huser of Noblesville, Indiana, made a $500,000 commitment through their estate to establish the Thomas J. and Linda S. Huser Endowed Scholarship. Their planned gift will support scholarships for students in the College of Health and Human Services.

services for the 2020-21 athletics season. The independent, regionally-acclaimed, orthopedic specialty practice focused on individualized treatments has been a longstanding partner for Sycamore Athletics. Jack and Joyce Rentschler of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, gave $100,000 in support of a variety of ISU athletic programs as well as the Bayh College of Education. The couple also made an additional $100,000 gift supporting the University’s 2021 Give to Blue Day in March. Dr. Kenneth Smith of McKinney, Texas, gave $1 million to honor his late wife, Theresa Kathryn (Klein) Smith, and create four endowed scholarships in Accounting, Economics, Finance, and History. In recognition of the gift, ISU’s Board of Trustees approved in June the naming of the Kenneth L. Smith and Theresa Kathryn (Klein) Smith Magna Carta Courtroom on the second floor of the Federal Building, home of the Scott College of Business.

Rea Jane Linville of Terre Haute gave $100,000 to support the William J. and Rea Jane Linville Scholarship in Elementary Education. The scholarship will help Elementary Education majors who are student teaching.

Ohio-based - Trayak LLC - provided a software gift supporting the Packaging Engineering Technology Lab in the College of Technology. The company’s application platform for research and design, engineering and sustainability assess and report the environmental impacts of products and packaging.

Methodist Sports Medicine provided the ISU Athletic Department an in-kind gift for medical

*Donor gifts are reflective of giving from April through August 2021.

Rea Jane Linville

Kenneth and Theresa Smith