Your gifts to the USI Foundation benefit a diverse and deserving group of University of Southern Indiana students and allow them the opportunity to accomplish their goals in higher education. Thank you for your generous support of USI and your commitment to providing valuable opportunities to our students—opportunities we could not offer without your help.
From left: Dr. Bruce Baker, chair of the USI Foundation; Dr. Linda Bennett, president of the University of Southern Indiana; Autumn Menkedick '14, B/MD scholar; Anne Menkedick, mother of Autumn; Doug Menkedick, father of Autumn; and David A. Bower, president of the USI Foundation
Students Autumn Menkedick '14 and Alec Kelley '14 expressed their gratitude to donors of the B/MD Scholarships at the annual B/MD Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon on February 12.
"Throughout the last four years, I have built an incredible relationship with the faculty and with the students at USI. Not only have I grown intellectually through masterful instruction, but I have grown emotionally and I have developed more sophisticated interpersonal skills due to my time here. I developed lifelong friendships, and even got engaged to a fellow student who loves USI even more than I do. Most importantly, I have realized that I chose the ideal university because it feels like home. Due to the support provided by faculty, administration, and friends, this university has created a second home for me that will always welcome me with open arms." Read Alec's speech in its entirety here.
"I look around this room and see the faces of wonderful people who have made and who are continuing to make a difference in the lives of so many others. When I look at my fellow classmates, aspiring to enter into the medical field, I see the hundreds of patients you will help in the future. With every expression of gratitude from a patient or their family, I hope that you will look back on your journey of becoming a physician and thank USI, your professors, the B/MD program, and your donors. Donors, it is because of your support that we will be able to follow our dreams and truly make an impact on the lives of our patients and in the world." Read Autumn's speech in its entirety here.
The USI Foundation office is located on campus on Clarke Lane, just west of Schutte Road.
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712