Monday, February 8, 2010

19th Annual HHE Statehouse Visit a Success

The 19th annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit was held this past Tuesday, Feb. 2. The theme, "Innovation Accelerated by Tradition," demonstrated the broad impact of IU around the state, nation and world. Exhibits from several departments, schools and programs at IU showcased IU's engagement activities. President Michael McRobbie, Trustee Sue Talbot, and IU Southeast student James Bonsall addressed the crowd of more than 500.

Special guests, Rep. Peggy Welch (Bloomington) and Senator Vi Simpson (Ellettsville) also challenged the students to ask their elected officials to continue their support of IU and higher education. Sen. Connie Sipes (New Albany) was presented the Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official award by President McRobbie on the floor of the Senate.

Our Government Relations team extends tremendous appreciation to everyone in attendance and to all of our IU advocates for their vital support of our work in the statehouse each year.

(HHE: 2/8/2010)