The natural beauty of the IUP campus continues to be supported through the generous gifts of alumni and friends. Here are just a few examples:
- The Campbell Barn Rock Garden, to be located between Wilson and Leonard halls, is funded by Steve and Karen Gislason-Ender. A professor in the Learning Center and an IUP faculty member for eighteen years, Steve is also serving as interim executive assistant to the president for University Planning. The remains of the Campbell Barn’s foundation stones, located on what is now IUP’s South Campus, will provide the rocks for the project.
- Dennis ’76 and Regina Dressel Stover ’75 purchased a tree to be planted on campus to celebrate the long, happy marriage and successful careers that they said began at IUP.
- Biology major Fred Heagy ’73, now with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, contributed to the arboretum general fund, which will provide for planning and ongoing maintenance. He believes the arboretum is a wonderful idea—one that combines education and beauty.
- “The Oak Grove is the most visible symbol of the university,” said Kathi Greenwell ’71, who has endowed a tree in celebration of her time at IUP and of the graduation this December of her daughter, Andrea Maudie. She noted that the well-maintained campus she sees as she drives to work every day is a gift to both the IUP and the Indiana communities.