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Honorary Degree

Clyde Mills McGeary

Clyde Mills McGeary ’54, artist and arts education innovator, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and provided the keynote address at the spring commencement ceremonies May 12. He is credited with creating the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and the complex of Governor’s Schools of Excellence while he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1975 to 1991.

IUP Ambassadors Honored

The IUP Ambassadors student group won three awards from the Affiliated Student Advancement Programs of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE):

  • Outstanding External Program, for the Young Alumni Achievement Awards
  • Tried and True Programming, for the Tuition Raffle Program
  • Outstanding Advisor: Sara Lawer

Roberts Heritage Learning Commons

Late Punxsutawney businessman Ralph Roberts, who served as an IUP trustee in the 1980s, will be honored with the naming of a special-use learning area at IUP Punxsutawney. He was a founding member and past president of the Punxsutawney Area College Trust, which established IUP Punxsutawney and the Academy of Culinary Arts. He is the father of Ann Roberts Jesick M’80, wife of IUP Journalism faculty member Randy Jesick.

Distinguished Family Business

IUP’s Center for Family Business honored the Wayne S. Lockard family, of Indiana, with the 2012 Distinguished Family Business Award. With roots tracing back to 1948, the family’s businesses have encompassed petroleum; real estate; franchises for Pizza Hut, Mr. Donut, Pacific Pride, and Northern Express; and the Enterprise Financial Services Group, serving small businesses.

Hall of Distinction

Six alumni were inducted into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Hall of Distinction during the 34th annual Business Day on April 5:

  • Phil Carrai ’83
  • Ric Clark ’80
  • Marla Sabo ’79
  • Suzanne Kuhn Teele ’82
  • Patrick Wallace ’85
  • Theodore Young ’89

More from the Summer 2012 Issue of IUP Magazine

Ready for the Challenge

Ready for the Challenge

what does IUP's future look like? IUP President Mike Driscoll arrives eager to start the discussion.

Humanities and Social Sciences to Get High-Tech New Home

Humanities and Social Sciences to Get High-Tech New Home

Plans for new building look to the collaborative, digital future.


Message from the President

Michael Driscoll sends his greetings to IUP alumni, faculty and staff members, students, and friends.

Namedroppers | Mentors

Photo Gallery | In Brief

Small Business Development Center: Big Results

About 700 companies have benefited from the smarts of the SBDC team.

Lively Arts: Putting Stars in Students’ Eyes

About 6,800 students were involved in productions last year.

Tennis Slams a Winner with Change of Direction Year

A historic 29th national ranking says success in any language.

Distinguished Alumni Awards 2012

This year's recipients are movers and shakers in professions from magazine journalism to the National Guard.

Web Exclusives

Sharing IUP's Stories

Memorable moments in the 2011-2012 academic year, in a video recap.

Unboxing the Memories

Some of the more unusual memorabilia that alumni have lovingly donated to IUP.