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Building services staffer endows IUPUI scholarship

November 5, 2011

IUPUI has raised more than $1 billion in its comprehensive $1.3 billion “Impact” campaign, including $2.4 million from faculty and staff.

One of those staff members, Larry Such in building services, will leave his entire estate to IUPUI, creating the Larry Such Endowed Scholarship Fund. It will benefit students admitted directly to the Kelley School of Business in their first year on campus.

Such has worked at IUPUI nearly 30 years.

“If I can help a young person get an education here, and then they go on to become some successful executive, I’ll be happy knowing I played a part in that,” he said in a prepared statement. “I didn’t necessarily earn a huge salary throughout my life, but I was able to save and to acquire some collections of real value. I hope that someone out there might hear my story and think, ‘If he can make a gift like that, I can, too.’”

Such’s gift was one of 2,248 from faculty and staff. The value was not disclosed.

“Larry’s gift will allow us to attract the best and brightest business students to this campus for years to come,” said Philip L. Cochran, Kelley associate dean. “We are humbled and inspired not only by his long career of service, but also by his great generosity.”

IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz announced Such’s gift during a State of the Campus address Nov. 1.

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