INDIANA — An Indiana College of Pennsylvania graduate and his spouse have donated $100,000 to IUP to create a scholarship to benefit learners in IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Data Technological know-how.
Cash for the Eugene and Saundra O’Sullivan Scholarship have been gifted to IUP by Eugene O’Sullivan, a 1971 accounting graduate, and his wife, Saundra. The O’Sullivans make their dwelling in Pittsburgh.
Eugene O’Sullivan, inducted in 2011 as a member of IUP’s Eberly University of Small business and Info Technological innovation Hall of Difference, has continued to be active in management boards and teams made to advance and help IUP, such as the Eberly School of Organization Advisory Council and the Basis for IUP. Even though a member of the Foundation for IUP Board of Directors, he chaired the expenditure business and was actively involved in Section I of the Household Revival, a $245-million job to substitute IUP’s home halls with suite-design and style properties that involve residing-understanding communities. The Foundation for IUP is a nonprofit entity that encourages and supports the instructional uses of IUP and is managed by the university.
O’Sullivan retired in 2015 from his work as Main Fiscal Officer of Elliott Corporation in Jeannette. Prior to the Elliott Business, he labored in a management posture at the Conair Group and was at Pleasure Producing for 17 a long time. He started his occupation in public accounting with Schneider Downs & Co., exactly where he acquired his CPA certificate.
O’Sullivan has been active in his group, serving as president of the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre and as a member of the council of the College of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
“I benefitted from a good education and learning at IUP that led to a fantastic occupation,” O’Sullivan explained. “I’m definitely a significant supporter of the Eberly School. It does a excellent job aiding college students and delivers so quite a few various possibilities for college students interested in small business. Enterprise is a fantastic career opportunity.”
O’Sullivan stated that he came to IUP as a university student with incredibly confined economic implies, so supported himself and funded his very own schooling by way of work research, grants and loans.
“I’ve liked currently being involved with IUP’s management groups, and, I’m honored, at this time in my life, to be able to support students finance their schooling. It is in particular gratifying to be able to supply this instructional prospect to college students from modest backgrounds.”
The Eberly Higher education of Company and Data Know-how has been accredited by AACSB Worldwide, the leading organization school accrediting overall body all over the world, considering that 2001. Per year, 500 college students comprehensive degrees in much more than 20 majors in courses provided via the master’s and Ph.D. stages.
“Scholarship support is critical, in particular as so many learners and people are struggling with problems because of to the current health disaster,” IUP Vice President for University Development Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna stated. “IUP carries on to advantage considerably from alumni and close friends who are passionate in their assistance of this college, and specially, our students. We take pleasure in Mr. and Mrs. O’Sullivan’s generosity and their commitment to impacting the long term of hundreds of students.”
The reward from the O’Sullivans is element of IUP’s $75 million Envision Unlimited Marketing campaign, which will enable IUP to move ahead as a countrywide leader by reworking the scholar working experience by means of scholarships, program enhancements, and new and modernized facilities.