IU President McRobbie presides over Conrad Prebys Career Services Center dedication

At a dedication ceremony in celebration of the Conrad Prebys Career Services Center, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie expressed his appreciation to IU alumnus Conrad Prebys whose generous donation helped make the new $14 million facility a reality.

"Indiana University will always be extremely grateful to the late businessman, philanthropist and IU alumnus Conrad Prebys for his tremendous vision and enormous generosity that has allowed us to reach this moment," McRobbie said. "His remarkable gift to IU and the Kelley School of Business, which made possible this splendid new center that bears his name, is testament to his strong belief in the value of a quality business education that gives students the skills they need to succeed and instills in them the values and principles that will guide them in their careers and in their lives."

From the top: IU President Michael A. McRobbie speaks at the Conrad Prebys Career Services Center dedication. Anna Schilling, Kelley School of Business graduate student and president of the Master of Science in Information Systems Association, speaks at the event. The exterior of the new Conrad Prebys Career Services Center. Photos by Eric Rudd, IU Communications.

The new facility is an addition to Hodge Hall on the IU Bloomington campus, and nearly doubles the facilities where recruiters can meet privately with students. It includes more than 70 interview rooms as well as nearly 30 offices for staff serving more than 8,000 students in Kelley's undergraduate and master's degree programs.

"The new Prebys Career Services Center is now part of his enduring legacy -- one that will help prepare countless students for success in the workplace of today and the workforce of the future, while also ensuring that the Kelley School's career services remain among the very best in the country,” McRobbie said.

From the left: IU President McRobbie hosts a luncheon after the Conrad Prebys Career Services Center dedication. McRobbie, David H. Jacobs, IU alumnus from the Jacobs School of Music; Debra Turner, Prebys Foundation president, and First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie look out over the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater. Sue Aramian, IU alumna from the Kelley School of Business, also attended the luncheon. Photos by Eric Rudd, IU Communications.

The career services center was among several needs addressed in 2015 when Prebys committed $20 million to IU and the Kelley School. Other initiatives included the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater, an outdoor amphitheater for musical and theatrical productions dedicated last year; an endowment fund for attracting and retaining top scholars; and student scholarships.

Following the dedication, McRobbie hosted a celebratory lunch at the Tobias Pavillion, which overlooks the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater.

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