O’Fallon student selected as IU Dean’s Council Scholar

2016 Dean's Council Scholars. Not pictured is A.G. Bankole-Hameed. (Submitted photo)

2016 Dean’s Council Scholars. Not pictured is A.G. Bankole-Hameed. (Submitted photo)

Twelve incoming Indiana University freshmen, including one from O’Fallon, have been selected as Dean’s Council Scholars by the Kelley School of Business.

O’Fallon Township High School student Kayla Curry was named as a recipient of the honor.

With special consideration given to underrepresented populations, the scholarship was open to all incoming freshmen directly admitted to the Kelley School. The scholarship is renewable as long as recipients are pursuing an undergraduate business degree and remain in good academic standing.

Recipients have an interest in a wide array of majors, including management, accounting, finance, economic consulting, entrepreneurship and corporate innovation and marketing.

The scholarship was created out of a shared aspiration of the Kelley School’s dean and Dean’s Council to pool their philanthropic resources to sustain and enhance the school’s diversity efforts, which includes financially challenged students as well as students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Kelley Dean’s Council was established in 1972 with the mission to provide support to the dean of the Kelley School and serve as a liaison between the school and the business community.

The council is composed of over 150 CEOs, vice presidents and business leaders who represent all ranges of industry. It advises on institutional goals, school strategies and curricula. The council is also actively involved with long-term goal planning for the school and offers input on research, fundraising and the creation of new programs.

This year’s Dean’s Council Scholars, their high schools and their hometowns are:

  • A.G. Bankole-Hameed, Naperville North High School, Naperville, Ill.
  • Anthony Bello, Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School, Homewood, Ill.
  • Noah Beny, Centerville High School, Dayton, Ohio
  • Kayla Curry, O’Fallon Township High School, O’Fallon, Ill.
  • Paige Drane, Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis
  • Kyle Higgins, Walter E. Stebbins High School, Dayton, Ohio
  • William Johnson, Oak Park & River Forest High School, Oak Park, Ill.
  • Tyler Johnson, Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Claudia Loman, Avon High School, Plainfield, Ind.
  • Michael Quigley, Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Ill.
  • Christian Stuart, Bellaire Senior High School, Houston
  • Drew Walcott, East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, N.J.