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[Video: The Indiana University trident appears.]
[Words appear: IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs]
[Video: Ceceily Brickley walks in the hallway of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She has shoulder-length black hair and is wearing a skirt and sleeveless blouse.]
Ceceily: I came to SPEA because when you live in Indianapolis it’s everywhere. With me working in government and wanting to stay in government I decided SPEA was the next logical step. Because of scholarship support I’m able to go through my graduate program without the financial worry or burden. I also feel that my community is really supporting me and looking forward to my role as a professional here in Indianapolis.
[Words appear: Ceceily Brickley, Public Management Graduate Student]
[Video: Dan Remington rides his bicycle on the Cultural Trail and stops in front of the main office for the Pacers Bikeshare program. He is wearing black jeans and purple button-down shirt.]
Dan: Being so close to a major metropolitan area, the thirteenth-largest city in the United States, was a major plus for me when I was choosing schools. I came to SPEA because they have a strong record of preparing people to go out into their communities and make a difference, teaching you the skills to solve complex problems and work with people around you to come to a good solution. I still feel that support through the SPEA Alumni Association to this day.
[Words appear: Dan Remington, Customer Service Manager, Indianapolis Cultural Trail]
[Video: Angela Carr Klitzsch is at a conference room table. She has red hair, bright red lipstick, and is wearing a white blazer and light blue dress.]
Angela: I received my MPA in Nonprofit Management from SPEA at IUPUI. In my current role I analyze labor market data to ensure that we understand what employers in Marion County need. SPEA helped me get here by teaching me management skills and by introducing me to a network of powerbrokers here in the city. I choose SPEA because I want to be a leader who makes a difference in the community.
[Words appear: Angela Carr Klitzsch, President & CEO, EmployIndy]
[Video: Troy Riggs is leading a meeting in a room full of police officers. He is tall, bald, and is wearing his police uniform.]
Chief Riggs: When you think of IMPD there are many issues we have to deal with. Having an organization like SPEA helps us understand the issues we’re facing and helps us be more efficient and effective as we develop solutions for those issues.
[Words appear: Troy Riggs, Chief of Police, IMPD]
[Video: Brian Payne walks along the Cultural Trail near the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis. He is wearing a tan sport coat and blue dress shirt.]
Brian: The Cultural Trail was actually an idea that came to me in 2001. The Cultural Trail was all about making cultural districts possible and more vital. SPEA at IU and IUPUI are the strongest programs in their field in the country. There has been a number of Indianapolis Cultural Trail Capstone projects over the years. And we’ve gotten a lot of value out of that relationship. And to have that asset along the Cultural Trail, in our backyard so to speak, is unbelievable.
[Words appear: Brian Payne, President & CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation]
[Video: SPEA professor Marlene Walk and Executive Associate Dean Lilliard Richardson are standing outside the SPEA building overlooking Wood Fountain on the IUPUI campus. Marlene has long, straight, brown hair and glasses. She is wearing a blue dress and tan blazer. Dean Richardson is taller, bald, with a full beard, and is wearing a crisp blue suit, white shirt, and green tie.]
Marlene: At the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, also known to many as SPEA, faculty like me, staff, and students, strive to be a resource for the community, building on many longstanding partnerships and developing new ones every day while applying cutting edge and innovative research to help make improvements to our region and beyond.
Dean Richardson: Our passion is to help our community, state, nation, and world. It is the foundation of our mission as we teach the next generation of leaders who are called to positively impact the lives of others. I invite you to support our school, our research, our collaborative community efforts, and most importantly, our future leaders. Your contributions will help SPEA become an even stronger pillar in the Indianapolis community and beyond.
Marlene: For all whose research today helps inform the decisions of tomorrow and prepares the next generation of global leaders.
[Video: Cut scene to Ceceily Brickley]
Ceceily: For all who aspire to be a leader in public service.
[Video: Cut scene to Dan Remington]
Dan: For all who embrace the opportunity to build sustainable communities.
[Video: Cut scene to Angela Carr Klitzsch]
Angela: For all who are called to help a city and its workforce thrive.
[Video: Cut scene to Troy Riggs]
Troy: For all who envision safer neighborhoods and a better quality of life for all of our citizens.
[Video: Cut scene to Brian Payne]
Brian: For all who lead with a bold vision and a pioneering spirit.
[Video: Cut scene to Dean Richardson]
Dean Richardson: Join us, for all who want to make a difference for future generations and to ensure a brighter tomorrow.
[Video: The Indiana University trident appears.]
[Words appear: For All. The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign.]
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