The UIndy Alumni Association is excited to announce Stanley Warren ‘59 (Business) as the recipient of the Education for Service Award. This award recognizes an alumnus or alumna whose life work has exemplified a fulfillment of the philosophy underlying the University’s motto “Education for Service.”
Warren studied business at Indiana Central College and graduated in 1959. Since Warren served in the military, his education was funded by the GI bill. “I wanted to take a different path from some of the people I grew up with. Very few of them attended college,” Warren said. He wanted to be able to create a good life for himself, and he knew that a college education would be the first step.
After graduating from ICC, Warren served nine years on the board of the Indiana Historical Society. Among other things, he also did some service with the Alumni Association at the University of Indianapolis.
Warren was a teacher at Indianapolis Public Schools for ten years before later working at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Later, Warren worked for Indiana University Bloomington while working on a doctorate. “Once I finished my doctorate,” Warren said, “I was hired at DePauw University as the Director of Black Studies, and I eventually retired from DePauw.
Education for Service at UIndy
UIndy is committed to civic engagement. Our students log thousands of hours of community service each year. The University motto is “Education for Service,” and we put it into action every day. Our students, faculty, and staff volunteer at numerous organizations all over the city, and instructors often partner with organizations for class projects or complete service-learning courses. UIndy has even been nationally recognized—we’re one of just 115 schools nationwide to receive the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Community Engagement Classification, and we were recently listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll through the Corporation for National & Community Service.