Indiana University commemorated the late Edward Hutton today as part of the new Honors College building dedication.
The college, which bears Hutton’s name since 2004, serves over 4,000 students and officially opened its doors at its new location at 7th and Woodlawn. The 12-thousand 5-hundred square foot facility is a two-story building which includes classrooms, lounges and a library.
IU’s President, the Hutton Honors College dean and students say the building represents Hutton and his family’s generosity that was crucial to evolving the university’s goals.
“At its very heart, the Hutton Honors College is a truly international endeavor and as many of us know that would certainly please Ed Hutton,” says IU President Michael McRobbie.
Natsuki Atagi is a student at IU. “They have not only made this building possible, but they have also made possible countless opportunities for past, current and future students.”
“I feel sad for students who won’t be able to meet him in the years ahead,” says Dean Matthew Auer. “But I am happy for those same students who will enjoy the vital gifts that he has left for IU for generations to come.”