TOMES, BECKER HONOR USI ON 50 YEARS: State Sens. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville, fifth from left) and Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville, third from left) welcome local leaders representing the University of Southern Indiana (USI) to the Statehouse to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the institution. Tomes and Becker led the Senate in recognizing USI on 50 years of excellence in education and community engagement with Senate Concurrent Resolution 36. USI plans to celebrate their 50-year anniversary for an entire year with a lecture series, art displays, student activities and a capstone event in September. For more information, visit www.usi.edu/50. Pictured left to right: Cindy Brinker, USI Vice President for Government and University Relations; Justin Groenert, Southwest Indiana Chamber Director of Government Relations and Public Policy; Becker; Margie Tomes, Tomes’ wife; Tomes; Greg Server, former Evansville state senator; and Norma Lawrence, USI alum.
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