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IUS commemorates Lyda Radford, the first Grenadier

IUS Chancellor Ray Wallace (left) and IU President Michael McRobbie (right) pose in front of Lyda Radford's historical marker.
IU’s bicentennial celebration sees dedication of new historical marker for IU Southeast's first student
October 10, 2019

IU President Michael McRobbie unveiled a historical marker on Wednesday, Oct. 9 commemorating Lyda Radford, the first student to ever enroll at IU Southeast. The marker is on display right outside the...

Lyda Radford, the first Grenadier

Correspondence sent from Lyda Radford to Floyd McMurray, founder of the Falls City Area Center, confirming she was the first student enrolled at what would become IU Southeast.
Historical marker honoring IU Southeast’s first student to be erected on campus during 2019-20, IU’s bicentennial year
April 15, 2019

Over 68 years ago, Lyda Radford was denied access to schools in her residing state, leading to her travel across the river to gain a higher education and pursue her passion. “It is important to remember...

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