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IU Northwest establishes the Dr. Robin R. Hass Birky Scholarship Fund in honor of late administrator

Scholarship will carry on the intellectual legacy of deceased English professor and IU Northwest associate vice chancellor

The love, dedication and intellectual contributions of Indiana University Northwest’s late English professor and associate vice chancellor Robin Hass Birky, Ph.D., will be recognized by the university through a scholarship fund established in her memory.

The Dr. Robin R. Hass Birky Scholarship will recognize outstanding academic achievement at IU Northwest and will be awarded in preference to an academically excellent female student of sophomore standing or higher who is majoring in the humanities and exhibits financial need.

The family of Robin Hass Birky sincerely requests that contributions to the scholarship fund be made in Robin’s memory. Checks should be made out to the Indiana University Foundation, and should signify that they are in support of the Hass Birky Scholarship. Contributions may be mailed to IU Northwest, Office of Development, 3400 Broadway, Sycamore Hall Room 216, Gary, IN 46408.

Hass Birky, who taught at IU Northwest for 13 years and who had served in the administration for the last three years, died Friday, Aug. 29, from injuries sustained in a catastrophic automobile accident near her home in Valparaiso. She was laid to rest on Wednesday, Sept. 3.



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Late English professor and associate vice chancellor Robin Hass Birky reads to students at the IU Northwest Child Care Center in April. The university has established a scholarship fund in her name to continue Hass Birky's legacy of learning at IU Northwest.
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