Description of the video:
The Chancellor sits on the couch in her living room. She flips through old photo albums. The screen reads, “Susan Sciame-Giesecke, Chancellor – Indiana University Kokomo.” She begins to speak.
“The 75th Anniversary of IU Kokomo. Can you believe it? As I’m looking through these albums, flipping through old pictures, I’ve realized something…”
We see drone footage of the IU Kokomo campus in the fall as the Chancellor continues talking.
“Our story is not the new buildings that have housed the learning and experiences that have shaped us. It’s the people.”
We begin to see black and white photos of groups of students, a student studying in front of the Seiberling Mansion, students lining up to walk toward their commencement ceremony.
“The people have been telling our story for years. The students who have graduated and moved on to serve their communities.”
We see more pictures including a color photo of two graduates with their arms around each other, smiling.
The Chancellor continues, “The doctors and the nurses who have tended to our wounds.
We see a black and white photo of two nurses holding candles. The screen reads, “Susan Cox, A.S. ’69, Oral Roberts University – School Nurse.”
The Chancellor continues, “The lawyers who have fought for our rights.”
We see a photo of students holding up signs, one reads Russia. The screen reads, “Andrew Faulk, B.A. ’99, Indiana Public Defender Commission – Attorney.”
The Chancellor continues, “The teachers who have been educating our next generation.”
We see a photo of a student helping another student at a computer. The screen reads, “Douglas Hall, B.A. ’01, High Point University, Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development, Instructor Nido R. Quben School of Communication.”
The Chancellor continues, “The writers and artists who’ve been stirring our emotions and making us think.”
We see a photo of two students working together on some sort of sketch. The screen reads, “Carmen (Davenport) Siering, B.A. ’93, Bloom Magazine, Executive Editor.”
The Chancellor continues, “The small business owners leading local economies.”
We see a black and white newspaper clipping of the student body president. The screen reads, “George Plotner, B.A. ’73, Former VP HR, Huffy Corp., President and Owner of MRC Staffing Solutions.”
The Chancellor continues, “The Armed Services members who’ve been keeping us safe.
We see a photo of a student in uniform standing in front of a plane on a clear blue day. The screen reads, “2nd Lt. Julia Person, B.S. ’17, U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Officer.”
The Chancellor continues, “15,000 students have walked through our doors in an attempt to make a better life for themselves and their families. Here these students gain global experiences to help them prepare for their next step.”
We see various pictures: a student stands in a doorway in regalia, a student in regalia waves to loved ones at commencement, a graduate stands with her family in the library to pose for a photo, a student walks by in regalia carrying a baby with a pacifier.
We see video footage of a student walking across the stage to shake the Chancellor’s hand, smiling the whole way.
The Chancellor speaks from her couch to the camera, “Think of a life without Indiana University Kokomo. It’s hard to picture, isn’t it? The idea of our communities not being shaped by all of our graduates?”
We see a photo of the newest incoming freshman class standing in the shape of a big 75. The Chancellor stands in the middle of them.
“Now, as I look at this picture, I see the next 75 years. These students are our future. They are our community leaders, tech innovators, and plant managers. They are our doctors, our nurses, and our teachers.”
Pictures are shown of: students picking up trash on campus, students stand around and watch an epic battle of robots they built, students and staff stand in front of FCA Poland to pose for a photo, students stand in a lab and learn from an instructor, a student sits with kids in a classroom while participating in an activity.
The Chancellor continues, “These are the people who are taking us into the future. And I’m feeling a sense of confidence, pride, and wonder in what they will achieve.”
A group of students and faculty stand in front of a Geiser at Yellowstone holding an IU flag. A student smiles as she paints a canvas at an on-campus event. Students work in the Crime Lab on campus identifying fingerprints. Three students stand and smile for a picture in front of their research poster board at a conference.
The Chancellor continues, “As we reflect on what all the students of the past 75 years have accomplished, we’re turning our gaze to the next 75. On the brink of a fresh new year, I’m excited to see our successes continue into 2020 and beyond.”
A picture is shown of people working together to move the Well House to campus. A black and white photo is shown of students posing for a photo in Washington D.C. Students are shown touring a plant. Students hang out and pose for a photo in the Well House. A photo is shown of a group of students and staff who helping during the tornado efforts.
We see drone footage of IU Kokomo at sunset.
The Chancellor continues from her living room and speaks to the camera, “On behalf of all the faculty, staff, and students at Indiana University Kokomo, I want to wish you and your family a very happy new year.
The 75 Years logo appears on the screen beside the Chancellor. The screen fades to black.