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Sept. 19, 2003

Five honored at ISU donor, volunteer dinner

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. ó Indiana State University President and Mrs. Lloyd W. Benjamin III honored five individuals for their contribution and support of Indiana State during the recent Donor and Volunteer Recognition Dinner in the Heritage Lounge and Ballroom in Tirey Hall on the ISU campus.

The 2003 Distinguished Service honorees included Larry and Elizabeth Boulet of Indianapolis; H. Peter Hudson of Zionsville, Ind.; and Norman and Linda Pellegrini of Windmere, Fla.

Larry and Elizabeth Boulet

Larry and Elizabeth "Buffy" Bouletís most significant contribution to Indiana State may have been their establishment of the Boulet Presidentís Scholarship in 2003 as part of the Lilly Challenge. However, they have been active supporters of the university throughout the years, frequently volunteering their time and financial support to a diverse number of activities.

Larry graduated from Indiana State with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1974. After graduation Larry maintained his ties to the university and became an active member of Alumni Council and was an Alumni/Admissions volunteer working to inform and recruit students to his alma mater. In 1996 he was selected to serve on the ISU Foundation Board and became its vice president in 2000.

A retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Larry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant, the Indiana CPA Society and the Highland Golf and Country Club.

Elizabeth is a marketing executive with IBM. She began her career with the company in 1975 and has served in a variety of positions including marketing representative, utility industry marketing manager, support administrator and marketing manager. A 1975 graduate of DePauw University, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority and has maintained her ties to her alma mater by serving as a former class fund manager, career and planning volunteer, reunion agent and as co-chair of her thirtieth class reunion. She is dedicated to her husbandís alma mater and is an active supporter of both her husbandís involvement and Indiana State.

H. Peter Hudson

H. Peter Hudsonís dedication and support of Indiana State is obvious through his service on numerous university boards and committees. Hudson, who retired as chairman and chief operating officer of Monroe Guaranty Insurance in 2000, has provided almost 40 years of advice and support to Indiana State.

First appointed to the ISU Foundation Board in 1966, he remained actively involved on the Board until 2000, when he was awarded Honorary Life membership. Hudson has been a supporter of Indiana Stateís School of Business, through his affiliation with the ISU Gongaware Center for Insurance and Risk Management. He is a member of the Insurance Advisory Council, which assists in maintaining the universityís quality risk and education program.

Hudson, a member of the Presidentís Society, has been a financial supporter of the Pete Oltman II Athletic Scholarship Fund and the Consumer Sciences Scholarship Fund. He was presented an honorary doctor of law degree by ISU in 1995.

Hudson also active in the Salvation Army, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Porter County United Way and the United Way of Hamilton County. He is also active in the Community Foundation of Boone County, the Insurance Institute of Indiana, the Insurances Services Office and the Alliance of American Insurance and holds memberships in the Insurance Institute of America, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the American Bar Association Committee of Professional Liability and the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana. Hudsonís experience and dedication to the insurance field earned him a spot in the PIA Insurance Hall of Fame and the Beta Gamma Sigma business fraternity.

He earned a degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota and served in the Navy for four years. He and his late wife, Henrietta, have six children.

Norman and Linda Pellegrini

Norman and Linda Pellegriniís commitment and support of Indiana State began during their undergraduate days in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Pellegriniís support of their alma mater has manifested itself in many ways including promotion of ISU and its academic programs to high school students in Florida, hosting alumni events and through financial and leadership support of Sycamore athletics.

A 1971 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in education, Linda was a member of Chi Omega social sorority and Tirey Memorial Student Union Board activities. Since graduation, she has been a member of the ISU Foundation Board and the Presidentís Society.

As the owner of Pellegrini Homes Inc. in Orlando, Fla., Linda is actively involved in the Home Builders Association of Mid-Florida, the National Home Builders Association, Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Honorary Sorority, Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Code Enforcement, Central Floridaís Women League, and the Education Task Force for Orange County Public Schools. She serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood/Central Florida, the Central Florida Zoo, the Orlando Marine Institute and the Orlando Museum of Art Acquisition Trust Board of Education. Linda was selected to serve on Governor Jeb Bushís Growth Management Study Commission and received the "Up and Comers" Award for Small Business from the Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Linda is a 1997 ISU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

A former quarterback of the ISU football team, Norman earned three athletic letters while attending the university on a full athletic scholarship. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology in 1970 and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity, Blue Berets, and the I-Men. Norman earned a masterís degree in public administration/urban studies in 1972 from the University of Akron.

Currently the managing director at UBS Financial Services, Norman heads the firmís public finance practice for the Florida region. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Stepping Stone Foundation, a medical equipment bank, and on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Expressway Authority Foundation, which helps underprivileged children. He was recently appointed by Floridaís State Board of Education to serve on the Advisory Council on Educational Facilities.

As active supporters of Indiana State, Norman recently served on the Steering Committee of the "Continuing the Legacy" athletic fundraising campaign. Together, the Pellegriniís made a leadership gift to the campaign. Their gift was directed to fund new lockers for the football team at Memorial Stadium and established a scholarship endowment for football.


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