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Volunteerism of Dr. Phil Eskew '63 Spotlighted in Star

October 2, 2002

October 2, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "He has delivered about 5,000 babies. He has donated 90 pints of blood. He also has worked tirelessly to raise money to end polio around the world. Equally impressive is that Dr. Phil Eskew Jr. views his life as an example of the difference that parents can make." That's how the Indianapolis Star's John Shaughnessy begins an article on Eskew, medical director of women and infants' services at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis and a 1963 graduate of DePauw University. The story, entitled "Volunteer credits his parents, not himself," appears in today's paper.

Dr. Eskew, who has served on DePauw's Alumni Board and is a member of the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame, has a long history of volunteering, and is now serving as chief medical officer for the Indiana Guard Reserve. "If I need to help prepare people in a time of disaster, I want to be there. The whole point is, you don't just do your job. You have to do something else," Eskew is quoted in the newspaper. He credits his mother and father, Elsa and Phil Eskew Sr., for showing him by example what a difference volunteering can make. "I'm just trying to give back," he says. "Each of us can give back to the community."

You can read the article in its entirety at the Star's Web site by clicking here.

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