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Compassion and Volunteerism of Phil Eskew Jr. '63 Spotlighted in Indianapolis Star

February 4, 2006

Phil Eskew.jpgFebruary 4, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Caring for people, listening to people and improving their lives," are the best things about the job of Dr. Philip N. Eskew Jr. An obstetrician and gynecologist and director of physician and patient relations at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, and 1963 graduate of DePauw University, Eskew is profiled in the Indianapolis Star's "Neighbors" column.

The newspaper notes Dr. Eskew's DePauw degree and the many agencies and organizations he serves as a volunteer. He is, among other things, president of DePauw's alumni "D" Association; executive vice president of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; chairman of the Indiana Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board; state medical chairman of the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign; and a colonel in the Indiana Guard Reserve.

If president of the United States, Eskew says, "I would create a health care system that leaves no one behind." His advice to others? "Get involved or volunteer in activities that will help others."Phil Eskew Katula Tribute.jpg

Read more at the newspaper's Web site.

On March 23, 2005, Phil Eskew received the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's St. Vincent Silver Medal Award. The annual award honors a person who has made a significant contribution to high school basketball in a capacity other than as a player or coach. The recipient is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Learn more in this previous story.

On November 12, 2005, Dr. Eskew joined Dan Quayle '69, Mark Rolfing '71, golf legend Jack Nicklaus and others in announcing the establishment of the Katula Fund for Athletics and naming its athletic directorship the Theodore M. Katula Director of Athletics, in honor of Ted Katula. Read more, and access video clips, here.

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