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Sue Anne Gilroy '70 Recalls How DePauw Internship Launched Life of Public Service

June 15, 2008

Sue Anne Gilroy 2.jpgJune 15, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "When I was a senior at DePauw University, I interned with Crawfordsville Mayor Will H. Hays Jr., my first career mentor," Sue Anne Gilroy writes in the Indianapolis Star. "After I expressed my interest in public service, Bill told me how impressed he was with a young man beginning his first term as mayor of Indianapolis: Dick Lugar. An introduction resulted in my first job in government as assistant to the mayor of Indianapolis," states Gilroy, vice president of development and executive director of the St. Vincent Foundation and 1970 graduate of DePauw.

In the newspaper's "My Big Break" feature, Gilroy states, "The Mayors Hays and Lugar gave me my first big breaks by investing in me at a young age. I try to do the same today for the young leaders I meet."

Indiana's former secretary of state, Gilroy also served as state director for Lugar after he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and was director of advancement at University High School. She begins the column by asserting, "In my more than 30 years of service to the public, I have learned the value of relationships. They have carried me throughout my career both professionally and as a volunteer."

A sidebar notes her DePauw degree in speech and that she earned a master's degree in public administration from Indiana University.

Read the complete essay at IndyStar.com.

Learn more about Sue Anne Gilroy in this previous story.

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