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Ian Rolland '55 to Receive 'Distinguished Friend of Education Award'

Ian Rolland '55 to Receive 'Distinguished Friend of Education Award'

May 17, 2011

97075May 17, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Ian M. Rolland, the retired chairman of Lincoln National Corp. and 1955 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)  2011 Distinguished Friend of Education Award. A longtime philanthropist and civic leader, Rolland has been active in the lives of DePauw, where is a Life Trustee, and of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, where he serves on the board and chairs its finance committee.

The annual awards honor individuals and organizations for extraordinary service to education and the field of educational advancement, which includes alumni relations, fundraising, communications and marketing. CASE will recognize Rolland and the other three 2011 recipients at a luncheon on Monday, July 11, in conjunction with the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders in Chicago. 

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After graduating from DePauw, where he majored in mathematics and economics, Rolland earned a master's degree in mathematics at University of Michigan in 1956.  He has been awarded honorary doctorates from DePauw, Purdue, University of St. Francis, Manchester College, Trine University and Indiana Institute of Technology.

A gift from Rolland and his wife created the Ian and Mimi Rolland Welcome and Activities Center, which was dedicated on April 21, 2006. It serves as a trailhead building for groups entering the DePauw Nature Park, where they can receive orientation and plan their activities.