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Reason #43—March 16, 2015
Growing Together

Ruth Hyndman, ’71 alumna

IPFW has grown a lot over the past 50 years. Some of our alumni have witnessed first hand the incredible changes our university has been through.


“I enrolled in the School of Education at IPFW in 1965 when only Kettler Hall stood,” says alumna Ruth Hyndman. “As a ‘working mom,’ I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees there.”


When we got our start in 1964, our campus was comprised of just Kettler and Neff Halls. Through the generations, we’ve expanded to 40 buildings and structures on our 688-acre campus. Now the largest university in northeast Indiana, IPFW is home to the John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, the Gates Athletics Center, Walb Student Union, Helmke Library, and many more places where students and the community gather to share ideas, interests, and performances.


“Over the years I’ve enjoyed watching IPFW grow into the beautiful campus it is today.”


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