Benjamin Stillman, the son of Jay and Cindy Stillman of Georgetown, Ind., attended Floyd Central High School, where he served as president of the Student Council and was a Babe Ruth all-state representative.
Ben is a chemistry major. He chose IU Southeast because he wanted hands-on learning and the chance to form relationships with his professors. He aspires to become an anesthesiologist, and he is progressing toward this goal by maintaining excellent grades and observing doctors at local hospitals.
At IU Southeast, he serves as a supplemental instructor for the Student Development Center, is the president of the IU Southeast Chemistry Club, and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Ben’s most meaningful college experience has been his work as an orientation leader for new students. He earned the STAIR master award, which is awarded to the individual who volunteers the most hours during the summer STAIR program.
Off-campus, he is part of the Saint James Handbell ensemble and dedicates time to his church, Graceland Baptist. Over the past two years, Ben has completed 250 community service hours and was recognized for his dedication to volunteering by being awarded The President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Ben’s belief is that “the best thing one can do as a student is to help the next generation.”
Held each year as part of the Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner, the event’s silent auction further acts as a major source of scholarship funding for outstanding Indiana University Southeast students. Featuring a wide range of items from throughout the community and the country, the auction has come to be one of the premier auctions in the region and highlights of the event. Coupled with the proceeds from the evening’s live auction, these auction funds are distributed to outstanding, civic-minded sophomores and juniors across campus through competitive merit-based scholarships.