Cory Dixon, the son of Andy and Rene Dixon of Mount Vernon, Ind., attended Mount Vernon High School, where he was captain of the soccer team, an active participant in the multi-media club, and a member of several music ensembles.
Cory’s participation in his high school science club along with an opportunity during a high school biology course to observe a doctor performing surgery inspired him to major in chemistry. He was thrilled when he learned of the strength of IU Southeast’s chemistry department, and he chose to attend the University with plans to pursue medical school after graduation.
An exceptional student, Cory is also a respected community advisor for on-campus housing. He enjoys working with fellow students to initiate different lodge activities. As a supplemental instructor for chemistry courses, he finds it rewarding to help others succeed in their studies. He serves as the vice president of the chemistry club and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Student Alumni Association.
Outside of school, Cory has volunteered at the United Caring Homeless Shelter since 2004. He has also been a parks and recreation soccer referee as well as an assistant at Vacation Bible School.
Throughout his time at IU Southeast, Cory has learned that the best way to succeed is to stay focused on his goals.
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.