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IUS commemorates Lyda Radford, the first Grenadier

IUS Chancellor Ray Wallace (left) and IU President Michael McRobbie (right) pose in front of Lyda Radford's historical marker.

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

IU President Michael McRobbie unveiled a historical marker on Wednesday, Oct. 9 commemorating Lyda Radford, the first student to ever enroll at IU Southeast. The marker is on display right outside the entrance to University Center North. “I’m pleased to be here today to unveil the first historical...

Lyda Radford, the first Grenadier

Correspondence sent from Lyda Radford to Floyd McMurray, founder of the Falls City Area Center, confirming she was the first student enrolled at what would become IU Southeast.

Kat Lynn and Jayla Rose

April 15, 2019

Over 68 years ago, Lyda Radford was denied access to schools in her residing state, leading to her travel across the river to gain a higher education and pursue her passion. “It is important to remember Ms. Lyda Radford because the documented story about her as the first student at IU Southeast...