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Joseph Maley Scholarship created to support IUPUI Media Arts and Science Program

September 2, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The IU School of Informatics and Computing has announced the creation of a scholarship honoring the late Joseph Maley. The annual scholarship will be given to a deserving student in the Media Arts and Science Program at IUPUI, based on the student’s merit and academic achievement. The first award will be given in spring 2010 and will continue until 2012.

The scholarship is named for Joseph Maley, who passed away in August 2008 after a long battle with AML, an aggressive form of leukemia. It was created thanks to the generosity of Conrad Piccirrilo, president, Innovative, Inc., who serves as a member of the IU School of Informatics and Computing Media Arts and Science Advisory Board.

“Joseph Maley had a profound impact on my life,” said Piccirrilo. “Even though a flood of physical disabilities challenged him, he mastered communication. With a smile, a simple gesture, or the touch of a hand, Joseph moved those around him to help him thrive.”

“My father taught me that my ability to write and communicate would be the most important treasure in my life. Joseph was a living example and inspiration, ” added Piccirrilo.

”We are grateful to Conrad Piccirrilo and Innovative for their generosity with this scholarship in support of the School of Informatics and Computing, “ said Anthony Faiola, executive associate dean. “The Joseph Maley Scholarship honors the field of new media, and will provide a young student the opportunity to make a difference in the world.”

For more information about Joseph Maley’s life, visit www.josephmaley.org. Information about Innovative is available at www.innovativei.com. Information about the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI is available at http://soic.iupui.edu.

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