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Mickey Maurer to speak on campus Thursday

September 10, 2012

KOKOMO, Ind. — Mickey Maurer's career has spanned numerous industries, including cable television, film production, radio broadcasting, newspaper publishing, real estate and banking.

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He is also a community leader, recognized by the IU Bloomington School of Law and being named the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, in his honor.

Maurer, who is chairman of the board of the Indiana Business Journal Foundation and the National Bank of Indianapolis, will speak about his latest book, "The 19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Men," at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 13, in Kresge Auditorium.

Chancellor Michael Harris invites the community to attend Maurer's dyanmic presentation.

"We are honored to have Mickey Maurer visit our campus," Harris said. "His contributions to the economy, culture and well-being of the state of Indiana are immense and I have tremendous personal respect for him and his work."

Maurer graduated from North Central High School in Indianapolis, then earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from University of Colorado. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University, and also successfully completed the CPA exam.

He served as Indiana's Secretary of Commerce from 2006 to 2008, and also founded Mickey's Camp, which has raised more than $1 million for central Indiana charities since 2001. He has also successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

Harris said Maurer's many experiences and interests should make for a lively presentation.

"I am confident it will be a very interesting experience, and his presence on campus reinforces our vital role in the prosperity of north central Indiana."

Maurer will sign copies of his book following the presentation. Copies will be available for purchase.

The public is invited to Maurer's presentation. Those planning to attend should RSVP to lcapozzo@iuk.edu or call 765-455-9221.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 08/26/2014