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2019 Spirit of Philanthropy awardees announced

Former dean Bart Ng honored

More than 30 faculty, staff, alumni and community organizations were announced as recipients of the 2019 IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award. The School of Science honored Bart Ng, Ph.D., with this year's award. Ng is School of Science dean emeritus and M.L. Bittinger Chair Professor Emeritus for the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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Dean Simon Rhodes, Dean Emeritus Bart Ng and Chancellor Nasser Paydar

Since 1989, the Spirit of Philanthropy Award has been presented to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the academic and cultural well-being of IUPUI and its faculty, staff and students through generous donations, volunteerism and other notable investments.

Last year, the School of Science announced a $1 million planned gift from Ng to endow a professorship within the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Ng joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI in 1975 and served as chair of the department from 1986 to 1997. He became a member of the Founding Faculty of University College at IUPUI in 1997 and was appointed M. L. Bittinger Professor of Mathematical Sciences in 2004. Ng served as dean of the School of Science from 2008 until his retirement in 2011.