Throughout his tenure at IU, Patrick O’Meara set an example of excellence through his leadership. O’Meara was a “globalist” in the best sense of the word: engaging with others around the world with curiosity, interest, and respect for country, culture, and custom. Indiana University is committed to sustaining this legacy of excellence for future generations of global leaders.
Private philanthropy provides critical support for these efforts, and you can make a difference. If you are inspired to honor Patrick O’Meara’s life and legacy through giving, please consider one of the options below.
Developing the Global Leaders of Tomorrow
The Patrick O'Meara Global Engagement Scholarship was established as a tribute to his decades of advocacy for the international dimension of learning. This scholarship will support undergraduate international students who demonstrate academic excellence and an interest in global engagement, enabling those with financial need to reach their academic goals and pursue their passion for creating a more interconnected world.
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Creating an Environment for Excellence
In 2020, IU broke ground on the Ferguson International Center, the culmination of a longstanding vision that Patrick had for the university. For the first time, all offices that support IU’s international affairs will be housed in the same building, located at the heart of the Bloomington campus. It is only fitting that the leadership suite will be named in his honor. This will be a physical reminder of his example of excellence and the importance of continuing IU’s rich history of engagement with the world.
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Bringing Global Leaders to IU
The Patrick O’Meara Lecture Series, named in 2011, brings world-renowned experts like UNICEF’s Henrietta H. Fore, Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr., and Dr. Narendra Jadhav to Indiana University. In the spirit of Patrick’s boundless interest in the forces shaping our world, IU will continue to host special guest speakers for thought-provoking discussions of pressing international topics.
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