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Grainger Industrial Supply gift will fund mentor scholarship at IUPUI University College

INDIANAPOLIS — Grainger Industrial Supply has made a $10,200 donation to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ University College to establish the Grainger Foundation Mentor Scholarship. The gift will provide scholarships for mentors through the IUPUI University College Bepko Learning Center and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

Joshua Garey, Grainger Industrial Supply Indianapolis branch manager, and Dan Chier, Grainger Industrial Supply supervisor, presented a check to Harriett Bennett, IUPUI University College executive director; Mark Minglin, Bepko Learning Center director; Shannon McCullough, Bepko Learning Center associate director; Landon Brothers, Bepko Learning Center assistant director of tutorial support; and IUPUI student Sandeep Dhadwal.

“The gift will help us sustain our successful mentoring program and student learning,” said Kathy E. Johnson, University College dean and associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education.

“The generous gift by Grainger will go a long way in helping to support the many IUPUI mentoring programs,” Minglin said. “It is a testament to the good work Grainger does in working with local community groups and organizations.”

Dhadwal, a student mentor at the Bepko Learning Center, believes that “mentoring is a system that provides growth on both sides. You have the mentees that are coming to get assistance to help them on their path for college, and you have the mentors who are assisting but at the same time gaining skills, too, such as leadership, teamwork and communication.”

With 2011 sales at $8.1 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies list.

Grainger’s product line has expanded to more than 1 million products and repair parts. More than 711 branches comprise the Grainger network, making W.W. Grainger Inc. the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products in North America, with expanding global operations.

For additional more information, contact Harriett Bennett at 317-274-5036 or email

Photo Caption:

Front Row, Left to Right

Landon Brothers, Assistant Director of the Office of Tutorial Support, Bepko Learning Center
Sandeep Dhadwal, IUPUI student mentor
Shannon McCullough, Associate Director of the IUPUI Bepko Learning Center
Mark Minglin, Director of the IUPUI Bepko Learning Center
Harriett Bennett, Executive Director, IUPUI University College
Joshua Garey, Grainger, Indianapolis Branch Manager

Back Row
Managerial employees of Grainger, Indianapolis Branch