Alumni Gift to Support Kelley School Career Center

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David and Suzanne Hoover (photo courtesy Indiana University) David and Suzanne Hoover (photo courtesy Indiana University)

An Indiana University alumnus and his wife have donated a $1.25 million gift in support of the new Conrad Prebys Career Services Center at the IU Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. In honor of the gift from David and Suzanne Hoover, the university has named the center's executive dining room after the couple.

The university dedicated the $14 million Prebys Center in March. IU says the executive dining room is used by representatives of hundreds of companies that recruit Kelley students each year.

David Hoover, the former chief executive officer of Colorado-based Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), earned his MBA in finance and real estate from the Kelley School in 1970. He is also a member of the Kelley School's Dean's Council.

"Our time in and around Indiana University when David was a student in the MBA program encompassed our engagement and early married life. It started us on a wonderful life journey," the Hoovers said. "Helping students get started in their careers through the Prebys Career Services Center is a worthy place to provide our support. We are pleased to be able to support the Kelley School in this way."

Suzanne Hoover is a former school teacher and former president of the Muncie Community School Corp. board of directors. She earned her master's degree in secondary education from IU.

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