Topic: Administrative

March 26, 2012

Humanitarian, philanthropist and friend of Ball State, Marilyn K Glick, passed away March 23 after a long battle with cancer.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of not only a great lady, but a dear friend to us at Ball State," said Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora. "Marilyn made a tremendous difference to Indianapolis, the state, and beyond.  She was committed to supporting the mind and the spirit, science and the arts. Our deepest sympathies go to the Glick family, especially Marilyn's daughter, Marianne, our trustee."

The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, generously funded by the Glick Foundation, is the most notable symbol of her commitment not only to students, but the greater Indiana community. The center was built to support and promote the practice of the contemporary glass arts at Ball State University and in the east central Indiana region. The center's studio spaces, equipment, faculty, and staff support a broad-based and dynamic undergraduate and graduate curriculum in contemporary glass, as well as community outreach and education about the glass arts.

Read Glick's obituary in The Indianapolis Star.