— Indiana University
I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Hutton when he invited me
to his lovely family farm in Greene County, Indiana. I brought mementos
and memories from my trip to Florence, Italy, a trip which Mr. Hutton
helped make possible. As I sat with Mr. Hutton and shared my experience
about culture and art, I was delighted by his sincere joy in my travels
and everything I had learned. What an amazing man - that he could
listen to story after story from people who were almost strangers and
show such support and interest! After our meeting, I continued to
stay in touch with Mr. Hutton via letters. His replies were always so
encouraging and helped me to look outside the box. In one of the
letters, Mr. Hutton joked "I think you and I have a lot in common,
except for age and gender, of course..." I don't know if this humble man
realized what an extreme compliment this statement was to me. If I
truly have a lot in common with Mr. Hutton, I hope the similarities
include his wonderful generosity and compassion, his openness to new
experiences, and his way of making you feel like your dreams are not
only special, but worthy of coming true. Mr. Hutton, you will be
greatly missed! I hope I can continue in your steps one day--helping the
dreams of others come true!
I received the IEP grant to travel to Honduras on a service trip during
spring break of 2004 (my sophomore year). Throughout the next two years
I was able to travel to Mexico, Kenya, China & Costa Rica after
receiving various other scholarships and grants from the Hutton Honors
College. Mr. Hutton and I kept in touch throughout this time and after
I graduated we continued to write to each other. The following is just
a small paragraph expressing my gratitude for his friendship, his
incredible generosity and his dedication to the students at IU:
I never met Mr. Hutton, but his generosity provided me with one of the
greatest experiences in my life. I was able to go study in Athens,
Greece for a summer, a dream I've had since I was young. I am truly
saddened by the fact that I will never be able to meet him. The world
has lost a great man with his passing, but he will be remember in my
heart and the hearts of others he has touched, always.
Meeting Mr. Hutton was a wonderful experience. He was such an
intelligent and giving individual, and he was so interested in the
students he helped. I'll always carry his stories with me. One thing
in particular I often think of, is how he always took his lunch at his
desk at the office, so he could continue working and not even waste an
hour of time. His life is an example of the amazing things that can be
accomplished with determination and hard work. What makes him a truly
great man is that he shared in his successes. He gave back to his
community and allowed so many students, like myself, to travel overseas
and gain valuable life experiences.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hutton in the spring of 2008 at a
small dinner to celebrate the ground breaking of the new Hutton Honors
Building location. What I found so endearing about Mr. Hutton was that
he really wanted to meet and talk to all the students who were at the
dinner. I remember when I mentioned to him that I was an Education
Major he told me that he felt my major was the most noble of career
fields because we are investing ourselves into making others better. His
words were so flattering, and I know that I will always remember him as
a very kind, sincere, and giving man.
I had the privilege of having dinner with Mr. Hutton once. He was a
very kind man and the richness he's added to the lives of young people
that went abroad through his funding is priceless.
Mr. Hutton was an extraordinary man with a heart of gold who had a soul
of visionary extremes. To me Edward Hutton will be dearly missed. He
was a philanthropist who continually gave back to his routes, a soldier
with amazing World War II stories touching the memory like a sliver of
shining light, a business man with a knack of clarity unlike the common
man, Mr. Hutton was a renaissance man that most of us only dream to be.
Deep down in the routes of my soul as the passing of his last day of
light on Mr Hutton parting, we will see a shining star in the sky
replaced by the wisdom of a great human being, this man was an angel to
Mr.Hutton DID make the world a better place. He told some of the best
stories from experiences in his life and loved to hear about student's
travels abroad. After meeting with him, I knew that he truly cared
about students on this campus and wanted to do anything and everything
possible to provide them an unforgettable life experience.
Meeting Mr. Hutton was fascinating and inspiring. He was wonderfully in
touch and could genuinely relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.
He leaves behind a special legacy at IU.
Men of Mr. Hutton's generosity and caliber are few
and far to come by in this world.
I met Mr. Hutton at an IEP awardee meeting at the Union. It was a great
experience to meet the man who helped many students like me financially
make their international dreams come true. I remember Mr. Hutton warming
up to all of the students in the room. He was so interested about our
international experience, and usually had a story from his life that
related. It was evident that he cared deeply about students from the US
getting out there and seeing what else was in the world. I know that Mr.
Hutton was an extremely intelligent man, and the only thing close to the
size of his intelligence was the size of his heart. Mr. Hutton will be
missed by all the students here at IU.
Mr. Hutton was a truly
remarkable man who was kind, wise, and generous to a fault. I had the
pleasure of sitting down to dinner with him one evening after returning
from my program overseas in Ukraine and to listen to the story about his
life. I regret never being able to visit the farm that he spoke of south
of Bloomington but I do credit him and the Hutton Collage with helping
me to achieve my current position in International Sales. His vision
will live on in the new Hutton College location but his direction,
enthusiasm and charisma will be missed. He will always be
remembered fondly and his family and friends will be in my thoughts and
I was terribly sorry to hear about Mr. Hutton. Although I did not have
the opportunity to meet him, I feel very blessed to have been touched by
his kindness and passion. His generosity through IEP has had a
significant impact on my life and I am so grateful to be studying here
in Hong Kong now. I have already learned and gained so much from this
experience and I can already see myself telling my children in the
future, "I remember when I was studying abroad in Hong Kong and..." I
hope that future students pursue their desire to learn and live in the
world as I have been able to with the help and inspiration from Mr.