2014 Beberman Award Winner: Shirley Marco Kulwin

Shirley is a life-long learner. After graduating from Uni High, she completed her B.A. at a time when only 6% of the U.S. female, college-age population attended college. She trained at the Grain Institute of the Chicago Board of Trade in the 1950s. She was certified as a Master Gardener in 1996, as an Indiana Real Estate Salesperson in 2002 and as an Indiana Real Estate Broker in 2014. Shirley’s business career broke through the gender barriers that were formidable before the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s. She began in the Marshall Field Executive Training Program in Chicago in 1956. She worked in real estate, and as a stock broker in the 1950s and 1960s before heading the Marco Steel Supply Company from 1976 to 1984 and the Kulwin Electric Supply Company from 1987 to 1994. Shirley has been a very active member of her community. She has served on the boards and committees of many not for profit institutions in Indianapolis including serving as the President of the Progressive Club, as a member of the Indianapolis Women’s Club, the Board of Governors of the Indianapolis Art Museum, the Indianapolis Committee of Foreign Affairs, the Herron Art Board of Indiana University, the United Way of Indianapolis Budget Committee and the Indianapolis Symphony Women’s Committee Board.

Congratulations Mrs. Kulwin, the 2014 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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