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Darrell C. Pike '73

Katharine Merrill Graydon Alumni Service Award, 2000

Darrell Pike has worked in commercial real estate since his teens. Currently president of Precedent Real Estate Services, LLC and Precedent Development's Commercial Division, he began his career with Precedent founder Howard Peterson when Peterson began the development of Castleton Commercial Park in northeast Indianapolis. Darrell also oversees the management and marketing of the Precedent Office Park, a development of more than 187 acres with currently over a million square feet of commercial office space and with a potential of 1.5 million when completed. He is included in Indianapolis Business Journal 's top 25 of Who's Who in commercial real estate. Darrell also serves as director of the Precedent Companies, Inc., Precedent Capital, Precedent Homes, Western Hancock Utilities and Security Title Services of Indiana.

Darrell, his wife, Susan '73, and daughter, Michele '00, are all Butler alumni. Darrell and Susan have established two scholarship funds at Butler in memory of Darrell's father, Donald '50, and his aunt, Janet Off '58. Darrell and Susan are members of the Ovid Butler Society and together served on the 1973 reunion and fundraising committee of their graduation class.

Darrell's outside activities include being the past president of Lawrence Central High School's Performing Arts Association, where he currently serves as its corporate liaison. He serves on the Property Stewardship Board of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and has served on the board of the American Lung Association. He is also a graduate of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series, is a member of the Big Brothers Association and the Hoosier Association. He has served as a paraclete counselor with the Christian Encouraging Ministry and has been involved in the foster parent program with the Lutheran Child and Family Services Unwed Mother Program. After delivering the commencement address in December 1996, Darrell received an honorary doctorate in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

A life-long resident of Indianapolis, Darrell and Susan have four children, Kacy, Michele, Kevin and Jimmy.

Darrell's devotion to his family, to the Butler community and to the Indianapolis area is boundless. As Katharine Merrill Graydon devoted her energy and heart to Butler University, so does Darrell. The Butler University Alumni Association is pleased to honor Darrell for his outstanding, far-reaching and heartfelt leadership .

Updated 2000