The Indiana University School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association (IUSLAA) annually recognizes alumni, friends, and faculty who have brought distinction upon themselves, their profession, and the IU School of Liberal Arts in three separate categories: Honorary Alumnus Award: the Early Career Achievement Award; and the highest distinction awarded by the Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award. For the purpose of the second two awards, an alumnus is defined as any graduate of the School of Liberal Arts; for the first alumni status is not required.
Award recipients will be recognized during events staged by the School of Liberal Arts and its Alumni Association. Recipients must be in attendance to receive their honor.
Honorary Alumnus Award
This award is presented to a non-alumna/alumnus of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, in recognition of outstanding contributions of time, leadership, and service, and their dedicated efforts to bring greater recognition to liberal arts, and/or the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts.
Early Career Achievement Award
This annual recognition is for outstanding accomplishments in a profession or for service to the School/university by alumni who have graduated within 15 years of the nomination. All graduates within the past 15 years are eligible for this award.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Awarded annually, this award recognizes outstanding alumni of the School who have brought honor to their alma mater by distinguishing themselves either professionally or by giving extraordinary service to the School/university. All graduates are eligible for this award.
Deadline for 2014 nominations - November 15, 2013
How To Nominate
It is helpful but not mandatory for the nominating committee to have the following materials:
- The IU School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association Award Cover Page.
- At least two letters of nomination from colleagues, department chairs, co-workers, or others with specific knowledge on the candidate’s credentials;
- The nominee’s vitae or resume, as appropriate;
- Any additional supporting documents the nominator deems important to demonstrate the nominee’s credentials for the selected award.
Since these awards recognize alumni and friends who have brought honor to their alma mater through distinguished career service, achievement, and/or extraordinary service to the IU School of Liberal Arts, please include specific examples of the nominee’s achievements, including any service by the nominee on boards, committees, and organizations at the department, school, campus, university, state, or national level as part of the nomination packet .
Questions? Contact Alumni Director Stefan Davis at (317) 274-2317, (866) 267-3104, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations are accepted by mail, fax, or email to:
IUPUI Alumni Relations - IUSLA Alumni Awards
c/o Stefan Davis, Director
340 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Fax: (317) 274-5064
The Indiana University School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association is a dues supported group of the IU Alumni Association. Join online today at http://alumni.iu.edu/memembership. Convenient payroll deduction is available for faculty and staff who work for Indiana University. Membership status in the IUAA does not affect the outcome of the awards process.
Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
|Year Awarded||Name||Liberal Arts Degree||Additional IU Degrees|
|1980||Judith LaFourest||BA (English)||MAT (English)|
|1981||Anne Wilcox||JD (Law/D. Jurisprudence)|
|1982||Mary Parido||BA (German)||MS (Secondary Education/Education)|
|1983||Sandra Borns||BA (History)||MS (Secondary Education/Education)|
|1984||Fred Biesecker||BA (Political Science)||Doctoral Degree|
|1985||M. William Lutholtz||BA (Political Science)|
|1998||John Wild||BA (Political Science)||Specialized Study/M. Public Affairs|
|1999||Kerry Manders||BA (Sociology)|
|2000||Stephen Akard||BA (Economics/French)||JD/MBA|
|2001||Byron Buhner||BA (Speech)||MS (Adult Education/Education)|
|2002||Samuel Graves III||BA (Political Science)|
|2003||M. Teresa Baer||BA (History)||MA (History)|
|2005||Tonja L. Eagan||BA (Sociology)||M. Public Affairs|
|2010||Peter Carmichael||BA (History)|
|2011||Christine Dowdeswell||BA (Political Science)|
Honorary Alumnus Awardees
Professor James East
Ms. Aristea Pappas