Alumni Awards

Recipients

  • Distinguished Alumni Award

    We’ve listed the recipients’ IU degrees. Their School of Liberal Arts degrees are in italics.

    2017

    David Driscoll
    BA Economics

    2016

    Ray Boomhower
    BA Journalism/Political Science, MA History

    2015

    Janice Klein
    BA Sociology, MSW Social Service

    2014

    Sheila Gilbert
    BA Sociology, Master of Public Affairs

    2013

    Gregory Mobley
    BA History

    2011

    Christine Dowdeswell
    BA Political Science

    2010

    Peter Carmichael
    BA History

    2005

    Tonja L. Eagan
    BA Sociology, Master of Public Affairs

    2003

    M. Teresa Baer
    BA History, MA History

    2002

    Samuel Graves III
    BA Political Science

    2001

    Byron Buhner
    BA Speech, MS Adult Education/Education

    2000

    Stephen Akard
    BA Economics/French, JD/MBA

    1999

    Kerry Manders
    BA Sociology

    1998

    John Wild
    BA Political Science, Specialized Study/Master of Public Affairs

    1985

    M. William Lutholtz
    BA Political Science

    1984

    Fred Biesecker
    BA Political Science, doctoral degree

    1983

    Sandra Borns
    BA History, MS Secondary Education/Education

    1982

    Mary Parido
    BA German, MS Secondary Education/Education

    1981

    Anne Wilcox
    JD

    1980

    Judith LaFourest
    BA English, MAT English

  • Career Achievement Award

    We’ve listed the recipients’ IU degrees. Their School of Liberal Arts degrees are in italics.

    2017

    Kirby Purciful
    BA Economics, MA Economics

    2016

    • Sarah Ancel
      BA Political Science/Economics, MA Economics
    • Lauren Guidotti
      BA Communications Studies

    2015

    Todd Sears
    BS Finance, MA Economics

    2014

    • Charity Counts
      MA Museum Studies
    • Brian Denton
      BA German/Political Science/Economics, BS Mathematics

    2013

    Olivia Roney
    BA Communication Studies

  • Honorary Alumnus Award
    • Stefan S. Davis
    • James East
    • Aristea Pappas
    • Gail M. Plater
    • Gretchen Wolfram

Nominate people for our awards

The 2018 nomination deadline is January 5, 2018.

To nominate someone, you need to:

  • Fill out the nomination form.
  • Upload a nomination letter written by you or someone else who has knowledge of the nominee’s credentials.
  • If you wish, upload up to two more supporting documents, such as additional nomination letters, a resume, or a curriculum vitae.

The nomination letter and supporting documents should demonstrate the nominee’s achievements, including any service on boards, committees, and organizations at the school, at IUPUI, at IU, or at the local, state, or national level.

Nominate someone for an alumni award

Alternative ways to nominate

To submit your nominations by email, fax, or mail, contact Andrea Simpson at IUPUI Alumni Relations for the form and then submit the materials to her:

  • andmsimp@iupui.edu
  • Fax: 317-274-5064
IUPUI Alumni Relations—IUSLA Alumni Awards
c/o Andrea Simpson
301 University Boulevard, Suite 1031
Indianapolis, IN 46202

More helpful information

We keep nominations on file for two years. Recipients are recognized at School of Liberal Arts alumni events.

Questions?

Contact Andrea Simpson at 317-274-2289 or andmsimp@iupui.edu.