President's Award

Recognizing our dedicated volunteers

The President’s Award honors the IU Alumni Association’s most dedicated volunteers who lead the way in providing opportunities for their fellow alumni and friends to stay connected with their alma mater.

Nominate an alumni volunteer for the President's Award

  • Learn more about the criteria for President's Award nominees

    Purpose

    The purpose of the IUAA President’s Award is to provide recognition for outstanding achievements by volunteers of the Indiana University Alumni Association. The IUAA established the President’s Award to pay tribute to our most dedicated alumni volunteers. It is the highest award given by the Alumni Association to a volunteer leader.

    Eligibility for Award

    • Only living alumni volunteers of Indiana University or the IU Alumni Association are eligible.
    • The nominee shall have been outstanding in service to the IU Alumni Association in ways that advance Indiana University as a whole.
    • The nominee must be a member of the IUAA and shall have made significant contributions benefiting IUAA, his/her chapter, affiliate group, constituent society, or campus.

    Nominations and Selection

    • Honorees will be selected by a committee consisting of members of the Executive Resource Team and volunteers appointed by the CEO.
    • All nominations will automatically be valid for the next two successive years. After that they must be resubmitted.
    • Nominations must be submitted no later than the last day of February.

    Recipients

    • The Executive Council of the Alumni Association strongly suggests the awards be made to individuals from as many communities, campuses, and backgrounds as possible.
    • The awards shall be given at the dinner in the summer in conjunction with the Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend.
    • Award recipients must be present at the banquet.
    • The number of awards per year will be determined by the CEO in consultation with the committee.

We are pleased to be accepting nominations for outstanding volunteer leaders from now until February 28.

Past recipients of the President’s Award

  • 2017
    • Brian P. Williams, BA’78. JD’81
    • Kay Lindsey, BS’70, MS’74
    • Despina Amanatidis Liaskos, MBA’08
    • Robert E. Stoll
  • 2016
    • Bette Davenport, BGS’92
    • Sam Gaskins, BA’67
    • John Laskowski, BS’75
    • Lorelle Swader, BA’84, MLS’86
    • Martin Vargas, BS’94
    • Nikki White, BS’98
  • 2015
    • Pam Berke, BS’92
    • Philip T. S. Chua, MBA’88
    • Kim Davis, MS’78
    • Mike Garber, BFA’97
    • Nancy Hamblin, BS’78, MS’82
  • 2014
    • Larry Alt, BS’68, MSBA’78
    • Jo Ann Bergman, BS’58, MS’71 (deceased)
    • Alice Jordan-Miles, BA’90, MS’97
    • Leslie Zimmerman, BS’93
    • George Zundo, BA’76, DDS’80
  • 2013
    • Marjorie Smith Blewett, BA’48
    • Jerry W. Logan, BS’67, OD’69
    • Shirley A. Manning
    • Leland E. Tanner, BS’55
  • 2012
    • Gregory A. Castanias
    • Matthew J. Elliott
    • Don Kritsch
    • Lynn Lewis
    • Vernon A. Williams
  • 2010
    • Mildred Morgan Ball
    • Douglas Bates
    • Jeff F. Cappa
    • Karen J. Clelland
    • Christopher L. Craft
    • Judith E. Golitko
    • Charles Hughes
    • Barbara McElroy Kunkler
    • Bob Modlin
    • Sandy Obremskey
    • Margaret G. Robb
    • John E. Sullivan
    • Bob Williams (deceased)
  • 2009
    • Daniel M. Bade
    • Clarence W. Boone Sr.
    • Michael B. Engels
    • P. Nicholas Kellum
    • Amanda Lynn Musgrave-Jolliffe
    • Mary Beth Ryan
    • Rev. Mark D. Wesler
    • Jenny Wolf
    • James M. Elliott (deceased)
    • Robert L. Forste
    • Louise E. Goggans
    • Michael T. Mann
    • Patrick J. O’Connor
    • Oscar C. Ventanilla Jr.
  • 2008
    • C. Catherine Barnes
    • Angela Fairchild
    • Don W Goelzer
    • Paula A. Griesel
    • Ronald L. Lind
    • Gary L. Miller
    • Jerrol Z. Miles
    • Lindy G. Moss
    • Oneita S. Phillips
    • James W. Rice
    • Keith C. Rogers
    • Eric J. Steenman
    • Ashley Marie Troncin
  • 2007
    • A. Bruce Burkart
    • Greg Chamness
    • Debra L. Fawcett
    • James N. Grandorf
    • Michael L. McCurry
    • Jennifer McIntosh-Elkins
    • Deborah McMahan, M.D.
    • Trina S. Miller
    • C. Diego Morales
    • Roselle Partridge
    • Leslie R. Wright
  • 2006
    • John G. Ashman
    • Robert J. Deputy
    • Donald Dorfman
    • Marty B. Gutmann
    • Robert L. Hayes Sr.
    • Christine Jakacky
    • Larry Kruszewski
    • Lawrence H. Lee
    • Cathy Randall
    • Viktoria D. Voller
    • James R. White
  • 2005
    • Matthew J. Biefeld
    • Durleen L. Braasch
    • Robert D. DuKate
    • Nicholas W. Gray
    • Roosevelt Haywood III
    • Candace Hilderbrand
    • Jody D. Howell
    • John A. Nash
    • Carol J. Orr
    • Ms. Kerry Wagner-Pirhonen
    • Gregory R. Wright
  • 2004
    • Garry J. Aloia
    • Richard E. Boling
    • Deanna D. Crispen
    • Carol J. Evans
    • Geoffrey P. Gilley
    • Donald J. Kreitzer
    • Norma Robinson
    • Diane E. Spaulding
    • George A. Yost
  • 2003
    • Chapman T. Blackwell IV
    • Keith A. Hedrick
    • Harry L. Sebel, Jr.
  • 2002
    • Kevin M. Boehnlein
    • Jason F. Brist
    • Susan J. Cunningham
    • Cheryl L. Currens
    • Cynthia S. Hicks
    • Larry E. Lentych
    • Irene T. Pancol (deceased)
    • William A. Shields (deceased)
    • Terri L. Talbert-Hatch
    • Sue H. Talbot
    • Patricia P. Weddle
  • 2001
    • Fay Allen
    • N. Luanne Christofaro
    • Elizabeth M Douglass
    • Jerry Moss
    • H. John Okeson (deceased)
    • Phillip R. Pate, DDS
    • Esther J. Rothstein
    • Gregory M. Sprague
    • Michael Wargo Sr.
    • Barbara J. Zoller
  • 2000
    • Rita Bagby
    • Robert D. Covington
    • Clarence H. Doninger
    • Gregory W. Duncan
    • Barry S. Gellers
    • Margaret M. Grayson
    • Jo Ann Linsmith (deceased)
    • Charles J. Roach
    • Billy S. Smith
    • John J. Voorde
    • Bernadette M. Ziol
  • 1999
    • Abdul F. Ahmed
    • Rebecca T. Bingham
    • David E. Davis
    • Marteen Dawes
    • Jack W. Hienton
    • Melvin W. Hobbs III
    • Miriam A. Holden
    • Jonathan W. Housand Jr.
    • Donald J. Howell (deceased)
    • Cynthia Sanchez
    • Scott L. Tyler
    • Vorasak Pienchob, PED
    • Phillip K. Westfall
  • 1998
    • Beck, Richard E.
    • Beckley, Kenneth A.
    • Chamness, Victoria K.
    • DeMuth, Kerry L.
    • Didelot, Luanne T.
    • Goodman, Esq., Jenny K.
    • Hamlin Sr., Robert L.
    • Lovell, Debra A.
    • McKee, Richard W.
    • Motz, M. Suzon
    • Reznik, Emil
    • Southwell, Helen
  • 1997
    • Donald B. Beaton
    • H. Thomas Cummins Jr.
    • Virginia Hanner-Storar
    • James R. Hetherington
    • Lori J. Kellum
    • Katherine C. Lazerwitz
    • Paul A. Piller
    • George W. Rector, OD
    • Donald L. Ross
    • Deborah D. Rudd
    • Robert I. Shelby
    • Steven M. Souers
    • Hiroshi Watanabe
    • Donna S. Zutt
  • 1996
    • John A. Barnes
    • Rogelio Dominguez
    • Brenda B. Fishbaugh
    • Eugene D. Fletchall (deceased)
    • William H. Foston III
    • Fredric A. Hakes
    • Matthew H. Jones
    • James N. Logan
    • Steven L. May
    • Kathryn M. McLaughlin
    • Nancy E. Otte,OD
    • Gerald L. Patterson
    • Joyce M. Yager
  • 1995
    • Linda L. Clevenger
    • Randy G. Hainlen
    • Curtis J. Holaway
    • Betty J. Jewell (deceased)
    • Janet M. Kamdar
    • Terry A. McCooe, DDS
    • Marian G. Miller
    • Stephen C. Moberly
    • Michael L. Smith
    • Ingrid Y. Toschlog
    • Stephan A. Viehweg
    • Ronald J. Ziol (deceased)
  • 1994
    • Barbara D. Angel
    • Bruce R. Baker
    • Lora K. Baldwin
    • James A. Baumgartner (deceased)
    • Cathryn V. Deal
    • Robert H. Everitt
    • Edith E. Ferber
    • Karan S. Ford
    • Barbara A. Popp
    • Harry K. Schell Jr.
    • Rosalind D. Tucker
    • Terence A. Walts
    • Desmond C. Wong, CPA
  • 1993
    • Diane M. Banks
    • Robert V. Chamness
    • Nelle S. Godio
    • Thelma A. Hamilton
    • Molly A. Johnson
    • Kirk A. Root
    • Frederick A. Sabatini (deceased)
    • Rebecca L. Teagarden
  • 1992
    • Rebecca L. Higgins
    • Harriet Powlen Slaughter
    • Michael S. Suttona
    • Bonnie M. Williams
  • 1991
    • Marilynn M. Klepfer
    • Allen L. Leistner
    • Dorothy R. McCrea
    • Madeline S. Wade
  • 1990
    • Dorothy M. Clark
    • Steven D. Nichols
    • Janette L. Pittsford
    • James H. Stephens