Distinguished Alumni Award

Recognizing outstanding alumni

The IU South Bend Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding IU South Bend alumni who have made significant contributions to their communities or professions. Any living IU South Bend alum is eligible for nomination. The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented during IU South Bend's annual Commencement ceremony.

Past recipients

2010s

2019 Robert H. Johnson, B.S. '79 (Business)
2018 Joseph A. Mancini, B.S. '78 (Business)
2017 Emil “Lucky” Reznik, M.S.B.A '76
2016 Frank K. Martin, M.S.B.A. '78, M.B.A. '92 
2015 Jerry L. Thacker, M.S. '75 (Education)
2014 Isaac P. Torres, M.B.A. '00 
2013 Christopher L. Craft, B.S. '89 (Business)
2012 Cheryl Little, B.A. '85 (Political Science), M.L.S. '09
2011 Christine Lauber, B.S. '70 (Business), M.S.B.A. '73, M.B.A. '89
2010 Michael J. Wargo, A.S. '81 (Criminal Justice), B.G.S. '82

2000s

2009 A. Bruce Burkart, B.S. '72 (Business)
2008 Kirk A. Root, M.S.B.A. '84, M.B.A. '89
2007 John J. Voorde, B.S. '68 (Business)
2006 Marsha P. Brook, M.S. '77 (Education)
2005 Larry E. Lentych, B.S. '69 (Business)
2005 Andre L. Anderson, B.A. '99 (Psychology)
2004 Charles R. Niemier, M.S.B.A. '83 
2003 Jonathan W. Housand Jr., B.S. '69 (Business), M.B.A. '72
2002 Phyllis Wezeman, B.G.S '84, M.S. '90 (Education)
2001 Kurran Strunk, M.S. '98 (Education)
2000 Thomas N. Frederick, B.A. '70 (Political Science)

1990s

1999 Alma C. Powell, B.S. '70 (Education), M.S. '72 (Education)
1998 David Bloss Sr., B.S. '73 (Business)
1996 Katie Humphreys, M.S. '74 (Education)
1995 Fred S. Kahn, M.S.B.A. '75
1994 Michael P. Kube-McDowell, M.S. '81 (Education)
1993 Alan H. Hall, M.D., B.A. '73 (Sociology)

Alumni are invited to make nominations for IU South Bend's Distinguished Alumni Award

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