Alumni Relations

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The IU East Distinguished Alumni Award provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding Indiana University East alumni who have distinguished themselves through personal and professional accomplishments, community service, involvement with the University, and involvement with the Alumni Association.

 In addition to their professional careers, these alumni make an extra effort to be involved citizens in their communities.  They share a common denominator - the willingness to care and belief that they can make a difference.

Indiana University East is proud of all of its alumni who daily work to make their communities better for themselves and for future generations. 

Past Recipients of the Award

  • Former Richmond Mayor Dennis L. Andrews
  • Dr. John R. DeGraw of Crystal River, Florida
  • David H. Runyon, member of the first graduating class from IU East and retired president of Bank One Richmond
  • D. Sue Roberson, director, Indiana State Personnel
  • Deborah Jenkins Ahaus, former president of Bank One
  • Robert J. Cline, member of first graduating class and retired State Police Colonel
  • David M. Thurman, retired banker from Valparaiso
  • Robert C. Chamness, Wayne County Court Chief Probation Officer
  • Ingrid Y. Toschlog, Bursar at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Former Richmond Mayor Shelly Miller
  • Susy S. Hasecoster, 2004 Indiana Association for the Gifted Teacher of the Year
  • Bette G. Davenport, former director of the IU East Alumni Association
  • LuAnne Christofaro, Reid Hospital and Healthcare Services.
  • Pamela F. Bliss, Artist and Community Activist
  • Keith N Fargo, PhD
  • Raymond C. Kelley, National Legislative Director, AMVETS