Indiana University East will honor three individuals for their service to the university and within the community during the Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner to be held on Friday, November 15, in the Whitewater Hall Lobby.
The Chancellor’s Medallion honors individuals who have rendered distinguished service to IU East. Honorees include Rick Boston, Ginger Gray and Tom Williams.
Chancellor’s Medallion Honorees:
Richard (Rick) E. Boston of Richmond, Indiana, is an attorney and partnering manager with Boston Bever Klinge Cross & Chidester (BBKCC) Attorneys.
Boston, IU Bloomington B.S. ‘68 and J.D. ‘71, practices in the areas of wills, trusts and probate matters; business transactions; real estate and bankruptcy. Since 1979 he has been an appointed United States Bankruptcy Trustee by the Department of Justice for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division.
He is a lifetime member of the Indiana University Alumni Association and a member of the President’s Circle. He is a current board member of the IU East Board of Advisors, IU East Art Committee, and Richmond Art Museum. Previously, Boston was a past president of the IU Alumni Association of Wayne County, IUPUI Herron School of Art + Design – Friends of Herron Gallery Board of Directors, Richmond Symphony Orchestra (RS0) and the Wayne County Child Protection Team.
Ginger Gray of Richmond, Indiana, is a philanthropist, event planner and historic preservationist. She is a founding member of Palette to Palate, a collaborative fundraising event between the Richmond Art Museum and IU East.
Gray is a lifetime board member of the RSO and she has served on the board for the Richmond Art Museum and the Richmond Neighborhood Restoration. She is also a founding member of the Women’s Giving Circle of the Wayne County Foundation. She assists in planning an average of 10 nonprofit events, including Cope Environmental Center, Amigos, Girls Inc. and IU East including events such as the Chancellor’s Medallion, chancellor installations, and fundraising events.
For her volunteer leadership, Gray also received the RSO President’s Award in 2016 and the Wayne County Foundation’s Rodefeld Award in 2017.
Marvin (Tom) Thomas Williams of Richmond, Indiana, IU Bloomington ‘74, formerly worked as the employment manager at Reid Health.
Williams is a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. He teaches Bible study, Vacation Bible School and is he an active member of the church’s Men’s Fellowship.
He is also an active member of the NAACP Richmond Chapter, serving as president for the past three years. He volunteers with the Richmond Youth Football League 5th and 6th Grade Tackle Program.
During the event, IU East will also recognize three special alumni. Lora K. Baldwin (September 1958-March 2019), Michael R. Day and James R. White will be inducted in recognition and celebration as outstanding alumni of IU East.
Inductees to the Hall of Fame are alumni who have typified the IU East tradition of excellence and brought credit to the campus through their personal accomplishments, professional achievement and leadership and humanitarian service and citizenship. For a list of Alumni Hall of Fame, visit iue.edu/alumni/awards/dist_alumni.php.
RSVP is required for this event by November 8. Contact Marcia Foster at (765) 973-8419 or visit iue.edu/chancellor/medallion. Tickets are $75 per person.