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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Service

Each year Indiana University recognizes outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the highest accolade reserved solely for alumni. The awardees are leaders in their chosen fields. They also make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, nation, or university. Learn more about DASA criteria »

The following pre-eminent alumni are 2014 Distinguished Alumni Service Award honorees:

  • Ms. Kathy Anderson, BS’71 School of Nursing
  • Mr. Lacy Johnson, JD’81 Robert McKinney School of Law
  • Ambassador James McGee, BA’77 College of Arts & Sciences
  • Mr. William Shortz, BA’74 School of Journalism

Nominations for DASA are closed for 2014. Nominations for 2015 will open in January and close on March 27, 2015.

DASA Club Members

Recipients of the DASA have shown why IU holds them in such high regard. Since 1953, DASA recipients have awarded scholarships and grants to IU Bloomington students totaling more than $2 million in student support. Those awards have gone to hundreds of outstanding students, selected through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. The DASA club takes pride in awarding students who have not previously been recognized financially by the university.

Past DASA Recipients

Deceased •

Recipient Degrees  
A–C
Abrahamson, Shirley Slanger JD’56, LLD Hon’86  
Adams, Mildred P. BS’48, MS’52, EdD’64
Alltop, J. Howard, Sr. BA’29
Anderson, Hanson H. BA 1911, MA’29
Ando, Kaoru BS’36, LLD’80
Armstrong, Lewis S. BS’26
Armstrong, William S. BA’51
Atkins, Thomas I. BA’61
Atkinson, George H. PhD’71
Baker, Laurence D. BA’18
Baldwin, William R. MS’56, PhD’65
Balfour, Lloyd G. LLB 1907, LLD’66
Ball, Mildred Morgan BS’60
Banks, Glenn L. BS’50
Barker, Sarah Evans BS’65, LLD’99
Barnes, David K. MA’44, PhD’47
Barnett, John V., Sr. ’34
Barnhart, Dean L. BA 1911
Barnhart, Hugh A. BA’15
Barr, John A. LLB’30, LLD’73
Barton, Miles S. DDS’33
Bayh, Birch Evans, Jr. JD’60, LLD’95
Bays, Karl D. MBA’58
Beckley, Kenneth A. BS’62
Begdes, Mehmet Kutsi MA’40, PhD’44
Bell, Joshua D. ArtD’89
Berry, Lillian Gay BA 1899, MA 1905
Bingham, Rebecca Taylor BS’50, MLS’69
Black, Joseph M. BA’41, MD’44
Bluhm, Maurice L. BA’13
Boone, Clarence W., Sr. BA’53, MD’56
Booth, Kathryn R. BS’72
Bowen, Otis R. BA’39, MD’42, LLD’76
Bray, Esther D. BS’25, MA’27
Breckenridge, Cora BS’59, MS’63
Brinkman, P. Delbert MA’63, PhD’71
Bundles, S. Henry, Jr. BA’48
Butcher, Jane Bayer BA’37
Butcher, Joseph O. BA’36
Cadou, Eugene J., Sr. BA’17
Carmichael, Hoagy H. LLB’26, DM Hon’72
Carmichael, William P. BS’65
Carmony, Donald F. MA’31, PhD’40
Carr, Willard Z., Jr. LLB’50
Carroll, William F., Jr. PhD’78
Chamness, Ivy L. BA 1916, MA’28
Clevenger, Zora G. 1904
Comer, James P. BA’56, ScD’91
Conrad, Martin L. BA’21
Cook, Gayle Karch BA’56, LHD’93
Cosner, Robert R. BS’41
Cox, Jesse H. BS’44
Cozad, James W. BS’50, LLD’82
Cressey, Donald R. PhD’50
D–F
Danielson, Donald C. BS’42, LLD’94  
Danielson, Patricia Peterson BA’45  
Dant, Charles G. BS’32
Davis, Chester E. BS’44
Davis, Madelyn Pugh BA’42
Davis, Merrill S. BA’12, MD’14
Dawson, Martha E. MS’54, EdD’56  
De Las Alas, Antonio LLB 1908
Dean, Everett S. BA’21, MS’38
DeCoudreaux, Alecia A. JD’78  
Delachaux, Francois MBA’63  
DeVault, Virgil T. BS’27, MD’29, DSc’77
Dillin, S. Hugh BA’36, LLB’38, LLD’92
Doninger, Clarence H. BS’57, JD’60  
Doster, Gayl BS’60  
Duggan, Andrew M. ’45
Dukes, Betty D. BA’41, MD’43
Dunn, Oscar L. BS’36, LLD’71
Dutton, C. Ben BS’38, LLB’40, LLD’70
Dykhuizen, Fred BS’26
Earnhart, Don B. BS’49, LLD’86
Edmondson, Frank K. BA’33, MA’34
Edwards, Edward E. BS’28, MS’34
Eichhorn, Frederick F. BS’52, JD’57
Elliott, Byron K. BA’20, LLD’55
Ellis, Frances H. BA’14, MA’28
Ellis, Larry R. MS’75  
Elmore, David G. BS’55, JD’58  
Enberg, Richard "Dick" MS’59, HD’62
Eschbach, Jesse E., II BS’43, JD’49, LLD’86
Eskew, Philip N., Sr. MS’33
Estes, Sidney H. EdD’67
Evans, H. Dean EdD’66
Everitt, Robert H. BS’61, LLB’65  
Ferree, E. Mark LLD’77
Ferrey, Edgar E. BA’42
Fidlar, Marion M. BA’34, MA’36, PhD’42
Fletchall, Eugene D. BS’32, LLB’34
Franklin, Joseph A., Sr. BS’27
Frick, David R. BA’66  
Frowick, Robert H. BA’53, MA’57
Fuller, Magdalene Z. BSN’59, MSN’60
Fullmer, Harold M. BS’42, DDS’44
G–I
Gassoway-Reichle, Lynn E. DDS’74  
Gates, Robert E. BS’42, LLB’49
Geiger, Dillon D. BS’29, MD’31
Gill, George N. BA’57, LHD’94
Gill, Jack M. PhD’63, DSc’01  
Gilliatt, Neal BS’39
Gilman, Alan B. BA’52, MBA’54  
Glaubinger, Lawrence D. BS’49, LLD’93  
Gonso, Harry L. BS’70, JD’73  
Gosman, James H. BS’36, MD’38
Gramley, Lyle E. MA’52, PhD’56, LLD’84  
Gray, Carl M. LLB’61, LLD’81
Greenough, William C. BA’35, LLD’66
Grimes, John S. BA’29, JD’31
Guthrie, Wayne LLB’20
Hackett, John Thomas BS’54, MBA’58
Halleck, Charles A. BA’22, LLB’24, LLD’65
Hardy, Ruth Herdrich BA’15
Harker, Russell P. BA’12, LLB’13, JD’67
Harlos, Cecil E. BS’23
Harrell, Charles E. BA’33, LLB’36
Harris, William H. MA’67, PhD’73  
Hasbrook, Thomas C. BS’42
Hatcher, Richard G. BS’56  
Haugh, Robert C. BA’48  
Hawkins, Grant W., Sr. BA’33
Hawkins, Howard R. BS’38, JD’41
Hayes, Joseph A. ’42, LHD’70
Heckard, Mary E. GN’21
Heffernan, Joseph V. JD’30
Hendricks, Cecilia Hennel BA 1907, MA 1908
Herold, Don BA’13
Hertzer, Norman R. BA’64, MD’67  
Hickam, Hubert LLB’13
Hill, John W. LLD’71
Hill, Patton J., Sr. BA’20, MA’34
Hillis, Elwood H. BS’49, JD’52  
Hillis, Margaret E. BM’47, DM’72
Holland, James P. MA’58, PhD’61
Hornbostel, Charles C. BS’34
Hsie, Abraham W. MA’65, PhD’69  
Hurst, Mercedes BA’24
Hutton, Edward L. BS’40, MS’41, LLD’92
Inman, Garnett BS’40
Inskeep, Harriett Simmons BA’48, MA’55, LHD’96  
Inskeep, Richard G. BS’50, LHD’06  
Irwin, Glenn W., Jr. BS’42, MD’44, LLD’86
J–L
Jacobs, David H., Jr. ’76  
James, Daniel BA’27, JD’29
Jasper, Paul G. LLB’32
Johnson, Fred Bates BA 1902, LLB 1910
Johnson, George A. BA’15
Johnson, Richard L. BS’55
Jones, Booker T., Jr. BME’67, DM Hon’12  
Jones, Eli S. BA’14, MD’16
Jones, Frank B. BS’48, MS’51
Jordan, Harold W. BS’32
Keck, William H. BS’41
Keith, Leroy, Jr. MS’69, EdD’70  
Kelley, Estel W. BS’39, LLD’71
Kettler, Edgar F. BS’48
Kidd, Robert Louis BA’23, LLD’66
Kim, Young-Jin MBA’84  
Kimberling, John F. BA’47, JD’50
Kintner, Earl W. JD’38
Kipp, Albrecht R.C. BA 1906
Knapp, Sandy Altman BS’70  
Lansing, Dorothy I. BA’44, MD’47
Laskin, Daniel M. BS/DDS’47, DSc’01  
Leff, Dale Stark BS’69  
Lennon, Polly Jontz BA’49  
Lesher, Richard L. DBA’63, LLD’79  
LeSuer, William M. PhD’48
Ligocki, Kathleen BA’78, LHD’02  
Lindley, Ernest K. ’20
Lindsey, J. Frank LLB’13
Lofton, Thomas M. BS’51, JD’54, LLD’00  
Long, Clarence W. BS’39
Lucas, Robert A. BS’43, JD’49, LLD’94
M–O
Maroon, Joseph C. BA’62, MD’65  
Martin, Wallace H. BA’17
Masters, Keith BA’25
Mathers, Thomas N. BA’36, LLB’39
Maurer, Mary Rieman BA’16, LLD’67
Maurer, Michael S. JD’67  
Mays, William G. BA’70, MBA’73, DSc’00  
McCarty, C. Walter ’15
McCarty, Virginia Dill BA’46, LLB’50, LLD’86
McGreevey, John W. LHD’86, BA’87
McMurtrie, Uz BA1908
Meister-Armington, Irene W. BA’48, MA’49  
Metz, Arthur R. BA 1909
Miles, Richard M. MA’64  
Miller, Arthur L. BA’22
Miller, Jeanne S. BA’46, LLB’48, LLD’89  
Miller, Patricia R. BS’60  
Miller, Peggy Gordon Elliott EdD’75  
Miller, Samuel Hudson BS’38
Miller, Thomas M. BS’52
Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia I. BA’63, MA’65  
Mobley, Tony A. MS’62, ReD’65  
Mogge, Arthur R. BA’19
Morgan, Dolores A. MD’68
Morris, James T. BA’65  
Muhler, Joseph C. BS’47, DDS’48, PhD’52
Murray, Dwight H. MD’17
Neal, Homer A. BS’61, DSc’84  
Neff, Robert E. BA 1911
Nelms, Charlie MS’71, EdD’77  
Nelson, Alice McDonald ’24
Nettl, Bruno BA’50, MA’51, PhD’53  
Newsom, Herschel D. BA’26
Nolan, Val, Jr. BA’41, JD’49
Nyland, Georgia Belle GN’42
O’Bannon, Judith A. BS’57, LHD’04  
P–R
Paige, Roderick MS’62, PED’70  
Patrick, James E. BS’41, LLD’66
Pauley, Jane BA’72, LHD’96  
Pell, Wilbur F., Jr. BA’37, LLD’81
Peterson, J. Dwight BA’19, LLD’66
Pfau, Norman E., Jr. BS’65  
Piercy, Josephine K. BA’18, MA’19
Pinnell, W. George DBA’54
Poling, Harold A. MBA’51, LLD’90
Popoff, Frank P. BA/MBA’59, DSc’88  
Powell, Alma C. BS’70, MS’72  
Poynter, Nelson Paul BA’24, LLD’76
Raper, Howard R. DDS 1906
Rapp, George F. MD’57  
Redding, Gerald Raymond BS’26, JD’28
Reed, Philip B. BS’28, MD’30, MD’32
Reed, Vergil D. BS’22
Renuart, Victor E., Jr. BS’71  
Rice, Joe C. BA’27, MS’36
Rich, Claude T. BA’29
Richardson, David B. BA’40
Richardson, Dow L. BA’28, LLD’82
Ritchey, James O. BS’16, MD’18, MS’21, DSc’70
Robbins, D. Walter, Jr. BS’42, MS’43
Robinson, Adam M., Jr. BA’72, MD’76, LHD’10  
Robinson, James J. BA’14
Robinson, Ray E. MM’58, DME’69  
Rothrock, David A., Jr. BA/MA’32
Rowland, Sallie W. BS’54  
Ruckelshaus, Jill S. BA’58  
Russell, Joseph J. MS’68, EdD’71  
Ryan, D. Patricia BA’79  
Ryan, John Michael, Sr. JD’48
Ryan, John William MA/PhD’59, LLD’88
S–U
Sanders, James Leroy 1905
Schilling, George A. BA’15, LLB’16
Scott, Gloria Dean Randle BA’59, MA’60, PhD’65, LLD’77  
Searles, Richard C. BA’70  
Seward, Doris M. BA’38
Shackelford, Harry M. BA’17
Shanks, Robert Horton BS’54  
Shields, V. Sue LLB’61  
Shine, J. Robert BS’45, LLD’95  
Showalter, Grace Montgomery BA’15, LLD’67
Shumate, Michael D. BS’67  
Simic, Curt BS’64
Smith, Darwin Eatna BS’50
Smith, George P., II BS’61, JD’64, LLD’98  
Smith, Johnnie Rutland MS’31, PhD’34
Souder, Wilmer BA 1910, MA 1911
Sparks, William J. BA’26, MA’29, DSc’66
Steckler, William E. LLB’36, JD’37
Steele, Ruel W. LLB’48
Steen, Lowell H., M.D. BS’45, MD’48  
Steingraber, Fred G. BS’60  
Stempel, John E. BA’23
Stoner, Richard B. BS’41, LLD’94
Stout, Juanita Kidd JD’48, LLM’54, LLD’66
Strack, William N. BA’15, LLB’17
Summers, Paul R. BA/LLB’23
Summers, Phillip M. BS’60, MS’63  
Talbot, Sue H. BS’66, MS’71, EdD’92  
Taliaferro, George BS’51  
Taliaferro, Viola JD’77  
Tangerman, Margaretta S. BA’46
Tash, Paul BA’76
Taylor, Jeri BA’59, LHD’07  
Teter, Nellie Showers BA 1893
Thomas, Isiah L. BA’87  
Thornburg, James F. JD’36
Thorne, Muriel M. BA’46, MA’50  
Timmons, Gerald D. DDS’25
Tobias, Randall Lee BS’64, LLD’97  
Troutt, Martha Lute BA’18, MA’28
Utley, Robert M. MA’52, LHD’83  
V–Z
Van Tassel, Charles J., Jr. MD’46
Veller, Don A. BS’35, MS’38, PEDir’47, PED’50
Veneracion, Andrea O. MM’62  
Volker, Joseph F. DDS’36, DSc’70
Von Tress, Edward C. BA’21
Votaw, Verling M. BA’25, MA’26
Wahl, Cecilia H. BA’38
Walker, Austin E. MS’48
Walther, Joseph E. BS/MD’36, DSc’97
Watson, Bernard C. BS’51  
Waymire, Joseph O. BS’29
Weathers, Gertrude Force BA’18, MA’30
Webb, Charles H. DM’64  
Webb, Ronald J. BS’60  
Wedeking, Albert J. BA’13, MA’15
Weigand, James E. EdD’64  
Welch, R. Dewey BS’52  
Wells, Herman B BS’24, MA’27, LLD’62
Wentworth, Jack R. BS’50, MBA’54, DBA’59  
Whitlock, Douglas BS’26, LLB’28
Wilcox, Howard S., Sr. BA’42
Williams, Edgar G. MBA’48, DBA’52  
Wilson, Harrison B., Jr. MS’51, HSDir’55, HSD’60  
Wilson, Lucia Showalter BA’22
Wilson, Milton MCS’45, DCS’51
Windes, Charles Dudley LLB’14
Wong, Desmond C. BS’73  
Wylie, David G. BS’23
Young, Grace Philputt BA 1908, MA’14
Young, John L. BS’21