BigWigs & New Gigs: Awards & Recognition 

Hoosiers Make Forbes Elite List

Hoosiers Make Forbes Elite List

Several Hoosier entrepreneurs, including Evan Rocheford (pictured) are included on Forbes' "30 Under 30 2020" list. Rocheford, co-founder and chief executive officer of West Lafayette-based NutraMaize LLC, is included in the Food & Drink category.

Adams Named Distinguished Professor

Adams Named Distinguished Professor

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has honored Thom Adams as a Herman A. Moench Distinguished Professor. He has served more than two decades at the university as a mechanical engineering professor.

Gephart Awarded Sagamore

Gephart Awarded Sagamore

Jay Gephart, director of Purdue University Bands & Orchestras, has been awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the state of Indiana highest honors.

Dominguez Honored

Dominguez Honored

The Indiana Credit Union League has named Marco Dominguez the winner of its inaugural Chairman's Global Good Award. He serves as director of community relations at Financial Center First CU.

Katz Korin Cunningham Attorney Honored

Katz Korin Cunningham Attorney Honored

Katz Korin Cunningham attorney James Brauer has been named distinguished fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Brauer graduated in 1975. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 1976.

IBA Honors Two

IBA Honors Two

The Indiana Bankers Association has named Kathy Schoettlin (pictured) Woman of the Year. Also, Evelyn Rivas (pictured) has been honored with the Woman on the Rise Award. 

Valpo Counselor Honored

Valpo Counselor Honored

Valparaiso University Counseling Services Director Stewart Cooper has received a lifetime achievement award from the Association of University and College Counseling Center. Cooper joined the school in 1987 and also serves as a professor of psychology. The AUCCCD is the largest organization of campus mental health leaders in the world.

IDOI Deputy Commissioner Honored

IDOI Deputy Commissioner Honored

The Securities & Insurance Licensing Association has honored Randall Evans with the Warren Spruill Regulator Recognition Award. He serves as deputy commissioner agency services for the Indiana Department of Insurance. Evans joined the department in 2009 as project manager and was later promoted to director of the title division and the medical malpractice support division before serving as deputy commissioner agency services.   

Smithville CEO Honored

Smithville CEO Honored

Smithville Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darby McCarty has been a National Broadband Hero by USTelecom. She has led the Ellettsville-based company since 2003. 

IU Honors BKD CEO

IU Honors BKD CEO

Indiana University has awarded Ted Dickman with the accounting alumni lifetime achievement award. He serves as chief executive officer at BKD CPAs & Advisors. He entered public accounting in 1983 as a tax professional in the firm’s Indianapolis office and was elected partner in 1991. Dickman is a graduate with distinction of IU, Bloomington, with a B.S. degree in accounting. 

Chambers Names Top Volunteers

Chambers Names Top Volunteers

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named three recipients of the 2019 Samuel C. Schlosser Volunteer of the Year award. The honorees received the award Thursday evening during the chamber's Annual Awards Dinner in Indianapolis.  

Regenstrief Scientist Wins Prestigious Award

Regenstrief Scientist Wins Prestigious Award

Regenstrief Institute research scientist Theresa Cullen has won the Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership award. The award is given by FedHealthInnovation & Technology which is a consolidated news source for information related to federal health agencies. Cullen is also associate director of the Regenstrief Institute Global Health Informatics program.

Trine Lecturer Named Teacher of Year

Trine Lecturer Named Teacher of Year

A Spanish lecturer at Trine University in Angola is receiving recognition. The Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese has named Ana Boman the inaugural Indiana Outstanding Spanish Teacher of the Year in the University category. The AATSP honors the achievements of AATSP members with an annual awards ceremony.  

Solicitor General Honored

Solicitor General Honored

Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher has been inducted into the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.  He joined the Office of the Attorney General as special counsel in 2001 and became the state's first Solicitor General in 2005.

Franciscan Surgeon Honored

Franciscan Surgeon Honored

Franciscan Health has honored surgeon Don King with the Healing Hands Award for the second quarter. He serves as a general surgeon with Indy Southside Surgical and has been on staff since 1993.

Ball Brothers Foundation Honors Rosema

Ball Brothers Foundation Honors Rosema

The Ball Brothers Foundation in Muncie has awarded James Rosema with the Fisher Governance Award. He serves as chairman of the Muncie Mission Ministries board of directors. The award is presented annually to a board member of a Delaware County nonprofit organization. Rosema has served on the board for 30 years.  

IUPUI Professor Wins National Award

IUPUI Professor Wins National Award

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis professor Cristina Santamaría Graff has won the 2019 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. She is an assistant professor of urban teacher education.    

Purdue University Northwest Professor Receives Award

Purdue University Northwest Professor Receives Award

Purdue University Northwest professor Anne Edwards has been named a recipient of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring by the National Council on Family Relations. Edwards is one of two professors in the country to win the award this year. She will receive the award in November at the council's annual convention. 

Purdue Honors Food Science Professor

Purdue Honors Food Science Professor

Purdue University has honored Haley Oliver with its 2019 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award. She serves as associate professor of food science. Oliver has helped develop the food program at Herat University in Afghanistan and has partnered with multiple sectors to improve that region’s food production industry and raise a greater awareness of food safety. 

Vincennes Professor Wins Prestigious Award

Vincennes Professor Wins Prestigious Award

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants has honored Vincennes University faculty member Jaci Lederman with the Academic Instructor Circle of Excellence award. She is chair and associate professor of the Information Technology Department. Lederman won the distinction due to her commitment to cybersecurity education.   

Danville Teacher Earns Top Honor

Danville Teacher Earns Top Honor

The Indiana Department of Education has named Katie Pourcho 2020 Teacher of the Year. She teaches art to students in kindergarten through second grade at North Elementary School in the Danville Community School Corporation. Pourcho is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor of arts in visual art education.

Indiana Wesleyan Honors Catchings

Indiana Wesleyan Honors Catchings

Indiana Wesleyan University has chosen Tamika Catchings as the 2020 inductee into the Society of World Changers. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and former Indiana Fever WNBA All-Star will be formally inducted during a special convocation in March. Catchings currently serves as director of player programs and franchise development by Pacer’s Sports & Entertainment, Inc. 

Springbuk VP Finalist for Prestigious Award

Springbuk VP Finalist for Prestigious Award

Indianapolis-based Springbuk has announced vice president of health and intelligence Amy Brown has been named a finalist for female executive of the year for the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She has served at the company for two years. The awards honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. 

INHP Leader Honored

INHP Leader Honored

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis has awarded Moira Carlstedt with the 2019 Community Spirit Award. She serves as president and CEO of Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership. She also serves as a board member for a variety of organizations including Citizens Energy Group, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, and the Indiana Latino Institute.

Shrewsberry Receives Whistler Award

Shrewsberry Receives Whistler Award

The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) and Mayor Joe Hogsett have named Bill Shrewsberry the winner of the 2019 Charles L. Whistler Award. The annual award recognizes individuals who, outside the regular duties of their chosen professions, have brought together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis.  

Sweetwater Sound Leader Honored

Sweetwater Sound Leader Honored

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Chuck Surack the 2019 Ogletree Deakins Business Leader of the Year. He is founder and president of Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne. Surack also owns SweetCars, Sweet Aviation, The Clyde (performance and event venue) and Longe Optical. He will be honored at the Indiana Chamber’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner in November.

NFD Chief Honored

NFD Chief Honored

Noblesville Fire Chief Greg Wyant was recently honored with the 2019 Fire Chief of the Year Award at the annual Indiana Emergency Response Conference in Indianapolis. He began his service in 1994 and has served as an administrator since 2004. In his tenure with the department, Wyant has been a firefighter, lieutenant, captain, division chief, assistant chief and chief.

Short Receives Honor

Short Receives Honor

The Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana has awarded the Allen C. Steere Award to Frank T. Short, chairman and chief operating officer of Short Strategy Group in Indianapolis. He has lobbied on behalf of various clients for more than 25 years. Short has also served in numerous leadership positions within the lobbying profession and volunteered in support of civics education and good governmental practices.   

Holcomb Honored

Holcomb Honored

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Governor Eric Holcomb the 2019 Birch Bayh-Richard Lugar Government Leader of the Year. The chamber says the governor's Next Level agenda, specifically its focus on the opioid epidemic, led to his selection. Holcomb will be presented with the award later this fall at the chamber's Annual Awards Dinner. 

Purdue Entomologist Receives Award

Purdue Entomologist Receives Award

Entomology professor Ian Kaplan has been awarded the 2019 Purdue University Agriculture Research Award. He is considered a world-renowned expert recognized for his contributions to understanding interactions between pests, predators, parasitoids and pollinators. The award includes a $10,000 honorarium in support of Kaplan’s research program.

Allen Co. Superintendent Honored

Allen Co. Superintendent Honored

The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents has named Phillip Downs superintendent of the year for 2020. He has served the southwest Allen County school district in Fort Wayne since 2014. Prior to that, Downs served as assistant superintendent. He earned four degrees from Purdue University-Fort Wayne and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. 

Indiana Electric Cooperatives Honors Montgomery

Indiana Electric Cooperatives Honors Montgomery

Indiana Electric Cooperatives has honored Jeremy Montgomery with the 2019 Tom Taylor Award. He serves as energy advisor at Parke County REMC. The award is presented annually to an Indiana electric cooperative member services employee who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, attitude and commitment to electric cooperative principles.

Noblesville Schools Superintendent Honored

Noblesville Schools Superintendent Honored

Noblesville Schools superintendent Beth Niedermeyer has been named the superintendent of the year for central Indiana by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. She joined Noblesville Schools in 2014 after serving in previous leadership roles with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township and Fort Wayne Community Schools.  

Chamber Announces Leader of Year

Chamber Announces Leader of Year

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named John Thompson the state’s 2019 dynamic leader of the year. He owns and operates Thompson Distribution, First Electric Supply, CMID Engineering and BC Countertops.  

Latino Expo Honors Dominguez

Latino Expo Honors Dominguez

The Indiana Latino Expo has honored Marco Dominguez as board member emeritus. He was one of the five founding members and served as vice president and then President of the board for three years. Dominguez serves as director of community relations for Financial Center First Credit Union.

BSA Honors Bell, Leonard's

BSA Honors Bell, Leonard's

Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America honored Tanya Bell (pictured) and Nancy and Bob Leonard (pictured) at its 35th annual scouting awards dinner. Bell received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award for her contributions and service to disadvantaged youth in Indiana.  

State Rep Honored

State Rep Honored

Indiana State Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) has been named Aim Legislator of the Year. He serves as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives and is on several key legislative committees, including the House Ways & Means Committee. Karickhoff also is a former municipal official, having served seven years on the Kokomo City Council.    

Franciscan Cloud Architect Honored

Franciscan Cloud Architect Honored

Franciscan Alliance Cloud Architect Christopher Carrington has been honored at the recent Tech 25 Awards presented by Techpoint. He is an enterprise cloud architect for the hospital's Mishawaka market. Carrington has served the hospital for more than 18 years. 

Price Inducted Into Forty Year Club

Price Inducted Into Forty Year Club

The Farmers Bank in Frankfort has announced Kendra Price has been inducted into the Indiana Bankers Association Forty Year Banker Club. She joined the bank in September 1989. Price has held several different position during her 40 year banking career, serving most recently as commercial banking officer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan. 

Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

Business Hall of Fame Laureates Announced

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has named Alpha Blackburn (pictured), Fred Fehsenfeld, Jr. (pictured), Marianne Glick and James P. Hallett its 2019 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureates. The honorees will be recognized November 21st at the annual awards gala at the Indiana Roof. Blackburn serves as president and chief operating officer of Blackburn Architects.  

Indianapolis Attorneys Honored

Indianapolis Attorneys Honored

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner in Indianapolis has announced Spiro Bereveskos (pictured), Thomas Henry (pictured) and Daniel Lueders have been included in the The Best Lawyers in America 2020. Also, Henry has been named to the best lawyers in America list for 25 consecutive years.

Bankers Association Honors Maurer

Bankers Association Honors Maurer

The Indiana Bankers Association has recognized Morrie Maurer as a leader in banking excellence. He is a member of the board of directors and consultant with The National Bank of Indianapolis. Maurer retired as president and CEO of the bank and its holding company in early 2019.

State Bar Association Honors Mills

State Bar Association Honors Mills

The Indiana State Bar Association has awarded Barnes & Thornburg partner Alan K. Mills with its annual Rabb Emison Award for his contributions to diversity and equality in the legal profession. He currently serves as official financial institutions counsel to the government of Mexico. Mills earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from IU McKinney School of Law.

Katz Korin Cunningham Attorneys Honored

Katz Korin Cunningham Attorneys Honored

Five Katz Korin Cunningham attorneys have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America listing. Co-founding shareholders Norris Cunningham (pictured) and Offer Korin (pictured) have been commended for their work in litigation health care. Others honored include: Jeffrey A. Hearn for real estate law, Kimberly D. Jeselskis for employment law and Sally Zweig for health care law. 

VMS BioMarketing Leader Honored

VMS BioMarketing Leader Honored

VMS BioMarketing president & chief executive officer Andrea Heslin Smiley has been named one of PharmaVOICE Magazine’s 100 most inspiring people in the nation. She has served the company since 2008. Prior to that, Heslin-Smiley served 12 years at Eli Lilly and Co.  

Fairchild Earns Certification

Fairchild Earns Certification

Fairchild Communication Systems president Chuck Fairchild has completed the trio of certified technology specialist designations from the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. He has served as president and co-founder of the company since 2001.

Schellinger Appointed to National Advisory Council

Schellinger Appointed to National Advisory Council

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger to the United States Investment Advisory Council. In this role, he will serve the U.S. Department of Commerce and its SelectUSA program by advising on strategies and efforts to strengthen and increase foreign direct investment in the U.S.

Purdue Veterinarian Wins National Jefferson Award

Purdue Veterinarian Wins National Jefferson Award

Purdue University veterinarian Sandra San Miguel has been honored with the outstanding public service award at Multiplying Good's national Jefferson Awards. She won the award for creating an after-school program that shows grade school children what veterinary medicine is like to inspire their interest in sciences. Multiplying Goods is a national nonprofit dedicated to powering and celebrating public service. 

The Farmers Bank Manager Wins Award

The Farmers Bank Manager Wins Award

Frankton-based The Farmers Bank has announced that Joshua Kline recently graduated from the Indiana Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.  He currently serves as junior relationship manager.

Rapp to Receive Sachem Award

Rapp to Receive Sachem Award

Governor Eric Holcomb will present Hoosier humanitarian Dr. George Rapp with the 2019 Sachem Award, the state's highest honor, at a ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 27. A native of New Harmony, Indiana, he practiced 35 years as an orthopedic surgeon.  

Girls Nation Elects Fishers Student President

Girls Nation Elects Fishers Student President

The American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. has elected Ana Gaston president. She attends Fishers High School and will become president of her high school club this year. 

Indy Chamber's Fisher Wins Under 40 Award

Indy Chamber's Fisher Wins Under 40 Award

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has awarded Mark Fisher the 2019 40 Under 40 Award. He is chief policy officer for the Indy Chamber. He began his career at the organization as a public policy intern and has served in various capacities throughout his tenure, including director of engagement and interim president of Develop Indy, the economic development arm of the City of Indianapolis.

McNichols Receives Ivy Tech Excellence Award

McNichols Receives Ivy Tech Excellence Award

Ivy Tech Community College has awarded its Glenn W. Sample Founder’s Award for Excellence in Instruction to Autumn McNichols. She is a professor on the Muncie campus. 

CHAMP Camp Honors Parker

CHAMP Camp Honors Parker

CHAMP Camp has awarded Amanda Parker with the Heart and Darrell Gossett ‘Sole’ Award. She currently serves on the board of directors and leads her team at Collective Alternative. Gossett was a generous donor and supporter of the organization, which is dedicated to providing a traditional summer camp experience for children with tracheostomies and those requiring respiratory assistance.

LCLD Selects Two For National Program

LCLD Selects Two For National Program

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity has selected Barnes & Thornburg attorneys Oni Harton and Elizabeth Underwood to participate in two national diversity programs. Harton will participate as a fellow, while Underwood has been chosen for the Pathfinders program.

ETFCU's Schirmer Earns National Honor

ETFCU's Schirmer Earns National Honor

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bill Schirmer has been named 2019 CEO of the Year by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions. He has served at ETFCU since 2012. 

Savieo Honored For Economic Development

Savieo Honored For Economic Development

Consultant Connect has named Ashley Savieo one of North America’s Top 50 economic developers. She is economic and business development manager for Indiana Michigan Power.     

Rose-Hulman Awards Honorary Doctorate

Rose-Hulman Awards Honorary Doctorate

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has awarded Eli Lilly and Co. executive W. Darin Moody an honorary doctorate in engineering. He has spent his entire 32-year career with the company, after earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1987 from Rose-Hulman.  

Easterseals Crossroads Awards Beemer

Easterseals Crossroads Awards Beemer

The INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads presented the Indiana Assistive Technology Champion award to Danny Wayne Beemer. He is the assistant executive director and low-vision program manager at The Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center in Terre Haute. The center is a nonprofit, community-based, nonresidential organization run by and for people with disabilities. 

FSSA Secretary Receives Award

FSSA Secretary Receives Award

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall has been named the winner of the Jerry W. Friedman Health and Human Services Impact Award. The honor is presented annually by the American Public Human Services Association.

Ben Davis Principal Wins Award

Ben Davis Principal Wins Award

The Indiana Association of School Principals has named Steve Samuel District 7 (Marion County) High School Principal of the Year. He is principal of the Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center. Mr. Samuel has been principal of the Ninth Grade Center since 2011. He previously served as an assistant principal and teacher at the school. He also taught at Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grace Center.

Brigadier General Retires

Brigadier General Retires

The Indiana National Guard this month celebrated the retirement of Brigadier General Ronald Westfall in Indianapolis. Westfall retired after 40 years in the military, the majority of which was spent in Indiana. During his career, Westfall earned several decorations and awards, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Order of Saint Maurice.

Southwest Indiana AHEC Nurse Earns Award

Southwest Indiana AHEC Nurse Earns Award

The Emergency Nurses Association has named Jane Friona the winner of the 2019 Behind the Scenes Award. She is executive director at Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center. 

Notre Dame Board Elects Two Fellows

Notre Dame Board Elects Two Fellows

Notre Dame’s Board of Fellows has elected Shayla Keough Rumely and Sara Martinez Tucker (pictured) fellows. Rumely has been a board member since 2002 and has practiced law for seven years. She also served as publisher of the Fulton County Daily Report. Tucker is a former U.S. under secretary of education, the nation’s top higher education official.  

ICPYAS Honors Frazier

ICPYAS Honors Frazier

The Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide has honored Kassie Frazier with the 2019 Chaucie’s Champion Award. She is the executive director of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit created in 2010 to serve the children of Boone and Montgomery counties. 

Former Ports of Indiana CEO Wins Award

Former Ports of Indiana CEO Wins Award

Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals has awarded former Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. He was appointed chief executive officer for the Ports of Indiana in 2005. Under Cooper’s leadership, the organization experienced unprecedented growth and became a completely self-funded enterprise.

Ball State Honors Crull

Ball State Honors Crull

Ball State University has awarded Linn Crull the Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting Award of Excellence. He is owner of the regional public accounting and advisory firm, Whitinger & Company in Muncie. Linn has served in the role of managing partner for the firm for nearly 20 years.       

Plainfield Schools Honor Teacher

Plainfield Schools Honor Teacher

The Plainfield Community School Corporation has named Adam Ferguson Teacher of the Year. He teaches CHAP, We the People, Dual Credit U.S. History and Advanced Placement Government at Plainfield High School. Ferguson has taught at the high school for six years. He also spent two years at Northwestern High School in Kokomo. Ferguson graduated from Ball State University.

Chamber Honors Lottie

Chamber Honors Lottie

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Kania Lottie 2019 Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year. She won the award for her efforts as first vice president, director of HR, director of diversity & inclusion and ethics officer at FHLBank of Indianapolis. Lottie, an Indianapolis resident, has been in her current role over 10 years and has been with the organization since 2008, when she started as a staff attorney.

IU Professor Named to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

IU Professor Named to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Indiana University Distinguished Professor Linda Smith has been named a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Smith is a member of the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Science Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the honor recognizes scientists for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Her research focuses on learning in children from birth to age 3. 

Ron Turpin Receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

Ron Turpin Receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

Fort Wayne-based Gibson announced chief financial officer Ron Turpin has received the Distinguished Hoosier Award. The award is one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana and is granted to outstanding residents for their accomplishments and contributions to their communities.

Beard Wins USI Achievement Award

Beard Wins USI Achievement Award

The University of Southern Indiana has awarded Amy Beard the David L. Rice Alumni Achievement Award. She graduated from ISU where she earned her degree in economics and Spanish. Beard serves as general counsel for the Indiana Department of Insurance.

Rose-Hulman Honors Eli Lilly Engineer

Rose-Hulman Honors Eli Lilly Engineer

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Alumni Association has awarded Ranjana Chandramouli the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. She is a 2014 chemical engineering alumna who works at Eli Lilly. 

Ice Miller Partner Inducted Into Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

Ice Miller Partner Inducted Into Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

Ice Miller announced partner Philip Genetos has been inducted into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He provides counsel representing clients in Indiana, Illinois and other areas on single and multi-family housing, airports, industrial development, municipal utilities, ports, and 501(c)(3) bonds.

Wabash College Professor Named ACE Fellow

Wabash College Professor Named ACE Fellow

The American Council on Education has announced Wabash College professor Ann Taylor has been named one of 39 ACE Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year. Taylor is the Haines Professor of Biochemistry and chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. She is the first biochemist in the Wabash Chemistry Department, and created the courses and curriculum for Wabash's Biochemistry major. 

Northard Recognized by CPA Society

Northard Recognized by CPA Society

Creatives CPA Amy Northard has been recognized by the Indiana CPA Society as a 2019 Emerging Leader. Northard is the accountant for Creatives, and specializes in working with small businesses. The awards honor CPA's who have demonstrated excellence in serving the profession, company, community and public interest. She previously worked as a staff accountant for L.M. Henderson Company. Northard holds degrees from Indiana University. 

Carlstedt Recognized With Innovation Award

Carlstedt Recognized With Innovation Award

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute have named Moira Carlstedt, president of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, as the 2018 recipient of the John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. Carlstedt received the award at the inaugural Champions of Public Policy event Wednesday.

Greenwood CEO Named Small Business Person of the Year

Greenwood CEO Named Small Business Person of the Year

The chief executive officer of a Greenwood-based company has been named the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year for Indiana. U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon announced Monday this year's winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.   Casey Wright is the CEO of Wright's Gymnastics Academy and Ninja Zone.

Interim IPS Superintendent Named 'Future Chief'

Interim IPS Superintendent Named 'Future Chief'

Indianapolis Public Schools Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson has been chosen for the next cohort of the Future Chiefs program. Operated by Washington D.C.-based Chiefs for Change, the program includes state and district education leaders who are "strategic systems-builders clearly focused on excellence and equity." Johnson joins nine other education leaders from throughout the country for the year-long program of collective learning.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Honors Restaurateur

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Honors Restaurateur

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art honored Fort Wayne restaurateur James Khan with the Theodore Thieme Award at its ArtRageous Gala and Auction. The Thieme Award is named for the first major patron of the museum and honors those who contribute to the museum's efforts. Khan owns Proximo, The Hoppy Gnome and BakerStreet Steakhouse. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. 

AIA Executive Director Made Honorary Member

AIA Executive Director Made Honorary Member

The American Institute of Architects has named Jason Shelley an Honorary AIA Member, one of the highest honors the AIA bestows on a person who isn’t an architect. Shelley is executive director of AIA Indiana and is one of three people nationally to receive the designation. He has advocated for INDOT to rethink plans for 1-65/I-70. Shelley also helped raise funds to provide scholarships for young architects and the Indiana Architectural Foundation. 

Notre Dame Dean Named to AIA College of Fellows

Notre Dame Dean Named to AIA College of Fellows

The University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture dean Michael Lykoudis has been named to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, an honor awarded to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. He has established several new initiatives as den, including providing hands-on experience with urban and architectural design.

Former Earlham Coach Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Earlham Coach Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The former head coach of the Earlham College men's basketball team has been selected for a major honor. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will later this year present Del Harris with the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award. Earlham says the honor is considered the most prestigious award outside of being inducted into the hall of fame.

ISSA Names 2019 Hall of Fame Class

ISSA Names 2019 Hall of Fame Class

The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class. Honorees include a broadcaster who has six decades of airwaves under her belt, a writer who also raced sprint cars and worked for Indy 500 crews and multiple ESPN alums. The organization has also announced sportscaster and sportswriter of the year, as well as Lifetime Achievement Award and Helping Hand Award winners. The honors are in the 24th year.

Entrepreneur Chosen For Fellowship to Africa

Entrepreneur Chosen For Fellowship to Africa

Scott Massey, a graduate of Purdue University and co-founder of Evansville-based Heliponix, has been selected for his second Mandela Washington Fellowship, to lead educational workshops in the Republic of Cameroon. The fellowship seeks to "promote agricultural development through the academic and entrepreneurial empowerment of African peoples," according to Purdue.

Nationalities Council of Indiana Names Volunteer of The Year

Nationalities Council of Indiana Names Volunteer of The Year

Peter Kirkwood of the International Center has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Nationalities Council of Indiana. He was honored for his philanthropic work in Indianapolis, including support for Nationalities Council events. Kirkwood has served as protocol officer for the center for 11 years.

Bloomington Presents First Freedom of The City Award

Bloomington Presents First Freedom of The City Award

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton recently awarded the city's first Freedom of the City Award to community leader Gayle Cook. She co-founded Cook Incorporated in 1963 with her late husband, Bill. Cook was honored for her decades of work in helping to restore community history along with contributing to the area economy.

Schweitzer Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Schweitzer Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Edmund Schweitzer III has been inducted into the 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is a Purdue University alumnus, who created groundbreaking technologies in the field of electric power systems. Schweitzer, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering in 1968 and 1971, is founder, president and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. He is among 19 innovation pioneers selected to be part of the class.

Hoosiers Recognized as 'Champions of Diversity'

Hoosiers Recognized as 'Champions of Diversity'

Indiana Minority Business Magazine is recognizing five Hoosiers for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in their businesses. The recipients will be: William G. Mays Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award: Nathan and Debbie Oatts, Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award: Jim and Nancy Cotterill and Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award: Singh Khalsa, chairman of SikhsPAC.

IMEA Names MS Educator of the Year

IMEA Names MS Educator of the Year

Christina Huff has been awarded the 2019 Middle School Educator of the Year by the Indiana Music Education Association. She will officially accept the award on January 18 at the IMEA’s Professional Development Conference in Fort Wayne. Huff teaches at McCulloch Junior High School in Marion, where she is the choir director for 135 students.

Basketball Hall of Fame Names Silver Anniversary Team

Basketball Hall of Fame Names Silver Anniversary Team

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has unveiled its All Women's 2019 Silver Anniversary Team, recognizing outstanding accomplishments as a senior player 25 years ago. The team will be honored in April at the 18th Annual Women's Awards Banquet in Indianapolis.

Business Hall of Fame 2019 Laureates Named

Business Hall of Fame 2019 Laureates Named

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has announced four 2019 Laureates for the 31st annual Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Gala. The Laureates include: Mitch Daniels (pictured), Sidney Eskenazi (pictured), the late Mari Hulman George and Jonathan Nalli.

Ellis Honored With Silver Stevie Award

Ellis Honored With Silver Stevie Award

Maricha Ellis has won a Silver Stevie Award in the executive of the year category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She is vice president of marketing and sales operations for Stericycle Environmental Solutions. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run — worldwide. Ellis was recognized in the Female Executive of the Year category.

Duke Energy Honors Monson With Achievement Award

Duke Energy Honors Monson With Achievement Award

Dana Monson has received the Excellence in Economic Development Partnership Achievement award from Duke Energy. She is currently executive director for the Johnson County Development Corp.

Davis Recognized as a “Power 100”

Davis Recognized as a “Power 100”

Indiana Public Retirement System's Chief Investment Officer Scott Davis is ranked 39th on the Chief Investment Officer Power 100 list. The list includes some of the best asset owners across the world. This is the first time Davis has made the list. He  joined INPRS in December 2010 as director of public equity.

MHS Honors Kallmyer With Excellence Award

MHS Honors Kallmyer With Excellence Award

Managed Health Services, in collaboration with its parent company, Centene Corp., has recognized Dr. Penny Kallmyer with a national award for clinical excellence. She is an independent pediatric practitioner and her office on the west side of Indianapolis. Kallmyer has been a board-certified pediatrician for nearly 25 years.

2019 ATHENA Award Finalists Unveiled

2019 ATHENA Award Finalists Unveiled

The Southwest Indiana Chamber has announced the finalists for its 2019 ATHENA Award. The chamber says the award recognizes "exceptional leaders in the Evansville-area community that have actively and generously assisted others in the attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills." The winner will be announced February 22 at the chamber's ATHENA Award Luncheon in downtown Evansville.

1si Names 2018 ACE Award Winners

1si Names 2018 ACE Award Winners

One Southern Indiana has announced the winners of the 2018 ACE Awards. The chamber of commerce for Clark and Floyd counties says the awards are given to "individuals who have used their skills and talents to not only enhance their organizations, but also make their community a better place to live, work and grow." The ACE Awards are named to "Appreciate and Celebrate Excellence," according to 1si.

Outgoing KEDCo President Honored

Outgoing KEDCo President Honored

Retiring Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. President George Robertson has been recognized for his work by the organization and the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce. Robertson joined KEDCo in 2010 as its first full-time director and has overseen many developments, including Warsaw Tech Park and several workforce development initiatives.

New Class For Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

New Class For Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the 2019 men's induction class. The 58th class will be honored in March. The inductees are: Ken Barlow, Orville Bose, Bill Butcher, Ed Butler, Sam Chase, Dan Dimich, Mack Gadis, Jerry Hoover, Chet Kammerer, Willie McCarter, Wayne Pack, Bob Smock, John Grimes and Clyde "Cog" Grater.

Moorehead Named a National Finalist For EY Award

Moorehead Named a National Finalist For EY Award

Scott Moorehead has been named a national finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the “Family Business” category. Now in its 32nd year, this prestigious award recognizes dynamic entrepreneurs who are forging a better future through products, services and jobs that keep our worldwide economy and communities moving forward. He is president and CEO of Carmel-based Round Room.

Franciscan Cardiologist Earns Prestigious Fellow Recognition

Franciscan Cardiologist Earns Prestigious Fellow Recognition

Ryan Daly has been inducted into the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. The fellowship designation is the most distinguished designation that SCCT offers. He is a member of Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians and is medical director of cardiovascular MRI and CT at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

'Best And Brightest' Earn Honors

'Best And Brightest' Earn Honors

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has named its 2018 Indy’s Best and Brightest award winners. They include honorees who are 40 and under and recognized as "rising talent and the next generation of leaders in our community." Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. focuses on educating and inspiring youth in career exploration, employability/life skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy.

Serve Indiana Honors Volunteers

Serve Indiana Honors Volunteers

Serve Indiana has honored volunteers during its annual Awards for Excellence Ceremony. The winners are: Katie Sutton, National Service Member; Stephen Long, Volunteerism; Abigail Naumann, Youth and Neil Winn, Lifetime Achievement.

Volunteer-Focused Award Goes to Marianne Glick

Volunteer-Focused Award Goes to Marianne Glick

A well-known central Indiana entrepreneur and philanthropist is being honored by the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. Marianne Glick, who spent 25 years leading Glick Training Associates, an Indianapolis-based company she founded in 1986, is the winner of the 2018 Charles L. Whistler Award. The honor is the organization's most prestigious award for a community volunteer.

Retiring Subaru Executive Receives Prestigious Awards

Retiring Subaru Executive Receives Prestigious Awards

Subaru of Indiana Automotive's Tom Easterday has been presented with distinguished awards from the city of Lafayette and state of Indiana. Easterday is retiring after 30 years at Subaru and was selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to receive the Sagamore of The Wabash and also was awarded the Marquis de Lafayette by Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski.

Rowland Named N. Philip Shelton Humanitarian Award Recipient

Rowland Named N. Philip Shelton Humanitarian Award Recipient

Kiwanis member Kevin Rowland is this year’s N. Philip Shelton Humanitarian Award recipient. Born in 1964 in Evansville, he grew up in Warrick County on a dairy farm. After graduating from Tecumseh High School, Rowland joined the Marine Corps and served in Okinawa, Japan. He finished his tour of duty at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia and pursued a degree in surveying from Vincennes University.

Indiana Foster Youth to Receive National Award

Indiana Foster Youth to Receive National Award

Indiana foster youth Joshua Christian has been recognized for his advocacy by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is a junior at Marian University, a member of the Indiana Youth Advisory Board and a Jim Casey Young Fellow. Christian is one of 12 recipients of the 2018 Adoption Excellence Award who will be honored in Washington, D.C. on November 13 during National Adoption Month.

Ram to Receive Indiana Pathfinder Award

Ram to Receive Indiana Pathfinder Award

Indiana Sports Corp. has announced tennis pro Rajeev Ram will receive the 2018 Indiana Pathfinder Award. The organization will honor the Carmel High School graduate alongside National Pathfinder Award recipient Andy Roddick during a luncheon next month in Indianapolis. After graduating from Carmel High School in 2002, Ram won an NCAA team championship during his time at the University of Illinois.

Indiana Academy to Honor Three New Members

Indiana Academy to Honor Three New Members

The Indiana Academy will induct three new members at its 48th annual dinner celebration Monday. The new honorees will be acknowledged by the Academy for lifetime achievements in the state of Indiana. This year's inductees are:  Eugene B. Habecker, Jane Magnus-Stinson and Mary Louise Miller.

Lou Gerig Named 'Indy PR Legend'

Lou Gerig Named 'Indy PR Legend'

The Indianapolis Public Relations Society has named Lou Gerig an Indy PR Legend. Gerig, who currently serves as president of Indianapolis-based Sease, Gerig & Associates, previously served in roles including press secretary for former Senator Richard Lugar and assistant to former Reagan administration Press Secretary James Brady. Gerig will receive his recognition November 14 during an IPRS luncheon at Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

Markey Named Teacher of The Year

Markey Named Teacher of The Year

The Indiana Department of Education has named Tamara Markey of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. She teaches pre-engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology. Markey first began her teaching career at Lawrence Township’s Fall Creek Valley Middle School.

Centric Names Indiana Innovation Award Winners

Centric Names Indiana Innovation Award Winners

Centric Inc. has announced winners of the 2018 Indiana Innovation Awards and Excellence in Innovation Award. Established in 2011, the awards seek to recognize those individuals and organizations who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state. Also, Martha Hoover (pictured), founder and president of Patachou Inc., has been named the 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award winner. Hoover was chosen by Centric's board of directors.

'Torchbearers' Receive Recognition

'Torchbearers' Receive Recognition

The Indiana Commission for Women has recognized 12 honorees with Torchbearer Awards. The winners include: Kristina Box (pictured), Judy Brown, Tammy Butler Robinson, Melinda Clark, Sarah Demmon (pictured), Brenda Gerber Vincent, Nila Miller-Cronk, Jennifer Pope Baker, Rupal Thanawala, Kendra Vanzo, Tina Walters and Donna Zimmerman.

Daniels Is Chamber's Business Leader of The Year

Daniels Is Chamber's Business Leader of The Year

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Purdue University President Mitch Daniels its 2018 Business Leader of the Year. The chamber is citing achievements including several years of frozen tuition and the growth of the Discovery Park District in announcing the honor. Chamber President Kevin Brinegar says Daniels has helped Purdue "strike the right balance" of respecting the school's core mission while "challenging the norms of academia."

Southwest Indiana Chamber Unveils Award Winners

Southwest Indiana Chamber Unveils Award Winners

The Southwest Indiana Chamber has announced the winners of its 2018 business awards. The recipients were announced at the organization's Annual Meeting & Dinner, where the new chairman of the chamber's board of directors was also nominated. They include: Normal P. Wagner Business of the Year: Accuride Corp. and Small Business of the Year: Signarama Evansville.

Indiana Emergency Response Names Award Winners

Indiana Emergency Response Names Award Winners

The Indiana Emergency Response Conference has presented its annual awards, honoring the best and brightest among Indiana first responders and public safety officials. The IERC serves as the annual gathering for firefighters, emergency medical services, law enforcement, emergency management agencies, hazardous materials professionals, special operations personnel and telecommunicators.

Synapse Sitters’ Founder Named Best Buddies Champion

Synapse Sitters’ Founder Named Best Buddies Champion

Indianapolis-based Synapse Sitters’ Founder Marie Maher has been selected as a 2018 Best Buddies Indiana Champion. She is also a finalist for Indiana Champion of the Year. Maher started Synapse Sitters to connect specialized sitters with families that have children on the Autism spectrum and those who have Down syndrome, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy or other behavioral and emotional needs.

Rush Named 'Government Leader of the Year'

Rush Named 'Government Leader of the Year'

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush its 2018 Government Leader of the Year. The chamber says Rush "brings a passionate commitment, and strong organizational skills and communication abilities to all aspects of her position." Rush was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2012 and named chief justice in 2014.

Marianne Glick to Receive Whistler Award

Marianne Glick to Receive Whistler Award

The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee has announced Marianne Glick will receive the 2018 Charles L. Whistler Award. She is president and owner of GlickArt. The annual award recognizes individuals who, outside the regular duties of their chosen professions, have brought together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis.

Purdue Extension Honors Stevens With Achievement Award

Purdue Extension Honors Stevens With Achievement Award

Purdue Extension has recognized a lifetime of dedication and achievement by awarding Jane Ade Stevens the Women in Agriculture Leadership Award. She is chief executive officer of the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Corn Growers Association. For the past eight years, Stevens has overseen Indiana corn and soybean checkoff programs as well as membership and policy organizations.

Chamber Names Hallett Dynamic Leader of The Year

Chamber Names Hallett Dynamic Leader of The Year

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Jim Hallett the 2018 Dynamic Leader of the Year, citing his success in business as well as his passion for helping grow the local and state technology and innovation ecosystem. He is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors for KAR Auction Services. Hallett has helped make the Carmel-based auction services organization the 12th largest public company in Indiana.

INDATA Project Names Assistive Technology Champion Award Winner

INDATA Project Names Assistive Technology Champion Award Winner

The INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads has presented its Indiana Assistive Technology Champion award to Peri Rogowski, recognizing her exceptional contributions to the field of assistive technology. She is state planning director at Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Kelley Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Law Journal

Kelley Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Law Journal

Julie Manning Magid has been named editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal, the discipline’s most prestigious peer-reviewed publication. She is professor of business law at the Kelley School of Business on the IUPUI campus. Magid has served as a reviewer for the journal since 2003, and in that time, she has been a member of the Editorial Board and has been recognized for her contributions as a reviewer and an article author.

Christel DeHaan Named Inaugural 'Indiana Ratna'

Christel DeHaan Named Inaugural 'Indiana Ratna'

The Indiana India Business Council has named noted Indianapolis businesswoman and philanthropist Christel DeHaan its first-ever "Indiana Ratna," or Jewel of Indiana, award winner. DeHaan was co-founder of Resort Condominiums International, which she later sold, and is founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Christel House International, which works to transform the lives of impoverished children.

Cornell Honored With Women in Agribusiness Award

Cornell Honored With Women in Agribusiness Award

Amy Cornell, of counsel in the Bose McKinney & Evans LLP agribusiness and real estate groups and vice president at Bose Public Affairs Group LLC, has been selected as one of three recipients for the 2018 Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence. She is the sole representative from the United States, with fellow award winners hailing from Canada and the United Kingdom.

Crowther Receives Tourism Industry’s Highest Honor

Crowther Receives Tourism Industry’s Highest Honor

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development has named Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Zoo Michael Crowther this year’s recipient of the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award. The award announcement was part of the Lt. Governor’s annual Hoosier Hospitality Awards at the Indiana State Fair. Crowther came to the Indianapolis Zoo in 2002.

F.C. Tucker's Graham Earns Prestigious Designation

F.C. Tucker's Graham Earns Prestigious Designation

Beth Graham of F.C. Tucker Co. Inc. represents the only relocation professional from the state of Indiana to successfully complete the Certified Relocation Professional designation awarded by Worldwide ERC in its latest round of nationwide testing. Exams took place in 34 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in May. Graham serves as vice president of relocation and business services and has worked in similar capacities in Florida.

TechPoint Announces Class of 2018 Tech 25 Winners

TechPoint Announces Class of 2018 Tech 25 Winners

TechPoint has announced the Tech 25 Class of 2018. Now in its fourth year, the Tech 25 Awards honor a prestigious group of 25 individuals who help grow tech and tech-enabled companies. A panel of independent judges, including past winners, selected this year’s class from three main role categories: tech product/R&D, tech sales & marketing, and tech professional services.

Ecology Professor Receives Award For Online Classroom

Ecology Professor Receives Award For Online Classroom

Joel Ralston, an assistant biology professor at Saint Mary’s College, has received the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning. The award honors educators that have used technology to make their classroom more adaptable and impactful for their students. He was chosen because of his work teaching a Women in Ecology webinar. The course brings women from around the world into one online classroom.

DePauw AD Wins Award For Leadership

DePauw AD Wins Award For Leadership

DePauw University's athletics director is being recognized with a national honor. Stevie Baker-Watson has been named NCAA Division III Administrator of the Year by Women Leaders in College Sports. The organization will present the award to Baker-Watson October 16 at its annual convention in Atlanta. She has served in the position since 2012.

Franciscan Health Executive Selected as ACHE Fellow

Franciscan Health Executive Selected as ACHE Fellow

Nanette Kelley has been named a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. She is system director of operations transformation at Franciscan Health. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction.

Kroger District Manager Among “Top Women in Grocery”

Kroger District Manager Among “Top Women in Grocery”

Progressive Grocer magazine has placed The Kroger Co.’s Susanne Davee among the “Top Women in Grocery” for 2018.  She serves as District 3 manager for the Central Division. The honor acknowledges Davee's 32 years of service to Kroger. She oversees operations at 23 Kroger stores in the Indianapolis area. Davee has also served as regional merchandiser for five Kroger divisions, store manager and manager.

Grissom Vice Commander Retires

Grissom Vice Commander Retires

The 434th Air Reserve Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base near Kokomo is celebrating the retirement of one of its leaders. Col. Paul Gates, who has served as vice commander of the ARW since 2015, has retired after 30 years of service with the U.S. Air Force. Gates began his career with the Air Force in 1988 after graduating from the Air Force Academy. He came to Grissom in 2011 as an instructor pilot and was named deputy commander in 2012.

Lubbers Receives SHEEO Award

Lubbers Receives SHEEO Award

Indiana Commission for Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers has been awarded the inaugural Exceptional Leader Award from the State Higher Education Executive Officers, based on her exceptional leadership, commitment to higher education, contribution to the greater good and service to the SHEEO Association. She has served as commissioner for nine years.

Wright Receives Presidential Citation Award

Wright Receives Presidential Citation Award

Denny Wright has been awarded the Presidential Citation Award at the National Association of Health Underwriters’ 88th Annual Convention and Exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri. He is vice president of client services for Fort Wayne-based Employee Plans.

Global Parking Designer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Global Parking Designer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The International Parking Institute has honored Mary Smith with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. She is senior director of parking consulting for Walker Consultants in Indianapolis. The organization says Smith’s expertise and creativity can be seen in thousands of parking projects across the United States, Canada, Abu Dhabi, China, Dubai, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia and Turkey. 

Klitzing Named Top National Park Professional

Klitzing Named Top National Park Professional

Michael Klitzing has received the National Distinguished Professional Award by the National Recreation and Park Association. He is chief operating officer for Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation. The award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the parks and recreation field through leadership, research, advocacy, community outreach and program development.

MacCauley Named to Coach And Athletic Director Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List

MacCauley Named to Coach And Athletic Director Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List

Kevin MacCauley has been named to Coach and Athletic Director Magazine’s 2018 40 Under 40 List. It honors outstanding individuals making their marks in the sports industry by demonstrating outstanding involvement, innovation and commitment. He is chief executive officer and founder of Upper Hand Inc.

Moorehead Honored With EY Award For Family Business

Moorehead Honored With EY Award For Family Business

EY has named Scott Moorehead the Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award in the Family Business category in the Midwest. He is chief executive officer and president of Carmel-based Round Room, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Retailer. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

LCI Leader Wins 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

LCI Leader Wins 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

The chief executive officer of Elkhart-based LCI Industries Inc. has received a major honor. Jason Lippert has been named the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midwest region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas including innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Lippert is now in the running for the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award.

IBA Names Hall of Fame Inductees

IBA Names Hall of Fame Inductees

The Indiana Broadcasters Association has announced four new inductees to the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. This year's inductees include: Norman Cox, Bernie Eagan (pictured), Al Hobbs and Patty Spitler. The class will be inducted this fall during the 2018 Indiana Broadcasters Conference.

St. Elmo Server Retires After 42 Years

St. Elmo Server Retires After 42 Years

After nearly 42 years as a server at St. Elmo Steak House, Lorenzo Acuna has hung up his bow tie and officially retired. He was originally hired by former Co-owner Harry Roth, (part of the namesake of St. Elmo’s companion restaurant Harry & Izzy’s) and believes he has served more than 300,000 guests.

IPS Names Teacher of the Year

IPS Names Teacher of the Year

Indianapolis Public Schools has named Alexandria Stewart as its 2019 Teacher of the Year. Stewart is a middle school teacher at Center for Inquiry School 70, where IPS says she has helped develop and implement the middle school program. IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee surprised Stewart with the honor in her classroom before a school-wide celebration.

Loughrey Receives Inaugural Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award

Loughrey Receives Inaugural Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award

Conexus Indiana has announced F. Joseph Loughrey, chairman of Hillenbrand Inc. and the Lumina Foundation and longtime advanced manufacturing and logistics champion, is the recipient of the inaugural Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award. Loughrey was selected for his impact on Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics as president of Cummins Inc. and commitment to organizations that support growth of the advanced manufacturing and logistics industries and their workforce.

Indianapolis Lawyer Recognized For Volunteerism

Indianapolis Lawyer Recognized For Volunteerism

Leah Mannweiler, a partner with Krieg DeVault LLP in Indianapolis, has received the 2018 Richard Fairbanks Circle of Hope Award for her dedication to aiding addiction recovery. She has volunteered with Fairbanks for almost 20 years and has served on both the Fairbanks Hospital and the Hope Academy boards.

Governor Announces 2018 STEM Team

Governor Announces 2018 STEM Team

Governor Eric Holcomb Tuesday announced the 2018 Governor's STEM Team awards. The selected students, one from each of the STEM subject areas, each earned a $1,000 college scholarship for earning the designation. The science winner is Terre Haute South Vigo High School senior John Dalloul. He has participated in Indiana Academic Superbowl, Science Bowl and Science Olympiad and is a National Honor Society vice president.

St. Elmo Owner Honored With National Award

St. Elmo Owner Honored With National Award

Craig Huse, president and co-owner of Huse Culinary Inc., has received the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Silver Plate Award for Independent Restaurant/Multi-Concept. The Huse Culinary Inc. portfolio has grown to include three restaurant concepts – St. Elmo Steak House, Harry & Izzy’s (three locations) and Burger Study. Huse was nominated by Ecolab.

Paramedic Named IEMSC Healthcare Hero

Paramedic Named IEMSC Healthcare Hero

Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children has named Josee Miller, a paramedic for Franciscan Health Indianapolis, as one of its Healthcare Heroes for Children. She was recognized because of her “dedication to ensuring high-quality pediatric emergency care.” Miller started working with Franciscan Health in 2013. She serves as clinical coordinator for EMS education and is clinical coordinator for her department.

Purdue Honors Biochemist With Herbert Newby McCoy Award

Purdue Honors Biochemist With Herbert Newby McCoy Award

Natalie Dudareva, a Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at Purdue University, has received the 2018 Herbert Newby McCoy Award. It is given out every year by the university to honor outstanding research work in natural sciences. She was selected for her leadership on the biochemistry of scents that flowers use to attract pollinators. Dudareva also has been producing research that brings into question the conventions of her field.

Two Rose-Hulman Students Recognized as Goldwater Scholars

Two Rose-Hulman Students Recognized as Goldwater Scholars

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology juniors Anna Braun and Casey Garner have been named Goldwater Scholars. Braun and Garner were among 211 Goldwater Scholars selected from 1,280 candidates nationwide based upon academic merit. Braun is a chemical engineering and chemistry double major with a near-perfect 3.98 grade-point average. Garner maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA as a mathematics and computational science double major

Wakefield Named IndyBar Paralegal of The Year

Wakefield Named IndyBar Paralegal of The Year

Melissa Wakefield has been named the Indianapolis Bar Association's Paralegal of the Year for 2018. She is an Indiana registered paralegal and has worked at Bose McKinney & Evans since 1993, serving in the firm's bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group since 1997. Wakefield is responsible for drafting numerous documents, which include complaints, discovery requests, motions for default and summary judgment.

Purdue Engineer Receives Humboldt Research Award

Purdue Engineer Receives Humboldt Research Award

Saurabh Bagchi has earned the prestigious Humboldt Bessel Research Award for his work in dependable systems. He is a Purdue University professor in electrical and computer engineering. The international award is given to 20 researchers from all academic disciplines each year by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Montooth Receives ISP Forensic Scientist of The Year Award

Montooth Receives ISP Forensic Scientist of The Year Award

Marcus Montooth has been presented with the Indiana State Police Forensic Scientist of the Year award. It is presented annually to a forensic scientist within the laboratory division deemed to have consistently provided a superior quality forensic analysis service in a highly professional, proficient, and unbiased manner for the Indiana Criminal Justice Community.

KPC Media Group Editorial Director Receives Prestigious Recognition

KPC Media Group Editorial Director Receives Prestigious Recognition

KPC Media Group Inc. Editorial Director Lucretia Cardenas has been named one of Editor & Publisher's 2018 25 Under 35. The newspaper industry journal annually recognizes future generation newspaper professionals. The Kendallville native has a BA in Journalism from IU and an MBA from the University of Houston. Cardenas was named editorial director in January after serving as an editor.

Franciscan Health Cardiologist Named Fellow

Franciscan Health Cardiologist Named Fellow

Franciscan Health Cardiologist Ryan Daly has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. The Bargersville-native is among the first 100 to be inducted as a Fellow of SCMR.

Purdue Junior Named Truman Scholar

Purdue Junior Named Truman Scholar

Purdue University Junior Paige Rudin has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar. The Carmel native is majoring in multidisciplinary engineering with a concentration in veterinary health engineering. 

Gaylor Electric Electrician Named Craft Pro of The Year

Gaylor Electric Electrician Named Craft Pro of The Year

Gaylor Electric's Richard Brown has been named 2018 Craft Professional of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors. The award is annually presented to a field employee who emphasizes safety and is a master of their trade. He started his electrical career as a business owner in Jamaica. 

Best-Selling Author Selected For 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Best-Selling Author Selected For 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has selected Roxane Gay for a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. She is an associate professor of English at Purdue University and author of the New York Times bestsellers “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger.” Gay, who was nominated in nonfiction writing, is among a group of 173 scholars, artists & scientists selected for the prestigious fellowship.

SEP President Honored With Rose-Hulman Award

SEP President Honored With Rose-Hulman Award

SEP President Raman Ohri has been named a 2017-2018 Rose-Hulman Career Achievement Award winner. Recipients of this award have graduated 20+ years ago and are selected based on their achievements within their communities and respective professions. Ohri joined SEP in 1993, the year he graduated from Rose-Hulman with a degree in computer engineering.

Callahan to Serve as Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics

Callahan to Serve as Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics

Christopher Callahan, founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and a Regenstrief Institute investigator, will serve as the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics at the organization‘s 2018 annual meeting in Denver. Over nearly three decades, he has developed, tested and implemented new models of care designed to improve the health of older adults.

Lewandowski Selected For NE Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame

Lewandowski Selected For NE Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame

Indianapolis Indians President and General Manager Randy Lewandowski has been named to the Northeast Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame. He is entering his 25th season with the Indians. Lewandowski is just the team’s fourth general manager since the organization was incorporated in 1955. After joining the Tribe as a ticket office intern in 1994, he was hired full-time as assistant ticket manager the following year.

Former State Sen. Beverly Gard to Receive Award

Former State Sen. Beverly Gard to Receive Award

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series will honor former State Sen. Beverly Gard with the Nancy A. Maloley Outstanding Public Service Award at the Lugar Series 28th Annual Luncheon April 9. Gard has served as an Indiana state senator for 24 years, authoring numerous pieces of legislation primarily focusing on the environment, health, utilities and local government.

Rose-Hulman President Inducted Into Vanderbilt’s Distinguished Alumni Academy

Rose-Hulman President Inducted Into Vanderbilt’s Distinguished Alumni Academy

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Jim Conwell has been inducted into the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni for his professional achievements as a leader in higher education and industry. In 2013, Conwell became Rose-Hulman’s 15th president.

Luck to Receive Indy Reads Literacy Hall of Fame Award

Luck to Receive Indy Reads Literacy Hall of Fame Award

Indy Reads has named Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck recipient of the 2018 Indy Reads Literacy Hall of Fame Award. The award will be presented to Luck at the 20th annual Alphabet Affair gala on April 21. The Indy Reads Literacy Hall of Fame Award is given to a member of the Indianapolis community who champions and promotes the cause of literacy in significant and long-lasting ways. Luck was chosen as an honoree for his work with The Andrew Luck Book Club.

Indy CEO 'Small Business Person of the Year'

Indy CEO 'Small Business Person of the Year'

The U.S. Small Business Administration has unveiled its 2018 National Small Business Person of the Year. The award is given to winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Indiana's recipient is Michele Durante Meyer, chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Creative Solutions Consulting Inc. She and her fellow winners will be honored in Washington D.C. next month.

Rushdie to Receive Honorary Degree From IU

Rushdie to Receive Honorary Degree From IU

Sir Salman Rushdie will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during his visit to the Indiana University Bloomington campus March 29. The critically-acclaimed author will be on campus as part of the university's semester-long "India Remixed: Global Arts and Humanities Festival." Rushdie has authored 13 novels, as well as several stories and works of nonfiction, during his more than 40-year career.

Phillips Inducted Into Fairs & Festivals’ Hall of Fame

Phillips Inducted Into Fairs & Festivals’ Hall of Fame

Long-time Marion County 4-H & Agricultural Fair board member Ron Phillips has been inducted into the Indiana Association of Fairs & Festivals Hall of Fame. He was recognized for his many years of service to the Marion County Fair, including multiple years as president of its board of directors.

Muse to Receive Indiana CPA Society Award

Muse to Receive Indiana CPA Society Award

Samuel Muse is one of five Indiana CPAs being presented with a 2018 INCPAS Emerging Leaders Award. He is a partner at Fi3 Financial Advisors LLC. Muse is a graduate of Purdue University.

Ivy Tech CFO Wins Inspire Award

Ivy Tech CFO Wins Inspire Award

Ivy Tech Community College Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Matt Hawkins has won an Inspire Award, which celebrates outstanding mentors. Seven community leaders total were named Mentors of the Year for mentoring excellence in the workplace and community by College Mentors for Kids. Hawkins won for the Accounting, Legal and Finance category.

Sammy L. Davis to Receive Sachem

Sammy L. Davis to Receive Sachem

Governor Eric Holcomb will next month award the state's highest honor to a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Sammy L. Davis, a native of Freedom, Indiana in Owen County, will receive the 2018 Sachem Award. Holcomb's office says the Sachem is given "to recognize a lifetime of excellence and moral virtue that has brought credit and honor to Indiana."

Baldwin Named Client Choice Awards Recipient

Baldwin Named Client Choice Awards Recipient

Chuck Baldwin, managing director for Ogletree Deakins, has received The International Law Office’s 2018 Client Choice Award. He works in the firm’s Indianapolis office and is the exclusive winner of the Employment & Benefits category for Indiana. Before becoming a managing director, Baldwin held numerous leadership roles with Ogletree Deakins since joining the firm in 2000.

Holcomb Named International Citizen of The Year

Holcomb Named International Citizen of The Year

The International Center has selected Governor Eric Holcomb as the 2018 International Citizen of the Year. Board Chair Marsha Stone cites Holcomb's work to attract foreign direct investment to the state, saying it "enriches all of our communities through the infusion of culture and diversity."

Cook Nominated For National Advisory Committee

Cook Nominated For National Advisory Committee

Westfield Mayor Andy Cook has been tapped to provide his expertise on transportation and tourism at the national level. The U.S. Department of Transportation has nominated Cook to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure. The committee was established in 2015 as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) which provided long-term surface transportation funding, according to DOT's website.

Martin Honored With Rose-Hulman Alumni Leadership Award

Martin Honored With Rose-Hulman Alumni Leadership Award

Appirio Account Executive and Salesforce MVP Michael Martin has received the Jess R. Lucas Alumni Leadership Award, recognizing a former member of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s residence life staff for distinguished career achievements. He's a native of Franklin and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Rose-Hulman in 2004 and added a master’s degree in engineering management in 2011.