Provost Awards

Awards conferred by the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost recognizes exceptional service and contributions by faculty, staff, and students annually by conferring these awards.

Provost’s Medal

The Provost’s Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Office of the Provost. It recognizes select individuals for their outstanding contributions to the academic mission of Indiana University Bloomington. Recipients of this medal are faculty and administrators whose careers have transformed vital aspects of the Bloomington campus, greatly enhanced the student experience, and significantly advanced the frontiers of research in their fields. Honorees are chosen by the Provost.

Provost’s Medal Recipients

Originally called the Chancellor’s Medallion, the award was first given in 1997 to James P. Holland, an exemplary teacher and scholar in the Department of Biology. Renamed the Provost's Medal in 2006, it recognizes outstanding service that builds and enhances the impact of Indiana University. Past medal recipients are listed below.

2020
Dave O’Guinn
David Johnson
Eliza Pavalko
Jim Shanahan
Carolyn Walters
David Daleke
Gwyn Richards
Jim Shanahan
Venkat
Catherine Dyar
Michael McRobbie

2017
Mohammad Torabi

2016
Harold "Pete" Goldsmith
Jean Robinson

2015
Heidi Gealt
Tom Gieryn

2014
Sarita Soni
Ruth Stone

2013
Alvin Rosenfeld

2011
Anthony J. Moravec

2009
Richard McKaig

2008
Dennis C. Hayes

2007
J. Michael Dunn

2006
Kumble R. Subbaswamy

Staff Merit Awards

The Staff Merit Awards honor staff members for outstanding service to Indiana University Bloomington. Awards are presented annually in three categories: Service Staff, Support Staff, and Professional Staff. Recipients are nominated by people from all across campus, and winners are chosen by a committee of staff and faculty members. Staff Merit Awards have recocognized individuals for outstanding service to Indiana University Bloomington since 1979. You can view the complete list of award winners below.

2020 Staff Merit Awards

2010
Peter Goodwin
Kimberly Sowder
Bennie Flynn
William Niswander
Jason Baumgartner
Jim Gibson

2011
Mark W. Gebhard
Linda Hostetter
Jane E. Kelley
Gary D. Higgins
Krystie L. Herndon
Cindy Lepore

2012
Sherri Bishop
Ruth “Chris” Cunningham
Glenda “Sue” Stowinsky
Scott A. Davis
Rob Henderson
Sandra McElhinney

2013
Jennifer J. Mitchner
David L. Sprinkle
Douglas Burcham
James Robert Gregg
Lana Fish
Alfred Jay Owens

2014
Amy L. Cornell
Jennifer L. Krebbs
Kevin L. Ashley
Dana Tzvetkov
Michelle Cornett
Kathleen Marie Hirons

2015
Amy L. Cornell
Kathy Wyss
Linda Abbott
Teresa Barnett
Lisa England
John Ooley

2016
Shing-Shong "Bruce" Shei
Lee A. Walters
Vicky L. Shrum
Timothy Thacker
Gayle Higgins
Connie Sue May

2017
Gary Chambers
Carolyn Lipspon-Walker
Brad Bond
Jill Kenealy-Minch
Robert England
Judi Roberts

2018
Doug Bauder
Laura Plummer
Timothy Fleener
Ricky Tungate
Vickie Graves
Mike Paskash

2019
Ted Hardy
Melissa Ritter
Sharon Backfish
Charlie Shepherd
Jacqueline Harding
Sheryl Mobley

2000
Vicky Crowe
Roberta Partenheimer
Tom Hacker
D. Michael Jackson
Yolinda Cooper-Burdine
Sarah E. Jones

2001
Ruth Aten
Kimberly Foust
David Breeden
Ernie Robertson
Rebecca Bryant
Harriet Castrataro

2002
Stacy Felton
Marilyn Estep
Wanda Melton
Trudy Jacobs
Sam Frushour
Jeanne Madison

2003
Ruellen Fessenbecker
Joyce Regester
Mark Hobbs
Donna Williams
Susan Emmerson Quinn
George Turner

2004
Mary King
Janet J. Long
Esmeraldo C. Burton
Nila Mosier
Maria Lillian Casillas
Michael Valliant

2005
Candis F. Aker
Deborah K. Lane
Vicki Conley
Bernard L. Porter
Richard Hvale
Jane Rogan

2006
Karla Allgood
G. Kay Lee
Don Erwin Jr.
Scott Rugenstein
M. Denise Gowen
Jim Schutter

2007
Angela Miller
Terry Stigall
Philip Delay
Martin East
Ralph Evans
Errol Huffman Jr.

2008
Ginnie Phero
Gregory Van Hook
George Bull
John Wilbur
David Villanueva
Erin Woodley

2009
Jane Drake
Shirley Mundy
Lydia S. Stewart
Joseph Keifer
Christi Jones
Alita Hornick

1990
Karen M. Frane
Gelissia Honeycutt
Andy Adam
Robin Nordstrom
Susan S. Salmon
D. Michael Bailey

1991
Marilyn Gregory
Charlene Conner
David Bruker
Ed Mauritson
Nelson R. Shaffer
Kathleen Sutton

1992
Jacqueline Danner
Darla Myers
Melvin “Ross” Bell
Wallace Corbin
Sandra Churchill
G. Edward Maxedon

1993
Nita Allgood
Phillip Coffin
Carrie Decker
Linda Stewart
Leah Nunn
James Mumford

1994
Priscilla Osborne
Judy Drescher
Jim Burks
Leslie Sloan
Lisa Heinzen
Jim Beeson

1995
Tina Gilliland
Theresa McArtor
Janet Polley
Terry Schmidt
Mollie Duckett
Jim Allen

1996
Eve Russell
Don Erwin
Shannon Ramey
Barbara Hawkins
Edda Callahan
Paul Spicer

1997
Sue Hanson
Lois Plew
Ray Bowlen
Jose Fajardo
Tom Fallwell
Jackie Puterbaugh

1998
Par Clark
Veronica Goveia
Della Hutto
Lucinda Miller
Joyce Arthur
Teresa Reynolds

1999
Linda Lou Jean
Roger Crandall
Don Schmuhl
Mildred Richardson
Remedios (Medy) Alfonso
Sherry Fisher

1979
Grace Amor
Wes Bruner
Reba Smith

1980
Juanita Hedrick
Kenny Cook
Grace Bareikis

1981
Joyce Arthur
Lee Hough
Lois Hendricks

1982
Rebecca Sims
Virgil Stephens
Marjorie Blewett

1983
Norma Attwell
Henry Burns
Judith Andrews

1984
Stephen A. Studley
Otis P. Ritter
Janet L. Harnett

1985
Constance Gross
John Black
Barbara Markman

1986
Barbara Jane Clark
Art Nelson
Samuel C. Polley

1987
Derek Vint
Keith Parr
Mary Ellen Anterson

1988
P. Paula Jentgens
Susan Abbott
Barbara Beard
Carl Scott
Don R. Brineman
Gayle Stuebe

1989
Anna Fender
Mary E. Iverson
Kenneth Patton
Roy Welch
James Canary
Wendell Tate