Bicentennial Medal

Honoring Distinguished and Distinctive Service

The Bicentennial Medal is awarded to organizations and individuals who, through their personal, professional, artistic, or philanthropic efforts, have broadened the reach of Indiana University around the state, nation, and world.

The medals themselves are unique, made from materials salvaged from the old bells which hung in the Student Building on the IU Bloomington campus, giving recipients a lasting piece of IU history.

The Bicentennial Medal honors distinguished and distinctive service, broadly defined, in support of Indiana University’s mission as a public university, individuals who have enlarged the footprint of IU, or have helped to put IU on the map in unique ways.

Those receiving the Bicentennial Medal should be seen as models for future students, faculty, alumni, and organizations to emulate as IU enters its Third Century.

Please send any inquiries about the Bicentennial Medal to iu200@iu.edu.

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Governor Eric J. Holcomb
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Marilyn Behrman
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Elizabeth "Buzz" Kurpius
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Michael Kirby
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Shaun Harper
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David H. Naus
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Don Fischer
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Perry Metz
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Max E. Skirvin
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Bootsy Collins
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James P. White
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Larry Rink
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Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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IU South Bend Chancellor's Cabinet
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Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
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Michael Harlowe
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NAFSA (National Association of International Educators)
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Scott LaNeve
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Jeeyea Kim and Ronald Davis
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Straight No Chaser Photo by Evan T. De Stefano
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(L-R) Sandy Pont, Ellie Mallory and Jane Hoeppner Hunckler
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William and Melissa Wilkinson
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Yong-Hak Kim, President of Yonsei University
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Korea Foundation
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Ilhan Basgoz
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Greg Chamness  
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Ingrid Toschlog
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Lora Baldwin, accepted by Michele McClellan
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Bette Davenport
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James Kellar
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(L-R) Angie Dickman, Shaun Dingwerth, Garry Kleer, John McBride, Donna Spears, Ashton Veramallay, Jane Vincent
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Rick Boston
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Tom Williams
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Ginger Gray
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IU Northwest Board of Advisors
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Charlie Nelms
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Vicki Roberts
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Doug Bauder
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Pam Freeman
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Responding to the Addictions Grand Challenge Community Advisory Board
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Fred Aman
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David and Jeanette Bloss
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Christopher Goff
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Geoffrey Slaughter
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Jann Fujimoto
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Roger Isaacs
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Yung Nguyen
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Clayton Rose
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Shelley Raper
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Evelyn Hicks
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Stacie Richter
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Bill Thompson
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The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
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Jerry Hammes
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Keith Parker
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Amish Shah
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Brian Schmidt
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Sun Yat-Sen University
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Universität Hamburg
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John Lechleiter (middle) and Virginia Caine
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Marietta Simpson
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Ruth Dippell
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Pete DiPrimio, John Decker, and Doug Wilson
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Pam Fawcett