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Alumni Awards

Each spring at a gala banquet in Indianapolis, we recognize outstanding graduates and friends of the School of Informatics and Computing. These are alumni of all our programs who have shown great promise or achieved great success in their careers, and alumni and friends have supported the School through their exceptional service.

Please consider nominating an alumnus you know for one of these awards today.

School of Informatics and Computing Awards

Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award is given to an alumna(us) in recognition of outstanding contributions and innovation that bring national acclaim and recognition to the field of informatics and information science, and honor and distinction to Indiana University.

Year Award Recipient
2009 Anand Deshpande (MS’86, PhD’89)
2009 Cheng Wu (MS’77)
2010 Don Brown (BS’78, MS’82, MD’85)
2011 Scott Jones (BS’84, Hon. DsC’02)
2012 Gloria Childress Townsend (BA’69, MS’87)
2013 Gary McGraw (MS ’90, PhD ’95)
2014 Pete Beckman (PhD ’93)

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award is given to a recent alumna(us), age 40 or under, in recognition of outstanding early career achievement that brings acclaim and recognition to the field of informatics and information science, and honor and distinction to Indiana University.

Year Award Recipient
2009 Jennette Fulda (BS’03)
2010 Kay Connelly (BS’95)
2010 Virginia G. Richardson (BS’07)
2011 Brad Gessler (BS’04)
2011 Steve Hodges (BS’04)
2012 Josh Esslinger (BS’03) and Jordan E. Martz (BS’06)
2013 Leon Nowlin, Jr. (BS ’08)
Russell Conard (BS ’12)
2014 Sandosh Vasudevan (MS ’08)
Torsten Hoefler (PhD ’08)

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is given to a non-alumna(us) in recognition of their outstanding service and support for the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing,  and furthers the development and excellence of the School and the field of informatics and information science.

Year Award Recipient
2009 Mark Hill
2009 Ed Robertson
2010 Janatha R. Ashton (BS’65, MS’78)
2010 David B. Becker
2011 Don Aquilano
2011 Mary McKenzie (MS’73)
2012 Barbara M. Hayes (BA’76, MSW’81, MS’01)
George Springer
2013 Carol Lewis (BS ’53)
Andy Hanson
2014 Debora ‘Ralf’ Shaw (PhD ’83)
Matthew Ferguson

Dean’s Award

Year Award Recipient
2014 Julie A. Meek (PhD ’93)
Dennis ‘Denny’ Sponsel

Award Nomination

Submit your nomination by the November 21 deadline. We welcome nominations throughout the year; those submitted after November 21 will be included for consideration for the next round of awards. All nominations will be active for three years.

All School of Informatics and Computing graduates are eligible.

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