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For Immediate Release
December 05, 2017

Mastodon Alumni Association Accepting Award Nominations

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Mastodon Alumni Association at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is currently accepting nominations for several awards to be given out during the university's 2018 homecoming celebration. There are eight award categories, with varying criteria. Categories and descriptions of the awards follow.

  • Ralph Broyles Medal—has made unique and significant contributions to IPFW; is a graduate of any Indiana University campus; is not currently employed at IPFW
  • Bob F. Jesse Medal—has made unique and significant contributions to IPFW; is a graduate of any Purdue University campus; is not currently employed at IPFW
  • Alumni Citation Award—achievement, service, or contribution that reflects honor upon the university
  • Alumni Top Volunteer Award—has volunteered service to the IPFW Alumni Association; not a current member of the IPFWAA Board of Directors
  • Honorary Lifetime Alumni Board Member—has made unique and significant contributions to IPFW and/or the Alumni Association; is open to alumni and friends of IPFW
  • IPFW Distinguished Service Award—has given outstanding service to IPFW and/or the Alumni Association; is a graduate of IPFW
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award—is age 35 or younger at time of nomination deadline; exhibits outstanding early achievement and/or service to the community
  • Keith E. Busse Distinguished Alumni Award—has made unique and significant contributions to IPFW and northeast Indiana; has achieved unique and significant accomplishments at IPFW and in northeast Indiana; has given time, talent, and treasure to IPFW and northeast Indiana; is a graduate of IPFW

Nominations will be accepted through January 8, 2018, and can be submitted at the Mastodon Alumni Association Awards Nomination website. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center. The celebration is one of many events taking place during Homecoming at IPFW, which runs February 19–24, 2018.

For more information, contact Shawna Squibb at 260-481-6174 or squibbs@ipfw.edu. Information is also available at the 2018 Alumni Awards website.

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