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Hine Award honorees

March 3, 2015

Each year since 1973, IUPUI alumni who have made significant contributions to their schools or the campus have been recognized with the Maynard K. Hine Medallion in honor of IUPUI’s first chancellor and long-time dean of the school of dentistry, whose contributions to his school, his profession, and the campus were stellar.

Again this year I was fortunate to attend the IUAA Alumni Leadership Dinner at the Indiana State Museum to present Hine Medallions to Rose M. Mays, Terry R. Brown and Ronald L. Crain. The event sparkled with accolades and good humor as each awardee was introduced by a nominator and then acknowledged the award with remarks.

As a student, teacher, mentor and admin­istrator, professor emerita Rose M. Mays, has been an unwavering advocate and supporter of the IU School of Nursing and IUPUI. During her 36 years at the school, Mays taught pediatric nursing, and served as a faculty mem­ber with inter-professional leadership education programs based at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

In 2011, she retired as associate dean for community and international affairs. Mays and her late husband, Bill, established campus scholarships and served as co-chairs of the IUPUI campaign. She recently co-chaired the school’s 100th anniversary celebration, where she was named a top 100 alumni legacy leader.

For the past 30 years, Terry R. Brown has provided steadfast service to the IU School of Medicine through his support of the school’s medical education program in Evansville and his tireless work on its alumni association board of directors. His dedication to the School of Medicine and its alumni association is impressive.

After earning a bachelor’s degree and M.D. from Indiana University, Brown completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the IU School of Medicine in 1981. Brown served as a volunteer mentor to over 200 students and residents. His volunteer teaching thus contributed to the quality of care received by the thousands of patients those physicians serve.

Ronald L. Crain, BFA’66, understands the importance of giving back to the school and campus that have played such a large role in shaping his life and career. After graduating from the Herron School of Art and Design with a degree in visual communication, he embarked on a successful career as a graphic designer. Now retired, he works as a freelance art conservation and restoration expert.

In 2007, Crain and his wife, Sandy, provided the resources to help create a display in Eskenazi Hall highlighting the work of outstanding faculty and alumni. Recently, he contributed to the 2014 Harry A. Davis Memorial Scholarship, which honors the renowned Hoosier artist. The scholarship is awarded to an art student in any medium.

Congratulations to each of our exemplary Hine medalists! Thanks so much for your service. 

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