Indiana University Southeast is proud to announce three recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Medallion.

The Chancellor’s Medallion is the highest honor presented by the Chancellor of IU Southeast. It is given to individuals who have rendered distinguished service to the university and to the community; have given their talents in the promotion of human welfare and community well-being; and who, through their integrity, sensitivity, and commitment, serve as models for students and alumni of IU Southeast. To date, 51 of these awards have been presented.

2019 Chancellor's Medallion Honorees


Wendy Dant Chesser is the President and CEO of One Southern Indiana, an organization dedicated to providing the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the region.

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Jerry is the executive director of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County. He holds two undergraduate degrees from Indiana University and a master’s degree in theological studies from the St. Meinrad School of Theology.

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Alice Miles is a native of New Albany, Indiana. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Nazareth College. Alice worked as a nurse for several years before becoming the Multi-Cultural Outreach Specialist with the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI) in 2007. In this role, Alice developed a Multi-Cultural Outreach Council (MCOC), including ethnically diverse persons representing the areas of education, business, community volunteers and community residents.

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