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2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The IUP Alumni Association established the Distinguished Alumni Awards program to recognize alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen fields or have demonstrated loyal and active service to their alma mater. The awards—the highest given by the Alumni Association to its alumni—are presented during a gala dinner each spring.

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Seated from left: Barry D. Gasdek ’64, Cecile K. Perich ’75, Susan A McMurdy ’78, and Denise L. Hopkins-Chadwick ’87. Standing from left: Mike Driscoll, IUP President; Edward J. Bouchette ’73, Douglas F.Kupas ’73, David E. Tyler ’72, and Phil Carrai ’83, IUP Alumni Association President

2015 Recipients

Edward J. Bouchette ’73
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Staff Writer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Barry D. Gasdek ’64
Larmie, Wyoming
State Veterans Service Officer
State of Wyoming
College of Fine Arts

Denise L.Hopkins-Chadwick ’87
Cibolo, Texas
Dean, Academy of Health Sciences Army Medical Department Center and School
United States Army
College of Health and Human Services

Douglas Kupas ’86
Danville, Pennsylvania
Associate Chief Academic Officer for Simulations and Medical Ed, Commonwealth of PA
EMS Medical Director
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Cecile Perich ’74
Reisterstown, Maryland
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
McCormick & Company
College of Education and Educational Technology

David Tyler ’72
Highland Park, New Jersey
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Statistics and BioStatistics
Rutgers University
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service

Sue McMurdy ’78
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Executive Advisor
Endeavor Management
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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