Two underrepresented alumni honored with Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Each year Indiana University recognizes outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA). Since the award's inception in 1953, close to 300 Indiana University alumni have been so honored. Of these recipients, 30 underrepresented alumni have been so honored. Of the three recipients for 2013, two are African American:

Mr. Booker T. Jones, Jr. (BS '67, Honorary Doctorate '12, Jacobs School of Music). Booker T. Jones is one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters, and producers in the music industry; as a teen he recorded "Green Onions" with the MG's; he has received four Grammy Awards, performed at the White House, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; he continues to give back to IU as a visiting instructor and playing with the IU Soul Review.

Dr. Roderick Paige (MA and Ed.D '62, School of Public Health-Bloomington). Rod Paige is a life-long educator and served as U.S. Secretary of Education from 2001-2005; he served as Dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, and a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; he was named National Superintendent of the Year in 2001 and has authored two books on education.

You're invited to meet and greet Dr. Roderick Paige at a reception hosted by the IUAA Office of Diversity Programs.

  Special Reception with Dr. Roderick Paige

Friday, November 15, 2013

From 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center