For Immediate Release
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November 1, 1999
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Local Leaders Honored With Chancellor’s Medallion Award

Joseph T. Morrow and James L. Dandurand, both of Schererville, were recent recipients of the Indiana University Northwest Chancellor’s Medallion Award for their distinguished service to the university and the community.

Morrow is chairman of the board of the Mercantile National Bank of Indiana, as well as the First National Bank of Illinois and Home State Bank, also in Illinois. He was honored for his role with the Indiana University Foundation and IU Northwest Board of Advisors, and his support to the Northwest campus. His work in the community with numerous organizations emphasizes his commitment to “improving conditions for the less fortunate”. He also helped organize the Millennium Project, a not-for-profit group that builds moderately priced, steel frame housing in Lake County’s inner cities.

Dandurand is the recently retired chairman of the board and president of Bank One. As a member of the IU Northwest Board of Advisors, Dandurand was recognized for his work in raising scholarship money for the university, and for his support in numerous ways to both the board and the campus. As a community leader, Dandurand is involved with civic, religious and philanthropic organizations in the region, including the Legacy Foundation, where he serves as chairman. In 1998, he was honored for outstanding service to Indiana's First Congressional District, and was also presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash award.

Chancellor Bruce Bergland presented the awards to Morrow and Dandurand also recognized past recipients.

 “The medallion represents service and talents, as well as the sensitivity, integrity and commitment of the recipients,” says Bergland. “These distinguished individuals serve as role models to the students and alumni of Indiana University Northwest.” 

The medallion is awarded on a yearly basis and began in 1996. Previous recipients include Katherine Lazerwitz and Clarence Boone (1998), Frederick Eichorn (1997), and the John W. Anderson Foundation and the Reverend Dr. Robert Lowery (1996).

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