2019 Chancellor's Medallion Recipients
IU Northwest has been a major part of Scott Fulk’s life since 1989, when he first became a student. Five years later, when he finished his degrees in English and History, he also became a full-time employee, working as an administrative assistant. Since then, Scott went on to earn his master’s degree in social work in 2010.
It’s clear that IU Northwest made an impression upon Scott, who has remained part of the IU Northwest family. Today, he serves as IU Northwest’s Director of Student Activities -- the student body’s trusted resource when it comes to creating a robust and well-rounded student life.
Scott freely gives his time and talent to the many organizations and causes he oversees, and is an advocate for the university’s senior and LGBTQ populations.
He also gives heartily to various IU Northwest funds in support of athletics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the general fund. As a member of the IU Northwest Alumni Association, Scott continues to pledge his support and allegiance to IU Northwest.
IU Northwest is blessed to call Scott Fulk a friend -- a loyal alumnus, dedicated employee and IU Northwest supporter, all rolled into one.
Terry W. & Karen S. McMahon
Terry W. McMahon, CPA earned his accounting degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1962. He started to learn his craft by spending two years at Alexander Grant (now Grant Thornton). Terry then started his own practice in 1972 after eight years learning at a local CPA Firm in Hammond, Ind. Today his practice employs 30 professionals servicing the needs of over 500 businesses and additionally, prepares over 1,300 individual and fiduciary tax returns.
Terry has been a member of numerous business and civic organizations. Among his many achievements, he has served on the board of directors for Community Resources, Inc., Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind., and Centier Bank. He also served as president of Munster Rotary, Woodmar Country Club, and Munster Youth Activities Association.
He has more than a passing interest in the arts and sports. He has an extensive collection of impressionist art. His sports memorabilia was featured at the Center for Visual Performing Arts in Munster, Ind., which included over 200 artifacts. He has also visited all 30 Major League Baseball Parks.
Terry and his wife, Karen, have a special allegiance to IU Northwest and IU Bloomington. Three of their children graduated from IU Bloomington and another received his master's degree from IU Northwest this year.
Recognizing the challenges of balancing athletics with academics, the McMahons wanted to create an environment where student-athletes could come together as a team. In February 2019, they donated $100,000 to the IU Northwest athletic program, enabling the establishment of the Terry and Karen McMahon Resource Center.
F C & Bernice Richardson
F C Richardson served Indiana University Northwest for 17 years, from 1967 to 1984. He departed as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and went on to leadership positions at other universities, before eventually returning to IU in 1996, serving as Chancellor of IU Southeast until he retired in 2002.
Only the second African-American to join IU Northwest’s faculty, F C is celebrated for his advocacy for Black rights during the Civil Rights movement. One of F C’s most important career contributions was his role as advisor for IU Northwest’s Black Caucus, now known as the Black Student Union.
F C’s wife, Bernice, earned degrees in elementary education from IU Bloomington in 1968 and IU Northwest in 1973 and spent most of her career in Gary schools, primarily in the roles of assistant principal and principal. Bernice also served as an IU Northwest Alumni Association board member for several years.
The Richardsons’ loyalty to Indiana University runs deep. Not only did F C’s career come full circle and bring him back to IU, but the Richardson’s have never stopped supporting IU Northwest and the other IU campuses they love.
Their support has touched many departments across all of those campuses, including the sciences, athletics, medicine and public and environmental affairs. They are also avid supporters of the IU Alumni Association and the IU Foundation. F C serves on the Chancellor’s Commission on Engagement at IU Northwest.
In 2002, F C was awarded the IU President’s Medal for Excellence.