Morris Receives Bepko Community Medallion
The IUPUI Senior Academy recently presented the second Gerald L. Bepko Community Medallion to James T. Morris, former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program. (Pictured: Chancellor Emritus Gerald L. Bepko, James T. Morris and IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz)
Named after former IUPUI Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko, the award, created in 2003, honors a person who has made a significant and ongoing commitment to strengthening the bonds between IUPUI and the community. The 3-inch Bepko medallion bears the image of Bepko on one side, and the recipient's name, date and citation on the other side. The first medallion was presented to Bepko in 2003.
Morris, an IU alumnus, has served as chairman of several corporate boards, and is a former chairman of the IU Board of Trustees.
The Senior Academy, an association of retired faculty and staff, honored Morris during its annual meeting on May 17, 2007, at the Skyline Club.