Rose M. Mays is Awarded the Maynard K. Hine Medallion

By Ric Burrous

A physician, a nurse and a graphic designer who have made their presence felt on the IUPUI campus will join the ranks of an exclusive group Feb. 26 at this year’s Alumni Leaders’ Dinner when they receive their Maynard K. Hine Medallions.

The event was held February 26th at the Indiana State Museum.

This year’s honorees are Terry R. Brown of the IU School of Medicine, Ronald L. Crain of the IU Herron School of Art and Design and Rose M. Mays of the IU School of Nursing. Brown is from Evansville, and Crain and Mays are from Indianapolis.

The Medallion is awarded to alumni for significant contributions in support of the campus and its alumni programs. It is named after the first chancellor of IUPUI, who believed that strong alumni programs were essential for the university.

Brown (BA ’73, MD ’77) completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology from medicine in 1981, and has hosted fourth-year medical students at his clinic since 1985. He has been a volunteer clinical professor at the school’s Evansville campus since 1995. Brown has held multiple leadership positions in the IUSM Alumni Association, including president.

Crain (BFA ’66) earned a visual communications degree from Herron, and after retiring as a graphic designer, now works as a freelance art conservation and restoration expert. He is a past president of the Herron Alumni Association.

Mays (MSN ’74, Ph.D., RN, FAAN) was a student, teacher, mentor and administrator in nursing for nearly four decades. She is a professor emerita in the school, and was the associate dean for community and international affairs. The school honored Mays as a top 100 alumni legacy leader during its 2014 centennial celebration.