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Indiana Civil Rights Commission

ICRC > Newsroom > Now accepting nominations for the Rotary Education Weekend Equity Awards > Nomination Form Nomination Form

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The Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter Award will be presented to a citizen of central Indiana who is an “unsung hero” for education. The awardee will represent the ideals of Cardinal Ritter and reflect the definition of success as put forth by Talent Alliance. Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter became the seventh Bishop and first archbishop of Indianapolis. Cardinal Ritter became known for his work in desegregation. In 1938, he ordered all Catholic schools in the diocese to integrate, sixteen years before Brown v. Board of Education. He was appointed the first Archbishop of Indianapolis in 1944.
The Father Boniface Hardin Award will be presented to a present or former central Indiana educational administrator, K-12 or Post Grade 12. The awardee will represent the ideals of Father Hardin and reflect the definition of success as put forth by Talent Alliance. Father Boniface Hardin founded the Martin Center in Indianapolis in 1969, the precursor of Martin University. Named in honor of both St. Martin de Porres and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Martin University was founded in 1977 by Father Hardin and Sister Jane Schilling. Its mission was to serve low-income, minority, and adult learners. Father Hardin retired as the university’s president in 2007.
The Jacqueline S. Greenwood, Ph.D. Award will be presented to a present or former central Indiana teacher, K-12 or Post Grade 12. The awardee will represent the ideals of Dr. Greenwood and reflect the definition of success as put forth by Talent Alliance. Jacqueline S. Greenwood, Ph.D., has served the Indianapolis Public Schools for five decades. In 1987, Dr. Greenwood became the first female high school principal in the history of Indianapolis Public Schools, an honor nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The former teacher, now Director of Secondary Schools for IPS, has received numerous awards such as the The Indianapolis Star’s Woman of the Year.
The Bart Peterson Award will be presented to a current K-12 or college student. The awardee will represent the innovative entrepreneurship of Bart Peterson and reflect the definition of success as put forth by Talent Alliance. Bart Peterson, elected Mayor of Indianapolis in 2000, provided transformational leadership for education, enhancing educational alternatives, (choices for students and families); creating a compelling reason for public school leaders to introduce their own innovations; and impacting America’s traditional district public school model. He remains Board of Directors Chair for The Mind Trust, an organization he founded in 2006 with David Harris, to promote entrepreneurship in education.

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