- Bicentennial Medal (2020)
- W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service (1990)
Dr. Richmond E. Calvin began his tenure at IUSB in 1972 as director of the career opportunities program and was a professor there for 30 years until his retirement in 2002. In 1990 he started teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in the School of Education focusing primarily on the areas of School Administration, Teacher Education, and Counseling and Human Services.
An expert in youth gangs, Calvin taught workshops for several summers to Michiana educators and social work professionals on recognizing and responding to youth gang influence. Also, he is nationally recognized as an expert concerning multiculturalism, school administrators and children's psychological issues. His expertise in substance abuse, child abuse, African-American youth and men, African-American families and fathers, and Satanic cults won him numerous awards and grants.
Throughout Calvin's career, he has been an active member of Michiana, serving on boards and task forces for various issues affecting youth and minorities. He also has been on Memorial Hospital of South Bend's board of directors since 1997, as well as a part-time psychotherapist.
Calvin was named the Eldon Lundquist Faculty Fellow in 1990, a fellowship which honors a member of IUSB's faculty for teaching, scholarship and service to Michiana. He also received IU's W. George Pinnell Outstanding Service Award in 1990. The Dr. Richmond E. Calvin Scholarship was established in his honor to serve as a lasting reflection of his commitment to the educators of the future. In 2020, Calvin received Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal in recognition of his distinguished service to the university.