- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2013)
- IUAA President's Award (2009)
- IUPUI Maynard K. Hine Medal (2008)
- IUPUI Athletics Hall of Fame (1994)
P. Nicholas Kellum, dean of the School Physical Education at IUPUI, served as IUPUI's first athletic director. In addition, he coached women's softball from 1975-91, accruing a collegiate record of 518-134. Kellum was named Regional Coach of the Year by the National Softball Coaches Association in 1987 and NAIA District Coach of the Year in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, and 1991. In 1994, he was inducted into the NAIA Softball Hall of Fame.
In addition to coaching, Kellum was an active fast-pitch softball player for 20 years and has played on metro and state championship teams in Michigan and Indiana.
He joined the faculty of the School of Physical Education in 1969, and in 1978, was named dean. Kellum celebrated his 30th year at IUPUI in 1999.
"I am grateful that this institution has allowed me to pursue my personal and professional goals while providing support and nurturing," said Kellum.