- President's Medal for Excellence (2013)
- Academic Excellence Dinner
- Bloomington, Indiana
- Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie
Anthony Droege retired in 2008 after 37 years on IU South Bend's faculty, where he served as chair of the Fine Art Department from 1982 to 1990. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Penn State and his Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. He earned his master's degree from the University of Iowa and taught at Murray State University in Kentucky before Harold Zisla hired him to teach painting at IU South Bend in 1971.
Primarily known for his large oil paintings, Droege also works in watercolor and a variety of drawing media. In recent years he has made serious explorations in landscape and still life.