- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2017)
- Bicentennial Medal
The Nagys' careers at IUPUI began even before the university existed. Along with the creation of IUPUI and its development there came many opportunities to innovate and collaborate among the varied disciplines. Among those early collaborators were Professor Emeritus Paul Nagy, in philosophy, and his wife Catherine Nagy in nursing.
To continue to celebrate and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and as an expression of gratitude for the opportunities provided by IUPUI, the couple created the Paul and Catherine Nagy Endowment for American Studies and the Paul and Catherine Nagy Chair in Classical American Philosophy. In addition, they continue to give generously to the Peirce Edition Project, the Santayana Edition and the Sophia Prize in Philosophy.