- Chancellor and Provost Medallion (2019)
- IUPUI Chancellor's Medallion
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Presenter: Nasser H. Paydar
Hertha Mae Ward, an educator who spent her career teaching in the Indianapolis Public Schools. She began as a substitute teacher at Crispus Attucks High School in 1953. In 1955, she joined IPS 44 where she taught history and social studies, among other classes, for 16 years. She then spent eight years at IPS 67 and four more years at IPS 61. While teaching geography, Mrs. Taylor realized that most of her inner-city students had never seen hills, so she began to take her students on field trips to Nashville, Indiana to explore landscape features that weren't readily accessible to them in their Indianapolis neighborhoods.