Clarence W. Boone, Sr.


Bicentennial Medal (2019)
IUAA President's Award (2009)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award (2006)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Medicine
B.S., 1953; M.D., 1956
Distinguished Alumni Service Award (2003)
School of Medicine
B.S., 1953; M.D., 1956
IU Northwest Chancellor's Medallion (1998)
IU Northwest Chancellor's Medallion
Location: Gary
Presenter: Hilda Richards


Dr. Clarence Boone Sr. earned his bachelor's degree in anatomy and physiology in 1953 and his M.D. degree in 1956, both from IU. After a long and distinguished career as a physician in northwest Indiana, he retired in 1999.

He served IU Northwest on its scholarship committee, two chancellor search committees and on the chancellor's advisory committee. In 1998, IU Northwest awarded him the Chancellor's Medallion, the highest honor bestowed by the campus.

Boone is a member of the board of directors of the IU Foundation, and he has served on the IU School of Medicine's Dean's Council. He is a co-founder and former president of the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club. From 1997 to 1998, he was chairman of the IU Alumni Association.

Boone's efforts extend into the Gary community as well. He served on the Gary Housing Authority board of directors, was a member of the State Department of Public Instruction committee on reorganization, and was involved with the Gary Community School Corp.'s dropout-prevention program. He has been honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash, and in 2000 he was inducted into the Gary Steel City Hall of Fame. In 2019, Boone was honored with Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the university.