Lucia Showalter Wilson


Distinguished Alumni Service Award (1972)
B.A., 1922


Lucia Showalter Wilson was an honor graduate of Indiana University. During her career, she kept in close contact with IU as she worked to further academic achievement; first as a teacher in Virginia schools, and for many years thereafter through her annual gift of a Scholarship Cup. This award was for outstanding scholars in the women's residence halls, and has since been established as the Lucia Wilson Award.

Lucia served IU in various capacities; counseling high school students about IU, presiding over the IU Women's Club of Indianapolis, participating in the Executive Council and the Arts and Sciences-Graduate School Council. Lucia donated the lighted map in the Indiana Memorial Union lobby, and her husband donated the globe in Ballantine Hall; displaying for students over the years the ever-changing politics of world organization.