- School of Dentistry Honorary Member Award (1964)
- Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Dentistry
Gale Coons was a former president of the Indiana Society of Association Executives and executive secretary of the Indiana State Dental Association. Coons was a consultant in public health dentistry, so he was appointed to be a co-chairman of the Department of Community Dentistry at IUSD in 1968.