- IUK Chancellor's Medallion (2015)
- IUK Chancellor's Medallion
Presenter: Susan Sciame-Giesecke
Marilyn Skinner has spent her decades-long career serving children, first as an elementary school teacher, then as an administrator in the Kokomo School Corporation. After she retired from the schools, she readily admits that she flunked retirement, going back to work as an adjunct faculty member at IU Kokomo, supervising student teachers for multiple universities, and helping found the Early Childhood Education Center with a $1.5 million Lilly Endowment Grant. Marilyn was awarded IU Kokomo's Chancellor's Medallion in 2015 in recognition of the positive impact the center has had on the lives of children in Howard County and beyond.