Jack Schmit Retirement

Jack Honored with Distinguished and Distinctive Service

The Bicentennial Medal is awarded to organizations and individuals who, through their personal, professional, artistic, or philanthropic efforts, have broadened the reach of Indiana University around the state, nation, and world.

The medals themselves are unique, made from materials salvaged from the old bells which hung in the Student Building on the IU Bloomington campus, giving recipients a lasting piece of IU history.

The Bicentennial Medal honors distinguished and distinctive service, broadly defined, in support of Indiana University’s mission as a public university, individuals who have enlarged the footprint of IU, or have helped to put IU on the map in unique ways.

Congratulations Jack!

Messages of Congratulations for Jack Schmit

Faculty and staff colleagues, as well as alumni from various programs and initiatives Jack has led over the years, shared videos, photos, and their well-wishes. While each has different interactions and relationships, the passion Jack feels for helping students reach their full potential is made all the better because of his expertise and knowledge.

Congratulatory Messages to Jack


Continue to share a message if you have not done so already. All messages received will be developed into a keepsake for Jack in honor of his retirement.

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