University of Southern Indiana

David L. Rice Alumni Achievement Award Archive

The David L. Rice Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the success of USI alumni who have made positive impacts on the region and beyond. Recipients receive a 10” crystal soaring eagle, a replica of a majestic eagle, the University mascot. The award personifies the vision held by USI’s first president, David L. Rice, of the enormous potential of University of Southern Indiana alumni.


Sheila Hauck Dr. Sheila L. Hauck M'97 D'11
Executive Director of Professional Practice, Oncology and Palliative Care at St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville, Indiana 
Valerie McKenny Ms. Valerie A. McKinney M'05
Global team lead for pharmaceutical serialization for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey
Joyce Winnecke Ms. Joycelyn Winnecke '82
Vice president and associate editor for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
Joey Barnett Dr. Joey V. Barnett '81
Vice chair in the Department of Pharmacology and past director of Graduate Studies at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Wayne Meriwether Mr. Wayne Meriwether
Chief operating officer at Methodist Hospital, Henderson, Kentucky

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