Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has awarded Michael Roscoe, assistant dean, chair and associate professor of Butler University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program, with the Distinguished Hoosier Award. Roscoe was nominated by some of his PA students. Indiana State Representative Peggy Welch wrote a letter supporting his nomination.
The Distinguished Hoosier Award is one of the highest honors given out by the State of Indiana to its citizens. It is granted solely at the discretion of the Governor to Hoosiers who uniquely have brought admiration and respect to the state through their character and accomplishments.
“Dr. Roscoe has accomplished many great and many small deeds in a relatively short time,” said PA student Julie Frey. “He is a role model for us as future professionals, and his dedication to the continued improvement and success of all of his students is greatly appreciated.”
Roscoe, a Bronze Star Medal recipient, is a major in the Indiana Army National Guard and has served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He received international notoriety when he coordinated the effort to bring a 16-month-old child from Afghanistan to Riley Children’s Hospital for a complex heart surgery.
In addition to the Bronze Star, Roscoe holds the Combat Medic Badge, Combat Patch for War-Time Service, Meritorious Service Medal and the Global War on Terror Service Medal.
Roscoe has been the recipient of several academic and professional awards including the Paragon Award for publishing and was named the Physician Assistant of the Year by the Indiana Association of Physician Assistants in 2005. Additionally, he was chosen by the Butler student body to serve as the 2012 faculty commencement speaker.
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