Awards and Honors
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was founded in 1997 to recognize graduates of the Indiana University
Maurer School of Law who have distinguished themselves in service to their communities and the School
in ways far exceeding traditional business, professional, and civic duties. Through their hard work,
passion, and accomplishments, these alumni define Indiana Law's ideals for community service and
serve as accomplished role models for our Law School and the greater community.
DSA Recipients for 2012
Lynn H. Coyne, JD'72
Assistant Vice President for Real Estate at Indiana University in Bloomington, Lynn Coyne is widely respected for his broad vision and behind the scenes commitment to the legal profession and local community, including serving on the boards of the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, and Bloomington Economic Development Corporation.
Mark E. Holcomb, JD’87
As a senior partner at Morton McGoldrick, P.S., in Tacoma, Washington, Mark Holcomb has contributed an estimated 500 hours yearly to organizations that serve the well-being of families and children, including establishing three HOPE centers for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.
Zaldwaynaka ("Z") Scott, JD'83
A partner at Kay Scholer LLP in Chicago, Z Scott has donated countless hours to civic and community service, including chairing the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Area Project (CAPS) and founding the first summit of black women lawyers in Chicago.
You may also see a list of past recipients.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone, must be in writing, and should include biographical and other
information supporting the nomination.
- The nature of the service rendered by the nominee may include, but is not limited to: exemplifying the spirit of volunteerism, furthering humanitarian causes; rendering pro bono services in the nominee’s area of expertise; serving with distinction on community-based boards; actively fostering citizenship; or serving his or her community, state, or country in some exceptional and distinctive manner.
- The nominee must have received a degree from the IU Maurer School of Law.
- The nominee must agree to be present at the award ceremony.
- Current officers of the Indiana Law Alumni Board (President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are not eligible for this award.