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Denny Costerison awarded Sagamore of the Wabash!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019  


On May 30 at the IASBO Board Retreat in West Baden, the Indiana ASBO Board of Directors presented the “Sagamore of the Wabash” award to Denny Costerison.  IASBO President Kevin Scott and IASBO Awards Committee Chair, Denise Seger, presented the award to Denny.  Denise made the presentation as follows:

“The IASBO Board of Directors and the IASBO membership are proud of you.  You have served as the IASBO Executive Director since 1984, and at the Fort Wayne Annual Meeting you were honored as one of the original inductees into the IASBO Hall of Fame.  IASBO has changed throughout the years under your leadership.  We have grown from a few hundred members to over 1300 members, and we have a diverse membership regarding job responsibilities.  Our association is representative of business managers, treasurers, superintendents, business office employees, facilities, food service, human resources, operations, technology and transportation.   Under your leadership, IASBO has become the voice of school finance and management topics.  You are our Chief, and you have provided great knowledge, wisdom and leadership.  The last portion of the award states, “ Now, Therefore, recognizing his greatness and desiring to avail of his counsel, I do hereby appoint him a Chieftain upon my Staff with its rank and title of Sagamore of the Wabash”.  On behalf of Governor Eric Holcomb, I am honored to award you with the Sagamore of the Wabash.” 

The Sagamore of the Wabash award was created during the term of Governor Ralph Gates, who served from 1945 to 1949.  The term “sagamore” was used by American Indian Tribes of the northeastern United States to describe a great man among the tribe to whom the chief would look for wisdom and advice.  The award is the highest honor which the Governor of Indiana bestows.


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