Senator Coats expressed his gratitude for his family and years of service.
The WFIU/WTIU Newsroom outdid all competing stations in collecting seven regional honors for broadcast and online reporting.
Senator Richard Lugar received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service for his work on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Scientific Games claims in their protest that the commission did not properly evaluate both its bid and the eventual winning bid from a company called GTECH.
The award is given annually by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Parker's organization has distributed about 800 bags in just three years.
The awarding of the Sachem was part of an event celebrating the life and accomplishments of Bill Cook at the IU Auditorium.
The WFIU/WTIU news bureau has won 38 awards from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.