TERRE HAUTE—Williams Randall founders Charlie and Donna Williams were honored with the William Albert Jones Medal for their invaluable assistance in helping to advance and promote Indiana State University. Outgoing Indiana State President Daniel J. Bradley carried on a decades-long tradition in awarding faculty, staff, trustees and community members with the honor in recognition of their outstanding service, exemplary advice and counsel to his presidency. The award is named after the university's first president.
"The Jones Medal is one of ISU's most important gifts to departing presidents," Bradley stated in a news release. He went on to say the award allows him and his wife, Cheri, a way to show their admiration and appreciation to some of the people who have been important to their personal and professional lives.
Both Charlie and Donna are graduates of Indiana State and have been longtime supporters. In recent years, they have been instrumental in making a strong connection between the university and the community as both strive to enhance the riverfront.
"We do bleed blue, as they say, and we have certainly enjoyed our time working with and getting to know Dan and Cheri," Charlie said. "We are humbled to receive the medal and look forward to continuing the strong working relationship between Riverscape and ISU. We also wish Dan and Cheri only the best in their retirement."