NIPSCO Luminary Awards

Introduced in 2012, in celebration of NIPSCO's 100-year anniversary, the Luminary Awards were created to honor leaders and organizations for their outstanding commitment to strengthening local communities.

These individuals or groups have demonstrated outstanding commitment in five key areas: Community Leadership, Emergency Response, Education, Environment and Economic Development.  

In addition to recognizing the winners for being a positive force in our communities, NIPSCO will make a $1,000 contribution to each winner’s charity of choice.

Winners of the 2013 NIPSCO Luminary Awards

  • Education: Linda Woloshansky, The Center of Workforce Innovations 

  • Environmental Stewardship: Goshen College 

  • Economic Development Award: Holladay Properties 

  • Emergency Response Award: Michigan City Police and Fire Departments 

  • Community Leadership Award: William Nangle, The Times of Northwest Indiana

Past Recipients of the NIPSCO Luminary Awards


  • Community Leadership: Rep. Chester Dobis

  • Emergency Response: Howard Buchanon, South Bend Fire Department

  • Education: Chancellor James Dworkin, Purdue University North Central

  • Environmental Stewardship: Mayor Keith Solderquist, City of Lake Station