Major Awards Over the years Shep received many awards, nominations and tributes for his work
Last Update: 01-31-2012
Received Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana University
May 15, 1995
Author and humorist Jean Shepherd, a Hammond native, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Shepherd, best known as the author of the 1983 film, "A Christmas Story," has been compared to Mark Twain and Will Rogers.
5/16/95 Hammond Times
Commencement Program - Courtesy Indiana University Norwest Library