Rep. Zent presents Sagamore of the Wabash award

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, December 22, 2015



 INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 22, 2015) — State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) recently presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to Dave Goodwin, Ed.D, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital.


The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of Indiana’s highest honors and is given to those Hoosiers who have rendered distinguished service to the state and contributed greatly to our Hoosier heritage.


“Dr. Goodwin is involved in many areas in the community,” Zent said. “He does everything and never asks for any accolades; when he starts talking, people listen. It is people like Goodwin who the Sagamore of the Wabash is envisioned for — the wise man of the tribe.”


Goodwin is a retried superintendent from the MSD School District of Steuben County, where he served for nine years. During his time as superintendent, Goodwin provided leadership for the expansion of MSD’s alternative school efforts, as well as the expansion of the vocational and technical education opportunities. Prior to his years as a superintendent, Goodwin was a middle school teacher and principal for 18 years.


Since his retirement, Goodwin has been involved in several community boards and committees. He has served on the YMCA of Steuben County Board of Directors, the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Humane Society of Steuben County Board of Directors, the Steuben County Community Foundation Board of Directors, Grants Committee and iMan Board of Directors and the Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He currently serves as the hospital’s board chair.


“Dave has been a wonderful member of our Board of Directors to work with,” Cameron CEO and President Connie McCahill said. “As a board member, he has led our organization through the planning, financing and construction and opening of a new facility. While he led our hospital through a monumental time, Dave was actively involved in the Steuben County community. He has selflessly served this community, and I believe this award perfectly describes the nature of Dave’s work.”



Rep. Zent (R-Angola) represents most of LaGrange and Steuben Counties.



Note to the press: State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange)(from left), former GOP Chairman Tony Culver, Dave Goodwin, Ed.D and State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) at the Sagamore of the Wabash event on Dec. 18.