The Indiana University Kelley School of Business accounting department honored Senior1Care Co-Founder Carl Bossung with a lifetime achievement award.
The award was presented during the school’s alumni and friends banquet Nov. 1. Bossung earned the award for his contributions to accounting and his leadership at work and in the community.
“Carl is the personification of the IU Kelley culture,” said Professor Joe Schroeder, chair of the graduate accounting programs, and PwC Faculty Fellow at the Kelley School of Business, in a press release. “His career reflects that strong Hoosier work ethic, considerable ingenuity and an entrepreneurial spirit that has led to a lifetime of achievements making his community better. He’s a true inspiration to us all!”
Bossung was a partner in charge of the South Bend office of Crowe and the first chairman of the firm’s board of directors during a 40-year career there. After retiring in 2008, he and his son, Kyle, founded Mishawaka-based Senior1Care, which is a home-care agency for seniors. It has offices in Elkhart, Fort Wayne and Carmel. It employs 500 people.
“If you were fortunate like I was to have a mentor and father like myself growing up, you would understand how proud I was to watch this man receive such a prestigious recognition,” said Kyle Bossung, on a LinkedIn post. “Goosebumps and a strange lump in my throat developed as the audience in attendance gave him a thunderous applause and a standing ovation.”
Carl Bossung also helped launch Legacy CNA Training in 2014. It offers educational programs for those who want to become certified nurse aides, qualified medication aides and personal care attendants. More than 5,000 people have been trained in the South Bend, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne areas.
He is on the board of the Medical Education Foundation, which offers advice to the IU School of Medicine at The University of Notre Dame.
Bossung earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. Joseph College and an MBA from Indiana University Bloomington.
Caption: Sonja Rego, KPMG professor and chair of the department of accounting at IU’s Kelley School of Business, presents Carl Bossung with the school’s Lifetime Achievement Award. (Provided by Senior1Care)