Dr. Thomas Moore received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana State University during an October banquet at the university. Moore rode in the homecoming parade the following day. He was one of five alumni to receive the Distinguish Alumni honor from the university in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Awards are presented annually to honor living alumni who have been outstanding in their professional achievements, or have made significant contributions benefiting their community, state or country. Officials praised how Dr. Moore “has combined his talents as a musician and early childhood education scholar to become an effective leader in the field of early childhood education.”