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Four Science Students Honored With Plater Medallion

Release Date: 
Apr 23 2013

PlaterFour graduating seniors from the School of Science at IUPUI were among 33 recipients named this year to receive the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion in recognition of their commitment to the community.

The students include Lindsay Lazo, biology; Eric Keller, chemistry; Jennifer Romine, biology; and Kristyn Seibert, biology.

The group of 33 honorees were honored this week at the 9th annual IUPUI Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium.

In alignment with IUPUI's mission, the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion was established to recognize students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities during their years as an IUPUI student. The medallion is named in honor of IUPUI's former Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties from 1988 to 2006, Dr. William Plater, a strong advocate of civic engagement during his career.

Students who are awarded the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion will have exhibited personal development, intellectual growth, and positive community impact as a result of their civic engagement experiences. Recipients are expected to have engaged in a variety of activities demonstrating depth and diversity of commitment in serving their communities, while making a significant investment to at least one community experience over time.