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Nine Science students honored with Plater Medallion

Release Date: 
Apr 18 2014

PlaterINDIANAPOLIS -- Nine graduating seniors from the IUPUI School of Science were among 34 recipients named this year to receive the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion in recognition of their commitment to the community.

The students are Aqsa Anwar, biology; Sujay Chandorkar, computer science; Brittany Collins, psychology; John  Fierst, biology; Sarah Flores, biology; Vinayak Gupta, biology; Emily Potts, biology; Kaylee Shirrell, psychology; and Leah Van Antwerp, psychology.

The group of 34 honorees will be recognized at the 10th annual IUPUI Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium on Wednesday, April 23.

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.