School of Science Students Shine at IUPUI: Most Outstanding Female, Seven in Top 20, 31 in Top 100

Release Date: 
Apr 14 2011

School of Science Majors Honored as 2011 IUPUI Top 20. Left to right: Eric Keller, Dillon Etter, Kathryn Delacruz, Rachel Rehlander, Dean Bart Ng, Nhila Jagadeesan, Jessica M. Rodenbeck, Adam Miller

On Friday April 8, 2011, 31 Science majors were among IUPUI’s 2011 "Top 100" Students honored for their academic success, extracurricular activities, and civic engagement.

Rachel Rehlander, senior biology major, was named as IUPUI’s Most Outstanding Female Student. Kathryn E. DelaCruz, Nhila Jagadeesan, and Jessica M. Rodenbeck were named as Top 10 Female Students. Dillon J. Etter, Eric Keller and Adam Miller were named as Top 10 Male Students. (Pictured above, left to right: Eric Keller, Dillon Etter, Kathryn DelaCruz, Rachel Rehlander, Dean Bart Ng, Nhila Jagadeesan, Jessica M. Rodenbeck, Adam Miller.)

The IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organizations for Alumni Relations (SOAR) sponsor the "Top 100" Student Recognition Awards. There were over 900 nominations this year, a record for the program.  A panel of alumni, faculty and staff select the top students based on nominations by faculty and staff. The students who were selected were very strong in all three major scoring categories: scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities, and  civic/community service. 

School of Science students honored as the 2011 IUPUI Top 100 are:

  • Nigam B. Arora (Indianapolis) │Senior, Interdisciplinary Science
  • Brett M. Barnes (Marion) │Senior, Biology
  • Kathryn Annie Baugh (North Vernon) │Junior, Mathematics Teaching
  • Jenna Baughman (LaPorte) │Junior, Biology and Religious Studies
  • Kylie R. Bontrager (Elkart) │Junior, Biology
  • M. Anthony Brown (Noblesville) │Junior, Biology
  • Megan S. Carrison (Goshen) │Junior, Chemistry and Forensic & Investigative Sciences
  • Kathryn E. DelaCruz* (Indianapolis) │Junior, Biology
  • Nicholas A. Estrada (Gas City) │Senior, Chemistry and Forensic & Investigative Sciences
  • Elizabeth A. Etienne (Newburgh) │Senior, Psychology
  • Dillon J. Etter* (Greenwood)│Junior, Biology and Spanish
  • Zoha Fasih (Greenfield) │Junior, Biology
  • Courtney Glos (Portage) │Junior, Chemistry
  • Jessica A. Hashu (Highland) │Junior, Biology
  • Nhila Jagadeesan* (Schererville) │Senior, Biology and Chemistry
  • Jordan M. Jenkins (Brazil) │Senior, Biology
  • Eric J. Keller* (Fort Wayne) │Junior, Biology and Chemistry
  • Jordan C. Maryfield (Bloomfield) │Senior, Biology
  • Adam R. Miller* (Goshen) │Senior, Biology
  • Abigail E. Mills (Indianapolis) │Senior, Chemistry and German
  • Sarah R. Mohlke (Valparaiso) │Junior, Psychology and Religious Studies
  • Daniel B. Murphy (Indianapolis) │Junior, Mathematics and Economics
  • Anthony F. Nastase (La Porte) │Junior, Biology
  • Osato Ogbeifun (Edo, Nigeria) │Junior, Biology
  • Rebecca A. Platt (Indianapolis) │Senior, Mathematics Teaching and Spanish
  • Rachel J. Rehlander **(La Porte) │Senior, Biology
  • Jessica M. Rodenbeck (Kendallville) │Junior, Biology
  • Matthew S. Rodgers (Newburgh) │Senior, Chemistry
  • Karlee M. Rush (New Palestine) │Junior, Psychology
  • Kelsey Schlegelmilch (Galveston) │Senior, Biology
  • Pich Seekaew (Thailand) │Junior, Biology

**Most Outstanding Female Student
*Top 10 Male & Female Students