The Chancellor's Scholar recognizes students with the highest cumulative grade point average during their academic careers. Congratulations Gregory and Paula!
2022 Sherry Queener Graduate Student Excellence Award
School of Liberal Arts, Public History (Master’s)
"I have taught in IUPUI’s history department since 2014 and have chaired ten MA thesis committees and participated on a few more. Ellie Lawson is among the best students I have seen go through the program and I expect her thesis to be among the top theses that I have read. She has all the elements of an outstanding graduate student: she has taken her training seriously, she is smart and curious, and she is a hard worker who plans and executes complicated projects." – One of Ellie’s nominators
School of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD)
"The common thread to Vik's scientific achievements and engagement with others is her unselfish approach to devoting her time to the greater good. As such, we would characterize Vik as a servant leader. She seeks to improve a situation as others experience it, and she dedicates the time to understanding each person's experience as it applies to the group. Her leadership approach is demonstrated in the scientific community, and apparent in her future goals statement. Vik has a clear plan for life.” – One of Vik’s nominators
2022 Chancellor's Scholar
Ph.D. in Neuroscience
“I immediately saw that Greg was special, that he had significant potential to not just be a good scientist, but an exceptional one, so I gave Greg more and more responsibility commensurate to the capabilities he demonstrated. In the end, Greg managed a team of 3 technicians almost by himself…Through studying the literature and reaching out to experts, he brought at least 15 different new techniques to the laboratory and established collaborations with 3 new researchers across IUSM” – One of Gregory’s nominators
Paula Angarita Rivera
Master’s in Mechanical and Energy Engineering
“Paula demonstrates all the qualities IUPUI is seeking in an outstanding student and researcher, including excellence beyond the classroom, a strong commitment to community service, leadership in campus organizations, and a strong academic record…From her first semester as a graduate student, Paula immediately showed her drive, achieving the highest GPA (4.0).” – One of Paula’s nominators
2022 Chancellor Scholar Award Honorable Mentions
Top row - L-R: Waleed Alrebdi, Roxanna Ayers, Danny Carroll
Bottom row - L-R: Connie Cole, Wenzhe Jiao
Not pictured: Conner Valuch, Heather Taylor
2022 Elite 50
Congratulations to all the Elite 50 award winners!
Each year, IUPUI honors 50 graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom—in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. These IUPUI Elite 50 represent the best of the best among IUPUI’s graduate and professional students and capture everything that makes IUPUI exceptional.
2022 William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion award recipients
The William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion honors graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.
Read about these honorees on the Center for Teaching and Learning's Plater Medallion 2022 recipient webpage.
Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
School of Health & Human Sciences
School of Medicine
2021 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award
Ivette Muzquiz (School of Engineering) and Jill Weiss Simins (School of Liberal Arts) were awarded with the 2021 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, an institutional competition which entails rigorous review by a panel of faculty. Both were also nominated to the Midwest Association of Graduate School’s for the regional Distinguished Master’s Thesis Competition, which will occur in spring 2022.Read more about Ivette and Jill
Other Outstanding Student Awards
IUPUI 2022 Women’s History Month Award
Kennedy was honored with the IUPUI 2022 Women’s History Month Award in the graduate student category. This prestigious award is given to those who have demonstrated significant leadership, achievement, advocacy, or service at the campus, community, national and/or international level in support of gender equity, women’s empowerment, women’s history, or cultures of inclusion.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Award
Lindsey was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.