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41 Science Students Named in Top 100 for 2015

The School of Science announced today that 41 of its students will be recognized by the IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 10.

INDIANAPOLIS -- “We are very proud of these Top 100 honorees,” said Dean Simon Rhodes. “They have taken full advantage of the integrated academic, research, leadership and community engagement opportunities that are uniquely found in the School of Science and at IUPUI.”

With 41 students on this year’s list, the School matches it record year in 2014. Last year, 12 of those were named among the Top 20 students on campus.

This year’s Top 100 honorees will be recognized at the annual reception dinner on April 10. The Top 10 males, Top 10 females and Top Male and Female students will be named at that time.

The Alumni Council and SOAR sponsor the annual awards, which is in its 16th year. More than 2,100 nominations were received in 2015. A panel of alumni, faculty and staff select the top students based on nominations by faculty and staff. The students who were selected show strength in scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities and civic/community service.

The following School of Science students were named to the 2015 Top 100 list:

  • Stacey Abshire, mathematics, senior
  • Elizabeth Alexander, chemistry & Spanish, junior
  • Brandon Ball, psychology, senior
  • Corinne Blackburn, biology, senior
  • Brandi Blakley, psychology, senior
  • Gracelyn Bose, biology, junior
  • Devin Bready, chemistry (biochemistry option), senior
  • Fèlix Casiano-Rivera, biology, senior
  • Shelby Colglazier, chemistry, junior
  • Hardeep Dhillon, biology & neuroscience, senior
  • Joseph Dobbs, biology & sociology (medical concentration), junior
  • Timothy Emmel, chemistry (medicinal chemistry option) & biomedical engineering, senior
  • Kaitlyn Engle, neuroscience, junior
  • Sarah Fortney, chemistry, senior
  • Ana Frausto, psychology, senior
  • Erin Gilpatrick, biology, senior
  • Melissa Gronceski, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Alan Hancock, computer science, senior
  • Maria Harlan, biology, senior
  • Garret Hillsdon-Smith, chemistry, junior
  • Trung Hua, biology & neuroscience, senior
  • Sarah Islam, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Trevor Jenkins, chemistry, senior
  • Janine Kabir, biology, senior
  • Mary Klueh, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Victoria Maclain, psychology & criminal justice, senior
  • Kelsey Martin, psychology, senior
  • Qurat-ul-Ann Mirza, physics & mathematics, senior
  • Salamatu Momoh, chemistry, senior
  • Morgan Moran, psychology, junior
  • Shivani Parikshak, biology & psychology, senior
  • Anjali Prakash, biology, junior
  • Alicia Quash, psychology, senior
  • Greg Rothchild, biology, junior
  • Prabhjot Singh, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Anthony Taylor, biology, senior
  • Whitney Walker, interdisciplinary studies, junior
  • Kamilah Walters, neuroscience, junior
  • Bryce Wray-Nelson, biology, junior
  • Dana Yenko, forensic and investigative sciences & criminal justice, junior
  • Lauren Yoder, biology, junior 


The School of Science at IUPUI is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in the biological, physical, behavioral and mathematical sciences. The school is dedicated to being a leading resource for interdisciplinary research and science education in support of Indiana's effort to expand and diversify its economy.

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