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School of Science announces record number of Top 100 Students for 2016

The IUPUI School of Science is excited to announce that 46 of its students will recognized by the IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 8.

INDIANAPOLIS – "We congratulate all of the Top 100 honorees," said School of Science Dean Simon Rhodes. "At IUPUI and in the School of Science, our students combine academic excellence with a unique environment where they can also develop remarkable research, leadership and community engagement skills".

With 46 students on this year’s list, the School breaks its previous record of 41. Last year, 12 of the School’s students were placed in the Top 20 and Science student Corinne Blackburn was named the top female student. This year’s Top 100 honorees will be recognized at the annual reception dinner where the Top 10 males, Top 10 females and Top Male and Female students will be named.

The Alumni Council and SOAR sponsor the 17th annual awards. 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 2016 Top 100:

Name Hometown Major Year
Dana Alhaffar Fishers Neuroscience Junior
Macy Ballard Greensburg Psychology Junior
Zachary Bennett Aurora, Illinois Biology Senior
Adam Bogs Munster Chemistry and Spanish Junior
Joseph Bondi Whiting Biology Senior
Emma Brown Arcadia Chemistry Junior
Felix Casiano Manati Pre-Medicine Biology Senior
Mark Daiuto Greenwood Community Health and Biology Junior
Fatima Delgado Lima, Peru Biology and Neuroscience Junior
Timothy Emmel Vincennes Biomedical Engineering and Biochemistry Senior
Kaitlyn Engle Floyds Knobs Neuroscience Senior
Melissa Gronceski Valparaiso Biology and Neuroscience Senior
Alexandra Hochstetler Middlebury Biology Junior
Rebekah Hodge Indianapolis Neuroscience and Psychology Senior
Sarah Islam Greenwood Biology and Neuroscience Senior
David Kane New Albany Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics Junior
Faisal Khan New York Biology Senior
Mary Klueh Evansville Biology and Neuroscience Senior
Audrieanna Kramer Fishers Biology Senior
Sharifah Kyazike Kampala Biology Senior
Gabriela Mazur La Porte Biochemistry and Neuroscience Junior
Stephanie Michalski St. Louis, MO Neuroscience Senior
Casey Miller Fort Wayne Biology Junior
Kelly Moors Evansville Neuroscience and French Junior
Morgan Moran Indianapolis Psychology Senior
Ryan O'Shaughnessy Fort Wayne Biology Junior
Ayodamola Otun Nigeria Biology Junior
Elena Peters Fishers Psychology Junior
Luis Ramos Cidra, PR Biology Junior
Zachary Reynolds Sheridan Computer Science Senior
Greg Rothchild Griffith Biology Senior
Steven Scally Wheatfield Psychology Senior
Melanie Scheive Schererville Neuroscience Junior
Casey Sieferman Avon Biology and Neuroscience Junior
Amna Sohail Lawrence Chemistry Junior
Oliver Strobel Fishers Biochemistry Junior
Ali Tahir Zionsville Biology Senior
Samantha Thomas Richmond Biology, Pre-Dentistry Senior
Khoa Trinh Saigon, Vietnam/ Muncie Biology Junior
Whitney Walker Fort Wayne Interdisciplinary Studies Senior
Kamilah Walters Mount Vernon Neuroscience Senior
Amanda Waninger Ferdinand Psychology Senior
Phillip Witcher Fishers Chemistry and Biochemistry Junior
Bryce Wray-Nelson Indianapolis Biology Senior
Dana Yenko Bremerton, WA Forensic & Investigative Science Senior
Lauren Yoder Goshen Biology Senior


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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