Selection as one of IUPUI’s Top 100 students is one of the most prestigious recognitions offered by the campus. The annual program, co-sponsored by the IU Alumni Association and Student Organization for Alumni Relations, recognizes the Top 100 undergraduate junior and senior students on the IUPUI campus. Students are nominated and then judged by a review committee comprised of faculty, staff, and alumni.
Honors are presented at the banquet hosted at the Indianapolis Marriott, Friday, March 31, 2017 to which students, parents, family members, faculty, staff and alumni are invited. PETM is proud of the school’s strong history of involvement.
PETM congratulates the 2017 selected students for IUPUI’s Top 100:
- Emilee Freeland, Exercise Science, senior
- Erin Ingram, Exercise Science, senior
- Brittani Grove, Exercise Science, senior
- Charly Wolford, Exercise Science, junior
Selection as a Top 100 student hinges upon much more than excelling in academics. The nominated students demonstrate involvement on-campus as well as in the community. IUPUI and PETM acknowledge involvement as a key to student success. Involvement can come in a variety forms: from athletics to service learning to engagement with the greater Indianapolis community. “IUPUI has given me endless opportunities to make an impact in the Indianapolis community and my hometown of Richmond,” says Ingram. “My involvement as a student athlete and working at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center has opened new opportunities and wonderful relationships with my peers, instructors, coaches, and individuals outside the classroom.”
Wolford makes her greatest impact as a leader on campus with IUPUI’s orientation leaders or OTEAM. “Through OTEAM, I have been given the opportunity to mentor incoming freshman to help them make their own impact on IUPUI and the community,” she says.
PETM strives to promote an environment that allows students to thrive. Providing support for students’ personal and professional development is a cornerstone of that mission. “The two people who have nominated me the past two years were PETM faculty members,” says Grove, who is named to the Top 100 for the second year in a row. “It’s nice to know that my hard work doesn’t go unnoticed among hundreds of PETM students.”
Ultimately, the four students recognized in this year’s Top 100 are exemplary examples of PETM values: hard work, giving back, and community engagement. As Freeland states, “being selected as a Top 100 student means to me that I made the most out of my college experience.”