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IUPUI names Mechanical Engineering student as outstanding male student for 2015

April 14, 2015

Joseph Spaulding with Chancellor Charles Bantz

Joseph Spaulding with Chancellor Charles Bantz

Joseph Spaulding, a School of Engineering and Technology senior, was named the most outstanding male student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for 2015.

His selection as IUPUI outstanding male student was announced at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 10. Keynote speaker J. Douglas Boles, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, encouraged students to follow their dreams.

“The opportunity I had while at IUPUI and the IU McKinney School of Law laid the foundation which has led me to be who I am today,” he said.

More than 2,100 students were nominated. From the top 100 students, the top 10 female and male students were chosen by a panel of alumni, faculty and staff. From this select group, the most outstanding female and male students were selected.

The IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations sponsor the event.

Students are selected in recognition of their scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities on campus, and civic and community service.

To be named a top student, students had to meet several criteria, including being a degree-seeking junior or senior at IUPUI; completing a minimum of 56 credit hours applicable to her/his degree program; and achieving a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

The top Engineering and Technology students for 2015 are:

Jessenia Barron-Cohen, junior, Indianapolis, Ind.

Rachael Bridegroom, senior, Wabash, Ind.

Megan Bryant, senior, Bluffton, Ind.

Caleb Comoglio, senior, Logansport, Ind.

*Nhan Do, senior, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Wiaam Elkhatib, junior, Indianapolis, Ind.

Timothy Emmel, senior, Vincennes, Ind.

Jasmine Herbert, junior, Fairfield, Oh.

Aaron Kreutzjans, senior, North Vernon, Ind.

Renzo LaRosa, junior, Avon, Ind.

*Christian Lee, senior, Indianapolis, Ind.

Ellen Maue, junior, Trenton, Ill.

Grace Perkowitz, junior, Wheaton, Ill.

Kelsey Reker, junior, Evansville, Ind.

*Joseph Spaulding, senior, Westfield, Ind.

Javed Syed, senior, Jeffersonville, Ind.

Katie Wight, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Dile Wilson, senior, Mount Vernon, Ind.

Steven Zusack, senior, Indianapolis, Ind.

*Denotes top 10