Michael is the Director of Marketing and Communications at SPEA Indianapolis.

Entries by Michael L. Jackson

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush to SPEA grads: “You’re making your communities better places”

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush served as the keynote speaker for SPEA’s annual graduation dinner, held Friday night at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis. Rush, who was appointed to the state’s highest court in 2012, shared the story of her journey from humble beginnings in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to her rise to… Read more »

Q&A with Elite 50 winner Rahael Mathew, MSCJPS’17

As a child growing up in India, Rahael Mathew described herself as “a sensible young lady with a hidden interest in the criminal mind.” Mathew has been delving deep into that interest the past two years as a student in SPEA’s Master of Criminal Justice and Public Safety program. After receiving her undergraduate degree in… Read more »

2017 Plater Medallion winner: Taylor Rhodes

Taylor Rhodes MPA’17, Nonprofit Management You won the Plater Medallion as an undergraduate in 2012. What was your reaction to being nominated and ultimately getting the news that you had won the Plater Medallion for a second time as a graduate student? I am honored and feel extremely blessed to have been nominated. I feel… Read more »

A rare double for Jessica Davis: IUPUI Elite 50, Plater Medallion

Jessica Marie Davis MPA’17, Policy Analysis When Jessica Davis takes her seat at IUPUI’s May 14 commencement ceremony in Lucas Oil Stadium, she’ll be a part of an exclusive group. Just seven members of the 2017 graduating class were honored this spring as members of the university’s Elite 50 and also awarded the William M. Plater Civic Engagement… Read more »