Student highlights

“You are the students who look at their scope of work and demand its commitment to something greater than themselves”

By Sawyer Knuteson, 2017 SPEA Commencement Student Speaker Neither greatness nor failure is made in a day; both will take a lifetime to achieve. This is something that I have said to myself throughout my college career. It has encouraged me in times of tribulation, and humbled me when my arrogance bested me. However, these… 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 »