Successor to Herman B Wells, Elvis Jacob Stahr Jr. was inaugurated as president of Indiana University on November 19, 1962. Dr. Stahr arrived at IU with an already extensive resume, having been a Rhodes Scholar, a practicing attorney, provost of the University of Kentucky and University of Pittsburgh, president of the West Virginia University, and Secretary of the Army under John F. Kennedy. These prestigious awards were established in his namesake to honor five IU seniors that have excelled academically while serving as active campus and community leaders.
For 2021, we would like to honor Allison with the Elvis J. Stahr Award to honor her achievements and service to the IU community.
Allison’s Academic Achievements
Allison is graduating from the Kelley School of Business with majors in Finance, Accounting and Real Estate. As a Hutton Honors College scholar and a National Merit Scholar, Allison’s accomplishments at IU focus on her ability to achieve high success both in the classroom and as a student athlete. She received the IU Athletics’ Tichenor Award which is given to the senior athlete with the highest cumulative GPA. She is currently interning as a research analyst for Navigate, an entertainment and sports marketing research company where she supports data-first sports consulting projects ranging from NBA sponsorship valuation to Premier League partnership prospecting. Allison and her case competition groups won second place in the Stan Hunt Real Estate Case Competition, third place in the 2017 ArcelorMittal Diversity Case Competition, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Macy’s Student Marketing Case Competition and a finalist in the 2017 Computer in Business Case Competition in partnership with Deloitte.
Allison’s Campus and Community Involvement
Allison is the captain and starting defender of the IU women’s soccer team and served for three years as the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. In this role, she advocated for the collective voice of IU student-athletes within the Big Ten Conference and NCAA. She also created two annual events and served as the student-athlete representative on the Athletic Director Search Committee. She also served as a member of the Board of Aeons and founder of the student organization Everybody Plays, which creates opportunities for athletes with disabilities to experience sports and physical wellness. This group has planned ten events, hosting over 150 participants with a wide range of abilities.
When asked who she would like to thank for their support during his journey at IU, she said:
“To my family and my friends: I am a reflection of the love, support, and positive influence you all have generously and selflessly given me every single day of my life. To IU and all Hoosiers, thank you for providing a place and a platform to become a better person, friend, family member, and citizen. I am so grateful for my time as a Hoosier.”