Kate Hevner Mueller served Indiana University from 1937 to 1969 as Dean of Women, Senior Counselor for Women, and Professor of Education. Dr. Mueller was a national pioneer for women professionals and developed the Master’s Program in College Student Personnel (Higher Education and Student Affairs) at Indiana University in the early 1950s. The Kate Hevner Mueller Senior Awards were established in 2013 to honor IU seniors who have proven leadership on campus both inside and outside of the classroom and who have improved the IU community by their presence.
This year, Indiana University has selected 28 outstanding recipients for the Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Award. In this article, we congratulate Adanma Amzat for her ability to represent Dr. Mueller’s essential goals of the university: to promote intellect, develop personality, and inspire citizenship and leadership to all students.
Adanma is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Law and Public Policy with minors in Public Finance and Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Adanma’s campus involvement includes serving as a peer mentor with the O’Neill Mentor Collective, where she helped first year and transfer students navigate challenges and recognize opportunities that come with being an Indiana University student. As a peer educator with the Policy, Service and Advocacy (PSA) career community, Adanma created material for the PSA Weekly Newsletter and workshop content, including a series on her experience as a black female to increase awareness on global internships for minorities. She also served on the PACE Student Leadership Council, where she assisted in planning the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration, served as a legislative intern at the Indiana State House, and as part of the executive team for the Women in Government club. In addition, she helped campaign for safer pedestrian crossings on-campus.
When asked to express her gratitude as a recipient of the Mueller Award, Adanma said:
I am greatly honored to be among the Class of 2021’s Kate Hevner Mueller Award recipients. I am especially grateful to my mother and support system for fostering in me a commitment to service and academic excellence. Congratulations to my fellow award recipients and thank you to the selection committee for this recognition.”