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 Bec Stein 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.
Bec will be graduating with a Bachelor Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Bec served in various leadership roles in the Residence Hall Association during her four years at IU, which allowed her to become President of the Residence Hall Association. Bec also served as president of the National Residence Hall Honorary for two years, getting recognized three times for providing outstanding student leadership and embodying the values of service.
Bec could not be more grateful for those who helped shape her experiences and her personal growth over the past four years at Indiana University. When asked to express this gratitude she said:
Thank you to all the amazing people I’ve had the opportunity to work with and become friends with during my time involved at IU. The support and guidance I have gotten throughout the past four years have shaped me into the person I am today and I couldn’t be more grateful.”