Senior biology student named IUPUI's 2015 most outstanding female student

Release Date: 
Apr 13 2015

Eleven Science students named to the Top 20 

Blackburn - Top 100
Corinne Blackburn, shown with Chancellor Charles Bantz, was named Most Outstanding Female Student at the IUPUI Top 100 program.

INDIANAPOLIS – Corinne Blackburn, a School of Science senior, was named the most outstanding female student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for 2015. Science students represented more than half of this year’s Top 20. The selection of IUPUI outstanding students was announced at the Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 10.

Brandon Ball, Devin Bready, Fèlix Casiano-Rivera, Greg Rothchild and Anthony Taylor were honored in the Top 10 Male Students. Elizabeth Alexander, Corinne Blackburn, Sarah Fortney, Qurat-ul-Ann ‘Anna’ Mirza, Morgan Moran and Kamilah Walters were named to the Top 10 Female Students.

Selection of the 2015 most outstanding students began with faculty and staff nominating more than 2,100 students. From the top 100 female and male students, a panel of alumni, faculty and staff chose the top 10 female and male students. The IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) sponsor the event.

Students are selected in recognition of their scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities on campus, and civic and community service. To be considered outstanding, students had to meet several criteria, including being a degree-seeking junior or senior at IUPUI; completing a minimum of 56 credit hours applicable to her/his degree program; and achieving a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Top 100

The following School of Science students were named to the 2015 Top 100:

  • Stacey Abshire, mathematics, senior
  • Elizabeth Alexander, chemistry & Spanish, junior
  • Brandon Ball, psychology, senior
  • Corinne Blackburn, biology, senior
  • Brandi Blakley, psychology, senior
  • Gracelyn Bose, biology, junior
  • Devin Bready, chemistry (biochemistry option), senior
  • Fèlix Casiano-Rivera, biology, senior
  • Shelby Colglazier, chemistry, junior
  • Hardeep Dhillon, biology & neuroscience, senior
  • Joseph Dobbs, biology & sociology (medical concentration), junior
  • Timothy Emmel, chemistry (medicinal chemistry option) & biomedical engineering, senior
  • Kaitlyn Engle, neuroscience, junior
  • Sarah Fortney, chemistry, senior
  • Ana Frausto, psychology, senior
  • Erin Gilpatrick, biology, senior
  • Melissa Gronceski, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Alan Hancock, computer science, senior
  • Maria Harlan, biology, senior
  • Garret Hillsdon-Smith, chemistry, junior
  • Trung Hua, biology & neuroscience, senior
  • Sarah Islam, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Trevor Jenkins, chemistry, senior
  • Janine Kabir, biology, senior
  • Mary Klueh, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Victoria Maclain, psychology & criminal justice, senior
  • Kelsey Martin, psychology, senior
  • Qurat-ul-Ann Mirza, physics & mathematics, senior
  • Salamatu Momoh, chemistry, senior
  • Morgan Moran, psychology, junior
  • Shivani Parikshak, biology & psychology, senior
  • Anjali Prakash, biology, junior
  • Alicia Quash, psychology, senior
  • Greg Rothchild, biology, junior
  • Prabhjot Singh, biology & neuroscience, junior
  • Anthony Taylor, biology, senior
  • Whitney Walker, interdisciplinary studies, junior
  • Kamilah Walters, neuroscience, junior
  • Bryce Wray-Nelson, biology, junior
  • Dana Yenko, forensic and investigative sciences & criminal justice, junior
  • Lauren Yoder, biology, junior 

*Bolded names are Top 20

The School of Science at IUPUI is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in the biological, physical, behavioral and mathematical sciences. The school is dedicated to being a leading resource for interdisciplinary research and science education in support of Indiana's effort to expand and diversify its economy.