Local students earn academic awards from IUPUC

More than 40 top students in a wide range of disciplines are receiving recognition for their scholarly accomplishments during the 2021-22 academic year as part of the annual Vice Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus.

Also honored are the 17 students who received Student Research Grant awards during the 12th year of the Office of Student Research operations. This program promotes intellectual inquiry and innovation in an attempt to enrich the educational experiences of students.

Students with Jackson County ties receiving academic awards are:

Division of Business

Outstanding Student in Supply Chain Management: Simone Petit-Homme of Seymour

Centra Credit Union Outstanding Student in Finance: Brayden Trinkle of Seymour

Business Scholar Awards

Demi Oakes of Seymour

Lauren Pauley of Brownstown

General Studies Degree Program

Outstanding Graduate Award: Andy Helwig of Seymour

Division of Education

Distinguished Service to Education: Brooke Knight of Seymour

Distinguished Teaching and Learning Performance in Equity Education: Jenna King of Seymour

Division of Health Sciences

Columbus Regional Health Outstanding Student in Nursing: Hannah Ezernack of Brownstown

Vicki Johnson-Poynter Nurse Leadership Award: Maria Viveros Castelan of Seymour

Division of Liberal Arts

Best English Essay: Emerson Fowler of Seymour

Division of Science

Office of Student Research 2021-22 Student Research Grant award winners: Christian Litsey of Seymour, Andrew McGinnis of Brownstown, Ethan Montgomery of Freetown and Lauren Pauley of Brownstown