Five School of Liberal Arts graduate students receive IUPUI's Elite 50 honors

INDIANAPOLIS—IUPUI has named five IU School of Liberal Arts students as 2023 Elite 50. This honor is presented annually to 50 graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. These IUPUI Elite 50 represent the best of the best among IUPUI’s graduate and professional students and capture everything that makes IUPUI exceptional.

“I was thrilled to see five of our outstanding Liberal Arts graduate students represented in the 2023 IUPUI Elite 50. Their excellence in scholarship, community service, creativity, and leadership are among the finest of their peers,” said Tami Eitle, dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts. “On behalf of the faculty and staff of the school, we are all proud to extend our heartfelt congratulations on this achievement.”

This year’s IUPUI Elite 50 was acknowledged in the Campus Center during a reception last week. Among the Elite 50, the top 10 students were honored as the Premier 10 at that event, and an overall winner received the Charles R. Bantz Award for Excellence.

Congratulations to the following School of Liberal Arts honorees:

  • Madeline Griem, Museum Studies M.A.
  • Elise Daugherty, Museum Studies M.A.
  • Sarah Lounsbury, Sports Journalism M.A.
  • Apurva Bendre, Economics Ph.D.
  • Meghan Meadows, Applied Anthropology MA & Social and Behavioral Science M.P.H.