Two Liberal Arts graduates honored with prestigious William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Congratulations to Oriana Fuenmayor and Michael Fletcher, two IU School of Liberal Arts graduates who were honored this spring with the prestigious William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion.

Oriana Fuenmayor, an Indiana University School of Liberal Arts graduate from Maracaibo, Venezuela, is dedicated to addressing community needs and promoting social justice. For a semester, she worked as a Writing Consultant at the University Writing Center, where she was part of the Language and Cultural Diversity Committee. Additionally, she has served the community by volunteering as a medical interpreter for Trinity Free Clinic, and interning with two nonprofit organizations: Domestic Violence Network and Women4Change. Fuenmayor graduated with degrees in Global & International Studies and Political Science.

Michael Fletcher, a Purdue School of Science and Indiana University School of Liberal Arts graduate from Greenwood, Indiana, is dedicated to acknowledging, edifying, and combating inequalities in healthcare related to access, education, and stigma. Through his experiences as a PCA on a cardiac ICU at Methodist, his work within VIDA Health Partnerships as the VP of Service Learning, and medical humanities education, he is ready to incorporate this foundation as he strives to increase access. Fletcher graduated with degrees in Biology and Medical Humanities & Health Studies.

The William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion, named in honor of the former IUPUI (now IU Indianapolis) Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties (1988 to 2006), was established in 2006 to honor graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.

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