Nineteen Hutton Honors College students recognized for leadership and service
The Hutton Honors College is delighted to recognize the nineteen undergraduate students who have received Senior Recognition Awards from Indiana University. These awards honor students for their leadership and service to this campus and are extremely selective. Three of the awardees also earned the Hutton Honors Notation, signifying outstanding performance in a broad range of courses. We at the Hutton Honors College are immensely proud of our students and their achievements.
Leilanu Jackson, a December 2022 graduate, has received the Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award for her academic excellence and leadership within the IU community. Leilanu graduated with a major in environmental management and is currently pursuing her MPA at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Madison Butler is graduating with a B.A. in Middle Eastern languages and cultures and a B.A. in international law and institutions through the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Madison serves as the director of Title IX and Sexual Violence Prevention for IU Student Government. She is the recipient of the Susan Butler Award, given to a graduating senior woman for outstanding scholarship and character.
Neuroscience and biology major Muskaan Ramchandani received the Clara Javan Goodbody Award for use in pursuing graduate study. Muskaan has been a member of the Hutton Honors Council Association for the past four years and will be entering medical school in the fall.
Two Hutton Honors College students have received the Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Awards, awarded for academic excellence and leadership. Kaitlin Scott is graduating with degrees in Middle Eastern languages and culture and international law and institutions, both from the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Among her many achievements, Kaitlin has earned the Hutton Honors Notation and has received an award for her roles in the Congressional and Executive Branches of IU Student Government. Christina Yang, currently president of the Board of Aeons and intern to President Pamela Whitten, completed her honors thesis about selective state surveillance of Asian-American women and their reproductive decisions. She graduates with majors in History and in Management and Human Organization (LAMP) from the College of Arts and Sciences and will spend next year teaching mathematics in Texas through Teach for America.
In 2023, fourteen Hutton Honors College students were selected for the Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Awards. Established in 2013, this award honors IU seniors whose presence has improved the IU community through their leadership and involvement in campus life.
Siddharth Das is graduating with a major in environmental sciences from the College of Arts and Sciences. An advocate for environmental justice, Siddharth served as president of Students for a New Green World, pushing IU toward the development of a climate action plan.
Hutton Honors Notation recipient Andrea Garcia Estrada graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in psychology. Heavily involved in the Hutton Honors College community, she has served in various HHC student organizations, including the Hutton Honors Council Association and the Honors First-Generation Leaders Association.
Neuroscience major Sarah Greenwell has published four academic papers, contributed to research in the Brain Networks and Behavior Lab, and volunteered with Beacon, Inc. to support people experiencing homelessness.
Maura Heneghan, an accounting major from the Kelley School of Business, served as the president of the Alternative Break Program, a service-learning organization within the Kelley Institute of Social Impact. The program hosted nine week-long volunteering trips with IU students this year.
Ting Yan (Daniel) Kang is graduating with a major in finance. Daniel served in various leadership roles, including the Little 500 Riders Council, 1Kelley Consulting, and the Center for Academic Success at the Kelley school of Business.
O’Neill graduate Katelyn King has advocated for the IUB LGBTQ+ community as the director of advocacy for the Queer Student Union, as well as leading social justice education programs at the LGBTQ+ culture center.
Another Hutton Honors Notation recipient, Taylor Longhitano, has also graduated from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Among her many leadership roles, Taylor served on the Hutton Honors Council at Union Street Center. She is working toward a master’s degree in public affairs.
Mout-Maine Moustapha is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with majors in biology and Spanish. He has participated in a variety of groups, including the National Panhellenic Council and the Black Student Union.
Rithwik Nichenametla, a finance major in the Kelley School of Business, served as the Vice President of Beta Chi Theta and treasurer for IU Student Government, among other leadership roles.
Human biology major Britney Nilli has mentored first year students in a variety of degree paths, empowering women in STEM fields. She also served as co-president of the Minority Association of Premedical Students.
During her time serving on the Hutton Honors College Dean’s Advisory Board, Stephanie Perez worked to create the Hudson, Holland, and Hutton Scholars (3HS) organization to help students find community and increase participation. She is graduating from the Kelley School of Business with a major in supply chain management and sustainable business.
Kyle Seibert, IU Bloomington’s current student body president, is graduating from the O’Neill School, where he majored in policy analysis. Kyle participated in the Civic Leaders Center and was a resident assistant in the Walnut Grove residence center.
Arianna Smith, the director of programming for the Hutton Honors Council Association, is graduating from the School of Public Health with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Arianna has contributed to the wellbeing of our campus as the founder of the Mask Project, an organization that helped make and distribute masks for COVID-19 prevention alongside the Bloomington mask drive.
Last but certainly not least, Manoor Qureshi is graduating with degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, majoring in international law and institutions, philosophy, and Spanish. Manoor is an executive board member of the Muslim Student Association and a Cox Engagement Scholar.