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William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion recipients announced



 INDIANAPOLIS — The IUPUI Center for Service and Learning has announced 34 recipients of the 2014 William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion.

 The medallion is designed to honor graduating Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis students who have shown an exemplary commitment to the community and who have developed an ethic of civic mindedness. For the first time, the process was open to students who are graduating with doctorate or professional degrees.

 Recipients are expected to have engaged in a variety of activities demonstrating depth and diversity of commitment in serving their communities, while making a significant investment to at least one community experience over time.

This engagement includes activities such as volunteer or pro-bono service at a nonprofit agency, participation in service-learning courses, voluntary service abroad or involvement with a faculty member on a community-based research project.

 A complete list of the 2014 Plater Civic Engagement Medallion recipients is available online.

Established in 2006, the medallion is named in honor of IUPUI’s former executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties from 1988 to 2006, William Plater, a strong advocate of civic engagement during his career.