Hines Memorial Medalists

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The Scott College of Business was exceptionally well represented in this year’s Hines Memorial Medal awards this year. Congratulations to all the outstanding seniors, especially Anna Behrens (OSCM), Luke Fleck (Accounting), Natalie Lawson (Accounting), Taylor Morris (Accounting), and Taylor Yates (OSCM). Anna Behrens and Taylor Yates received their medals during the Spring Commencement.

The Hines Memorial Medal is awarded to students who entered Indiana State as first-time college freshmen and are completing their bachelor's degrees with the highest cumulative grade point average. It is named after Linnaeus Hines, the university's fourth president, from 1921-1933, and served two terms as Indiana superintendent of public instruction, and is awarded for the spring and fall semesters.

College 2020 Hines Memorial medalists

Anna Behrens (OSCM), Luke Fleck (Accounting), Natalie Lawson (Accounting), Taylor Morris (Accounting), and Taylor Yates (OSCM)

Anna Behrens, an operations and supply chain management major from St. Joseph, Illinois, is looking forward to becoming an account analyst for a company in Carmel, Indiana. She hopes to start her own business one day. “My time at ISU went by so quickly,” Behrens said. “It was an extremely fun and rewarding experience where I was able to meet so many wonderful people. I am grateful for the opportunities and skills I have obtained through the Honors College and the OSCM program.”

Luke Fleck, an accounting major from Jasper, Indiana, will be starting a full-time position at Dauby, O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC, a public accounting firm at Carmel, Indiana. Fleck described his time at ISU as "a rollercoaster." He said, "There were times that things were great and nothing could go wrong, but there were also times that really challenged me as a person. All of the challenges helped me grow and become the person I am today, so I have no regrets of my time at ISU."

Natalie Lawson, an accounting major from St. Louis, Missouri, plans to become a corps member for Teach for America before attending law school and obtaining a CPA. Lawson says her time at State was, "a short but memorable 3.5 years. Indiana State allowed me to grow as a professional and develop lifelong friendships," she said.

Taylor Morris, an accounting major from Indianapolis, Indiana, plans to work as an audit staff member for Dauby, O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC in Carmel, Indiana after graduation. She is excited to start working toward becoming a CPA. "I found some of the best friends I could have ever asked for and now have some of the greatest memories of my experiences here with them. From my trip to London, to my growth in the Networks Program, to my job in the Math Lab, my time here has shaped me into the person I am today. Coming to Indiana State was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself and I couldn't be happier that I did."

Taylor Yates, operations and supply chain management major and legal studies minor from Ashkum, Illinois, is moving to Albany, New York, to attend law school. Yates hopes to become a corporate lawyer at a private law firm. “From studying abroad in Greece to being an ASE [academic success educator] in Pickerl Hall to meeting my best friend, my time here has been the best years of my life,” she said. “I am thankful for all of the opportunities that I have been given at State and the professors and staff that I have had the honor of meeting along the way. Even in New York, I will never forget Indiana State.”