INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— The IUPUI Alumni Council named five Kelley School of Business students among IUPUI’s top 10 juniors and seniors during the 14th annual IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students dinner. Jim Plew, a senior majoring in finance and international studies was named IUPUI’s most outstanding male student.
“The lessons and new perspectives born out of my many college experiences were more than enough to justify the effort I put forth, but it is a distinct honor nevertheless to be recognized for them in such a way as this,” said Plew. “I am proud to be a Kelley student and I feel privileged to represent the school among my peers across this diverse campus."
The top 10 female students include:
- Daisy Pham is a Kelley senior majoring in accounting, finance and international studies with minors in economics and psychology. The vice president of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity and Kelley Direct Admit mentor is a native of Columbus, Ind. During her freshman year, Pham founded the Kelley Indianapolis Cares service learning organization, which completed 400 hours of community service in its first year. Pham interned with Ernst & Young during her sophomore and junior years and accepted an offer to start at the company full time after graduation.
The top 10 male students include:
- Jim Plew, an Indianapolis native, accepted a prestigious fellowship with Venture for America. Throughout his Kelley career, Plew has worked on a collaborative project with the IU School of Medicine, interned for a semester at Merrill Lynch and spent a summer studying abroad at the University of Oxford in England. In a blog post for Huffington Post, Plew says his initial goal was to become an investment banker; now he hopes to pursue a startup venture.
- Cole Johnson, a senior majoring in supply chain management and international studies and minoring in labor studies, is an active member and treasurer of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Johnson also serves as IUPUI’s Alternative Breaks co-coordinator, the Leadership-to-Go coordinator for the IUPUI Leadership Consultants and the co-chair of IUPUI’s student-led food pantry initiative. He is currently the Undergraduate Student Government Exec Team treasurer.
- Mitchell Gauger is a management and human resources major from Kokomo, Ind. Captain of the IUPUI diving team, the senior is also the 2013 Summit League Championship Diver of the Year, president of the Kelley Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter as well as senator and senior class delegate to Kelley’s Student Government. Gauger is considering graduate school, law school and job offers.
- Armaan Choudhary is a senior majoring in marketing and supply chain management. Originally from Chandigarh, India, Choudhary transferred to IUPUI and was recruited for the IUPUI Men’s Tennis team. He has enjoyed being an Academic All-Summit League honoree, a mentor at the Math Assistance Center as well as a Sam H. Jones scholar. After graduating from Kelley, Choudhary’s immediate career goal is to work with a sports franchise in the marketing and administration fields. Eventually, he plans to own his own business.
More than 1,000 IUPUI students applied to be named in the top 100, a record number for the campus. The Kelley School has the second highest number of students from any one school to be named in IUPUI’s top 20.