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Nicole Nunez receives Daniel J. Bradley Medal

December 6, 2021

Nicole Nunez of Bolingbrook, Illinois is the Fall 2021 recipient of Indiana State University's Daniel J. Bradley Medal for Scholarship, Service, and Leadership. She is graduating from Indiana State this fall with a major in Elementary Education and minors in Creative Writing, Reading, and Psychology.

The medal, one of the highest honors given at Indiana State, is presented to a graduating student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and achievement in leadership, scholarship, and service as an undergraduate.

Nunez is the founding member of Indiana State's chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Club, a co-ed sorority for elementary education. She was features editor and writer for the Indiana Statesman for three years and a member of Sycamore Bands and Kappa Kappa Psi, a co-ed band fraternity. She is a Sycamore Teacher Leader Scholar and will be graduating with Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors.

"Service has been an integral aspect of my college experience, connecting me to people from across the country and the world," Nunez said. "From this, I have gained much knowledge on how to be more inclusive, friendly, and confident.

"Indiana State University has brought me closer to my passions, people, and opportunities. I am pleased to say that I have not only received a well-rounded education but have made memories that will last a lifetime."

She plans to attend graduate school for an MFA in creative writing. "This is to not only make me a stronger writer, but a stronger teacher as I enter the classroom in my future career," she said. "Students who can share their ideas are the ones that will change the world, and I want to be a positive and supportive role model for those students."

Nunez is a graduate of Bolingbrook High School's class of 2018.