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ISU announces Fall 2022 Bradley Medalist

November 30, 2022

Indiana State University senior Bayan Samkari, an international student from Saudi Arabia, is the recipient of Indiana State University's Daniel J. Bradley Medal for Leadership, Scholarship, and Service this semester.

The Bradley 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 for achievements in leadership, scholarship, and service as an undergraduate. The awardee represents these three aspects and is highly involved with community service and leadership roles in the university and the community.

Samkari is graduating with a bachelor's degree in nursing with a minor in psychology. "In my nurse training at Indiana State University, I received exceptional guidance and opportunities in critical care nursing," Samkari said in a letter for the award selection. "With over 800 clinical hours in ICU, MedSurg, OB/Peds, Pharmacology, Operation Room, VNA, Assisted Living, and the ER, I was able to experience numerous patients with a wide ray of medical conditions and injuries that will transfer to skilled care as a graduating nurse."

During her time at ISU, Samkari served as the cultural outreach officer for the Saudi Students Association, "Senator of the Year" for the 58th administration of the Student Government Association, and executive assistant for the 59th administration. In addition, she served on different leadership positions such as president of the International Student Leadership Council, director of inclusive excellence of the Student Philanthropy Organization, and student assistant of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

She is also a recipient of the Coach Duane Klueh International Student Scholarship.