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2023 Daniel J. Bradley Medal winner announced

April 26, 2023

Senior Elisabeth Kerby, a President’s Scholar and Hines Memorial Medal winner from Paoli, Indiana, will receive Indiana State University’s Daniel J. Bradley Medal for Leadership, Scholarship, and Service this semester.

Named after ISU’s 11th president, the prestigious Bradley Medal is awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and for achievements in leadership, scholarship and service to the community. The awardee represents these three aspects and is highly involved with community service and leadership roles in the university and the community.

“We are proud to see students like Elisabeth be involved both on campus and in our community. Community engagement is a critical piece of an Indiana State University education, and the Bradley Medal embodies what it means to be an active and engaged Sycamore.  Elisabeth is certainly deserving of this honor, and we extend our sincere congratulations to her on the occasion of this important recognition,” ISU President Deborah Curtis said.

Kerby will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders in May. At ISU, she was the president of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, a National Student Speech Language Hearing Association member, a chapter ministry leader with Greek Intervarsity, a desk attendant for the Center for Community Engagement, and a career peer adviser at ISU’s Career Center. She volunteered at the Vigo County Public Library and was a celebrity walker with Fuqua Elementary School.

“To me, this recognition goes to show all of my hard work and my stressful late nights of trying to balance all of my responsibilities are paying off and that I’m making an impact on people. I always say people won’t remember what you say, but they’ll remember how you make them feel. [The Bradley Medal] is a reassurance to show I am impacting people’s lives, and it’s cool to see that being recognized,” Kerby said.

After graduation, Kerby will return to ISU to get her master’s degree in speech-language pathology.