Graduating senior from Round Lake Heights receives Hines Memorial Medal from Indiana State University

  • Samantha Desiron

    Samantha Desiron Courtesy of Indiana State University

Updated 12/2/2020 4:21 PM

Samantha Desiron, a psychology major from Round Lake Heights, Illinois, is among the fall 2020 recipients of Hines Memorial Medal from Indiana State University.

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. The medal is awarded for the spring and fall semesters.


Desiron plans to attend medical school after graduating. She said her time at State was a positive experience. "I enjoyed being exposed to many different viewpoints and further developing my knowledge and critical thinking abilities," Desiron said.

Desiron is among six Hines medal recipients this fall.

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