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Acklin to receive Hines Memorial Medal

Terre Haute, IN -- Last week, St. Joseph-Ogden alumnus Sarah Acklin (Class of 2018) was selected to receive the Indiana State University's Hines Memorial Medal. She and three other graduating seniors will be recognized on May 7 at the school's 2022 commencement ceremony.

"I am honored to have been awarded the Hines Memorial Medal!" Acklin wrote in a post on LinkedIn. "I've worked hard to maintain my GPA throughout my collegiate career, and the hard work has paid off."

The medal is awarded to students completing their bachelor's degrees with the highest cumulative grade point average. The award is named after Linnaeus Hines, the ISU's fourth president who led the campus from 1921-1933. He also served two terms as Indiana superintendent of public instruction.

"Indiana State offers so many different opportunities to get involved and develop yourself if you seek them out," Acklin said in a statement released by the university. "Especially all the experiential learning opportunities offered by the Scott College of Business.

The Ogden native, who played volleyball and basketball for SJO in high school, plans to work as a Transfer Pricing Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC is the second-largest professional services network worldwide and is known as one of the Big Four accounting firms. She will be working with large international suppliers making sure each firm pays its fair amount of tax revenue to each country they transport or sell goods.

"International business has always been an area that interests me, so I am looking forward to beginning my career in such a fascinating field," she said.