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INDIANAPOLIS – Arika Kemp received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in math in May from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
She ended her undergraduate career with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.963 and graduated with highest distinction, which is recognized to be, at minimum, the top 3 percent of those graduating with Purdue engineering and technology degrees. She remained on the dean’s list with the highest honors all four years of her undergraduate career.
Kemp was recognized April 12 for scholastic achievement, her collegiate and co-curricular activities and civic engagement and community service. She was also selected as one of the Top 100 Students campus wide at IUPUI by the IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations.
Kemp will pursue her master’s degree in biomedical engineering beginning in the fall at IUPUI, focusing on cardiac tissue engineering.
Kemp has also accepted the Research assistant scholarship for 2013-14 with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at IUPUI.
This scholarship provides financial support for one year and covers graduate tuition, program-related fees, student health insurance and an annual stipend of $18,000 paid over a year. This assistantship is renewable for a second year of studying.
Kemp is a 2009 graduate of Perry Central High School. She is the daughter of Dennis and Tammy Kemp of St. Croix. She is the granddaughter of Pauletta McCallister of Tell City, Kenny McCallister of St. Croix, Wanda Kemp of St. Croix and the late William “Art” Kemp.