Purdue School of Science at IUPUI
Numbers are a big part of life for Emily Puntenney. The senior in the Purdue School of Science uses them daily in her pursuit of a BS degree in mathematics, a big step toward her career goal to become an actuary. Emily even uses them for fun, whether it's applying the principles of logic in games like Sudoku to using them with her husband in building their fantasy football team.
As a Sam H. Jones Community Service scholarship recipient, Emily is a familiar face in IUPUI's numerous volunteer projects. She's been a volunteer worker at IUPUI's Office of Community Service and for Girls Incorporated of Indianapolis, in both cases using her knowledge of math and finance to create budgets, seek grants and control expenses.
Emily has ranked among IUPUI's top academic achievers throughout her career. She was among the university's "Top 10 Women Students" in 2005, is the recipient of the Anna K. Suter Scholarship, is an Honors Program Scholar, a Science Scholar and a regular on the dean's list.