Samantha Lakin, a Purdue University Calumet graduate student and visual arts teacher at Carrie Gosch Elementary in East Chicago, has received the university’s Scholarship of Excellence and Professionalism Award.
The award is for outstanding, committed professional achievement and community service based on a request she submitted for school supplies to better serve her students. She received a monetary award and two boxes of school supplies.
Lakin of Porter is enrolled in the mental health counseling program. She also is a member of Purdue Calumet’s Psi Upsilon chapter of Chi Sigma Iota professional honors society for counselors.