Connie and Bruce McLaren met while they were in college and have enjoyed working together and collaborating for nearly 40 years as colleagues at Indiana State.
Newly appointed vice president for university engagement says she has spent her lifetime answering a call to serve her community and is inspired by the need for social justice.
Yes, say members of AOPi who returned to Indiana State this summer to reconnect and reflect on their friendships and lives well lived.
A freshman health science major, Katherine Forness of Riverton, Ill., is already making an impression on her instructors. “Katherine is an outstanding student with a good understanding of the making and unmaking of global ‘worldviews,’ an important ingredient in today’s leadership skill and talent,” said Professor Mohamed Elmey Elyassini.
A junior from Wilkinson, Ind., Nathan Jones is finishing up his instrument rating training as part of the Pro Flight Program at Indiana State. Says Debbie Brothers, information services supervisor at Hulman Memorial Student Union, “Nathan is an excellent HMSU information center desk attendant. Nathan is an excellent team player and is a leader for his co-workers and peers.”
Derek Meeker, a second-year graduate student from Cayuga, Ind., is the primary music teacher at the Community School of the Arts and supervises some of its most popular programs. Meeker improves “the quality of my work life,” said Petra Nyendick, director.
Indiana State’s Adult and Career Education program helps adults who have some college credit complete their degrees — with some even getting class credit for their life experiences.