A research project to learn more about residents of the Vigo County Poor Farm shines light on the evolution of how we care for our country’s population in the most need. Indiana State is also training students to be leaders in the rapidly growing nonprofit sector.
Sam Snideman, ’06, helped create education standards for the state of Indiana based on what he would want his son to master.
In addition to advocating for a resource center on campus, Sycamores affiliated with the student group Spectrum offer education on gender and sexuality issues and provide a safe space for their peers.
Senior first baseman Megan Stone has secured a handful of records — including school records in home runs and runs batted in — by being dedicated on and off the field.
Sean was recently accepted into the highly competitive Johns Hopkins Nurse Practitioner Program. The nursing major from Monterey, Calif., also worked as a student instructor at Indiana State.
“He is very dedicated to the profession and was recently inducted into the Lambda Sigma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society International, also a highly competitive program,” said Heather Anderson, instructor in the department of baccalaureate nursing. “He shows exemplary dedication to the nursing profession, as well as exceptional leadership qualities.”
A double major in philosophy and history, Joseph Jones of Lafayette, Ind., is among the top Sycamores in his graduating class. “Not only is Mr. Jones intellectually gifted, but he is friendly, cooperative and very diligent,” said Judy Barad, professor of philosophy. “An open-minded individual, Mr. Jones not only understands opposing views, but he appreciates the need for this understanding. Although he is essentially a serious person, he also has a great sense of humor.”
When Yahzmine Rodriguez, a marketing major from Indianapolis, decided to study abroad for a semester in South Korea, she knew nothing about the country. So when she returned to campus this spring, she — as expected — had learned a lot about her hosts, but she also learned a lot about herself. She is also a recipient of Indiana State’s prestigious President’s Scholarship and Networks Scholarship for business students.