Jakarra Jenkins, ’19

She’s perfect just the way she is: Jakarra Jenkins, a health sciences major (health administration concentration) from Chicago.

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Samantha Maxwell, ’19

An elementary education major from Crawfordsville, Ind., Samantha Maxwell is learning to embrace the awkwardness of meeting new people.

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Jak Kramer, ’19

Someone get on the phone to Lin-Manuel Miranda and convince the “Hamilton” playwright to draft his next big hit about Jak Kramer, an insurance and risk management from Pendleton, Ind.

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What are the obstacles to student success?

Obstacles to graduating on time — or at all — can be numerous and varied for many students, so Indiana State opts for an “intrusive” advising approach to ensure success. And it’s working.

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From curricula to cars

After nearly 20 years working in and leading the State history department, Chris Olsen takes the wheel of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Verlain Betofe, ’10

A standout football player and a teenager who wasn’t perfect, Verlain Betofe speaks from experience when he mentors youth from his old neighborhood to stay in school and make good choices.

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