ALUMNI PROFILES


DeLyn Beard, ’95, GR ’95, ’01 GR

Educator says she was very shy as a young adult, but her experiences at Indiana State helped draw her out of her shell. Now, DeLyn Beard is helping other youngsters reach their full potential.


Todd Osburn, ’85

When he graduated from Indiana State University in the Class of 1985, Todd Osburn had no idea he would one day be commencement speaker for a future graduating class. “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that would happen.” Now a founding partner at Greyrock Capital in Chicago, Osburn will be the honored Read more…



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1940

Dolly Millender, ’41, Naomi Millender, ’67

The Hood family’s legacy of three generations of Sycamores spanning all four institutional name changes earned the Hoods the 2014 Legacy Award.

1950

Dale McKee, ’57, and Family

The McKee family was honored as the 2013 recipient of the Legacy Award presented by the Indiana State University Alumni Association. Family members who were honored and are alumni of Indiana State include Clyde McKee, ’31, Dale McKee, ’57, GR ’60, Craig McKee, Diane McKee, ’83, GR ’93, Beth McKee, ’83, and Chris McKee, ’87. Read more…

1960

David Lotter, ’68, GR ’73

Lotter was elected to the Vigo County School Corporation School Board.

Frank Jozsa, ’63, GR ’72

Jozsa published a new book title, “National Baseball Association Strategies: Business Expansions, Relocations and Mergers.”

Dolly Millender, ’41, Naomi Millender, ’67

The Hood family’s legacy of three generations of Sycamores spanning all four institutional name changes earned the Hoods the 2014 Legacy Award.

1970s

David Williams, ’75

Williams was inducted into the American Society of Hematology as president. Williams is chief of hematology/oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and chairman of pediatric oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

David Lotter, ’68, GR ’73

Lotter was elected to the Vigo County School Corporation School Board.

Cindy Belt, ’79

Belt joined the Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Ill. as the primary physician recruiter.

1980

Karen Webb, ’81, GR ’83, GR ’88, ’97

Webb received the Outstanding School Librarian Award by the Indiana Library Federation. Webb is currently the media specialist at Honey Creek Middle School in Terre Haute.

Luvita Koisun, ’88, GR ’90

Koisun was named the district officer for Penampang, Malaysia.

Marty Kovacs, ’89

Kovacs was named the new funeral director at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk, Texas.

1990

Karen Webb, ’81, GR ’83, GR ’88, ’97

Webb received the Outstanding School Librarian Award by the Indiana Library Federation. Webb is currently the media specialist at Honey Creek Middle School in Terre Haute.

Bruce Hauk, ’92

Hauk was named the new president of Illinois American Water in Belleville, Ill.

Luvita Koisun, ’88, GR ’90

Koisun was named the district officer for Penampang, Malaysia.

2000

Eric Losee, GR ’02

Losee was appointed regional chief for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in Merrill, Wis.

Waylon Fonderhide, ’06

Fonderhide was promoted to correctional sergeant at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Greg Vitale, ’01

Vitale was named parks and recreation director for Munster, Ind.

2010

Kyle Miller, ’13

Miller was named New Orchestra Teacher of the Year by the American String Teacher Association. Miller teaches at Pierre Moran Middle School in Elkhart, Ind.

Jessika Noffsinger, GR ’13

Noffsinger joined Baptist Home Care as a speech-language pathologist in Madisonville, Ind.

Mallory Halleck, ’11

Halleck was promoted to associate examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio.



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