ALUMNI PROFILES



Clyde Harris ’85

Sycamore says he believes the secret to his business’ success lies in its corporate values — people, plans and processes.



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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, ’YR, Diane McKee, ’83, GR ’93, Beth McKee, ’83, and Chris McKee, Read more…

1960

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.

Connie Hamilton, ’65, GR ’67

Hamilton was honored by Duneland Schools as she retired from her 41-year teaching career.

1970s

Bill Lansaw, ’73

Lansaw was named vice president for transportation of LeSaint Logistics, a nationally recognized provider of warehousing, inventory control, transportation management and technology solutions, in Chicago.

Dave Kiley, ’73

Kiley retired from Cloverdale High School.

Tim Roth, ’76

Roth was inducted into the Indiana Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation and the Indiana Football Coaches Association. Roth holds the record of all-time football wins at Winamac and was the head coach in the North-South All-Star Football game last year.  

1980

Kurt Lentz, GR ’82

Lentz retired from his position as principal at White River Valley Elementary School in Lyons, Ind.

Danny Tanoos, ’79, GR ’83, Ed.S. ’97

Tanoos, the Vigo County School Corp. superintendent, was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award by Sen. Tim Skinner and State Rep. Clyde Kersey.

Beth Shively, ’82

Shively retired from the U.S. Air Force after 27 years of civil service as a chemist. She currently resides in Punta Gorda, Fla.

1990

Maya Stewart, ’96

Stewart was promoted to vice president of Old National Bank’s Financial Center.  

Ann Ryan, GR ’91

Ryan was promoted to chief marketing officer for Old National Bancorp.  

Rob Hochstetler, GR ’93 and Linda (Eldridge) Hochstetler, ’92

The Hochstetlers have relocated to Columbia, S.C., where Rob accepted the position as president and CEO of Central Electric Power.

2000

Jan Croft, GR ’07

Croft started a part-time private mental health counseling service with The Maple Center for Integrative Health.

Dana Haggenjos, GR ’06

Haggenjos was appointed head women’s basketball coach at Franklin College.

Rachel Leslie, ’06

Leslie was named chief external relations officer for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

2010

Jessica Weesner, ’14

Weesner competed in the Miss Indiana competition.

Benjamin Dye, ’10

Dye was promoted to assistant trust investment officer at First Financial Bank.

Natalie Smailis, ’12, GR ’14

Smailis was named marketing and tourism director at Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail destination in Tennessee.



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