Jerod Adler, ’05, GR ’08

Now a judicial law clerk, this alumnus’ experience at Indiana State included a basketball scholarship and playing abroad.

Marta Pelrine-Bacon, ’90

An English major at Indiana State, Pelrine-Bacon says her writing interests were nurtured by professors and fellow students.

Class Notes


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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.


Tony Milazzo, ’55, GR ’57

Milazzo was inducted into the Hammond, Ind., Sports Hall of Fame.

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…


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.


Linda D. Lee, ’78

Lee joined American Green Technology, Inc. in South Bend, Ind., as chief science officer.

Mark Lange, ’72, GR ’73

Lange as named a co-recipient of the National Cotton Ginners Association 2014-2015 Distinguished Service Award. Lange is the National Cotton Council president and CEO.

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.


Paul Coleman, GR ’80

Coleman published a new book entitled “Finding Peace When Your Heart is in Pieces: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Side of Grief, Loss, and Pain.”

Karen Puckett, ’81

Puckett was appointed board member of the Entergy Corporation. Puckett is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Century Link Inc. in Monroe, La.

Tod Carpenter, ’81

Carpenter was named the new CEO of Donaldson Co. Inc. in Minneapolis, Minn.


Tim Leman, ’97

Leman published a new book titled “rEvolution: Turn Crisis Into Clarity and Ignite Growth.”  

Thomas McQueary, ’96

McQueary was named senior estimator with GATES Construction in Naples, Fla.  

Ron Cheatham, ’91

Cheatham was selected among the top 25 Paris High School boys basketball players who played in the 71-year-old Ernie Eveland Gym, which hosted its final game on Feb. 17.


Kyra Anderson, ’07

Anderson was appointed as a new police officer with the Shelbyville Police Department in Shelbyville, Ind.

Jeff Pittman, GR ’02, Ph.D. ’02

Pittman was named chancellor of St. Louis Community College in Mississippi.

Craig D. Dillard, ’00

Dillard joined the firm, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, as a trial partner in Houston, Texas.


Lydia Novruzov, GR ’14

Novruzov was hired as a full-time physician assistant at the Dallas County Family Medical Center and Citizens Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, Miss.

James Burton,GR ’11

Burton joined the Beavercreek Police Department in Beavercreek, Ohio, as a police officer.

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.

Latest In Memoriam Updates
William Winslow, ’49, Evansville, Ind.
Mary Winegardner, ’53, Williamsport, Ind.
Diane Wilson-Amos, ’73, Gary, Ind.
William Wieck, ’62, Marshall, Ill.


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