Commencement speakers reflect on Indiana State experience

Cheryl Roberson, ’90, is an executive with the world’s second largest aircraft engine manufacturer, and Martha Reed, ’15, is an Indiana State staff member completing her bachelor’s degree at an age when many people are thinking about retirement.

Ahlemeyers honored with Legacy Award

The Ahlemeyer family counts nine educators among its Indiana State alumni, at least two business owners, an attorney, a World War I veteran and three World War II veterans.

Matt Gommel, ’94

Gommel said Indiana State prepared him well for his career, although he never imagined he would one day fly bigwigs in corporate jets.

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.


Garvin McDaniel, ’59

McDaniel retired after 39 years of service as a public school teacher. McDaniel retires from Barker Middle School in Michigan City, Ind.

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…


Louanna Simon, ’69, GR ’70

Simon started a one-year term as chairperson of the Association of American Universities.

Gene Lloyd, ’63, GR ’64

Lloyd was inducted into the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Michael Jack, ’65

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his college graduation, business education major Michael Jack says he has flunked retirement and has several full-time hobbies.


Susan Holt Kralovanski, ’72

Kralovanski published her 14th children’s picture book, “Twelve Cowboys Ropin’” with Pelican Publishing.

Joni L. Grayson, ’79, GR ’82

Grayson was appointed magistrate of the Clark County, Ind. Circuit Court.

Janet Boyle, ’75, GR ’78, Ph.D. ’81

Boyle was named executive director of the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis.


Tim Thombleson, ’89

Thombleson was named chief of staff of the Indiana National Guard.

Matt Hassel, ’81

Hassel was selected by the Republic precinct committeeman as sheriff of Marshall County in Indiana.

Joni L. Grayson, ’79, GR ’82

Grayson was appointed magistrate of the Clark County, Ind. Circuit Court.


Samuel Gray, ’95

Gray was promoted to Construction Executive with the Solar & Emerging Renewables Group at M.A. Mortenson Construction in Minneapolis.

Mindy Paulet, ’95

Paulet has been named wellness coordinator at the Henriott Group in Lafayette, Ind.

Brad Chandler, ’98

Chandler was named squad leader of the Indiana State Police detectives at the Evansville, Ind., post.


Brian P. Smith, ’00

Smith was named assistant vice president of Springs Valley Bank and Trust in French Lick, Ind.

Dan Sichting, GR ’00, Ed.S. ’04

Sichting was named a regional Superintendent of the Year. Sichting is the superintendent of the Bloomfield, Ind., school district.

Sara Patrick, ’08

Patrick was named assistant professor of mathematics at Goshen College in Goshen, Ind.


Alexandria Warren, ’10

Warren joined the North Putnam Family Practice in Bainbridge, Ind., as a nurse practitioner.

Michael Scott Jr. ’10

A soaring professional career didn’t come with a pilot’s license as this young man first dreamed. Instead, it’s as an educator — helping other youngsters achieve their dreams.

Joel Fleming, ’13

Fleming joined the Hagerman Group in Fishers, Ind. as a project engineer.

Latest In Memoriam Updates
Norma Bannon Young, ’49, Lakeland, Fla.
Dorothy Donahue Whitaker, ’48, Cincinnati, Ohio
Raymond Vokish, ’72, Solon, Ohio
James Thomas, ’69, Huntington Beach, Calif.


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