ALUMNI PROFILES

Kelli Hallas, ’87

There’s something for everyone at Indiana State, says alumna Kelli Hallas. She would know — as a student, she threw herself into every possible group and activity to get the most from her college experience.


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.


Ray Goddard, ’62

Goddard’s passion for sports started at an early age, continued into his college career and is still present in his professional life.



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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

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…

1960

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.

Don Leuenberger, ’67

Leuenberger retired from his position as vice chancellor for business and finance after 27 years of service at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Ray Goddard, ’62

Goddard’s passion for sports started at an early age, continued into his college career and is still present in his professional life.

1970s

William Jackson, ’73

Jackson published a new novel, “Everything I Know, Think I Know, and Don’t (But Think I Do).”

Gretta Kumpf, ’72, GR ’73

Kumpf was hired as the superintendent of Tipp City Schools in Tippy City, Ohio.

Clara Fromme, ’74

Fromme was the recipient of this year’s distinguished educator award from the Greater Jasper Consolidated School District. Fromme retired in 2007 from her position as an English teacher at Jasper High School.

1980

Jeff Flater, ’88

Flater was hired as the athletic director for Galesburg High School in Galesburg, Ill.

Mohammed Salihuddin, ’86

Salihuddin was named the new CEO of AmMetLife Takaful in Jalan Lumut, Kuala Lumpur.

Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, ’84

Kwiatkowski was appointed to the Indiana State Board of Education.

1990

Kevin Laster, ’91

Laster received the promotion to captain with Envoy Air in Irving, Texas.

Ronald Turpin, ’93

Turpin was named director of the University of Saint Francis Development Committee of the Board in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Steve Yager, Ph.D. ’96

Yager was appointed to the Indiana State Board of Education.

2000

Chelsea Linder, ’07

Linder joined Tabco as a graphic designer in Terre Haute, Ind.

Richard C. Hay, ’00

President of Quest Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Richard Hay is no stranger to the entrepreneurial spirit nor being an active alumnus.

Angela Davis, ’95, GR ’05

Davis took a new career position as a development officer with the Wisconsin Historical Foundation Inc. in Madison, Wis.

2010

Paul White, ’14

White was hired as the new superintendent of New Prairie Schools in Rolling Prairie, Ind.  

Melissa Crash, ’14

Crash was hired as WTHI-TV’s weekend anchor in Terre Haute.

Courtney Richey, GR ’10

Richey was named director of the West-Central Indiana Small Business Center on Indiana State University’s campus.



Latest In Memoriam Updates
Candace Russell Smith, ’79, Indianapolis, Ind.
Richard Rodgers, ’57, Hillsboro, Ind.
Austin Robinson, ’59, Evansville, Ind.
Tasha Roberts, ’88, Terre Haute, Ind.


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