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Chavez Phelps never expected to be back at Indiana State University after graduating in 2011 with a PhD in school psychology. But when he was ready to delve into teaching and research six years later, he left his native New Orleans to return to his alma mater with years of field experiences to impart on Read more…

Eric Wessel, ’18

It took only two days for Eric Wessel, ’18, to go from “graduate” to “professional” after commencement in May. Wessel was eager to enter the workforce and start his position as an advanced composites engineer and project manager at Applied Composites Engineering — an aviation and aerospace advanced composites original equipment manufacturer production and maintenance, Read more…

Aleyda Flores, ’16

Aleyda Flores, ’16, and her family emigrated to the U.S. from Honduras in 2010, two years before she enrolled at Indiana State University to study computer engineering technology. “After I visited campus, I knew right away that this place, ISU, was calling my name,” Flores said. “I loved the campus environment, the facilities and how Read more…

Class Notes


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Rose Peck, ’48, GR ’76, Plainfield, Ind.
Wilma Orton, ’49, Evansville, Ind.
Miriam Landis, ’44, Farmersburg, Ind.


Joseph Webb, ’59, Evansville, Ind.
James Waugh, ’59, GR ’65, Terre Haute, Ind.
Evelyn Teague, ’54, Bloomingdale, Ind.


Ellen Weiss, ’69, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
James Waugh, ’59, GR ’65, Terre Haute, Ind.
Max Vest, ’69, GR ’70, Crofton, Md.


Cathie White, ’73, Casey, Ill.
Max Vest, ’69, GR ’70, Crofton, Md.
Nancy Sharp, ’73, Indianapolis


Rhonda Rouch, ’85, Plymouth, Ind.
Dolores Heeger, ’82, Evansville, Ind.
Peter Gray, ’77, GR ’83, Burns, Tenn.


Charnette Garner, ’99, Indianapolis

Charnette Garner, ’99, was appointed to the Marion Superior Court by Governor Eric J. Holcomb.

Kevin Pawlowski, ’90, Woodstock, Ga.

Kevin Pawlowski, ’90, has launched a faith-based website art gallery called Paradise Found Studio LLC. Press Release

Max Moser, ’96, Indianapolis


Charles Sebring, ’06, Vincennes, Ind.
Justin Jennings, ’07, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sarah Iverson, ’04, Pierre, S.D.


Katie Burris, ‘10, Bloomington, Ind.

Katie Burris, ‘10, and her husband Michael celebrated the birth of their first child, Cecily June Burris, on February 16, 2018.

Jeff Papa, GR ’16, Indianapolis

Jeff Papa, GR ’16, has been awarded the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) Community Service Award for his “exceptional non-legal service work” in central Indiana and internationally. Press Release

Whitney Snapp, ’10, Sullivan, Ind.

Latest In Memoriam Updates
Cathie White, ’73, Casey, Ill.
Ellen Weiss, ’69, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Joseph Webb, ’59, Evansville, Ind.
James Waugh, ’59, GR ’65, Terre Haute, Ind.


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