Helen Paulson, ’80

The Miss Indiana State University Scholarship Pageant is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Tilson Auditorium. All Miss Indiana State University alumnae, as well as program directors and past members of the board of directors are invited.

Miller Family awarded Legacy honor

The Indiana State University Alumni Association will present the Legacy Award during halftime of the Sycamores’ Sept. 24 Family Day football game at Memorial Stadium.

Veerasak Kunplin, ’75

It’s the people at Indiana State who make the university special, says this international alumnus who still stays in contact with his college roommates.

Class Notes


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Helen Westerman, ’42, GR, ’71, Rosedale, Ind.
Dorothy Farris Rae, ’43, Champaign, Ill.
Berniece Lincoln, ’43, Tuscola, Ill.


James Thompson, ’53, Peoria, Ill.
Harold Huff, ’56, GR, ’60, Veedersburg, Ind.
John Gentry, ’58, Missouri City, Texas


Linda Young Shaker , ’65, GR, ’69, Terre Haute, Ind.
Robert Proctor, ’61, Terre Haute, Ind.
Harold Huff, ’56, GR, ’60, Veedersburg, Ind.


Marsha Plemons, GR, ’72, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Neala Gray Zigler, ’71, Terre Haute, Ind.
Helen Westerman, ’42, GR, ’71, Rosedale, Ind.


Denny Russell, ’81, Owensboro, Ky.
Jan Dowell, ’82, Terre Haute, Ind.
Donald Corey, ’80, GR, ’86, Terre Haute, Ind.


John Nicoson, ’93, ’97, Centerpoint, Ind.
Pamela Wood Wood, ’92, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Marcella Kennedy, ’94, Columbus, Ind.


John Brademas, ’00, New York, N.Y.
Paul Kumpf, ’02, Brazil, Ind.
Sally Carpenter, GR ’00

Carpenter published her fourth mystery novel, “The Quirjy Quiz Show Caper,” through Cozy Cat Press.


Brandon Huson, GR ‘11

Huson was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue research at the University of South Florida.

Becky Milner, ’08

Milner was recognized by the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education as New Teacher of the Year.

Robert Beaver, ’11

Beaver was promoted to executive manager in the Sheriff’s Executive Command and Administration for the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department in California.

Latest In Memoriam Updates
Marsha Plemons, GR, ’72, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
John Nicoson, ’93, ’97, Centerpoint, Ind.
Neala Gray Zigler, ’71, Terre Haute, Ind.
Pamela Wood Wood, ’92, Highlands Ranch, Colo.


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