Connia Nelson, ’77

Connia Nelson, who is senior vice president for human resources with Verizon Communications, treats others as she would like to be treated.

Carl Nicks, ’80

As manager of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, Carl Nicks says his life and career has come full circle.

Jerod Adler, ’05, GR ’08

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

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…


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.


Joyce Hemphill, ’79

Hemphill published her first novel, “The Power of Playful Learning: The Green Edition.”

Karen Evans Tislow, ’76

Tislow retired after 31 years with the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department.

Keith Dickey, ’72

Dickey was presented with the Distinguished Member Award by the Illinois Dental Society. Dickey is a dental educator at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Ill.


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.


Kent Kramer, ’90

Kramer was named the new president and chief executive officer of the Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana.

Ann Killory Maczpacay, GR ’91, and Erick Maczpacay, ’90

Ann and Erick celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Erick currently works as an educator, and Ann owns Hanover Nursery School in Hanover, Mass., which just celebrated its 40th anniversary.

John Wilkening, ’90

Wilkening was named chief retail officer with the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union in Notre Dame, Ind.


Jill Barker, ’05

Barker was selected as the new chief operating officer of Anderson Preparatory Academy in Anderson, Ind.

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.


Courtney Richey, GR ’10

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

Zachary Loughman, Ph.D. ’12

Loughman was named 2014 West Virginia Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation. Loughman is an associate professor of biology at West Liberty University in Wheeling, W.Va.

Anne Hogan, GR ’12

Hogan was named the University of Tulsa’s full-time director of sports nutrition in Tulsa, Okla.

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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