Scott Nalls, ’98

Attending New Student Orientation prompted Scott Nalls to change his academic major — and helped him embark on a rewarding and in-demand career field, packaging engineering and technology.

BY Betsy Simon

Kelsey Darin, ’17

A last-minute class schedule change resulted in a mentor relationship with her professor — and helped launch Kelsey Darin’s product development career. Thanks, Professor Bob Guell!

BY Betsy Simon

Ron Culp, ’70

Alumnus’ stellar career in public relations started by him taking advantage of every opportunity possible while at State.

BY Betsy Simon


Natalie Smailis, ’12, GR’14

Alumna ignited her go-getter attitude while participating in — and founding — an assortment of student organizations at State.

BY Betsy Simon

Leigh Mack, ’90 

Lifetime scholar fell in love with learning while earning his undergraduate at State.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Kenya Woodard, ’02

The search for a part-time job to help pay for college changed the trajectory of this alumna’s career — and the place she calls home.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch