Nakia Grier, ’19

A shy tight-end from Pine Mountain, Ga., Nakia Grier is majoring in exercise science.

BY Indianastate

Parker Kirby, ’17

Hailing from “beautiful Clinton, Ill.,” Parker Kirby is a mechanical engineering technology major with arachnophobia.

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Jasmine Finley, ’19

A freshman elementary education major from Indianapolis, Jasmine Finley is her own person and strives to accomplish something great with her life.

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Breaking the cycle of poverty

Quillian Murphy’s optimism, drive and determination helped him rise out of poverty and propelled him to go from high school dropout to earning a master’s degree.

BY Libby Roerig

Sustainability — here and abroad

Indiana State students learn about sustainability efforts while on a study abroad trip to Thailand this spring. At home, Blue continues to capture accolades for its ‘green’ efforts.

BY Betsy Simon

What is happiness?

Faculty, staff and students weigh in on how they define happiness — and perhaps more importantly, how to have more of it in our lives.

BY Jamina Tribbett, ’17

De’Ja Echols, ’19

Hailing from Georgetown, Ill., De’Ja Echols is a criminology major and would love to be able to sing as well as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston or Tina Turner. Just don’t ask to touch her hair!

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