Indiana State students — both domestic and international — navigate cultural differences to make new friends and the most of their time visiting their host countries.
Rhagen Smith, a junior forward on Indiana State’s women’s basketball team, says she learned a lot about herself at a recent NCAA leadership conference.
Insurance and risk management major Brandon Nettrouer of South Whitley, Ind., is “a natural leader and has been extremely involved on campus,” said Rebecca Wray, MBA director at Indiana State’s Gongaware Center. “He will be doing an internship with Gibson Insurance — of which president and CEO Tim Leman is an alumnus — in South Bend this summer.”
A senior double majoring in marketing and public relations with a minor in Spanish, Jaylon Hines of Gary, Ind., would like to take her musical skills to the next level by learning how to play more instruments.
A research project to learn more about residents of the Vigo County Poor Farm shines light on the evolution of how we care for our country’s population in the most need. Indiana State is also training students to be leaders in the rapidly growing nonprofit sector.
Sam Snideman, ’06, helped create education standards for the state of Indiana based on what he would want his son to master.
In addition to advocating for a resource center on campus, Sycamores affiliated with the student group Spectrum offer education on gender and sexuality issues and provide a safe space for their peers.