TEACHERS COLLEGE STILL TURNING OUT THE BEST EDUCATORS

From its humble origins as a state normal school in the final days of the Civil War to its well-established status as the state’s educational leader to its emerging development as a national and international leader, Indiana State continues to extend its reputation.

BY Donovan Wheeler, ’91, GR ’08

What’s the future for Syria’s children?

Indiana State adjunct professor Soulaf Abas, ’08, GR ’13, works to help Syrian refugee children heal with an art and letter exchange with students in Terre Haute. Her work is described as a ray of hope in the midst of the brutality and fighting.

BY Dave Taylor

Stepping up against hazing

Michael Hayes, ’84, GR ’86, is leading the national discussion about how to eradicate hazing in high schools and college. At Indiana State, officials in Greek life, athletics and band work to educate Sycamores about what hazing looks like and why it shouldn’t be tolerated.

BY Betsy Simon

Learning to play the game

Life isn’t always fair, and in the job market, it’s a competition, say Career Center officials. They help Sycamores work toward achieving their dreams by living in reality.

BY Sadie All, '15

Serving those who served

As retired Army major general Joe Robles Jr., ’79, retires from the top spot at USAA, he has his eye on finding new ways to give back to his country.

BY Betsy Simon

Principal of the Year

Marsha Jones, ’73, stays close to the classroom and works to make Vigo County’s second-largest elementary school feel like a small, country school. As the 2014 Principal of the Year, her efforts are definitely paying off.

BY Betsy Simon

Rising through the ranks

Three alumnae — Kim Oliphant Smith, ’77, Marsha Stone, ’89, and Carolyn Mosby, ’94 — are blazing a trail of success in corporate Indianapolis.

BY Betsy Simon