Kelsay Irby, ’17

An online LPN to BSN student, Kelsay Irby lives in Port Orchard, Ind. “Our claim to fame is that we are the town that Debbie Macomber uses as the setting for most of her books. Some people here are VERY proud of this fact. VERY,” she said.

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Audrey Ortiz, ’17

Master of occupational therapy student Audrey Ortiz just finished her fieldwork experience in Wichita, Kansas. While other college students spent their spring break relaxing, Ortiz and five other Sycamores served orphans with severe disabilities in Haiti.

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The bucket list

The dad of an Indiana State student keeps his word and goes back to school after losing — or, winning? — a bet with his daughter.

BY Betsy Simon

Raising the bar

Athletic training student Emma Nye has been honored for her efforts to make campus and her profession more inclusive.

BY Betsy Simon

Setting a new standard

Indiana State’s premier athletic training program gets another boost — this time in the form of a doctorate program. Experts hope the additional credential will increase compensation in the growing field.

BY Jamina Tribbett


Diamond Eddie, ’18

It’s no surprise this northwest Indiana native is majoring in political science with a focus in campaigns and elections — she spent part of her summer at the Democratic National Convention. She is also pursing a minor in African and African American studies.

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