Reel relationships

Alumnus works to build connections that deepen and broaden the reach of the Indy Film Festival.

BY Libby Roerig


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

Maddie Orf, ’17

This star Sycamore athlete put her promising packaging career on hold to test her talents in the professional ranks of soccer.

BY Elise Lima