Nuri Rodriguez, ’20

A hard-working member of the Welcome Team, Nuri Rodriguez of Indianapolis is majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education.

BY Indianastate

Jada Tompkins, ’18

As a member of the hard-working Welcome Team, Jada Tompkins doesn’t let anything stop her — including singing loudly, even though she can’t carry a tune. Jada is an English teaching major (with a creative writing minor) from Terre Haute.

BY Libby Roerig

Finishing strong

A man of distinct tastes, varied interests and on the eve of his retirement, Senior Vice President John Beacon, GR ’74, reflects on his 50-plus years of recruitment success in higher education.

BY Libby Roerig

Chance encounter

Georgianna Duarte is Indiana State’s first endowed chair and named professorship. Her career in education was inspired by the mentorship of a Benedictine nun.

BY Betsy Simon

Jim Waugh ’59, GR ’64

A career educator, Jim Waugh still works in education as a part-time supervisor of student teachers for Indiana State. “There are some wonderful teachers out there.”

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Olivia Martin, ’18

Hailing from Evansville, Olivia Martin is a speech language pathology major who has made the most of her 21st Century Scholarship.

BY Indianastate

Olivia Strother, ’19

A study abroad experience in England has brought speech-language pathology major Olivia Strother of Paoli, Ind., out of her shell.

BY Indianastate