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

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

DeLyn Beard, ’95, GR ’95, ’01 GR

Educator says she was very shy as a young adult, but her experiences at Indiana State helped draw her out of her shell. Now, DeLyn Beard is helping other youngsters reach their full potential.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Making the grade

Indiana teachers continue their education, despite a recently nixed pay incentive.

BY Betsy Simon

What’s in your water? Part 2

In this second installment of a two-part series, a three-time Indiana State alumnus volunteers to help provide clean drinking water in Kenya. In the first installment published in July, we examined how local officials and Indiana State researchers are studying the Wabash River and Riverscape efforts.

BY Betsy Simon

A taste of home

Three Indiana State University alumni are finding their way into our hearts — whether in Terre Haute or on a different continent — by serving up hearty meals and decadent desserts.

BY Libby Roerig

More than a name badge

The Bayh College of Education’s new dean, Kandi Hill-Clarke, used personal and innovative ways to get better acquainted with faculty and staff during her first year.

BY Betsy Simon