Samantha Maxwell, ’19

An elementary education major from Crawfordsville, Ind., Samantha Maxwell is learning to embrace the awkwardness of meeting new people.

BY Indianastate

Casey Knepfler, ’18

A second year graduate student studying student affairs and higher education, Casey Knepfler grew up in Caro, Mich., but considers Grand Rapids her home, too.

BY Indianastate

College prep

Through work with Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL), this educator works to bring innovation to Indiana schools.

BY Betsy Simon

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