New possibilities

After nearly 20 years at her previous institution, Nesli Alp decided it was time for a new challenge. Meet the new dean of State’s College of Technology.

BY Betsy Simon

Sycamores in charge

Indiana State students make their mark on campus — and in the community — by applying what they’re learning in the classroom or their life’s passions.

BY Betsy Simon


Kelsey Graman, ’19

A dancer since pre-K, Kelsey Graman of Jasper, Ind., now enjoys choreographing her own steps. Perhaps after earning her textile, apparel and merchandising degree, she can write — and design the costumes for — a musical.

BY Indianastate

Desiree Edwards, ’15

Desiree Edwards hails from a small town in Illinois, but she taps her rich cultural and diversity experiences as a HR generalist at Briljent, an organization rooted in adult learning, instructional design and training delivery.

BY Tay Smith, GR '18

What does diversity mean at State?

Indiana State has long had the most diverse residential student body of any public institution in the state — and programs such as student affairs and higher education, nursing and others are leading the charge to create an even more inclusive campus.

BY Sarah Kuta

Scott Nalls, ’98

Attending New Student Orientation prompted Scott Nalls to change his academic major — and helped him embark on a rewarding and in-demand career field, packaging engineering and technology.

BY Betsy Simon