Natalie Shanks, ’19

A communication major from Terre Haute, Natalie Shanks landed an internship with the 500 Festival this spring. Ironically, Shanks says she is a “paranoid” driver, and the festival celebrates the iconic IndyCar race.

BY Indianastate

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

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

Madison Denhart, ’18

A communication major with a public relations concentration, Madison Denhart of Oakwood, Ill., landed an internship with the National Panhellenic Conference.

BY Indianastate

Pamela Chamberlain, ’17

Pamela Chamberlain may not look like one of Metallica’s biggest fans, but she is! The Terre Haute native is a communication major with a concentration in public relations — and she’s happy to play ‘air drums’ any time.

BY Indianastate

Taylor Schaffer, ’11

What started out as the sensible choice revealed itself to be the perfect choice for this communication major.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Real, ‘live’ experience

As March Madness kicks into high gear, some Sycamores will be watching the coverage from a pro’s perspective. A new arrangement with ESPN offers State students the opportunity to learn what it’s like to be behind and in front of the camera for big games.

BY Kristen Kilker, '17