Jim Elliott, ’81

Jim Elliott spent time both in the corporate world and the classroom, but following the advice of friends, he turned his home-brewing efforts into a full-time job when he launched Cedar Creek Brewery in 2012.

BY Donovan Wheeler

Jaylon Hines, ’16

A senior double majoring in marketing and public relations with a minor in Spanish, Jaylon Hines of Gary, Ind., would like to take her musical skills to the next level by learning how to play more instruments.

BY Indianastate

Yahzmine Rodriguez, ’15

When Yahzmine Rodriguez, a marketing major from Indianapolis, decided to study abroad for a semester in South Korea, she knew nothing about the country. So when she returned to campus this spring, she — as expected — had learned a lot about her hosts, but she also learned a lot about herself. She is also a recipient of Indiana State’s prestigious President’s Scholarship and Networks Scholarship for business students.

BY Indianastate


Chris Pillow, ’04

A talented student-athlete playing wide receiver and second-generation Sycamore, Chris Pillow is hoping for a three-peat when it comes time for his son to go to college.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch