Nursing a passion for health care

The incoming dean of the College of Health and Human Services has a lifelong passion for influencing health care and the health of others.

BY Judy-Anne Goldman

Amping up the volume

Not a place where students are shhh’d or study solo, Cunningham Memorial Library has evolved to an active learning space by developing resources for Sycamores. Feel free to move the furniture, too.

BY Betsy Simon

Joyce, ’80, GR ’95, and David, ’79, Boeglin

College sweethearts during the Larry Bird era, the Boeglins made their home in Terre Haute and raised a family here — and have proudly watch the progress their alma mater has made over the years.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Mackenzie Carpenter, ’16

Gentle, kind, funny is how senior nursing major Mackenzie Carpenter was described by faculty member Emily Cannon. She’s a “joy to be around and (is) so good with her patients,” Cannon said of the Crawfordsville native.

BY Indianastate

Jordyn Hoffmann, ’15

Jordyn Hoffmann of Westfield, a nursing major who graduated in December, is giving of her time. “She volunteers for every nursing learning opportunity she can! She has been on a mission trip to Haiti (and) spends extra time with nurse practitioners at IU Health’s Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis (on her own time),” said nursing faculty member Emily Cannon.

BY Indianastate


Sean Mayer, ’15

Sean was recently accepted into the highly competitive Johns Hopkins Nurse Practitioner Program. The nursing major from Monterey, Calif., also worked as a student instructor at Indiana State.

“He is very dedicated to the profession and was recently inducted into the Lambda Sigma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society International, also a highly competitive program,” said Heather Anderson, instructor in the department of baccalaureate nursing. “He shows exemplary dedication to the nursing profession, as well as exceptional leadership qualities.”

BY Indianastate