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

Ron Culp, ’70

Alumnus’ stellar career in public relations started by him taking advantage of every opportunity possible while at State.

BY Betsy Simon

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


Kelli Hallas, ’87

There’s something for everyone at Indiana State, says alumna Kelli Hallas. She would know — as a student, she threw herself into every possible group and activity to get the most from her college experience.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

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