What are the obstacles to student success?

Obstacles to graduating on time — or at all — can be numerous and varied for many students, so Indiana State opts for an “intrusive” advising approach to ensure success. And it’s working.

BY Sarah Kuta

Corry Smith, ’15

Chicago native Corry Smith works as a welcome team coordinator in the Office of Admissions. “However, his real title should be giver because he has a servant’s heart,” said Tracy Osborne of Smith, who is a human development and family studies major interning with Terre Haute Big Brothers, Big Sisters. “His whole life is about serving others. When he walks into a room, he gives everyone a hug and asks them about their day.” He calls Richton Park, Ill., home for now.

BY Indianastate


From its humble origins as a state normal school in the final days of the Civil War to its well-established status as the state’s educational leader to its emerging development as a national and international leader, Indiana State continues to extend its reputation.

BY Donovan Wheeler, ’91, GR ’08

Nothing ‘Normal’ about this renovation

When renovations are complete in fall 2015, Normal Hall will be the home of two core units that are integral to the student success mission — University College and the Center for Student Success.

BY Dave Taylor