Future Mr. President

Of Indiana State, that is! Derek Griffin, ’20, went from thinking he wasn’t college material to aspiring to lead the university some day.

BY Betsy Simon

Madison Michalic, ’20

Spend a little time with Madison Michalic, and you’ll figure out quickly why she has the nickname Happy. Michalic of Clinton, Ind., is an elementary education major with a minor in special education.

BY Indianastate

Nuri Rodriguez, ’20

A hard-working member of the Welcome Team, Nuri Rodriguez of Indianapolis is majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education.

BY Indianastate

Gabriel Stauffer, ’18

Eating is one of the abilities Gabriel Stauffer counts as a skill — no wonder Karen from the Towers Dining Hall is one of his favorite people on campus! The Fort Wayne, Ind. is a human resource development major.

BY Indianastate

Erial Pena, ’18

Don’t tell Erial Pena’s professors — she’s a huge procrastinator. Houston-born, she’s a human development and family studies major and hard-working member of the Welcome Team for New Student Orientation.

BY Indianastate

Jada Tompkins, ’18

As a member of the hard-working Welcome Team, Jada Tompkins doesn’t let anything stop her — including singing loudly, even though she can’t carry a tune. Jada is an English teaching major (with a creative writing minor) from Terre Haute.

BY Libby Roerig

Jodi Buis, ’18

Jodi Buis of Greencastle, Ind., was a perfect fit for Welcome Team this summer. After all, the human development and family studies major — who has a major phobia of sharks — isn’t tempted to spend her time at the beach!

BY Indianastate