Of Indiana State, that is! Derek Griffin, ’20, went from thinking he wasn’t college material to aspiring to lead the university some day.
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.
A hard-working member of the Welcome Team, Nuri Rodriguez of Indianapolis is majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education.
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.
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.
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.
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!