Vernon Cheeks, ’16

Known for having a great smile, senior sports management major Vernon Cheeks of Chicago counts being elected president of the Student Government Association as his greatest achievement at State.

BY Indianastate

Catrina Cimaroli, ’17

Catrina Cimaroli was part of a trio of students who helped Della Thacker, associate professor, create a new student-led organization on campus, CHILL — Colleagues Helping Implement Lifelong Learning. “Through their hard work and dedication, they have presented two sessions at a national conference and have been invited back next year to host an event in Washington, D.C.,” Thacker said. Cimaroli is an English teaching major from New Lenox, Ill.

BY Indianastate

Nancee Sorenson, ’90

After graduating from Terre Haute North in 1975, Sorenson had a long list of reasons why she wanted to be a Sycamore, including being offered one of the first undergraduate scholarships in clinical psychology.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Punk rock provost

Indiana State’s new Provost Mike Licari likes punk rock and launching rockets, but he’s also dedicated to service and helping students.

BY Dave Taylor

Love, diversity, pain

President’s scholar Bryant Clayton is on his way to changing the world after studying abroad for a semester in South Africa.

BY Libby Roerig

Is AstroTurf making athletes sick?

Jim Speer’s Introduction to Environmental Science class participated a national discussion about the possible links between crumb tire in artificial turf and high cancer rates in soccer goalies.

BY Mallory Eherenman

Commencement speakers reflect on Indiana State experience

Cheryl Roberson, ’90, is an executive with the world’s second largest aircraft engine manufacturer, and Martha Reed, ’15, is an Indiana State staff member completing her bachelor’s degree at an age when many people are thinking about retirement.

BY Dave Taylor