Indiana State University is a welcoming, close-knit community of high-achieving students, faculty, staff, and alumni who make a difference every day. From volunteerism in the community to service projects overseas, and from entrepreneurial ventures in downtown Terre Haute to high-impact careers in business, healthcare, transportation, journalism, and more, Sycamores are changing the world we live in for the better.
Indiana State makes their stories possible through challenging, relevant academic programs, expert faculty with real-world experience, advanced technology and learning resources, and a friendly, supportive college environment. Sycamores can enjoy amazing learning experiences right here on campus or almost anywhere in the world. Learn the stories behind our People of State, and discover what’s possible when you wear Blue!
Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton never says no to lending a helping hand. As department chair of Indiana State's Department of Educational Leadership, she mentors students on current trends in education. When she's not teaching, she makes a difference for others in Terre Haute by serving on community boards. This passion for service extends abroad as Howard-Hamilton advises student affairs administrators and residential life directors in South Africa.
Dr. Marcus McChristian, '92, couldn't have predicted his future when he graduated from Indiana State University with degrees in business administration and insurance and risk management. Thanks to unexpected career opportunities, he travels the world as a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State. Now, he's returning to Indiana State as the keynote speaker for the Scott College of Business 2024 Diversity in Business Symposium on February 19.
Bre'Anna Donaldson, '15, dreamed of becoming an attorney at a young age. With support and encouragement from her family, with mentorship and educational opportunities from her Indiana State University professors, and with financial assistance from Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program, Bre'Anna achieved her goal of becoming an attorney through discipline, motivation, and perseverance.