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STATE Honors
February 2020 Honors College Newsletter

This issue features stories written by current Honors students about an Alternative Winter Break service trip to Guatemala, a conference in New Orleans, speakers, volunteer experiences, research projects, and leadership opportunities. It also recognizes the December 2019 Honors College graduates and highlights the Fall 2019 senior thesis titles.



Honors Students in the News

Joseph Twitdy - STATE Magazine
Giving Back to Blue
STATE Magazine  •  March 20, 2019

Joseph Twitdy enjoys solving other people’s problems. It’s a fitting strength for the Schererville, Ind. native who will graduate this spring with a major in psychology, a minor in counseling, and a dream of becoming a clinical psychologist. It’s a challenge Twitdy will tackle at Indiana State, where he will work on his doctorate of psychology and give back to his community. His undergraduate career has prepared him for his next journey." READ MORE

Give to Blue Day is Wednesday, March 13
'Give to Blue Day' sets fundraising record
ISU Newsroom  •  March 14, 2019

"Sycamores were called upon to support Indiana State University during its inaugural Give to Blue Day -- and they answered in record-breaking fashion. Nearly 1,700 donors -- from Terre Haute to Australia -- contributed more than $430,000, making it the largest single-day fundraiser in university history." READ MORE

Andrew VanDenburgh - STATE MagazineTop Notch
STATE Magazine  •  March 1, 2019

"Business undergrad lands a job with Amazon after wowing them during an internship his junior year. Andrew VanDenburgh may be in his final semester at Indiana State, but he’s already looking beyond commencement after he accepted a position last fall as an area manager at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Denver." READ MORE

Myles Hesse - STATE Magazine

Setting the Stage
STATE Magazine  •  February 26, 2019

"Family often helps write the script of our lives, and for Myles Hesse, family shaped the course of his academic career. When Myles was in seventh grade, his three sisters were cast in a local production of Les Misérables. As the only member of the family not asked to be a part of the show, Myles vowed to be a part of every production thereafter. Now, Myles, a senior from Madison, Indiana, has held true to that promise. He graduates this spring with degrees in English and theater with a concentration in Playwriting, Directing, and Dramaturgy." READ MORE

Give to Blue Day is Wednesday, March 13Inaugural day of giving set for March 13
ISU Newsroom  •  February 6, 2019

"Sycamores will be called on to show their Indiana State University pride while impacting current and future students through financial contributions made during the inaugural Give to Blue Day on March 13. The day of giving, which was officially announced by university officials during the Founders Day program (Feb. 6), will allow internal and external constituents an opportunity to showcase their pride for the university by giving back to Indiana State." READ MORE

Garrett Short
Seizing Opportunity
STATE Magazine  •  October 1, 2018

"No one at Indiana State University should be surprised when senior Garrett Short’s name appears in Indiana Statesman sports articles. Or his voice is heard on WZIS. Or they spot his handy work while watching ESPN3. And this summer, Short expanded his fan base when he left campus for an internship with KBJR 6, an NBC station in Duluth, Minn., along Lake Superior." READ MORE

Abigail Grider
Kingdom of the West
STATE Magazine  •  September 1, 2018

"A study abroad experience in Morocco inspires a yearning to learn more in economics major Abigail Grider." As an Honors student, Grider is pursuing a double major in economics and language studies and a certification in teaching English as a second language. READ MORE

State Dance MarathonSycamores in Charge
STATE Magazine  •  September 1, 2018

"Indiana State students make their mark on campus — and in the community — by applying what they’re learning in the classroom or their life’s passions." READ MORE

2018 President's ScholarsPresident's Scholars Announced for 2018-19
ISU Newsroom  •  August 6, 2018

"The President's Scholarship, awarded to 20 incoming freshmen, provides full in-state tuition and premium housing and has a total four-year value of more than $78,000. The recipients are chosen based on their academic performance in high school, personal accomplishments and interviews during an on-campus visit." READ MORE

2018 University Honors Scholars24 Incoming Freshmen Selected for University Honors Scholarship
ISU Newsroom  •  August 6, 2018

"The students chosen for these competitive scholarships demonstrated high levels of academic achievement throughout high school and during an on-campus interview process. The scholarship provides full in-state tuition for four years." READ MORE

Honors Alumni: Heavenly Goodrum-Mitchell

Alumni Profile: Heavenly Goodrum-Mitchell, BA '14 and GR '18
STATE Magazine  •  August 1, 2018

"After graduating from Indiana State just a few years ago, Heavenly Goodrum-Mitchell has risen fast in the corporate ranks of the largest cabinet-maker in North America, MasterBrand. And she attributes her quick ascent to being a Sycamore." READ MORE

2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Photo Gallery: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
ISU Photography Services  •  Summer 2018

Honors College students participated in the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). SURE gives undergraduate students an opportunity to spend 10 weeks working on research projects with ISU faculty mentors. VIEW PHOTOS

STATE Magazine Alumni Profile: Desiree Edwards

Alumni Profile: Desiree Edwards, '15
STATE Magazine  •  July 1, 2018

"Desiree Edwards hails from a small town in Illinois, but she taps her rich cultural and diversity experiences as a HR generalist at Briljent, an organization rooted in adult learning, instructional design and training delivery." READ MORE

2018 Alumni Association Awards

Top Seniors Honored
ISU Newsroom  •  May 30, 2018

"Indiana State University honored its top seniors for their outstanding dedication and leadership on campus and in the community." The 2018 recipients of the Daniel J. Bradley Medal for Leadership, Scholarship and Service, the Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award, and the Hines Memorial Medal were Honors students. READ MORE

State Magazine: A Means to Flourish

A Means to Flourish
STATE Magazine  •  March 1, 2018

"When you’re in Honors, everything just means more — wider perspectives, deeper connections, stronger relationships." The Indiana State University Board of Trustees voted to transition the University Honors Program to an Honors College on December 15, 2017. READ MORE