Get Involved

It is our mission to foster a spirit of ISU pride among our alumni and friends and provide opportunities for you to get involved with your alma mater. Our initiatives, programs and events provide numerous benefits to members of the Alumni Association. Your ISU Alumni Association membership not only shows your affinity for your alma mater but also makes you a part of a true blue network that is more than 95,000 strong.

From social networking to community involvement events, we have opportunities for the entire family.

Get Involved

Events Membership Clubs African-American Alumni Council Affinity Programs Career Center Homecoming Reunion Alumni Travel 


Blue Card Club - Coming May 2014
Have you heard? There’s More to Blue.
It’s true. At the ISU Alumni Association, we’re for alumni. For more than 125 years, we have been inspiring, connecting, and involving alumni in the life of Indiana State. This spring, we are launching a brand new way for you to stay in touch with the University - the Blue Card Club. As the official membership program of the Alumni Association, the Blue Card Club offers many great benefits and discounts, including the biannual print version of STATE magazine.

Want to know more about the Blue Card Club, contact the Alumni Association at 812-514-8400 or

Corporate Partners
We are always growing the benefits for the Blue Card Club! If your business wants to become a part of our alumni membership program, please contact Rex Kendall, Director of the Alumni Association at 812.514.8446 or

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Membership Options

Congratulations! You are a member.

All Indiana State University alumni and students who have completed 12 hours or more are regarded as members of the Indiana State University Alumni Association. Faculty and staff of the University may become members upon request by contacting the Alumni Association.

When you upgrade your membership with a gift to the Alumni Association, you help provide unique programs, services, information and resources to build meaningful connections and relationships among the University family.

A Sustaining Donor is a member who has made an annual gift of $25 or more. The designation of Sustaining Member is for a full year from the date the contribution is recorded.

A Lifetime Member is a member who became a Lifetime Member prior to June 30, 2010, or a member who has made $1,000 in cumulative gifts to the Alumni Association beginning July 1 to date.

Joint membership and gift credit is accorded to spouses or life partners, upon request.

Become a sustaining or lifetime member.


All Indiana State University Alumni Association Members enjoy the following benefits and services:

    Enjoy the Indiana State University online magazine three times a year.
    Enjoy the Alumni Update e-newsletter of the Indiana State University Alumni Association each month.
    The Indiana State University Career Center offers alumni no-fee access to all of its career advising and job search services. Whether you are considering changing jobs or re-entering the workforce, the Career Center can help prepare you for your search. Click here to get started!
    Join our virtual communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flicker to renew and maintain lifelong friendships, network and stay engaged.
    See the world with fellow alumni for a special experience that provides memories to cherish forever. The Indiana State University Alumni Association offers a wide variety of carefully planned travel opportunities, ranging from cultural and educational tours and family adventures.
    Get group term life, home/auto/renters, long-term care, accident, senior life, catastrophic major medical and short-term medical insurance.
    Reward yourself with the Indiana State University Platinum Plus® MasterCard® credit card with WorldPoints® rewards.
    Take advantage of a full range of financial services, including auto loans, personal loans, cash and check cards, share certificates, IRAs, checking accounts and financial planning services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Regional and International Alumni Clubs

We provide many opportunities for you to get involved right in your back yard, with our regional and international alumni associations. Get involved with one near you for special social and networking opportunities.

Central Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Indianapolis Area)
Chairperson - Taylor Schaffer

Dubois County Regional Alumni Club (Jasper Area)
Golf Outing Chair - Jennifer Hilgefort

Northeast Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Fort Wayne Area)
Chairperson - Ben Kappes

Northwest Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Gary, Hammond, Merrillville)
Golf Outing Chair - David Driver

Southwest Indiana Regional Alumni Club (Evansville Area)
Chairperson - Matt Ulm

Wabash Valley Regional Alumni Club (Terre Haute Area)
Chairperson - Brian Dyer

Chicagoland Regional Alumni club
Chairperson - Scott Watson

Edgar Country Regional Alumni Club
Chairperson - Ben Kappes

Thailand International Alumni Club
Chairperson - Veerasak Kunplin

Don't see the area that you currently live in listed above? We want to work with you to establish additional regional and international alumni associations.

The expectations of the Regional Alumni Associations are as follows:

  • Committee Leadership should have 4-10 members with a designated chair
  • Representative must undergo leader training
  • Regional and International Alumni Associations must provide regular updates, meeting minutes, and event attendance information
  • Work in partnership with the Alumni Association staff in planning all events

The sky is the limit in making your regional group come alive! Contact Ben Kappes at 812-514-8496 or for more information.

African-American Alumni Council

About | Board of Directors | Support Initiatives | Contact Us

About Us

The mission of the African-American Alumni Council is to assist the University with the recruitment and retention of African-American students; support the professional and personal development of African-American alumni through networking and mentoring; and promote a stronger sense of community and mutual support.

AAAC Initiatives

  • Provide a platform for presentation of concerns pertaining to education and requests for services benefiting African-American students and alumni.
  • Develop a wider acquaintance and fellowship among members of the AAAC.
  • Develop networking opportunities, both socially and professionally, for Indiana State University African-American alumni.
  • Develop an informational resource which communicates campus minority programming, activities, and scholarship opportunities to be disseminated to all constituents.
  • Promote African-American alumni engagement with prospective and current students; provide ongoing mentorship and internship opportunities.
  • Develop a plan to increase retention of African- American students through designated scholarships, summer programs and alumni connections to internships or other appropriate programs.
  • Promote a positive multicultural atmosphere which reflects and enhances Indiana State University
  • Encourage unity, engagement, and philanthropy among Indiana State University African-American alumni.

  Board of Directors

John Brewer

John A. Brewer, '75, '79
Mason, OH

Chris Pillow

Chris Pillow, '04
Vice Chair
Chicago, IL

Carolyn Mosby

Carolyn Mosby, '94
Indianapolis, IN

Darrell Morton

Darrell Morton, Jr., '92
Beech Grove, IN

Mel Burks

Mel Burks, '77, GR '94
Terre Haute, IN

Denise Callaway

Denise Callaway Reistad, '78
Immediate Past Chair
Milwaukee, WI

Rukiya Campbell

Rukiya Campbell, '10
Atlanta, GA

Sosepriala Dede

Sosepriala S. Dede, '04
Indianapolis, IN

Denise Callaway

Christopher Hicks, '76
Wilwood, MO

Edwin Hill

Edwin A. Hill, '73
Newtown, PA

Sosepriala Dede

Detra Hunt, '96
Midlothian, VA

Maggie Lewis

Maggie Lewis, '95, GR '99
Midlothian, VA

Edwin Hill

James Officer, '92, GR '95
Indianapolis, IN

Sosepriala Dede

Donna Reed, '85
Indianapolis, IN

Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed,'84
Indianapolis, IN

Edwin Hill

Venita Stallings, '92, GR '97
Terre Haute, IN

Roland Shelton

Roland Shelton
Executive Director
Terre Haute, IN


  Ex-Officio Members

Elonda Ervin

Elonda Ervin, '83, Ph.D '08
University Diversity Officer
Indiana State University


Stephanie Jefferson
Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center
Indiana State University

Carmen Tillery

Carmen Tillery
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Indiana State University

Dr. Bradley

Dr. Dan Bradley
Indiana State University

Ron Carpenter

Ron Carpenter, '77, GR '82
ISU Foundation

Eric Barnes
ISU Student

Britney Richardson
ISU Student


Support Initiatives

The AAAC promotes a positive multicultural atmosphere and encourages unity, engagement, and philanthropy among Indiana State University African-American students and alumni. To honor some of our most influential alumni, scholarships have been established in their honor by the AAAC. The scholarships not only recognize the accomplishments and commitment to ISU of some of our most prominent alumni, but also support the education of our African-American students.

Find out more about AAAC scholarship or make a gift online »

PDF Charles E. Brown Endowed Scholarship »

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the African-American Alumni Council or learn how to get involved, please contact us:

Roland Shelton

Roland Shelton
Vice President for Constituent Relations



Affinity Programs

We provide diverse programming and opportunities for you to make the connections you choose to pursue. You can enjoy the discounts with ISU affinity programs - credit card, insurance and more. Click on the images below to find out more about the programs that interest you.

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Career Center

Get assistance on all aspects of your career exploration, job search or graduate school applications. The Career Center services are free for all ISU alumni. Get started with your career needs today.

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The ISU Alumni Association offers numerous ways for alumni and friends to stay connected with Indiana State University. One way for you to get involved is to attend alumni events. The Alumni Association hosts events throughout the year in collaboration with Indiana State University and our Regional Alumni Associations. From golf outings to volunteer activities, there's an event that interests every age and every group dynamic. Alumni Association events are categorized by four key areas: Pride, Service, Social and Support.

Schedule of Alumni Events »

View the Women's Basketball MVC Tournament Schedule





The annual ISU Homecoming celebration is the most spirited event on campus. Each fall we welcome home thousands of alumni for tried and true blue fun. From the Sycamore Tricycle Derby to the Blue and White Parade to Tent City, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

As truly the largest event on campus for students, alumni and friends, mark your calendar to join us in Terre Haute on October 11, 2014.

Schedule of ISU Homecoming Events »


What to See and Do at Homecoming

Tent City | Blue and White Parade | Tricycle Derby | Alumni Tricycle Derby | Lodging 

Tent City

Get prices on tents, tables, and chairs and reserve your location at Tent City.

Reserve your Tent City location online  |  pdf Tent City Rules and Policies

Blue and White Homecoming Parade

Plans are underway for the 2013 Blue and White Parade on Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m.

View last year's parade gallery »

Sycamore Tricycle Derby

The Indiana State Tricycle Derby was first run in 1963 as a 10-lap race around the sidewalks of the Quadrangle on children's tricycles. The races featured a men's and women's division (the Powder Puff Derby). Today, they feature men's and women's teams racing on specially built tricycles at Recreation East and the Michael Simmons Student Activity Center at Ninth and Sycamore streets the Friday afternoon before Homecoming.

Each team qualifies for the race prior to the actual Sycamore Tricycle Derby. The fastest male and female rider qualifying for the race is honored with the title of "Hot Wheels". Read about the history of the Sycamore Tricycle Derby.

Alumni Tricycle Derby Race

This year the Alumni Association will be hosting the third annual Alumni Tricycle Derby Race on October 4, 2013 at the Michael Simmons Student Activity Center. If you have participated in the past or always wanted to this is your chance to become a part of ISU history. We are currently collecting names and information for individuals who are interested in participating in the Alumni Race. Participation for this event may be limited depending upon interest. The races will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the alumni race will take place first.

Race Details:

  • Teams will consist of 2-6 Riders for Women; 2-10 Riders for Men
  • Men will complete a total of 10 laps/Women will complete a total of 6 laps
  • Each rider must complete at least one entire lap
  • Each team member must wear the same color of shirt
  • Each rider must wear a protective helmet
  • Pits will be assigned at random prior to the race
  • Race will take place on October 4, 2013 with additional information to follow
  • Riders may have the opportunity to practice early in the afternoon on race day
  • Trikes will be provided on a first come first served basis
  • Race teams should check in by 3:30 p.m.

If you are interested in organizing a team we will need names of team members, affiliation/team name, email addresses, phone numbers, and graduation year. You can email that information to Rex Kendall at or call 1-800-258-6478.

Lodging Information

It's never too soon to make your reservation for Homecoming weekend! You can 2013 Homecoming Hotel Reservation today.

Candlewood Suites
(812) 234-3400
Hampton Inn
(812) 242-2222
Hilton Garden Inn
(812) 234-8900
Springhill Suites - Marriott
(812) 235-0696
Fairfield Inn
(812) 234-2444
Comfort Suites
(812) 235-1770
Holiday Inn
(812) 236081
Econo Lodge
(812) 234-9931
Drury Inn
(812) 238-1206
Days Inn & Suites
(812) 232-8006
Best Western
(812) 238-1461
Pear Tree Inn
(812) 234-4268
Knights Inn
(812) 238-1586
(812) 232-8006
Quality Inn
Regency Inn & Suites
(812) 232-0383


Each year the Alumni Association hosts a special reunion to honor graduates celebrating their 50 year reunion. Also known as the Grand Society of Sycamores, each year new inductees receive special recognition to show appreciation of their longstanding commitment to and support of the University. As one of our longest running traditions, join us this homecoming as we celebrate the Class of 1963.

Alumni Travel

Our Alumni Travel Program is a unique way to promote life-long learning and a fun way for you to see the world. The program engages alumni, faculty, staff and friends in both educational and cultural adventures throughout the world.

Have questions about a scheduled trip? Contact Liz Tuttle at for more information.

We are constantly looking for new travel opportunities. Share with us a destination or experience that interests you.

Countryside of Emerald Isle | March 22 - April 1

The ISU Alumni Association presents the Countryside of Emerald Isle: A Cultural Journey Through Ireland. From ancient castles and historic Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Spend two incredible nights experiencing the culture of Dublin, Ireland's rollicking capital city. Step into the local culture as you stay in a country farmhouse B&B. Cruise down the River Lee and much, much more!

Due to very high interest and limited space on this trip, please don't wait to secure your space.

Read about the Countryside of Emerald Isle trip.

Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise Tour | July 5 - 17

Relax for seven nights and enjoy the epic Alaskan scenery from aboard one of Princess Cruises' lovely ships. Cruise through northern splendor, including the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Enjoy four nights at stunning Princes Lodges and Hotels. Ride the McKinley Express train through breathtaking scenery where abundant wildlife thrives. Explore Alaska’s gorgeous capital, Juneau.

Read about the Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise Tour in July!