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Sept. 4, 2003

Alumni Association announces G.O.L.D. recipients

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. The Indiana State University Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the newly established G.O.L.D. (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award. The G.O.L.D. Award was created as a means of recognizing the achievements of young alumni. The 2003 recipients will be honored at a reception and banquet on Friday, Sept. 5, in Heritage Lounge and Ballroom in Tirey Hall on ISU's campus. The 2003 G.O.L.D. Award Recipients are:

Brent Craven
Robert Edwards

Sarah Hadley-Aikman

Christine Hill

Jeffrey Novick

Brent Craven -- B.S. '92 criminology, A.S. business administration. Craven established RedVector.com, Inc., to offer on-line courses to professionals in engineering, architecture, interior design, construction and more. RedVector.com, Inc., was nominated in March 2003 as the fastest growing company in the Florida High-Tech Corridor. Craven has played a major role in gaining endorsements and partnerships for RedVector.com, Inc., from community colleges, more than 80 professional organizations and three universities including ISU. His success and service has been recognized locally and nationally in feature stories on the Bay News Television and CNN.

Robert J. Edwards -- B.S. '93, M.S. '97 business administration. Edwards, a Terre Haute resident, became the vice president investment officer of Signal Capital Management Old National Trust Company in October 2000. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Society, Honor Society for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accredited Business Programs and Outstanding Young Men of America. As an ISU student, he received the Wilson M. House Scholarship for Excellence in the M.B.A. program and the William P. Allyn Scholarship for highest achievement in life sciences.

Sarah Hadley-Aikman -- B.S. '90 business management, M.S. '94 college student personnel. Hadley-Aikman was formerly an assistant director of Student Life Programs at ISU. In August 2000, she accepted the position of assistant director of the Reeve Memorial Union/Student Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Today, she serves as a member of the Reeve Union leadership team and is involved in a $20.5 million union renovation project. Hadley-Aikman was recently nominated for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Outstanding Staff Award.

Christine M. Hill -- B.S. '93 business.  Hill was selected as an Alumni Scholar in 1989. In 1993 Hill was named ISU's NCAA Woman Student-Athlete of the Year and the Indiana State Outstanding Marketing Student. She is currently employed by Eli Lilly and Company. Her first position with Lilly was as a pharmaceutical representative in the Lexington, Ky., area. In 1997 she moved to Birmingham, Ala., as Lilly's training and development coordinator for 200 sales representatives and managers. During this time she became certified in psychological profiling of social styles with business application. This led to her transfer to the position of marketing analyst for Prozac Market Research. She is currently the director of sales-neuroscience for Eli Lilly's north central region.

Jeffrey Novick -- B.S. '95, M.S. '98 dietetics. Novick is the director of nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Aventura, Fla. In this position he instructs classes, groups and individuals in the prevention, management and reversal of disease by modifying nutrition and lifestyle. Novick is actively involved as a presenter at professional meetings and conferences and has spoken at several National Health Association Seminars. He has been interviewed by "Women's Day Magazine," "Newsday," and "Men's Fitness." He is a writer/editor with "Health Science Magazine" and "Veggie Life." Novick is a member of the National Health Association, American Dietetic Association and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist with the Florida State Medical Board.

Selection of the recipients was made by a committee of ISU faculty, staff and alumni appointed by President Lloyd Benjamin III and the president of ISU's Alumni Association Board of Directors, Charles DeMaio, '73.

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Contact:
John Newton, executive director, Alumni Affairs, (812) 237-3707 or devnewt@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer:
Adriane Shaw, public affairs intern, (812) 237-3773 or ashaw3@mymail.indstate.edu

ISU Public Affairs:
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