ISU announces Class of 2016 Networks Scholars

June 6, 2012

Eight incoming Indiana State University students have received the prestigious Networks Scholarship.

Networks Scholars in the class of 2016 will receive full in-state tuition for four years, a $3,000 professional development account and a laptop computer. Scholars also will participate in the Networks Professional Development Program. The program, offered by Networks Financial Institute (NFI) in ISU's Scott College of Business, provides selected students an award-winning, four-year curriculum designed to cultivate leadership, management, teamwork and career skills. Students also receive access to corporate mentors, internships and travel opportunities.

"The program helps students build the important skills that are so desired by hiring managers," said Priscilla Wolfe, director of education for NFI. "We teach problem-solving skills, along with different tools and techniques for decision-making. It's a very hands-on experiential approach to building that set of experiences, and we cultivated the curriculum with a focus on self-development so that students are well-prepared to enter the industry and compete with top level students from other institutions."

In the Networks Professional Development program, the scholars will participate in and plan a variety of events, including the annual ethics and social responsibility conference, service-learning projects and various travel opportunities.

"The incoming class of Networks Scholars is great," said David Wagner, assistant director of the Networks Professional Development Program. "We had an excellent pool of applicants, and we are pretty excited about the class."

The scholars in the Class of 2016 are:

Catherine Arndt, daughter of Greg and Lisa Arndt, is from Westmont, Ill., and graduated from Westmont High School. She plans on majoring in finance. 

 

 

Patrick Buhl, son of Randy and Julie Buhl, is from Hagerstown and graduated from Lincoln High School. He plans on majoring in accounting.

  

 

Ashley Gentry, daughter of Rob and Jodi Gentry, is from Danville, Ill., and graduated from Danville High School. She plans on majoring in business administration.

 

  

Ethan Hall, son of Tom and Claire Hall, is from Terre Haute and graduated from Terre Haute South Vigo High School. He plans on majoring in insurance and risk management.

 

  

Kendall Kirby, daughter of Wade Kirby and Shiela Haase, is from Clinton and graduated from South Vermillion High School. She plans on majoring in finance. 

  

 

Richard Pemberton, son of Rich Pemberton and Heather Wilkinson, is from Terre Haute and graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School. He plans on majoring in accounting.

 

  

Aubree Stebbins, daughter of Randy and LeAnne Stebbins, is from Hoopeston, Ill., and graduated from Hoopeston Area High School. She plans on majoring in accounting.

 

  

Brian Womack, son of Scott and Dawn Womack, is from Terre Haute and graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School. He plans on majoring in insurance and risk management.

 

 

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Gongaware-Scholars-2012/i-zggHx38/0/L/arendtcatherine-0086-L.jpgCatherine Arndt

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Gongaware-Scholars-2012/i-bcCcGD6/0/L/buhlpatrick-0096-L.jpgPatrick Buhl

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Gongaware-Scholars-2012/i-smMcwcH/0/L/Gentryashley-0039-L.jpg Ashley Gentry

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Ethan-Hall/i-JQ8wjTd/0/L/052112ethanhall-9451-L.jpg Ethan Hall

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Gongaware-Scholars-2012/i-ZrwWLgP/0/L/kirbykendall-0075-L.jpg Kendall Kirby

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Gongaware-Scholars-2012/i-mGwph98/0/L/pembertonrichard-0068-L.jpg Richard Pemberton

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Gongaware-Scholars-2012/i-tpfd73z/0/L/Stebbinsaubree-0044-L.jpg Aubree Stebbins

Photo: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Other/Headshot-Proofs/Gongaware-Scholars-2012/i-JJgzHNs/0/L/womackbrian-0056-L.jpg Brian Womack

Contact: Dave Wagner, assistant director of the Networks Professional Development Program, Networks Financial Institute, 812-237-7628 or david.wagner@indstate.edu

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or austin.arceo-negrich@indstate.edu