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Commencement Speakers

Graduate Alumni Speaker | Dr. Gregory Bierly

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Graduate Student Speaker | Ms. Kimberly Collins

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Undergraduate Alumni Speaker | Mr. Rondrell Moore

Rondrell Moore graduated from Indiana State University Suma Cum Laude in 2008, with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Spanish. While at school he was news director for WISU and an anchor for Sycamore Video (then Sycamore Beat.) He was both a Lilly Endowment and Richard G. Lugar scholar. Thanks to a 4.0 GPA, Rondrell was the 2008 recipient of the Hines Memorial Medal. He was also named Communications Student of the Year. 

Shortly after graduation, Rondrell began his career at WTHI-TV and has been there for 16 years. He has worked as internet content producer, producer, reporter, weekend anchor, morning/midday anchor, and is currently evening anchor for News 10 at 6 and News 10 Nightwatch. He’s also the current Director of Talent Development. 

As a reporter, Rondrell has received two Ohio Valley Regional Emmy nominations. One was for his piece, ‘Face the Truth’ which showed the dangers of unmonitored Internet usage for children. The other was for his piece, ‘Cell Block’ which chronicled the issues of cell phones in prison. He’s also won an award from the Associated Press for his piece ‘While You Were Sleeping’ where he followed the Terre Haute Police Department’s overnight shift. He’s also received recognition from the Indiana Broadcaster’s Association and the Society of Profession Journalists. 

Rondrell’s investigation into fungus found in Capri Sun drinks gained national attention. The story caught the eye of biologists who used it to inspire the company to make a packaging change on a national scale. 

Rondrell has worked to impact the Terre Haute community, serving for more than a year on the Wabash Valley Community Foundation Distribution Committee. He’s done work with the United Way’s African American Board Leadership Institute. He’s worked for several years with the League of Women Voters moderating political forums. He continues working with Indiana State University, hosting several events for the ISU foundation.  In 2016 he was the recipient of the 12 under 40 Award from the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. In 2019 he received the Polaris Award for Terre Haute North Alumnae. He’s emceed various community fundraisers and events. He also enjoys sharing inspirational messages with school students in the area.  

Rondrell has a passion for theater and has performed in several theatrical productions in the area. He is an ordained Elder in the Church of God in Christ, where he works with younger people. He also is the minister of music at Saints Home Church of God in Christ. Rondrell loves spending time with family and friends. He’s an avid tennis player. He’s most excited to start his new chapter as a husband later this year when he marries his fiancé Kara.    

Undergraduate Student Speaker at Noon | Julio Rosales

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Undergraduate Student Speaker at 3 p.m. | M. Ahsan Khan

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