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Honors Peer Mentor: Shelbie Winstead

Shelbie Winstead, Honors Peer MentorHometown: Knoxville, IL

Majors: Language Studies & Communication - Public Relations

What do you like most about being an Honors student?

I love the community. There are so many people that I have met through the Honors College because we would keep running into one another at the events. It’s a great way to get involved and introduces you to so many other students.

Leadership and involvement at STATE:

On campus, I am a news reporter for the school’s newspaper, the Indiana Statesman. Because of that, I can be found at a lot of campus events. Additionally, I am the treasurer for the Lemon Club at ISU. Our organization raises money for childhood cancer research, which we then donate the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. We raise funds through lemonade stands, dine to donate events, t-shirt sales, and general donations.

What advice do you have for incoming Honors students?

Attend campus events! Especially in the first few weeks of college. There are so many departments on campus that put on special events to welcome incoming students, and they are a great way to meet new people, have fun, and ease the transition into being an independent college student.