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Shelbie Winstead, Honors Peer Mentor

Shelbie Winstead, Honors Peer MentorHometown: Knoxville, IL.

Majors: Language Studies & Communication - Journalism

What do you like most about being an Honors student?

I love how easy it is for me to access faculty resources as an Honors student! I live in Pickerl Hall (which is a great dorm, by the way), and also happens to be where the Honors College Office is located. If I need mentoring or have a question, I can just walk downstairs. No commuting necessary!

Leadership and involvement at STATE:

Beyond the Honors College, I have had the pleasure of serving as the Treasurer of the ISU Lemon Club. In Lemon Club, we raise money and spread awareness for childhood cancer. The funds we raise go directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, who donates the money to childhood cancer research. I’m also involved as a reporter for the university’s newspaper, the Indiana Statesman. So, if you’re at a university function, chances are I’m there as well!

What advice do you have for incoming Honors students?

The best thing to do is get involved! There are so many rewards to be found in joining campus organizations, and they are a great way to meet new people. Making new friends is one of the most intimidating aspects of starting college, but being involved on campus makes it so much easier.