Yearbooks: 1970s


Notes: Accounting, Business, Distributive Education and Office Administration, Management-Finance, and Marketing made up the four departments of the School of Business. In conjunction with the annual Business Day, a new Honors Day Program which constituted personal recognition of honors awards within the school was held. The School of Business moved into its expanded quarters on the new fifth floor. The added facilities contain 25 faculty offices, 2 department offices, 15 graduate assistant’s offices and study units, and 3 seminar rooms separated by folding doors which open to provide a large assembly room.

School of Business

Construction of the new floor of the Business Building added much needed space.
School of Business Expands with ISU
Accounting, Business, Distributive Education and Office Administration, Management-Finance, and Marketing made up the four departments of the School of Business. In conjunction with the annual Business Day, a new Honors Day Program which constituted personal recognition of honors awards within the school was held. The School of Business moved into its expanded quarters on the new fifth floor. The added facilities contain 25 faculty offices, 2 department offices, 15 graduate assistant’s offices and study units, and 3 seminar rooms separated by folding doors which open to provide a large assembly room.

School of Business, 1970

School of Business (1970 Sycamore, page 356)

The School of Business in 1970

The School of Business in July 1970 - Univesity Archives

Accounting Club

Accounting Club 1970

Accounting Club: Seated: Joyce Snell (secretary) and Connie Morris (president), Standing: R. J. Clay (advisor) and Timothy Hoge (treasurer).
The Accounting Club held a variety of programs and members served at tutors for accounting students. They established a High School Visitation Program in which members went to high schools and informed students about college life and the opportunities in an accounting career. 1970 Sycamore, page 357

Business Outlook Forum

Business Outlook Forum 1970

Faculty and administrators participate in the Business Outlook Forum University Archives

Co-operative Professional Practice Program

Students Train While on Job. The Co-op (Co-operative Professional Practice Program) was established to let students obtain practical experience in his chosen profession. This year, students were placed with the Department of State, Food and Drug Administration and Social Security Administration, along with 75 previous placements.

Co-operative Professional Practice Program

Left - The Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts is one of the many places Co-op students enrolled in the program are able to work while studying. Right – A co-op student learns how to operate a control board at Public Service. (1970 Sycamore, page 257)

Distributive Education Club

An expanding club was the goal of Indiana State University’s Distributive Education club for the academic year. A new club constitution was drafted for the club in February. Members attended both the state convention, held in conjunction with the high school convention, and the national convention in Minneapolis. [Distributive Education was a program in which students received both classrom and on-the-job training in distribution, marketing, and sales.]

Distributive Education Club, 1970

Distributive Education Club: left to right: Bill Hill, secretary-treasurer; Leonard Smith, president; David Coleman, vice-president (1970 Sycamore, page 368)

Future Secretaries Association

Note: The first chapter of the National Secretaries Association (NSA) was founded in Topeka, Kansas in 1942. In 1960, the NSA established the Future Secretaries Association. In 1981, the NSA changed their name to Professional Secretaries International (PSI). In 1998, the name was changed again to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). "History of the IAAP Timeline" & "History of IAAP"

The Future Secretaries Association held its annual moneymaking project, a doughnut sale in October. They also invited members of the National Secretaries Association to their yearly Christmas program.

Future Secretaries Association, 1970

Stephanie Vaughn, vice-president; Peggy Sandberg, president; Margaret Metzinger, secretary (1970 Sycamore, page 356)

Marketing Club

ISU’s Marketing Club activities included two trips; one to Chicago in the fall to tour several major companies and another to the American Marketing Association Convention in St. Louis in February. A newsletter was instituted this year to inform members of marketing activities on campus and in the area. A career file provided information about job opportunities in marketing with 100 different firms.

Marketing Club, 1970

Front: Dennis W. Smith, president; James Dryer, vice president;
Back: Dave Hutchinson, treasurer; Anita Garrigus, secretary; Robert Obenberger, sponsor (1970 Sycamore, page 359)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, a national business education honorary, hosted a spring business clinic in March. New members were initiated in May. Every year Pi Omega Pi chooses an outstanding member to add to their plaque.

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1970

Pi Omega Pi (1970 Sycamore, page 358)
Janice Sargraves, president; Pam Graves, vice-president; Larry Sabiston, treasurer; Margaret Metzinger; Nancy Redman; Mary Pastorius

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. The tenth anniversary of Delta Sigma Pi’s founding on this campus was celebrated at a banquet held at the Cottage Inn [The Cottage Inn Beef and Pancake House was at 3231 Poplar Street] in October. District Director, James McHargue, was initiated in the spring. The Delta Sigs also held their annual Rose Dance in May, where their sweetheart was crowned.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1970

Front: Timothy Brown, vice president; John Graves, past president; Michael Farmer, president; N. Jay Brantley, advisor;
Back: Dennis M. Smith, treasurer; Ervan Holtman, advisor; Dan Weaver, senior vice president; Ronald Allshouse, chancellor. (1970 Sycamore, page 359)

Around Campus: Statesman Towers

Statesman Towers - July 1970

Statesman Tower East, an old residence hall, was changed to the School of Business (1981 Sycamore, page 150 & University Archive)
This photo was taken in July 1970. To the right of the towers can be seen Debs House. The Eugene V. Debs House, on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, was a home of union leader Eugene V. Debs. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

Statesman Towers, July 1970

Statesman Towers, July 1970 (University Archive)


Accounting Club

Accounting Club 1971

Accounting Club officers discuss activities in the new Accounting Department offices on the fourth floor of the Business Building. 1971 Sycamore, page 262

Future Secretaries Association

Future Secretaries Association, 1971

General Telephone offered a tour of facilities for the Future Secretaries Association (1971 Sycamore, page 263)


Notes: Dr. Clinton A. Baker was dean of the School of Business from 1972 to 1973

Dean Clinton Baker

Dean Clinton Baker

Dean Clinton Baker 1972 Sycamore, page 328

Dr. Clinton Baker was appointed the new Dean of the School of Business effective January 7, 1972. He succeeds Dr. Paul F. Muse, dean of the school since its establishment as a major academic unit in 1964. Dr. Muse will retire from active faculty service in 1972. Dr. Baker, who joined the ISU faculty as an assistant dean in July 1970, taught 11 years at the University of South Carolina. He received his B.S. at the University of Louisville, and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Indiana University.
The School of Business is organized in three major divisions – Business Administration, Business and Distributive Education and Business Research. With such a diversification, students are able to enjoy the benefits of either professional or vocational schooling. Students chose from a variety of subjects – finance, administration, marketing, accounting and management.

Fraternity: Delta Pi Epsilon

Note: Delta Pi Epsilon was a national graduate honorary Society committed to the professional development of educators in all business disciplines. Members advanced quality education and refined pedagogy though research and instructional development activities. In 2012, Delta Pi Epsilon was renamed and became the research division of the National Business Education Association.

Delta Pi Epsilon, April 29, 1972

Members of the Delta Pi Epsilon honorary fraternity for business education, April 29, 1972. (University Archives)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

An honorary for business education students and teachers, Pi Omega Pi encouraged scholarship in business education and served the School of Business within the university.
Members: Vicky Poats Baurie, Nancy Brinker, Cynthia Carmichael, Brenda Carter, Jackie Farmer, Sherry Haselby, Connie Henley, Deborah Hurford, Judith Jordan, Bonnie Livengood, Betty Marks, Janice Marshall, Beverly Myers, Mary Pastorius, Linda Stewart, Dolores Swearingen, Suetta Tilley. (1972 Sycamore, pages 281 & 287)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigs: A Professional Fraternity with a Purpose
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Members must be business majors and have a 2.25 GPA.
The men also had their social events which included a Halloween and Las Vegas Party and they held their annual spring formal Rose Dance.

Members were: Charles P. Anderson, Emanual Bartolomy, Mark A. Bender, Darrell J. Berry, Patrick G. Boice, Jim Bovenkerk, David L. Butz, Scott E. Cantion, Edward A. Chowning, Carroll E. Coffing, Omer Bert Collins, Gary L. Crowder, James R. Demotte, Dorlin S. Drake, Jeffrey M. Fein, David Fuhs, Micheal E. Gallagher, James H. Gray, David N. Griffith, Steven K. Hall, Phil Hammel, Tim O. Hanna, Robert Illingsworth, Greg A. Jones, john W. McGovern, Donald Meisberger, Fred Miller, Alex B. Milligan, Ronald J. Petre, Robert C. Rubbert, David H. Scott, Marvin L. Seger, Kenneth J. Seng, Charles S. Sheldahl, William L. Smith, Daniel C. Symonds, Frank P. Trapan, Richard H. Warner, Frank B. Zieg, Thomas B. Zipp. 1972 Sycamore, pages 254 - 255

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1972 Homecoming Float

The members of the ISU Delta Tau chapter continued their involvement in campus activities with a float entry in the Homecoming parade. “Ecology” won the City of Terre Haute award for the men.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1972

Delta Tau chapter maintains a lodge for meetings and parties. For a second year, the group organized a successful “road block for cancer.” The Delta Sigs we able to add over a thousand dollars to the drive.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1972

Delta Sigs professional purpose does not mean they can’t get together for fellowship


School of Business

Dean Clinton BakerSince its inception, the School of Business has undergone a number of significant changes. These range from the addition of a glass-enclosed fourth floor to the appointment of Dr. Clinton A. Baker as the second dean of the School. Less noticeable, but decidedly more important, are the changes in the direction of the School, in credentials of its faculty, and in the professional preparation of its students. Further changes are inevitable. Schools of business face critical pressures from society which will not likely disappear without positive changes and innovation occurring. More students are beginning to select their majors with real-world relevancy and employment opportunities as the key factors in their decision process.
The professional schools will be constantly challenged in an attempt to meet the needs, desires and aspirations of their students as well as the employment demands of the market place. The challenge will require a service orientated picture on the part of the schools of business. The School of Business at Indiana State University is actively involved in a number of endeavors which will benefit both current and former students in their attempt to gain meaningful and potentially productive knowledge. Four activities are of particular note.
One, the faculty has recently completed an extensive review and reappraisal of the goals and objectives of the School of Business. The preamble to the School’s statement of objectives perhaps best describes the thrust of the faculty’s effort. “The primary mission of the School of Business is education – education which has as its goal the development of graduates who have the capacity either for professional careers in business, government, and public affairs or for teaching positions in education for business and who have the willingness to accept the responsibility for their own further personal and professional growth and development. Major emphasis is placed upon the development of flexible individuals who expect and can adjust to change as it occurs.”
Two, a renewed effort has been directed toward improving the flow of communications between students and the School of Business. As an example, a School of Business Newsletter was published and distributed to all School of Business students with pertinent information concerning policies and procedures that affect his or her degree requirements.
Three, plans are being developed to reactivate the School of Business Advisory Committee. This committee together with a proposed Executive-in-Residence will establish a closer working relationship between the School and the community. Also, faculty members are encouraged to work with business firms and community organizations to that changing trends and developments in these areas can be immediately shared in the classroom.
Four, efforts are being exerted to provide management training and development programs for those practitioners in the business and industrial world who are unable to return to the classroom on a full-time basis.
With these activities, the School of Business will be in a position to be of improved service to the student and to society. 1973 Sycamore, page 356

Co-operative Professional Practice Program

Students at ISU are able to participate in a unique five-year Cooperative Professional Practice Program during which the student obtains his academic degree and, at the same time, gains roughly one and one-half years of practical experience in his chosen professional field.
The Cooperative Professional Practice Program at ISU gives students who are qualified the most comprehensive professional preparation by extending classroom and laboratory teaching through on-the-job training.
This on-the-job practice is under the supervision of senior members of the student’s chosen profession. The student is given structured assignments which require the skillful application and demonstration of attitudes, judgment, techniques and knowledge.
The weeks of professional practice assist the student in the development of an understanding of relationships with others and an opportunity to learn about working as a member of a team. The period allows the student to obtain first-hand knowledge of professional practices and, at the same time, provides an ideal test of career interest and aptitude.
The student’s first year is to be spent on campus participating in all Co-op programs. There is a Co-op rotation which starts either the second or third year, depending upon the student’s major field area.
The student alternates semesters and summers between on-campus study and professional practice assignments off campus. The final semester in all classes will be on campus.
Participants in the program are divided into two divisions. The first division is in the classroom, while the other is off campus on professional practice assignments.

Cooperative Professional Practice Program

(1973 Sycamore, page 141)

Future Secretaries Association

Increasing leadership qualities and furthering knowledge of the profession are the main goals stated by the Future Secretaries Association.
Activities throughout the year included a picnic with Pi Omega Pi Business Education Honorary, a Christmas initiation and party, several guest speakers, making bulletin board displays, a field trip to a local business, and the selection of an outstanding FSA member for 1973.
Offices for the year included Nancy Lengyel, president; Jo Ann Lake, vice president; Marsha Ellis, secretary and Marleen Budrean, treasurer. (1973 Sycamore, page 127)

Marketing Club

This fall the Marketing club kicked off the semester with a picnic in the country, followed by two pizza parties. The entire marketing department faculty attends these gatherings and students and faculty have a chance to talk informally.
In the spring, the club initiated the new semester with another pizza party. In February, members travelled to St. Louis to attend the annual Marketing convention. A major or minor is not required to join the club, just an interest is enough.
Officers for the year were Rusty Coffing, president; Dan McIntire, vice president; Denise Meyer, secretary; and Pat Stimson, treasurer. (1973 Sycamore, page 124)

MBA Club

The Masters in Business Administration Club says their purpose is “To promote fellowship among students; to promote intellectual stimulation; and to promote favorable relations with the academic and business communities.”
They sponsored two student-faculty mixers. The parties gave students a chance to relax and really get to know members of the faculty.
Officers included James Schmutte, president; Doug Naffziger, vice president; Stephen Dezember, secretary; and Donna Bone, treasurer. (1973 Sycamore, page 125)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Members: Vickie Baurie, Nancy Brinker, Cindy Carmichael, Jackie Farmer Erli, Janice Harrell, Sherry Haselby, Connie Henley, Bonnie Hevron, Trudie Jones, Ramona Kite, Bonnie Livengood, Janice Marshall, Judy Newbold, Wilma Schuman, Dolores Swearingen. (1973 Sycamore, page 123)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi mixes Business with Pleasure
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities and to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice.
The fraternity’s social activities included a Founder’s Day Banquet and a Rose Dance in April. A trade party with Delta Gamma sorority was conducted early in the spring. Delta Sigma Pi’s float won third place in the Homecoming Parade.
A roadblock to collect for the Cancer Drive served as the philanthropic project for the year.
Members were: Bob Allen, Emy Bartolome, Mark Bender, Darrell Berry, Pat Boice, Jim Bovenkerk, Leland Boyer, Jim Burke, Sheldon Buskirk, Dave Butz, Scott Cantlon, Carroll Coffing, Steve Copsey, Gary Crowder, Dave Curry, Jim Dewinter, Dan Eckstein, John Eldred, Jeff Fein, Jack Ferguson, Gary Goble, Don Grandits, Bob Grow, Phil Hammel, Ray Herr, Dennis Hildebrand, Joe Jordan, Bill Jouris, Dan Keown, Jerry Kotler, George Kuper, John Lee, Paul Matson, Mike Moeller, Don Meisberger, Fred Miller, Ron Petre, Bob Pfister, Roy Robertson, Dave Rose, Bill Schmitt, Steve Schuler, Ken Seng, John Small, Jerry Stinchfield, Mike Williamson.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1973

Pictured are David Rose, Pat Boice, Gary Crowder, Jerry Stinchfield, Ray Herr, Dave Butz, Roy Robertson, Dennis Hildebrand, Garu Goebel, Al Summers, Don Grandits, Bill Jouris, Ron Petre, Ken Seng, Bob Allen, Dan Eckstein, Steve Schuler, Joe Jordan, George Kuper, Don Meisberger, Jack Ferguson. (1973 Sycamore, pages 115 & 118)

Student: Scott Cantlon

Scott Cantlon

Interview with Debbie Kramer
“It’s miserable when people kill over religion.” A business major from Wolcott, Indiana, Scott Cantlon chose ISU although Purdue was only 22 miles away. “I wanted to get away.” Scott feels the School of Business is pretty good, but he didn’t get to talk with his counselor much. “ISU is changing … getting bigger and better.” As president of Fairbanks Hall, Scott feels dorms would be better if more private rooms were available. “If your roommate is a bad one, you’re stuck. It can ruin a year. There should be some way to get out of a situation like that.” “When I graduate I’m enlisting in the army. The world’s messed up. It’s miserable when people kill over religion. But I’ll join to help things. I think the business experience will help.” Scott is glad ISU and Terre Haute are improving so rapidly but regrets that he won’t be here to enjoy the changes.  1973 Sycamore, page 358

Student: Rick Richard

Rick Richard is a marketing major from Tell City. His activities at ISU include intramurals, Marketing Club and the duties of every RA.
Rick came to ISU because it was convenient, recognized and because it offered a good curriculum. He feels the university has improved in the past four years, that it offers a wider range of classes, extra-curricular activities and campus involvements, and that it has begun “catching up” with other campuses. “Changing women’s hours was a big improvement.”
While he thinks that the marketing department is a good one, younger professors don’t rate very high with Rick. Unlike many, he prefers older faculty members because, “they know exactly what the department is all about. The young ones aren’t sure enough of themselves and how to teach.”
“Living in Terre Haute is like living in the 18th century.” He doesn’t think it’s all bad, but the changes and construction are coming “about 10 years too late.”
“Landscaping could really improve the looks of the campus. It could be a lot nicer.”
“The greatest change at ISU has come in the area of entertainment. The films presented by the Union Board are superior to past years and the Showcases have improved “tremendously!” Bringing the Carpenters and Chicago was fantastic!” Interview with Debbie Kramer.

Rick Richard, 1973

Rick Richard (1973 Sycamore, page 361)

Campus Map

1973 Campus Map

1973 Campus Map - 1973 Sycamore, page 265


Notes: In October 1974, two-year secretarial associate degrees were offered. Dr. Edward L. Goebel became the dean of the School of Business in 1974 and remained so until 1989.

Future Secretaries Association

Monthly meetings were held by the FSA with many goals in mind. To bring to the students a better understanding of the business world, through association with experienced secretaries, stimulate interest in the secretarial profession, to encourage an appreciation of the importance of the basic skills, including English and grammar, to encourage students to aspire to a high level of competence and to develop a recognition of the importance of desirable work habits., attitudes and responsibilities.
Officers were: JoAnn Grant, President; Karen Illingworth, Vice President; Tina Coverstone, Treasurer; Jane Licheniak, Secretary and Barbara Minnick, Faculty Sponsor. (1974 Sycamore, page 193)

Master in Business Association

Their main goal is to promote good fellowship, intellectual stimulation and favorable relations with academic and business communities.
Officers included: Jerry Selby, President; Jon Hawes, Vice President; Steve Sedgwick, Secretary-Treasurer and Dr. Wynnie Ford, Faculty Sponsor. (1974 Sycamore, page 193)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Members: Judith Cork, Joann Grant, Janice Harrell, Jo An Heramb, Dolores Jones, Ramona Kite, Veronica Liebold, Dan Rumbley, Sally Wells. (1974 Sycamore, page 190)

Fraternity: Delta Pi Epsilon

Note: Delta Pi Epsilon was a national graduate honorary Society committed to the professional development of educators in all business disciplines. Members advanced quality education and refined pedagogy though research and instructional development activities. In 2012, Delta Pi Epsilon was renamed and became the research division of the National Business Education Association.

In 1974 the members were: Patricia Aman, Helene Andrews, Janet Armbruster, Kenneth Arthur, Clyde Bailey, Mary Bailey, Lee Baker, Elena Banks, Marva Barrett, Kathryn Beard, Albert Belskus, Helen Bensley, Rosalie Bess, Robert Bonnewell, Mary Box, Warren Brewer, Lucille Buchanan, Virginia Buell, Sherrie Burke, Mildred Callis, Melva Carter, Thomas Chambers, Roger Claar, Helen Coard, Diane Coffing, William Coon, Rita Cress, Violet Davis, Virginia Davis, Raymond Dawson, Judith Deig, Mary Easton, Ann Dix, Sondra Dooley, Joy Ellshoff, Gary Epperson, Charles Esperseth, Diana Evrard, George Finney, Mildred Flottmann, Barbara Flournoy, charlyn Fox, Ronald Fredericks, Lois Frye, Dale Genseal, Joseph Giovanini, Patrick Goen, Maurie Good, Dorothy Goodman, Gordon Goodman, Hilary Gramelspacher, Linda Haniins, Shirley Hanna, Sharon Harmon, Ilene Heckler, Marie Higgins, James Hinshaw, Ronald hoke, Jerry Holmes, Edna Jackman, Sharon Jaggard, Mary Jasiewicz, Paula Johnson, Carol Jones, Doris Kirkpatrick, Lois Krill, Linda Long, Rebecca Long, Judith Lowder, Donald Lucchi, Juldine Maloney, Charles Marlin, Joyce Marlin, John Maudlin, Gloria McCumber, Dixie McDonough, June Medsker, Karen Mershon, Ada Metzler, David Muse, Ruth Myer, Cheryl Nealton, Phyllis Newton, Mildred O’Rourke, James Peck, Carol Pfaff, Roleen Pickard, Max Pinkerton, Patricia Porter, Anna Ranard, Donald Reed, Sondra Rehmel, Carol Rogers, Helen Russell, Gary Satterfield, Charles Schnell, Billy Sellers, Yvonne Shidler, Janet Shields, Darlene Smith, Marsha Snideman, Dois Sproatt, Gloria Sterczer, Donna Stewart, Anne Stone, Jane Sulewski, Karen Sutton, Gloria Talbott, Dennis Taparo, Larry Vanarsdall, Diana Van Slyke, Irma Whetstone, Judy Williams, Wallace Wirth. (1974 Sycamore, page 188)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. Bob Allen, Mark Bender, Pat Boice, Jim Bovenkirk, Leland Boyer, Jim Burke, Steve Copsey, Dave Curry, Jim DeWinter, Dan Eckstein, Jeff Fein, Jack Ferguson, Dave Finely, Mahershall Gardener, Dave Gehrke, Gary Goble, Larry Heath, Ray Herr, Dennis Hildebrand, Jim Jeffers, Ron Jessup, Ed Jones, Joe Jordan, Bill Jouris, Larry Kaplan, Jerry Kotler, Mike Kuepper, John Lee, roger Marley, Paul Matson, Fred Miller, Mike Moeller, Les Mongell, Nelson Pickett, Steve Pickett, Gary Riley, Dave Rose, Bill Schmitt, Eric Schneider, John Small, Dale Smith, Jerry Stinchfield, John Stover, All Smumers, Steve Tucker, Joe Vaal, Dan Williams, Dave Wilson. (1974 Sycamore, page 188-189)

Around Campus: Statesman Towers

[Note: Built just 6 years before in 1968 in expectation of ever-increasing enrollment rates Stateman Towers have become a bit of a white elephant. The etymology of the phrase is interesting. It is said to come from the historic practice of the King of Siam (now Thailand) giving rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, so that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs.]

Statesman Towers, 1974

Enrollment decreases and off campus housing close dorms (1974 Sycamore, page 3)
The sign reads: "For sale by owner. If interested phone 232-6311 and ask for Al"
Al is a reference to Alan Carson Rankin, Indiana State University's seventh president (1965 - 1975)


School of Business

Business Building 1975

The Business Building 1975 Sycamore, page 49

New Program: Today’s Changes
The newest development in the ISU School of Business during the 1974-75 year was the offering of a two-year secretarial associate degree program.
Organized so a person with no previous background in the field of business can enter and succeed, the associate arts program consists of 62 semester hours of college courses which prepare students of secretarial positions in business, professional, and government offices.
Announcement of the program was made in October, 1974, by Dr. Ralph E. Mason, chairman of the Department of Business-distributive Education and Office Administration.
Newly approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the associate degree program is the result of curriculum revision based on a 1972 study of 10-year graduates of the former ISU secretarial science certificate program.
While most of the course work is concentrated in secretarial and related business areas, several basic educations courses are included to broaden the student’s background knowledge, according to Mason.
All courses required in the program are regular college courses, and the credit earned can be transferred to another program if the student desires.
For example, a student may elect to continue in school and work toward a four year bachelor’s degree.
Secretarial students in the upper one third of their graduating classes in high school, who successfully pass an examination in secretarial skill may be eligible for the ISU Secretarial Work Scholarship.

No “Sure” Job; But Not Bad
With the decline of openings in the teaching professions during the 1970’s, a large number of students have turned to the business world for that “sure” job.
As most business majors would be quick to point out, there are no "sure" jobs even in the business area - but the well-prepared graduate does have good odds of starting at a job with above average pay. ISU's School of Business, which attracts students from throughout the world, is organized to operate through four departments (Accounting, Business-Distributive Education and Office Administration, Management- Finance, and Marketing), a bureau of business research, and an office for graduate studies in business administration (MBA).
Four major objective guide the operation of the School of Business. These objectives recognize the need to:

(1) provide a broad background of academic offerings and to give breadth to the student's perspective by integrating knowledge among all fields of learning;
(2) provide education background that will equip men and women for administrative and executive positions in both the private business sector and in government;
(3) prepare men and women for positions as business and distributive education teachers; and
(4) develop the necessary specialized abilities and skills needed by the college graduate to enter into life's work and to progress in it.

In the School of Business emphasis is placed on developing in the student an ability to communicate effectively, to make wise choices, to think critically, to identify the problems of life, and to develop a way of solving or reconciling problems.
Organizational and executive operations are taught in total perspective. The prospective business man and the prospective teacher are encouraged to learn concurrently the functions of an effective citizen in his culture and an effective member in his occupation or profession.
All levels of operations - routine procedures, problem-solving techniques, and creative experiences – are given appropriate attention at appropriate times.
Major efforts are made to develop flexible personalities who expect and welcome change and who can adjust to change when times, places, and conditions justify it.
The educational process in the School of Business emphasizes personal, social, economic, and moral growth through interesting, varied, meaningful, and purposeful experiences.
Among the undergraduate majors offered in the School of Business are accounting, finance, general business, management, marketing, office administration, and two-year secretarial.
Teacher certification on the undergraduate program is available in business education, distributive education, business teaching secondary (minor), and vocational business and office education. (1975 Sycamore, page 45)

Accounting Club

Visiting six of the world’s largest accounting firms and sponsoring several get-together picnics and meals were some of the major activities conducted by the Accounting Club during 1974-75. A get-acquainted picnic was held in Dobbs Park in September, followed by a local practitioners night in October, the visit to accounting firms in November, and a close-the-semester party at Dragon’s Brown Barn in December. The new year began with a start-the-semester right party at the In Place, a program on industrial accounting (in February), a movie night, and an intern night and close-the-year party. Officers included Anthony Franjoine (president); Rebecca Maher (vice president), Gregory Hochesang and Elaine Cultice (treasurer) and Cindy Mix (secretary). 1975 Sycamore, page 7

MBA Club

Informal meetings, parties, picnics, and intramural sports participation were the main programs of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) Club at ISU during 1974 and 1975.
The local departmental conducted meetings on call throughout the year.
Officers included John Rynecki, president; David Brown, vice president; David Finley, treasurer; and Sara Egly, secretary.
Bill Moncel was first semester vice president and Dr. Winni Ford was faculty sponsor. (1975 Sycamore, page 210)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi omega Pi, an honorary-professional for future business teachers, conducted several activities during the year including elections and initiations, student teaching panel discussions, weekly typewriting labs, a Business Education Clinic, and a professional banquet.
Officers included JoAnn Grant, Sally Walls, Joni Lewis, and LouAnne Salsman. (1975 Sycamore, page 233)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. 

Perhaps the most active of the professional organizations on campus, Delta Sigma Pi conducted a Christmas banquet, Rose Dance, Cancer Drive road block, canoe trip, a tour of Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, and programs with various speakers during the year.
The group also published an alumni letter under the direction of officers Dave Curry, president; Dan Williams, vice president; Dale Smith, treasurer; and Ray Herr, secretary.
In addition, Don Jennings served as vice president of professional activities and Ron Jessup was vice president of pledge education. (1975 Sycamore, page 102)


School of Business

Science Hall

The Science Hall was built in 1917 and used for science and commerce classes before being converted into the School of Business in 1962 1976 Sycamore, page 1

Faculty: Henry W. Longfield

Henry Longfield teaches accounting. To many people at ISU, Chicago is the heavy of the rock world, but to Dr. Henry Longfield, it is only his hometown. Married with two children, his oldest daughter is a junior at ISU. Golf and attending sports events are his major fascinations. Longfield has been teaching for the past ten years, but wishes he had gone into teaching earlier than he did. Longfield's duties include teaching two classes and handling administrative functions. He is active with the Meals-on-Wheels program, serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of America, is a member of the National Association of Accountants and the Certified Public Accountants.

Henry W. Longfield, 1976

Henry W. Longfield (1976 Sycamore, page 125)

Faculty: Ralph E. Mason

Dr. Ralph E. Mason, Business-Distributive Education and Office Administration
“we have a Burmese cat who runs the household,” Dr. Ralph Mason informs us; however, he doesn’t approve of the unrest in foreign countries. Asia is of particular interest to him since he served in the Asian Theater during WWII. He received the Council of Distributive Teacher’s Educational Award in 1975.
Mason would like to “find better ways to communicate opportunities at ISU because its location in the state.”
He is presently secretary to the United Way fund drive in Terre Haute.

Ralph Mason, 1976

Ralph Mason (1976 Sycamore, page 119)

Faculty: Herbert Ross

Dr. Herbert Ross was named Acting Chairman of the department of Marketing along with the Professorship in the Business department on August 25, 1975. A native of Illinois, he is married to the former Norma Carol and has one son and two daughters. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and Vocational Association, Delta Pi Epsilon, and several other organizations as well as being associated with Business Education publications.

Herbert Ross, 1976

Herbert Ross (1976 Sycamore, page 126)

Faculty: Robert Steinbaugh

From Ohio State University, (sorry about that, Schembechler fans of Michigan), we obtained Dr. Robert P. Steinbaugh. He enjoys reading historical novels and biographies, not to mention following the stock market and traveling. He has visited such places as Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and several other foreign countries. He feels one of the most pressing issues presently at ISU is "adjusting to a rather stabilized enrollment. I believe the University is a far better one than most of the immediate community thinks it to be."

Robert Steinbaugh, Management-Finance, 1976

Robert Steinbaugh, Management-Finance (1976 Sycamore, page 126)

Accounting Club

The Accounting club was to aid students in planning their future careers in accounting. Activities were the Big Eight CPA Fair, discussions with IRS agents, industrial accountants, andaccounting interns.Officers; Fall: Rebecca Maher (president), Greg Wertz (vice-president), Cindy Mix; (secretary), Earl Elliott (treasurer), Ellen Duetlinger (activity co-ordinator). Spring: Pat Hopkins (president), Gary Grohovsky (vice-president), Cindy Mix (secretary), Craig Combs (treasurer), Penny Holenbaugh (activity co-ordinator) and James Shmutte (faculty sponsor). 1976 Sycamore, page 150

Distributive Education Club

[Distributive Education was a program in which students received both classrom and on-the-job training in distribution, marketing, and sales.] Officers; fall, Marcia Greenleaf, president; Dan Williams, vice-president; Elvin Barks, secretary-treasurer. Spring, Elvin Barks, president; Dan Williams, vice-president; Dr. Herb Ross, faculty sponsor. (1976 Sycamore, page 153)

Future Secretaries Association

Future Secretaries is an organization which endeavors to give those individuals who hope to go into the secretarial profession, a wider view and perspective of the modern business world.
Activities sponsored were, two bake sales, touring the General Telephone Company, and a local F.B.I. agent spoke on job opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area.
Officers; president, Glenda M. Gleitz; vice-president, Carol Griffin; secretaries, Patty Titzer, Donna Berndt; treasurer, Carol Siegel; faculty sponsor, Mrs. Elena Banks. (1976 Sycamore, page 153)

Management Club

Activities consisted of touring Sear's warehouse, management area and accountants' facilities, a Christmas party, a field trip to St. Louis where they toured the Federal Reserve Bank, a euchre party, and a close-out picnic.
Officers; fall, president, Steve Handly; vice-president, Myra Freed; secretary, Jim Pell; treasurer, Count Newsom. Spring, president, Vicki Holmes; vice-president, Alan Smith; secretary, Jim Rosentreter; treasurer, Kevin Robinson; faculty sponsors, Mr. Douglas, Mr. Newgren. (1976 Sycamore, page 155)

Marketing Club

The objective of the Marketing Club is to bring a sense of unity to marketing majors. Activities consisted of visiting Chicago and touring three advertising agencies, attending the National Marketing Convention in St. Louis, and hosting two picnics.
Officer; Janet Hopewell, president; Mr. Knight, faculty sponsor. (1976 Sycamore, page 156)

MBA Club

The purpose of the Master's of Business Administration Club is to promote good fellowship, intellectual stimulation, and favorable relations with the academic and business communities.
Activities-participated in intramurals, student-faculty parties, the Chicago Graduate Recruiting Fair, and they sent representatives to community business meetings, are in the process of publishing the first directory of graduates and candidates.
Officers; president, Alex Murphy; vice-president, Dennis Carvalho; secretary, Don Scalzo. (1976 Sycamore, page 156)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Their purpose is scholarship, leadership, service and progress in the field of business education. Activities-put together a national project for first year teachers, had two bake sales, sold posters, and went on field trips. Also set up labs for business subjects in the School of Business, and served as hostesses at the annual Business Education Clinic in the spring.
Officers; president, Pamela K. Raines; vice-president, Joni C. Lewis; secretary, Lorre Bergfeld; treasurer, Janet Pierrard; faculty sponsor, Dr. Mary Ellen Adams. (1976 Sycamore, page 157)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. 

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity in the School of Business. They offer an individual a chance to expand his knowledge and experience through being involved professionally as well as socially and civically.
Activities included tours to O'Hare field, Inland Steel, Chicago, and Indianapolis Power and Light. Speakers this year were, representatives from Radio Shack, Montgomery Ward, and Terre Haute First National Bank. They also participated in the Cancer Drive, and had a Rose Dance and a canoe trip to Turkey Run.
Officers; fall, president, Dale Smith; vice-president, Donald Jennings; secretary, Ron Jessup; treasurer, Steve Graves. Spring, president; Keith Klingler: vice-president, Steve Hicks; secretary, Donald Jennings; treasurer, Steve Groves; faculty sponsors, Richard Becker, Larry Knight (1976 Sycamore, page 152)

Student: Bonnie Kaye Cline

Bonnie Kaye ClineBonnie Kaye Cline from Evansville, IN; Marketing and Clothing and Textiles major; Alpha Omicron Pi, chapter relations chairman, senior Panhellenic delegate, Leeders council, co-chairman for State Day publicity, Campus Revue, costume co-chairman, pledge class vice-president; Blue Beret; Homecoming Steering Committee, publicity co-chairman; SGA, election commission; Welcome Week, committee; Pamarista; Phi Upsilon Omicron; Alpha Lambda Delta; Outstanding Greek Woman, nominee; Alpha Omicron Pi Nola Williams Scholarship; Alpha Omicron Pi First Year Award; National Alpha Omicron Pi Diamond Jubilee Scholarship; Alan C. Rankin Award.



Student: Joseph William Hession 

Indianapolis, IN: Marketing and Journalism major; Senior Class, president; Sigma Delta Chi, treasurer, president; Alpha Phi Gamma; Indiana Collegiate Press Association, vice-president; Rhoads Hall, council; Marketing Club; Catholic student Center; American Marketing Association; Blue Beret; Statesman, editorial board; Sycamore, business manager, sports editor, co-associate editor; Tandemonia Steering Committee; Alpha Phi Gamma Outstanding Freshman Journalist Award; Who's Who in the Junior Class.

Joseph William Hession, 1976

Joseph William Hession (1976 Sycamore, page 161)

Student: Pamela Marie Smith

Hammond, IN; Market major; Alpha Chi Omega, big brother chairman, social chairman, standards board,  Outstanding Alpha Chi, Highest Grade Index Award; Panhellenic Award for Highest Index; Marketing Club; Alpha Lambda Delta; Junior Class Council; Blue Beret; Homecoming Court; Tandem team; tandem games; Campus Revue; Songfest; trike team, coach; Who's Who in the Junior Class; Dean's List; Honor Roll; ISU Cheerleader, Cheerleader with Highest Grade Index Award.

Pamela Smith, 1976

Pamela Marie Smith (1976 Sycamore, page 163)

Student: Barbara June Tallent

Western Springs, IL; Marketing major; Alpha Phi, secretary, vice-president; Sigma Phi Epsilon, little sister; Marketing Club; Union Hostess; Homecoming Steering Committee; rush counselor; Alpha Phi, float chairman; Campus Revue; Songfest; intramurals; Homecoming Queen, finalist.

Barbara June Tallent, 1976

Barbara June Tallent (1976 Sycamore, page 162)

Student: Fredric William Wilkerson

Bloomington, IN; Business Administration major; SGA, senator, vice-president; RHA, housing chairman; Indiana Student Association, regional director; Statesman, news editor; University Studies Evaluation, co-author; special committee on University Studies; Search and Screen Committee for Academic Vice-president ISU; WISIJ; Hines Hall, resident assistant; Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award, finalist.

Fredric Wilkerson, 1976

Fredric Wilkerson (1976 Sycamore, page 165)


Faculty: Leona Gallion

"The most rewarding teaching experience is working with shorthand teachers in summer workshops. The most interesting is working with beginning shorthand students and experimenting with teaching methods." These are the views of Dr. Leona Gallion, professor of business.
Along with shorthand, Gallion also instructs classes in statistics, which are part of the Management-Finance curriculum.
The department of Business Distributive Education and Office Administration (BDEOA) is interested in "providing the kinds of programs that are useful to our students when they go out to seek employment. We're vocational."
Programs sponsored by the department consist of in-service conferences for area business teachers in the spring. In the summer there are special programs for graduates so they can update their teaching skills.
Gallion does volunteer work at the Glenn Home, and likes to travel.

Dr. Leona Gallion, 1977

Dr. Leona Gallion (1977 Sycamore, page 117)

[Dr. Leona Gallion was dean of the School of Business from 1998 to 2001]

Faculty: Lawrence Knight

Lawrence Knight, 1977Marketing
Teaching at the local prison is one of Mr. Lawrence Knight'S many activities. He is an assistant professor in marketing. Among the classes he has taught on campus are: consumer behavior, marketing research, and advertising management. In Knight's opinion, the most interesting class he ever taught was an honors seminar in marketing, "because students apply behavioral science to consumers.'
The Marketing Department has four different degree programs which are: advertising, retailing, market research and marketing. The School of Business was very involved in being accredited by a national business association. Night neatly sums up the goals of the Marketing Department and teaching in general. “Our goal is preparing students for the world.” (1977 Sycamore, page 119)





Faculty: James Schmutte

"All the President's Men" and "Jaws" are Mr. James Schmutte's favorite movies: He enjoys jogging and participating in and watching "almost any sport." Schmutte is an instructor in accounting, who received his M.B.A. from Indiana State. This is his first teaching job, and already Schmutte has received an award given by Blue Key to outstanding faculty. Mr. Schmutte likes his Auditing class the most. "because of the investigation involved."
"We are trying to maintain quality teaching in spite of the increased enrollment," Mr. Schmutte commented on the Accounting department. A major program in the department is the CPA review course for those preparing to take the state examinations.

James Schmutte, 1977

James Schmutte (1977 Sycamore, page 108)

Accounting Club

Membership in the ISU Accounting Club passed the 100 mark in the 1976-77 school year. A variety of professional oriented programs were offered along with annual social functions. Professional programs offered this year were Local Practitioners' Night, Big Eight Office Tour, Careers in Management, Accounting, and Internal Auditing, A Dynamic Profession. The Accounting Club also hosted its annual Christmas Party and Welcome Back Spring Party.
Officers were Michael Alley (president) Tom Schmitt (vice-president), Bev Bucy (secretary), and Diedre Johnston (treasurer). Faculty adviser was James Schmutte. 1977 Sycamore, page 294

Future Secretaries Association

The Future Secretaries Association is a national organization and is the junior affiliate of the National Secretaries Association (Int'l), Heart-of-the-Nation Chapter.
The Future Secretaries Association is an organization which endeavors to give those individuals who hope to go into the secretarial profession, a wider view and perspective of the modern business world.
Activities sponsored were: touring the Moore-Langen Printing and Publishing Company, holding a bake sale, attending the National Secretaries Day Banquet, and having various speakers from the university and from the community. One of the honored guest speakers was President Richard Landini.
The Certified Professional Secretaries Examination is sponsored by the National Secretaries Association, and the CPS Rating is respected and recognized internationally. The local ISU chapter of the Future Secretaries Association is proud that one of its members, Catherine Gutzwiller, passed the examination and holds a CPS rating.
The 1976-77 officers were Jean Hollett, pres.; Jana Braden, v-pres.; Sue Robinson, recording sec.; Cindy Parrish, corresponding sec.; Nancy Weaver, treas.; and Elena Banks, faculty adviser. (1977 Sycamore, page 297)

Small Business Institute

Wall Street Journal Reports
The Wall Street Journal carried a three-column story about ISU and its Small Business Institute, a program that links small businesses to the students studying business.
The three hour credit course was started in 1972 with 36 schools participating. In 1976 about 400 schools and 8,000 businesses used the program.
The Journal reporter was on the campus during the fall semester to research the story. (1977 Sycamore, page 368)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Members: Don Fortner, Cyd Jones, Carolyn Keiser, Beth Moody, Janet Pierrard, Christina Prickett, Pamela Raines, Teresa Sutherlin, Beverly Szymanski, Anita Yana (1977 Sycamore, page 304)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. 

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
To accomplish all of these objectives, several tours of businesses were taken throughout the year, and speakers visited the university.
Some of these tours included Inland Container, Schwinn Company in Chicago, and Bierhaus Foor Distributors. Some of the speakers included CPA's and insurance agents.
Throughout the year they participated in many things such as Homecoming, Founder's Day Observance of Delta Sigma Pi, and the Heart Fund Drive.
Officers for the spring 1977 were Dave Miller, pres.; Rich Allenbaugh, senior VP; Bruce Cagle, VP professional; Tim Jackson, Pledge Trainer; George Broderick, sec.; John Seprodi, treas,; Mike Flak, CEI chairman; John Price, Chancellor.
Rich Allenbaugh, George Broderick, Gary Buccholz, Bill Butts, Bruce Cagle, Dave Decker, Bill Ferrell, Mike Flak, Kevin Fowler, David Gardner, Phil Graves, Steve Groves, Bill Hamilton, Jim Hopson, Tim Jackson, Randy Jewell, Mike Masterman, David Miller, Steve Pickett, John Price, Jack Rogers, David Schul, John Seprodi, Webster Smith, Time Thacker, Gary Vukovits, John Watler, and Curtis Williams (1977 Sycamore, pages 295 & 299)

Student: Michael Alley

Michael Alley 1977

Michael Alley: Hometown: Petersburg; Major: Accounting; Activities: Accounting Club; TMUB (Tirey Memorial Union Board), Treasurer; Blue Berets; Junior Class Council; Phi Delta Theta, Pledge Class President; R. A. Sandison Hall; Student Organizations Committee; Sandison Hall Damage Control Committee, Tandemonia Chairman; Student Government Senator; E. V. Breidenbaugh Accounting Scholarship; I. O. Gladish Scholarship; Distinguished Honor Roll. 1977 Sycamore, page 322

Student: Donna Berndt

Donna Berndt 1977

Donna Berndt: Hometown: Kokomo; Major: Business Education; Actvities: Statesman Staff; secretary of Future Secretaries of America; secretary-treasurer of Homecoming Steering Committee; chair of the Junior Union Board; Talent Show Committee of the TMUB (Tirey Memorial Union Board); Scamps; advisory board member of Big Brother-Big Sister. 1977 Sycamore, page 327

Student: John Golbeck

John Golbeck, 1977

Aaahhhh—Don at last! John Golbeck, a marketing major from Arlington Hts., Ill., is no longer a senior, but a new alumni of ISU. (1977 Sycamore, page 400)

Student: Kim Harris

Destination: Daytona Beach
Kim, a junior, business administration major from Shelbyville, made his first trip to Florida during spring break. "l was really amazed by the vastness of the ocean, and all the different places to go. I saw a lot of kids from ISU there and I felt right at home. It was really a great experience, just being so far from home, and being in a totally new and different place. I think everyone should go if they have the opportunity."

Kim Harris, 1977

Kim Harris (1977 Sycamore, page 73)

Student: Marjorie Long

Terre Haute; Business Administration major; Alpha Omicron Pi, Vice-President, Pledge Trainer, Fall Assistant Vice-President, Assistant Pledge Trainer, Philanthropic Chairman, Public Relations Chairman, Pledge Corresponding Secretary, Float Chairman, Rush Display Chairman; TMUB (Tirey Memorial Union Board), Secretary, Special Events; Homecoming Steering, Parade Marshall; Blue Beret; Alpha Lambda Delta; Welcome Week Coordinator; Talent Show Coordinator; Tandem Race Committee; Co-Editor Campus Calendar; Songfest; Campus Revue, Tech. Director; Tandem Team; Alpha Omicron Pi Outstanding First Year Member Award; Union Service Award; Pamarista Recognition for Scholarship.

Marjorie Long, 1977

Marjorie Long (1977 Sycamore, page 325)

Marjorie was named one of the Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Seniors

Marjorie Long called the question why she became so involved in campus activities "a good question!"
"I enjoy doing it, feeling a part of the university. I feel both honored and excited about winning, " Marjorie said.
From Terre Haute, Marjorie ended up moving to Lincoln Quad so she could become even more involved in her sorority and other campus activities.
Some of the main activities she was involved in during her campus career were: Alpha Omicron Pi social sorority; president, pledge trainer, float chairperson; Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman scholastic honorary; Tirey Memorial Union Board; parade marshal, co-chairperson of Homecoming, and many other TMUB assignments; Blue Berets, and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Marjorie Long, 1977

Marjorie Long (1977 Sycamore, page 331)

Student: Kathy Nicholson

Seelyville; Business Education major; Chi Omega, Summer Rush Chairman, Purchasing Agent; Sparkettes, Corporal, Lieutenant; Alpha Tau Omega Little Sister; Blue Beret; Tandemonia Steering Committee, Vice-Chairperson.

Kathy Nicholson, 1977

Kathy Nicholson (1977 Sycamore, page 319)

Student: Sanna Oliver

Terre Haute; Marketing major; Zeta Tau Alpha, Favors Chairman, Assistant Pledge Trainer, Executive Board, Chairman of Money-Making Projects; Alpha Lambda Delta, Executive Committee; Blue Beret, Program Committee; Intramurals; Songfest; Campus Revue; Homecoming Parade; Tandemonia Games; Campus Carnival; Distinugished Honor Roll; Zeta Tau Alpha Scholarship Award; Panhellenic Scholarship Recognition; Terre Haute Bowling Association Scholarship.

Sanna Oliver, 1977

Sanna Oliver (1977 Sycamore, page 324)

Student: Karen Sackmaster

Is it possible for one student to win the "Outstanding Business Student-of-the-year Award" and the "Outstanding Marketing Student-of-the-year Award?" Well, it was possible for Karen Sackmaster, an Indianapolis senior. Not only did Karen excel in academics by winning the Marathon Oil Award and the Wall Street Journal of Business Award, but she still remained active in campus events besides. Karen, and her twin sister Kathy, both were chosen as Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Finalists for their superior contributions to ISU. "I could have gone to a Big Ten School, but I wanted to stay here at ISU," Karen said. "1 like the people and I enjoy it because it is a smaller school." Karen was treasurer of Gamma Phi Beta social sorority and she was involved with Senior Class Council, Pamarista and Accounting Club. "Hopefully I will be working with IBM as a marketing representative after graduation," she said.

Karen Sackmaster, 1977

Karen Sackmaster (1977 Sycamore, page 9)

Student: Debi Vaal

"Go after it," is Debi Vaal's motto for life. She explained that if you have a goal in life or want something, you should simply do it.
Debi, a freshman from Newburg lives on a farm with her parents. She is a typical farm girl. She drives a tractor, works in the field, plants, sews her own clothes, and cooks for the farm hands during the summer.
Majoring in textiles and clothing and minoring in marketing, Debi wants to be a fashion merchandiser or a buyer for a boutique. Debi says she enjoys farm life, but she wants to do something different, so she is pursuing a different career.
Debi works in the Sycamore Towers cafeteria at ISU. "I've met a lot of people. I especially enjoy working in Rhoads because I get to meet the athletes."

Debi Vaal, 1977

Debi Vaal (1977 Sycamore, page 393)


Future Secretaries Association

The Future Secretaries Association is an organization for persons interested not only in the secretarial field but the business filed in general.
Activities for the group included regular monthly meetings, tours to various business establishments, speakers, and a spring picnic. The members sold stationary as their money-making project. At Christmastime, the club donated money to Lifeline for their toy drive.
Officers: Sue Robinson, president; Sue Woodward, vice-president; Gail Patterson, recording secretary; Susie Rankin, corresponding secretary; Suzy Layman, treasurer. (1978 Sycamore, page 238)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Members: Donna Berndt, Becky Haresty, Carol Herhert, Carolyn Keiser, Laura Ketcham, Mark Linton, Kathy Nicholson, Chris Prickett, Sarah Sannon, Teresa Sutherlin, Bev Szymanski, Greta Whipkey, Patti Wolfe, Anita Yana, Debra Yegerlehner. (1978 Sycamore, page 234)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. Rich Allenbaugh, Ross Barnes, Donna Briggs, George Broderick, Pattie Burchett, Mary Burkett, Connie Byard, Kellie Finley, Mike Flak, Dave Gardner, Phillip Graves, Bill Hamilton, Ruth Hayward, Jim Hopson, Jeff Maher, Mike Masterman, Dave miller, Rick Parks, John Price, Martha Richey, Jack rogers, Jon ross, Bob Schmidt, David Schul, Susan Shappard, John sines, Karen jo Stark, Kathy Swartout, Tim Thacker, Gary Vukovits, Curtis Williams, Gayle Willis, Thomas Wintczak. (1978 Sycamore, page 235)

Student: Gay Ann Butts

Gay Ann Butts

Gay Ann Butts - 1978 Sycamore, page 251

“The challenge of educational accomplishments in conjunction with social responsibilities has created a solid foundation for preparation in comping with the tribulations adversities that will be faced following graduation,” said Gay Ann Butts, finance major from Clinton. Her activities are: Alpha Omicron Pi, fraternity education chairman; Junior Panhellenic; Blue Berets; Finance Club; Campus Review, costume chairman; 500 Festival Princess; Indiana State Fair Queen, runner-up.

Student: Karen Moerdyk Leets

“I feel that ISU offers high quality education because most professors genuinely care about their students,” said Karen Leets, accounting major from Vincennes. “Besides providing means for intellectual development, ISU offers excellent programs for student activities that fulfill personal and social needs of students as well.”
Karen’s activities are: Zeta Tau Alpha, treasurer, music chairman; Blue Beret, publicity committee; Alpha Lambda Delta, Student Alumni council; Pamarista, treasurer; Kappa Sigma little sister; Song Fest, director; Who’s Who in Junior class; Homecoming Court, 2nd runner-up.

Karen Moerdyk Leets, 1978

Karen Moerdyk Leets (1978 Sycamore, page 243)

Student: Virgil Adrian Pund

Virgil Adrian Pund, 1978“Being involved has helped me meet a lot of people and the small campus makes it easy to be active in more activities,” said Virgil Pund, marketing major from Ferdinand.
His activities are: blue Key; alpha Lambda Delta; Zeta Tau Alpha Big Brother, secretary; Phi Delta Theta, vice-president, secretary, steward, rush chairman, rush committee, pledge committee, financial committee, scholarship committee; Blue Beret; Student Alumni Council; Marketing Club; Homecoming Steering Committee; Tandemonia Chairperson; Dodge city Disco Committee; College Quiz bowl Committee; Who’s Who in Junior Class. (1978 Sycamore, page 250)
[Note: Adrian graduated in 1978. Before retiring in 2013, he was Vice President, Sales at AT&T]

Student: Michael Stephen Vass

“ISU has taught me to get involved and how to have responsibility,” said Mike Vass, Valparaiso accounting major.
His activities include: Rhoads Hall Council; Student Traffic Court; Accounting Club; Alpha Tau Omega; Zeta Tau Alpha Big Brothers; legal advisor, constitutional revision committee; National Student Legal Rights Conference, representative; Song Fest, assistant director; Homecoming Committee, co-chairperson; Campus Carnival; Intramural sports, player and captain.

Michael Stephen Vass, 1978

Michael Stephen Vass (1978 sycamore, page 240)

Student: Debra Diane Wear

Debbie Wear, Brazil accounting major said, “Before coming to ISU I was very shy, but through my involvement I learned how to communicate with others.”
Debbie’s activities are: Zeta Tau Alpha, scholarship chairman, assistant treasurer, treasurer; Accounting Club; Intramural sports.

Debra Wear, 1978

Debra Wear (1978 Sycamore, page 243)

Student: Mark S. Weatherman

“I have enjoyed meeting many people and with these people have gotten to know the active ISU, and I have grown,” said Mark Weatherman, accounting student from Dana.
His activities are: Blue Key, vice-president; Gillum Hall Staff, Resident Assistant, Desk Clerk, Gillum Hall Association, vice-president, secretary, treasurer; Resident Hall Association, representative, homecoming chairman; Accounting Club, treasurer; Indiana Student Association. [Mark went on to be a pastor.]

Mark Weatherman, 1978

Mark Weatherman (1978 Sycamore, page 246)


Edward Goebel, dean 1974 - 1989Interest in Business on the Rise
There are approximately 1900 undergraduate and graduate majors in the School of Business. According to Dean Edward Goebel, the biggest change in his department is a continuing growth in quantity and quality of students, faculty, and curricula.
Dr. Goebel has chaired the School since 1974. The biggest problem he sees is coping with an increasing number of students given limited resources in terms of the number of faculty needed and given their financial constraints.
Plans are being made to move the School of Business to Statesman Towers. Two goals of the school are to offer a comprehensive program of study in business administration to better meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, and to continue to build upon the quality of faculty and staff that have characterized the last several years.
Dr. Goebel received his bachelor's and master's from Indiana University. From 1960-1967, he was Administrative Assistant to the Dean in the College of Business Administration at the University of Georgia where he also took his Ph.D. in Business Administration. He came to ISU as an Associate Professor in 1968.
Golf and being an ISU basketball fan are listed as the dean's hobbies. He and wife Sue reside in Allendale. Mrs. Goebal is the ISU women's swimming coach.
[Dr. Edward L. Goebel became dean of the School of Business in 1974 and remained so until 1989.] (1979 Sycamore, page 178)

School of Business, 1979

School of Business (1979 Sycamore, page 179)

Future Secretaries Association

Not only future secretaries are encouraged to join the Future Secretaries Association but students in the general business field.
Besides regular monthly meetings business establishments were toured and guest speakers were invited to the club. The organization was also involved in several charitable drives and they sold stationary to raise money. (1979 Sycamore, page 300)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Members: Peggy fields, Rhonda Foster, Becky Hardesty, Carol Herbert, Mark Linton, Mary Mace, Sue Price, Judy Rissler, Sarah Shannon, Patty Wolfe, Debbie Yegerlehner. (1979 Sycamore, page 298)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi (Delta Tau Chapter)

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. Betty Apple, Donna Briggs, George Broderick, Pattie Burchett, Conniw Byard, Jerry Clark, Brent Eyster, Marty Finucane, Mike Flak, Kim Foster, Mike Garrett, Paul Gregory, Bill Hamilton, Donna Harpenal, Nancy Hobbs, Randy Hurt, Jon Jacobs, Kurt Kahl, Steve Love, Jeff Maher, Mike Masterman, Sharon Muensterman, Judy Moore, Lacretia Newby, Jeff Osborne, Rick Parks, Jack Rogers, Jon ross, Bob Schmidt, Karen Stark, Barb Stenger, Kathy Swartout, Carol Swick, Tim Thacker, Gary Vukovits. (1979 Sycamore, page 298)

The following was taken from "DeltaSig - The Magazine of Delta Sigma Pi", volume 67, #2, January 1979. It is available from Delta Sigma Pi's website or here.

Delta Sigma Pi - Delta Tau Chapter, Donaghy Day, 1979

Deltasigs from Delta Tau Chapter at Indiana State gather on the Indiana State Annual Donaghy Day Clean-Up as a community service project.

THE DELTA TAU CHAPTER of Delta Sigma Pi is enjoying the continuing progress of recent semesters under the guidance of President Thorn Wintczak. An active pledge class of 25 members is continuing this upward trend.

The current goal in the chapter is an increased emphasis on the professional aspect of the fraternity. To accomplish this goal, the professional program, directed by the Vice President for Professional Activities Jeff Corham, has included a trip to Indiana National Bank in Indianapolis, a weekend trip to Chicago to tour several businesses, and several other speakers and tours.

The Delta Tau Chapter recently celebrated its 19th Anniversary with a birthday party. Guests of honor at this function were Dr. George Eberhart and Dr. Paul Muse, the founders of the Delta Tau Chapter. Other semester highlights have included a masquerade Halloween party, the annual Christmas Dance, which was on December 9 and our attendance at the East Central Regional Conference in Bloomington, Indiana.

All officers have been extremely busy this semester. An alumni newsletter has been sent out and a second one will be sent out this Spring. A scrapbook of the semester's activities has been prepared by the chapter historian and the Delta Tau Chapter has increased its CEI points each year, and this year anticipates reaching its goal of 100,000 points. - Eileen J. Farrell.

Delta Sigma Pi - Delta Tau Chapter, scrapbooks, 1979

Members and guests of Delta Tau Chapter at Indiana State look over a display of chapter historical scrapbooks.

Student: Terry Cunningham

Business Administration major, Terry W. Cunningham hopes to complete his Master's and pursue a career in business. His activities are: Resident Assistant, Sandison Hall; Blue Beret; Student Alumni Council; Blue Key; Pamarista; Pi Alpha Kappa, president; Hoosier Scholar; Blue Beret Service Award; College Bowl.

Terry Cunningham, 1979

Terry Cunningham (1979 Sycamore, page 272)

Students: Bradley J. Herndon & David H. Mann 

Bradley J. Herndon, finance major, plans to advance to a finance officer position to participate in international banking.
His activities are: Alpha Tau Omega; Finance Club, secretary; Campus Carnival, director; Homecoming activities; Campus Review; Songfest; Homecoming Bachelor of the Year; National Dean's List.
West Terre Haute resident, Allen Tamar's activities include: Alpha Tau Omega, president; Alpha Lambda Delta; Alpha Project; IFC Representative; Tandem; Trike.
Tamar is a Safety Management major and one of his awards include the Alpha Tau Omega Robert Fisher Scholarship.
Senior David H. Mann hopes to work in the computer field and in sales.
The Business Administration major's activities are: ISU cheerleader, co-captain; Alpha Tau Omega; Blue Beret; ISU Bachelor of the Year; Marketing Club; SGA, senator-at-large; Management Club.

Bradley J. Herndon, Allen Tamar & David H. Mann

Bradley J. Herndon, Allen Tamar & David H. Mann (1979 Sycamore, page 266)

Student: Lynn Matthews

A Business Administration major, Lynn M. Matthews from Portage, Michigan hopes to enter a business as a management trainee. Her activities are: Chi Omega, president; Sparkettes, captain; Alpha Lambda Delta; Pamarista; Dean's List.
Lynn grduated from Indiana State in 1979, gained her MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh in 1985 and went on to a successful career in marketing and real eastate.

Lynn Matthews, 1979

Lynn Matthews (1979 Sycamoe, page 271)

Student: Deborah Rose Pease

Business Management major, Deborah Rose Pease's activities are: Zeta Tau Alpha, treasurer; Student Alumni Council; Rush Counselor; Campus Revue; Songfest; Intramurals; Honor Roll — Scholastic Achievement Award.

Deborah Rose Pease, 1979

Deborah Rose Pease (1979 Sycamore, page 266)

Student: Joyce A. Studer

Eventually to be in a corporate management position is senior Joyce A. Studer's goal. The French Lick native's activities are: Alpha Lambda Delta; Homecoming Steering Committee: Songfest; Blue Berets; Marketing Club; Psychology Club; Student Alumni Council; Intramurals; Dean's List; Outstanding Marketing Student Award.

Joyce A. Studer, 1979

Joyce A. Studer (1979 Sycamore, page 269)