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Justin Spellman

MS in Student Affairs and Higher Ed

I was born, raised, and still residing in Indianapolis, Indiana. This photo is taken outside at IUPUI, where I am currently employed. Thanks to Indiana State, I am able to grow professionally in the student affairs field and continue my education at the same time. Go Sycamores and Jaguars!











Oludare Akinleye

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology MS

My name is Oludare Akinleye, Originally from Nigeria. Resides here in Indianapolis IN, and a current service member under the Indiana National Guard. This picture was taken in my living room where i do most of my studying. I will be graduating in May 2020 by God’s grace. I am proud being a sycamore!











Dr. Xaiolong Li

Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

I am a professor in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology. I am teaching online graduate courses of computer networking, network security and network service administration.











Isaac Phillips

Mathematics MA

Hailing from Ohio now living in Hawaii, I am an Army Engineer Officer stationed on the island of Oahu with my wife and son. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a BS in Mathematics I received my commission into the Army National Guard through the Army ROTC program. After spending a few years as an analyst in the financial sector my wife (Who is also in the Army) received orders for Hawaii. Now the Search and Extraction OIC for the Hawaii National Guard my primary specialty is in disaster management. I am pursuing a MA in Mathematics in hopes to one day teach.











Daniel L Short

Electronic and Computer Technology MS

I am from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, for the past 3 years now anyway... and I work for (wait for it...) Manitowoc Ice., by Welbilt Inc. We are the worlds leading manufacturer of commercial ice machines, and I am proud to say I am also an Indiana State Sycamore! This selfie is taken right outside of the Design Center office building, and you can see the Manitowoc snowflake through the tree if you look closely enough.











Stephanie Lynn Gant

Family Nurse Practitioner

Hello, I am from Rushville, Indiana. This photo was taken in my dining room where I spread out all my books and papers. The window allows for an excellent view. I am in my 4th semester of the FNP program and look forward to graduating December 2020. My experience at Indidna State University has been fantastic. I find that the faculty are engaging and interactive.











Jennifer Anglin

Doctorate of Health Science

I live in Goshen, IN and this is the only way to study! Hobbes is my study buddy tonight!












Dr. Alina M. Waite

Human Resource Development

I am an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies Department in the College of Technology at Indiana State University. I am also Program Director of the Master’s degree Human Resource Development (HRD) program. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses and carry out research in areas related to leadership, creativity, and experiential learning. I am a Fulbright Specialist having completed a Fulbright Exchange over the summer in 2017 at Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea. I have been an active member of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) since 2005 and am Associate Editor of Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR). I enjoy traveling, gardening, and cooking. One of my favorite places to visit is Italy, and I especially like growing lavender and rosemary plants.











Karlyvette Acevedo

Student Affairs and Higher Education MS

I was born in Nicaragua but was raised in Maryland and have lived here all of my life. I’ve been in the SAHE program since the Fall of 2016 as a distance student. I will be graduating in the Spring of 2020 with honors and will be flying to Indiana for the first time ever to attend the ceremony. I have one son, his name is Antony and he’s 15 yrs. old (the one in the pic). We took the picture in front of my home on the swing and I thought it would be appropriate to show some of the books that I’ve read these past semesters. I will be the first one to obtain a Master’s degree in my family and feel very proud of this accomplishment! Thank you for featuring me this month! I look forward to meeting all of my professors and finally visiting ISU!!











Lawrence Bosek

Technology Management PhD

Here I am studying for classes at my home office in Michigan. Asynchronous education from a distance is made possible through advancing technology and Indiana State University has not only pioneered this approach but ISU also continues to be a leader into the future of online learning.











Jennifer Fehrenbacher

M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction

Evansville, Indiana I’m a dental hygienist and my current job title is clinic coordinator in the dental clinic at the University of Southern Indiana. This is a picture of me and my four children who have been with me for this graduate journey!












Michelle Ho

Family nurse practitioner

Hi from my kitchen table in Fishers, Indiana!!!












Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton

Educational Leadership

I was born in Alton Illinois and I’m a professor in educational Leadership. I’m standing in front of our distance Education classroom. Our technology and distance platform is the best in the country!












Dr. Kent Games

Doctor of Athletic Training DAT

I am originally from Noblesville, Indiana and I am the Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor in the Doctor of Athletic Training Program












Dr. Lindsey Eberman

Doctorate in Athletic Training

Hanging in the office with all my fabulous colleagues. Considering all the ways to change the status quo in Athletic Training!












Dr. Mike Licari


In my office wishing all of our students the very best as they work toward earning their degrees! Go Sycamores!












Samantha Penney

Executive Director of Extended Learning

Distance education, and specifically online programs, means the world to me. This format allows me time to take care of personal and professional commitments, while obtaining a quality degree through convenient and flexible coursework.












Dr. Denise Collins

College of Graduate & Professional Studies

At Gillum Hall 240, welcoming graduate students! At CGPS, we provide support, oversight, and   advocacy for graduate education. Online students are inspirational: they juggle multiple roles and responsibilities as they pursue advanced degrees. I’m happy to be celebrating online graduate education at ISU.


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