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Celebrating Bailey College of Engineering and Technology Successes

Dean Alp striving to make a positive impact on ISU


Dean Nesli Alp has been at Indiana State University for six months now and is fully embracing being engaged with students, faculty, staff, and the campus community. Dean Alp stated “I want to make a positive impact on ISU. I had to look at opportunities and options and take risks to accept this position. I took the same kind of risk when I came to the U.S. for my Ph.D., which made me stronger. I always recommend my students and my kids to aim high, take risks, don’t be scared of challenges and never give up. Anything is possible if you work hard and if you really want it.” To learn more about Dean Alp, view the article published in STATE Magazine»

New Chair Selected for the Department of Aviation Technology


Dr. Troy Allen has been selected as Department Chair for the Department of Aviation Technology effective January 2019. Dr. Allen has been at Indiana State University since Fall 2002 serving in many different roles. Since 2015, he served as Associate Dean for the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology. When asking him about his new role, “ I am excited to start this new role and improve the efficiency of daily operations and to assist the faculty and staff in accomplishing key initiatives that the department has identified.” When asked why he likes to work for the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Allen stated,” I enjoy assisting others in attaining their goals. I like to solve difficult problems in a creative way.”

Indiana State University signs MOU with National Pingtung University


Indiana State University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Pingtung University. Dean Nesli Alp and Dr. Szufang Chuang traveled to Taiwan in December 2018. National Pingtung University (NPTU) was very excited to work with Indiana State University (ISU) on collaborating with faculty and staff on research; exchange of information related to research; dual degree or transfer programs; and student exchange programs. Due to the connection with Dr. Ching-Wen Cheng, Director of Continuing and Extension Education Division at NPTU, Dr. Szufang Chuang, COT Department of Human Resource Development & Performance Technologies at ISU, is now working on developing a summer camp at Indiana State University for students from Yango University in China. These partnerships are assisting Indiana State University with additional international connections and networking opportunities.

Christina Cantrell joined COT as Graduation Specialist


Christina Cantrell joined the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology in January as the BCET Graduation Specialist. Being selected as the first Graduation Specialist, she previously worked under Josh Powers. Christina has worked at Indiana State University since October 2010 and brings experience with academic advising with an increased understanding of freshmen, seniors and at-risk students. Some of her accomplishments include evolving advisor training and creating the Academic Advising Handbook. Christina states, “I am glad that I get to continue working with students to assist them in overcoming hurdles that impede graduation.”

Deans list for Fall 2018


Deans List for Fall 2018 has been annoucned and the List includes full-time students whose semester grade point average is 3.50 to 4.00. View the full Deans List»

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Timmerman becomes youngest person to serve as Airport Manager


Seth Timmerman, 2017 graduate from Indiana State University College of Technology with a degree in Aviation Management and Unmanned Systems, has become the youngest person to ever serve as Airport Manager in Springfield, OH. He will start his new role at the end of the month (January) at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. Read more»

$500,000 from FedEx to provide scholarship to Professional Aviation Flight Technology students

FedEx Express has selected Indiana State University as a participant in its Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship program. The university will receive $500,000 over the next five years to provide scholarships for aspiring pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals. read more»

$75,000 from North American Lighting to support the COT Student Success Center

North American Lighting (NAL) will enjoy a higher profile at Indiana State University after the ISU Board of Trustees today approved the naming of a student success center in honor of the manufacturer, which is making a donation to the university. read more»