Yearbooks: 1980s


Notes: The School of Business is relocated to Statesman Towers on Sycamore between 8th and 9th streets. The School was granted undergraduate business accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Members: Terri Cotner, Rhonda Foster, Doris Kay Gard, Greg Hartz, Carol Herbert, Mary Mace, Sue Price, Judy Rissler, Susan Wells, Debbie Yegerlehner. (1980 Sycamore, page 289)

Student: Judy Bowman

Judy Bowman 1980Judy is a 1980 graduate majoring in Office Administration.

Activities: Alpha Lambda Delta, National Honor Society Scholarship, ISU Academic Scholarship, Pamarista, Future Secretaries Association.

1980 Sycamore page 301






Student: Douglas Bradford

Douglas Bradford

Douglas Bradford 1980 Sycamore page 296

Douglas is a 1980 graduate majoring in Accounting. Activities: Theta Chi Fraternity, President, 1979-80; Fred Rensing Benefit, ISU Academic Scholarhip, Zeta Big Brother, Intramurals.

Student: Jana Cable

Graduate: 1980, Major: Business Administration, Activities: Blue Beret, Alpha Lambda Delta, Tirey Memorial Student Board, Marketing Club. 1980 Sycamore page 298

Student: Michael Koval

Graduate 1980, Major: Marketing, Activities: Pamarista, Alpha Lambda Delta, Intrafraternity Council, Dean’s List, Assistant Football Coach.

Michael Koval, 1980

Michael Koval (1980 Sycamore, page 303)

Student: Matthew Pearman

Graduate: 1980, Majors: Business and Marketing, Activities: Lambda Chi alpha executive board, secretary; Marketing Club, Junior Union Board, Tandemonia Steering Committee, Order of Omega.

Matthew Pearman, 1980

Matthew Pearman (1980 Sycamore, page 303)

Student: James Perry

Graduate: 1980, Majors: Business Education and Accounting, Activities: Blue Key Honor Award, International Order of DeMolay, Senior Class Council, Student Alumni Council vice-president, Who’s Who in Junior Class. (1980 Sycamore, page 296). [James was at Indiana State from 1977 to 1980, when he graduated with a degree in accounting. James went on to become professor of mathematics at Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio.]

Student: Doug Pfaff

Doug graduated in 1981 with a degree in marketing. Activities: Recipient Student Activities Award 1978-79, Center for Voluntary Services, Pi Kappa Alpha president 1980, Interfraternity Council, Blue Beret. In 1980 he was named an Outstanding Greek for his inolvement with Pi Kappa Alpha. Doug went on to become Associate Vice President, Field Support, BrightStart Care.

Doug Pfaff, 1980

Outstanding Greek Woman – Sherry Hinton – Alpha Omicron Pi; Joyce Guilbeault – Alpha Chi Omega
Outstanding Greek Men – Allen Tamara – Alpha Tau Omega; Doug Pfaff – Pi Kappa Alpha (1980 Sycamore, pages 297 & 326)

Student: Sue Ann Rankin

Graduate: 1980, Major: Business Education, Activities: Miss International Future Secretary, International/National Winner; National Secretaries Association, Research and Education Foundation Scholarship, Future Secretaries Association, Autumnfest Chairperson.

Sue Ann Rankin, 1980

Sue Ann Rankin (1980 Sycamore, page 296)

Student: Robert Szymkowski

Graduate: 1980, Major: Marketing, Activities: Interfraternity Council, Robert Fisher Award, Order of Omega, Alpha Tau Omega, Marketing Club, MIFA [Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association ???] State Coordinator, SGA Speaking Seat. (1980 Sycamore, page 299)

Student: Sandra Thorsteinson

Graduate: 1980, Major: Office Administration, Activities: Panhellenic, Outstanding Gamma, Distinguished Honor Roll, Order of Omega, Pamarista.

Sandra Thorsteinson, 1980

Sandra Thorsteinson (1980 Sycamore, page 292)

Student: Thomas Wintczak

Graduate: 1980, Major: Marketing, Activities: Delta Sigma Pi, National Dean’s List, Blue Key, Marching Band, Small Business Institute participant, Summer honors Scholarship.

Thomas Wintczak, 1980

Thomas Wintczak (1980 Sycamore, page 302)

Students: Honoring the Best

The annual Honors Day convocation was held on April 30. On this day all awards and scholarships from the different schools and departments are presented to the recipients. (1980 Sycamore, pages 286 - 287)

School of Business

Indiana CPA Society Outstanding Accounting Major – Douglas K. Bradford
Lyle Joseph Bar Scholarship – Ricky A. Brewster
V. E. Briedenbaugh Scholarship - Janet Weiss and Lawrence Mackowiak
Ernst and Whinney Accounting Scholarship – Michael McCracken
Financial Executives Institute Awards – Monica Weiss and Nancy L. Hobbs
Public Service Indiana Accounting Grants – Monica Weiss and Steven Davenport
Sackrider, Holler, Trummell, Inc. Accounting Scholarship – Randall A. Burns

Business Distributive Education and Office Administration
Ralph Mason Distributive Education Scholarship – Kent Kile
Outstanding Distributive Education Senior Award – Greg Hartz

Marathon Oil Company Marketing Award – Leslie Pound
American Marketing Association Student Award – Marlyn McDaniels


Notes: The establishment of Beta Gamma Sigma (the highest national recognition business student can receive).

School of Business Move to Statesman Tower East
In the late spring of 1980 the School of Business was accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate School of Business. It took two years for the accreditation. The first year was a "self study year" when one developed and explained the programs, structure, and operation of the department. Then a report was submitted for review by the AACSB.
The School of Business is one of the only 200 accredited out of 1,200 business schools in the country. Graduates from accredited schools have an easier task in seeking jobs.
All business majors must have the basic business core which is accounting 201 & 202, economics 200 & 201, statics 265, basic computer course 276, business law 363, and six hours of mathematics. Then after the core classes a student continues his specific area such as accounting. All majors take principle courses in marketing, management, and finance.
With the accreditation being a major accomplishment the School of Business made a BIG move. In the summer of 1980 the school moved to the building formerly known as Statesman Tower East. The new tower features lecture halls and classrooms on first and second floor. On third floor is the secretarial labs. Fourth floor houses the computer terminals as well as study rooms for students.
The dean's office is located on 11 floor where a large spacious conference room and faculty lounge is located. On floors five through tenth, the various departments and instructors offices Within the School of Business are accommodated. One unique feature of the School of Business is on 12th floor which is the Board of Trustees suites.
In the spring a rededication ceremony was held on the patio area in front of the School of Business. The remodeling of the former residence hall cost $1 million.
"For the first time we were able to utilize certain special kinds of instructional methods," noted Dean Gobel. "We simply outgrew the old building," he said.
"In 1976 there were 1,300 students enrolled as business majors. That figure has now reached almost 2,500 students," Gobel added.
According to the dean, an estimated 6,000 students or almost one-half of the school's enrollment, attended a business class during the 1979-1980 school year.
The old Building, which housed the School of Business, was equipped for the School of Technology

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.

Student: Hon Chau "Eddy" Ma

Not Your Typical College Student
Who is Chau Ma? To most students on campus he is known as "Eddy Ma." He chose the American name Eddy because it is easier for his friends to say. Eddy Ma's home is Hong Kong, China where he previously worked as a financial clerk for an Import company. After only two years at the company he was promoted to the position of financial executive. He worked during the day and at night he attended, on scholarship, the Hong Kong Buddhist College.
Eddy, who is 27, has studied the ancient Chinese Martial Art of Kung Fu for 19 year. He learned from various teachers, the oldest of which is 73 years old. After his many years of practice, he began teaching in Hong Kong and is continuing to teach interested students here, including ISU basketball player Robert McField. Mcield feels that it has helped him with his ability, quickness, and confidence. Eddy and McField appeared together on the Bill Hodges television show where Eddy demonstrated his technique against Coach Hodges and McField.

Hon Chau (Eddy) Ma, 1981

Eddy Ma demonstrates the Kung Fu technique on victim Myron Morphew (1981 Sycamore, page 28)

Through some of his teachers in Hong Kong, Eddy has also learned some Chinese medicine theory. Eddy says, "If I know what is wrong with myself, I usually know what to do to get rid of the ailment," but he adds, "I cannot take care of everything" He brought with him various medicines from mainland China, all of which contain purely natural ingredients such as ginseng, cinnamon, camphor, and as stated on one bottle "dragon's blood." Eddy himself is in excellent health and physical condition which is mostly attributed to his Martial Arts training and his diet.
With the many pressures of college life, Eddy too finds it necessary to relax. One of his favorite escapisms is cooking. One could always visit Eddy's room for a hot cup of tea and often the lucrative odor of various rice dishes eminated from hia slow-cooker. Many residents of sixth floor Cromwell, Eddy's home, sampled his tasty cuisine. Some of his favorite foods are chicken, steak, and seafood. Eddy is not unlike many students here in that he does not like the dorm food, but he say, "I eat it anyway."
Eddy's year has filled with travel during the holidays. Over Thanksgiving he went to and visited Chinatown and ate some "real Chinese food." During Christmas he visited relatives in Maryland and had the opportunity to visit the nation's capital which he was Impressed with.
When asked what he likes most about America, he replied, “mostly I like the people here. They are real nice. My professors are kind, too" he added. He also likes American girls. “They are real naive and all the time they smile." Not unlike American students he misses his mother and father, especially his mother's cooking. He is quick to add that he has much respect for his parents. Of his many friends here on campus
Eddy has easily gained their respect through his honesty, wisdom, and humor.

Hon Chau (Eddy) Ma, 1981

Hon Chau Ma who chose the American name Eddy came to the states to obtain an education (1981 Sycamore, page 28)

First and foremost in his life is his education. In 1977 Eddy won first prize for his writings on the analysis of the Hong Kong economy. In the same year he won the Excellent Prize award by the Affiliation of Independent Commission Against Corruption and Tung Wah Hospitals for his writings on corruption in Kong.
In 1980 Eddy graduated from college with a bachelors degree in business administration while maintaining a 3.50 GPA. He chose to come to a college in the states to begin work on his masters and chose ISU because of their quick response on his application to graduate school. He also applied and was accepted at other universities including Temple University and the University of Maryland.
Eddy has completed two semesters here at ISU in the MBA program and currently has a cumulative GPA of 3.75, which is outstanding for any student and extraordinary in Eddy's case considering August was his first time ever in the U.S. After he completes his masters degree he hopes to work here in the states for two or three years to gain experience and then return to his native Hong Kong. - Myron Morphew.


School of Business

Edward Goebel, dean 1974 - 1989Business Looks to the Future
The School of Business sought accreditation for its graduate program and additional accreditation for its accounting program from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. As of now, all undergraduate programs in the School of Business are accredited, but if the school doesn’t receive the graduate accreditation within five years, it will lose its undergraduate accreditation. This accreditation means that our school would be in the top 10 percent of the nation’s schools of business.
The School of Business moved into a new building last year, which continues to provide a better teaching and learning environment along with much more attractive facilities.
The School of Business is directed by Dean Ed Goebel. He insures the quality of academic programs, this consists of recruiting and maintaining highly qualified faculty, and providing academic experiences to students in business that are relevant to the dynamics of society. Dean Goebel has been with ISU for seven years and is seeking to make each year a better one for all business students. (1982 Sycamore, page 114)

Christmas sale for the School of Business

A marketing student stands by the Christmas sale for the School of Business - 1982 Sycamore, page 115

Faculty: Herbert Ross

Herbert Ross, Marketing class, 1982

Herbert Ross, Chair of Marketing (1982 Sycamore, page 115)

Accounting Club

Accounting Club 1982

Front row: J. English, K. Ellis, D. Jesiorski, C. Baker, K. Weppler, R. Davis, D. Osman.
Second Row: L. Risch, R. Taylor, J. Kuper, P. Vuis, K. Dopher, A. Robbins, G. Wilson.

The Accounting Club provides professional and social gathering opportunities for accounting majors. Meetings include presentations of speakers from local, regional, and national public accounting firms. The group participated in The Main Event with a miniature golf game and a booth. 1982 Sycamore, page 331

Distributive Education Club

Distributive Education Clubs of America is another professional organization within the business department. It is designed to promote efficiency in business and teaching worlds. Officers for DECA were Paul Woodling, president; Dennis jones, vice-president; Carol Warren, secretary; Dean Myers, treasurer; and Stewart Husted, advisor.

Distributive Education Club, 1982

Row One: D. Hayes, C. O’Lena, M. Rose, C. Warren.
Row Two: B. Dake, D. Gibson, E. McCord, K. Kile. (1982 Sycamore, page 327)

Future Secretaries Association

The Future Secretaries Association is an affiliate of the Heart of the Nation chapter of Professional Secretaries International. The goals of it are to encourage secretaries to enter in leadership and competitiveness in the business world. The association attempts to stimulate interest in the secretarial profession.

Future Secretaries Association, 1982

Row One: R. Ping, D. Slaven, M. Coffman, C. Bantley, E. Lacey, P.Greil, D. Coleman.
Row Two: J. Nante, L. Bryant, M. Hart, C. Baldwin (1982 Sycamore, page 326)

Management Club

The business department’s management club encourages students to attend conferences and develop a rapport with fellow management majors. The officers were Joanne Clarizio, president; Cindy Carvey, vice-president; Kerri Robinson, secretary; Larry Nord; Bruce McLaren, Herschel Chait, and Ross Piper, advisors

Management Club, 1982

Row One: H. Chait, J. Taylor, D. Dardeen, C. Carvey, J. Clarizio, C. Sutton, K. Nicholson, M. finch, L. Bridgett.
Row Two: B. Powe, H. Doan, J. Luebbenhusen, L. Nord, J. Lewis, D. Taylor, A. Reynolds, M. Bohnert, D. Carlson. (1982 Sycamore, page 234)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi is an honorary organizations for business education majors. The Chi chapter was ranked number one for the 1980-81 year. Officers for this year included Pamela Morris, president; Lisa Sweeney, vice-president; Shari Lidester, secretary; Larry Prutz, treasurer; and Mary Ellen Adams, adviser. Other members included  Scott Bartel, Doug Coates, Marita Coffman, Lori Cooprider, Jan Fardice, Abdul Hassan, Judy Higgins, Denise Morris, Danna Parker, William Pearson, Mary Rose, Danita Slaven, and Carol Warren. (1982 Sycamore, pages 297 & 322)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1982

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1982
Row one: Marita Coffman, Lisa Sweeney, Shari Lidester, Jan Fordice,
Row two: Danita Slaven, Abdul Hassan, Carol Warren.

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity. It encourages scholarship, social activity and expansion of knowledge of the business world. Delta Sigs sponsor professional speakers, tours and other activities for the betterment of their members. The fraternity is nationally affiliated.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1982

Row One: D. Taylor, J. Raus, L. Hawley, S. Muensterman, C. Carvey, S. Conley, B. Apple, J. English, C. Srievenart, P. White, C. Hohnson.
Row Two: J. Lander, L. Mroz, D. Broderick, K. Dopher, G. Weiss, V. Richardson, K. Kitchel, J. Dory, L. Kussy, B. Evans, D. Cohrin, T. Talley, R. Smith, P. Darrah.
Row three: P. Arnett, A. bowen, A. Cross, R. Grodeless, G. Barrow, J. Soulman, D. Jeziorski, D. Dardeen, B. Girton, L. Cartwright, D. Carlson, J. Kelsey. (1982 Sycamore, page 328)

Student: Phillip E. Darrah 

Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities
Forty-eight students were honored by being selected for Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities. Any junior, senior or graduate student wit h63 hours and an average above 3.0 could be nominated. Each application was reviewed by a committee of students. Who’s Who recognized students who are outstanding in leadership, in activities, in service to the community and in academic standing.
Major: Accounting
Campus Activities: Delta Sigma Pi, Mortar Board – treasurer. (1982 Sycamore, page 302)

Students: Michael Henke & Paula Earleywine

Michael Henke, Mishawaka, and Paula Earleywine, Palestine, Illinois, were president and secretary vice-president, respectively, of SAA and served the same positions for the Senior Class.
The Student Alumni Association, formerly the Student Alumni Council, served as the liaison between students and alumni of ISU.

Michael Henke & Paula Earleywine, 1982

Michael Henke & Paula Earleywine (1982 Sycamore, page 311)

Student: Elizabeth McKee

Forty-eight students were honored by being selected for Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities. Any junior, senior or graduate student wit h63 hours and an average above 3.0 could be nominated.
Each application was reviewed by a committee of students. Who’s Who recognized students who are outstanding in leadership, in activities, in service to the community and in academic standing.
Elizabeth McKee
Major: Accounting
Activities: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Tirey Memorial Union board, Blue Beret, Homecoming Steering Committee.

Elizabeth McKee, 1982

Elizabeth McKee (1982 Sycamore, page 304)

Student: Susan Voyles

Forty-eight students were honored by being selected for Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities. Any junior, senior or graduate student wit h63 hours and an average above 3.0 could be nominated.
Each application was reviewed by a committee of students. Who’s Who recognized students who are outstanding in leadership, in activities, in service to the community and in academic standing.
Susan Voyles: Major: Office Administration
Activities: Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Blue Key, Terre Haute Word Processing Association.

Susan Voyles, 1982

Susan  Voyles (1982 sycamore, page 306)

Student: Brent A. Walters

Forty-eight students were honored by being selected for Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities. Any junior, senior or graduate student wit h63 hours and an average above 3.0 could be nominated.
Each application was reviewed by a committee of students. Who’s Who recognized students who are outstanding in leadership, in activities, in service to the community and in academic standing.
Brent A. Walters: Major: Management
Activities: Pi Kappa Alpha, Order of Omega, Campus Revue Production Staff, College Republicans, Outstanding Young Men of America 1981.
[Brent is is a long time employee at Cisco, and is currently (2019) an account manager there.]

Brent Walters, 1982

Brent Walters (1982 Sycamore, page 307)

Student: Sharon K. Johnson and other Alan C. Rankin Outstanding Seniors

Four graduating seniors, were the recipients of the 1962 Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Senior Award.
The award, in honor of Dr. Rankin, who was president of the university from 1965 to 1975, recognizes seniors who have contributed to the betterment of campus life during their college careers. Selection is based on campus involvement, leadership ability, follow through and dedication.
LaGrange, an elementary education major, was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, Union Board and Junior Union Board.
His honors include Blue Key, Mortar Board, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who's Who in the Junior Class, Order of Omega and Kappa Delta Pi.
Macklin majored in psychology. She was a member of the Residence Hall Association, Young Democrats,
the Student Counseling Center, Psi Chi, and student representative to the Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences.
She was also president of Mortar Board, Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, the National Deans' List, Phi Kappa Phi national senior honorary, Who's Who in the Junior Class and Phi Sigma Iota.
Johnson, who majored in business administration, has been involved in the Residence Hall Association, Union Board activities, Student Alumni Association, Blue Beret, the Management Club and Student Government Association.
Her honors include Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, the Notional Dean's List, Blue Key,
Who's Who in the Junior Class and Alpha Lambda Delta.
Henke majored in construction technology. He was involved in Theta Chi's, the ski club, Inter-fraternity Council, the Association of General Contractors, the volleyball club and intramural sports program.
He was a member of Blue Key, Order of Omega, Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, and Who's Who in the Junior Class.
Henke was also the recipient of the James C. Former Senior Class President's Award. It is in honor of the
former director of alumni affairs.
Other finalists for the Rankin Award include Jock Arnold, Fort Wayne; Linda Bachman, Jasper; Chris Baker, Terre Haute; Brenda Barnett, Franklin; Lisa Bennett, Evansville; Glenn Brickey, New Lebanon, Ohio; James Buchholz, Kokomo; Mark Butler, Beech Grove; and Deloris Calhoun, Linton. Also included as finalists were David Doggett, Barrington, Illinois; John Dano, Pork Ridge, Illinois; Diane Davis, Lafayette; Paula Earleywine, Palestine, Illinois; and Natalie Ford, Zionsville. Other finalists were William Geiger, Olney, Illinois; Kathleen Homburg, Terre Haute; Lori Howard, Martinsville; Denise Jezjorski, Mishawaka; Jeanine Kimmerle, Terre Haute; Monty Kleiman, Evansville; Kent Kunce, Marshall, Illinois; Nancy Jo Leyes, South Bend; Brad Muse, Plainfield, Gregg Neel, Chesterton; James Dean Richardson, Indianapolis; Peggy Schmidt, Greensburg; Thomas Spotts, Huntington; Janie Vieck, Vincennes; and Brent Walters, Plainfield.

Alan C. Rankin Outstanding Seniors, 1982

Alan C. Rankin Outstanding Seniors (1982 Sycamore, page 217)
Pictured between Dr. Rankin and ISU President Richard G. Landini, were Roger LaGrange, St. Croix: Mary Ann Macklin, Decatur; Sharon K. Johnson, Evansville; and Michael Henke, Mishawaka.


Notes: Full accreditation received for the  master's program by AACSB.

The School of Business' management department earned accreditation as one of the top business schools in the U.S.
To earn the accreditation, each department of the school takes certain measures to ascertain the quality of the school.
One step includes a complete discussion and evaluation of each course offered.
This step also asks each department personnel to justify the courses.
Certain students are chosen to evaluate the courses and the instructors. The students meet with the accreditation team and fills out questionnaires.
The School of Business' management program ranked high enough for accreditation.
One other aspect that sets the school apart from others is the activity level of students. The marketing club sent several members to out-of-state conferences.
Delta Sigma Pi, the business honor fraternity, operates not only as a professional fraternity but also as a social one.
Members serve pledgeships much like pledges from social fraternal organizations.
Business majors in these organizations were often seen at the school selling donuts for their specific organization. (1983 Sycamore, page 262)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1983

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter (1983 Sycamore, page 232)
Front Row: L. Sweeney (president), J. Fordice (treasurer), S. Lidester (secretary), P. Spisak.
Back Row: D. coats, M. Coffman (vice-president), D. Slaven, L. Hilderbrand. (Photo: Rob Williams)

Delta Sigma Pi (Delta Tau Chapter)

The following was taken from "DeltaSig - The Magazine of Delta Sigma Pi", volume 72, #3, March 1983. It is available from Delta Sigma Pi's website or here.


Greetings, Brothers! The fall was a busy time for the Delta Tau Chapter. Brother Peggy Arnett, vice president for professional activities, had three interesting and informative speakers speak to the members. She also planned an enlightening and fun weekend tour in Louisville, Kentucky.

The weekend in Louisville included a tour of Xerox and a tour of Lasmos Arabian Horse Farm. The Brothers in attendance came back very excited, for the weekend produced items in the million dollar range! They touched a copy machine, a stud horse, and sat in a 1973 Stutz and a 1956 Rolls Royce!

The Delta Tau Chapter was proud to dedicate an oil portrait of Brother George J. Eberhart to the School of Business at Indiana State University. Brother Eberhart has contributed much to Delta Sigma Pi and to the founding and Brotherhood of the Delta Tau Chapter. Alpha Pi Chapter also was on hand to present him with "The Order of the Golden Helmet" Award. - Sheila Conley.

Delta Sigma Pi - Delta Tau Chapter, George J. Eberhart shows Dean Edward L. Goebel his Golden Helmet Award, 1983

Brother George J. Eberhart shows Dean Edward L. Goebel his Golden Helmet Award in front of his portrait that was dedicated in the School of Business at Indiana State.

Student: Elizabeth McKee

Elizabeth McKee, 1983

Coke may add some life, but Beth McKee, Terre Haute senior, still looks dazed as she studies for an early morning test. Photo by Doug Remscheider. (1983 Sycamore, page 262)


School of Business, 1984Studying now to work nine to five later
Secretarial majors find the typewriter their next best friend
Travel down the road of business and undoubtedly the course of study will be useful in all walks of life. For those in the School of Business, the career opportunities were endless. Whether in accounting, business education, office administration, secretarial work, real estate, clerical or marketing, the job outlook was all around us.
Business students were instructed in classes accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. While some chose careers in business administrative positions, others chose to combine such majors as marketing with textiles and clothing to form a fashion merchandising major. Available to all students, the Co-Op program provided students with practical experience while at the same time keeping academic records current.
Accounting, the basis of all business transactions, assumed an outstanding role in producing business majors. It, along with business administration and economics, was required of all business majors for completion of core classes. (1984 Sycamore, page 271)


Dedicated faculty receive recognition Whether by staying up late to help a student or going out of their way to make sure the university gets the best, faculty at ISU deserved to be rewarded in some way. Retiring faculty numbering eighteen were honored in May following many years of service, Included were Donald H. Anderson, Publications, 16 1/2 years; Harold E. Baker Sr., head of Library Systems Development, 17 years; George M, Graesch, associate professor of music, 31 years; Dr. Walter W. Gray, professor of health and safety, 18 years; Marian Perry Groscop, Communications Services, 16 years; Dr. John A. Hetherington, director of Student Health Center and staff physician, 11 years, and Robert L. Hollar, associate dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and professor of physical education. Also: Dr. Liang-Lin Hsiao, professor of economics, 25 years; Dr. William E. James, chairperson of Department of Manufacturing and Construction Technology, and professor of manufacturing technology, 22 years; John J. Laska, professor of art, 29 years; Dr. Ralph E. Mason, professor of business-distributive education, 20 years; Dr. Ray A. Neff, associate professor of health and safety, 17 years; Alden Smith, associate professor of business, 20 years; Lorene M. Smith, assistant professor of home economics, 20 years; Dr, Gordon D. Spies, professor of psychology, 15 years; Stella Tatlock, associate professor of music, 29 years; and William G. Wert, associate professor of life sciences, 23 1/2 years. - Article by Sheila Hoffman

Retiring Faculty, 1984

Retiring Faculty, 1984

Retiring faculty includes Harold Baker, Ray Neff, Ralph Mason, Walter Gray, George Graesch, Bob Hollar, Liang Hsaio, and William Wert.
Also retiring are Donald Anderson, John Laska, Stella Tatlock, Edger Pettebone, Lorene Smith, Alden smith, and George Spies. (1984 Sycamore, pages page 282 - 283)

Future Secretaries Association

Future Secretaries Association, 1984

Coordinator of the Main Event, Nancy Gilbert tries her luck at the Future Secretaries Association Balloon Toss. (1984 Sycamore, page 42)


Stateshop Open for Business
An annex to the bookstore? No really, but close enough. The Stateshop found in the School of Business gave a few Marketing majors a chance to work in the real world of managing their own business. Setting their schedules and the ordering processes, these students were responsible to keep the “store” afloat.
Bookbags, folders, rulers, notebooks, souvenirs, and clothing flocked the outlet.
This quick go-between classes was the ideal means for students in the School of Business and School of Education to pick up a last minute fine line ink pen or No. 2 pencil before a test instead of running to the ISU bookstore, some four blocks away. The first year appearance of the Stateshop was initiated only on the terms if success and prosperity were accomplished. By Sheila Hoffman. (1984 Sycamore, page 269)

Stateshop, 1984

A wide variety of supplies lets students pick up many last minute needs.

Stateshop, 1984

Mannequins display clothing and books in the newly found Stateshop.

Stateshop, 1984

Student: Terry Gorman

Terry Gorman, 1984

Trusting his calculator to precise answers, Terre Gorman, Terre Haute junior pushes himself for accuracy and speed. (1984 Sycamore, page 270)

Student: John Henderson

John Henderson, 1984

Racking his brains for a statistics test is John Henderson, Terre Haute sophomore. Picture by Brian Vannice (1984 Sycamore, page 271)

Student: Dorian Vandas

Dorian Vandas, 1984

Interning with the IRS, Dorian Vandas, Marion junior, works for the valuable experience. Photo by Pat Hilton. (1984 Sycamore, page 281)


Business registration

A popular meeting place during registration is the business section which is usually overcrowded 1984 Sycamore, page 21

Around Campus: Oakley Plaza

The demolition of Knisely Hall and the excavation of Oakley Plaza leads to a small park on the outskirts of campus. The Plaza enhances entrance to campus. Funded by the Hollie and Anna Oakley Foundation.

Oakley Plaza, 1984

Oakley Plaza - recognize the building on the right? (1984 Sycamore pages 54 - 56)

Oakley Plaza, 1984

Oakley Plaza (1984 Sycamore pages 54 - 56)

Oakley Plaza, 1984

Oakley Plaze, 1984 (University Archive)

In 1936, H.N. Oakley opened his first small grocery store at 1105 Wabash Avenue. He built sixty food stores throughout the Wabash Valley employing more than three hundred people. Oakley sold his chain to the Kroger Company in 1939, and the name changed to Oakley-Kroger Economy stores. In December 1954, the Hollie and Anna Oakley Foundation was formed to promote religious, educational and charitable purposes, particularly in the states of Indiana and Florida.

The Foundation has provided many charitable works around Terre Haute. Among the projects funded by them are the Hometown Terre Haute radio series by Tom Roznowski, the Our Town Project a television series by WTIU Public Television, Oakley Park at 9th and Washington Streets, the Oakley Observatory at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Oakley Playground at Deming Park, the Oakley Auditorium at Ivy Tech, Oakley Place at Indiana State University, the Terre Haute Children's Museum was partially funded by them as well as Terre Haute's Art Spaces project, and the Le Fer Lake and walking trail at St. Mary of the Woods in 2018; 


Business Computers

Business Computers

1985 Sycamore page 92

Computers are finding their way into many major fields, especially business. The School of Business houses many computers for students use.
The School of Business provides a professional education for business and administration. The school accepts as primary objectives a position of leadership and service to the business and educational communities. It also promotes continual professional growth of its faculty through the exchange of ideas, productive research and active participation in professional societies.
The School of Business includes the departments of accounting, administrative systems and business education, finance, management, marketing, and systems and decision sciences. The different departments offer a wider variety of options to business majors and seek to develop in the student sufficient judgement and flexibility to cope with complex organizations in a dynamic society.
The curriculum of the department of accounting had been developed to train and educate the accounting major to become a member of the accounting profession in a public accounting firm, or government service. The student was provided with a foundation of principles that will enable an acceptance of the challenge of change and a mastering of new situations as they develop.
The department of business distributive education and office administration changed its name this year to the department of administrative systems and business education in an effort to reflect an increasing emphasis on microcomputers and office automation.
The department of administrative systems and business education offered a new degree option in marketing education/training and development during the year. The new program was designed for individuals desiring a career in the rapidly expanding field of personnel training. It is supported by the National Society for Sales Training Executives, an Orlando Florida-based organization that considered several business programs before selecting ISU for its model program.
As part of the program, NSSTE provides members to serve as executives-in-residence each year. New to the faculty for the 1984-85 year was Roy Hendrick, assistant professor of administrative systems and business education. Retiring from the department was Ervan Holtman, associate professor of administrative systems and business education.
The reorganization of the department of Management-Finance was among the changes made during the year in the School of Business. To give more academic definition to the different programs within the management-finance department, it was reorganized into three distinct departments: management, finance and systems and decisions sciences.
The department of systems and decisions sciences will include a new management information systems program. Designed to train students to use computers in management and to solve business problems, the curriculum emphasizes business and management subjects while providing a working knowledge of computers.
The department of marketing includes all activities concerned with determining and satisfying the desires and needs of individual and institutional consumers.
It is a function of prime importance in all forms of business enterprise. Story by Cathy Stockdale.

Future Secretaries Association

Future Secretaries Association, 1985

Front row: M. Hart, K. Cork, Y. Oakes, C. Munning, P. Brown.
Back Row: P. Spisak, D. Woods, K. Nehmann, B. Burroughs, C. Duffy. (1985 Sycamore, page 299)

Around Campus: New University Logo

Logo Holds Legacy
The University officially adopted a new graphic signature June 1 which identifies ISU in a fresh and contemporary fashion. This design which replaced all former ISU logotypes will enable the University both to develop greater consistency in its public image and to enhance the identification of the institution in printed materials.
Dan Davis, Terre Haute graduate student, designed the new logo for a graphic design class project while working in the Publications Office at a time when the University was looking for a new visual image. "The University's heritage is projected in the sycamore leaf," explained Orin Dahl, vice president for Development and Public Affairs, "and the lines of motion reflect a renewed spirit and vitality on campus. We're a university on the move, and we want an identifying mark to reflect that."
Implementation of the graphic design coincided with the installation of the new campuswide telephone system. "The new telephone system necessitates new stationery for offices across campus," said Dahl.
"Combining the logo change with the new telephone system is both time-saving and economical."
The design was phased in over the summer months and when students returned in the fall, they had a fresh, new image to identify themselves with. By Debby Elliott.

1985 Indiana State University logo

1985 Indiana State University logo (1985 Sycamore, page 35)


Endless Opportunities
The School of Business offers endless career opportunities for the students interested in a business-related career.
Whether students study accounting, business education, office administration, secretarial work, real estate, clerical or marketing, they receive excellent training from the ISU School of Business.
The Business -Distributive Education and Office Administration students with four-year programs in office administration, business education and distributive education.
Also a two-year Associate of Science degree is offered by the professional secretarial area. A minor in information processing is also available from the school.
Office Administration was organized to give students an opportunity to prepare for management and office administrative careers.
The Business and Distributive Education sector provides students with curriculum to prepare them for careers in teaching. The programs offered in this area are certified by the curriculum required in Indiana High Schools and secondary schools in most other states.
The School of Business and the School Of Education keep a close working relationship in curriculum offerings for the teaching oriented student.
The two-year Secretarial Program offers an Associates of Science degree to those students who wish to study in the professional secretary area. Students are offered three options. They are: word processing, data processing and shorthand.
Students who decide to continue in the School of Business after the two years may count their credits toward a degree in office administration or business teaching program.
For students who are interested in data processing and word processing the School offers an 18 hour information processing minor. The microcomputer is used as an important aspect of this major.
The Management and Finance Department offers four-year programs in areas such as: finance, management, business administration and management information systems. Programs are offered as minors in areas of business administration and management information systems.
The marketing program offered by the School Of Business is designed to help familiarize students with marketing concepts.
Marketing includes activities concerned with determining and satisfying desires and needs of all types of consumers.
A Co-Op program is offered for students who wish to gain valuable experience while still enrolled in the University.
No matter which of the different areas a student chooses to study in the School of Business, they graduate with knowledge and understanding of how businesses are run across the country. (1986 Sycamore, pages 249 & 250)

Student: Rob Finley

Rob Finley, 1986

Rob Finley, Montecello senior, studies for his Management 351 class. (1986 Sycamore, page 251)


School of Business on the Rise
Indiana State University’s School of Business is one of the ten best schools in the country. It also has the largest percentage of foreign students of any of the Schools and Colleges on campus. With its departments of Accounting, Administrative Services and Business Education, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Systems and Decision Sciences the School is producing a large number of CPAs, bankers, supervisors, and Corporate Executives.
If Technology students are going to build the world of tomorrow, then business students are going to run it. Corporations hiring entry level management people know when they see that the person they are interviewing is an ISU Business School Graduate, they know that they are getting a person who can do the job and do it well. Business School Graduates are graduating into some of the highest starting salaries of any of the Schools and Colleges on campus. Only the School of Technology rates higher.
If a campus organization needs to have a fund raiser, then a marketing student is usually in charge. If that same group needs a treasurer, then an accounting major is ready to do the job. All in all, most campus organizations have at least one student who takes business classes upon its office. These students usually do excellent jobs with the responsibility given them.
The School of Business graduates may be the ones who solve the national debt, strengthen the economy, or re-write tax laws. And to think they got their start right here at ISU. – By Robert L. Flott.

School of Business, 1987

Business students participate in sales presentation class held in the School of Business  (1987 Sycamore, page 44)

Fraternity: Beta Gamma Sigma 

Beta Gamma Sigma is a business honorary.
Fall 1986 Members: Karen D. Allison, Larisa A Banks, Sherri L. Bishop, Marie E. Bonomo, Sharon L Boston, Michael J. Brunton, Darrell W. Chalstrom, Mary C. Chestnut, Soo Sia Chur, Gregory P. Corsaro, Jonathan W. Crone, Daniel J. Falls, Gwen A. Garbacz, Beverly F. Grimes, Rebecca J. Harris, Todd J. Higgins, Betty F. James, Dee A. Jarvis, Kay E. Jereczek, Yeow-May Lee, Peirchyi Lii, Tamara R. Matthews, Lisa K. McKee, Jennie L. Mitchell, Mark A. Poisel, Robert S. Raplee, Judith J. Richardson, Andrea G. Riggs, Susan J. Roseff, Lorri A. Schuster, Bee Kee Tan, Juay How Tan, Be Lian Teng, Rosemary F. Timmons, Connie S. Williams
Spring 1987 Members: Mark A. Ahrens, Mary B. Barcus, Lisa M. Brecht, Julie A. Clark, Ronda J. Conrad, Katherine L Corbin, Timothy J. Dennany, Lisa M. Drake, Janie A. Evans, Joo H. Han, Frank L. Heflin, Dana J. Holstine, Young Seng Lee, Sian Chye Lim, Shannon S. Nickel, Rita A. Osborne, Maritza Peniston, Emih E. Peters, Rilla D. Stone, Tong Tuck Tan, Lisa P. Tate, Goon Cheng Toh, Edgar S. Utterback Jr. 1987 Sycamore, page 277

Around Campus: Oakley Plaza

Oakley Plaza, 1987

Oakley Plaza (1987 Sycamore, page 4)


Notes: The Insurance and Risk Management Program initiated offering both a major and minor

Edward Goebel, dean 1974 - 1989

Dr. Edward L. Goebel, Dean, School of Business, [1974 - 1989] (1988 Sycamore, page 253)

Indiana State University's School of Business is second only to the College of Arts and Sciences in the size of its student enrollment. Edward Goebel, Dean of the School of Business, acknowledges students' anticipations for successful careers for the 2,000 students enrolled in the school. "The student today is career-oriented. He is seeking the academic experience that will lead to a successful career, and business careers have historically led to that success," Goebell said.
The School of Business works closely with the placement office, and as Goebell said, "has enjoyed a high success rate in terms of students finding jobs." Goebell also mentioned that students have a large responsibility to make themselves marketable because many corporations have withdrawn their recruiting efforts on college campuses.
Another aspect that has enabled students to find jobs with business degrees is the fact that most careers tie in some way with a type of business. A graduate from the School of Business could opt to enter the public sector, a private, non-profit organization, the retail or commercial aspect of business, "Corporate America," or international business. This factor also keeps a graduate from being limited to his or her field.
ISU's School of Business is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Out of 800 members, only 250 are honored to have the organization's accreditation.
To earn the AASCSB accreditation, the school must make a commitment to maintain a quality faculty; 100 percent of the school's graduate faculty holds doctorate degrees. The school must also monitor the admission of students, monitor curriculum to make sure that students are exposed to the common body of knowledge for his or her future occupation, and the school must take part in a review and evaluation process.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the only national honorary for business chapters, and its members are only found at accredited schools of business. To be asked to join, a student must be a major in business. By Janis Mayfield (1988 Sycamore, page 218)

American Marketing Association

American Marketing Association 1988

American Marketing Association members 1988 Sycamores, page 298

Faculty: Lea Ann Osmon

Lea Ann Osmon, 1988

All eyes are on Lea Ann Osmon as she presents materials for her methods and teaching skills 391 class (1988 Sycamore, page 218)

Student: Janis Strahm 

Janice Strahm, 1988

Janis Strahm studies for Administrative Services 349 class with a smile on her face and a cup of coffee by her side (1988 Sycamore, page 218)

Around Campus: Airviews

Campus Airview 1988

Indiana State Normal School (1865 to 1929) looking West with Old Normal (in center with smoke stack).

Campus Airview 1988

Indiana State Teachers College (1929 to 1965) looking East with the street still running in front of Condit House.

Campus Airview 1988

Indiana State University campus looking East as of 1987
All three images from 1988 Sycamores, pages 26 & 27

Campus Trivia by Marty Reed

Ever changing, ever growing, ever progressing toward the future
Trivia can be found everywhere, and Indiana State University has its share. ISU was once a small, one-building school. The first president, Mr. Jones used to ride his horse from his home in North Terre Haute, which was a whopping seven miles away.
Those were the days before the president lived in Condit house. Back then where the sidewalk is in front of the Condit House, there were Terre Haute City streets.
ISU as we know it has had several name changes over time, and the school started originally for teachers. In 1909, ISU was known as Indiana State Normal School (ISNS). In that year, the colors of Blue and White were recognized as the official school colors. Then in 1929, ISNS became Indiana State Teachers College. Ball State, our own rival, used to be a part of us as the ISNS Eastern Division. In 1965, the ISTC became Indiana State University.
The building that used to be in the middle of Quad, Old Normal School, was razed in 1950, leaving the powerhouse smokestack standing, only to be razed in 1953 creating the Quad as it is now.
Dancing was first permitted on Campus in 1914. In 1922, sorority "Rush" was initiated by the Women's League. The first fraternity house was purchased by the Forum, now Tau Kappa Epsilon. The TKE's were established in 1901.
There used to be a tradition of freshman wearing beanies. If a freshman was caught out and about without his little cap, he was thrown into Kangaroo court.
As far as sports and social events are concerned, ISU has many things to be proud of. Our first homecoming queen was chosen in 1936. The ISU Sparkettes Corp was formed in 1960, and in 1970, the first tandem race was held. At one time, trike races were held on the campus sidewalks.
One of the members of the cheer team used to dress as a tree, but Chief Oubachi reigned as mascot in 1969.
The roof of the arena is the largest single span of poured concrete in the world. More recently, 1986 to be exact, the ISU Baseball team advanced to the College World Series. In 1967, ISU became the first university in the world to use artificial turf on a playing field.
ISU has seen some top-name acts perform here. The Kingston Trio, The Fifth Dimension, Louis Armstrong, Hans Conried, Vincent Price, Bill Cosby, Kenny Rodgers, Johnny Carson, and more recently Bryan Adams, Styx, and John Cougar Mellencamp have all crossed the stage in Terre Haute.
Condit House has the honor of being recorded as a Historical American Building with the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institute.
History can be a lot of fun, but don't tell my history professor I said that! It is amazing what you can find by looking at old pictures and talking to people. Happy hunting and for information contact your local librarian!  1988 Sycamores, page 26


Notes: The College of Business celebrates 25th anniversary and full re-accreditation granted. Dr. Herbert L. Ross was dean of the School of Business from 1989 to 1995.

School of Business has a Solid Program
The primary mission of the ISU School of Business is to provide professional education for business and administration. Quality instruction that is relevant and practical is necessary to the accomplishment of the school's mission..."
So read the first two sentences of the 1984-86 ISU catalog entry for the School of Business.
The school offered one of the largest varieties of majors at ISU. With four major departments, the School of Business offered students a wide variety of subjects including accounting, business distributive education and office administration, management and finance and marketing.
These courses enabled students entering the business world to do so with the confidence of a good education.
Scott Krodel, junior management major from Washington, Indiana, said, "its given me the solid base that I will need to be successful after college."
Although pre-law was not offered as a major, any student was eligible for pre-law requirements. The School felt that a solid background in business was beneficial to any student interested in pre-law.
As many graduates prepared to enter the business world, one of the things that stuck in their minds was that "God-awful long walk across campus in the middle of winter." By Mike Burke (1989 Sycamore, page 186)

Faculty: Dan Mollela

Dan Mollela, 1989

Dan Mollela lectures to his Systems/Decision Systems 350 class. The School of Business offers a variety of majors. (1989 Sycamore, page 186)

Student: Sharon Andrus

Sharon Andrus 1989

Sharon Andrus of Robinson, Illinois in the computer lab of the School of Business 1989 Sycamore, page 187

Student: Cheryl Obenchain

Cheryl Obenchain, 1989

Cheryl Obenchain, South Bend, took advantage of the sunshine to get in some study time outside the School of Business. (1989 Sycamore, page 186)

Students: Eddie Wan & Patti Smith

Eddie Wan & Patti Smith, 1989

Eddie Wan, Hong Kong, helps Patti Thomas, Terre Haute, work out a difficult problem in the computer lab.(1989 Sycamore, page 287)