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SCOB Students, Dean take on Plane Pull Challenge

September 17, 2021

Six Scott College of Business students and Dean Terry Daugherty joined forces with State Farm and went head to head with a Boeing 757 jetliner in an exciting game of tug of war on Saturday.

Plane Pull, September 11, 2021

They participated in Plane Pull Challenge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana, which took place at the Indianapolis International Airport’s Postal Hub. The students are (left to right above) Jayson Wagler, freshman, Insurance and Risk Management major; Korey Castle, freshman, Insurance and Risk Management major; Sam Bowen, junior, Accounting major; Noah Heim, senior, Insurance and Risk Management and Finance major; MaKenzie Quissell, senior, Finance major and Insurance and Risk Management minor; and Jillian Turner, freshman, Insurance and Risk Management major.

“How often in life do you get to pull a plane?” Daugherty said. “This was a first for me, but tremendously fun because I got to share it with our business students. I am appreciative of State Farm for always supporting the college and for allowing us to participate in such a memorable event serving a great cause.”

The event also featured live music, food, souvenirs, games, and other activities throughout the day.

“Participating in Pull the Plane Challenge was a fun way to spend time with friends, support the community, and partner with a great supporter of the Scott College of Business, State Farm,” Heim said.

Said Brazil State Farm agent Jenni Marietta: “We are so fortunate to have cultivated a great relationship with our neighboring Scott College of Business at Indiana State University, providing the opportunity to team up for events like this to have fun, positively represent our communities and organizations, and raise money for an excellent cause.  We love putting our intentions into action and appreciate the help of our partners from ISU for taking on the great Plane Pull Challenge of 2021.”

More than 50 teams representing local businesses, schools, and civic groups took part in the 20th annual Plane Pull Challenge, working together to move an 80-ton FedEx Boeing 757 and raising more than $126,000 in the process! 

Alumni Recipients of Distinguished Alumni Award

September 7, 2021

Congratulations to all the recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards, Michael AlkirePaul and Susan Chaney, and Rich Porter

2021 Distinguished Alumni, Michael Alkire, Paul and Susan Chaney, and Rich Porter

2021 Distinguished Alumni, Michael Alkire, Paul and Susan Chaney, and Rich Porter

"These alumni are great examples of the impact an Indiana State University education can have," President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said. "We celebrate the achievements of these four Sycamores who serve as an inspiration to their alma mater." 

Scott College of Business dean, Terry Daugherty added that "We feel great pride in these honorees because business clearly permeates their careers.  Paul Chaney and Rich Porter are both alums of the Scott College of Business and have made significant contributions to their fields.  Susan Chaney is an entrepreneur and mentor inspiring others to pursue both their professional and personal passions.  And, Mike Alkire is the CEO of a technology-driven healthcare company impacting the lives of others on a daily basis.  Congratulations to all receiving this remarkable honor from the university."

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Scott College Welcomes New Faculty

August 16, 2021


Mengying WangDr. Mengying Wang will also be joining us as an assistant professor in the AFIRM department.  She completed her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has been serving on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.  Her research interests are in international finance, investments, corporate finance & tax, and financial accounting.  Mengying will be teaching Business Finance for all business students and upper-level business classes for finance majors/minors and other business students.  In addition, she will be teaching a finance course for the online MBA program.

Eunjung LeeDr. Eunjung Lee earned her Ph.D. in Information Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2021. Her research interests are in recommendation agents and decision-making systems associated with data mining, online consumer reviews, predictive analytics, and machine learning. Before joining the Ph.D. program, she worked for Samsung and LG in South Korea. Dr. Lee will serve as an assistant professor in the MISBE department. 


College Faculty and Staff Awards

August 12,2021

At the faculty and staff college meeting on Wednesday the College Faculty and Staff Awards were announced. Everyone working in the college is exceptional, but for their work over the year, some deserve special praise. Congratulations to Dr. Concetta DePaolo on receiving the Teaching Award; Dr. Joyce Young for Research, Dr. David Fleming for Service and Ms. Rachael Baird for receiving the Support Staff Quality Service Award.

2021 Faculty and Staff Awards

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Governor Holcomb Announces Three New ISU Trustees 

June 28, 2021

Governor Eric Holcomb appointed three people to Indiana State University's Board of Trustees and reappointed trustee Cynthia Powers of Valparaiso, who represents ISU alumni. Two of the three new trustees have links with the Scott College of business. The new trustees:

Troy WoodruffTroy Woodruff, Fishers - Woodruff is a 1998 graduate of ISU with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Marketing. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2004-06 during which time he was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. With his ISU background, he became a strong ally when the university was looking at what to do with the outdated and costly twin towers on campus. Following his service in the House, he was a leader at the Indiana Department of Transportation. He is currently President/CEO at RQAW (Architects and Engineers). In 2017 he started another successful company, BW Construction, which supplies construction management services across Indiana. He will serve until June 30, 2025.

John Pratt, Rockville - Pratt is a descendant of multiple generations of Parke County citizen leaders. He currently serves as President of the Parke County Council and has been greatly involved with economic development initiatives to position the county as an important destination in West-Central Indiana. He was instrumental in helping Parke County join the Wabash River Regional Development Authority and has been supportive of county efforts to attract investment in quality of place enhancements for Rockville and surrounding communities. John is a leader in agri-business and rural-based issues, including the importance of reversing the cycle of rural poverty through higher education. He will serve until June 30, 2025.

Kimberly CollinsKimberly Collins, Terre Haute - Collins is the new student trustee. She is a junior majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Sales Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is a President’s Scholar and a Networks Scholar and is part of the Honors College, where she serves as a peer mentor. An active student leader, Collins has served as president and vice president of Indiana State’s Student Philanthropy Organization, which assists with the annual Give to Blue Day. She also is involved in the Indiana State Dance Marathon, which annually raises money for Riley Children’s Hospital. She will serve until June 30, 2023.

Outgoing trustees are Edward A. Pease, Casey J. Phillips, and Jeffrey W. Taylor.

Memories and Achievements Made at College are Forever!

June 24, 2021

In 1991, Aziph Mustapha was awarded the Distinguished Scholar of the School of Business Award from Indiana State University alongside 17 other students
30 years later, the paperweight takes pride of place on his desk, a reminder of what can be achieved if you put heart and soul into something.

Based on his academic achievements, Aziph was given a full scholarship to pursue his MBA, and a teaching/research assistant position. He was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.

Aziph is now Head of Culture Transformation & Employee Engagement at Celcom Axiata Berhad and international speaker – he’s presented for Tedx twice!

Aziph Mustapha, 1991 and 2021

Read more and the reactions Aziph got on LinkedIn.

Courtney Chipol: Unsung Hero of Wabash Valley

June 21, 2021

Courtney ChipolThe Division of University Engagement annually recognizes students, faculty, staff, and community partners that have excelled in their work to advance the engagement of Indiana State University with the community. For the Spring 2021 awards, the Division chose to acknowledge individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have risen above and beyond expectations to help the University and local community get through pandemic.

Courtney Chipol, Program Director of the West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center is recognized for her role as an unsung hero in the Wabash Valley region, within the Indiana Small Business Development Center network, and the ISU community. Courtney volunteers for many organizations, writes grants that directly impact the Wabash Valley, and goes far beyond what is expected of her in any of the roles. In addition, she involves her children and shows them what it means to be an active community member. 

Courtney is an effective advocate for small business development in the Wabash Valley and loves helping people when they need support.  Courtney was nominated by a small business owner whom she helped open a business during the pandemic.

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ISU Alumnus Honors his Late Wife with $1 Million Gift for Scholarships

June 16, 2021

Indiana State alumnus, Dr. Kenneth L. Smith, has given $1 million to the university to honor his late wife and support scholarships in accounting, economics, finance, and history. Smith, who taught economics and finance for 42 years at the university level, met his wife at the University of North Texas. The couple was married for 32 years prior to Theresa’s passing in 2019.

Kenneth and Theresa Smith

Kenneth and Theresa Smith

In recognition of the gift, the Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Kenneth L. Smith and Theresa Kathryn (Klein) Smith Magna Carta Courtroom on the second floor of the Federal Building, home of the Scott College of Business. The space, once a federal courtroom, features a mural depicting the 1215 signing of the Magna Carta. It was painted in 1935. Smith said an elementary school field trip to what was then the Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building left a lasting impression.

Kenneth L. Smith and Theresa Kathryn (Klein) Smith Magna Carta Courtroom mural

Kenneth L. Smith and Theresa Kathryn (Klein) Smith Magna Carta Courtroom mural

Scott College of Business dean, Terry Daugherty said that "We are extremely proud of Dr. Smith’s career as a business professor and humbled by his desire to support future Sycamores. Ken and Terri shared a passion for accounting and finance, among many other interests, and it is a privilege to honor their legacy together in one of the most distinguished and beautiful spaces on campus."

It was also announced that the Conference Room on the first floor of the Federal Hall would be renamed the Richard W. Smith Sr. and Dorothy Smith Postmaster’s Conference Room in recognition of an additional contribution to Indiana State by Smith, whose father worked in the Post Office for more than 30 years.

Federal Hall - FD101 Conference Room

Richard W. Smith Sr. and Dorothy Smith Postmaster’s Conference Room - FD101

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Student Profile: Tyler Pellom

June 15, 2021

Tyler Pellom

Insurance professional and Tennessee resident Tyler Pellom wanted to earn his Professional Risk Manager designation, and he found the perfect, career-specific program at the Scott College of Business. The Online Property and Casualty Certificate offers industry professionals like Tyler a flexible, 12-credit program, taught by expert faculty and designed to support students who will take industry credentialing exams.

The fully online Property and Casualty Insurance Certificate offers students career-specific training to enter or advance careers in insurance, risk management, and similar fields. The certificate is obtained through four courses to understand insurance products and risk management. Classes may waive exams needed for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in property-casualty insurance and risk management, administered by The Institutes.

Pellom has been in the insurance industry for six years and operates a branch of an established insurance agency/broker in East Tennessee, which he helped build from the ground up. Prior to this career move, he was an underwriter at a well-known national commercial insurance brokerage headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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Faculty and Staff Named by Students as Contributing to Success

June 10, 2021

Congratulations to the Scott College of Business faculty and staff listed below on being recognized in the Class of 2020 First Destination Survey as having contributed to student success at ISU! The Career Center collects post-graduation information from all graduating students.

Anita Adams, Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Judith Brewer, Cory Campbell, Matthew Cohen, Concetta DePaolo, Ricky Fergurson, David Fleming, Steven Lamb, Susan Moncada, Jin Park, Michelle Reeson, Joe Sanders, Paul Schikora, Tamara Turner, Kelly Wilkinson, Sara Williams, and Rebecca Wray.

Faculty and staff for Student Success

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Terre Haute Rotary Club Honors Diann McKee 

June 10, 2021

Diann McKeeISU Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and University Treasurer Diann McKee is the 2021 recipient of the Paul Harris Community Award by the Terre Haute Rotary Club. The award recognizes a non-Rotarian community member who exemplifies the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self," and has made a significant impact on the community. 

According to the Rotary Club, McKee was chosen for her decades-long service to ISU and the community. Her ISU career spans nearly 35 years with service as chief financial officer for 13 years. She has overseen more than $420 million of construction on and near the ISU campus during her tenure and her responsibilities expanded over time to include campus public safety, oversight for construction, maintenance, environmental safety, human resources, and all financial functions of the university. 

“Diann has worked tirelessly in her role at Indiana State to carry out the ideal of service above self,” said Josh Zuerner, founder and President of Joink, Inc., the Rotarian who nominated McKee for the honor. “I look at Diann as someone who not only helped to sustain the ‘business’ of Indiana State, but someone who has been in the forefront of growing it during her career.”

Diann will be recognized at the Terre Haute Rotary Club’s regular meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 15,  in the MCL Banquet Center. Diann is an alumna of the Scott College of Business and Indiana State with a degree in Accounting and a Master's in Public Administration.

Scott College Alumna Named in IBJ's 40 Under 40

June 8, 2021

Katie JennerKatie Jenner, GR ’17, Indiana Secretary of Education, was named to this year’s class of 40 under 40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal

The award recognizes young adults who are making an impact on their communities through their work and volunteer efforts.

Jenner, who earned an MBA from ISU’s Scott College of Business, was named Indiana Secretary of Education in January. She joined Gov. Eric Holcomb’s team as senior education adviser in 2019. When asked by IBJ what she learned about herself since joining the workforce, Jenner said, “While the saying goes, ‘99% of the things we worry about never happen,’ I still find strong preparation, good relationships, a positive mindset, and adaptability are key!”

Indiana Business Professionals of America State Officers

June 8, 2021

It’s our pleasure to be hosting the 2021-22 Indiana Business Professionals of America State Officers for their orientation this week. This is an intensive week for them including program work, etiquette dinner, social media marketing and relationships and experiencing life on a college campus.

This past March, Dean Terry Daugherty met with Jason Hendrickson, 2003 graduate of Scott College of Business, who serves as the state advisor for Business Professionals of America.  Jason brought 12 high school state officers, 2 advisors to campus, arriving June 6, departing June 10, 2021 for State Officer Leadership Team Summer Orientation-Virtual Training.  This is an intensive officer training involving goals and program work, etiquette dinner, social media marketing and relationships and experiencing life on a college campus.

SCoB hosted BPA, yesterday (June 7), beginning with a Federal Hall tour with Dean Daugherty followed by a panel discussion with 4 of our students, Kimmie Collins, Aubrey Austin, Sarah Alzahrani, Josie Angel and Associate Dean Kelly Wilkinson. Jason Hendrickson, State Advisor for BPA, commented the students were very engaged about many points, highlights of the tour, and so much more from the presentation.   

Business Professionals of America is a student organization designed to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.  With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico, as well as an international presence in China, Haiti and Peru, BPA is an organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

Indiana Business Professionals of America, June 2021

Student Profile: MaKenzie Quissell

May 18, 2021

MaKenzie Quissell’s pursuit of a finance major and minor in financial services and insurance/risk management was her primary reason for accepting the Scott College of Business’ Networks Professional Development Scholarship.

Quissell has countless reasons to be a Sycamore.

“I decided to major in finance, as it has always been an area of interest for me, and I knew it would give me career opportunities as a woman in finance,” said Quissell, of Plymouth, Ind. “I have not fully decided on what I want to do in the future, as there are so many opportunities and career paths out there. I have considered financial planning, insurance, banking, and even furthering my undergraduate degree after I graduate from Indiana State in May of 2022.”

MaKenzie Quissell

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Two Alums are Among ‘Conexus Rising 30’ Honorees

May 17, 2021

Young alums Michelle White, ’18 and Roland K. Wilson, ’19  were recently named to the inaugural class of “Conexus Rising 30.”

The new program by Conexus Indiana recognizes 30 advanced manufacturing and logistics professionals under the age of 30 who are distinguishing themselves as the movers and makers of the future.

White is a Forecast Planner at Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis and Wilson is an Assistant Operations Manager — Variable Labor at GEODIS. Both credit their ISU education for preparing them for career success.

Michelle says that, "ISU gave me the fundamentals and professional experiences to apply to my day-to-day life.  The OSCM program at ISU bridged the gap between education and practice.”

Michelle White and Roland Wilson

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Million-dollar Gift Will Create Endowed Professorship at Scott College of Business

May 6, 2021

Robert SteinbaughDr. Robert Steinbaugh influenced the lives and careers of countless students, was valued by his peers in the academic community, and was deeply committed to the future of Indiana State University. Dr. Steinbaugh’s legacy will live on through a $1 million charitable gift from his wife, Carolyn Steinbaugh, to the Scott College of Business and the naming of the Dr. Robert and Carolyn Steinbaugh Endowed Professor of Business.

The Steinbaughs’ previous philanthropic support has helped the Scott College of Business move to Federal Hall in 2012. The couple made previous gifts to name the Dr. Robert P. Steinbaugh Faculty Resource Library in Federal Hall.

Robert Steinbaugh taught management and finance at ISU and served as a department chair from 1957 to 1984. He retired in 1991 and passed away in 2014.

Carolyn Steinbaugh

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Bowen and Heim Receive Spencer Educational Foundation Scholarships 

May 6, 2021

ISU business students Anne Bowen and Noah Heim have been selected to receive Spencer Educational Foundation scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.

Bowen is a junior Insurance & Risk Management and Financial Services double major as well as a student member on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.  Heim is a junior Insurance & Risk Management and Finance double major as well as President of the Scott College of Business Student Advisory Board.

“Ms. Bowen and Mr. Heim both have tremendous careers ahead of them and are very deserving of this wonderful recognition,” said Dr. Jin Park, chair of the Accounting, Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management Department. “We are grateful to the Spencer Educational Foundation for their support and pride ourselves in preparing students for success in the classroom and through industry engagement.” 

This year, Spencer awarded 84 scholarships to full-time undergraduate, graduate, and part-time master’s students totaling $503,500. Spencer’s merit-based scholarships are awarded to students in the United States and Canada who aim to pursue a career in Risk Management and Insurance. Selection is based upon academics, leadership, industry interest, and experience. 

“The Spencer Educational Foundation is the leading advocacy organization for the risk management and insurance industry,” said Dr. Terry Daugherty, Dean of Scott College of Business. “They annually support the best and brightest students throughout the country and it is a tremendous honor to have multiple students selected as scholarship recipients.” 

Bowen and Heim are completing internships this summer with the Wholesale Specialty Insurance Association, which is a global member services organization within the insurance industry.

Anne Bowen and Noah Heim

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Memorial Service

May 4, 2021

In memoriam

The 2021 University Memorial Service was held on May 4. It’s a busy and for most, an exciting time of year but please spare a moment to remember the members of our community who have passed away this past year, especially those from the Scott college of Business:

Norman Bucher, Professor of Management and Finance, 1982 - 1992; Douglas Smith, Professor of Business Education, 1971 – 2001; Robert Thompson, Professor of Marketing, 1984 – 2002; and most recently William Moates, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, 1987 – 2010.

A list from our community | Recording of the service | Scott College faculty

Professor William "Billy" Moates

April 27, 2021

William Moates, 1999It is with sadness that we announce the death of Dr. William Moates. Billy, as he was universally known, was Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, and the MBA Coordinator from 1987 to 2010.

Billy was born in Enterprise, Alabama in 1946. He received his B.S. degree in Math and Physics from Birmingham-Southern College in 1968. He then pursued graduate studies at the University of Alabama, receiving an M.A. in Business Statistics in 1971, an M.B.A. in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Management Science/Operations Management in 1981.

He arrived here in 1987 and held the position of Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and was the MBA Coordinator. Billy was a member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and served on the Board of Directors of the Central Illiana Chapter of APICS and was a member of the Faculty Senate.

Billy was an avid golfer and took part in many of the golf tournaments here including the Insurance and Risk Management Golf Scramble. He retired in December 2010, and moved to Pensacola where he died on April 20, 2021 aged 75.

2008 IRM Golf Scramble

Zack Goodman, Jim Dyar, Nick Schafer, and Dr. Billy Moates at the 2008 IRM Golf Scramble

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SNC Elevator Pitch Competition

April 26, 2021

Congratulations to Kearsten Peters for winning the recent Elevator Pitch Competition held on April 23, 2021. In second place was Juan Tirado. Tied for third place were Kimberly Collins and Trevor Revesz. Congratulations to all our finalists! The semifinalists also included Aja Davis, Carol Schumacher, Gabriele Burkhart, and Shana Noblitt.

Thank you to all 68 participants who submitted videos to the qualifier round in March. We had great talent on display during the competition.

Kearsten Peters, Juan Tirado, Kimberly Collins and Trevor Revesz

Kearsten Peters, Juan Tirado, Kimberly Collins and Trevor Revesz

SNC Continues Successes

April 23, 2021

Kearsten PetersOur Sales and Negotiations Center continues to shine in everything they participate in.

This past week, 76 students from the SNC and Scott College of Business took part in the RNMKRS Virtual Sales Competition, competing against 2,100 students from other colleges.

Congratulations to our champion, Kearsten Peters, for her outstanding performance that placed her 11th in the overall competition and among the top mid-western competitors. Congratulations also go out to Zachary Holt and Nathan Bromm for finishing in the top 1%, and to Hunter Diveley, Abby Markowski, Kimberly Collins, Brady Fentress, Jocelyn Quiles, Juan Tirado, Austin Cross, and Jaden Wilke for finishing in the top 5% of overall competitors.

Coach Ricky Fergurson was named as holding one of the most exciting class meetings and being in the top 1% of coaches. The college had one of the highest number of students in the top 30% by school with 35.

Scott College Student Among Hines Medalists

April 21, 2021

Sarah WilliamsThirteen graduating seniors are receiving the Hines Memorial Medal from Indiana State University for the Spring 2021 semester. The medal is awarded to students who entered Indiana State as first-time college freshmen and are completing their bachelor’s degrees with the highest cumulative grade point average. It is named after Linnaeus Hines, the university's fourth president, from 1921-1933, who served two terms as Indiana superintendent of public instruction. 

Among the medalists is Sarah Williams, an operations and supply chain management major from Grafton, Illinois, plans to attend the Rolls-Royce operations graduate development program in Indianapolis after graduation. Williams said ISU surrounded her with kind and supportive faculty and staff and opportunities to push her out of her comfort zone. “I learned so much and was able to have fun every step of the way,” she said.

Hines Medalists - Spring 2021

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Students Inducted Into Beta Gamma Sigma

April 21, 2021

Congratulation to the 29 students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma on April 20, 2021. Beta Gamma Sigma is The International Business Honor Society. Since 1913 they have recognized and honored top performing students from around the world in business schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The students represent the top 10% of undergraduate business students, and top 20% of graduate business students. The chapter at Indiana State University was established in 1981.

Sarah Acklin (Senior)
Aubrey Austin (Junior)
Samuel Bowen (Junior)
Michelle Bradford (Senior)
Dennis Burkett (Masters)
Lily Cain (Sophomore)
Tessa Carr (Junior)
Amanda Cartwright (Masters)
Stephanie Dehne (Senior)
Callie DeVore (Junior)
Todd Farris (Masters)
Christina Fecher (Masters)
Branee Fyne (Masters)
Megan Heck (Junior)
Tammie Katin (Senior)
Jourdan Klemann (Junior)
Zachary Koontz (Masters)

Brandi Mccain (Senior)
Levi McNeely (Masters)
Maria Mraz (Sophomore)
Abigail A. Muehl (Senior)
Landon Newnum (Junior)
Gurlal Pandher (Junior)
Crystal Paul (Masters)
Cynthia Payne (Senior)
Christina Reagle (Masters)
Fatima Olawunmi Sanusi Sowemimo (Senior)
Elizabeth Schuyler (Junior)
Elizabeth Storey (Senior)

Pictured are Aubrey Austin, Michelle Bradford, Lily Cain, Stephanie Dehne, Landon Drew Newnum along with Nathan Bromm  (Vice President - Beta Gamma Sigma Collegiate Chapter Student Executive Committe), Makayla Irish (Beta Gamma Sigma Collegiate Chapter Student Executive Committee) and Linda Goodwin Ross (advisor, Beta Gamma Sigma).

Beta Gamma Sigma inductees, April 2021

Indiana State Named a Top Sales University

April 14, 2021

SEF Top Sales UniversitiesOur Sales and Negotiations Center continues to build on its successes. Under the leadership and coaching of director David Fleming and Ricky Fergurson the student sales teams continue to excel especially in national competitions.

The SNC has once again been named as one of the top university sales education programs in the latest edition of the Sales Education Foundation’s annual magazine. The magazine also has a feature article by our Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Jon Hawes on the History of Selling in America.


Scott College of Business Accreditation Reaffirmed

April 13, 2021

AACSB logoIt was announced on April 12, 2021 that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) has reaffirmed its accreditation of ISU’s Scott College of Business.

“The Scott College of Business is an outstanding business school with a strong foundation well positioned for the future,” said Dean Terry Daugherty. “We have remarkable faculty and strong alumni dedicated to the belief that business is a force for good in the world. I am extremely proud of how the faculty and staff within the college came together to purposefully implement changes making this success possible.”

In order to earn and sustain business accreditation, an institution must align with AACSB’s business accreditation standards that focus on mission, strategic management, and innovation; support for learners, faculty, and staff; and thought leadership and societal impact. The college has been continuously accredited since 1980.

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Networks Financial Institute Organizes Influential National Insurance Summit

April 2, 2021

2021 16AIPPS title

The state of Florida’s insurance commissioner and an Indiana congressman will be among the speakers at the 16th annual Insurance Public Policy Summit on Wednesday, April 7.

The event, organized by ISU’s Networks Financial Institute in collaboration with Faegre Drinker, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET). It is usually conducted in person in Washington, D.C., but will be online-only this year because of the pandemic.

The summit is unique because it brings together national leaders from various segments of government and the insurance industry to discuss pressing issues. This year, transition under the new Biden Administration will be one of those topics.

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State Farm Circle of Influence Speaker - Scott Ingram

March 10, 2021

Scott IngramOn March 9, 2021, Scott Ingram presented The Future of Digital Selling: Lessons from COVID-19 via Zoom. The event was very well attended with 83 students and business professionals taking part. "Remote selling has made relationships more difficult, but at the same time reach has increased because of technology ultimately expanding opportunity."

Scott is founder and CEO of Sales Success Media and as such is the host of the Sales Success Stories and Daily Sales Tips podcasts. He's the author of three books: Sales Success Stories, B2B Sales Mentors and Finding Sales Success on LinkedIn. He's also a quota carrying sales professions, working for the professional services company, Relationship One, as an Account Director. Scott lives with his wife amd two daughters in Austin, Texas where he hosts the Sales Success Summit each October.

Scott Ingram

Scott Ingram's audience

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Close Run Selective Insurance Competition

March 4, 2021

Congratulations to the Insurance and Risk Management team for winning 2nd place in the 2021 Selective College Competition! It was a very close-run competition! The team included IRM majors, Ellei Kay, Zachary Holt, Grace Hicks, Nathan Bromm, Noah Heim, and Anne Bowen.

A huge thank you to the team agency mentor, Scott D. Johnson with Healy Group and Selective Insurance for the opportunity to participate in this fantastic real-world experience!

Ellei Kay, senior IRM major and team leader said this about the opportunity, “Over the past month, our team has learned invaluable information about the insurance industry and the operations required to run a successful insurance agency. The simulation used in the competition has allowed our team to understand the effects that even the smallest decisions can make in a real-world business scenario. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity awarded to us by Selective Insurance to participate in such a cutting-edge exercise that challenges our business and financial acumen.”

Selective Insurance Competition 2021 team

Selective Insurance Competition scores

Give to Blue Day

March 4, 2021

Give to Blue Day 2021

Thank you all so very much for your support.

Todd Osburn and Caroline Howe; our challengers, Bob Bowen, Steve and Lori Danielson, Joe and Michele Evelo, Terry Daugherty, Don Edwards, John Lukens, Jay and Elizabeth McHaruge, Jack & Joyce Rentschler, Somerset CPA and Advisors, not forgetting Mike and Amy Alley, our donors and everyone who helped make this such a great event.

A total of 2,620 donors gave $1,022,945 to Indiana State. 251 donors gave to the Scott College of Business, raising $122,595. Your contributions will make a difference to our students. Dean Terry Daugherty said that "The day has been truly amazing. I feel very blessed and humbled by the generosity of those that care deeply for the college and university."

Give to Blue Day results

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Alumnus Lands Dream Job

February 24, 2021

After graduating from Indiana State University, Dalton Tunis, ’15, has landed his dream job as the business manager, the financial leader, at the North Judson San Pierre School Corporation.

After starting at Indiana State with a sports management major, Tunis changed his major to accounting. Dalton knew he had made the right choice, ““When I transferred to the Scott College of Business, one of my first classes was in accounting, and I loved it and knew it was what I wanted in a career.”

Dalton Tunis

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Gift from Mike and Amy Alley Grows Student Leadership, Professional Development

February 17, 2021

A $250,000 gift to Indiana State University from alumni Mike and Amy Alley will create the Linda Eldred Student Leadership Center and the Michael and Amy Alley Student Professional Development Fellows Program.

The Leadership Center, housed in the Hulman Memorial Student Union within the Office of Campus Life, will support programs for students on leadership development, inclusion, personal and professional growth, and community service. The Leadership Center celebrates Linda Eldred for her leadership and dedication to campus activities and programs during 40 years at ISU. Eldred was advisor to ISU’s Union Board and introduced the Alleys when they were students. 

The Professional Development Fellows Program creates an endowment for professional development opportunities for students in the Scott College of Business. 

Mike Alley earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in accounting in 1978. Amy Alley graduated the same year from the Bayh College of Education. Mike spent more than three decades in the banking industry, including serving as President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Central Indiana. He founded Patriot Investments in 2002, through which he maintains investment interest in multiple early-stage companies and advisory services. He currently serves on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and several corporate and non-profit boards. Alley also served as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Revenue from 2012-15.

Mike and Amy Alley

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Anne Bowen: My Virtual Internship Experience

February 1, 2021

Anne BowenLast summer, Insurance and Risk Management major Anne Bowen experienced a virtual internship at Arlington/Roe. She writes that “Taking the time to reflect on the experiences I have been afforded and the passion I have for this industry puts into perspective how eager I am to be a professional in this field. Thank you to both Arlington/Roe and Rising Insurance Star Executives (RISE) for highlighting the experiences that a virtual internship can provide to students. I could not be more grateful for my time with Arlington/Roe and the education from Indiana State University - Scott College of Business that has allowed me to jump into countless experiential learning opportunities!”

You can read of Anne’s experience on “Rising Insurance Star Executives