Jessica McCrary
Aug15

Jessica McCrary

Jessica McCrary has wanted to teach for as long as she can remember. “Ever since I got a ‘teacher kit’ when I was little, it was something I knew I wanted to be. I can’t picture myself pursuing another major.” Jessica’s mother can vouch for her daughter’s calling to the classroom. “Jessica always wanted to be a teacher,” said Susan McCrary. “I remember how she would line up her stuffed animals and dolls and play school. She never...

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Stephen Doherty
Aug15

Stephen Doherty

Stephen Doherty ’15 has a plan: To change the future. His dream is to bring everything he is learning as an early childhood education and special education dual major to the elementary school classroom. As a career path, it is the road less traveled; very few elementary school teachers are men. But Doherty is unusually clear-sighted and level-headed for someone his age, and he is accustomed to steering by lights not visible to...

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Joseph Conte
Aug15

Joseph Conte

Joseph Conte ’14 is passionate about the past. As a history major with a minor in military history, Conte is devoting his academic life to learning its lessons. As a reenactor with the Von Prueschenk Feldjaeger Corps, he is devoting the rest of his time and energy to bringing a bygone era to vivid and accurate life. Born in Indiana, Conte’s family moved east when he was a year old and he grew up in Delaware County. From first through...

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Eratus Sirleaf
Aug15

Eratus Sirleaf

Eratus Sirleaf, a business administration major, was in class one day when Colonel John Church Jr. noted his accent and surname and asked if he was any relation to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia. “I’ve been there,” said Church, “so I could tell from the rhythm and cadence of his speech that Eratus was from Liberia.” When Sirleaf explained that the president of Liberia was, in fact, his aunt, Church, in turn, explained his...

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Michelle Lewis
Aug15

Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis is having a ball getting ready for baseball season. As a rookie ballgirl for the Philadelphia Phillies, Lewis is looking forward to whatever her new job will throw at her. “Being a ballgirl isn’t just about being on the field,” said Lewis. “We are ambassadors for the Phillies, and our job is to be role models for young women in sports.” For Lewis, a varsity athlete and IU freshman majoring in athletic training, a stint...

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Scott Sarles
Aug15

Scott Sarles

Sarles’s early desire to express a unique and individual style has grown and evolved over the years, leading him to pursue a professional path that would allow him to put his innate creativity to work. “When I graduated from high school, I threw myself into the industry right away,” said Sarles. “I was given the opportunity to work in New York City as an intern for Marc Ecko with his company Ecko Red.” Sarles worked with nine other...

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