Nuri Jeong
Aug15

Nuri Jeong

Growing up in South Korea, Nuri Jeong ’14 never had any doubt of the importance her parents placed on education. Both are tutors, with her mother specializing in math and her dad in English. “I’m an only child,” said the junior allied health major who has a concentration in bioscience technologies. “So I know it must have been a hard decision to send me to a different country, but we talk on the phone a lot, and we Skype.” And...

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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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