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Martina Andrews

Martina Andrews

Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Criminal Justice

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Mike Ashby

Mike Ashby

Classification: Senior
Major: Computer Science

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Peer Mentor
  • Motorcycling

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going"

Mariah Bauer

Mariah Bauer

Classification: Junior
Major: Biology

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Being outside
  • Reading
  • Camping and hiking
  • VP of campus affairs for Alpha Phi
  • VP of campus relations for SAA
  • Resident Assistant

"Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away"

Jenna Bieker

Jenna Bieker

Classification: Senior
Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology (Double major)

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • President of the IUS Student Athletic Board
  • Criminal Justice Student Association
  • Psychology club
  • Resident Assistant on campus
Matthew Keith Blackburn

Matthew Keith Blackburn

Classification: Senior
Major: Accounting

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • President of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
  • Bursar's Office employee
  • Enjoy playing sports in my free time

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
-Muhammad Ali

Katie Casper

Katie Casper

Classification: Senior
Major: Multimedia Journalism
Minor: Communications & Public Relations

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Campus Life
  • The Dining Hall (TDH)
  • The Horizon (Managing Editor Fall 2016)
  • Peer Mentors

"In Omnia Paratus"

Danielle Everage

Danielle Everage

Classification: Senior
Major: Strategic Communications
Minor: Psychology

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Coach for competitive cheerleading
  • Sigma Kappa sorority

"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something but I cannot accept not trying."

Alisha Fagan

Alisha Fagan

Classification: Senior
Major: Nursing

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Church
  • Running
  • Spending time with friends and family

"A nurse is one who opens the eyes of a newborn and gently closes the eyes of a dying man. It is indeed a high blessing to be the first and last to witness the beginning and end of life."
-Unknown

Alnisha Franklin

Alnisha Franklin

Classification: Junior
Major: Applied Science in Safety
Minor: Communications

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Pharmacy Tech

"I am strong because I know weakness. I am beautiful because I am aware of my flaws. I am fearless because I learned to recognize, illusion from real. I am wise because I learn from my mistakes. I am a lover because I have felt hate. And I can laugh because I have known sadness."

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Classification: Junior
Major: Business Management

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • IUS Basketball
  • Bowling

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
-Peter Drucker

Francesca Komora

Francesca Komora "Chess"

Classification: ?
Major: ?

Hobbies/Involvement: ?

Haley Love

Haley Love

Classification: Senior
Major: Nursing
Minor: Communication

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Alpha Phi
  • Crimson Crew
  • I love to volunteer

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Myriam Gudino-Nino

Myriam Gudino-Nino

Classification: Junior
Major: Biology/Medical Coding

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Dance
  • Movies
  • Kickboxing
  • Traveling

"When you feel like quitting, remember why you started"
-Unknown

Miranda Ochoa

Miranda Ochoa

Classification: Sophomore
Major: Marketing
Minor: Spanish

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Coloring
  • Hanging out with friends and my family

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."

Rebecca Ochoa

Rebecca Ochoa

Classification: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Business

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Watching movies
  • Reading
  • Hanging out with friends and my family

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- it's all that matters"
-Audrey Hepburn

Jessica Pilkerton

Jessica Pilkerton

Classification: Senior
Major: Secondary Education Language Arts
And applying for a Master's in Educational Psychology

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Photography (photographs have been in IUS "Review" twice)
  • Running (running Mini Marathon spring 2017)
  • President of TDH (co-ed student group on campus)
  • Member of SAA
  • President of the National Society of
  • Leadership & Success
  • Miss IUS 2016

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go"
- Dr. Seuss

Somolia Pumphrey

Somolia Pumphrey

Classification: Senior
Major: Journalism
Minor: Writing

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Student Program Council
  • Student Ambassador

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get"
-Forrest Gump

Quintera Quinn

Quintera Quinn

Classification: Senior
Major: English Writing
Minor: Music

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • I like music and theatre
  • Crimson Crew
  • Asian Pop Culture Club
  • Castle Club
  • Concert Band
  • Pep Band
  • Honors Program
  • Campus Ministry International

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! However, you need to supply the sugar and water. Otherwise your lemonade will suck..."

Madison Reed

Madison Reed

Classification: Junior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Pre-Expressive Therapy

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Painting
  • Being outside/on the lake
  • Shopping
  • Spending time with family.
  • In a sorority
  • Student Alumni Association
  • Clerical assistant in Administration Wing
  • Student Ambassador for Admissions Office

"Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself"

Laura Schook

Laura Schook

Classification: Senior
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Landscaping, Crocheting, Reading, Shooting, Fishing
  • Making jewelry out of bullets for military families
  • Volunteering at American Legion post 42
  • Criminal justice student association
  • Gay and straight alliance
  • National Society of leadership and success
  • Psi Chi
  • Nontraditional student union
  • IUS honors program

"Maximum effort = maximum satisfaction"
-Lucky Laura

"If you haven't had an existential life crisis you haven't lived."
-Bo Jacobsen

Austyn Scruggs

Austyn Scruggs

Classification: Sophomore
Major: Criminal Justice

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Campus Life rep for Criminal Justice club
  • Movies
  • Basketball

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible"
-Francis of Assisi

Brittany Sheppard

Brittany Sheppard

Classification: ?
Major: ?

Hobbies/Involvement: ?

Caley Thomas

Caley Thomas

Classification: Junior
Major: Music Business

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Sigma Kappa at IUS

"The only requirement of having a dream, is following it."

Tonya Truong

Tonya Truong

Classification: Senior
Major: Mathematics

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Sports
  • Fishing
  • Sleeping

"The best views comes after the toughest climb."
-Unknown

Jasmine Vonderheide

Jasmine Vonderheide

Classification: Sophomore
Major: Nursing

Hobbies/Involvement:

  • Photography
  • Traveling
  • Going to Concerts

"Don't be afraid of doing something different, Dare to be something more"
-Hunter Hayes