Honors College Chronicles

Well Rounded and Ready

Chelsea Grove has added to her list of accomplishments a scholarship from Financial Executives International. The senior Finance major from Indiana spent a summer in Egypt, learning Arabic language and culture, then spent the next summer in Ocean City, Md., doing the typical college-kid thing—waitressing. Grove is not the typical student, however. She is serving her second year as the student member of the university’s Council of Trustees.

Student Ambassadors

Six of the twenty-four students inducted this year into the IUP Ambassadors Student Alumni Association are sophomores in the Honors College. They are Gina Russo from Lakewood, Colo.; Darcee Schmidt from Plymouth, Minn.; Liesel Dorrow from Camp Hill; Ryan Easton from Edinboro; Kristen Taddie from Homer City; and Melissa Yates from Pottstown.

Alumni Notes

Less than a month into her new job as assistant tennis coach at Lamar University, Yvonne Niederbracht ’04 ended up evacuating to Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her team to avoid Hurricane Rita. While none of her personal property was damaged, her university’s sports complex incurred more than $6 million in damage, she discovered upon her return four weeks later.

PoliticsPA.com named Dave Reed ’00, a member of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, among its Most Attractive. Reed represents Pennsylvania’s Sixty-Second District, which includes Indiana County.