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Sept. 5, 2003

Media Opportunity
ISU to honor young alumni

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Indiana State University is gearing up to honor its first set of G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Award recipients at a special banquet Sept. 5. 

What: G.O.L.D. (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award Recipient Banquet

When: 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, 2003

Where: Heritage Lounge and Ballroom in Tirey Hall on the Indiana State University campus

Why: This is the first time the G.O.L.D. Award has been bestowed to ISU alumni.

G.O.L.D. Award Recipients:

Brent Craven -- B.S. '92 criminology, A.S. business administration. Craven established, Inc., to offer on-line courses to professionals in engineering, architecture, interior design, construction and more., Inc., was nominated in March 2003 as the fastest growing company in the Florida High-Tech Corridor. He has played a major role in gaining endorsements and partnerships for, Inc., from community colleges, more than 80 professional organizations and three universities including ISU. His success and service has been recognized locally and nationally in feature stories on the Bay News Television and CNN.

Robert J. Edwards -- B.S. '93, M.S. '97 business administration. Edwards, a Terre Haute resident, became the vice president investment officer of Signal Capital Management Old National Trust Company in October. 2000. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Society, Honor Society for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accredited Business Programs and Outstanding Young Men of America. As an ISU student, he received the Wilson M. House Scholarship for Excellence in the M.B.A. program and the William P. Allyn Scholarship for highest achievement in life sciences.

Sarah Hadley-Aikman -- B.S. '90 business management, M.S. '94 college student personnel. Hadley-Aikman was formerly an assistant director of Student Life Programs at ISU. In August 2000, she accepted the position of assistant director of the Reeve Memorial Union/Student Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Today, she serves as a member of the Reeve Union leadership team and is involved in a $20.5 million union renovation project. Hadley-Aikman was recently nominated for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Outstanding Staff Award.

Christine M. Hill -- '93 B.S. business. Hill was selected as an Alumni Scholar in 1989. In 1993 Hill was named ISU's NCAA Woman Student-Athlete of the Year and the Indiana State Outstanding Marketing Student. She is currently employed by Eli Lilly and Company. Her first position with Lilly was as a pharmaceutical representative in the Lexington, Ky., area. In 1997 she moved to Birmingham, Ala., as Lilly's training and development coordinator for 200 sales representatives and managers. During this time she became certified in psychological profiling of social styles with business application. This led to her transfer to the position of marketing analyst for Prozac Market Research. She is currently the director of sales-neuroscience for Eli Lilly's north central region.

Jeffrey Novick -- '95 B.S., '98 M.S. dietetics. Novick is the director of nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Aventura, Fla. In this position he instructs classes, groups and individuals in the prevention, management and reversal of disease by modifying nutrition and lifestyle. Novick is actively involved as a presenter at professional meetings and conferences and has spoken at several National Health Association Seminars. He has been interviewed by "Women's Day Magazine," "Newsday," and "Men's Fitness." He is a writer/editor with "Health Science Magazine" and "Veggie Life." Novick is a member of the National Health Association, American Dietetic Association and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist with the Florida State Medical Board.


John Newton, executive director, Alumni Affairs, (812) 237-3707 or

Adriane Shaw, public affairs intern, Office of Public Affairs, (812) 237-3773 or

ISU Public Affairs:
(812) 237-3773 or