Indiana University: Fostering Excellence Since 1820

When choosing a college to attend, a lot of people seem to use the university's reputation as a deal-maker-or-breaker. It's important to ensure that your experience will be enjoyable, but also that it will prepare you best for the future. I found the IU Explore Majors page and it mentioned some very successful IU alumni from different fields of study. Notable IU alumni include current Indiana U.S. senator Evan Bayh, former President and Chancellor of Indiana University Herman B. Wells, and author of The Hunger Games trilogy Suzanne Collins.

As well as attracting many great students, a lot of IU faculty and professors have led very successful careers and it is wonderful that we have a chance to learn from brilliant people. In 2009, IU professor Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to earn the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Also, I recently discovered that one of my current professors, Dr. Emaneul Mickel, is a "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques" in France (A Knight of the Order of Academic Palms). How cool is that? IU professors and alumni have received innumerable honors because of their excellence and initiative.

Obviously it takes a lot of work to become successful, but studying at IU can help lead you in the right direction!

About The Author
Lindsay StoneIU Class of 2015

IU sophomore studying speech and hearing sciences and psychology. Movement Exchange at IU marketing director, PALS therapeutic riding volunteer, VIDA Spanish theater participant, and club member of the IU Equestrian Team. Future speech-language pathologist.