University of Southern Indiana

illume Spring 2022

State of the U

Dr. Ronald Rochon and Jolene, a Palomino America Quarter HorsePresident Rochon confesses his fears, exposing his vulnerabilities. Read how this led him to a larger understanding.

Pen a Caption

historic USI theater actorsWrite a winning entry to this photo and we’ll publish it in the Fall 2022 issue, along with a new photo in need of a caption. Be creative, fun and succinct in writing your caption.

Student POV

USI student Diego Socorro NeiraVenezuelan marketing student Diego Socorro Neira '23 believes in building bridges. His role in improving the life of a family in West Virginia taught him some valuable lessons.  

From the Desk of... 

Dr. D'Angelo Taylor as a young boyAs the Associate Director of the Multicultural Center, one of Dr. D'Angelo Taylor's roles is to mentor USI students, a desire instilled in him on his first job as a fast-food worker. 

Scoreboard Q&A

USI student and tennis team member Parker CollignonStudent-athlete Parker Collignon '22 brings his game to the tennis court and accounting classroom. Get to know him in this Q&A.


graphic of hand holding cell phone with a heart on the screenUSI's Career Services and Internships Department is all about students' futures. Find out what motivates the dedicated career professionals of this office and learn some tips for securing your dream job. 


photo of paper swan and balls of paperAlumnus Dr. Kester Phillips '02, biology, struggled with and failed every first, second and more attempts of standardized tests he took during his academic journey. Yet today he is a neuro-oncologist. 

A Crescendo of Music

conductor's hand and sheet musicAs the song goes, it's been "a long and winding road" for USI's music programs, from the Mid-American Singers to performing in Carnegie Hall. Now USI is scoring a new song.

Risking Life for Life

group shot of people from USIOne moment nursing student Ellie Conley '22 was kicking a ball around rugby practice and the next moment she is climbing into a car that crashed near the playing field to help save the life of a woman. 


While Dr. Mikel Hand, Associate Professor of Nursing, has a passion for historic homes and the Thunderbolts ice-hockey team, it's his interest in oncology and leadership that makes him a winner.  

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