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Scott Cantlon '73
Scott Cantlon is currently chief administrative officer for DCI Donor Services out of Nashville, Tennessee. Formerly he served as vice president and chief information officer for Lexon Surety Group and Cummins Components Group and Cummins Filtration as Executive Director of Information Technology. At Cummins was responsible for leading the business processes improvement and systems architecture design, software development, support and maintenance for units with $2.3 billion in sales in 160 countries. Prior to Cummins, he was with Griffith Laboratories, CNA Insurance, and Marriott International, to name a few. In addition to his bachelor's in business administration from ISU, Cantlon earned a master's in systems management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Jonathan Clark '07
Clark, a financial manager for the Department of Defense, is a member of Scott College of Business' inaugural Young Professionals Board (he serves as chair). He also was a former president of ISU's successful Student Investment Club and earned his MBA from the Kelley School at IU. He also is very involved as a motivational speaker.
Michelle Cronk '02
Michelle Cronk has earned many honors in the teaching and business fields since graduating summa cum laude in 2002. She took a position at South Central Junior-Senior High School in Elizabeth, Ind. as the only business teacher and has become very involved with her students by advising organizations such as the high school student council. She also was a driving force in establishing a Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter.
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Four alumni honored with GOLD Awards (November 2, 2006)
Debbie Davidson '83
A business teacher at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Davidson was recognized in 2004 as the Indiana Business Educators Association's Outstanding Classroom Teacher. She also was the 2002 Wayne Township Teacher of the Year and 2003 Top Ten Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year. She also received the AES IPALCO Golden Apple Award in 2002. In the classroom, she strives to infuse new technology into the curriculum (programs related to web development and design) and motivate and inspire students as they put real-world skills into practice.
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ISU School of Education: Points of Pride (September 26, 2002)
ISU Alumnus Awarded Indiana Business Educator of the Year (2004 video, 2:31)
Lora DeVault '02
A member of the Scott College of Business’ inaugural (2008) Young Professionals Board, Lora graduated magna cum laude from ISU’s nationally recognized insurance and risk management (and management) program in 2002. She is a licensed commercial and personal lines agent for Old National Insurance in Terre Haute, and recently moved into her current role as coordinator of the small business insurance division. She frequently comes back to Indiana State to mentor and network with insurance and risk management students.
Dr. Nicholas Dopuch '57
Dr. Dopuch is the Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Washington University and chair of the Olin School's Ph.D. Committee. He was named Outstanding Accounting Educator by the American Accounting Association and was twice awarded the American Institute of CPAs award for outstanding contribution to accounting literature. He was inducted in 2001 into the National Accounting Hall of Fame.
Matt Eckert '96
Matt Eckert is the President & CEO at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and has been with the organization for 15 years. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari employs well over 2,000 employees and has been recognized as a World Leader in the Industry.
Prior to joining Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Matt was a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen in its Indianapolis office.
Matt is a graduate of Indiana State University, where he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Insurance. He serves on the Dean’s Executive Council for the Scott College of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, he is on the School Board of Trustees for Southeast Dubois School Corporation, the Board of Directors for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Strategic Planning Commission for the Evansville Diocese, the Dubois County Community Foundation Board and its Finance Committee, and is a Certified Attractions Executive with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. He resides in Schnellville, Indiana with his wife Tonya and three children – Abby, Claire and Drew.
Jim Elliott '81
Jim Elliott would likely agree that we are all pawns of the market. We go where the jobs are, and we sell what people want to buy. Were it not for both of these conditions, Elliott — a Lowell, Ind., native who graduated from Indiana State in the winter of 1981 — would have ended up starting his career with a marketing firm in Chicago or perhaps Indianapolis.
Instead, his destiny lay in Texas, where he would log time not only in marketing, but also retail management and high school teaching. All of that, however, was arguably a prologue for Elliott’s signature professional contribution as the entrepreneurial owner and operator of Cedar Creek Brewery nestled in the small town of Seven Points.
Jim Elliott '81 (March 31, 2016)
O. Earl Elliott '76
Elliott is President of Sackrider & Co., Inc. Since graduation, Earl and his wife, Tina, have founded and supported the O. Earl and Tina Elliott Scholarship, which is awarded each year to students who are effective leaders and have a well-documented record of community service. Earl serves on the Scott College of Business' Dean's Executive Council. Their son, Mark, was a Networks Scholar at Indiana State and now works for Thompson Thrift Development.