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Leigh Mack, ’90

Leigh MackMack’s resume after graduating from State with a degree in marketing reads like the lifetime accomplishments of more than one person. He became a doctor, business owner, educator, medical researcher, Boy Scout leader, cyclist, Army veteran, Ford salesman, Caterpillar marketing manager and much more. When he went to Oxford in England to gain experience in trauma and reconstructive surgery, Mack met the woman who would become his wife. The full story is on the State Magazine pages.


TJ Mattick '01, '05

TJ MattickTJ is a member of the Scott College of Business’ Young Professionals Board. After earning his degree, TJ went to work for Fifth Third Bank as a relationship manager for several years, and he has been with Harris Bank since 2009, first as relationship manager, then as vice president. In addition to serving as vice president, he is a manager of Harris Bank’s Central Indiana Business Banking Group. In 2011, he finished as the number one relationship manager in the entire Harris Bank business banking group and was the only employee to qualify for the “Millionaire’s Club,” producing at least $1 million in revenue. He also serves as a mentor to business students and is very involved in college activities and business connections.

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Carolene Mays '85

Carolene MaysAn ISU Experience

Carolene Mays who graduated in 1985 with a degree in management and a minor in marketing, credits her ISU experience for helping her become a successful business woman.

She worked several jobs while attending ISU, but still found time to be a Sycamore cheerleader, and she was active in Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. "Getting involved in college helps tremendously," she said.

True Entrepreneur

Mays has had active careers in business and journalism. A 2002 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, she was also active in community and educational organizations in the Indianapolis area. From 1998-2010, Mays was publisher and general manager of The Indianapolis Recorder, the fourth oldest African-American newspaper in the United States. "The accounting and the business planning skills that I learned at Indiana State" came back to aid Mays in her effort to make The Indianapolis Recorder the success it is today.

Mays also served as a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives (served from 2002 to 2008) and early in 2010 was appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

A Look Back

"I loved Indiana State. The professors in the School of Business had a tremendous impact on my life. They were extremely challenging, but very good and thorough. The business school has got to be one of the best."

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Dawn Minas '03

Dawn MinasDawn Minas came to Indiana State on a softball scholarship and graduated in 2003 with degrees in business administration and psychology. She later opened the Culver (Ind.) Coffee Company with the help of friends and family and, in 2008, celebrated the company's fifth anniversary. Minas is a member of ISU's Alumni Board of Directors and comes back to the College of Business occasionally as a guest speaker.



Randall Minas '75

Randall MinasEye on the Prize

A '75 graduate (cum laude) in management (minor in accounting) at the age of 20, Minas worked hard and graduated early to pursue a future in finance. He is now senior vice president at City Securities Corp., a private client group headquartered in Indianapolis. He and his family reside in Merrillville, Ind.

Investing in the Future

As part of the grand opening festivities for the Scott College of Business' financial trading room, Minas and his daughter, Dawn Minas (Business Administration/Psychology, ’03) shared financial and managerial insights with business students and faculty. Randall and his wife, Nancy, and the Lilly Endowment, Inc. are the benefactors for the College's Minas Center for Investment and Financial Education. The Minas Center supports operations of the Scott College of Business' financial trading room and the Student Investment Club, which manages a portfolio of nearly half a million dollars. "ISU has been an important part of our lives and in our daughter, Dawn's," said Randall Minas. "Establishing this fund allows us to give back to the university and to impact the lives of students and faculty in the future in a unique way."

Randy Minas also was appointed in 2008 by Gov. Mitch Daniels to the ISU Board of Trustees. In 2009, Randy and his wife, Nancy, donated an additional $1.3 million in support of the Minas Center and also an expanded trading room in the Scott College of Business' new home in downtown Terre Haute (the former Federal Building). In 2010, their son, Randall Minas, Jr., became the third ISU alumnus in the Minas family, graduating from the Scott College of Business with an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree.

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Timothy O'Neill '69

Timothy O'NeillAn Indiana State University alumnus with more than 35 years experience in the banking industry, O'Neill retired as an executive of First Indiana Bank of Indianapolis. He served as senior vice president and president of the bank's national mortgage operation before retiring in 2005. He served as interim president of the ISU Foundation in 2006 (he had served on the ISU Foundation Board since 1996) and was honored with the 2007 ISU Distinguished Alumni Award. He was a member of ISU's Board of Trustees from 1987 to 1995 and was a member of the ISU Alumni Association Board from 1979 to 1985.

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Todd Osburn '85

Todd OsburnThe Todd A. Osburn and Caroline C. Howe Financial Services Suite (FD105) houses the accounting, finance, networks, insurance and risk management programs in the Scott College of Business.

Todd and Caroline began their professional careers working in the financial services industry. Fittingly, the couple met while working at the same bank. Since graduating from Indiana State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Todd has held several positions with the financial industry. Since 1996 he has been a founding partner at Greyrock Capital Group, a private investment firm that provides mezzanine debt and equity to finance buyouts, recapitalizations and internal growth needs of middle-market companies. While a student, Todd was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Todd and Caroline believe in giving back. Todd serves on the Sycamore Holdings Foundation Board and Caroline was the Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Supporting the financial education programs at Indiana State was important to the couple because of the impact Indiana State had on Todd’s career and will have on future graduates from its programs. They know that by supporting Federal Hall, the financial services programs will grow, continue to improve and assist fellow Sycamores to succeed.

On April 28, 2017, the generous couple made one of the largest individual gifts in Indiana State University history. Their $7.5 million planned gift, $5 million of which is for the Scott College of Business, is uniquely structured to both help the most financially strapped students and to ensure their professional readiness upon graduation.

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James Pajakowski

James PajakowskiJames Pajakowski is Protiviti’s executive vice president, global risk and advisory services. He oversees the delivery of Protiviti’s services in the areas of finance and transactions, operations, technology, litigation, governance, risk, and compliance. Prior to Protiviti, he was a partner with Arthur Andersen, where he started his career in 1982. Throughout the years, he has consulted with clients in a variety of areas, including due diligence, business process improvement, enterprise risk assessment, enterprise risk management, finance transformation, financial reporting process improvement, financial investigations and the execution of internal and external audits. Pajakowski currently serves on the boards of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and the Salvation Army in Chicago.​

Jennifer Petersen '98

Jennifer PetersenReceived ISU's GOLD Award. Served as a student teacher for Debbie Davidson at Ben Davis while a student at ISU. She now teaches in the business department there. She was the recipient of the National Business Education Association Award of Merit her first year out of college, and earned the North Central Business Education Association Distinguished Service Award as Emerging Professional of the Year in 2002. She has returned to ISU as a presenter for the Business Education Clinic and was part of Networks Financial Institute K-12 Financial Literary Task Force.

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Daniel Pigg '03

Daniel PiggPigg, a partner in Howard Clare Insurance in Terre Haute, has been very involved with his alma mater since graduation. He serves on the Scott College of Business' Insurance Advisory Council and inaugural Young Professionals Board, volunteers his time with our student chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma and occasionally visits to speak to students in our insurance and risk management program.

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Four grads to receive ISU GOLD Awards (​January 29, 2010)​
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Steven Pruett '78

Steven PruettPruett has a lot of experience in U.S. power markets having been involved in them for over 20 years. He started with PSI Energy (Cinergy), then Goldman Sachs as an advisor to Constellation Power Source, and he later became managing director for Goldman Sachs in New York City. There, he was responsible for establishing and running U.S. Power Business in the Commodities group of Goldman Sachs. In doing so, he was responsible for managing the risks and the profits of the U.S. Power Business. He currently resides in Florida.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Rebecca Wray,
Director, Networks Financial Institute
Director, Gongaware Center
Assistant Director, Meis Student Development Center
Adjunct Instructor, MSBE
Scott College of Business
Federal Hall
30 N. 7th St., Room FD108
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Fax: 812-237-4374​