How did growing up in Gary, Indiana help Shari Finnell, a journalist with a degree from Northwestern University, to see the world as a place where anything was possible? Shari explains.
Equipped with a Masters Degree in Audio Visual from Indiana State University, Tony Wigand was determined to sell the staff of the then new Jasper High School on the use of video cameras and television in their classes. Tony tells the story of how filming football games got the ball rolling!
The question, “What are you going to do with your life?” came up many times in the life journey of Travis DiNicola. When you are multi-talented, how do you know when you shouldn’t be, say, a dancer? Travis tells of one of the many mentors who helped to guild him along the way at Pennsylvania State University.
As a child Wayne Wellington was impressed by the manner and dress of his shop teacher. Those polished shoes lead him to the path to higher education, teaching, and a successful career as an administrator.
After graduating from Northwestern with a teaching degree and working in England for a while Martha Karatz moved to Paris. There she landed a luxurious job as a private teacher for a wealthy family in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. But how long could this last…?
In excerpts of her life story, Daisy Borel describes the sheltered self-suffiency of the African American community along Capital Avenue in down town Indianapolis of the 1930’s and 1940’s. When she returned to Indy from Tennessee with a BS in Nursing and a family she experienced the more subtle racial discrimination of the North.
After graduating from Ball State University in 2013 Hannah Lindgren cofounded Deliberate Media, LLC. Hannah tells about her company’s early video productions, the importance of Story, and how in the film industry connections are everything.
Michael Kirkmeyer got to know and care about his mother’s fellow alumni of The Sisters of Saint Joseph School in Tipton, Indiana over the course of twenty years of reunions. When they expressed an interest in using the internet to create a modern directory he jumped at the chance to help.
May 4, 1970, Kent State University in Ohio: Having passed up a chance to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Don Steffy switched to Bowling Green State University for a draft exempt status. In this excerpt of Don’s life story he tells about how the violence of an unpopular war came home and changed the way he viewed the world.
Commuting from Tallahassee, Florida to Pelham, Georgia, Marcia Baker taught in an all boys school in the early 1970’s. She tells about bringing a new cassette recorder and tough love to her classroom of underprivileged children.