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.
Greta tells about attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa with Y-Press and getting the feel of real journalism at significant political events.
Storyteller and “50-yard-line-Momma” Mary Jo Huff tells about the different kinds of people and the many ways of expressing team spirit from the bleachers at I.U. Bloomington football games.
17 year-old North Central High School student Sigal Tavel tells about volunteering to be a tutor for young Burmese students who needed help with English at Nora Elementary. Hear her story and advice for young people who may wonder what it takes to help others.
Ralph Taylor, athlete, teacher, sports broadcaster, consultant, builder of cultural bridges speaks of the many role models in his early life that inspired him to make the world a better place.
Stephanie Edwards felt Isolated and controlled while attending a minimally integrated school in Irvington. After leaving Indianapolis for college, she discovered a new view of the world and other African Americans who were active in the civil rights movement.
Raised in Boswell, Tony Trimble brought the compassion and humanity of small town Indiana to his work as a psychologist at the Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield, his current work as a history professor at Ivy Tech, and as a well educated citizen of the world.
Indiana Historical Society Archivist Wilma Moore talks about growing up as an “observer of history.” From going to segregated Crispus Attucks High School to watching news coverage of historic events on tv with her family, her love of history prepared her for her life’s work.