President Ronald Rochon contemplates cigarette smoke rings and legacy.
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The demand for college degrees from an affordable public university lead to USI opening its doors in 1965. Five of the 145 first graduates tell why they love USI.
Faculty have heard it all ... but have you? These classic excuses for missing class and homework will make you smile. You might even see your excuse listed.
Dr. Wanda Hibbitts earned her degree in bookkeeping (accounting) by mistake when she signed up for the class while in high school (1936). Looking back, she wouldn't have changed a thing.
Ben Pfingston '21 was a bit of a rebel in his family. The bookish kind. The first in his family to earn a degree after setting some lofty goals.
Lee Ann Shafer, Academic Programs Manager/Advisor, is in awe of her non-traditional sister.
Steve Bridges, Vice President for Finance and Administration, always knew education was his path in life and USI offered the perfect trifecta: accounting major, close to home, affordable. He has come a long way and loved every moment of it.