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Yosef Tekle-Wold

International Student Ready for Graduation and the World

Yosef Tekle-Wold had an unlikely journey from Ethiopia to a master’s from the Center for Information and Communication Sciences. He hopes to use his education to help his homeland.

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Elizabeth Flynn, family and consumer sciences alumna, with students

Student starts a preschool and helps an entire community

Elizabeth Flynn, a 2017 family and consumer sciences alumna, runs the program in a Muncie south side neighborhood where families struggle to find affordable quality early-childhood education.

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Janet Arias-Martinez

Alumna dedicates her career to cultivating Latino leaders

Honors College graduate Janet Arias-Martinez, who double majored in history and Spanish, credits her humanities coursework and internship experience with preparing her for working in Washington, D.C.

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