Indiana Tech: Current Students: Student Life


Chris Dickson

Chris Dickson,
Associate Vice President-Student Services

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Degree: MBA, Human Resources & Management; BA, Management

Office Location: Pierson Center 113

What I like about Indiana Tech: Indiana Tech is my alma mater. The small size and the friendly people who work here was the reason I came to Tech. The enjoyment from working with students and seeing them achieve their goal of graduation is the reason I love what I do.

Sports/Hobbies: Bowling, reading, cards, games

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Emergency Contact: Security at 260.422.5561 ext. 2230 or 260.740.6642

Allison Belcher

Allison Belcher,
Graduate Assistant

Hometown: St. Charles, Missouri

Year: Graduate Student

Major: MBA-Accounting; Bachelors in Accounting, Human Resourses, and Business Admin

Office Location:Pierson Center 113

What I like about Indiana Tech: I love the atmosphere and the people. I have truly enjoyed all of my classes thus far because of my great professors. Everyone on campus are very helpful and full of joy! I have created great relationships with students, professors, and staff members. And the campus, BEAUTIFUL!!

Sports/Hobbies: I played Soccer and Softball for Tech and now that I have graduated I picked up golf!

Goals: I plan to gain leadership skills and better communication skills from this position. I want to be able to organize events and react quickly to situations that are out of my control. I want to be challenged and successful in this new role as a GA!

Brandon Stolte

Brandon Stolte,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Year: Senior

Major: Energy Engineering

Residence Hall: Pierson Center, 1st Floor East

 What I like about Indiana Tech: I love the close-knit community of a small campus with greater connections to professors.

Sports/Hobbies: Hockey and robotics. Biking and walks in the woods. Reading and video games.

Goals:After graduation I hope to go for my master’s, and I would like to become fluent in a secondary language.


Rebecca Lamb

Becca Lamb,
Lead Resident Assistant

Hometown: North Ridgville, OH

Year: Senior

Major: Education

Residence Hall: Pierson Center, 1st Floor West

What I like about Indiana Tech:I came to Tech because I loved how small and beautiful the campus was and how walking to class you will always see a friendly face.

Sports/Hobbies: I run Cross Country and Track for Indiana tech. When I do have spare time I like to watch TV, relax, and hang out with friends. I also love to bowl, which I have been doing since I was three.

Goals: To make the transition into College easy and fun for my residents. I plan to become a teacher after I graduate this year.


Jay Graham

Jeremiah (Jay) Graham,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Peru, IN

Year: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Residence Hall: Pierson Center, 2nd Floor East

What I like about Indiana Tech: The small town atmosphere. I come from a small town, and it’s nice to see plenty of familiar faces every day.

Sports/Hobbies: Men's soccer at Tech, acoustic guitar, mountain biking and golf in my spare time.

Goals: I plan on graduating from Tech and putting my degree to good use. I look forward to enjoying the life God has laid out for me by taking life as it comes and planning for a stable and fruitful future.


Christina Samuel

Christina Samuel,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Year: Senior

Major: Criminal Justice

Residence Hall: Pierson Center, 2nd Floor West

What I like about Indiana Tech:I like Indiana Tech because it’s such a close knit community and it gives you a family feeling.

Sports/Hobbies: I am interested in education, books and music.

Goals: I hope to bring the staff and residents together as a community and make sure no one is left behind.


Emily Gresley

Emily Gresley,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Ossian, IN

Year: Junior

Major: Sport Management

Residence Hall: Pierson, 3rd Floor East/Middle

What I like about Indiana Tech: One thing I like about Tech is that it is a small campus. Also I like the people that I have met at Tech, cannot wait for next year.

Sports/Hobbies: Track and Field, when I’m not pole-vaulting I enjoy hanging out with my friends and watching movies.

Goals: I plan on graduating from Tech with a sport management degree and find a job preferably here in Indiana.


Ryan Seiler

Ryan Seiler,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Angola, IN

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

Residence Hall: Pierson 3rd floor West

What I like about Indiana Tech: I chose Tech due to its smaller size. With small manageable classes Professors always have time for their students and are willing to help a student in need. Plus we don't have to buy books, can't beat that.

Sports/Hobbies:While i don't participate in any official sport Tech has to offer i do enjoy a good game of Frisbee out on the lawn. My other hobbies include reading, video games, watching movies, and cooking.

Goals:My goal in life is to become a doctor in one of the many fields of physiology and open up my own clinic to help people who need it.


Tabitha Vermillion

Tabitha Vermillion,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year: Senior

Major: Engineering

Residence Hall: Pierson Center, 4th Floor East/Middle

What I like about Indiana Tech: I like the small atmosphere of Tech. The professors remember your name and its easy to get to know the staff and students here.

Sports/Hobbies: When Im not running or studying I like to spend time with friends, longboard and listen to music.

Goals: My main goal is to graduate in 4 years.


John Canterbury

John Canterbury,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Gibraltar, MI

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Security and Investigations

Residence Hall: Pierson Center, 4th Floor West

What I like about Indiana Tech: I chose Indiana Tech for the small classes and good program in my field.

Sports/Hobbies: My hobbies include marathon running/training and watching or participating in any sports I can.

Goals: I hope to bring a family atmosphere to my residents and to be a positive role model for them.


Gabby Young

Gabby Young,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Year: Junior

Major: Business Administration

Concentration: Management

Residence Hall: Evens-Kimmell Hall, 1st/2nd Floors

What I like about Indiana Tech: I like the small size of the campus it reminds me of Cheers, "Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name..." I also like that I can wake up 5 minutes before class and make it on time. I also like when being able to do spontaneous things and people just joining in the “weirdness” of whatever you’re doing.

Sports/Hobbies: Lacrosse, watching and making movies, playing guitar, I love the arts and creating (theatre, art, dancing, singing, etc.)Give me something random to do and I’ll probably try it out.

Goals: Live a happy full life doing what I love which is helping people and some how making them smile My simple motto to O.L.L.I.E.: One Life, Live It Entirely..


Alex Meyers

Alex Meyers,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Napoleon, OH

Year: Senior

Major: Software Engineering

Minor: Coaching

Residence Hall: Evans-Kimmell Hall, 3rd/4th Floors

What I like about Indiana Tech: I chose Indiana Tech because of how good a relationship that all the faculty has with the students.

Sports/Hobbies: I play in the Indiana Tech band, I also enjoy spending my time playing video games, and learning new programming languages.

Goals: My goals are to help student through their year, and to allow them to have a safe and fun college experience.


Derek Kauffman

Derek Kauffman,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Modoc, IN

Year: Junior

Major: Business Management

Residence Hall: Oropeza Hall, 1st/2nd Floors

What I like about Indiana Tech: I love the small school atmosphere and connections that are made with the professors. The school spirit is spread well and all of the sports teams are extremely supportive of each other. The people at Tech are awesome and make it worth all the while. It’s simply a great school with a great atmosphere.

Sports/Hobbies: I’m a baseball player at Tech and enjoy pretty much every sport. My favorite hobbies include spending time with my friends and family, being at the lake with my girlfriend, and riding dirt bikes.

Goals: My goal is graduate with a degree in business and manage a car dealership. I also plan to continue my career as a song writer and hope to sell songs to major artists in the near future. My biggest goal is to make sure that I'm living out the life God has intended for

me and helping as many people that I can along the way.


Tauren Keels

Tauren Keels,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Pontic, MI

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Residence Hall: Oropeza Hall, 3rd/4th Floors

What I like about Indiana Tech:I chose Indiana tech because it had the small campus atmosphere but big campus activities and teacher who really could give you the attention you needed.

Sports/Hobbies:I am a health a fitness nut who loves to hang out with friends, dance, shop, and watch movies starring Molly Ringwald in the 80's.

Goals: As an RA I hope to be an example for my residents so they can have the best dorm and college experience possible.


Vikram Mehta

Vikram Mehta,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Year: Junior

Major: Energy Engineering

Residence Hall: Kalbfleisch Hall

What I like about Indiana Tech:Indiana tech is one of the only universities to offer an Energy Engineering course. I was highly impressed by some of the professors and this along with the small class size were the two most influential factors that made me favor Tech among other schools.

Sports/Hobbies:My hobbies are everything! I never get bored.



Zach Clouse

Zach Clouse,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Marion, IN

Year: Sophomore

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Residence Hall: Yergens-Rogers Hall

What I like about Indiana Tech: I chose tech because of their engineering program.

Sports/Hobbies: I love to golf (I’m playing for the team next year at tech) and I’m a very sports oriented person.

Goals: I hope to bring fresh ideas to the staff and to be there for my residents when they need me.


Stephanie Perez

Stephanie Perez,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Queretaro, Mexico

Year: Junior

Major: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Residence Hall: Warrior Row A&B

What I like about Indiana Tech: I chose Indiana tech based on tennis but the small size classrooms, the attention you get from professors, and the opportunity to create good friends and relations has been one of the things I like the most from tech.

Sports/Hobbies: Dancing, reading, watching the travel and living channel, and going out with my friends.

Goals: I hope I can bring support and innovative ideas to the Residence Life group, I also hope to make the college experience for my residents as fun and safe as possible, and get their trust to help them when they need it.


Natalie Salcedo

Natalia Salcedo,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Cali, Colombia

Year: Junior

Major: Business Administration

Residence Hall: Warrior Row C, 1st Floor

What I like about Indiana Tech: I like that it's a small community and you get to know everyone. I also like the small class sizes and how easy you can talk to professors.

Sports/Hobbies: I play on the soccer team and I also like to run, bike and workout.

Goals: Graduate with a high GPA and get the best out of my experience at Tech.


Sriram Jazz Aranganathan

Sriram “Jazz” Aranganathan,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Chennai, India

Year: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Residence Hall: Warrior Row C, 2nd Floor

What I like about Indiana Tech: I like the people in Indiana Tech. They are friendly, outgoing and I have met a lot of awesome friends.

Sports/Hobbies: Tennis, ping pong, bike riding, running, mortal combat and of course reading books.

Goals: To make at least one person smile every day and it should be because of me.


Ethan Kincaid

Ethan Kincaid,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Johnstown, OH

Year: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Residence Hall: Warrior Row C, 3rd Floor

What I like about Indiana Tech:The Professors and how easy they are to talk to, and how helpful they can be.

Sports/Hobbies: Hunting, soccer, building/fixing things, motorcycles

Goals: To own a helicopter and work for Raytheon


Jacob Lutz

Jacob Lutz,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: Rockville, IN

Year: Sophomore

Major: Software Engineering

Residence Hall: Alternate RA

What I like about Indiana Tech: I chose Indiana Tech because it was a small school in Indiana that had a quality software engineering program.

Sports/Hobbies: I'm interested in computers and new technologies, especially operating system development.

Goals: I hope to bring the residents an enjoyable experience where they can expect a constant application of the campus guidelines and standards.


Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard,
Resident Assistant

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Year: Junior

Major: Software Engineering

Residence Hall: Alternate RA

What I like about Indiana Tech:I like Indiana Tech because of how amazing the professors are; they are both great teachers and really friendly people. I love how easy it is to become close with professors as well as other students. However, what I love most about tech is the Software Engineering program.

Sports/Hobbies:I really enjoy cheerleading as well as soccer, volleyball, and wrestling. I love frogs! I also really love math and am currently the vice president of our Math Enthusiasts Society!

Goals:I hope to be a good role model for other students and to help make their experience here great. I look forward to getting to know all of my residents this coming year!


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