Shelby Troutman, the daughter of William and Sherri Troutman of Salem, Ind., attended Eastern High School in Pekin, Ind., where she was a member of the dance and pep teams, participated in the mentor program, and tutored students at the local middle school.
Shelby’s early affinity for tutoring influenced her to major in education, with an endorsement in mathematics. She transferred to Indiana University Southeast in January 2010 after one semester at the University of Southern Indiana because it was more economically viable and closer to home. She has no regrets, as she says she has been impacted immensely by professors who genuinely care about their students.
Although Shelby juggles three part-time jobs, she maintains dedication to her schoolwork and on-campus activities. She is the marketing and fundraising coordinator of the Student Education Association, the president of Tau Sigma, and the secretary for Kappa Delta Pi. She recently received the Excellence in Leadership and Success Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Off campus, Shelby is the dance team coach at East Washington Middle School in Washington County, Ind. Shelby feels blessed to pass on her love of dance while encouraging students to achieve academically. After graduation, she hopes to teach math at East Washington. Shelby believes in the power of positivity in helping students. She credits her parents and her fiancé as her greatest supports.
Held each year as part of the Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner, the event’s silent auction further acts as a major source of scholarship funding for outstanding Indiana University Southeast students. Featuring a wide range of items from throughout the community and the country, the auction has come to be one of the premier auctions in the region and highlights of the event. Coupled with the proceeds from the evening’s live auction, these auction funds are distributed to outstanding, civic-minded sophomores and juniors across campus through competitive merit-based scholarships.