Katie Schmidtke, Sycamore Video General Manager, is a senior at Indiana State, graduating in May and a communication major in electronic media. Along with that she is a Student Video Operator for ESPN3. She is also a part of the University Honors Program, Lambda Pi Eta, and Sycamore LEADs. As the General Manager, Katie hopes to help improve Sycamore Video and get more people involved in Student Media. In search of jobs Katie hopes to find something in the film industry as a film editor or production assistant for a production company. Katie is also looking into live television broadcasting jobs. Along with work and school she also enjoys hanging out with friends and listening to music.
2016-2017 Sycamore Video Staff
Kylee Leverett is a junior studying Communications with a concentration in Media Studies. She will graduate in May of 2018 and plans on being a News Director when she is older. She is currently the Executive Producer at Sycamore Video and enjoys working with the creative people at Sycamore Video. Kylee enjoys being a part of the Panhellenic Association and working alongside other sorority members. In her free time, she loves napping and cooking to help relax.
Joshua Hart is a sophomore at Indiana State University majoring in media studies. He is the Production Manager for Sycamore Video. Josh spends his free time watching, studying, and making films. He hopes to write and direct a movie before the age of 30.
Montana Waibel is a junior studying Communication with a focus in Media Studies. She is the Promotions Manager for Sycamore Video. She has been a member of Sycamore Video for two years now. Montana hopes to create amazing films in her future, after experiencing the world of news right after graduation. One day you might see her name at the beginning of the next “Titanic” or “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
Sara Mundorf is a sophomore majoring in Communications with a concentration of media studies. She’s is the News Director for Sycamore Video as well as a Student Video Operator for ESPN3. After graduation Sara hopes to further her career in media studies by working for a news station or film crew. Outside of media Sara plays the piano and partakes in community service. Every year in the summer she travels out of state to work with organizations to better the community.
Matthew Lester is a sophomore at Indiana State University, from Indianapolis, Indiana. He majors in communication with a concentration in media studies. He is the Sports Director for Sycamore Video as well as a Student Video Operator for ESPN3. After graduation, Matthew plans to takes his talents into the film industry as a filmmaker or expand his options into sports media. Outside of media, Matthew is part of 858, a campus outreach organization that guides students in their faith in Christianity. Fun fact, Matthew is a huge WWE fan.
Justice Yard is a sophomore studying Communications and Media Studies at Indiana State. He is currently one of the leading Assistant Production Managers for Sycamore Video. Also, Justice is assisting in developing packages for sports ESPN3 Half-Time Features that are features live on ESPN3 during games. He is working on understanding film and how it can influence others and society. Lastly, Justice is learning cinematography and film direction in order to find occupational positions in the Hollywood area.
Trevor Brown is a freshman at Indiana State University Majoring in Unmanned Systems. He is from Pekin, Illinois where he was a treasurer for his high school’s French Club. At ISU, he is an Assistant Production Manager for Sycamore video and a dedicated member of the school’s Design, Build, Fly program. When not at clubs or in classes, he spends his time playing video games or watching the next big movie.
Breanna Tryon is a junior at Indiana State University, from Terre Haute. She is studying Communication with a focus in Public Relations. She is an Assistant Production Manager for Sycamore Video. She is also involved in another student organization called PRSSA. She plans to combine the two to help with her career in Public Relations by communicating with other and making connections. A fun fact about Breanna is that she loves working and volunteering with individuals who have intellectual disabilities
Hailey Turner is a freshman at Indiana State University, from Greencastle, Indiana. She is majoring in Athletic Training, and hopes to minor in Public Relations. Hailey is one of the Production Assistants at Sycamore Video. After graduation, she plans to go to Graduate school to earn a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, along with working in Public Relations. A fun fact about Hailey is that she loves volunteering, being involved in organizations, and watching Netflix with her best pals.
Maura Adams is a freshman at Indian State University double majoring in Television broadcasting and PR. She is from Plainfield, Indiana. She was sports editor for her school newspaper and was a photographer/writer for yearbook. Sigma Kappa is a big part of her life here at ISU as she takes part in planning Spring Week and hold a chair position for her sorority recruitment. Fun fact, Maura enjoys hunting and fishing in her pass time.
Tim Wells is a senior at Indiana State University majoring in Communications. Tim has been a member of Sycamore Video since 2016 and enjoys working behind the scenes. He has announced for ESPN 3 since 2015 and also worked for WZIS 90.7 FM as a sports announcer. In his spare time he pursues comedy and often hosts his very own comedy shows in the Wabash Valley.
Nick Anderson is a Junior at Indiana State University majoring in Communication Journalism with Theatre Acting Minor. Nick has been a member of Sycamore Video since Fall 2016 and enjoys being in front of the camera. Nick spends his free time as Vice President of Communication in the Theta Chi Fraternity, Greek Intervarsity and an active Designated Driver for students during the weekend.
Marvin Bills is a sophomore majoring in Communications with two concentrations in Media Studies and Journalism. Marvin has been a member of Sycamore Video since his freshman year. He enjoys one on one interviews, hosting, and field reporting Marvin loves to be in the know and loves to inform the public along with himself. Marvin hopes to graduate Indiana State University with a job in TV News as a reporter.
Justin Pruitt is currently a junior with two concentrations which is public relations and media studies. He wants to pursue a career in the media field. He feels as if sycamore video will give him a great experience in order to achieve his career goals. He is also a part of the SPJ committee which, consist of a student journalist exploring the journalism aspect of media. Justin really wants to stay focused on broadcasting so that he can become a news anchor.
C.J. Dunwiddie is a junior at Indiana State University majoring in Communication concentrating in media studies, and a Theatre Minor. C.J. has been a member of Sycamore Video since fall 2016 and enjoys filming the live shows. C.J. went to Carmel High School and was a part of CHTV there. He hopes to be on television someday.
Gerald Roberts is a junior at Indiana State with a major in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. He is also involved in Greek IV and is External Philanthropy chair in his Fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha.
Ra'Leshia Davis, 20 year old, sophomore, and a Communication Major with a concentration of Media Studies. Born and raised in a small town of Jackson, Michigan, but later moved to Indianapolis, IN. She loves working and being involved on campus. She is a member of Sycamore Video, Indiana State's school news program, co-host Sycamore Sessions, Indiana State's talent show, work as a Resident Assistant in a freshman dorm, and a part time hostess at Outback Steakhouse.
Cal Hart is a freshman English Teaching major. Cal comes from Indianapolis Indiana and attended Lawrence North High School. He is also involved in StateDM, Why You Laughin’ comedy club, Student Theatre Association and of course Sycamore Video. Cal3 works for the Indiana Statesman where he wr…