IU Kelley School of Business
As setter for the Jaguars volleyball team, Devika Bellamy is responsible for putting her teammates in position to score points. But outside of “The Jungle,” the Kelley School of Business junior is busy setting up something even more important: an experience-rich college career.
The Evansville native, whose father came from Trinidad and Tobago to play soccer for the University of Evansville and became a faculty member there, doesn’t let many IUPUI experiences pass her by. Devika has been an O-Team member, a student mentor, a regular community volunteer, is co-teaching a leadership course and is a top-flight student as well, earning recognition as one of IUPUI’s Top 100 students this spring.
As a volunteer, she has joined in IUPUI’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities, worked with abused and underprivileged children at the St. Chris’ Child Care Center, helped at the People’s Burn Foundation, and been one of IUPUI’s “Best Buddies.”
Devika has excelled on the volleyball court, earning first-team All-Mid-Continent Conference honors, and was the league’s female Athlete of the Month last October. With a full season to play, she’s already third on the list in career assists and in or near the top 10 in five other categories. And when she isn’t setting, spike, serving or digging on the court, she’s a bonafide “loud-and-proud” Jaguar fan for other sports, too, even donning face paint for key basketball games.
When she graduates next year, she hopes to teach English as a second language in Egypt or Japan, then explore other international opportunities through the Peace Corps.