IU School of Education
To those who spend the most time with him, Eric Sickels' future has always been clear: he's destined to teach.
The School of Education senior wasted no time diving into the thick of campus life when he arrived on campus four years ago, joining Orientation Services; four years later, he's still one of the primary members of the OTEAM (Orienting Together, Educating As Mentors). He's been an effective student teacher, and has been one of the most popular teachers in IUPUI's highly regarded Center for Young Children.
A self-acknowledged "people person," Eric loves diving into volunteer opportunities - both on campus and off - in addition to his teacher training. The Knightstown native has helped find IUPUI locations for the "Bob Gregory's Coats for Kids" campaign the past two years, and has regularly joined in campus United Way Day of Caring and MLK "Day On of Service" projects.
Eric has always worked well with his fellow students. In addition to helping incoming students adjust to campus life through the OTEAM and First Year Seminars Program, he is a resident assistant for the Honors House in IUPUI's Campus Apartments On the Riverwalk.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys music; he's played the piano for 14 years and has recently taken up the guitar. He's a fan of technology and has joined a video project for Orientation Services. Eric, one of IUPUI's Top Ten Male Students for both 2004 and 2005, has been the president, junior advisor and senior advisor for Alpha Lambda Delta, as well as an active member of Phi Eta Sigma, two IUPUI honor societies.