500 Festival Princess Program

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Ambassadors for the 500 Festival

The 2014 500 Festival princesses represented nine Indiana colleges and universities and 24 cities and towns across the state. The young women were selected from more than 230 applicants based on communication skills, poise, academic performance, and community and volunteer involvement.  

The 2014 500 Festival Princesses, Indiana hometown, college or university and area of study are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Laura Alemán, Fort Wayne, Ball State University (Class of 2014), majoring in Audiology

Madeline Blackwell, Indianapolis, Indiana University (Class of 2016), majoring in Human Biology

Chelsea Clifton, Poneto, Ball State University (Class of 2016), majoring in Social Work

Calin Cochran, Frankfort, Purdue University (Class of 2015), majoring in Pre-Professional Health Science/Pre-Physician Assistant

Alyssa Dyke, Indianapolis, Butler University (Class of 2016), majoring in Art+Design and Biology

Kelly Fields, West Lafayette, Purdue University (Class of 2015), majoring in Neurobiology and Physiology

Mckenna Fiew, Pendleton, Purdue University (Class of 2018), majoring in Pre-Pharmacy

Ally Gatmaitan, Avon, Purdue University (Class of 2015), majoring in Nursing

Danielle Goeman, Carmel, Purdue University (Class of 2014), majoring in General Health Science

Haley Hackman, Brownstown, University of Indianapolis (Class of 2017), majoring in Psychology/Occupational Therapy

Brittany Ignas, Indianapolis, Indiana University (Class of 2014), majoring in Kinesiology-Contemporary Dance

Lauren Isaacs, Terre Haute, Purdue University (Class of 2015), majoring in Communication

Caroline Kirkwood, Bicknell, Butler University (Class of 2014), majoring in Strategic Communication

Lindsay Lausten, Indianapolis, Purdue University (Class of 2014), majoring in Psychology

Elizabeth Lecher, Greensburg, Purdue University (Class of 2014), majoring in Agricultural Economics

Leslie Ann Lindsay, Sullivan, Indiana State University (Class of 2015), majoring in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine

Caroline McKinney, Fishers, Purdue University (Class of 2015), majoring in Communication

Elizabeth Mertz, Martinsville, Butler University (Class of 2016), majoring in Business

Emily Nickels, Greenfield, Ball State University (Class of 2015), majoring in Public Relations

Kristin Quick, Warsaw, Purdue University (Class of 2017), majoring in Agribusiness

Brittany Royer, Rossville, Indiana University Kokomo (Class of 2014), majoring in Psychology

Adrienne Runge, Speedway, IUPUI (Class of 2014), pursuing an MS degree in Biology; graduated from University of Notre Dame with a BA in Italian and Pre-Health Studies

Brooke Sahm, Indianapolis, Indiana University East (Class of 2015), majoring in Nursing

Kelsey Shaw, Madison, Purdue University (Class of 2015), majoring in Agricultural Education

Danika Smith, Arcadia, Indiana University Kokomo (Class of 2015), majoring in Public Administration

Michè Smith, Indianapolis, IUPUI (Class of 2015), majoring in Journalism

Suzanne Stephan, Carmel, Purdue University (Class of 2014), majoring in Management

Patia Storms, Brownsburg, Purdue University (Class of 2015), majoring in Finance and Management

Emma Tiernon, Indianapolis, Indiana University (Class of 2016), majoring in Journalism

Brittany Wagner, Monticello, Purdue University (Class of 2016), majoring in Pharmacy

Sydney West, Indianapolis, Indiana University (Class of 2014), majoring in Telecommunications and English

Corey Windler, Indianapolis, Ball State University (Class of 2015), majoring in Business Administration

Stephanie Wolfred, Greenwood, Butler University (Class of 2015), majoring in Strategic Communication

 

2013 Queen

Allison Jacob is a junior at Ball State University where she is majoring in Public Relations and Communication. She is one of 33 young women who were selected for the 2013 500 Festival Princess Program, where they serve as ambassadors for the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500®. She is a 2010 graduate of Lawrence Central High School and is the daughter of Gary and Karin Jacob.

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Princess Bailey Farrer{{Far}} of Royal Center, a sophomore at Purdue University majoring in Animal Sciences, and Princess Marlie Mathis of Greenwood, a senior at IUPUI majoring in Nursing, were chosen as 2013 Princess Court members. Farrer is the daughter of Tom and Lisa Farrer. Mathis is the daughter of Christina Mathis.

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