Two Kelley students on the IUPUI campus have been selected to participate in this year’s 500 Festival Princess Program. Ariel Gastelum, BS’19, from Greenwood and Alyssa Halcomb, BS’19, from Versailles are two of 33 princesses chosen from 14 Indiana colleges and 21 cities across the state.
Hundreds of applicants were reviewed and 33 princesses selected based on communication skills, academic performance and community involvement. 2018 is the third consecutive year that at least one 500 Festival Princess has been selected from the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI.
“If you want to learn how to be a leader, give back to a community that has given to you, and inspire new generations, this program is perfect for you,” Gastelum said.
Gastelum, who moved to Indiana from Mexico 6 years ago, applied to be a princess along with her best friend from Indiana University, Eva Li, who was also selected to be a princess this year.
“One of the reasons I wanted to do the Princess Program is to represent Kelley and turn my best Kelley moment into momentum,” Gastelum said.