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Governance Corner: Seeking Alumni Leaders for FY2021-22

It’s time again for my annual last call for nominations before they close for the coming fiscal year. Don’t worry – I accept nominations for outstanding Executive Council and Board of Managers all year around – but if you want your candidate (or yourself) to be included in this year’s pool of candidates, get your …

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Updated Guidance for Chartered Alumni Community Events

We write to share guidance to help you – the essential leaders of IUAA Chartered Alumni Communities – protect your health, the health of your family, and the health of the alumni you work so hard to engage. Following these guidelines should help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and provide the alumni we serve assurances …

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Spotlight: Clayton Rose, BA’16, MS’20

We continue our volunteer alumni leader video spotlight series with Clayton Rose, a two-time IU-Southeast graduate, secretary of the IU Southeast Alumni Board, and member at large on the IU Alumni Association executive council. Check out the video, conducted over Zoom with our Alumni Communities Student Fellow Jasmyn Burks, to learn more about Clayton.

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Leading Through Crisis: IUAA Volunteer Leadership Development Practices and Takeaways

As everyone has pivoted to virtual conferences and meetings over the past few months, IUAA took its annual Cream and Crimson conference virtual too, offering alumni volunteers training opportunities throughout the month of June (links coming soon). In week 3, my fellow coach Erin Erwin and I presented a leadership topic of “Leading through Crisis,” …

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Spotlight: Juan Gonzalez, BS’10

We are excited to continue our volunteer alumni leader video spotlight series, conducted over Zoom with our Alumni Communities Student Fellow, Jasmyn Burks. This week we are featuring Juan Gonzalez, an IU-Bloomington graduate from the Kelley School of Business and the treasurer of the IUAA Metro New York Chapter. Check out the video to learn …

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A New Cream and Crimson

It was strange to hold anything close to Cream and Crimson during a global pandemic. But we did – and it came off without a technical hitch at all! Thanks to numerous IUAA staff members, the support of the University Events Team, and the participation of almost 200 alumni, we produced a good Virtually Cream …

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The Path to Your Dream Job Is Not Always Direct: A Personal Reflection

Today was a beautiful, warm, breezy summer day in Bloomington. My husband needed to make an essential trip to campus to pick up his recently updated laptop to continue to work from home. We all decided to join him to make a family trip out of it to include a walk with our three young …

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Declaration Against Racism

On behalf of the Senior Management Team, I write to share our declaration against racism. Read our complete statement. The senseless murder of George Floyd and other innocent people of color reflects a legacy of hatred, systemic racism, and violence that must be broken. We stand with the Black community and all people who have …

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Spotlight: Andy Gammill, BA’01

This summer we are trying something a little different—featuring our volunteer alumni leaders in video interviews conducted by our Alumni Communities Student Fellow, Jasmyn Burks. This week is Andy Gammill, an IU-Bloomington graduate in Journalism and the Vice President of the IUAA Columbus, OH Chapter. Check out the video to learn more about Andy, how …

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Spotlight on Achievement: Gertrude Spraker Rich Award

Over the past few weeks this spring, I have been showcasing the award recipients that should have been celebrated this week during Cream and Crimson Weekend. We regret that we are not able to honor our President’s Award, Volunteer Leadership Award, and Gertrude Rich Award recipients in the typical fashion, and look forward to honoring …

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