Spotlight

Spotlight: Remembering Jim Justus

Timothy Long, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at IU, wrote this remembrance. I was lucky enough, when I came to IU in 1969, to make the acquaintance, almost immediately, of Charles Forker of the English Department. Charles was better than any Spartacus Guide for acclimating yourself to Bloomington gay life. Through Charles I then met …

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Spotlight: Jason Sprinkle, BA’12, JD’15

Jason Sprinkle is an IUAA Volunteer Leader in our IU LGBTQ+ affiliate group. I interviewed Jason recently and am thrilled to highlight his involvement as an Alumni Volunteer. The IU alumni body represent thousands of individuals from all walks of life. Our alumni invest their time and resources to help fulfill the IU promise and …

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Spotlight: Jimmy Grimes, BA‘06

Jimmy Grimes is an IUAA Volunteer Leader based out of San Diego, CA. I interviewed Jimmy recently and am excited to share a spotlight and his great work as an Alumni Volunteer. Keeping up with our incredible alumni body would be impossible without our alumni leaders and I am thrilled to highlight one of our …

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Spotlight: Sia Nyorkor, BAJ’00

Sia Nyorkor is a multimedia journalist based in Cleveland, Ohio. She was interviewed by Baindu Bayon, PhD, Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Board Member. When did you attend Indiana University? Why did you choose IU? Which dorms did you live in and to which clubs did you belong? I attended IU from 1996-2000 and graduated in 2000. …

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Thank you, Mr. Rich

I had the honor of delivering the student remarks at the November 30 scholarship banquet in Indianapolis during Executive Council Weekend. I was so grateful for the opportunity to do so. That night, we gathered to affirm the scholarships from our beloved alma mater and celebrate each and every one of our stories. To the …

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Thankful for IU and You

Thanksgiving brings a nostalgia I just can’t describe, especially since I have been characterized as an intuitive person without a memory for facts and figures. I’m the type that cannot recall what is said at the staff meeting, but rather, what is not said. Why I’m charged with taking minutes for our governing board is …

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Spotlight: Michael A. Harris, BS’04, DDS’08

Dr. Harris is a general dentist focused on integrative and holistic dentistry in Indianapolis, IN. He was interviewed by Baindu Bayon, PhD, Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Board Member. When did you attend Indiana University? I graduated from North Central High School in 2000 and moved down to Bloomington that fall. From there I packed as much as …

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Spotlight: Alumna Andrea Neely

Today’s blog is an interview of Andrea Neely, BS’86, by Baindu Bayon, vice president of Neal Marshall Alumni Club. When did you attend Indiana University and how would you describe the mood of the campus and the nation during that time period? How do you think it influenced your experience? I attended from 1982 to …

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Spotlight: New Assistant Director Connie Billett

I am thrilled to be on the IU Alumni Communities team (I am pictured here with my new colleague Jennifer Gentry) and looking forward to having the opportunity learn about and actively support all the wonderful things IU Alumni are doing to celebrate IU in their lives. I am working with seven of our affiliate …

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Spotlight: Diane Jackson-Chapman, Groups Program Alumna

When did you attend Indiana University and how would you describe the mood of the campus and the nation during that time period? I attended Indiana University from the summer of 1970 through the summer of 1973 being the third oldest of eight children and the first to leave home to attend college. The mood …

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