Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Tapnio BS’98, BA’99

Meet Alex Tapnio! Alex is the co-president of the Metro NY chapter of the IU Alumni Association and graduated from IUB with a double major in Biology and Art History. He first became involved with IUAA when he connected with Wes Erwin at an alumni affairs conference, who asked if he wanted to get involved …

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Spotlight: Joan Lemoine and the Hilton Head Chapter

The small but mighty Hilton Head Chapter of the IU Alumni Association has been doing big things in their small Alumni Community.  For about ten years, they’ve been partnering with the Big Ten Coalition.  According to Joan Lemoine, BS’68, MS’69, Ed.D’85, “Everyone in Hilton Head is categorized as ‘been here’ or ‘come here’, and all …

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Student Takeover in Bloomington

My name is Lanie Trotter, and I am one of the 2019-2020 IUAA Student Fellows. I’m taking over the blog today to introduce you to myself and my fellow fellows. My friends say I love to talk about myself, so naturally I’ll start with my own introduction. I am a senior from Memphis, TN majoring …

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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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