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Alumni and Friends

GS 300 LA Influentials

This lecture/discussion course features CLA/HSSE alumni representing a diverse range of careers who return to the classroom and share their expertise and advice with current Liberal Arts students. This experience will provide students with a unique opportunity to ask specific questions and learn about career and life skills from successful and distinguished Liberal Arts alumni.

Guests are welcome into the class as seating allows. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class is held Fridays, 11:30am-12:20pm in Beering Hall, room 2290.

Past GS 300 LA Influentials

Fall Speakers

Class overview with Irwin Weiser, Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts.

September 5

2014 Panel Discussion with the recipients of the CLA Emerging Voice Awards

September 12

Marjorie RandolphMarjorie Randolph

BA 1966, Political Science

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Disney (Retired)
Burbank, CA

September 19

Mark AchlerMark Achler

BA 1980, History

Senior Vice President, Redbox (former)

September 26

Karen SicilianoKaren Siciliano
BA 1983, Brian Lamb School of Communication

President, Siciliano Landscaping Company

October 3

Brian LambBrian Lamb

BA 1963, Speech
HDR 1986, CLA

Executive Chairman, C-Span

October 10

Panel Discussion with members of the CLA Dean's Advisory Council

October 17

Amanda LopezAmanda Lopez

BA 2001, Sociology; MS 2004, University of Michigan

President, Transform Consulting Group

October 24

Leah KeglerLeah Kegler

BA 2000, Brian Lamb School of Communication

Director, Government Affairs, Edwards Lifesciences

October 31

cheryl Pearson McNeilCheryl Pearson-McNeil
BA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication

Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen

November 7

Penny FarthingPenny Farthing

BA 1967, Political Science

Senior Advisor, Bose Public Affairs Group

November 14

Kevin SpeerKevin Speer

BA 1986, Political Science

CEO, Hendricks Regional Health

November 21


Judd LordJudd Lord
MA 1994, Industrial Design - Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Director of Industrial Design, Delta Faucet Company

December 5

Lalita AmosLalita Amos
BA 1985, Psychology

President, Total Team Solutions


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