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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 2280.

Past GS 300 LA Influentials

Spring Speakers

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

January 24

Loretta RushThe Honorable Loretta Rush
BA 1980, History

Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
Indianapolis, IN

January 31

Julie ONeillJulie O'Neill
BA 1994, Russian

Team Leader of Sports Performance, U.S. Olympic Committee
Colorado Springs, CO

February 7

Carlos PauletCarlos Paulet
BA 1999, Political Science

Leader, X-Factor Consulting
Lima, Peru

February 14

Ashley ScottAshley Scott
BA 2010, Communication

Operations Manager/Community Curator, MatchBOX Co-Working Studio
Lafayette, IN

February 21

Martha BrackenMartha Bracken
BA 2000, English

Executive Vice President and Registered Lobbist, Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

February 28

Pete QuinnPeter Quinn
BA 1981, Communication

Founding Partner, Summitt Realty Group
Indianapolis, IN

March 7

Scott KellerScott Keller
BA 2004, Political Science & Philosophy

Chief Counsel, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
Austin, TX

March 14

Eric SchultzEric Schulz
BA 1984, Political Science

Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) Team Leader, United States Department of Education
Washington, DC

March 28

Angie KlinkAngie Klink
BA 1981, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Author and Advertising Copywriter
Lafayette, IN

April 4th

Jen LancasterJen Lancaster
BA 1996, Political Science

New York Times Best Selling Author
Chicago, IL

2014 Distinguished Alumni Panel Discussion

April 11

Curt ClawsonCurtis J. Clawson
BA 1984, Spanish
BS 1984, Krannert School of Management

Chairman/CEO/President, Hayes Lemmerz International (Retired)
Bonita Springs, FL

Ana Pinto-alexanderAna Pinto-Alexander, R.I.D., IIDA, EDAC
BA 1986, Interior Design - Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN


PottengerVice Admiral Carol M. Pottenger
BA 1977, History
HDR 2007, History

Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development at NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (Retired), United States Navy
Virginia Beach, VA

Dale PupilloDale Pupillo
BA 1976, Poitical Science

Assistant Director, United States Secret Service
Washington, DC

April 18

Lori Sparger
BA 1986, English

CLA Director of Advancement, Purdue University
Lafayette, IN

April 25

Josh MilesJosh Miles
BA 1999, Communication

Principal, Miles Design
Indianapolis, IN

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