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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


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

Jan. 16
Welcome class

Jan. 23
ILENIA HERERA-LUTZ, BA 1994, Brian Lamb School of Communication; MS 1997, Spanish, Experience Campus (Entry Level) Recruiter/U.S. Intern Program Lead, Accenture 

Jan. 30
MARY MURCKO, BA 1986, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Publisher of “Self” Magazine, Conde Nast

Feb. 6
ERIC ALLEN, BA 1974, Political Science, Attorney/Partner, Allen Wellman McNew

Feb. 13
STEVE GODEKE, BA 1984, School of Languages and Cultures; BS 1984, Krannert, Founder/Principal, Godeke Consulting

Feb. 20
MICHAEL SCHIFERL, BA 1989, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick

Feb. 27
TASOS KAIAFAS, BA 1991, English, Director of Game Product Development, AT&T

Mar. 6 – Pending

Mar. 13
KYLE WOOD, BA 1992, Political Science, Senior Advisor, AXA Advisors

Mar. 27
KAREN REUTHER, BA 1979, Industrial Design, Creative Director/Brand Psychologist, Cast 

Apr. 3
BOB HEIBER, BA 1973, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Vice President of Audio, Chace Audio

Apr. 10
TODD PUTMAN, BA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Chief Commercial Officer, Bolthouse Farms

Apr. 17


Apr. 24
AMBER OCHALEK, BA 2009, Theatre, Ticketing Logistics Manager, Disney Parks and Resorts

May 1
Review Class

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