GS 300 LA Influentials

The breadth of opportunities facing Liberal Arts students can be daunting. The biggest question for most students is, “What are you going to do with your major?” For those who haven’t completely figured it out, don’t panic. GS 300 is a lecture/discussion course featuring prominent Liberal Arts alumni who represent a diverse variety of careers including judges, teachers, best-selling authors, business leaders, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. These alumni return to campus to share their stories with students who will soon begin their careers. This class provides students with the unique opportunity to ask candid questions, network with influential alumni, learn about career skills, and get a glimpse at the varied career paths open to students with a Liberal Arts degree.

SPRING 2016

January 22
ILENIA HERRERA-LUTZ
BA 1994, Brian Lamb School of Communication
MA 1997, School of Languages and Cultures 
North America Diversity Campus Lead, Accenture
January 29
CHERYL PEARSON-MCNEIL
BA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Senior Vice President of US Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielson
February 5
STEPHANIE WHITE
BA 1999, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Head Coach, Indiana Fever
February 12
KRISTEN DAWES
BA 2011, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts
Bench Jeweler, Tiffany & Co.
February 19
BRIDGET EPP
BA 1982, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Vice President of Sales, Fine Wine and Education, Wente Family Estates
February 26
SHANE HAGEMAN

BA 2008, Political Science/Agriculture
President, Hageman Group
March 4
ADRIENNE ECKERT PETERSEN
BA 2000, Brian Lamb School of Communcation
CEO, Skirt PR
March 11
WALLY BRANT

BA 1971, History
CEO, Indiana Oxygen Company
March 25
DALE PUPILLO
BA 1976, Political Science
Assistant Director, US Secret Service (Retired)
April 1
KATE SMITH
BA 2005, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts
Creator/Owner, "From Frank"
April 8
STEVE JACKSON
BA 1973, History
Partner, Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLP
April 15 Distinguished Alumni Panel
MARK ACHLER
BA 1980, History
Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

MELISSA STAPLETON BARNES
BA 1989, Political Science; JD, Harvard Law School 
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company

KEVIN SPEER 
BA 1986, Political Science; JD 1989, Valparaiso University
Chief Executive Officer, Hendricks Regional Health

JOSEPH TRIMMER 
BA 1963, Colgate University; MA 1966; PhD 1968, English
Founding Director (Retired), Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry and Emeritus Professor of English, Ball State University
April 22
PATRICK MCLAUGHLIN
BA 1988; MA 1991, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer, Frito-Lay North America

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