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.

Fall 2015

September 4
LALITA AMOS
BA 1985, Psychological Sciences
President, Total Team Solutions, LLC

September 11
KEVIN SPEER
BA 1986, Political Science
Chief Executive Officer, Hendricks Regional Health
September 18
Emerging Voice Award Recipients:

AKIN AYODELE 
BA 2001, Sociology, Serial Entrepreneur and Invester/Co-Founder, The Dream Builders Foundation

STEPHANIE PEMBERTON BA 2005, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Senior Director of Marketing, Indianapolis Colts

DAVID SWENSON MFA 2004, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts- Theatre
Audio Director-Call of Duty, Activision-Sledgehammer Games
September 25
MARK ACHLER
BA 1980 History
Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners
October 2
Pending
October 9
BRIAN BEELER

BA 1995, History 
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, Horizon Pharma
October 16
SARAH KYLE
BA 2000, Political Science
Vice President of Budget and External Relations, First Focus 
October 23
MELISSA BARNES

BA 1989, Political Science
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
October 30
HANK CHILDERS 
BA 1971, Philosophy
Executive Director of University Analytics and Institutional Resarch, University of Arizona
November 6
MEGAN TRAINOR
BA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Human Resources Director, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
November 13
TING GOOTEE
MA 2003, School of Interdisciplinary Studies- American Studies
Chief Investment Officer, Elevate Ventures
November 20
PETER SCHNEIDER
BA 1972, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts- Theatre;HDR 2000, College of Liberal Arts
Producer/Director, Broadway/International; Former Disney Studio Sound Chief 
December 4
JULIE O'NEILL
BA 1994, School of Languages and Cultures
Team Leader, Paralympic Sport Performance, U.S. Olympic Committee

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