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SCLA 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. SCLA 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.

SCLA 300 is in BRNG 2280.


Jason Tennenhouse

BA 1997, MA 2000
10 IN HOUSE Strategy & Design


Kevin Mayer

BA 1991, MBA 2003
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. 

Jessica Leeds

BA 2017
Alliances Manager
Lev, a Cognizant Company 

Ashlyn Smith

BA 2015
Company Manager
Off-Broadway Goes Wrong LP

Michael Schmierer

BA 2014
Senior Consultant

Daniella Ashibuogwu

BA 2016
Innovation & Automation, Business Systems Specialist 
TD Bank, N.A.  

Javier Rodriguez

BA 2019, IUPUI
Manager of Employer Partnerships
Ascend Indiana

Elena Sparger

BA 2015
Senior Recruiter

Shaina Wilson

BA 2016
Director of Undergraduate Recruitment
Teach for America

Hollyn Culley

BA 2017
Assistant Director of Athletics Special Events
Purdue for Life Foundation

Scott Phillips

BFA, 2001
Creative Director