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 Beering Hall, Room 2290 and is open to guests as seating allows.

SPRING 2018

January 19
MICHAEL SCHMIERER
BA 2014, Political Science
Manager, Logistics & Postsecondary Programs, Conexus, Indianapolis, IN
January 26
JEFFREY MOSS
BS 1996, Finanace and Accounting, Indiana University Bloomington
Founder & CEO, Parker Dewey, Chicago, IL
February 2
PATRICK McLAUGHLIN
BA 1988; MA 1991, Communication
Senior Vice President & Chief HR Officer, Frito-Lay North America
February 9
ELENA SPARGER
BA 2015, English Literature
Recruiting Programs Associate, Reddit, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
February 16
KRISTEN MORRIS
BA 1986, Communication
Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
February 23
TROY HARRIS
BA 1995, Sociology
Deputy Chief, West Lafayette Police Department, West Lafayette, IN
March 2
JASON LaTURNER
BA 1991, Sociology
Director of Texas Comprehensive Center, American Institutes for Research, Austin, TX
March 9
DAN VAN DE VOORDE
BA 2012, Communication | BS 2012, Psychology
Manager of People Operations, Strata Decision Technology, Chicago, IL
March 23
SABRINA LIST
BA 2005, Communication
Vice President of Marketing and Communication, 500 Festival, Indianapolis, IN
March 30
SARAH MESROBIAN
BA 2013, Sociology
Program Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
April 6
CHANTAL FORSTER
BA 1994, English
Executive Director, Technology Affinity Group
April 13
MELISSA STAPLETON BARNES
BA 1989, Political Science
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
April 20
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
JEFFREY BULINGTON
BA 1989; MA 1991, Philosophy | MAT 1995; PhD 2012, Education
Chess Coach & Educator, Meadville, MS
WILLIAM FORSTCHEN
MA 1991; PhD 1994, History
Author & Professor, Montreat College, Montreat, NC
RODNEY HERO
MA 1976; PhD 1980, Political Science
Chair & Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
KAREN SICILIANO
BA 1983, Communication
President, Siciliano Landscape Company, LLC, Long Branch, NJ

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