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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.


BA 2005, Political Science
Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
BA 2005, Communication
Chief Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity Officer
State of Indiana - Office of the Governor
South Bend, IN
BA 2014, Political Science & History 
Senior Consultant
Indianapolis, IN
BA 2015, Public Relations & Strategic Communication
Chief Brand Strategist, Higher Education
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Miami, FL
BA 2022, Public Relations & Strategic Communications
Account Coordinator
Agency H5
Chicago, IL
MS 2020, Strategic Communication, PR & Advertising
Partner & Content Marketing Manager
Purdue Research Foundation
West Lafayette, IN
BA 2016, Spanish
Manager, Acquisition - Hub Delivery
Nashville, TN
BA 2015, History
Historic Preservation Administrator
City of South Bend
South Bend, IN
BA 2003, Interior Design
Project Leader
Kohler Company
South Bend, IN
BA 2005, Theater
Manager of Alumni Relations & Special Events
College of Pharmacy, Purdue University
Monticello, IN
BS 1996, Finance & Accounting
Founder & CEO
Parker Dewey
Chicago, IL
MA 2010 & PhD 2014 (Both Communication)
Assoc. Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia
BA, 1991, Communication/Political Science
MBA, 1997, Northwestern University
Former Chairman and CEO of Avantus Federal
Washington, D.C.
BA 2020, Public Relations & Strategic Communication
Sustainment Communications Lead
Lockheed Martin
Ft. Worth, Texas
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