School of Arts and Letters

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Alumni Spotlight

Andrew B. Takami, Class of 2003

Bio Image Andrew B. Takami
Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana
Executive Director of College Advancement

May 2012

Andrew earned his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Speech Communication in 2003 from Indiana University Southeast. His university career included several student leadership positions, culminating with his tenure as Student Government Association President. He later served his alma mater as the Manager of Alumni Affairs & Special Events.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of College Advancement for the Ivy Tech Southern Indiana campus. He has held that position for six years and has achieved remarkable success. He developed and conducted the first Capital Campaign in the history of the campus, surpassing the original fundraising goal of $4 million by raising nearly $4.5 million—to support the construction of the 82,000 square foot Ogle Hall and the renovation of the 96,000 square foot Pfau Hall. He also has led key campus advancement initiatives focused on planned giving, employee giving, and campus development. He secured the largest donation of land in campus history when in 2009 the campus received more than 30 acres that adjoined the original 60 acres that comprised the Sellersburg, Indiana campus at that time.

Andrew continues to seek advanced education to aid in his work. He attended The Fund Raising School at IUPUI where he completed a Certificate in Fundraising Management. Recently, he was accepted into the IU School... View Full Bio

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Community Involvement

Take Music, Theatre, or Art Lessons

IU Southeast Arts Institute
Since its inception in 1996 with grant funding from Indiana University, the Arts Institute has offered quality instruction in the arts for all ages. Private lessons are offered in keyboard, voice, and stringed, brass and wind instruments. Classes in the Suzuki method (violin, viola, cello, and piano), theatre, vocal training and music technology applications are currently available as are art workshops for children 5-12. All classes are non-credit.

Perform in a Musical Ensemble

Ensembles at IU Southeast
In addition to providing a valuable educational experience to our music majors, the ensembles at Indiana University Southeast welcome members of the community in addition to all IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff. Ensembles include the IU Southeast Orchestra, IU Southeast Concert Band, IU Southeast Concert Choir, IU Southeast Community Chorus, and the Commonwealth Brass Band.

Perform in a Play

Theatre Auditions
All students, faculty, staff and members of the southern Indiana and Louisville Metro communities are welcome to audition for productions by the IU Southeast Theatre Department. There are typically two or three mainstage productions each season as well as smaller, student-produced shows throughout the year.