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letter from the Alumni President
Greetings from your Alumni Association.
Time seems to move so much faster now than it
did even a few short years ago.
It seems like I was just penning a letter to you a
few weeks ago closing out 2010 and talking about
how excited we were to be going into 2011 with
the projects we had planned. Now it is already
The Alumni Association is growing stronger each
year and is becoming a very vibrant part of our
We have been working hard to create more
opportunities for our alumni to come together
and stay connected to our alma mater through
activities and events. We have enhanced our
membership value by developing partnerships in
our community.
• We now have discounted membership privileges at the Frazier History Museum
in Louisville, and hosted the IU Southeast Day at the Frazier in February.
• Thanks to the Chancellor and Diane Fuchs, our senior administrative assistant
of Alumni Affairs, we launched the first Victorian Tea at Culbertson West, which
received kudos from those who attended. The second annual tea was held in
• The Day at the Downs was even more fun than the year before, and we will
return to Churchill Downs June 23.
• We had record breaking attendance at our Night at the Bats last summer which
brought more than 300 of our alums and their families together for a great
evening at the ballpark.
• Fall Festival was again a big success, bringing hundreds of folks back on campus.
• The end of 2011 was highlighted by the Chancellor’s Medallion dinner which
generated more than $70,000 for scholarships. Speaking of scholarships, this
year the alumni board approved awarding $10,000 in scholarships to family
members of alumni and to our athletic teams. A very special thanks to the
Chancellor for matching our money with her Medallion Scholarship fund to help
make this possible.
Our Alumni Board is growing and has recently added several new members with
outstanding credentials. If you’re interested in serving, call our alumni office at
(812) 941-2384.
We are excited about what we have planned and where we are headed. I encourage
you to join the alumni association and get involved in moving us forward.
Now, if I can just slow that clock down!
Michael G. Naville
President, IU Southeast Alumni Association
B.A. Political Science, ’73
IU Southeast Alumni Association President
United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana
Managing Partner, Lorch & Naville LLC
IU Southeast Alumni Association Board
Michael Naville, President
John Watkins, Vice President
Courtney Suyeyasu, Secretary
Phyllis Andres, Treasurer
Douglas Bates, Past President
John Crase, M.D.
Ericka Holbert
Rick Lovan
Leah Phillips-Black
Lynn Prinz
Therese Sirles
Nicole Yates
Oneita Phillips, Neal Marshall
Committee Chair
Jennifer Broadus, SAA President
IU Southeast Board of Advisors
Marla Barr
L. Carlene Bottorff
Robert Caesar
Vern Eswine
Steven W. Goodman
Crystal Gunther
Edward Jerdonek
Robert Kleehamer
Renato V. LaRocca
D. Jack Mahuron
Eileen Moore
Michael Naville (IU Southeast Alumni Assoc.)
Phyllis Eichenberger Robinson
Patrick A. Shoulders (IU Trustee Liaison)
Mark D. Shugarman
Sherry Oakes Stem
John Walczak
Doug York
Rosita Young
For any alumni-related questions or
information, please contact:
Jerry Wayne
Vice Chancellor for Alumni
and Community Relations
(812) 941-2384
Diane Fuchs
Administrative Assistant Senior
(812) 941-2384
Office of Alumni and
Community Relations
US 155
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2384