class notes
Mike Naville, B.A. ’73
was named an IU
Southeast 2012 Chancellor’s Medallion
Award Recipient.
John Watkins, B. S. ’79, M.L.S. ’08
received the 2012 Rose Award for
volunteerism at Frazier History Museum.
Tony Bennett, M.S. ’88
was named
Education Commissioner for the state of
Wendy Dant Chesser, B.S. ’91
named President and CEO of One Southern Indiana.
Micah Easley, B.A. ’98
is an Education and Training
Technician for the Air Force in Niagara Falls, NY.
Ed Clere, B.A. ’99
joined the Compass Realtors Indiana
Leah Phillips-Black, B.S. ’90
was named to the American
Board of Neuroscience Nursing as a Trustee.
Beth Keeney, B.A. ’02, M.B.A. ’07
was promoted to VP of
Development and Grants at LifeSpring, Inc.
Aaron McKinney, B.S. ’06
was named Vice President –
Business Services Officer for Your Community Bank.
Brad Stith, M.S. ’06
Elizabeth Horrall, B.S. ’07
announced their engagement on Oct. 24, 2012. The wedding
will be April 13, 2013.
Harrison Hays, B.A. ’07
was hired by Re/Max Results as a
Christopher William Bell, B.A. ’08
and Jennifer Lynn
Fessel, M.S. ’08, were married on Oct. 20, 2012.
Maria Unruh Wheatley, B.A. ’09
was nominated as a
Stylemaker and featured in an article in the
in fall 2012.
Kelci Lasha Cox, B.S. ’11
and Rettig Spencer Griswold
announced their engagement on Oct. 26, 2012. The
wedding was Nov. 3, 2012.
Kristina Carpenter, B.A. ’11
was hired in Social Media
Marketing at Now Sourcing.
Jennifer Evans, B.A. ’11
was hired in administration at
Presbyterian Church USA.
Amanda Mattingly, B.A. ’11
was named Marketing and
Event Coordinator at ARGI Financial.
Rachael Webb, B.A. ’12
was hired in Social Media
Marketing at Elbow Grease.
Lauren Becher, B.A. ’12
is a Campus Recruiter for
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.
Kelsey Deckard, B.A. ’12
is the Community Relations and
Stewardship Coordinator for GuradiaCare Services.
Natalie Dedas, B.A. ’12
is the Event Coordinator at Frasier
James Isaacs, B.A. ’12
works in the Accounts Department
at Doe Anderson.
Joseph Jones, B.A. ’12
is the Assistant Manager at
Lyndsay Kimmick, B.A. ’12
is employed in marketing at
OTT Communications.
Josh Kornberg, B.A. ’12
was named Community
Engagement Coordinator at Volunteers of America.
Christina Stone, B.A. ’12
is employed in marketing at
ARGI Financial
John Watkins
Former Board of Advisor member launches history website
Southern Indiana native Ernest W. “Bill” Smith, IU B.A. ’59, J.D. ’67, has put his research into Floyd County’s namesake to good use.
A former member of IU Southeast’s first Board of Advisors from 1972-80, Smith has launched
, a website highlighting
the biography and history of Davis Floyd, Floyd County’s namesake and first circuit court judge.
Smith has traveled around the state lecturing on the Floyd family, including a visit to Lafayette, Ind., to share the story of “Floyds Who
Fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe” during the 2011 commemoration of the battle. He also spoke at the 44th annual meeting of the Lewis
and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in Clarksville on “Fabulous Floyds, Pryors, and Tuleys” in August 2012.
Smith was an IU Southeast McMurray Fellow in 1991. He practiced law in Jeffersonville for 42 years. He and his wife, Janet, established the
Ernest A. Smith Band Scholarship in honor of his father. The scholarship is for an IU Southeast student graduating from Jeffersonville High
School who played in the band or orchestra. Smith’s father was the director of the Jeffersonville High School Band from 1929-1941.
Smith and his wife moved from New Albany to The Villages in Florida in 2011.
Mike Naville