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1940

Donald F. Carmony

Donald F. Carmony
Master of Arts, 1931
History
Doctor of Philosophy, 1940
History
Professor emeritus, Department of History, Indiana University; editor of the Indiana Magazine of History from 1954 to 1975; author of numerous books on Indiana history, including Indiana 1816-1850: The Pioneer Era.
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1942

Meredith N. Runner PhD
Bachelor of Arts, 1937
Zoology
Doctor of Philosophy, 1942
Zoology
Professor Emeritus of Developmental Biology, University of Colorado; recipient of the lifetime achievement award, Cambridge International.

Richard S. Simons
Bachelor of Arts
English
Manager of Richard Clothing Company; writer for the Indianapolis Star magazine; former trustee of the Indiana Historical Society; co-author of Rivers of Indiana and Railroads of Indiana.

Howard S. Wilcox

Howard S. Wilcox
Bachelor of Arts
Journalism
President of Howard S. Wilcox public-relations firm; former president, IU Foundation, and member, Indiana University Board of Trustees; credited with founding the Little 500 bicycle race at Indiana University; helped found the 500 Festival event in Indianapolis.

1943

Robert O’Hearn

Robert O’Hearn
Bachelor of Arts
Speech
Professor Emeritus, music and scenic design, Indiana University School of Music; set designer for more than 80 productions on Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, and the New York City Opera; former professor, Studio and Forum of Stage Design, New York.

1944

Robert Gumbiner, M.D.
Bachelor of Science
Medical Sciences
Chairman, Museum of Latin American Art; founder of FHP International Corporation, the first HMO; former trustee, National Democratic Campaign Committee.

David Hamburg, M.D.

David Hamburg, M.D.
Bachelor of Arts
Anatomy and Physiology
President emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation.
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1945

Andrew Duggan

Andrew Duggan
Bachelor of Arts
Theatre and Drama
Professional actor in movies, television and Broadway; character actor appearing in more than 70 movies and more than 140 television shows, including 77 Sunset Strip, Gunsmoke and Hawaii Five-0.

1947

Joseph C. Muhler DDS

Joseph C. Muhler DDS
Bachelor of Science
Dentistry
Research professor of dental science and director of the Dental Research Institute, Indiana University School of Dentistry; led the team that created the original formula for Crest toothpaste.

1948

J. Keith Mann

J. Keith Mann
Bachelor of Arts
Far Eastern Studies
Professor Emeritus, Stanford Law School; former associate dean for academic affairs and acting dean, Stanford Law School; specialist in labor law and labor arbitration.


Jack L. New
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Adjunct professor of political science, Indiana University; treasurer, State of Indiana; executive secretary to Indiana Governor Matthew Welsh; marketing consultant for American United Life Insurance Company.

1949

Irene Meister PhD
Bachelor of Arts
Linguistics, 1948
Master of Arts
Eastern European Studies, 1949
Principal, Irene Meister and Associates, a multinational consulting firm; internationally recognized expert in international trade; former member, Council of Foreign Relations; Congressional staff member; author; professor; adviser to President Ronald Reagan.

David R. Wagoner

David R. Wagoner
Master of Arts
English
Professor Emeritus of English, University of Washington; poet and former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets; author of 10 novels, including The Escape Artist, later made into a movie.

1950

Rene N. Girard PhD

Rene N. Girard PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
History
Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford University; member, Academie Francaise; literary critic, author and theorist on human behavior, anthropology, theology, psychology, and philosophy.

Walter P. Helmke

Walter P. Helmke
Bachelor of Arts
Government
Partner, Helmke Beams, Attorneys at Law; Former Indiana state senator; former prosecuting attorney, Allen County, Indiana; former member, Indiana Commission for Higher Education; past chairman, Parkview Memorial Hospital.
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Ruth Ann Jordan MD
Bachelor of Arts
Home Economics
Occupational physician; member, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

James D. Watson PhD

James D. Watson PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Zoology
Molecular biologist; won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with two others for discovering the molecular structure of DNA; author; chancellor emeritus of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
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1952

Alan B. Gilman

Alan B. Gilman
Bachelor of Arts
History
Chairman, former president and director, Steak n Shake Co.; private investor; former chairman and CEO of the Abraham & Straus division of Federated Department Stores; life director, Indiana University Foundation.

1953

Robert H. Menke
Bachelor of Arts, 1941
Government
Master of Arts, 1953
Government
Founder, Styline Industries; former state representative, Indiana General Assembly; former president, IU College of Arts and Sciences-Graduate School Alumni Association; board member, IU College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association.

Ralph E. Morrow PhD
Master of Arts, 1948
History
Doctor of Philosophy, 1953
History
University provost, Washington University at St. Louis; former dean of faculty, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and chair of the history department, Washington University at St. Louis.

1954

Walter Noll PhD

Walter Noll PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Mathematics
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University; author of The Non-Linear Field Theories of Mathematics, a standard reference book in its field.


Samuel P. Simmermaker

Samuel P. Simmermaker
Bachelor of Science
Radio and Television
Sports director, White River Broadcasting; inductee, Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame; inductee, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; long-time play-by-play announcer for Columbus high-school basketball games.

Thomas W. Wathen
Bachelor of Arts
Police Administration
Former president and chairman, Pinkertons Inc. private security services; led California Plant Protection from a five-car patrol company to the fourth-largest guard company in the United States.

1955

David V. Hayes

David V. Hayes
Master of Fine Arts
Acclaimed sculptor with works in more than 100 institutional collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.


Harriett J. Inskeep

Harriett J. Inskeep
Bachelor of Arts, 1948
Government
Master of Arts, 1955
Government
First woman to be appointed to the Indiana University Board of Trustees; original member, Friends of Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

1956

James P. Comer MD
Bachelor of Arts
Zoology
Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center; founder of the Comer School Development Program, an educational framework that promotes collaborative efforts to ensure favorable educational outcomes; author of nine books; member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Lyle E. Gramley PhD
Master of Arts, 1952
Economics
Doctor of Philosophy, 1956
Economics
Senior economic adviser, Schwab Washington Research Group; former governor, U.S. Federal Reserve (retired); former member, U.S. Council of Economic Advisers.

Martha A. Tardy

Martha A. Tardy
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology
After an early career with Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Marty's activities have centered on family and extensive volunteer work. She serves on numerous boards in both Chicago and Naples, Florida. Marty works with the IU Foundation's biennial Colloquium for Women, serving as Co-Chair. She served as a member of the College Alumni Board acting as President for 2 years and, since 2004, has been a member of the College of Arts & Sciences' Dean's Advisory Board. Marty is a member of a large IU family counting 14 members from three generations holding IU degrees. In 2010, Marty Tardy received the College's Order of Merit Award honoring her service and philanthropic support.

1957

Ambassador Robert H. Frowick

Ambassador Robert H. Frowick
Bachelor of Arts, 1953
Government
Master of Arts, 1957
Career Foreign Service officer who served the U.S. State Department in the 1990s on several missions in Eastern Europe; he was instrumental in nation-building efforts in states in conflict, including Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia.

David E. Neihaus

David E. Neihaus
Bachelor of Arts
Radio and Television
Play-by-play announcer for the Seattle Mariners baseball team; awarded the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting; twice named Washington Sportscaster of the Year.
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1958

Harvey Feigenbaum MD
Bachelor of Arts
Anatomy and Physiology
Distinguished professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine; a pioneer in the field of echocardiography, a diagnostic test for heart disease; founder and past president of the American Society of Echocardiography; recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Mayo Clinic for his work on echocardiography.
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Charles M. Kimbrough
Bachelor of Arts
Theatre and Drama
Actor on television, stage, and movies; played a newscaster on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown; nominated for a Tony Award in 1971 for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical); movie credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Wedding Planner.

Virgil E. Scudder

Virgil E. Scudder
Bachelor of Arts
Radio and Television
Head, Virgil Scudder and Associates media training firm; media consultant to politicians and CEOs around the world; former news and sports broadcaster for NBC and ABC News.
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1959

Arlene N. Martin
Bachelor of Arts
Telecommunications
Studio singer; performed on numerous records, film soundtracks and advertising jingles; credits include advertisement jingles for Coca-Cola, Jell-O and Mr. Coffee.

Frank P. Popoff D.Sc.
Bachelor of Arts
Chemistry
Director emeritus, Dow Chemical Company; director emeritus, Indiana University Foundation; internationally recognized advocate of sustainable development; former member, President’s Commission on Environmental Quality under President George H.W. Bush.

John W. Ryan PhD

John W. Ryan PhD
Master of Arts, 1958
Government
Doctor of Philosophy, 1959
Government
President Emeritus, Indiana University; former chancellor, State University of New York; former interim president, University of Maryland at Baltimore; former interim president, Florida Atlantic University.

Jeri Taylor

Jeri Taylor
Bachelor of Arts
English
Screenwriter, television producer and director; producer of many episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, writer and producer of episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space 9; co-creator of Star Trek: Voyager.

1960

Gloria Randle Scott PhD

Gloria Randle Scott PhD
Bachelor of Arts, 1959
Zoology
Master of Arts, 1960
Zoology
Owner of G. Randle Services; former president, Bennett College, Greensboro, NC; former president, Girl Scouts USA; board member, Africa University; former research associate, Indiana University Institute for Psychiatric Research.

1961

Thomas I. Atkins
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Civil rights attorney; principal counsel, NAACP, former secretary of communities and development for the State of Massachusetts; first African American elected to the Boston City Council.

Jan Harold Brunvand PhD

Jan Harold Brunvand PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Folklore
Professor Emeritus, University of Utah; fellow and former president of the American Folklore Society; author of a series of books on "urban legends"; considered an originator in analyzing contemporary societal myths with the rigor applied to ancient legends.
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Ernest R. Davidson PhD

Ernest R. Davidson PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Chemistry
Professor of chemistry, University of Washington; professor emeritus of chemistry, Indiana University; researcher in computational quantum chemistry.
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Marty Graber MD
Bachelor of Arts
Medical Science
Volunteer medical missionary, Narok, Kenya; past clinical instructor, Indiana University School of Medicine; past medical director, Indiana chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians; 11 years experience as an emergency physician in Indianapolis.

Joe Hickerson

Joe Hickerson
Master of Arts
Folklore
Performer of American folk music; former director of the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress.
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Guy O. Kornblum

Guy O. Kornblum
Bachelor of Arts
Government
Principal attorney, Guy Kornblum and Associates; author of three books and more than 125 published articles on legal practice; former instructor, Santa Clara University Law School, San Francisco Law School and Hastings College of the Law.
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1962

Elizabeth W. Brewster PhD

Elizabeth W. Brewster PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
English
Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Saskatchewan; author of novels, short stories and poetry; member of the Order of Canada; recipient of the Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
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Stephen F. Cohen
Master of Arts
Government
Professor of Russian studies and history, New York University; member, Council on Foreign Relations; contributing editor, The Nation; author of several books on Russian affairs.

Hon. Ezra H. Friedlander

Hon. Ezra H. Friedlander
Bachelor of Arts
History
Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals; former corporate counsel, Indiana Secretary of State; chair, Indiana Supreme Court’s Commission on Race and Gender Fairness.
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Mansukh C. Wani PhD

Mansukh C. Wani PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Chemistry
Principal scientist, Research Triangle Institute; co-discoverer of two anti-cancer drugs, Taxol and Camptothecin; recipient of the Charles F. Kettering Prize from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.

1963

Jack M. Gill PhD

Jack M. Gill PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Chemistry
Lecturer in dermatology, Harvard Medical School; senior lecturer, Sloan School of Management, MIT; founder and general partner of Vanguard Ventures, a high-tech venture capital firm; president of The Gill Foundation, an education-based philanthropic organization.
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Louis A. Weil III

Louis A. Weil III
Bachelor of Arts
English
Former publisher, TIME magazine; former president and publisher, The Detroit News; former publisher and CEO, Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.; trustee, Thunderbird School of Global Management.

1964

Sue Ellen Errington

Sue Ellen Errington
Bachelor of Arts
Spanish
State Senator, Indiana; former public policy director, Planned Parenthood of Indiana; former Spanish instructor at Ball State University, Anderson University, and Bethany College.
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James R. Polk
Bachelor of Arts
Government
Investigative producer, CNN; former news producer, NBC News; awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for coverage of the Watergate scandal.
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Wendell L. Roelofs PhD

Wendell L. Roelofs PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Chemistry
Liberty Hyde Bailey professor of insect biochemistry, Cornell University; his groundbreaking research in insect chemical communication has earned Roelofs four honorary doctorates (including one from Indiana University), the National Medal of Science, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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John D. Wiley PhD

John D. Wiley PhD
Bachelor of Science
Physics
Chancellor and professor of engineering emeritus, University of Wisconsin; co-founder of the Center for X-Ray Lithography and the Engineering Research Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing.
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1965

Joseph C. Burke PhD

Joseph C. Burke PhD
Master of Arts, 1958
History
Doctor of Philosophy, 1965
History
Acting chancellor, State University of New York; president, State University of New York at Plattsburgh; senior fellow, Rockefeller Institute’s Higher Education Program.

John M. Crowley

John M. Crowley
Bachelor of Arts
English
Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Yale University; author of science-fiction and fantasy novels; documentary-film writer; received Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
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Lawrence H. Einhorn MD

Lawrence H. Einhorn MD
Bachelor of Arts
Chemistry
Distinguished professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine; researcher in cancer, specifically solid tumor oncology.
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David A. Erne

David A. Erne
Bachelor of Arts
Economics
Attorney in business law, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren; volunteer advisor to the prime minister of Republika Srpska, Bosnia; author of Report on the History of the Former Yugoslavia, prepared for the United Nations War Crimes Commission.
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James T. Morris

James T. Morris
Bachelor of Arts
Government
President, Pacers Sports and Entertainment; oversees the business operations of two professional sports teams, the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever; former executive director, United Nations World Food Programme.

Alexander Rabinowitch PhD

Alexander Rabinowitch PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
History
Professor Emeritus of history, Indiana University; expert in Russian history and Soviet-American relations; author of The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd, the second history text by a Western author to be published in the Soviet Union.
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1966

Robert M. Gates PhD

Robert M. Gates PhD
Master of Arts
History
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense under President George W. Bush; former director, Central Intelligence Agency; former member, National Security Council; former president, Texas A&M University.
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Martha S. Hollingsworth

Martha S. Hollingsworth
Bachelor of Arts
Government
Practicing attorney, appellate, insurance and commercial law, Bingham McHale LLP; recipient of the Hon. Paul H. Buchanan Award of Excellence, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007.
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Dan McConnell

Dan McConnell
Bachelor of Arts
English
Senior vice president and managing director, DDB Worldwide Communications; recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Relations Society of America.
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Paul O’Neill

Paul O’Neill
Master of Public Administration
Government
Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President George H.W. Bush; former chairman and CEO of Alcoa Corporation; former chairman, RAND Corporation.


Eugene P. Trani

Eugene P. Trani
Doctor of Philosophy
History
President and professor of history, Virginia Commonwealth University; member, Council on Foreign Relations; has also held academic positions at Southern Illinois University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Wisconsin.
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1967

Daniel B. Denning

Daniel B. Denning
Bachelor of Arts
Government
Deupty director, Indiana Office of Energy and Defense Development; former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Training, Readiness, and Mobilization, U.S. Army.

Thomas E Elyea
Bachelor of Arts
Mathematics
Investments advisor, Summit Consultants, Inc.; trustee, Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Bienvenido Lumbera PhD

Bienvenido Lumbera PhD
Master of Arts, 1960
Comparative Literature
Doctor of Philosophy, 1967
Comparative Literature
Philippine poet and literary critic; professor of English in the School of Humanities of the Ateneo de Manila University; named a National Artist for Literature of the Philippines.
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Janet S. Smith
Bachelor of Arts
English
Founder of JSSmith Consulting, a consulting firm focusing on international freight transportation technology.

1968

Hon. John G. Baker

Hon. John G. Baker
Bachelor of Arts
History
Chief judge, Indiana Court of Appeals; former partner, Baker Barnhart and Andrews; adjunct professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs; adjunct professor, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.
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Edward Boehne
Master of Arts, 1967
Economics
Doctor of Philosophy, 1968
Economics
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (retired); director, Toll Brothers, Inc.; director, Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc.
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Edwin C. Marshall OD

Edwin C. Marshall OD
Bachelor of Arts
Zoology
Vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs, Indiana University; professor of optometry, Indiana University School of Optometry; adjunct professor of public health, Indiana University School of Medicine; former associate dean for academic affairs and student administration, Indiana University School of Optometry.
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1969

Mary E. Walshok

Mary E. Walshok
Master of Arts, 1967
Sociology
Doctor of Philosophy, 1969
Sociology
Associate vice chancellor for public programs, dean for university extension and adjunct professor of sociology, University of California-San Diego; visiting professor, Stockholm School of Economics; author and consultant on economic development and entrepreneurism.
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1970

Maj. Gen. Charles D. Bussey

Maj. Gen. Charles D. Bussey
Master of Arts
Journalism
Chief of public affairs, U.S. Army; deputy chief of staff for personnel for the U.S. Army Materiel Command; adjunct faculty member, University of Maryland College of Journalism; during his military service, he was awarded the Air Medal, two awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Legion of Merit, and two awards of the Bronze Star.

Donald M. Fehr

Donald M. Fehr
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association; led players’ union through 1994 baseball strike, and serves as chief negotiator in collective bargaining with baseball team owners.
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James H. Fetzer PhD

James H. Fetzer PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
History and Philosophy of Science
Distinguished McKnight University professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; author of more than 20 books on philosophy of science and the theoretical foundations of computer science.
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James D. Grant

James D. Grant
Bachelor of Arts
Economics
Financial analyst, commentator, and author; has made frequent appearances on PBS’ Wall Street Week, CBS’ 60 Minutes, and other current-affairs television programs; editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a news journal on financial markets.
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John R. Hayes MD

John R. Hayes, MD
Bachelor of Arts
Zoology
Vice President, Lilly Research Laboratories and Global PlatformTeam Leader, Lilly Neuroscience, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis.


W. Paul Helmke, Jr.

W. Paul Helmke, Jr.
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
President/CEO, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; of counsel, Helmke Beams, Attorneys at Law; director of government relations, SentryPoints LLC; former mayor, Fort Wayne, Indiana; past president, U.S. Conference of Mayors.
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Kevin D. Kline

Kevin D. Kline
Bachelor of Arts
Speech and Theatre
Professional actor on film and stage; films include Sophie’s Choice, The Big Chill, Dave, and Definitely, Maybe; theatre experience includes turns on Broadway productions of Hamlet, The Seagull, and Cyrano de Bergerac.
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Stephen Macht PhD

Stephen Macht PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Theatre and Drama
Professional actor on television, film and stage; credits include appearances in Cagney and Lacey, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and General Hospital.
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J. William Whitaker MD

J. William Whitaker MD
Bachelor of Arts
Zoology
Cardiologist; clinical associate professor, Department of Medicine, Indiana University; vice-chairman, Cardinal Health Alliance.


1971

Angelo J. Pizzo

Angelo J. Pizzo
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Hollywood screenwriter and producer; credits include Hoosiers, Rudy, and The Greatest Game of Their Lives.
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Phil Ponce

Phil Ponce
Bachelor of Arts
English
Professor of journalism, Loyola University Chicago; host of the television newsmagazine Chicago Tonight; former supporting anchor on the PBS newsmagazine The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
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Hon. Clarine C. Riddle

Hon. Clarine C. Riddle
Bachelor of Arts
Mathematics
Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman; former Connecticut Superior Court judge; former attorney general, State of Connecticut.


1972

Elizabeth A. Baltz

Elizabeth A. Baltz
Bachelor of Arts
Fine Arts
Financial services consultant; former senior vice president, MasterCard International.


Kathryn R. Booth

Kathryn R. Booth
Bachelor of Arts
Fine Arts
Senior managing director and director of global equity research, Bear Sterns & Co.


J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr. PhD
Master of Arts, 1970
Economics
Doctor of Philosophy, 1972
Economics
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (retired); director, Owens & Minor; director, Albermarle Corp.; director, Market Corp.; director, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
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J. Bart Culver

J. Bart Culver
Bachelor of Science
Biology
Founder and owner of Bart’s Water Sports, a retail, mail-order and online sports-equipment company.
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Charles O. McCormick, III, MD

Charles O. McCormick, III, MD
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Sciences
Ophthalmologist; co-founder of the Indiana Eye Clinic; created the McCormick Science Grant for basic science research at Indiana University
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M. Jane Pauley

M. Jane Pauley
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Television journalist; co-host of NBC’s Today show in the 1970s and 80s; deputy anchor for the NBC Nightly News; co-host of Dateline NBC.
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Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson Jr. MD

Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson Jr. MD
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy; Surgeon-General of the U.S. Navy; director of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Navy.
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1973

Robert L. Bringhurst

Robert L. Bringhurst
Bachelor of Arts
Independent Learning
Author, poet, typographer, and professor of literature and art history; author of the graphic-design reference book The Elements of Typographical Style.
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John H. Cornwell
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Sciences
Founder and CEO of Cornwell Corporation, information-management company and supplier of medical histology equipment.

Charles K. Crabb

Charles K. Crabb
Bachelor of Arts
History
Assistant athletic director, Indiana University; competition producer for track and field, 1996 Olympics; long-time public address announcer for Indiana University Athletics.
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Sandra L. Eisert

Sandra L. Eisert
Bachelor of Arts
Journalism
Photography and design consultant; former director of graphics, MSNBC; former design director and senior graphics editor, San Jose Mercury News; picture editor, Washington Post and Louisville Courier Journal and Times; art director, WEST magazine.

Steve A. Oldham
Bachelor of Arts
Economics and Political Science
Vice president, general counsel and secretary, Roche Diagnostics Corp.

Deborah B. Pettry Ph.D.

Deborah B. Pettry Ph.D.
Bachelor of Arts
Religious Studies
Leadership development consultant; president of Associates for Creative Leadership.
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Michael E. Uslan

Michael E. Uslan
Bachelor of Arts
History
Hollywood writer and producer; credits include producing the Batman series of films (1980s-2000s); winner of Daytime Emmy award for producing Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
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1974

Howard Ashman

Howard Ashman
Master of Arts
Theatre and Drama
Playwright and music lyricist; won two Academy Awards and two Grammy Awards for his songs, co-written with Alan Menken, in the movies The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
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Lance E. de Masi

Lance E. de Masi
Master of Arts
Spanish
President, chief academic officer, and assistant professor of marketing communications, American University in Dubai; former executive vice president/COO, IMPACT/BBDO Advertising.

Claire L. Gaudiani PhD

Claire L. Gaudiani PhD
Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy
French
Author, professor, and director of the graduate program in philanthropic studies at the Heyman Center for Philanthropy at New York University; former president, Connecticut College; former research scholar, Yale Law School.
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William F. Shortz

William F. Shortz
Bachelor of Arts
Independent Learning
Word puzzle creator and puzzle historian; crossword editor for The New York Times since 1993; contributor to NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.
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Nancy L. Snyderman MD

Nancy L. Snyderman MD
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Sciences
Physician and television medical journalist; chief medical editor for NBC News.
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William H. Wiggins Jr. PhD

William H. Wiggins Jr. PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Folklore
Professor Emeritus of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Folklore, Indiana University; author of several books on African American history; producer of two documentary films on folklore; former chair or interim director of the Office of Afro-Americana Affairs, the Department of Afro-American Studies, and the FASE Mentoring Program, Indiana University.
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1975

James R. Carpenter
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Sciences
President and CEO, Wild Birds Unlimited, a retail chain selling bird-related products; WBU is based in Carmel, Indiana, and has more than 300 stores across the country.
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Stephen R. Patton

Stephen R. Patton
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Attorney in commercial law; lead counsel in numerous high-profile contract, antitrust and product liability cases.
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W. William Weeks

W. William Weeks
Bachelor of Arts
History
Adjunct professor of law and director of the Conservation Law Clinic, Indiana University; former vice president, chief operating officer, and executive vice president of the Nature Conservancy; author of Beyond the Ark: Tools for an Ecosystem Approach to Conservation.
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1976

Thomas J. Buck

Thomas J. Buck
Bachelor of Arts
Economics
Senior vice president for investments, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.; selected by Barron’s as one of America’s Top 100 brokers.
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William S. Dalton PhD, MD

William S. Dalton PhD, MD
Doctor of Philosophy
Toxicology
Physician, CEO, and director of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL; founding director of the bone marrow transplant program at the University of Arizona; former dean of College of Medicine at the University of Arizona at Tucson.
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Riccardo Giovanelli

Riccardo Giovanelli PhD
Master of Arts, 1971
Astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy, 1976
Astronomy
Professor of astronomy, Cornell University; observational cosmologist; co-discoverer of the first protogalaxy; project director for the Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope project in northern Chile; co-recipient of the 1989 Henry Draper Medal, National Academy of Sciences.
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John R. Gregg

John R. Gregg
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Attorney; former state representative and Speaker of the House of the Indiana House of Representatives.


Robert N. Proctor PhD

Robert N. Proctor PhD
Bachelor of Science
Biological Sciences
Professor of the History of Science, Stanford University.
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Kumble R. Subbawamy PhD

Kumble R. Subbawamy PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Physics
Provost, University of Kentucky; former dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University; former professor and department chairman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky.
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Paul C. Tash

Paul C. Tash
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Chairman, CEO, and editor of the St. Petersburg (FL) Times newspaper.
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1977

Barry Jean Ancelet PhD

Barry Jean Ancelet PhD
Master of Arts
Folklore
Professor of French and research fellow at the Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; author and researcher in French Cajun culture; named Chevalier of the Palmes Academiques (France).
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Sue DeWine PhD

Sue DeWine PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Speech Communication
President, Hanover College; former provost, Marietta (OH) College; former professor, organizational communication, Ohio University.
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Howard R. Elliott, Jr.

Howard R. Elliott, Jr.
Bachelor of Arts
Forensic Studies and English
Vice president, public safety and environment, CSX Corporation.


Margarita D. Gagliardi

Margarita D. Gagliardi
Bachelor of Arts
Geography
Senior vice president and deputy manager, National Transportation Group, STV Inc. (a planning, architectural, design and construction management firm).
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Bruce Gingles

Bruce Gingles
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Sciences
Vice president and global business unit leader, Critical Care Division, Cook Medical.
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Donald R. Knauss

Donald R. Knauss
Bachelor of Arts
History
Chairman and CEO, The Clorox Company; former president and CEO of Coca-Cola North America.
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Daniel P. O’Connor
Bachelor of Science
Biological Sciences
Vice president, JP Morgan Chase Investment Management; former vice president and portfolio manager for JP Morgan Investment Management.

Lorna Schofield

Lorna Schofield
Bachelor of Arts
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City; She has been named a Super Lawyer for five years in a row by Super Lawyers magazine*.
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H. Michael Shepard MD

H. Michael Shepard MD
Doctor of Philosophy
Biology
Physician and cancer researcher; founder, president and CSO of Receptor BioLogix, a biopharmaceutical company.

Dan Stein

Dan Stein
Bachelor of Arts
Economics and French
President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform; former executive director, Immigration Reform Law Institute.


1978

Greg Ballard

Greg Ballard
Bachelor of Arts
Economics
Mayor of Indianapolis (2007-); lieutenant colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.).
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Martha P. Haynes PhD

Martha P. Haynes PhD
Master of Arts, 1975
Astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy, 1978
Astronomy
Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University; observational cosmologist; U.S. representative, International Gemini Board; co-recipient of the 1989 Henry Draper Medal, National Academy of Sciences.
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Patricia Kalember

Patricia Kalember
Bachelor of Arts
Theatre and Drama
Television and movie actress; credits include Kay O’Brien, Thirtysomething, Sisters, Signs, and Law & Order.
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Harley G. Lappin

Harley G. Lappin
Bachelor of Arts
Forensic Studies
Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons; member, American Correctional Association’s standards committee; awarded the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive.
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David L. Morley

David L. Morley
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Sciences
Private investor; former chairman, Dazor Manufacturing Company; former senior vice president and chief strategist for Monsanto Corp.; chair of Parents As Teachers, an international early-childhood parent education and family support program.


1979

Richard DiMarchi PhD

Richard DiMarchi PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Biochemistry
Professor of chemistry and Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, Indiana University; co-founder and board chairman of the biopharmaceutical firm Ambrx, Inc.
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Nancy E. Carpenter
Bachelor of Arts
Biological Sciences
Vice president and director of event planning, Wild Birds Unlimited, a retail chain selling bird-related products; WBU is based in Carmel, Indiana, and has more than 300 stores across the country.
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1980

Anthony R. DeCurtis PhD

Anthony R. DeCurtis PhD
Master of Arts
English
Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania; author and researcher in American popular music; winner of Grammy Award for Best Liner Notes, 1989.
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Francis A. Violi

Francis A. Violi
Bachelor of Arts
Economics
President of Butterfield Foods, a private-label custom food manufacturing firm.
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1981

G. Frederick Glass

G. Frederick Glass
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Director of intercollegiate athletics, Indiana University; attorney, Baker and Daniels law firm; former president, Marion County Capital Improvement Board of Managers; former chief of staff to Indiana Governor Evan Bayh.

1982

Connie Dieken

Connie Dieken
Bachelor of Arts
Telecommunications
President and founder, On Point Communication; former news broadcaster at television stations in Nashville, Cleveland and New York; inductee, Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
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Bruce K. Hetrick

Bruce K. Hetrick
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and English
Chairman and CEO of the Indianapolis-based public-relations firm Hetrick Communications.


Carolyn J. Reidy

Carolyn J. Reidy
Master of Arts, 1974
English
Doctor of Philosophy, 1982
English
President and CEO, Simon and Schuster Publishing; oversees all divisions of the company, including the Simon and Schuster Adult Publishing Group, Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon and Schuster Audio, Simon and Schuster Digital, and several international divisions.
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Jill Bolte Taylor PhD

Jill Bolte Taylor PhD
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology
Consulting neuroanatomist, Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute; adjunct professor of neuroanatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine; author of My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, a memoir on her experience of stroke; national spokesperson, Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center.
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Lori A. Torres

Lori A. Torres
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and Telecommunications
Commissioner, Indiana Department of Labor; partner, Smart Kessler and Torres.


1983

Alan Bercovitz MD

Alan Bercovitz MD
Bachelor of Arts
Biology
Private family practitioner; named the 2007 Family Physician of the Year by the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians; teacher, St. Vincent Family Medicine Clinic.


Sara Goodyear PhD

Sara Goodyear PhD
Master of Arts, 1980
English
Doctor of Philosophy, 1983
English
Senior research scholar and lecturer of English, Yale University; founding editor, The Yale Journal of Criticism.
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Kathleen M. Stine

Kathleen M. Stine
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology
Editor-in-chief and co-publisher, Mystery Scene magazine.


1984

Lynn A. Berry

Lynn A. Berry
Master of Arts
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Former editor, The Moscow Times.


Dan Peterson

Dan Peterson
Bachelor of Science
Biology
Vice president for industry and government affairs, Cook Incorporated; member, Industry Trade Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce; former chair, Indiana Health Industry Forum board of directors.

Steve Sanders

Steve Sanders
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Attorney, Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw; handles appellate and civil litigation in the fields of telecommunications and higher education administration; former assistant dean, Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences.
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1986

Paul J. Caine

Paul J. Caine
Bachelor of Arts
Telecommunications
President and group publisher, Style and Entertainment Group, Time Incorporated; former publisher, People, Teen People and Entertainment Weekly.


Thomas P. Dooley PhD

Thomas P. Dooley PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Chief Scientific Officer MediQuest Therapeutics, Inc.
Endowed chair and director of molecular pharmacology, Southern Research Institute; founder and CEO, IntegriDerm Inc. and ALtruis LLC; founder and president of Path Clearer Ministries.

Brian P. Stack

Brian P. Stack
Bachelor of Arts
Telecommunications
Writer, actor and comedian; writer and actor on the NBC television program Late Night with Conan O’Brien.


1987

Kurt D. Kress

Kurt D. Kress
Bachelor of Science
Home Economics
Hat designer for Nine West; former hat designer for Liz Claiborne.


Isiah L. Thomas III

Isiah L. Thomas III
Bachelor of Arts
Criminal Justice
Head coach and president of basketball operations, New York Knicks; former head coach, Indiana Pacers; former professional basketball player, Detroit Pistons.
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Ann M. Waren

Ann M. Waren
Bachelor of Arts
History
Vice president and trust officer, Salin Bank & Trust.


1988

Tracy L. Lawhon

Tracy L. Lawhon
Bachelor of Science
Microbiology
Vice president, Regulatory Affairs and Development Operations, Tragara Pharmaceuticals; former executive director for project management, Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
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Jonathan Weinzapel

Jonathan Weinzapel
Bachelor of Arts
Chemistry
Mayor of Evansville, Indiana

1989

Matthew W. Ferguson

Matthew W. Ferguson
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and History
President and CEO, CareerBuilder, LLC; former senior vice president of business, Headhunter.net; former practicing attorney, Baker & McKenzie.
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Stephanie A. Gattman

Stephanie A. Gattman
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Assistant managing editor for news, Elkhart Truth newspaper; former editorial page editor, Elkhart Truth.
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John Papageorge

John Papageorge
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology and Political Science
Attorney, Taft Stettinius and Hollister; trial lawyer frequently representing clients in complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, and personal injury matters; former chair, Litigation Section, Indiana State Bar Association.
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Jefferson S. Shreve
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Founder of Storage Express, operating more than 60 self-storage properties in five states; partner in Federated Farming, an agribusiness company.

1990

James B. Bullard PhD

James B. Bullard PhD
Master of Arts, 1987
Economics
Doctor of Philosophy, 1990
Economics
President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; former deputy director of research for monetary analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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Bruce M. Conforth PhD

Bruce M. Conforth PhD
Master of Arts, 1984
Folklore
Doctor of Philosophy, 1990
Folklore
Professor of American culture, University of Michigan; first curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; former director, Indiana University Archives.
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J. Thomas Forbes

J. Thomas Forbes
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Executive director of the Indiana University Alumni Association
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Kristen M. Jones

Kristen M. Jones
Bachelor of Arts
French
Vice president, Indiana Health Industry Forum.


Scott Schuman

Scott Schuman
Bachelor of Science
Apparel Merchandising
Director of men’s fashion at Bergdorf Goodman; creator of "The Sartorialist" blog, a fashion-oriented blog popular in the industry.
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1991

Joseph F. Buck

Joseph F. Buck
Bachelor of Arts
English
Sports broadcaster with the FOX Television Network; has called the play-by-play announcing for the Super Bowl, World Series, National Football League games, and Major League Baseball games.


Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot
Bachelor of Arts
Fine Arts
Author of more than 50 novels for adults, young adults and teens; several of her works have been made into movies, including The Princess Diaries, a 2001 film directed by Garry Marshall.
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Nancy S. Labiner

Nancy S. Labiner
Bachelor of Arts
French and History of Art
Vice president for human resources in the investment research division at Goldman Sachs & Co.


Sue Nagle

Sue Nagle
Bachelor of Arts
Telecommunications, minor in Comparative Literature
President, HBO Entertainment

Sue Naegle was named president, HBO Entertainment, for Home Box Office, in April 2008. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing all original series programming and specials for the network.

Before joining HBO, Naegle was a partner and co-head of the television department at United Talent Agency. She became the youngest agent ever to make partner (at age 29), and in this role co-ran the television department and managed the training program. Naegle represented and developed close relationships with many notable writers and producers. She also oversaw the packaging of many successful television series such as HBO's Six Feet Under and True Blood. Since coming to HBO, Naegle has overseen the production of such series as Hung, Bored to Death, How To Make It In America, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and the upcoming Luck, Enlightened, Veep and Girls.

Naegle's philanthropic endeavors include working with Girls, Inc., a national non-profit organization for which she was honored for her efforts in supporting and educating millions of American girls. She has been named one of Hollywood Reporter's "Women in Entertainment" Power List for the past several years. Additionally, she is on the board of One Kid, One World, an organization that helps children in poverty-stricken areas of the world, and serves on the board of The Alliance for Children's Rights, which provides free legal services and advocacy to protect the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth. Also Naegle is on the advisory Board for the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute.

1992

Glenn B. Hieshima PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Geology
Strategic planning advisor, ExxonMobil Exploration Company.


Nathan J. Feltman

Nathan J. Feltman
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana; chief executive officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation; former partner, Ice Miller.
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1993

Dave C. Coverly

Dave C. Coverly
Master of Arts
English
Cartoonist; his syndicated cartoon strip Speed Bump appears in more than 250 newspapers worldwide.


1994

Darin L. Messer

Darin L. Messer
Bachelor of Arts
Speech Communication
Professional sales representative, Reliant Pharmaceuticals.


1996

Rev. Lisa Marchal
Bachelor of Arts
Speech Communication and French
Minister, United Methodist Church; global grassroots associate, RESULTS Educational Fund.

William V. West

William V. West
Bachelor of Arts
Computer Science
Founder and president of Option Six Inc., formerly managing director of the online-education development center for UNext.com; named entrepreneur of the year by the Indiana Small Business Development Center.
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1998

Carolyn K. Ducey

Carolyn K. Ducey
Master of Arts
Art History
Curator of collections, International Quilt Study Center and Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


2003

Charles Beeker

Charles Beeker
Bachelor of Arts, 1975
Biological Sciences
Master of Arts, 2003
Anthropology
Director of the Indiana University Office of Underwater Science and Educational Resources; discoverer, explorer and conservator of ocean shipwrecks around the world.
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