Alumni Association

What we do

In addition to helping shape alumni programming and community development, our board advises the school on a variety of issues.

Our mission

Our mission is to support the school in its continued pursuit of excellence by enhancing the academic experience for students and strengthening relationships with alumni by:

  • Advising the dean on developments in the field that can help shape curriculum.
  • Creating and providing effective programming for alumni, including awards programs.
  • Mentoring students and assisting the school’s recruitment efforts.
  • Furthering the social and charitable interests of the school and its graduates.

How to join

The first step is to join the IU Alumni Association. If you received 15 credit hours from The Media School or one of its predecessors, you are automatically eligible for membership to our organization after you pay your IUAA dues.

To become a member of the board, you must be nominated.

Nominate yourself or someone else for board membership

Meet the board

Andy Hall, BA’82, President
Executive director, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Millicent R. Martin Emery, BAJ’00, Vice President
Special content editor, Palladium Item
Richmond, Indiana
Brian Talbot, BA’85, Secretary/Treasurer
CEO, Tandem Games
Nashville
Lisa D. Lenoir, BA’89, Past President
Assistant professor of fashion communication, Stephens College
Columbia, Missouri

Margaret Aprison, BA’11
Analyst, The Boeing Co.
Chicago
Brooke Barnett, MA’95, PhD’01
Associate provost for inclusive community, professor of communications
Elon University
Burlington, North Carolina
Del Brinkman, MA’63, PhD’71
Dean emeritus, University of Kansas School of Journalism
Dean emeritus, University of Colorado School of Journalism
Bloomington, Indiana
Larry Buchanan, BAJ’11
Graphics editor, The New York Times
Brooklyn, New York
Brian Carroll, BA’95
Senior vice president for television/new media, LPGA
Jacksonville, Florida
Colin Carter, BA’81
Principal, Mode Project
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Philip Chang, BS’03, AC’03
Co-founder, Carbon
Chicago
Michele DeSelms, BA’89
Television host/voiceover talent
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mary Martha Dietz, BA’52
Publicity director, Hilton Hotels (retired)
Bloomington, Indiana
Zach Dobson, BAJ’04
Photojournalist
Carmel, Indiana

Andrea Hanis, BA’91
Editor, Blue Sky Innovation, Chicago Tribune
Chicago
Emily Harrison, BA’01 (Ex-Officio)
Director of development and alumni relations, The Media School
Bloomington, Indiana
Elise Jaffe, BA’99
Founder/executive producer, Big Teeth Productions
Chicago
Anne Kibbler, MA’88 (Ex-Officio)
Director of communications and media relations, The Media School
Bloomington, Indiana
Crystal Livers-Powers, BA’96
Communications strategist, Crystal Clear Communications
Brownsburg, Indiana
Lindsay Lyon, BAJ’06
Public relations coordinator, IU Health
Indianapolis
Deva Newman, BA’90
Senior vice president and creative director, Brand Creative Group, TV Land/Nick at Nite
New Jersey

Myrna Oliver, BA’64
Reporter, Los Angeles Times (retired)
Los Angeles
Samuel Riche, BAJ’01
Visual media coordinator, IU Health Learning Solutions
Greenwood, Indiana
Amy Wimmer Schwarb, BAJ’98 (Ex-Officio)
Editor, NCAA Champion magazine
Indianapolis
Jared Solow, BA’11
Client solution analyst, Spotlight 360
Indianapolis
Greg Sorvig, BA’06
Director of film programming and marketing, Heartland Film Festival
Indianapolis
Marty Steffens, BA’78
Society of American Business Editors and Writers chair, University of Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, Missouri
Brian Talbot, BA'85
Principal partner, TheValueCMO.com
Nashville, Tennessee
Tania Tawil, BA’96
Vice president of partner development, Vibes
Chicago
Jeff Vrabel, BAJ’97
App store writer, Apple
Cupertino, California

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