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, Past President
Executive director, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Millicent R. Martin Emery, BAJ’00, President
Special content editor, Palladium Item
Richmond, Indiana
Brian Talbot, BA’85, Vice President 
CEO, Tandem Games

Jared Solow, BA’11, Secretary/Treasurer
Product marketing manager, Comcast Spotlight

Margaret Aprison, BA’11
Analyst, The Boeing Co.
Del Brinkman, MA’63, PhD’71
Dean emeritus, University of Kansas School of Journalism
Dean emeritus, University of Colorado School of Journalism
Bloomington, Indiana
Colin Carter, BA’81
Principal, Mode Project
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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
Carmel, Indiana
Austin Francalancia, BA'09
Independent film producer
Los Angeles
Araceli Gomez-Aldana, BAJ'13
Producer and reporter, WBEZ

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
Anne Kibbler, MA’88 (ex-officio)
Director of communications and media relations, The Media School
Bloomington, Indiana
Jamie Luke, BAJ'96
Content director, Meredith Corp.
New York City
Deva Newman, BA’90
Senior vice president, Brand Creative Group
VH1/MTV Studios (Viacom) 
New York City

Myrna Oliver, BA’64
Reporter, Los Angeles Times (retired)
Los Angeles
Dan Overleese, BA'79
Founder, Overleese & Associates
Orlando, Florida
Thom Patterson, BA'87
Digital journalist
Amy Wimmer Schwarb, BAJ’98 (Ex-Officio)
Editor, NCAA Champion magazine
Jared Solow, BA’11
Product marketing manager, Comcast Spotlight
Greg Sorvig, BA’06
Artistic director
Heartland Film
Brian Talbot, BA'85
Principal partner,
Nashville, Tennessee
Tania Tawil, BA’96
Vice president of client services, Kobie Marketing 
Tampa Bay, Florida 
Nik Traxler, BA'07
Head of production, The Distillery Project
Los Angeles

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