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died November 12, 2023, after a long illness. He was a Professor of Instruction at the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas and a Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton.

died on Oct. 7, 2023 at exactly 84 years old. 

Orwig served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the establishment of the Berlin Wall before returning to the U.S. and earning a bachelor's degree in radio & television journalism from IU in 1966. His early career was in professional basketball management, starting as the assistant manager of the Indiana Pacers. He worked as the general manager of the Utah Stars before going to work for a decade in television sportcasting for national affiliates in Salt Lake City, San Diego, and San Francisco. 

Orwig also worked as a broker for high-end real estate develops until he retired in 2009. He loved nature, was an avid skier, golfer, and sailor, and was a television sports enthusiast. He was also a true animal lover. 

passed away on Sept. 27, 2023. 

Rossman was a loving family member, an enthusiastic educator, and an incredible friend. She graduated from Harvard College in 2006 and earned a master of fine arts in film studies at Boston University. She went on to receive her doctorate degree in communication and culture at IU. 

Rossman taught college courses at Boston University, IU, and Butler University as a teaching fellow. She became an assistant professor of communications at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, where she did academic work on fandom, media, and gender and shared her research with the academic world through publishing and presentations. 

died July 13, 2023. 

Schneider graduated from IU with a bachelors in journalism. She went on to receive a master's degree in psychology from Boston University. She was one of the last people to interview Janis Joplin. Schneider worked as a school counselor for Grant Wood Area Education Agency for over 30 years, where she worked with children of all ages. 

died on June 22, 2023.

Dean earned a degree in journalism from Indiana University, where she was an editor at the Indiana Daily Student. She had a passion in teaching and learning, earning a master's degree in education and teaching at Crown Point High School and Elkhart Memorial High School. She served as a newspaper, magazine, and yearbook advisor at both schools and was honored as Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Indiana High School Press Association. She was also named Elkhart Teacher of the Year twice. 

Dean was appointed to the Elkhart Public Library Board, where she served for 13 years as president. She was the past president of the Four Arts Club. She was an Sunday School teacher and active member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. During retirement, she mentored students in local schools. 

died May 5, 2021.

Cumberland earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from IU, where she also met her husband. She also earned a master's in library science from Ball State and worked for the Anderson Public Library for most of her career. After retiring and moving to Colorado, she worked part time for the Highlands Ranch Library to continue to share her love of books. She and her husband, Richard, were founding members of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch.

Cumberland was active in the League of Women Voters, Girl Scouts of America and the Indiana Literacy Council.

died on Jan. 27, 2023. He had completed his bachelor degree in journalism and English in 1984 at Indiana University and received his master degree from IUPUI in 1993. He begn his music ministry at age 12 and was a member of various churches. Most recently he was deacon at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mark had over 30 years of leadership involvement with healthcare and business and served as the Texas Tech University in Instructional Technology assistant professor for over nine years, in which he was an executive with TTU Physicians and School of Health Professionals Speech and Hearing Clinic.

was 93 when he died Dec. 3, 2015. He was a longtime Courier-Journal Indianapolis bureau chief, covering politics national politics and elections, the Indiana Statehouse and Southern Indiana news. He also wrote a political column for years before retiring in 1984. Englehart was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1987 and was the first president of the IU Journalism Alumni Association.

died April 16, 2021. He was 40.

He served as the first full-time Muslim life coordinator and chaplain at Princeton University.

Raised in Indiana, he earned a degree in journalism and political science from IU. He was president and senior advisor of the Muslim Students Association. Following graduation, he was a freelance journalist and an Islamic affairs analyst for BBC Radio. He graduated from Hartford Theological Seminary, was profiled in the PBS documentary series “The Calling” and lectured and wrote on Islam, Muslim culture and Muslim-Western relations.

Jeffrey Scott Vollmer was 51 when he died Jan. 9, 2021.

He was a member of Beta Theta Pi at IU.

He pursued a career in wealth management, eventually founding Hyde Park Wealth Management in 2009. He created a monthly newsletter and had numerous articles published.

died Dec. 22, 2017. At 17 years old, Broide arrived at IU shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor, which had a significant impact on the trajectory of his education, as he details in a memory honoring the former School of Journalism’s centennial. Broide got involved with the Indiana Daily Student as a freshman, working his way up to editor-in-chief of the paper.

His studies were temporarily interrupted as he was drafted to the war, where he worked as a war correspondent. He returned a decorated combat veteran, having earned silver and bronze stars for his combat reporting. After graduating in 1947, he was a political writer and TV newscaster for Scripps Howard in Evansville, Indiana. He later moved to Washington, D.C., to work as a campaign manager and aide for Sen. Vance Hartke of Indiana. After 10 years as a public affairs consultant, he returned to Capitol Hill as chief of staff of the House Budget Committee. His wife, Gloria Goldsholl Broide, ’47, also was a journalism student. She died in November 2009.

died March 26 in Sarasota, Florida. He was co-founder of the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club, a Kappa Alpha Psi life member and president and founder of the Center for Leadership Development in Indianapolis.

Bundles is believed to have been the first black student to earn a degree from the IU School of Journalism.

After serving as a photographer and reporter in the Navy during World War II following graduation, he became a circulation manager and learned the business side of journalism while mentoring the young students who delivered papers.

He worked as the sales and advertising manager for the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company before serving as CEO of Summit Laboratories from 1962-1972.

As president and founder of the Center for Leadership Development in Indianapolis from 1977 to 2000, he prepared youth of color for futures in business and community leadership. When Bundles retired in 2000, the CLD had mentored more than 5,000 central Indiana students.

Bundles also served as director of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, was a founding director of Midwest National Bank and served as a festival director for the Indianapolis 500 and chairman of the Indianapolis Business Development Foundation.  

longtime academic advisor in the former School of Journalism, died March 17, 2017. Sinn also worked as a recorder in the College of Arts & Sciences. She retired in 1988.

died March 4, 2019, at the age of 93. He began his lifelong work in newspapers selling The LaPorte Herald-Argus on a street corner as a child. After serving in various other part-time youth roles at the paper, he became sports editor while in high school. After graduating from IU, he worked as a police reporter for the Elkhart Truth before returning to LaPorte to report on local government and politics. Swartzell served as national advertising manager and promotion manager, then advertising director and assistant publisher.

He was general manager of the Bloomington Herald-Times newspaper and then general manager of Hearst newspapers in Boston.

Swartzell then served as associate director of the American Press Institute in Washington, D.C., before returning to active newspaper work as general manager of the Colorado Springs Sun. After a stint as general manager of a newspaper in El Dorado, Kansas, Swartzell moved to East Lansing, Michigan, in 1982 to serve as general manager of The State News, the student newspaper at Michigan State University, before retiring in 1994. 

died Oct. 1, 2018, at the age of 91. Guback is remembered for his success in sports media, including a 75-year career in sportswriting. He worked for the Washington Evening Star for 20 years and contributed to numerous national publications, including Newsweek, The Saturday Evening Post, Sporting News and TV Guide. During his time at IU, he was one of the first Ernie Pyle Scholarship recipients. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and was voted the Virginia/Washington, D.C., Sportswriter of the Year three times. He served as director of information for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for eight years. Under President H.W. Bush, Guback served as an acting executive director of the council for five months and later served on the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee.

The Media School has two scholarships in honor of his achievements, the Steve Guback Scholarship Fund and the Steve Guback Sports Journalism Scholarship.

died March 23 at the age of 90 in her hometown of Danville, Indiana. After earning her degree in journalism from IU, Weesner returned to Danville to cover the happenings of the town over eight decades, including a visit from former President Ronald Reagan.

 died Dec. 4, 2018, at age 86. She worked for Standard Oil of Indiana, and was involved in the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Club, Sorosis Club, Bloomington Women’s Club, Tri Kappa Sorority, University Women’s Club and Wednesday Club.


died March 11, 2018, at age 89. Hopper was known as a storyteller throughout his life. During high school, he apprenticed as a “printer’s devil” in his hometown of Spencer, Indiana. After graduation, he began studying at IU part-time before enlisting in the Navy. Following his discharge in 1953, Hopper worked part-time at IU Press and the Bloomington Herald-Telephone, now known as the Herald-Times. He graduated from IU Bloomington in 1955.

Hopper also ran Linotype for the Indianapolis Star. He earned his teaching license from Butler University and taught for a year in Plainfield Schools. Hopper then went on to work at the copy desk at the Star, holding several positions before retiring in 1991. Across the many facets of his career, Hopper was known for his speed and accuracy. Throughout his life, he enjoyed sharing stories and finding common ground with new friends.

died Aug. 2, 2017. During his career in India, he was the head of the Department of Journalism at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India; producer of newsreels at the Films Division in Mumbai; registrar of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi; chief executive of the Film Finance Corporation of India in Mumbai; director of the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune; and director of the Nehru Centre in Mumbai. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1985 by the Indian government for his contribution to films and television.

died in his California home on April 26, 2020, one week shy of his 82nd birthday. 

After graduating from IU, Garcia earned his master's degree in communications from Columbia University. He then enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Germany, the Philippines and Vietnam. After two and a half years of service, he moved to Los Angeles and began a career in the music industry. He was hired by A&M Records, where he worked in biography writing and artist relations until 1997. 

Garcia then started his own music consultancy, Shedding Dog, where he worked with high-profile musicians including Lady Gaga, Neil Young, One Republic and Blake Shelton. He supported the Recording Academy throughout his career, and he served as a trustee for the Los Angeles chapter for two years. 

died Oct. 7, 2017, at age 79. She was editor of the North American Retail Hardware Association magazine for 49 years before retiring in 2009. Hackney authored a history of NRHA and wrote and edited in-depth research reports on the home improvement industry. She was a longtime member of the former School of Journalism Alumni Board, serving as secretary of the board from 1984 to 2006. Hackney was also an active member of Women in Communications Inc.

died Feb. 10, 2019, in Indianapolis. She was 74. She lived in Carmel, Indiana, with her husband, Jerry D. Scott.

After graduation, she worked as a freelance writer, editor and editorial consultant for 20 years. She wrote dozens of magazine articles for local, regional and national magazines. Her books include “Living with Cancer,” “When Mom Goes to Work” and “The Valley is Bright”.

She served as associate editor of The Indiana Daily Student and is a past president of the Indiana University School of Journalism Alumni Association. She won the Indiana State Medical Association Journalism Award in 1985 and the Community Appreciation for Service in Public Enlightenment and Relations (CASPER) award from the Community Service Council of Metropolitan Indianapolis in 1986. She received the Rushville High School Distinguished Alumni Award in 1987. In 1995, she won an award for her unique contributions to the success of Lilly Research Laboratories.

She retired in 2007 from Eli Lilly after serving for 17 years as a medical science writer, clinical research associate and team leader.

died March 12, 2018, at age 71. Born in Fort Wayne, Sheets grew up in Franklin, Whiteland and Columbus, Indiana. His journalism career began when he worked as a reporter for The Triangle newspaper at Columbus (North) High School. After serving in the Army from 1968 to 1970 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Germany, he graduated from IU with a double major in English and Journalism.

Sheets worked 22 years at The Republic newspaper in Columbus, Indiana. He spent five years as sports editor, covering high school sports in his daily column “Sheets on the Line.” He later served as news editor and copy desk editor. In 1977, he became an editor for the Office of Code Revision in the Indiana General Assembly’s Legislative Services Agency.

died Dec. 26, 2018 at age 68. For 30 years, he worked in newsrooms spanning the Indianapolis Star, The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, The Kendallville News Sun in Kendallville, Indiana, and The Fresno Bee. He covered Illinois state government for more than 20 GateHouse Media newspapers as a reporter, city editor and statehouse editor. In 1999, he was awarded the Illinois Associated Press’ Member of the Year award for coordinating a statewide open-records project. He also served as executive editor and columnist at Illinois Issues, a public policy publication, before retiring in 2014.

died of injuries resulting from a car accident April 9, 2016, at 71. ​He worked for the Amateur Softball Association for more than 30 years, filling roles such as communications coordinator and the National Softball Hall of fame services manager. As a sports writer, he contributed to 14 books, authoring one and co-authoring two. His book, The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 Years of the Amateur Softball Association, was published in 2008. In retirement, he was a contributing editor to Fast Pitch Magazine and a writer for

died Feb. 23, 2018, after a battle with cancer. Krapesh was 65 years old and living in Terre Haute. She worked at the Terre Haute Tribune-Star from 1980 to 1994 in various editing and management roles. Krapesh’s coworkers remember her as an advocate for female journalists in a time where inclusion was not a priority in the journalism industry. She went on to teach journalism at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for 20 years.

died on Aug. 8, 2018, at age 59. He worked as a pastor for 30 years in Kansas, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

died in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 12, 2015 after battling brain cancer for 20 years. Lafky, professor emerita of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa, was 62. 

She began her education in her home state at the University of Oregon. After receiving her bachelor’s degree there, she received a master’s and Ph.D. from IU. 

As a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Lafky received the Presidential Service Award in 1995, the Baskette Mosse Award for Faculty Development in 1996 and the MaryAnn Yodelis Smith Research Award in 1998. 

Lafky was a founding editor of the journal Feminist Teacher and worked at newspapers including  the Herald-Times in Bloomington and Portland’s Oregonian.

died Sept. 9, 2017, at age 50. Barnes was the web content specialist and SEO editor for the American Medical Association and a renowned professional photographer specializing in headshots, creative portraits and fine art. His work was featured in New York City, Chicago, Quebec City, Miami and Indianapolis as well as in international books and calendars. He was a Best Emerging Artist nominee at the GLAAD Art Auction in 2011. Barnes volunteered for the NCAA swimming and diving championship and Indiana Youth Group prior to moving to Chicago. In his time at IU, Barnes was a member of Sigma Delta Chi.

died on Oct. 2, 2015, at age 48. Hauck earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from IU. He spent several years in Bloomington working as a web developer and teaching journalism courses.

died on Oct. 29, 2018. He was 49 years old. He worked as a reporter and columnist at the Indianapolis Star from 2002 until his passing, covering mostly politics and education within the community. He wrote nearly 2,000 columns throughout his career. His work covering Manual High School led The Indianapolis Star to launch its Our Children Our City initiative, which funds organizations that feed, educate and mentor youth. His book, Searching for Hope: Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America, chronicles his experience at Manual.

He was named Indiana Journalist of the Year in 2008 and awarded the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism in 2010. Before joining The Indianapolis Star, he worked in Washington D.C., covering the U.S. Senate. He also worked for the Gary Post-Tribune.

was 29 years old when she died Sept. 2, 2015. She was diagnosed with three brain tumors in July and hospitalized in August. 

Nyakato was born in Uganda and was a writer at New Vision, one of the country’s largest newspapers. She once traveled to Uganda with professor Jim Kelly to help with a summer class that reports on the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

died July 16, 2019 at age 69. She worked at the Kokomo Tribune and the Times of Northwest Indiana for a collective 32 years. Rocchio, an Indianapolis native, was also a dedicated gardener, volunteer and church-goer.

died February 15, 2019 at the age of 91. During her time at IU, she was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student and worked for The Daily Herald, now The Herald-Times. She launched her post-graduate career at newspapers in Bloomington and Lafayette, but returned to the IU School of Journalism in 1965 as a lecturer. She then served as the school’s placement director for 20 years.

Blewett funded a journalism school scholarship, was a member of the IU Journalism Hall of Fame, founded the Ernie Pyle Society and was named Sagamore of the Wabash. She remained involved with the School of Journalism, and later The Media School, until the time of her death and was a mentor to many students.

was 93 when he died July 31, 2019. Howey was a Sagamore of the Wabash and member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Along with the Hoosier State Press Association, he helped draft Indiana’s Open Door Law, which aimed to keep the meetings of city councils, school boards and other organizations open to the public and the press.

Howey was managing editor and publisher of the Peru Daily Tribune. For a time, he served as state president of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association and remained a member for many years.

He was also a veteran, having served in the Air Force. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1947.

At IU, Howey was the first Ernie Pyle Scholar and the first president of the IU Journalism Alumni. He was also a member of the first Little 500 race committee.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Cunningham, a fellow staff member at the Indiana Daily Student, and their children.

died August 18, 2019 at the age of 86.

Madden was a reporter and editor at The New York Times for 34 years. He also reported for The Wall Street Journal and the now defunct New York Herald Tribune, among other publications.

Throughout his career he covered topics such as politics and government, social issues and current events.

Madden was also an Army veteran, having served 16 months in South Korea from 1955-1956. 

At IU, Madden was the editor of The Indiana Daily Student. As a student, Madden met his future wife of 55 years, Mary Jane “Bunny” (Davidson) Madden, who preceded him in death. 

died Sept. 3, 2019, after a battle with cancer. She was 68 years old and an assistant professor of journalism at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Along with Ammina Kothari, PhD'12, Ehmer published "Coverage of Burmese refugees in Indiana news media: An analysis of textual and visual frames" in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Before earning her doctorate degree in mass communication, Ehmer worked for The Noblesville Ledger. 

died Oct. 7, 2019, at the age of 57, following an 18-year battle with cancer. She worked as an evening reporter at WESH-Channel 2 in Orlando starting in 1988, and covered countless stories during her two decades at the station, including the space shuttle Columbia disaster, the pope’s visit to Cuba, the Salt Lake City Olympics, political conventions, and presidential visits. Chiogi won an Emmy award as part of a team that reported a story for WESH titled “A Heroin Emergency,” and the duPont Columbia award for coverage of the Shuttle Columbia disaster.

In 2008, seven years after her first cancer diagnosis, Chiogi left WESH to pursue her passion for physical fitness and athletics. She completed multiple Ironman distance triathlons and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014, only a few weeks after undergoing chemo for her second cancer diagnosis. Chiogi shared details about her health and experiences on her blog, “Live Fearlessly,” and was a regular contributer to “Growing Bolder,” a lifestyle show that presents inspirational stories and tips. She also hosted the Emmy-nominated show “Surviving & Thriving.”  

died Jan. 21, 2020, at age 60. He worked for United Way in Porter, Lake and St. Joe counties in Indiana for almost 30 years. He was a past member of Kiwanis, and volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels.

died on Jan. 29, 2020, at the age of 81. He was a Chicago Tribune reporter and editor for 36 years, beginning as a neighborhood news reporter in July 1961 and retiring in 1998. At the Tribune, he covered criminal courts, worked as a rewrite man, briefly reported from the Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau, reported on the Chicago Seven Trial, and completed many investigative reporting projects. 

Outside of work, he was passionate about cars, and owned numerous sailboats, which he moored in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

died Aug. 19, 2020, at the age of 77, after a brief fight with COVID-19.

Audrey dedicated decades of her life to philanthropy and service to Indiana University. She spent 28 years working as a medical technologist in Indianapolis, but service was always an important endeavor for her. She was an active volunteer in civic organizations and education, as well as at her church.

In 2007, Audrey was the recipient of the Gertrude Rich Award for her service to the IU Alumni Association. Gamma Phi Beta also honored her with a lifetime achievement award.

With her husband Ken Beckley, BS'62, she established the Kenneth A. Beckley and Audrey J. (Hofelich) Beckley Media Technology Fund at The Media School. The endowment finances technology and equipment needs in Franklin Hall. The Kenneth Beckley and Audrey (Hofelich) Beckley Studio is named in appreciation of their gift.

died Dec. 26, 2019, at the age of 24. During her time at IU, Arielle was a radio host for WFHB and participated in a Media School service-learning program in Costa Rica. 

She was a writer in both English and French and traveled around the world. She spent time in Australia and Israel.

died Sept. 1 surrounded by his family members. He was a three-sport varsity athlete at IU and was involved in Sigma Pi, the IU Student Foundation and Union Board. He graduated with a double major in journalism and government and went on to pursue his next degree at IU’s School of Law. He applied his love of journalism by defending the freedom of the press as the general counsel and executive director of the Indiana State Press Association for more than 35 years. He served as chairman of the board of publications of IU and on the committee on public notice advertising for the National Newspaper Association. He was the primary author of the Indiana Open Door Law and Access to Public Records Act, and he represented the newspaper industry on First Amendment causes throughout his career. He was a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness over several decades. 

Cardwell was awarded “The Sagamore of the Wabash” the highest honor for a citizen of the state in 1980. He was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1982. 

Beyond his many awards and leadership positions, Cardwell also wrote poetry, love letters and notes to friends and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his wife and survived by his brother, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

died Oct. 14. He was 76.

Bryant made major contributions to the field of mass communication. His work focused on media use and children.

He published 27 books, 160 journal articles and book chapters, and more than 250 conference papers throughout his career. Bryant served as a professor emeritus, endowed chair and associate dean at the University of Alabama.

In 2018, he was inducted into the Alabama Communication Hall of Fame.

“Jennings was a remarkable person. He was a deep thinker and prolific scholar, a gifted writer, an outstanding mentor, a wonderful teacher and a gentle, kind and caring person,” associate dean Walter Gantz said. “He worked hard and was always available, yet he also very much appreciated the importance of balancing work with the rest of life. Jennings was devoted to his family, family life focused, joyous and filled with love.”

Bryant was active in community service and invested in his students, family and community.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Dunker Bryant, his children and their spouses, his stepdaughters, his sisters, his brother-in-law and his seven grandchildren.

His daughter Alison taught at IU for several years as well.

Died Sept. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, California. He was 90. 

Fulton was a lifelong journalist. He served two years in the U.S. Army following graduation before continuing his career as a reporter, managing editor and editor. 

He worked in the newspaper business for 33 years. He reported for the Marion Chronicle and the Muncie Evening Press. After moving to California, Fulton served as a city editor, a managing editor and an editor for the Pomona Progress Bulletin. Following the merger of the Pomona Progress Bulletin and the Daily Report of Ontario in 1990, he became the associate editor of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

He retired in 1995.

Died Oct. 22, 2020, at the age of 80. 

Moss was an award-winning journalist who served as a reporter, editor, designer and producer throughout his career.

Following his active-duty service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he worked at the Palladium-Item in Richmond, Indiana; the Dayton DailyNews in Dayton, Ohio; the Courier-Tribune in Bloomington; and The Leaf-Chronicle and the Nashville Banner in Tennessee. 

He also served as editor of The Lunker Hole magazine, which was distributed nationwide to members of the Bass Caster’s Association; editor of the Professional Bass Fisherman, a magazine he designed and published for the Professional Bass Federation; executive director of the Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association, a statewide organization of professional outdoor communicators; and writer-producer of the outdoors module of, operated by Turner Broadcasting and CBS.

Died Oct. 12, 2020, at age 88. 

Shanks graduated from IU in 1954 with a degree in radio and television. He was awarded The Media School’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. 

He spent two years in the U.S. Army, where he produced training films and a weekly TV show. He later served as a talent coordinator, writer, producer and executive. 

He brought “Good Morning America,” “20/20” and other programs to the air. Shanks was a vice president at ABC in the 1970s.

He also wrote several books, including “The Cool Fire: How to Make It in Television.”

Shanks is survived by two sons, one daughter and four grandchildren. 

died Nov. 23, 2020. Archibald, BA’70, had a long career in journalism and photography. 

After graduating from IU Bloomington, Archibald worked for her hometown newspaper, the Carroll County Comet, for the next 40 years. Her stories earned multiple writing awards in the Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Hoosier State Press Association. 

She is survived by her two daughters and five grandchildren.

died Jan. 24 at age 74.

Senzell began reporting for the former Triangle Publications after he graduated from IU. He joined and later became president of the National Turf Writers Association, traveled to cover races and became an authority on the thoroughbred industry.

He had a daily column in the sports section of The Press Democrat, recommending picks for horse races.

Died Feb. 19, 2021, at age 94.

Carlile worked at The Freeport (Illinois) Journal-Standard as a copy editor, woman’s editor, food editor, society editor, assistant managing editor and features editor. She wrote a column called “Around the Table,” volunteered at and served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army and was a member of The Shakespeare Society. She served on the Highland Community College Foundation board for almost 20 years. 

After graduating from IU, she moved to Freeport, where she married her husband and raised two sons. She won awards from the Associated Press, the Woman’s Press Association and the Illinois Press Association.

died May 14, 2021, at age 73.

Reed served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating high school. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in radio/television and journalism from IU and worked in television news. 

Reed is survived by his wife Clarine, son Zachary, his brother Michael R. Reed (Susan), niece Kathleen Anne Micheli (Phillip) and sister Marsha Reed Nall.

Died June 25, 2021, at age 89. 

Shepherd studied journalism and English at IU. After graduating, Shepherd worked for the Indianapolis Star for three years and the Chicago Tribune for 28 years as a reporter, writer and editor. She continued to freelance after retirement, and she wrote a book, “The Mistress of Murder Hill: The Serial Killings of Belle Gunness,” which was published in 2001. 

Died of brain cancer on June 23, 2021, at age 66.

Holstein earned her doctorate in mass communications at IU. Her dissertation, under professor emritua Chris Ogan, was on changing U.S. media images of China and the U.S.S.R. at the end of the Cold War. In subsequent work, she co-authored, with associate professor emerita S. Holly Stocking, theoretical and empirical work on media coverage of scientific ignorance, which helped to lay the foundation for the now internationally recognized area of Ignorance Studies.

Holstein is survived by her husband of almost 48 years.

Died July 15, 2021, at age 83. 

Polk worked as an investigative journalist in print and broadcast, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for his coverage of Watergate.

He worked for the Associated Press, The Washington Star, NBC News and CNN. 

In 1994, he was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, and in 2011, he received The Media School’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

died Aug. 9, 2021, at age 73. 

He started with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway radio network in 1979 and remained there through 1998, serving as lead announcer starting in 1981. He called the race's closest finish in 1992.

He also called many NASCAR races over the years, including the first seven Briyard 400s. Jenkins was born Sept. 4, 1947, in RIchmond, Indiana, and raised in nearby Liberty. He graduated from Short High School in 1965 and IU in 1969.

died Sept. 21, 2021. 

Lyst graduated from Monticello High School in 1952, attended Purdue from 1952-54, transferred to IU and graduated from the School of Journalism in 1956. At IU, she met John "Jerry" Lyst, who she would marry in 1956. He was the former editorial page editor of The Indianapolis Star.

She worked as a summer reporter for The Monticello Herald-Journal while in high school and college. After college, she was a reporter for The Lafayette Journal-Courier in Lafayette. She later taught preschool.

Died Feb. 4, 2022. 

Dunwoody dedicated her career to science communication.

She was a professor emerita of journalism and mass communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, retiring in 2013 after more than 30 years of teaching science journalism and communication. 

During her career, Dunwoody received numerous awards, including the Paul J. Deutschmann Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was the first woman to receive the award.

She was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research and the Society for Risk Analysis. 

She served twice as head of the AAAS section on General Interest in Science and Technology. She was president of both MAPOR and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dunwoody was named a Fellow of the International Communication Association in 2017.

She served as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Brazil, as a visiting journalism fellow at Deakin University in Australia and as Donnier Guest Professor at Stockholm University. 

In 2014, Dunwoody received The Media School's Distinguished Alumni Award

Died Jan. 3, 2022, at age 92. 

Before attending IU to study journalism, Harrison was drafted as a professional baseball player by the Chicago Cubs. He served during the Korean War in the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps. After the war, he worked as a sports writer. 

Eventually, Harrison changed career paths, becoming a personnel labor relations manager and future executive vice president of human resources.

Died Feb. 28, 2022, at age 88. 

After graduating from IU with a degree in journalism, he moved to New York City. 

With no formal training but a keen interest in interior design, Fleming spent more than 50 years designing and decorating for clients around the world. His work was published in outlets including Architectural Digest, and he was recognized in the AD 100: Top Designers and Architects. 

Died March 19, 2022, at age 65. 

Broadwater was a communications consultant, writer and journalist. She served as press secretary for several members of Congress before establishing a communications practice focusing on strategic planning and writing for nonprofits, trade associations and political campaigns. 

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she later earned a master’s in journalism with a minor in business from IU.

Died Dec. 16, 2021, at age 71.

She received a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism in 1971 and a master’s degree in counseling from IU. She was employed as a guidance counselor at an Elkhard middle school.

Light was a member of the Indiana Department of Education and Safe Schools Leadership Consortium. She was also a volunteer for the Elkhart Police Department, Substation 7, taught critical incident stress/listening skills workshops to the Elkhart Police Department and was a volunteer for the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart. She spoke Italian, French, Russian, Spanish and English, was active in her community and received recognitions including the President’s Award from the FOP Lodge 52 and the 10 YCMA Women of Elkhart County. 

Died June 2, 2022, at age 61. 

Wolverton was a producer at WXVW radio station and had a 50-year association with the radio industry that started with a neighborhood radio station at age 10. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from IU and his master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Regent University.

Died June 8, 2022, at age 95.

After graduating from Hoagland High School in 1945, Dinger farmed, then worked at Tokheim and International Harvester. 

In 1950, he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart. After discharge from the Army, he studied journalism at IU, reporting for the Indiana Daily Student and participating in the Wesley Foundation. After graduation, he began a career as an editor at Purdue University in the Agricultural Information Dept.

Died April 22, 2022, at age 52.

Moss was a graduate of DeKalb High School Class of 1988 and graduated from IU with a double major in journalism and Spanish and a minor in art history. 

She earned a master's degree in international communications at the University of Texas. Between these degrees, she served as a VISTA volunteer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked with impoverished families, tutored, acquired computers for a local community center and organized a mural project.

Following her graduation from the University of Texas, Anne Marie worked for magazines in London, Chicago, New Orleans, Portland and Salem, Oregon, where she held a variety of jobs in writing, photography and editing. 

She served as the Oregon Farm Bureau communications director for more than eighteen years. She won numerous national awards for her writing, photography, publications and social media.

Died July 3, 2022. 

Hetherington was a high school teacher, a magazine editor, a nonprofit executive, a philanthropist and an advisor to three Indiana governors, service which in 1985 merited her recognition as a Sagamore of the Wabash.

At IU, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, was recognized as the outstanding female journalism graduate, and she married Jim Hetherington, that year’s outstanding male journalism graduate.



Died Aug. 16, 2022, at age 66.

Tinder was born in La Paz, Bolivia, grew up in Roslyn, New York, and attended IU.

He worked as a jazz writer for the Indiana Daily Student. He also booked artists, including Weather Report, Chick Corea, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, whose final concert was one booked by Tinder. He was then asked to write Kirk's obituary for the New York Times. 

After graduating, he became a music critic whose work appeared in Rolling Stone, Musician Magazine, Downbeat and Listen Magazine, among others. He served as managing editor for Stagebill and worked for Playbill  for nearly two decades, eventually becoming senior vice president and Classic Arts editor-in-chief.

Died Sept. 27, 2022, at age 61.

Born on March 30, 1961, in New Castle, Indiana, Kellam attended IU and graduated in 1984 with a degree in journalism.

He worked as an editor and reporter for several newspapers in California, including the Chino Champion Newspaper, the LA Daily News and the Los Angeles Times Community Newspaper.

He was also known for his playwriting, having plays produced in New York, Dayton and Indianapolis.

Died Oct. 1, 2022, at age 75. 

She graduated from the Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in December 1982 and began her legal practice at what was then the firm of Warner, Wallace, Peckinpaugh, & McLaren in January 1983. In June 1995, her daughter joined her at the same firm, which later became Warner, Wallace, McLaren, Dague, & Buck. In August 2000, the two established Dague & Buck, LLP, and they continued practicing law together until Linda’s death. 

Prior to law school, she worked as national editor for Pi Lambda Theta, National Honor and Professional Association in Education, and in public relations for RCA Corp. in Bloomington. At IU, she served as editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student and as managing editor of the Arbutus yearbook.

Died Nov. 15, 2022, at age 22.

She graduated from IU in May 2022. Katy then moved to Chicago to become director of student services at the Chicago Portfolio School. 

She was very creative and “won her job at the Chicago Portfolio School in part for the way she kerned her type,” according to her obituary.