SCLA 300: LA Influentials

The breadth of opportunities facing Liberal Arts students can be daunting. The biggest question for most students is, “What are you going to do with your major?” For those who haven’t completely figured it out, don’t panic. SCLA 300 is a lecture/discussion course featuring prominent Liberal Arts alumni who represent a diverse variety of careers including judges, teachers, best-selling authors, business leaders, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. These alumni return to campus to share their stories with students who will soon begin their careers. This class provides students with the unique opportunity to ask candid questions, network with influential alumni, learn about career skills, and get a glimpse at the varied career paths open to students with a Liberal Arts degree.

SCLA 300 is in BRNG 2290, and is open to guests as seating allows.

SPRING 2020

JANUARY 24
ILENIA HERRERA-LUTZ

BA 1994, MS 1997
North America Diversity Campus Lead, Accenture, Chicago, IL

JANUARY 31
ANDY MANER

BA 1991
CEO, The Sentinel Group, Washington, D.C.
Partner, Liberty Advisor Group, Washington, D.C.

FEBRUARY 7- CANCELED
ABBEY kOCHERT

BA 2015
Interior Designer, Parallel Design Group, Indianapolis, IN

FEBRUARY 14
Kati Pratt

BA 2006
Director of Brand and Marketing Strategy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

FEBRUARY 21
Bo Beaulieu

PhD 1977
Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development, West Lafayette, IN

FEBRUARY 28
Valerie Alexander

BA 1994
Director, Clinton Foundation, New York, New York

MARCH 6
Greg Nika

BA 1991
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Glassdoor, Mill Valley, CA

MARCH 13
Joseph Balitewicz

BA 1991
Director of Technology Enablement, KPMG, Chicago, IL

MARCH 27
Andrea pENDER
BA 2004
Director of Business Development, RLG Consulting Engineers, Dallas, TX
APRIL 3
Brian lamb
BA 1963
Founder of C-SPAN Networks
APRIL 10
SUSAN BROCK WILLIAMS
BA 1990, JD 1994
Director, Government Relations, Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
APRIL 17
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

Jane Kingseed-Schafer

BA 1991
Journalist; CEO/Founder of LilaMax Media, New York, NY

Benjamin Lawson

BA 1967
Adjunct Professor of English, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 

Kwan Lui

BA 1972
Founder/Director of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, Singapore  

James Payne

BA 1980
News anchor and reporter for WESH TV Orlando, Apopka, FL

Sarah Wannarka

BA 1995
Federal prosecutor for the United States Attorneys’ Office, San Antonio,TX

APRIL 24
sALLY REASONER AND ASCEND INDIANA PARTNER

BA 2011
Vice President of Talent Identification, Ascend Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

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