Fall 2012 alumni news

Alumni Relations welcomes new assistant director

Alison Hernandez ’09 joined the staff August 1 as assistant director of alumni relations. Alison earned her BS in Communication, Public Relations, and Electronic Media from UIndy. She had worked at Krav Maga Worldwide Indianapolis as operations manager and interned with Emmis Communications as a promotions assistant, and with o2ideas as an event facilitator. As a student, Alison was involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America. She also earned several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the International Association of Business Communicators, and the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.Alison is primarily responsible for managing Alumni Central, the alumni online community; helping to develop social networking opportunities and strategies for alumni; and advising the Student Alumni Association.

Please participate in the alumni directory project

This summer, UIndy launched a project with Publishing Concepts International to compile an up-to-date printed alumni directory. On behalf of the University, PCI representatives will be in touch with you by mail, phone, or email to update your contact and career information for the directory. You will also have the opportunity to buy a copy of the directory. The project will take about a year to complete; the books are projected for delivery in summer 2013.

Nominate someone for recognition

We’re always looking for the scoop on our alumni! Your suggestions will help us identify folks for Alumni Central stories and for recognition in our annual awards program.Simply use the convenient nomination form at alumni.uindy.edu/awards.

Homecoming: October 5–6

We’ve made lots of changes to Homecoming—thanks to your input: we hosted focus groups with alumni to identify activities that would be of interest to you, such as the new Greyhound Village. Click on the Alumni Events tab to see the full schedule.

Pack-the-House Night: January 26, 2013

Come support your fellow Hounds, and don’t miss out on the best Pack-the-House night yet!

Recent events

A Greyhound Home Run: Saturday, August 25
Here’s hoping you made it to the UIndy Night at Victory Field, sponsored by the UIndy Alumni Board! By now, this is a Greyhound rite of summer. The Indianapolis Indians are the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Victory Field, at the corner of West and Maryland streets in downtown Indianapolis (and sporting a spectacular view of the city skyline from every seat in the house), has been recognized as the Best Minor League Ballpark in America by the likes of Baseball America and Sports Illustrated. If you missed it this summer, don’t let another summer go by without joining us. And bring the family!

Cranking out ideas?

Have ideas for alumni programs? Looking for an old friend? Want to volunteer with the Alumni Association or the University? Let us know!
• Natalie A. Cummings, director, cummingsn@uindy.edu, (317) 788-3205
• Alison Hernandez ’09, assistant director, hernandezal@uindy.edu, (317) 788-2137
• Jenny Pettit ’11, administrative assistant, pettitj@uindy.edu, (317) 788-3295