Samantha (Shelton) Cotten ’10 joined the staff January 3 as assistant director of alumni relations. Samantha earned a BS in Communication with emphasis in public relations and journalism at UIndy. She had a 2009 internship at Hirons & Company as a communications management assistant before being hired full-time in March 2010 as an account coordinator. She also participated in public relations internships with the Indiana State Fair and 500 Festival. As a student, Samantha was editor-in-chief of the Reflector and a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and UIndy Dance Team. Samantha 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.
Alumni directory under way
This summer, UIndy will work with Publishing Concepts International to provide you with an up-to-date printed alumni directory. PCI representatives working on behalf of the University will contact you by phone or email to update your contact and career information to be included in the directory. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book. The directory project takes approximately one year to complete. Printed books are projected for delivery in summer 2013.
Time to name names
The UIndy Alumni Association is looking for the scoop on our outstanding alumni so that they can get the recognition they deserve. Your suggestions will help us identify individuals for Alumni Central, the annual awards program, and more. Simply use the form at alumni.uindy.edu/awards.
Clean up with us
Great UIndy Clean-Up, Saturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join current students, faculty, staff, and your fellow alumni as we spruce up the campus and surrounding areas for spring and the upcoming Commencement festivities.
Participants receive a free T-shirt and lunch. For more details and to register, visit alumni.uindy.edu/GUICU.
Join us for Alumni-and-Student Night at the Indianapolis Indians
August 25, 5:30 p.m. (First pitch at 7:05 p.m.)
Be sure to mark your calendar for this family-friendly rite of summer. The baseball is exciting; the Indians are the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Victory Field, at the corner of West and Maryland streets in downtown Indianapolis, has been recognized as the Best Minor League Ballpark in America by the likes of Baseball America and Sports Illustrated. There’s a spectacular view of the city skyline from every seat in the house. Visit Alumni Central for more information as the date approaches.
You know the drill. Mark your calendars!