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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Branam, Class of 2012

Meet Anna Branam, Class of 2012. From IU grad to business owner in the blink of an eye, Anna’s career goals are already becoming reality. Read more about Anna’s career, passion and advice for graduating students.


Alumni Spotlight: Erin Policinski

In preparation for the upcoming Recreation, Park & Tourism Career Focus Fair, I reached out to SPH Alumni Mentor Erin Policinski. Ms. Policinski graduated from IU in 2000 with a BS in Outdoor Recreation before going on to obtain her MS in Recreation and Park Administration in 2003. Currently, she […]

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Tompkins

In today’s world, most individuals can be found indoors surrounded by various forms of technology. In order to combat this unfortunate fight, Bloomington Parks and Recreation has numerous environmental programs and events to reconnect children (and adults!) back to the natural environment. IU alum, Elizabeth Tompkins, has worked as the […]

Alumni Spotlight: Becky Barrick-Higgins

Bloomington Parks and Recreation has transformed our city. We often take its various recreation opportunities for granted and lose sight of the dedicated individuals behind the department. Public service may not be the goal of some but for Becky Barrick-Higgins, it is her passion. Becky currently works at the Parks […]

Alumni Spotlight: Keelan Simpson

Name: Keelan Simpson Current Organization & Position: Monroe County YMCA – Youth and Adult Sports Coordinator Year graduated: 2015 How did you get into your current job? I had worked at the YMCA throughout my years at IU. I first started as a volunteer coach and scorekeeper, and then got […]

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Gurney, Class of 2004

After attending the Sports and Business Career Fair this past November, SPH alum Justin Gurney was kind enough to answer the following questions that will be especially interesting to Sport Marketing and Management or Sport Communication majors. Justin received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University with a Major in Sport […]

“Your Career In…” Series

Alumni Dena Roberts was so kind to share some inspiring advice from her experience in International Business! Dive into this article with an explorative mind, and maybe YOU could be traveling or working abroad someday! Name: Dena Roberts Current Company and Position: University of Florida, Associate Director of the Masters […]

Alumni Spotlight! Meet Robin Richards!

 Current Company and Position: Director of Adult Mental Health Services at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN Major: Public Health, Masters Year You Graduated: 1988 How did you get into this field? I first got my Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Evansville. I then decided I wanted […]

Alumni Spotlight! Meet Natalie

Name: Natalie E. Grinvalds Current Company and Position: Project Specialist, Emergency Preparedness Planner, Champaign Health District in Ohio Major: Public Health and minor Nutrition Science Year Graduated: 2011 How did you get into this field?  I completed my internship in August 2011 in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. […]