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Last modified: Friday, January 8, 2010

Six Degrees of IU networking event taking place in Indianapolis on Jan. 27

Jan. 8, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Central Indiana Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association will present its third annual networking event, "Six Degrees of IU," 6-8 p.m., Jan. 27, in the ballroom of the University Place Conference Center and Hotel, 850 W. Michigan St., in Indianapolis.

The evening of socializing and networking will feature IU alumni who have made their marks in central Indiana, both in their professions and in their communities. An interactive panel discussion will let attendees ask these alumni experts about their networking and career strategies.

"The event is beneficial for both job seekers and those who are just looking to network," said Sara Laycock, president of the Central Indiana Chapter of the IU Alumni Association. "The moderated panel discussion will cover tips for job seekers and those not looking. Also, IU Alumni Career Services will have information at the event."

Alumni participating in the event include Tanya Bell, president and chief executive officer of Indiana Black Expo; Bruce Hetrick, chairman and CEO of Hetrick Communications; Bob Luginbill, vice president of manufacturing strategy for Eli Lilly; Robyn Moberly, judge, Marion Supreme Court 5; Pat O'Conner, executive vice president of the insurance division of City Securities; Sandy Searcy, assistant commissioner, Indiana High School Athletic Association; and Vince Wong, director of contract strategy for Roche Diagnostics.

Cost to attend the event is $10 for IUAA members and $20 for nonmembers. Online registration is required at, or registrants may call the IUAA at (800) 824-3044.

The IU Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the university and its diverse alumni, students and friends. As one of the nation's largest alumni organizations, serving more than 530,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni, and the university. For information, visit