Alumni volunteers meet Friday, Saturday for annual Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend
By Mike Leonard
June 15, 2012
More than 200 Indiana University Alumni volunteers are gathering in Bloomington for the annual Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend.
Six IU alumni will be honored and eight students will receive prestigious scholarships during events Friday and Saturday. Weekend activities include the Alumni Leaders Conference, reunion activities for the class of 1962 and a banquet celebrating IU students and alumni volunteers.
The speaker for Friday's luncheon will be Teresa Lubbers, a 1973 IU graduate and Indiana commissioner for higher education. Her topic will be the higher education commission's report, released last March, titled "Reaching Higher, Achieving More."
James Capshew, a 1979 graduate, will speak in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. His topic will be his recently published book, "Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University."
The Alumni Leaders Conference will bring together members of the IUAA's Executive Council -- the organization's advisory body -- and leaders of alumni chapters, constituent societies and affiliate groups. The IUAA has more than 150 alumni organizations representing different regions of the world and various schools and departments. Attendees spend the weekend learning, sharing ideas and advancing IU and the IU Alumni Association.
Several awards will be presented to alumni leaders during the two-day conference. They include the following.
The Gertrude Rich Award to Sandy Schultz Moberly, BS '63, of Bloomington.
The IUAA President's Award to:
Gregory A. Castanias, JD '90, Oakton, Va. Head of Federal Circuit practice group, Jones Day, Washington, D.C.; adjunct professor of law, Maurer School of Law.
Matthew J. Elliott, MBA '93, Los Angeles. Software engineer, the Boeing Co.
Don Kritsch, BA '67, MA '71, Durham, N.C. Retired dean and faculty member, Durham Technical Community College.
Lynn Lewis, BME '66, MS '82, EdS '87, Clarksville, Ind. In retirement, serves on the board of the Falls of the Ohio Foundation and on the advisory board of the Clarksville Historical Preservation Commission.
Vernon A. Williams, BA '73, Indianapolis. Vice president of communications, Indiana Black Expo.
The IUAA established the President's Award to pay tribute to its most dedicated alumni volunteers. It is the highest award given by the IU Alumni Association to a volunteer leader.