IU presence at Indiana Black Expo's 44th annual Summer Celebration a success

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tens of thousands attended this year's gathering, where a significant IU presence was highlighted by a wide range of events. 


IU's big presence at Indiana Black Expo featured in Inside IU.


The 2014 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration was held in Indianapolis from July 10-20. Special events—including the IU Alumni Jazz Brunch—for Indiana University alumni took place on Saturday, July 19.

"Indiana University has had a longstanding commitment to diversity. Diversity contributes to educational excellence by enabling outstanding students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds to come together and learn from one another. Indiana Black Expo is an excellent way for IU to show this commitment to diversity to the wider Indiana community." —James Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University and Dean of the University Graduate School

Read "IBE: 44th Summer Celebration draws thousands" for more about the celebration.

Pictured below are a few of the IU students and alumni who participated.


IBE 2014 participants
IU student volunteers (left to right): Ti-La Robinson, Brittany Harvey, Jabari Adkins, Chrisjaan Smith. OVPDEMA Vice President James Wimbush (center).

IBE 2014 participants
Left to right:  IU Southeast junior Bristin Odom, IU Kokomo MBA student Syed Warsi, IU Southeast alumnus Christopher (CJ) Daniels, and IU Bloomington sophomore Julian Batts.

IBE 2014 participants
Attendees from IU Northwest included Crystal O'Brien (left) and Sam Ingram IV (center).

Left to right: IU Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe; IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz; IU Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke; Joyce Rogers, vice president for development and external relations for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs and senior advisor for strategic development initiatives; and Vice President and Dean of the University Graduate School James Wimbush.
Left to right: IU Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe; IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz; IU Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke; Joyce Rogers, vice president for development and external relations for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs and senior advisor for strategic development initiatives; and Vice President and Dean of the University Graduate School James Wimbush.

Vice President James Wimbush, Kay Frances Lindsey (Charlie Nelms Award recipient), Karen Williams (Neal-Marshall Alumni Association National President)
Left to Right: Vice President James Wimbush, Kay Frances Lindsey (2014 Charlie Nelms Award recipient), Karen Williams (Neal-Marshall Alumni Association National President).

Kay Frances LindseyKay Frances Lindsey (BS Ed’70, MS Ed‘74 IU Southeast) is a co-founder and charter member of the New Albany, IN/Louisville, KY (Kentuckiana) chapter of the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club in 2004. The Kentuckiana Chapter was a top finalist under the functional excellence category of "Student Recruitment for the IUAA" Best Practices in Alumni Relations Award.



Tia King, Mackenzie Boles, and Kinsey Siler
IU East women's basketball team made a guest appearance at the IBE Summer Celebration: From left, Tia King, Mackenzie Boles, and Kinsey Siler.

IBE 2014 participants
Left to right: IU Bloomington sophomore Julian Batts, IU Kokomo MBA student Syed Warsi, IU Southeast junior Bristin Odom, IU Southeast alumnus Christopher (CJ) Daniels, and JC (WTLC host of 'Saturday Night Basement Party').


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