In this Issue

  • Executive Decisions
    Former College Democrat, Union Board films director now Deputy Director of Special Events at the White House
  • Foreign Occupation
    IU’s language programs make the university an important recruiting target for CIA, NSA
  • Bond Beyond Life
    Contrary to usual protocol, IUN encourages its medical students to get to know donor families


Class Notes

  • Richard “Dick” Enberg (MS’59, DHS’62, LHD’02) had his one-man play, Basketball Legend Al McGuire, presented on the IU Bloomington campus in October. McGuire, who led the Marquette Warriors basketball team to a national championship in 1977, later enjoyed a second career as a sportscaster for NBC and CBS, often working alongside Enberg. McGuire died in 2001 of a blood disorder at the age of 72. Renowned sportscaster and full-time play-by-play voice of the San Diego Padres, Enberg has received several Emmy Awards for his work in television. He lives in La Jolla, Calif.
  • Jerry E. Abramson (BS’68) retired on Jan 3 after serving five terms as mayor of Louisville, Ky. During his tenure, Abramson helped transform the city into an international shipping hub by expanding and modernizing the airport and luring UPS—and more than 20,000 jobs—to the city. Abramson also oversaw the revitalization of Louisville’s downtown area, helping the city modernize while retaining much of its historic character. In recent years, Louisville has garnered numerous accolades, including Most Livable City in America, one of the country’s 25 Best Places to Retire, and one of the Nation’s Safest Cities. Abramson lives in Louisville.
  • Richard R. Binkele (BA’76) is editor-in-chief of Inkwell, a literary journal produced in affiliation with Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. Inkwell is dedicated to discovering new talent and bringing the work of up-and-coming writers and artists to a wider audience. It is published twice a year and staffed by faculty and graduate students of Manhattanville’s master of arts in writing program. Binkele lives in Tarrytown, N.Y.
  • Jane E. Magnus-Stinson (JD’83) was appointed in June 2010 by President Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She lives in Indianapolis.
  • Kathryn E. “Katie” Zimmerman (BS’02) has been working in inventory management for Gap Inc. for the past six years in San Francisco. She also serves as president of the board of directors of the Princess Project, a Bay Area-based not-for-profit organization, which promotes self-confidence and self-esteem by providing free prom dresses and accessories to young girls who otherwise could not afford them. The organization is 100 percent volunteer based and serves more than 3,000 high school girls. For further information, visit www.princessproject.org. Zimmerman lives in San Francisco.
  • Michael J. Ullom (MBA’10) works for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. He lists his professional interests as developing markets, particularly in West African countries, developing new business models and new technologies, not-for-profit business model innovations, and clean-water technologies. Ullom lives in Mason, Ohio.
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