Office of Alumni Relations and Campus Ceremonies

Welcome to the Indiana University IU Kokomo Office of Alumni Relations and Campus Ceremonies. If you're an alumnus, welcome home! If you're a community member, current or potential student, or just plain curious, welcome and thank you for visiting our site. We hope to keep you abreast of what is happening with the IU Kokomo Alumni Association, the IU Kokomo campus, and the university as a whole.

  • 643

    New IU Kokomo Graduates

  • 10142

    Living IU Kokomo Grads residing in Indiana

  • 12780

    Living IU Kokomo Grads worldwide

  • $15000

    Amount of scholarship dollars given from the IUKAA since 2010

Alumni Spotlight!

Alumnae impact quality of life
It’s a simple word, one mothers may take for granted. But for the mother of a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), hearing that name is a hard-fought victory and a treasured moment. Those breakthroughs are what fulfill Jacqueline Schick in her career as a registered behavior technician, working with children with ASD. The disorder is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges, including communicating, interacting, behaving, and learning in ways that are different from most other people.

Nursing school is bridge to medical school
A community nursing class at Indiana University Kokomo was a turning point for Shawn Gabriel, giving him the confidence to apply – and get accepted – to medical school. “It made me interested in long-term care for patients, being invested in my community, and understanding what changes need to be made to promote health,” he said. “Community health showed medicine as a relevant career, one that serves a tangible, ongoing good for patients. If it wasn’t for nursing school, I wouldn’t have even considered medical school, but it was a good way to get my foot in the door.”

Oldest, youngest earn same degree
Two college graduates, 49-year age difference, same prestigious Indiana University degree. Although Sally Roossien and Stephanie Shorter are decades apart in age and experience, they have one important factor in common — both are members of IU Kokomo’s Class of 2017. Sally is the oldest graduate in the class at 69, while Stephanie, 20, is the youngest. When Sally graduated from high school in 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson was president of the United States; for Stephanie, in 2014, Barack Obama was president.
Graduate plans to change the world
A photograph can tell a story — and maybe even change the viewer’s mind or move him to action. Inspired by an Indiana University Kokomo social justice class, one graduate wants to use his skills as a photographer to tell the stories of refugees, sharing their culture, as well as the insecurity and injustice they face as they seek a place of safety in the world. “There’s a story behind each and every one of those people,” said Rob Trlak, who graduates this month with a degree in new media communication.