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Naya Crittenden

Right side hitter, UI volleyball, 2015-16

Top scorer in Swiss pro league, 2019-20

Avis (Sampson) LaVelle

Former press secretary to Chicago Mayor Richard Daly

Executive director, Business Leadership Council

Erik Henriksen

Made 3 Olympic teams

1999 U.S. Speedskating Hall of Famer

Alex Burge


Excel Sports Management

Craig Cinotto

Executive adjuster

Litigation Adjusters

Ray Mentzer

Retired from ExxonMobil

Purdue visiting professor

Emily (Klopf) Gardner

MillerCoors local media manager

2017 Homecoming Comeback Award winner

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KarenLee Poter

Dating coach, Internet talk show host

‘The KarenLee Poter Show’

Petrea Burchard

Actor, author

Audiobook narrator, ACX.com

Eric Jackson


Pipeline Foods

Michael Smeltzer


Former UI professor

Steve Chicoine

Former oilman

Management consultant

Megan Meline

Interational strategic partnerships


Frank Jennings

Atlanta-based actor

‘Selma,’ ‘Primary Colors’

Natalie Tomaras

VP, corporate integration

Athene USA

Joel Coats

Professor of entomology

Iowa State

Robert Falls

Tony-winning director

Goodman Theatre, Chicago

John Schlitt

Original lead vocalist

Head East

Dwight Garrels

Engineering project mgr.

Benham Breweries

Sam Kellerhals

Healthcare consultant

SJK Consulting, Denver

Lorraine Devon Wilke


Huff Post contributor

Molly Nagle

Segment producer

ABC News

Mark Michelson


Asia CEO Forum

Neal Doughty

Founding member

REO Speedwagon

Ray Ozzie

Lotus Notes creator

Ex-Microsoft executive