Cover image for Foundations Magazine fall 2020. An array of face masks illustrates how textiles can be an expression of care and protection.

Storytelling is one of the most important ways we connect as human beings. This practice is even more vital during the COVID-19 pandemic, as we keep physically distant from one another to stop the spread of this deadly virus. We have so many stories to tell in any year and this time is no different. This issue of Foundations is full of stories illustrating human connections we are making with each other and our community.

A message from the Chancellor Read more stories from this issue

Okanlami named Palliative Care Chair

The journey of Dr. Bunmi Okanlami is the stuff of movies. Her story has drama, heartbreak, adventure, and joy.


Alumnus Profile - Ben Domonkos

"I appreciated having a diverse group of people who also lived around the area. While we were all somewhat local, we all came from different areas of Michiana and that helped form a unique atmosphere."


Thank you, alumni!

In the three years since the battle began, alumni and friends have raised more than $53,800 to benefit our talented Titan scholars. These Alumni Scholarship Program funds support scholarships awarded to undergraduate and graduate students.

Dear fellow alumni,

We have experienced a year like no other. Between the pandemic, and the racial and political divide in this county, we have faced challenges, hardships, heartbreak, and loss. Our strength and perseverance have been tested. Hopefully through all of this, we have also found moments of redemption and joy; moments of love and true belonging.

Read the full letter from the Director
Protest sign, We Want Justice
Alumnus Victor Kamwendo, B.A’14, captured his experience of protests in L.A. through photography.

Class Notes

Share your story–we mean it when we say: keep in touch! Let your classmates know what you’ve been up to and submit a class note.

Notes from this issue

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