John Whittenberger Society /Union Board Alumni

John Whittenberger Society

All Union Board alumni who served at least one full term as a director, an assistant director, or committee member on Union Board are members of JWS, the John Whittenberger Society.  JWS, an official Indiana University Alumni Association affiliate, was named after John Whittenberger who in 1909 founded the Indiana Union, which later became the Union Board.

Recent JWS Newsletters:

42nd Union Board Biennial Reunion

Thanks for Attending the 2021 Biennial Reunion!

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1982year founded


$100Kin scholarships 

A way to give back

The John Whittenberger Society was established in 1982 to serve as a formal alumni organization for Union Board. In 1985, it became an official affiliate of the IU Alumni Association.

In addition to helping alumni stay connected to Union Board and to each other, the society plays a key role in providing financial support to Union Board and the IMU. Since its inception, it has:

  • Awarded more than $25,000 per year in scholarships to Union Board directors and committee members
  • Provided funding for Union Board leadership retreats
  • Established the Commemorative Garden and the Centennial Patio at the IMU
  • Raised funds for the John Whittenberger Society Endowment through the Centennial Campaign
  • Provided funding for Union Board students to attend Sundance

I enjoy giving back to help the next generation of students learn leadership skills and apply them in the real world.

Christian Carroll, UB 1990

  • Anne Kostyo (UB 2008), president
  • Lydia Shanklin Roll (UB 2003), vice president
  • Julie Singer (UB 2009), vice president
  • Cathy Deal (UB 1969-70 Alumni Rep. 2014-2017)
  • Martín Gimenez (UB 2001)
  • Adele Kaplan (UB 1985-86, 1986-87)
  • Beth Loeb Davies (UB 1981-82, 1982-83)
  • Kerry Maller (UB 1996, 1997)

  • Connie Billett - Assistant Director of Alumni Communities, IU Alumni Association
  • Mara Dahlgren - Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Sadia Habib - President, Union Board
  • Winston Shindell - Former Executive Director, Indiana Memorial Union and IU Auditorium
  • David Spencer - Director of Development, Indiana Memorial Union
  • Hank Walter - Executive Director, Indiana Memorial Union