John Whittenberger Society /Union Board Alumni

Fulfilling the legacy of John Whittenberger

All Union Board alumni who served at least one full term 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.

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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

  • Christian Carroll (UB 1990), president
  • Margarette Minor (UB 1986–87), vice president
  • Martín Gimenez (UB 2001), secretary/treasurer
  • Susan Burns (UB 1971–72)
  • Kathy Cook (UB 2008)
  • Megan Ditton (UB 1996–97)
  • Jerald Harkness (UB 1990)
  • Anne Kostyo (UB 2008)
  • Lydia Shanklin Roll (UB 2003)
  • Michael Littenberg (UB 1985–87)
  • Laura Osteen (UB 1989–90, 1990, 1991)

  • Mara Dahlgren
    Assistant Director, Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Atticus Westerfeld (UB 2005)
    Alumni Representative to Union Board
  • Connie Billett
    Assistant Director of Alumni Communities, IU Alumni Association
  • Patricia Cornejo (UB ’18 & ’19)
    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