Jeffersonville launches Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA)

Jeffersonville, Ind. – Residents and visitors to downtown Jeffersonville will soon be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages in designated outdoor spaces. This comes after the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) approved the City’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) application.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for downtown Jeff,” Mayor Mike Moore said. “We believe the DORA designation will promote community engagement, boost economic activity, and provide folks with a vibrant and dynamic outdoor social space.”

The Jeffersonville City Council approved the DORA ordinance pursuant to I.C. 7.1-3-31.

Downtown retailers within a certain location will have the opportunity to apply for a permit. Under state law, the city may establish up to seven DORAs.

All residential property is excluded. At each of the street entries/exits from the DORA, the sidewalk will be painted with a logo making it clear someone is entering or exiting the refreshment area.

All participating retailers will have a sign posted within their establishment that indicates they are a DORA location and use designated DORA cups. These cups are for use only in the refreshment area.

Numerous downtown restaurants and retailers have expressed interest in becoming a DORA in Jeffersonville.

“We’re excited,” Moore said. “Especially as the temperatures increase, I can see downtown businesses working together to promote the area and coordinating events. Other cities have seen a substantial increase in foot traffic and customer spending after allowing similar permits.”

A DORA boundary may not be located within 200 feet of a church or school, unless there is at least eighty-five (85) feet and a two (2) lane road of at least thirty (30) feet in width between the boundary and the church or school.

To be considered, you must first apply with the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. Here’s the link to the application for the retail permittee in DORA: 57288 fill-in and ATC: Alcohol Permit Applications & Forms (

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IU Southeast, Hanover College Create Graduate Admissions Pathway

Hanover, Ind. (May 8, 2024) – In a rare public-private partnership, Indiana University Southeast Chancellor Debbie Ford, and Hanover College President Lake Lambert, signed a memorandum of understanding establishing an expedited admissions pathway for Hanover College graduates into select IU Southeast graduate programs.

The Expedited Admissions Pathway is designed to advance both institutions’ strong commitments to providing meaningful pathways for students to advance their academic interests.

Under the agreement, Indiana University Southeast agrees to provide an expedited admissions pathway for Hanover graduates. To be eligible for the Pathway, Hanover College students must complete their undergraduate degree at Hanover College and meet Indiana University Southeast admissions requirements. Indiana University Southeast will waive application fees, test requirements, admissions essays, and letters of recommendation for eligible students applying to the participating graduate programs.

The Pathway is available to eligible Hanover College students applying to the following degree programs:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Strategic Finance
  • Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (Students choose one of eight existing tracks or design their own):
    • Applied Behavioral Sciences
    • Applied Science & Instruction
    • Digital Media
    • Gender Studies
    • Health Humanities
    • International Studies
    • Organizational Leadership and Communication
    • Post-Secondary Instruction
  • Transition to Teaching Licensing Pathway in Elementary, Secondary, Early Childhood, or Special Education. (This graduate program leads to teaching certification and can also lead to a Master of Science in Education degree.)

“We are pleased to form this partnership which will allow Hanover College graduates a pathway to affordable graduate degrees,” said Debbie Ford, chancellor of IU Southeast. “Our graduate business and education programs are nationally accredited and recognized for their quality and academic rigor. Graduates of these programs go on to meaningful careers, most in our region, benefitting the area’s economy while serving the needs of local businesses and non-profit organizations.”

“Hanover College is committed to preparing its students for the future and providing opportunities to continue their education,” said Lake Lambert, president of Hanover College. “By providing streamlined admission to several of IU Southeast’s graduate programs, we are able to expand our ability to help students thrive. We look forward to partnering with IU Southeast in this new endeavor.”



About IU Southeast:  IU Southeast is one of seven campuses of Indiana University. Offering more than 150 degree programs and concentrations, the scenic 180-acre campus is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. It currently has over 3,750 students and employs over 360 faculty members. About 400 students live on campus in five fully furnished, lodge-style residence halls. Through an agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Indiana University Southeast offers in-state tuition to students enrolled from eight counties in the Louisville region. IU Southeast has three nationally recognized, accredited schools including the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Nursing. For more information, visit IU Southeast is a tobacco-free campus.

About Hanover College

Located on 650 acres overlooking the Ohio River in southeastern Indiana, Hanover College is a premier, nationally ranked liberal arts institution that has core strengths in the sciences, education and business. Hanover is a challenging and supportive community whose members take responsibility for lifelong inquiry, transformative learning and meaningful service. It is dedicated to creating a distinctive intellectual community within which students are challenged and nurtured to take responsibility for their learning and their lives and to develop their unique abilities to their highest levels. Founded in 1827, Hanover is the first private, four-year college in Indiana.

Seated (L to R): Chancellor Debbie Ford, Indiana University Southeast; Lake Lamber, Hanover College. Standing (L to R): from IU Southeast, Carla Hermann, interim dean of graduate studies; Lisa Hoffman, interim associate vice chancellor for enrollment services; Michelle Williams, executive vice president of academic affairs; from Hanover College, Jenny Moss, executive director of the College’s Levett Career Center, and Carey Adams, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Zoofari Gala will be a Wild Night of “Red PANDAmonium”

43rd annual fundraising gala to benefit animal care and conservation education

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 8, 2024) – Louisville Zoo’s premiere gala, Zoofari, coordinated and hosted by Friends of the Louisville Zoo Board, is a little less than one month away. Community leaders and Zoo advocates will come together at the Zoo on Friday, June 7, 2024 for an event as unique and special as the Zoo! This year’s “Red PANDAmonium” themed gala celebrates Sundara the red panda, one of the newest additions to the Louisville Zoo family.

“We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Friends board members who annually design and create a night of fanciful, whimsical fun and fundraising at the Zoo. We are fortunate to have so many in the community join us in honoring the work of our team and their commitment to species conservation and education,” said Zoo Director Dan Maloney.

Zoofari attracts over 400 attendees and tickets sell quickly! Guests will enjoy creative cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, a silent auction, a performance by River Lotus Lion Dance, a bourbon pull and more. Guests attending the full event program also experience exclusive animal encounters, a cocktail reception, live auction, a three-course meal and — for this year only — select lanterns from the Wild Lights lantern festival.

Partygoers are encouraged to get black-tie creative to fit the “Red PANDAmonium” event theme. Of course, when in doubt, animal print or floral dresses, tuxes and ties are always a good choice. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended, as this event encompasses several areas within the Zoo. 

The event will raise funds to support the renovation of the MetaZoo Discovery Center and Animal Ambassador Program. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have shared compelling experiences over the years at the Zoo that introduce or enhance their connection to animals and the planet. The renovated space will help foster better appreciation and understanding for the creatures with whom we share our yards, neighborhoods and parks. The project is essential in the continued cultivation of curiosity, critical-thinking, empathy and the promotion of responsible environmental stewardship.

Zoofari will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. A late-night ticket option is also available with entry at 8:30 p.m. Visit for tickets. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.


About Friends of the Louisville Zoo

Established in 1969, the Friends of the Louisville Zoo is a 100% volunteer-led 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides funding to help support the enhancement and expansion of the Louisville Zoo’s world-class exhibits, conservation education and animal encounters. The organization comprises more than 40 civic volunteers and hosts fundraising events throughout the year, including Zoofari! and Brew at the Zoo.

About the Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo, the State Zoo of Kentucky, is the top, non-profit, paid attraction in the state. The Zoo is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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L & D Mail Masters to join forces with Ironmark through Dual Acquisition to Streamline the Marketing Supply Chain

Acquisitions Strengthen Full-Service Marketing Expertise with ML-Powered Predictive Analytics and Privacy-Compliant SOC 2 Security Protocols

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD – May 6, 2024 – Ironmark, a leading full-service provider of print, marketing, communications, content, and logistics services, announces the acquisition of two companies to strengthen their portfolio of marketing services. Deliver Media is a Tampa-based company that uses first-party data and predictive analytics powered by AI and ML to launch powerful multi-channel marketing campaigns. L & D Mail Masters, based in New Albany, IN, is a direct mail firm that offers a wide range of solutions for direct marketing needs, from campaign design to implementation, in a privacy-compliant SOC 2 environment. These acquisitions extend the service offerings Ironmark brings to customers, further simplifying the complexity associated with marketing campaign creation and management.

Ironmark is committed to helping our customers future-proof their businesses by incorporating best-in-class innovations and expertise to help them succeed. Adding two organizations specializing in predictive modeling and highly sophisticated direct mail solidifies Ironmark’s position as a national leader in commercial print, digital marketing, direct mail, and logistics,” said Jeff Ostenso, CEO, Ironmark. “This double acquisition significantly broadens Ironmark’s geographic reach, providing companies and brands with the innovations and technology they need to help them continue to grow their businesses.”

President and CEO, Diane Fischer founded L & D Mail Masters in 1986 and has overseen tremendous growth in the company.  “I am honored to have been a business leader in our local community and nationally in our direct mail and statement processing industry. I can’t wait to see the continued national growth that will come with this acquisition for our L & D Mail Masters family.”  The New Albany, Indiana location of L & D Mail Masters will continue operations in its current location.  The new owners look forward to the community’s support of the L & D Mail Masters’ family.  They will be continuing to add additional jobs in New Albany, Indiana location.

Ironmark boasts a deep history of excellence in marketing services, with roots in printing that span more than half a century, followed by decades of growth and expansion into new areas of business to meet customers’ growing needs. Today, Ironmark is known for solving complexities across the marketing ecosystem from campaign inception to delivery. With the acquisitions of Deliver Media and L & D Mail Masters, the company continues its rise above competitors by expanding their direct marketing solutions to include marketing services powered by predictive analytics and target modeling that produce measurable ROI, ultimately making it easier for their clients to find, engage, and win more customers.

Ironmark has an incredibly impressive track record for making all the right moves when it comes to business growth; counting Deliver Media amongst those decisions is a true moment of pride for me and the entire team,” said Sean Johnson, CEO of Deliver Media. “Marketing efforts don’t exist in a vacuum – every part of the process is intricately linked to the next. Ironmark is delivering on its promise to make that process as seamless as possible by giving its customers a one-stop shop for all of their marketing needs at a quality that far exceeds the competition. This acquisition takes that promise even further by providing best-in-class data, direct attribution solutions, and analytics that will help customers achieve campaign goals every time.

Founded in 2013, Deliver Media is the go-to partner for franchises like Domino’s Pizza looking to leverage customer data to better understand how to interact with customers and foster deep relationships that lead to repeat business. L & D Mail Masters, founded by well-respected businesswoman Diane Fischer in 1986, is trusted by insurance companies, financial institutions, universities, national sales organizations, publishing companies, healthcare organizations, and other industry leaders looking to generate new business, retain relationships, and optimize their marketing dollars securely. The merging of these well-established organizations, each with their own sharply honed areas of marketing expertise, into the Ironmark portfolio will unlock unprecedented opportunities for Ironmark customers.

We are thrilled to be joining forces with Ironmark,” said Jill Peden, VP, Sales and Marketing, L & D Mail Masters. “Under Jeff Ostenso’s leadership, Ironmark has become a marketing powerhouse with first-class services in digital and physical asset creation and management. Ironmark can now take the data Deliver uncovers and marry it with the physical output that L & D can accomplish in a secure environment. This is an enormous advantage for Ironmark customers.

These are the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions, all designed to expand their full suite of offerings (14 over the course of 20 years, with 11 of the 14 owners still with the Company) as Ironmark continues to expand in reach and capabilities to evolve with the diverse needs of their client base. All employees of both companies will be incorporated into the Ironmark team across locations in Tampa, FL and New Albany, IN. Deliver Media CEO Sean Johnson will retain his role as CEO and take on the role of Chief Strategy Officer for Ironmark. Jill Peden of L & D Mail Masters joins Ironmark as VP of Sales and Marketing. Both appointments are effective immediately.

Visit the Ironmark blog for more detailed information about how Ironmark is untangling the marketing supply chain in 2024.

About Ironmark

Ironmark, a full-service marketing and communications firm with a strong print legacy, has been delivering innovative solutions for more than 60 years to sectors like healthcare, retail, B2B, and technology. Their focus is on simplifying the marketing landscape and creating solutions for next-generation issues. The Company’s expertise includes design, digital and offset printing, event design, signage, promotional merchandise, and creative digital marketing, web development, and e-commerce. Known for seamlessly integrating digital and physical marketing services using advanced technology, Ironmark stands as a nationwide, one-stop shop for integrated communications solutions and simplifying complexities across the marketing supply chain. For additional information, visit

About Deliver Media

Deliver Media is a leading data and predictive analytics provider that specializes in creating targeted, data-driven campaigns for franchise and multi-unit businesses. With a strong emphasis on leveraging both first and third-party data, Deliver Media offers comprehensive insights into buyer behavior and ROI, enabling its clients to maximize their marketing efforts effectively. As a trusted partner for some of the world’s largest brands like Domino’s Pizza, Deliver Media offers innovative and impactful campaigns via direct mail, programmatic advertising, Connected TV (CTV), Over-The-Top (OTT) media services, and more, aimed at optimizing customer engagement, sales and marketing ROI.

About L & D Mail Masters

L & D Mail Masters Inc. is a full-service, secure data and direct marketing firm located just outside Louisville, KY. L & D Mail Masters, Inc. offers a wide range of solutions for direct marketing needs, from campaign design to implementation and all of the services in between. L & D’s privacy-compliant, SOC-2 type II audited facility enables clients to design, print, and mail all in one secure location. By demonstrating SOC 2 compliance, L & D Mail Masters builds trust with healthcare, finance, education and technology clients, assuring them that their sensitive information is handled securely.

L & D Mail Masters is currently hiring, please visit for more information.



Thank You for Renewing Your Membership | April 2024

One Southern Indiana would like to thank the following members for renewing their membership during the month of April 2024.

Quarter Century Club (25 Years or More)Member Since
AT&T Indiana1976
Cody & Neely, Law Offices1976
SoIn Tourism1981
Clarksville Community Schools1984
Kaiser Wholesale Inc.1985
Callistus Smith Agency, Inc.1990
Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique1995
Caesars Southern Indiana1996
Ten to 24 Years 
Terri Lynn’s Cafe & Catering2000
RKR Incorporated2008
Sapp Tax and Financial Services2008
FormWood Industries, Inc.2009
Missy’s Valet Service, LLC2011
New Albany Housing Authority2012
Brinly-Hardy Co.2013
Dehoney Travel2013
Jenpale LLC2013
Kyana Packaging Solutions2013
Rudy and Associates2013
ERL, Inc.2014
A Plus Paper Shredding2014
Angel Hands Therapeutic Massage, Inc.2014
Healthy Living and Beyond2014
Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services – Cory Williams2014
SK Sign & Banner2014
Telania, LLC2014
Transamerica Agency Network – Warren Bottorff2014
Five to Nine Years 
Clayton & Lambert Mfg. Co.2015
Pure Education Initiative, Inc.2015
Waterfront Botanical Gardens2017
AK Studio, LLC2018
A Class Act DJ’s2018
American Shooters Indoor Gun Range2018
Hartman Dental Associates2018
HoneyBaked Ham2018
Midwest Metal Works, Inc.2018
Payroll Vault2018
Prudential Advisors – Danny Berry2018
Purple Pearl Skin & Beauty2018
Red Roof Inn – Georgetown2018
StoneWater Acupuncture & Chiropractic2018
Visiting Angels of New Albany2018
Carr’s BBQ and Market, LLC2019
Chicken Salad Chick2019
Louisville Chocolate Fountain, LLC2019
SEEWER Insurance Group2019
Terminix Commercial2019
Two to Four Years 
J.F. Hilliard Company LLC2020
Kratz Sporting Goods2020
Post-Acute Medical (PAM) of Greater Indiana2020
Qualified Staffing2020
Alro Steel & Alro Plastics2021
Holiday Inn Express2021
Hyland, Block, & Hyland, Inc.2021
Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Purdue MEP)2021
713 Architects, PLLC2022
HRS Global LLC2022
Lopp Real Estate Brokers2022
Ron  Grooms – Retired Executive2022
One Year 
Advantage Chiropractic2023
Altman Insurance Services2023
B. Redmon Insurance Partners, LLC2023
Commonwealth Pain and Spine2023
HR Alliance2023
Innovation Properties LLC2023
Kaczmarek Contracting LLC2023
Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Inc.2023
Lewis & Associates Insurance 2023
T’Dup Marketing and Business Development Services, LLC.2023
The Prologue Venue2023

Joe Glover named to Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Fellowship Program

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (May 1, 2024) –Joe Glover, Vice Chancellor for University Relations at Indiana University Southeast has been named to the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation (MDLF) Class VII Fellowship program. The MDLF Fellowship was established in 2016 to create a statewide network of change agents who are actively working to make Indiana the best place to build a future.

The two-year, curated program includes monthly convenings and rigorous coursework on issues including the economy, education, healthcare, and civil society while providing opportunities to learn from a variety of experts through lectures, exclusive case studies, and Socratic-style discussions. Unique to MDLF, Fellows identify issues, apply critical thinking, and address challenges in their communities through individual Capstone projects. There are 25 participants in the Class VII Fellowship.

Fellows are selected by the MDLF Board based on their demonstrated leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and alignment to the Foundation’s core principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and the importance of private enterprise. 

“This class of Fellows has already shown inspiring leadership and grit in driving meaningful change,” said MDLF Fellowship Committee Chair, Blair Milo. “I look forward to seeing them continue to grow individually and as members of an expanding network of leaders impacting opportunity across our state in amazing ways.” 

Glover is the chief university relations officer for IU Southeast. He develops policies and procedures and establishes long-range plans to direct the campus’ philanthropic, alumni, and community engagement efforts. He oversees The IU Southeast Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Development, and campus special events and projects.

A Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE), Vice Chancellor Glover graduated with distinction from IU Southeast with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. Glover also earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the IU Southeast School of Business. Glover earned his Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IU Indianapolis. Vice Chancellor Glover has held several management positions at IU Southeast over his 20-year career. He is a lifetime member of the IU Alumni Association and an involved member of the Southern Indiana community where he serves on several volunteer committees and non-profit boards.

“I’m proud to be selected for this opportunity because it aligns closely with my values and aspirations,” said Glover. “Having grown up in the rapidly changing Southern part of Indiana and being a first-generation college graduate, I am deeply committed to fostering positive change in my community. The focus of the fellowship on leadership and public service is particularly important to me. As someone working in higher education with a passion for opening access and dismantling barriers, I see the fellowship as a platform to develop my leadership skills further and contribute meaningfully to initiatives that can positively impact my community and beyond.”


About IU Southeast:  IU Southeast is one of seven campuses of Indiana University. Offering more than 150 degree programs and concentrations, the scenic 180-acre campus is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. It currently has over 3,750 students and employs over 360 faculty members. About 400 students live on campus in five fully furnished, lodge-style residence halls. Through an agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Indiana University Southeast offers in-state tuition to students enrolled from eight counties in the Louisville region. IU Southeast has three nationally recognized, accredited schools including the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Nursing. For more information, visit IU Southeast is a tobacco-free campus.


Republic Bancorp, Inc. and Republic Bank & Trust Company Appoint Two New Directors to Their Boards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 29, 2024) – The Officers and Directors of Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic” or the “Bank”) are pleased to announce the appointment of Yoania “Jo” Cannon and Alejandro “Alex” Sanchez to the Company’s Boards.

Cannon is Vice President, Global Brand Strategy and Finance Capabilities at Brown-Forman Corporation. Sanchez is President and CEO at Salva Financial Group of Florida.

“I am excited that Jo and Alex are joining us and bringing their skills and insights to our Boards,” said Steve Trager, Executive Chair of Republic. “Their unique perspectives can serve as a catalyst for us as we look for new ways to serve our customers and our communities.”

Cannon’s strong managerial, business, accounting and finance expertise will add significant value to Republic’s already strong Boards.

“I am passionate about offering my experience to make a difference in the community where I live and work in a way that impacts the lives of others,” Cannon said.

Cannon’s previous experience with Brown-Forman includes serving as Director, Strategy and Brand Analytics from 2020 to 2023; Finance Director Global Travel Retail and Developed APAC from 2018 to 2020; Controller, Americas from 2016 to 2018; Division Finance Manager, West Division from 2014 to 2016; Commercial Finance Manager from 2012 to 2014; Finance Sales Operations Manager from 2009 to 2011; and Finance Analyst from 2007 to 2009.

She received a Master of Accountancy, MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisville.

Sanchez’s banking, managerial, business, military, educational and legal experience will be a considerable asset to the Republic Boards.

“Republic’s focus on an inclusive culture where all clients and associates can thrive is something I’m proud to support both through my professional and personal knowledge, and sense of community,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez previously served as President & CEO of the Florida Bankers Association from 1998 to 2023; a Board Director for Trustco Bank from 2022 to 2023; Board Member for the EXIM Bank Advisory Committee from 2018 to 2020; and a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Board from 2002 to 2010. Sanchez served in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1981.

He has a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law and Bachelor of Science in Business and Social Science from Troy University.

About Republic Bancorp, Inc. and Republic Bank & Trust Company 

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank currently has 47 banking centers in communities within five metropolitan statistical areas (“MSAs”) across five states: 22 banking centers located within the Louisville MSA in Louisville, Prospect, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville in Kentucky, and Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville, and New Albany in Indiana; six banking centers within the Lexington MSA in Georgetown and Lexington in Kentucky; eight banking centers within the Cincinnati MSA in Cincinnati and West Chester in Ohio, and Bellevue, Covington, Crestview Hills, and Florence in Kentucky; seven banking centers within the Tampa MSA in Largo, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole, and Tampa in Florida; and four banking centers within the Nashville MSA in Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Spring Hill, Tennessee. In addition, Republic Bank Finance, a division of the Bank, has one loan production office in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bank offers internet banking at The Company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, and as of March 31, 2024, had approximately $6.9 billion in assets. The Company’s Class A Common Stock is listed under the symbol “RBCAA” on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

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2024 IU Southeast Commencement to be held Monday, May 6

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (April 29, 2024) – Indiana University Southeast will honor 767 graduates at its 56th Commencement ceremony next week.

Commencement will be held at 9:45 a.m., Monday, May 6, at the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County Amphitheater, behind the Ogle Center, on the IU Southeast campus at 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany, Indiana. IU President, Pamela Whitten will preside over the ceremony with IU Southeast Chancellor, Debbie Ford.

The Class of 2024 will be awarded 772 degrees, including 642 bachelor’s degrees, 124 master’s degrees, and 6 associate degrees.

The Class of 2024 ranges in age from 19 to 71 and hails from 41 Indiana counties, 11 U.S. states, and 12 countries of origin. Over 29 percent of these candidates will become the first in their families to attain an undergraduate degree.

More than 39,000 IU Southeast degrees have been awarded since 1968. Nearly 80 percent of graduates remain in Indiana and the Louisville metropolitan area.

During the commencement ceremony, Wendy Dant Chesser, Chief Director of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs at the River Ridge Development Authority, will be honored with the distinguished alumni award.

A live stream of the 2024 Commencement ceremony will be available on May 6, 2024, at An archived video of the 2024 ceremony will also be made available on that same website at a later date.

In the event of inclement weather, people attending the ceremony are encouraged to monitor IU Southeast’s social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram on the morning of the ceremony. Graduates will also be notified of any changes via their IU email.

Visit for the most current information regarding IU Southeast Commencement 2024 events.


About IU Southeast:  IU Southeast is one of seven campuses of Indiana University. Offering more than 150 degree programs and concentrations, the scenic 180-acre campus is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. It currently has over 3,750 students and employs over 360 faculty members. About 400 students live on campus in five fully furnished, lodge-style residence halls. Through an agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Indiana University Southeast offers in-state tuition to students enrolled from eight counties in the Louisville region. IU Southeast has three nationally recognized, accredited schools including the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Nursing. For more information, visit IU Southeast is a tobacco-free campus.

Minority Business Spotlight | P.U.S.H. Transportation, LLC

Each month One Southern Indiana will feature a business that identifies as a minority-owned business.  If you are interested in being featured, please email Kana Brown.

La’Vonia Cochran
5108 East Hwy. 62
Jeffersonsville, IN  47130
502 915-4014

What year was your business established?  2023

What inspired you to start this business?


What is your company’s mission statement:

Push it to the limit, the spirit of P.U.S.H. , embodies our drive to exceed expectations, making every journey a memory.