When John Krauss announced he was retiring as director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, he was featured in an article in the Indianapolis Star newspaper. Columnist Matthew Tully wrote, “Krauss has been an important voice in the city for decades. He played a key role in the rebirth of downtown but, for me, his importance was summed up one night in 2012 when his institute pulled off a unique event in the year’s otherwise mind-numbing election season. The coup was a series of back-to-back, substantive policy conversations with the candidates for governor. It was a night of depth and civility unmatched by anything else in 2012, and it was a reminder of why so many of us think so highly of Krauss.”
Andre Zarb-Cousin, who was a standout soccer player at CC, is the Colorado Springs-based vice-president of training for the Youth Transformation Center, which works with at-risk youth. The center’s E3 (engage-educate-employ) program hosted a graduation ceremony for 11 former high school dropouts at CC’s Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center on Jan. 25.
Gardiner Vinnedge was named 2013 Citizen of the Year in North Bend, Wash. He was selected for his years of volunteer work and willingness to serve the city. Mayor Ken Hearing said the award is given to a business or person who has gone above and beyond to make North Bend a better place to live. Gardiner’s great-grandparents settled in North Bend in the late 1800s, and he was born in the area. He has taught history, government, and civics classes at independent high schools for more than 30 years.
An opinion piece by Gregg Easterbrook, “How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers,” was in the October 2013 edition of The Atlantic. Gregg also has a new book, “The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America.”
Jane E. Maier has been elected to the board of directors of the American Translators Association, the nation’s largest professional organization for translators and interpreters. She graduated from CC with a degree in Romance Languages, and later graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1979 with a master’s degree in translation and interpretation. The ATA is based in Alexandria, Va., and has nearly 11,000 members in more than 95 countries.
Cinda Collins is senior vice president/financial adviser for RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis, Minn. Previously, she was a bond trader for Wells Fargo Investment Services. Her proudest community achievement is serving on the board of the Minneapolis YMCA and its Legacy Campaign Committee.
Ted Barkley has served as city manager of Ellensburg, Wash., since 2000. Before taking that position, he was city manager for Montrose, Calif., and was assistant city manager for Garden City, Kan. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas.