By Steven Krolak
(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Amanda Felten, associate director of campus life, has been selected as one of the leading professionals under 40 years old in Southern Indiana by Southern Indiana Business Magazine, a publication of the News and Tribune.
The “Top 20 under 40” distinction recognizes professional accomplishments and volunteerism in Clark and Floyd counties. Honorees are being recognized in a special July/August issue of the magazine.
“Amanda wowed us with her diverse involvement in a number of organizations and initiatives,” said Jason Thomas, editor of Southern Indiana Business.
That involvement includes her work with the Greater Louisville Alumni Panhellenic, IU Southeast/Floyd County Coordinated Community Response Team for sexual assault prevention, IU Southeast’s Center for Mentoring, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and Morgan Elementary School.
For Felten, volunteering brings substantial personal rewards but in the end, it’s all about improving the public space.
“Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place,” Felten said.
This orientation aligns perfectly with the dedication to community that Felten experiences, and helps to drive, at IU Southeast.
“IU Southeast proves through action each and every year that it believes in serving the community,” Felten said. “Our students, faculty and staff log thousands of hours volunteering for worthy causes at events throughout the area. It’s who we are and what we do.”