Melissa Eastman assumes role as new Assistant Director of Alumni Relations


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News release from IPFW:

Melissa Eastman assumes role as new Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

(June 24, 2015) — Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) welcomes Melissa Eastman as the new assistant director of alumni relations. As an experienced alumni relations professional, Eastman has worked as the acting director of alumni relations for the past several months at the University of Saint Francis, working closely with their development staff and understanding the role alumni relations plays in engaging an enthusiastic and passionate alumni community.

“I’m excited about joining such a talented team,” Eastman said. “I’m looking forward to serving IPFW’s unique and diverse alumni population.”

A native of Fort Wayne, Melissa lived most of her life in Texas, where she earned a B.A. in psychology from St. Edward’s University in Austin. After graduation, she worked for a high-tech company and eventually moved back to Fort Wayne, where she was employed by a development company seeking to improve the Haitian economy. Eastman also owned an event planning business that specialized in client relationship management for other companies.

“Melissa has great experience in alumni relations, plus a background with university development, volunteer management, event planning, and non-profit work, all topped with a wonderful collaborative spirit,” said Debra Boggs, director of alumni relations. “I’m very excited to have her on our team.”

Along with raising five children, one of whom attends IPFW and has just finished her freshman year, Eastman says she enjoys spending time reading, gardening, and spending time outdoors.


About IPFW
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering more than 200 prestigious Indiana University and Purdue University degrees and certificates. More than 13,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the IPFW family. The 688-acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 9,900 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through IPFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,300 high school students take dual credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at



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