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About the Regatta

IUPUI and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) plans IUPUI Regatta on the Downtown Indianapolis canal each year in late September. Established in 2009, the IUPUI Regatta has quickly become a signature event for the IUPUI campus. The purpose of the event is to create a high-energy campus tradition that involves both the campus and Indianapolis community while benefiting an IUPUI student scholarship. The IUPUI Regatta consists of a half mile canoe relay competition involving teams of up to eight IUPUI students, faculty/staff, and alumni beginning at Fairbanks Hall at the north end of the canal, traveling down to the USS Indianapolis basin, and then back to complete the half mile leg. The Regatta also has events designed to entertain children of all ages – clowns, face painters, IUPUI student organizations host activities for kids and college students, and live entertainment from Indianapolis area bands make this festive event a can't miss experience.

The IUPUI Regatta leadership structure is unique in that it relies on students and alumni to plan and implement the various events, including those leading up to race day.

Regatta Steering Committee

Executive Director: Elly Alexander
Assistant Executive Director: Lynnette Sauer

The Festival

Director of the Festival: Corinne Blackburn
Coordinator of Entertainment: Malissa Magiera
Coordinator of Vendors: Casey Lyon
Coordinator of Student Organizations: Melanie Scheive
Coordinator of Family and Community Entertainment: Zoe Bulick

Finance and Sponsorship

Director of Finance: Kevin Mull
Coordinator of Internal Sponsorships: Elvis Hodali
Coordinator of External Sponsorships: Joe Bondi
Coordinator of Donations: Adam Bogs


Director of Logistics: Thrasher Carmichael


Director of Marketing: Michael Gillis
Coordinator of Internal Marketing: Kayla Jenkins
Coordinator of External Marketing: Kenyari Keith
Coordinator of Social Media: Kayla Hughes
Coordinator of Regatta Week Marketing: Shoun Collins

Regatta Week

Director of Regatta Week: Alex Hochstetler
Coordinator of Contests: Jasmine Laseter

Rules and Teams

Director of Rules & Teams: Jon Bell
Coordinator of Rules and Teams: Collin Wilson
Coordinator of Judges: Bindu Podila


Director of Volunteer: Janine Kabir

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