From staff reports
---- — Five distinguished members of the Indiana University Kokomo family will be celebrated as part of the school’s homecoming week, as the IUK Alumni Association inducts its first Hall of Fame class.
The late Chuck Bucheri, along with Judy Golitko, Alex Huskey, Eva White, and John Wisler, will be honored at a special brunch Nov. 23 in Alumni Hall, marking the start of homecoming day activities. There will be a reception at 9 a.m. and a chicken and waffles brunch at 9:45 a.m.
All alumni are encouraged to wear IU Kokomo or IU spirit wear for the event.
In past years, the association honored one Distinguished Alumni Award winner during commencement. The new Hall of Fame replaces that award and allows more deserving graduates to earn recognition. The association anticipates adding between three and five new members each year.
All previous Distinguished Alumni Award winners are included in the new Hall of Fame and are invited to attend the event.
Following brunch, alumni may visit the new IUK gym in downtown Kokomo to cheer for the Cougar men’s basketball team as they take on conference foe Point Park in the homecoming game.
Brunch tickets are $10 each and include a reception and brunch. Basketball tickets are $5 each. To purchase tickets for either or both events, go to www.myiuaa.com/IUK-HallofFame.
The first class of IU Kokomo Alumni Association Hall of Fame members are: