Kristian Lax-Walker, FYS Academic Advisor and Assistant Director of the Peer Advising Program, has been named 2019 Alumnus of the Year by Indiana University of South Bend, Raclin School of the Arts. The award was given based on her professional service to the community and her achievements while at IUSB. Lax-Walker holds a BA in Speech Communication from IUSB, and an MS in Academic Advising from Kansas State. She is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Professionals (N4A). She will be honored at the annual IUSB Arts Excellence Award Ceremony.