On April 6, 2011, the IUP chapter of the Society of Professional Journalistsheld its fifth annual benefit fundraiser at the Brown Hotel in downtown Indiana.
Performers included headliner Jeff Kelley, an award-winning bluesman from Clymer; former IUP SPJ president Mike Wilson; and founding IUP SPJ president Bill Harder. Proceeds from the annual benefit go to the Bill Harder Scholarship Fund, created to provide financial support for SPJ members who seek to further their academic and professional careers by attending conferences and workshops.
Bluesman performer Jeff Kelley
Photo by David Loomis
Former IUP president Bill Harder on blues harp
Former IUP SPJ president Mike Wilson on guitar
Former SPJ member Natalie-Mae Schaefer solos a cappella at the SPJ benefit at the Brown Hotel, Feb. 7, 2009.
Photo by Alice Bonamy
Bill Harder takes a solo during the third annual SPJ benefit at the Brown Hotel, Feb. 7, 2009.