Class Notes

The Class Notes section is dedicated for alumni to share information about their accomplishments and milestones. Class Notes are a way for alumni to spread the word about a promotion, award/honor received, career move, wedding, birth announcement, etc. All Class Notes are posted online and are considered for publication use in all Alumni Relations publications. To submit a Class Note please log in to the Alumni Community.

Jennifer Bunker (LAS 2006)

Jennifer Bunker (LAS '06) joined Reilly Law Office. She has worked in the Illinois Valley legal community for the past seven years handling many litigation related matters including contests, property tax appeals, breach of contract and personal injury claims. She also clerked for Justice Robert Carter of the Third District Appellate Court.

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Patrick Owens (JD 1996)

Patrick Owens (JD '96), a partner at Di Monte & Lizak LLC, was appointed to the board of directors of ATG Trust Company, a subsidiary of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc. Owens serves on three ATG Trust committees: trust, trust audit, and trust and investment.

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Ann Dowd (MFA 1982)

Dowd (THE '82) plays Aunt Lydia, the terrifying overseer of the handmaids, in the 10-part HBO production Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." The series premiered in April 2017.

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Katherine Layton (MA 2006, CMN 2004)

Katherine Layton (CMN '04, MA '06) was promoted to senior community liasison of the Oakland County (Mich.) board of commissioners. She will be responsible for managing the media relations, communications and community outreach efforts of the board of commissioners and its members. Layton joined the board of commissioners in March 2015 as community liaison.

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Jacquelyn Santo (BUS 2012)

Jacquelyn Santo (BUS '12) is a travel adviser and franchise owner of Cruise Planners/American Express, located in Chicago. Santo works with clients all over the country with travels needs, such as air, hotel, transportation and travel protection.

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Christopher Cook (JD 2010)

Christopher Cook (JD '10) joined the Hawley Troxell law firm in Boise, Idaho.

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Mustafa Duzdag (MA 2004)

Mustafa Duzdag (LAS MA '04) is now working at John Carroll University in Cleveland as a visiting scholar/professor in the English department.

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Lisa Beggs (JD 2000)

Lisa Beggs (JD '00) received the 2017 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer award for exceptional service to the Tampa Bay community. Lisa volunteers for Crossroads for Florida Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing trained attorneys to represent children in the dependency system. Lisa is an attorney with the Tampa office of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

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Nicolas Colombat (MUS 2014)

Colombat (MUS '14) was a featured performer at the Springtime Musicale April 23 in Arlington, Mass. Colombat, a pianist, completed his master's degree from the New England Conservatory in May 2017.

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Jessica Hanna (THE 1993)

Hanna (THE '93) directed the Los Angeles premiere of "I Carry Your Heart" at Bootleg Theatre in May and June, 2017.

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Michael Greco (BUS 2006)

Greco (BUS '06) was named vice president and principal of Slayton Search Partners, an international executive search company. Previously, he worked for executive search firms Crist|Kolder Associates and Korn/Ferry International. He began his career at Aon Corporation, where he played a key role in implementing an internal executive recruitment function.

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Anthony Galanti (BUS 2016)

Galanti (BUS '16) joined Live Marketing, a trade show and event creative agency based in Evanston, Ill., as a relationship manager.

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Robert Paul (JD 2012)

Robert Paul (JD '12) was promoted to executive director, finance & operations, for Compass Lexecon, a global economic consulting firm providing expert analysis to law firms, corporations and government clients.

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David Black (JD 1979)

David Black (JD '79) retired from the UAW Legal Services Plan after 37 years. He is currently volunteering with Prairie State Legal Services, where he provides representation for individuals seeking to expunge or seal their criminal records.

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William Daley (DHL 2000)

Daley (DHL '00) was one of 17 former White House chiefs of staff (and one of three with DePaul connections) interviewed by documentary filmmaker Chris Whipple for "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency."

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Jessica January (CMN 2017)

January (CMN '17), a stand-out member of DePaul's women's basketball team, was drafted with the fourth pick in the third round of the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun.

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Zachary Gordon (JD 1978)

Gordon (JD '78), chairman and CEO of Arcadia Investment Corporation, a research boutique that pioneered analytics in the interactive entertainment industry, retired March 31, 2017, after 23 years at the helm of the company. Previously, Gordon was a senior corporate vice president of Drexel Burnham Lambert, a prominent investment bank. He is now working on two novels.

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Donald Rumsfeld (LLD 1990)

Rumsfeld (LLD '90) was one of 17 former White House chiefs of staff (and one of three with DePaul connections) interviewed by documentary filmmaker Chris Whipple for "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency."

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Samuel Skinner (DHL 2006, LLD 1990, JD 1966)

Skinner (JD '66, LLD '90, DHL '06) was one of 17 former White House chiefs of staff (and one of three with DePaul connections) interviewed by documentary filmmaker Chris Whipple for "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency."

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Anthony Zediker (MUS 2013)

Zediker (MUS '13) is a faculty member as a pianist and music director at the Colburn School, the American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy, Loyola Marymount University and the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, and is a visiting accompanist at the Los Angeles Opera. He is the musical director for "Cabaret" at the Lex Theatre in Los Angeles through June 2017.

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