Rachel Werner (JD 2015)

Werner (JD '15) is an associate attorney at Hymson Goldstein Pantiliat & Lohr PLLC in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Stanley Gorom (JD 1993)

Gorom (JD '93) was appointed the partner-in-charge of the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. Gorom has been a member of Hahn Loeser's board of directors for more than 10 years and serves as administrative chair of the firm's business practice area.

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Amanda Murphy (MA 2011)

Hoel-Green (MA LAS '11) was named senior marketing officer for A Gathering Place for Tulsa (Okla.), a $350 million park being built along the Arkansas River. Previously, she worked for Outward Bound, primarily out of Maine, as a marketing director for the nonprofit wilderness education organization.

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George Mahoney (JD 1974)

Mahoney (JD '74), a founding member of the Will County firm Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC, was recently inducted into the Academy of Illinois Lawyers Class of Laureates. Mahoney focuses on zoning and land development, government and municipal law, litigation and appellate practice

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Gina Beall (MBA 1998)

Beall (MBA '98) was promoted to manager of investment research at Savant Capital LLC in April 2017. She also chairs the Savant Investment Committee. A certified investment management analyst, she joined Savant in April 2010.

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Keisha Hampton (CMN 2012)

Hampton (CMN '12), who played forward for the Blue Demons' women's basketball team, was acquired by the Chicago Sky from the Minnesota Lynx.

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Perry Romanowski (CSH 1992)

Romanowski (CSH '92) is the vice president of Brains Publishing, which creates websites, traditional books, eBooks, audio and video focusing on science and its application to the real world. Author of several publications on cosmetic chemistry, he is vice president of the board of directors for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and teaches several introductory classes for that organization.

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Anne Pramaggiore (DHL 2011, JD 1989)

Pramaggiore (JD '89, DHL '11) was the keynote speaker at the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards in 2017. She is the CEO of ComEd, which was named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year--Sustained Excellence Award winner.

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Zachary Hillard (MBA 2005)

Hillard (MBA '05) was promoted to chief investment officer for Busey Wealth Management. Hillard has worked for Busey for nearly a decade, serving as managing director of fixed income and most recently as interim CIO. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. Hillard was also among the Forty Under 40 in Champaign County awarded by The News-Gazette's Central Illinois Business magazine.

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Kenneth Stout (LAS 1987)

Stout (LAS '87) is president of the Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago.

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Mae Jemison (DHL 2008)

Jemison is one of the judges for the Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge, an out-of-this-world competition to design and launch an Alka-Rocket that will attempt to set the first-ever Guinness World Records title for highest launch of an Alka-Rocket. The Challenge is open to teams of students from each of the 14 universities in the Big Ten Conference.

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Susan Trieschmann (SNL 2007)

Trieschmann (SNL '07) was honored as a distinguished alumna by Oakton Community College in May 2017. She founded Curt's Cafe in Evanston, Ill., where she provides workforce and life-skills training for at-risk youth. Previously she was head of catering at Chicago's Pump Room and founder of Food for Thought, the third largest caterer in Chicagoland.

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Anthony Abear (JD 1992)

Abear (LAW '92) was recognized as a 2017 Elite Lawyer. He founded Abear Law Offices in DuPage County, Ill.

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Kristen Geil (MA 2013)

Geil (MA LAS '13) is a digital content writer and blogger at Digital Third Coast.

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Anita Glencoe (MBA 1992)

Glencoe (MBA '92) is senior vice president/senior portfolio manager at Bank of America's offices in Chicago. She also mentors young women through the Chicago Area Mentoring Program under the LEAD for Women Group at Bank of America.

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Monique Joseph (MS 2016, CMN 2009)

Monique Joseph (CMN '09, LAS MS '16) wrote "I Did It, I Did It," the first in a series of children's picture books that incorporates cultural diversity to enrich growth and development. The series chronicles the life of two-and-a-half-year-old Zoie and everyday adventures to learn something new.

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Michelle Christie (BUS 1991)

Christie (BUS '91) was named a CNN Hero for 2017 for her work changing the lives of low-income deaf children and their families. In 1196, Christie founded No Limits, which combines theatre and after-school educational centers to help underserved children with hearing loss learn to speak and gain life skills. Her show, "Silent NO MORE," has been performed at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and also published as a book.

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Ellen Yopchick (EDU 2007)

Yopchik (EDU '07) was named head varsity girls volleyball coach for St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Ill. Three-time captain of the DePaul women's volleyball team, she previously was assistant volleyball coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of Illinois at Chicago. While there, Yopchick received the "Thirty Under 30" Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

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Kevin Kasjanski (LAS 2015)

Kevin Kasjanski (LAS '15) is now CDO analyst lead at U.S. Bank.

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Jim Alexander (MA 2016)

Alexander (CMN MA '16) is one of the co-founders of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle. He has been a staff writer at TheMovieBlog.com since 2014 and The Young Folks since 2016. He is the United States Film and Entertainment Reporter for BBC's 5 Live radio show.

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Miguel Ayala (LAS 2013)

Miguel Ayala (LAS '13) is now director of communications for Excelencia in Education in Washington, DC. Excelencia is a nonprofit think tank focused on Latino student success in higher education.

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