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Evette Collins (MA 2008)
Evette co-authored "The Secret to Creating Loving Relationships" with Yvonne Randle. Geared toward teenagers, young adults and mature adults, the book hopes to empower readers to make positive changes in their lives and help them avoid common mistakes that prevent successful relationships.
James O'Neil (MA 1966, LAS 1964)
James started memoriesofatime.com, a memoir blog recounting stories about growing up, Chicago and other special moments.
James and his wife Susan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2013.
Thomas McClure (JD 1979)
Thomas was awarded the Hibbert R. Roberts Teaching Excellence Recognition Award by the Illinois State University Department of Government and Politics.
Thomas was honored by Illinois State University with the 2013 Impact Award which recognizes faculty for their individualized attention and impact on new students.
Timothy Kronquist (JD 1995)
Timothy recently relocated to Washington, D.C., to join Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC, where he provides service to officeholders, candidates, businesses, and other political committees in all aspects of campaign finance regulation, ethics and lobbying compliance, and general operational matters. In addition, he was counsel to the 2012 Republican Vice President nominee Congressman Paul Ryan, closely assisting the nominee with various legal matters during the vetting process and campaign. He currently serves as general counsel to Ryan for Congress Inc. and the leadership PAC Prosperity Action Inc.
Christopher Meinhardt (LAS 2010)
Christopher is executive director of GreenLeaf, a nonprofit youth leadership development and urban agriculture program in Denver.
Evan Whitfield (JD 2009)
Evan, an attorney at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in Chicago, was recently named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. He joins an elite group of attorneys from Illinois as a new member of this professional organization comprised of America's top young trial attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership.
Jose Garcia (MBA 1989)
Jose will lead First Data Corp.'s government solutions business. He will focus on First Data's efforts to grow the business and expand the company's expertise in government solutions by leveraging its current successes across the portfolio, including health and human services, tax and revenue, and payment solutions. He also will partner with First Data's client services teams to strive for exceptional customer experience.
Karen Ford (MS 2012, SNL 2009)
Karen published a collection of essays entitled "Thoughts of A Fried Chicken Watermelon Woman" with Total Recall Press in April.
Lloyd Shefsky (BUS 1962)
Lloyd's newest book, "Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for Any Start-Up, Entrepreneur, or Family Business," will be published in July through McGraw-Hill. The book features interviews with Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks; Tom Stemberg, founder of Staples; Maxine Clark, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chairman and CEO of Carlson Companies; and other high-profile figures. Llyod is clinical professor of entrepreneurship, founder and co-director of the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises and the co-founder of the Center for Executive Women at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Nancy Sindelar (LAS 1970)
Nancy's newest book, "Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work," will be published with Rowman and Littlefield in June 2014. The book documents how Hemingway's early years and the people and places he was drawn to in his adult life contributed to his thoughts, actions and writing and contains rarely seen photographs and excerpts from Hemingway's personal letters.
Sandra Weiss (JD 1984)
Sandra is senior IP counsel at AkzoNobel in Chicago.
Madeline Spurck (MA 1991)
Madeline retired from School District 159 in Matteson, Ill., after 33 years of consecutive service. She was a second grade teacher.
Charisse Powell (SNL 2007)
Charisse married Jonathan B. Carwell on Feb. 14 at Royal Palace in Chicago.
Benjamin Berman (JD 2004)
Benjamin was promoted to general counsel of Kayak.com.
Cynthia Dees (MS 2013)
Cynthia was promoted to administrative manager for public works for the City of Sugar Land, Texas. In this role, she will oversee the public works budget and purchasing functions, provide policy development and research assistance, and supervise secretarial staff. Previously, she served as a management assistant and completed a water quality internship with the City of Sugar Land.
Gregory Thomas (JD 1981)
Gregory was promoted to senior licensing manager at Crocs Inc. His responsibilities include sports and entertainment licensing, and he recently expanded the Crocs footwear collection to include fashion, urban, artist, music, outdoor and limited edition styles.
Jason Abrahams (MBA 2007)
Jason was promoted to marketing director at Rightsize Facility Performance, where he was previously marketing manager.
John Robak (BUS 1989)
John will serve as a board member for Chicago United, an advocacy organization that promotes multiracial leadership in business and parity in economic opportunity. He is president of Greely and Hansen, as well as an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Illinois District Export Council and on the advisory board for the Driehaus College of Business.
John Schneider (MS 2008, CDM 2007)
In January 2013, John was promoted to associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, a public defense contracting agency where he was previously a senior consultant. In April 2013, he was posted as a certification accreditation representative and army cyber representative providing cyber security risk analysis of information systems, networks and computing enclaves to Headquarters, U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, Va. In February 2013, he became a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In April 2014, John returns to the Office of the CIO/Office of the Secretary of Defense to serve as an information assurance/cyber network defense engineering subject matter expert, specifically to develop cybersecurity policy and strategy for the Department of Defense.
Josephine Peterson-Montecki (MAC 1982, BUS 1981)
Twelve members of the DePaul's first Master of Accountancy class met on Nov. 15, 2013, for their 31-year reunion at Seasons 52 in Oak Brook, Ill. [Top row, left to right: Michael Pisano (BUS '81, MAC '82), Thomas Festle (BUS '81, MAC '82), Russell Holmgren (BUS '81, MAC '82), Edmund Kelly (BUS '82, MAC '82), Lee Sussman (BUS '82, MAC '82), Sam Cannata (BUS '81, MAC '82) and Lee Rendino (BUS '81, MAC '82). Seated: Mary Lou Vainisi (BUS '81, MAC '82), Josephine Peterson-Montecki (BUS '81, MAC '82), Martha Smith (MAC '82), Susan Swaringen (BUS '82, MAC '82), and Anne Mieleszuk (BUS '81, MAC '82).]
Larry Sullivan (LAS 1966)
Larry published "The Brownsville Boys: Jewish Gangsters of Murder, Inc." in December 2013. Sullivan, associate dean and chief librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and professor of criminal justice at the Graduate School at the City University of New York, wrote the biographies of 20 Murder, Inc. assassins, with portraits etched and in color by D.R. Wakefield of the Chevington Press in England. Russell Maret designed the shaped typography and Claudia Cohen housed the book in a custon made chemise and box. It is an artist's book limited to 50 copies for sale. What began over twenty years ago as an idea by Sullivan and artist Leonard Baskin, has been achievedd by the Two Ponds Press. This book is a colorful history of organized crime history among an immigrant group not know for this type of brutal activity.
Maranda Millard-Gary (CSH 2002)
Maranda was accepted into the doctorate in nursing practice program at the University of Michigan, where she will matriculate fall 2014.
Maranda is a neurology nurse practitioner with Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. She graduated in August 2013 with her master's in nursing-family nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati and passed her boards in September. She is a certified nurse practitioner (FNP-C).
Martin Frascogna (MA 2007)
Martin is an attorney with Frascogna Entertainment Law in Jackson, Miss., where he specializes in the intersection between music and international law and works with internationally-based artists, indie-musicians, labels and publishers.
McKenzie Chinn (MFA 2011)
McKenzie plays Shelly in Stage Left Theatre's production of "Principal Principle" running through May 18.
Michael Gregory (MBA 1982)
Michael published the second edition of "How to Work with the IRS," a book that helps equip practicing attorneys, accountants and appraisers with background and advice as they prepare returns that could be audited or who need assistance when a return is audited.
Michael Hernandez (MBA 1993, BUS 1988)
Michael is director of marketing at Business Insurance, a Crain Communications Inc. publication that reports on risk management, risk financing, employee benefits management and workers compensation.
Michael Radak (JD 2002)
Michael was promoted to partner at Langhenry, Gillen, Lundquist & Johnson, where he focuses his practice in personal-injury and insurance defense law including automobile accidents, construction, premises liability, wrongful death and medical-malpractice defense.
Michelle Paveza (JD 1996)
Michelle has been promoted to partner at Langhenry, Gillen, Lundquist & Johnson, where she focuses her practice on medical-malpractice defense, construction litigation, general civil litigation and consumer fraud defense.
Yolanda Jackson (CMN 2004)
Yolanda is engaged to be married. The ceremony will take place Dec. 7 at Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens in Chicago. She is assistant director of admissions at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago.
Christine Kubisztal (CMN 1991)
Christine joined Tremor Video Inc. to lead its Midwest sales team. She will be tasked with accelerating the adoption of Tremor Video's enterprise solutions, which are built on the company's proprietary VideoHub technology, and includes the licensing of its programmatic offerings such as its demand side platform
Jacquelyn Faranso (BUS 2012)
Jacquelyn is a commercial real estate broker with Sperry Van Ness.
Johner Wilson (JD 2002)
Johner was promoted to partner at Daley Mohan Groble PC, where he represents municipalities, railroads and commercial clients in civil litigation and transactional counseling.
Kenneth Peters (BUS 1993)
Kenneth is director of tax and treasury at Ferrara Candy Co. in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Mary Mc Cahill (JD 2002, LAS 1999)
Mary was promoted to partner at Daley Mohan Groble PC, where she represents self-insured companies in casualty and commercial litigation.
Robert Boyer (LLM 1997)
Robert joined independent health management service provider OurHealth as executive vice president of client engagement. He will focus on short and long-term growth objectives, including working with various strategic channel partners to expand OurHealth's client portfolio and geographic footprint.
Scott Drumheller (JD 1998)
Scott was named executive administrator of Lions Club International, where he will oversee operations at the International Headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., for the association and Lions Clubs International Foundation, the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International. He has also been the association's secretary since 2006.
John Brock (MBA 2003)
John was promoted to senior vice president of project management and operations at Associa, North America's largest community association management firm. He will
Maura Zinni (MED 1984)
Maura was named superintendent of school district 157C in Frankfort, Ill. She was previously the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning in Lombard District 44.
Nosheen Hydari (CMN 2005)
Nosheen was recognized as a Champion of Change by the Obama administration for her work with gun violence prevention on April 3 at the White House. She is a crisis therapist at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago.
Amy Dickerson (BUS 2004)
Amy was promoted to vice president and digital director at Spark Marketing.
Janelle Prueter (MS 1995)
Janelle was named vice president of operations for Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, a statewide justice and health advocacy organization that helps to reduce recidivism in Illinois. She will direct the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and community health services, which annually serve more than 28,000 adults and youth who have substance abuse treatment and mental health needs.
Justin Kolb (MUS 1964)
Justin will accompany the Michael Teolis Singers during the grand finale at their May 3 show at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Park, Ill.
Lauren Dixon (MA 2013)
Lauren joined Crowley Webb as a community manager. She will lead the development and execution of social media strategies for clients at this marketing communications agency.
Mary Joerger (LAS 1959)
Mary is celebrating 60 years as a Dominican Sister of Springfield, Ill. She entered the Springfield Dominican Congregation on June 27, 1952, and made profession of vows on Jan. 4, 1954. Mary is co-director of Siena Hall in Springfield where her primary area of ministry is ministering to guests who stay at Siena Hall when visiting sisters at our mother house or are attending meetings at Sacred Heart Convent.
Michael Teolis (MUS 1975)
Michael and his choral ensemble the Michael Teolis Singers will present "Look What Else They Wrote" on May 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Park, Ill. Justin Kolb (MUS '64) will accompany the ensemble for the grand finale.
Michele Lowrance (JD 1975)
Michele is a family law mediator with JAMS Chicago Resolution Center.
Ruth Brinkley (MS 1984, CSH 1981)
Ruth was honored as the enterprising woman of influence by Business First as part of their Business Women First special publication and event for 2014. She is president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health Inc. and senior vice president of operations at Catholic Health Initiatives.
Barry Carter (MA 2001)
Barry published his first novel, "The Heartless Victims Murder Mystery," a suspenseful, humorous story about unsolved murders that take place over 30-plus years. Throughout are wickedly funny accounts of what happens to the people who find the corpses, the investigating law officials and killers. Barry will donate earnings to American Heart Association.
Caroline Curtis (MUS 1977)
Caroline has played violin for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra for the past 35 years.
Genevieve Morrill (JD 2004)
Genevieve and her husband Nathan Kay welcomed Roland Edward Morrill Kay on Feb. 17 in the middle of a snowstorm.
Jeffrey Ditmar (JD 2005)
Jeffrey was promoted to senior corporate and litigation counsel with Atain Insurance Co. in Farmington Hills, Mich.
John Spittell (JD 2011)
John joined the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, as an attorney-adviser.
Kelly Langenberg (MM 2004)
Kelly plays horn with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, where she has been for two-and-a-half seasons.
Lisa O'Neill (MS 1991)
Lisa was appointed chief financial officer at Lakeland Financial, where she will oversee accounting, asset and liability management, investment portfolio management, treasury functions, technology services, and product and project management, as well as act as the company's primary investor relations contact.
Mark Casady (MBA 1985)
Mark's performance as CEO of LPL Financial Holdings is ranked in the top quartile of BSS News Bites' NASDAQ performers for the past quarter.
Patrick Driscoll (JD 1967)
Patrick has been appointed administrative law judge at the Cook County Department of Administrative Hearings.
Robert McGee (MST 1976)
Robert won three gold medals and five silver medals at the Taekwondo National Championships in Anaheim, Calif., March 21-22.
William Dempsey (BUS 1980)
William has been elected to the Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. board of directors. He serves as as director of Landauer Inc., Nordion Inc. and Hospira Inc.
Cathleen Mullen (MED 2005)
Cathleen is engaged to Andrew Rexing and will be married July 19 at Our Lady of Las Vegas Roman Catholic Church. She is an instructional coach for the Clark County School District in Nevada and facilitates classes at University of Phoenix. Rexing received a welding certification from Area Technical Trade Center and works as an electrician at Master Electric Inc.
Christina Nieves (THE 2008)
Christina plays Eponine in Drury Lane Theatre's 30th anniversary production of "Les Miserables." George Keating (THE '90) also appears in the ensemble.
David Adler (JD 1997)
David founded Adler Law Group, a boutique law firm located in Chicago formed with the mission of safeguarding ideas, relationships and talent.
George Keating (THE 1990)
George appears in the ensemble in Drury Lane Theatre's 30th anniversary production of "Les Miserables." Christina Nieves (THE '08) plays Eponine.
Jean Dziekan Lachowicz (MA 1989, CMN 1980)
Jean is co-founder and executive director of Spirit of Harmony Foundation, which is Todd Rundgren's national charitable organization that supports music education. She is president of Urbs In Horto Communicaitons Inc., a business consulting and website design provider.
Leonard Samczyk (MST 2004)
Leonard was elected president of the Chicago Tax Club for 2014. The Chicago Tax Club is a nonprofit that seems to provide educational and networking events, in order to assist members in identifying and resolving tax compliance, planning and audit issues relating to their employers.
Lisa Schwartz (MED 1999)
Lisa has been named assistant superintendent for instruction for Skokie School District 68 in Skokie, Ill. Previously, she served as director of teaching and learning for Oak Park District 97 in Oak Park, Ill.
Nancy Garcia (LAS 2010)
Nancy is senior operations manager at Junior Achievement of Chicago, as well as the executive director of Colectivo El Pozo Theatre Company. In addition, she is 2013-14 chair of Mujeres' Young Professional Advisory Council and a board member of the Mujeres Latinas en Accion Board of Directors.
Nicole Homb (LAS 2005)
Nicole is the recipient of the 2014 World Health Organization-World Federation of Chiropractic Collaborative Fellowship. She will serve for one year as a fellow at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, where she will work with the department of health statistics and informatics.
Norman Simmons (CMN 2003)
Norman published "13 Years Later," a suspense fiction novel that follows protagonist Michael as he searches for answers amidst murder, love and betrayal.
Tracy Lin (JD 2013)
Tracy has been admitted to the New York State Bar. She is an associate at Goldberg Segalla in the firm's business and commercial practice group.
Jason Schmitz (JD 1999)
Jason Schmitz has been named shareholder at Vedder Price, where he joins the firm's Chicago office in the intellectual property group. Schmitz has a comprehensive global intellectual property practice that includes transactional and litigation experience. Prior to joining Vedder Price, he was a partner at Baker & McKenzie.
Robert Duda (JD 1999)
Robert joined Faegre Baker Daniels in Chicago as counsel.
Crystal Mary Willingham (CDM 2003)
Crystal Mary is working in executive human resources at Tronox in the Stamford, Conn., headquarters. She is also serving her fifth and final year on the DePaul Alumni Board and splits her time volunteering and helping to manage the front of house operations at the historic Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, N.J.
Peter Morano (MA 2002, BUS 1994)
Peter is vice president of applications development at 10th Magnitude in Chicago.
Philip Minardi (BUS 2009)
Philip left his post as press secretary for U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen to become director of communications and public affairs at the Travel Technology Association in Washington, D.C.
John Carruthers (MA 2009)
John published "ManBQue: Meat. Beer. Rock and Roll," a grilling cookbook complete with beer pairings. He developed a television pilot based on the men's grilling and lifestyle organization and has appeared on Windy City Life and the Today show to promote it.
Alexandra Meda (THE 2007)
Alexandra is executive director and ensemble member at Teatro Luna, Chicago's first and only all-Latina theater group.
Anne Pramaggiore (DHL 2011, JD 1989)
Anne was named Utility Industry CEO of the Year by Energy Central, publisher of EnergyBiz magazine, at a gathering in Washington, D.C.
Eric Maiers (JD 2005)
Eric was promoted to shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP. He was previously an attorney at the firm, where he focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, Internet and domain name matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation and patent prosecution in areas of computer hardware and software, business methods in eCommerce/Internet, electrical circuits and semiconductors.
Alexander Rozenblat (JD 2003)
Alexander joined Eligo Energy as the company's general counsel and director of legal and compliance.
Charles Rizzo (JD 2010)
Charles joined WongPartnership in Singapore as a foreign lawyer. He is part of the firm's equity capital markets practice.
Christopher Huberts (BUS 2009)
Christopher was promoted to manager of product management for Amazon. He will be relocating to Bangalore, India, to develop a team that will build a new e-commerce category for the company.
Donterria Jackson (SNL 2013)
Donterria was admitted to the John Marshall Law School.
Emily Casey (JD 2012)
Emily is an attorney at Tobin, Carberry, O'Malley, Riley & Selinger, where she practices in the areas of workers' compensation, employment, intellectual property and cultural property law.
Frank Muller (JD 2008)
Frank is an attorney-advisor in the Office of Policy and International Affairs for the U.S. Copyright Office.
Gary Yamashiroya (JD 1993)
Gary will take part in the 2014 Japanese American Leadership Delegation program, which brings 10 prominent Japanese Americans to Japan for a week-long trip dedicated to building people-to-people connections with Japanese leaders. He is the Detective Commander for the Chicago Police Department.
Gregory McMahon (JD 2002)
Gregory was promoted to equity shareholder at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. He was previously a partner.
Heather Ireland Robinson (MFA 1996)
Heather was named executive director at the Beverly Arts Center, an educational artistic center on the Southside of Chicago.
James Carlini (MBA 1982)
James was unanimously re-elected chairman of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club for the Lake Michigan Region. In addition, he published a book on next-generation real estate entitled "Location Location Connectivity," which will be available later this year.
Joseph Moran (JD 2013)
Joseph is the new assistant state's attorney for Hancock County in western Illinois.
Julie Liedtke (SNL 2002)
Julie is senior account executive at Taylor Johnson.
Katherine Alvarez (JD 2007)
Katherine is an attorney-advisor in the Office of Policy and International Affairs for the U.S. Copyright Office.
Kathryn Jackson (MED 1997)
Kathryn recently published an article that focused on building value and support for federal community service work-study programs within institutions of higher education in the 2014 Journal of Student Employment. She is the assistant director of the Career Development Center of Loyola University Chicago and manages multi-campus student employment, work-study and community service work-study programs.
Kathryn McGough (JD 2012)
Kathryn is an account executive at the Trust Company of Illinois.
Lisa Sterneck Katz (JD 2006)
Lisa joined Polsinelli as a counsel in firm's Chicago office, where she will work in health care transactions and regulatory compliance in health care and the financial services industries.
Matthew Tramel (MBA 2006)
Matthew has been appointed chief communications officer of the Investment Program Association, where he will direct overall strategic communications to all audiences, including sponsor, broker-dealer and associate members, the media and other constituencies, and will be responsible for creating greater understanding of direct investments.
Michael Sevin (JD 2008)
Michael has been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine for the third consecutive year. He is an associate practicing family law at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP in Chicago.
Norman Berger (JD 1981)
Norman has been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine for the 10th consecutive year.
Paula Kim (JD 2005)
Paula has been appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee.
Phillip Coover (JD 2007)
Phillip has been promoted to principal and director of marketing at Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell Ltd. He started with the law firm in 2005 as a clerk when he was a 2L at DePaul, and currently concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, focusing on litigation for institutional commercial real estate investment companies, real estate development and brokerage companies and commercial property management companies.
Robert Shields (MS 1989)
Robert is special agent in charge of the FBI's Milwaukee office. He most recently served as chief inspector at FBI's Washington headquarters.
Scott Seyer (MBA 2007)
Scott was promoted to principal at Goettsch Partners in Chicago. He was previously senior project designer.
Theresa Poppei (MBA 1983)
Theresa joined Houlihan Capital as senior managing director of valuation. She will be responsible for expanding the firm's tax and SEC compliance valuation practice.
Thomas Lally (JD 1985)
Thomas retired as a battalion chief from the Chicago Fire Department. A chief warrant officer and 23-year veteran in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, he serves on active duty as FOIA legal officer for the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team in New Orleans.
Thomas Miller (MM 1996)
Thomas hosted a sound recording technology alumni luncheon in conjunction with the National Association of Music Merchants Conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 26. He was joined by Griffin Cooper (MUS '05), Oscar Salinas (MUS '08), Brian Bullard (MUS '06), Brian Jensen (MUS '93), Zachary Goheen (MUS '03), Kathryn Marciniak (MUS '05) and Michael Greenberg (MUS '93).
Timothy Gebhardt (MS 2008, CDM 2005)
Timothy and his wife Ashley would like to announce the birth of their third child, Walter Beach Gebhardt. He was born Dec 20, 2013, at 8 lbs 6 oz 21 in.
Zachary Telschow (MS 2011)
Zachary is a software engineer at Corporate Technology Solutions of Milwaukee, where he will be responsible for working with clients to design, build, test and maintain high quality software solutions to optimize business productivity.
Matthew Manning (LAS 2013)
Matthew is founder and president of Worldwide Orphanage Relief Coalition, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help children globally.