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.

Karla Evers (MED 2006)

Karla Koza Evers (MEd '06) is now principal of the W.L. Chenery Middle School in Belmont, Mass.

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Joseph Duffy (BUS 1973)

Joseph Duffy (BUS '17) has been appointed to the Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board. He currently practices law at Loeb and Loeb in Chicago.

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Laurie Hamen (JD 2012)

Laurie Hamen (JD '12) has been named interim president of the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.

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Anna Lozoya (JD 2012)

Ana Lozoya (JD '12) is now associate general counsel of risk for Chicago's Sinai Health System.

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Lauren Arias (LAS 2007)

Lauren Arias (LAS '07) has been promoted from legislative assistant on health care and education issues to legislative director for U.S. Senator Tom Udall, who represents New Mexico.

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Elise Blandin (JD 2017)

Elise Blandin (JD '17) is now an associate attorney with Chicago-based Romanucci & Blandin, LLC.

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Priscilla Rojas (BUS 2003)

Priscilla Rojas (BUS '03) was elected as board chair of the The Boston Planning & Development Agency.

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Donald Fitzgerald (SNL 1993)

Donald Fitzgerald (SCPS '93) will serve as president of Dom's Market and Kitchen, a small-footprint grocery chain that is an offshoot of Mariano's grocery stores. The first store will open in March of 2021.

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Nataly Kaiser (BUS 2015)

Nataly Kaiser (BUS '15) is now an attorney with Lavelle Law in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Shanon Shumpert (LLM 2005, LAS 1993)

Shanon Shumpert (LAS '93, LLM '05) has been appointed vice provost for institutional equity at Johns Hopkins University.

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Laura Green (MED 2017)

Laura Green (MEd '17), a licensed health professional who works in Chicago's restaurant industry, hosted a free Zoom webinar in May to connect stressed restaurant managers with resources and information to help them cope during the pandemic.

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Amy Lindenmeyer (MBA 2007)

Amy Lindenmeyer (MBA '07) is now CFO of Keeper Security. She is based in the company's Chicago office.

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Marc Pressler (MBA 1992)

Marc Pressler (MBA '92) has joined Monroe Credit Advisors as a managing director in its Chicago office.

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Matthew Abrahamson (BUS 2009)

Matt Abrahmson (BUS '09) and his wife, Emily Abrahmson (CMN '10), welcomed their son, Leif, on Dec. 9, 2019. The family lives in Geneva, Ill.

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Michelle Hauer (CSH 2015)

Michelle Hauer (CSH '15) was named a graduate research fellow of the National Science Foundation. Hauer is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Rhode Island where she helps research the symbiotic relationships among organisms living near hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Casey Marsh (MS 2011)

Casey Marsh (LAS MS '11) has been named chief development officer of Feeding America. She is based in the organization's Chicago office.

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David Berk (CDM 2004)

David Berk (CDM '04) is chief technology officer for shopping app company Fetch Rewards, headquartered in Madison, Wis.

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Susan Jostes (LAS 2009)

Susie Jostes (LAS '09) and her partner, Eric Rakestraw, welcomed Colin Joseph Rakestraw in January. He joins big brother Warren.

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Sarah Casson (MED 2008)

Sarah Casson Humboldt (MEd '08) is the new principal of Salt Creek Elementary School in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

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Becky Nieman (JD 2000)

Rebecca Nieman (JD '00) recently published "Business Law for the Business Major" (Great River Learning), a university-level textbook that incorporates curated videos, websites and assessments.

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