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.

Jenni Dant (CMN 2005)

Jenni L. Dant (CMN '05) is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 2019 Hall of Fame class.

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Diana Vines (EDU 1994)

Diana Vines (EDU '94) is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 2019 Hall of Fame class.

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David Danelski (JD 1953)

David J. Danelski (JD '53) is the Boone Centennial Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He is the author of several books and many publications on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law and judicial behavior and is currently working on a biography of William O. Douglas.

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Kelly Shefferly (MA 2010)

Kelly Shefferly (LAS MA '10) is an associate with law firm Plunkett Cooney, based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He is part of the banking, backruptcy, creditors' rights and transactional law practice groups.

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Justin Hansen (JD 2009)

Justin M. Hansen (JD '09) was appointed a circuuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Ill. Previously he was an attorney in the Libertyville office of Swanson, Martin & Bell.

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John Dastice (BUS 1977)

John J. Dastice (BUS '77) is director of sales and marketing for the Chicago-North Shore/Deerfield Embassy Suites since 2010. He also is an alderman for Rolling Meadows, Ill.

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Agostino Ricupati (MST 2003)

Agostino Ricupati (MST '03) is chief accounting officer for Cooper Companies, a public holding company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Alexa Redick (MA 2018)

Alexa C. Redick (LAS MA '18) is a development associate for the Greater Ottawa County (Mich.) United Way.

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Shaina Wolfe (JD 2016)

Shaina Wolfe (JD '16) is serving as a law clerk to Judge James Patrick Hanlon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Nicole O'Toole (JD 2018)

Nicole E. O'Toole (JD '18) is an associate in the Chicago office of law firm Swanson, Martin and Bell LLP.

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Sam Finnell (MS 2013)

Sam C. Finnell (BUS MS '13) married Morgan Bunting on Sept. 22, 2018 in Nantucket, Mass. He is an associate director at Bentall Kennedy, a real estate investment manager.

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Kevin Major (LAS 2014)

Kevin J. Major (LAS '14) joined Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the law firm's Chicago real estate group.

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Gregory Gilmore (JD 1993, BUS 1989)

Gregory M. Gilmore (BUS '89, JD '93) was named chief of the criminal division for the Central District of Illinois, overseeing the 46-county district, which includes Springfield.

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Steven Moravec (MA 2007)

Steven J. Moravec (LAS MA '07), an orthodontist, recently published "Going the Extra Smile: Merging Technology and Expertise for a Lifetime of Smiles."

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Gaylon Topps-Alcaraz (MA 2011, SNL 2008)

Gaylon Alcaraz (SNL '08, MA '11) is now the new LGBTQ program specialist with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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David Scudder (MBA 1991)

David R. Scudder (MBA '91) was appointed to serve as national wealth management leader for RSM, a provider of audit, tax and consulting services.

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Gary Bushue (MST 1994)

Gary Bushue (MST '94) has joined CliftonLarsonAllen LLP's Oak Brook, Ill., office as a principal charged with providing tax services.

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Narda Alcorn (THE 1992)

Narda Alcorn (THE '92) has been appointed chair of the stage management department of the Yale School of Drama and stage management advisor of the Yale Repertory Theatre. Her five-year appointment begins July 1, 2019.

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Jeffrey Levick (JD 1997)

Jeffrey A. Levick (JD '97) is CEO of The Player's Tribune, the athlete-led content platform, which provides athletes with tools and services so that they can create their own content, increase engagement with fans and inspire others through their stories.

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Joseph Deluccio (MM 2001)

Gunnery Sgt. Joseph DeLuccio (MM '01) played the oboe as a member of 'The President's Own? United States Marine Chamber Orchestra for President George H.W. Bush?s funeral service today at the Washington National Cathedral. He has been a member of the orchestra since 2005.

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