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.

Megan Coronado (CMN 2014)

Megan Coronado (CMN '14) joined the softball coaching staff at the University of Texas Arlington.

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Daniel Guerin (JD 1989)

The Hon. Daniel Guerin (JD '89) was elected chief judge of DuPage County's 18th Judicial Court. His term will commence on Dec. 4, 2017.

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Eugene Lee (DHL 1994, CER 1964)

Eugene Lee (THE '64) won a 2017 Emmy Award for outstanding production design for his work on 'Saturday Night Live.? This is his second win'the first was in 2013'of a total of 13 Emmy nominations, all for 'SNL.?

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Ann Dowd (MFA 1982)

Ann Dowd (THE MFA '82) won an Emmy Award for supporting actress in a drama series for her portrayal of Aunt Lydia in Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." She was also nominated for guest actress in a drama series for her performance in HBO's ?The Leftovers.?

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Andrew Stoltmann (JD 1999)

Andrew Stoltmann (JD '99) was named one of Wealth Management Magazine's "Ten to Watch," a list of 10 innovators who are set to change the industry in 2018. Stoltmann is president-elect of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.

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Andrew Black (LAS 1983)

Andrew "Andy" Black (LAS '83) was named chief of the University of Hawai'i at M?noa Department of Public Safety. Black brings more than 30 years of public service experience, including four years as a state prosecutor and 27 years as a federal agent.

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Matthew Hessler (CDM 2009)

Matthew Hessler (CDM '09), association manager at SmithBucklin, was named one of Association Forum and USAE's "Forty Under 40" honorees. The "Forty Under 40" program recognizes 40 accomplished association or nonprofit professionals who are under the age of 40, demonstrate high potential for continued success in leadership roles, and exhibit a strong passion for and commitment to the association management and nonprofit industries.

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Kiandra Layne (THE 2014)

Kiandra "Kiki" Layne (TTS '14) will play the lead role of Tish in Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") Annapurna's film adaptation of James Baldwin's novel "If Beale Street Could Talk." More than 300 women auditioned role. Production of the film begins in October 2017.

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Rashida Gray (MBA 2003)

Rashida Gray (MBA '03) was appointed to the Komarek School District 94 Board of Education in North Riverside, Ill. She is the first African American to serve on the district's school board.

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Jennifer Bunker (LAS 2006)

Jennifer Bunker (LAS '06) will marry Scott Skerston on Oct. 7, 2017, in La Salle, Ill. Bunker is an attorney at Reilly Law Office, and Skerston is an area superintendent at Riverstone Group.

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Robert Harris (JD 1991)

Robert Harris (JD '91) was appointed a Cook County circuit judge in the Fifth Subcircuit by Justice Mary Jane Theis and the Illinois Supreme Court. His appointment takes effect on Sept. 2, 2017, and will conclude on Dec. 3, 2018, when the position will be filled by the 2018 General Election.

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Lela Shepherd (LAS 2009)

Lela Shepherd (LAS '09) joined the Arlington (Ill.) Department of Planning and Community Development's staff as a environmental planner/conservation agent.

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Patrick Driscoll (JD 1967)

The Hon. Patrick T. Driscoll Jr. (JD '67), a Cook County administrative law judge, received the 2016-17 Roz Kaplan Government Service Award from the Illinois State Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee in June 2017 in recognition of his service to the profession and public.

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Martin Tully (JD 1990)

Martin Tully (JD '90) is mayor of Downers Grove, Ill.

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Michael Wolf (MBA 1994)

Michael Wolf (MBA '94) rejoined the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, where he will be part of the mergers, acquisitions and securities practices. Previously he was corporate vice president and global chief counsel for Aon PLC.

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Karina Nava (LAS 2013)

Karina Nava (LAS '13) is the first person to be a management fellow for the city of Elgin, Ill. Nava, a 2009 Elgin High School graduate, was selected over 175 applicants for the position. She started her two-year fellowship on Aug. 21, 2017.

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Amy Bocchetta (MED 2006)

Bocchetta (MED '06) recently published her third book, "111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss."

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Marc Pinate (MFA 2013)

Marc Pinate (THE MFA '13) is the producing director of Borderlands Theater in Tucson, Ariz., and is directing "Building the Wall" in fall 2017.

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Marat Fleytlikh (BUS 2005)

Marat Fleytlikh (BUS '05) and Justyna Fleytlikh (BUS '04) welcomed their second daughter, Sophia Zoryana Fleytlikh, on June 26, 2017.

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Carolina Villacis (CDM 2010)

Carolina Villacis (CDM '10) announced her engagement to Danny Ryan. The couple will marry on Oct. 14, 2017, at St. Benedict's Parish in Chicago.

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