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.

Patrick Flavin (JD 2000)

Patrick W. Flavin (JD '00) was named president of Arches Technology, a healthcare company based in New York, in October 2018.

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Emilie Winter (CSH 2016)

Emilie M. Winter (LAS '16) wrote, acted and produced a short film called "(Un)known Encounters" in 2017 in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. Her film has been accepted to several international film festivals, including the South Texas International Film Festival, Glendale International Film Festival, Official Latino Short Film Festival and Latino Film Market.

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Philip Corboy (JD 1977)

Philip "Flip" Corboy Jr., a partner in the law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, was elected to the board of directors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. He previously served as a trustee for the organization.

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Nicholas DeFors (EDU 2004)

Nicholas A. DeFors (EDU '04) was promoted from officer to sergeant in the Forest Park (Ill.) Police Department, where he has worked for more than 13 years.

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Ryan Cain (CDM 2011)

Ryan F. Cain (CDM '11) is working in research and design, designing, prototyping, training and commercializing 3D scanning methods for the next generation of AR/VR applications in partnership with established leaders in the field such as Artec and Magic Leap.

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Megan Turner (THE 2014)

Megan E. Turner (THE '14) is the outside projects coordinator for the costume shop at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

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Keith Herman (JD 1998)

Keith Herman (JD '98) was appointed to the position of executive director of the Illinois Self-Insurers Association.

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Mike Sweitzer-Beckman (LAS 2002)

Mike Sweitzer-Beckman (LAS '02) became a certified fundraising executive through CFRE International in 2018. He is a major gifts officer with Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.

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Janai Brugger-Orman (MUS 2005)

Janai E. Brugger-Orman (MUS '05) sung the part of Ilia in Mozart's "Idomeneo" at the Chicago Lyric Opera in fall 2018. She is a veteran soprano of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Covent Garden in London.

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Jason Goldsmith (SNL 2013)

Jason D. Goldsmith (SNL '13) is a financial adviser with Ascend Advisory Group in Dublin, Ohio. He and his wife, Mindy, have two children.

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Samuel Straley (THE 2017)

Samuel Straley (THE '17) is a regular on the ABC television series "The Kids are Alright."

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Mohammed Ahmed (JD 2005)

Mohammed G. Ahmed (JD '05) is an assistant federal defender in the eastern district of Missouri's Office of the Federal Public Defender. Previously, he was a federal law clerk in Peoria, Ill.

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Lauren Angelopoulos (THE 2009)

Lauren M. (Angelopoulos) Nichols (THE '09) recently defended and was awarded her master's degree in set and costume design from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

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Dustin Van-Peursem (MBA 2005)

Dustin J. Van-Peursem (MBA '05) is vice president of commercial banking in the Brookfield, Wis., office of First Business Bank.

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Celso White (MBA 1993)

Celso L. White (MBA '93) was named to the board of directors of CF Industries Holdings Inc. He is the global chief supply chain officer at Molson Coors Brewing Company. He also is on the board of Colorado Uplift.

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Sarah Vega (JD 1988, LAS 1985)

Sarah D. Vega (LAS '85, JD '88) was named president and CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association. She is chief of staff and senior policy advisor to NCUA board chairman J. Mark McWatters.

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Bret Klemetson (JD 1997)

Bret R. Klemetson (JD '97) was named member and managing partner of Chicago law firm Momkus LLC. He focuses on business transactions.

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Alexander Turik (BUS 2004, CDM 2004)

Alexander Turik (CDM '04, BUS '04) received the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Young Leadership Award. Turik, co-founder and general partner of HAN Capital, is the immediate past chair of the Jewish United Fund's (JUF) Russian Jewish Division Advisory Board. He is the first Russian-speaking member of the JUF Board of Directors and also serves on the Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet. In 2009, he co-founded the Russian Jewish Leadership Forum initiative, which later became JUF's Russian Jewish Division.

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Christopher Kearney (JD 1981)

Christopher J. Kearney (JD '81) was elected to the board of directors for United Technologies Corp. Previously he was president and CEO of SPX Flow Inc. and served as chair of its board of directors.

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Boris Zelkind (JD 1994)

Boris Zelkind (JD '94) is a partner in the San Diego office of law firm Duane Morris LLP. He is a member of the firm's intellectual property group.

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