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.

James Duff (MBA 1996)

Duff (MBA '96) was appointed national head of banking for BMO Wealth Management's Private Bank, which serves customers with high net worth.

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Paula Saban (MBA 1982)

Saban (MBA '82) was named interim chair of the board of directors for InvenTrust Properties Inc. She brings more than 25 years of financial services and banking industry experience to her leadership role.

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Brandon Hopkins (MS 2016)

Brandon Hopkins (CDM MS '16) is the director of Aims Community College's IT Service Center in Colorado.

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Erika Boehlen (LAS 2006)

Erika Boehlen (LAS '06) and her husband, Michael, celebrated the birth of their second child, Kenzie Noelle Boehlen, on June 11, 2017.

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Christopher Eberle (MS 2008)

Christopher Eberle Jr. (BUS MS '08) was appointed senior equity research analyst at Instinet LLC. He will cover the firm's software sector.

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Jennifer Lyman (MED 2003)

Lyman (MED '03) was named managing director in charge of operations for the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale in Hopewell, N.J.

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Tarell McCraney (THE 2003)

Tarell McCraney (THE '03) will create, write and executive produce a television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. Like McCraney's Oscar-winning screenplay for the 2016 film "Moonlight," his writing for the series, to be set in South Florida, will draw on events from his own adolescence.

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Sharon Carnes (MS 1993)

Carnes (MS CDM '93) is a councilwoman in Michigan City, Ind. She works in compliance and security for NIPSCO.

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Kristen Perteet (CSH 1997)

Perteet (CSH '97) and Hassahn Liggins (CSH '00) co-founded Be the Miracle, a non-profit organization that supports high school-aged Chicagoans who want to save their communities from violence and crime.

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Hassahn Liggins (CSH 2000)

Liggins (CSH '00) and Kristen Perteet (CSH '97) co-founded Be the Miracle, a non-profit organization that supports high school-aged Chicagoans who want to save their communities from violence and crime.

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Alexandra White (BUS 2007)

White (BUS '07) is half of the brother-and-sister rock duo White Mystery, based in Chicago. They played the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in August.

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Joel Cooper (JD 1981)

Cooper (JD '81) joined the Chicago office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP as a partner.

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Megan Keilson (LAS 2016)

Keilson (LAS '16) joined Michael Saunders & Co., a real estate firm, working from the St. Armands Circle office in Sarasota, Fla.

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Deni Kamper (CMN 2017)

Deni Kamper (CMN '17) joined the news team of KNWA-TV in Fayetteville, Ark., in July 2017.

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Laurie Riffe (THE 1994)

Laurie Riffe (THE '94) has been named director of artistic programming of DreamWrights Center for Community Arts in York, Penn.

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Courtney Knysch (THE 2009)

Knysch (THE '09) was in Still Dance the Stars, a world premiere through the New Light Theatre Project and Chicago Dramatists, in August and September 2017.

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Evan Swanson (MUS 2016)

Evan Swanson (MUS '16) is the resident musical director at Williams Street Repertory, the in-house theater company for the Raue Center in Crystal Lake, Ill.

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Eva Kardaras (CSH 1998)

Eva Kardaras (CSH '98) has been named a parent coordinator for the Proviso High School District 209 in Forest Park, Ill. She will run a new parent center at Proviso East High School, which will offer information about academic opportunities, curriculum and school resources.

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Sarah Colome (MS 2012)

Sarah Colome (LAS MS '12) is the director of the Women's Resources Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Karen Atwood (MBA 1982)

Karen Atwood (MBA '82) was appointed to the board of directors of Instamed Holdings Inc.

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