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.

Joe Keery (THE 2014)

Joe Keery (THE '14) plays the role of Steve on the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things," which premiered its second season on Oct. 27, 2017.

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Deanna Laidler (LLM 1996, JD 1992)

Deanna Laidler (JD '92) was named compliance and ethics officer at Standard Insurance Company (The Standard). Most recently, Laidler was senior assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice and provided guidance to various state agencies.

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Ernest Amponsah (MBA 2005)

Ernest Amponsah (MBA '05) joined the private equity firm Virtua Partners' Quyp Development team in Phoenix, Ariz., as a project manager. Amponsah has two decades of land development and acquisition experience.

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Paul Roche (MBA 1999)

Paul Roche (MBA '99) was named president of Luxor, a division of EBSCO Industries. Roche has more than 20 years of senior management experience leading distribution and technology organizations, most recently as chief operating officer for Network Services.

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Thomas Kleinschmidt (CMN 2009)

Former DePaul basketball player Tom Kleinschmidt (CMN '09) is head boys basketball coach and director of admissions at DePaul College Prep.

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Barbara Brown (CSH 1978)

Barbara Brown (CSH '78) was named interim chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in New Lebanon, N.H.

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Bethany Butson (MA 2009)

Bethany Butson (EDU MA '09) and Gunnar Crowell were married on July 29, 2017, at Whig Church in Platteville, Wis. Bethany is senior data manager in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and Gunnar is director of planned giving of University of Utah Health. The couple make their home in Salt Lake City.

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Emily Wolfman (CSH 2007)

Emily Prettyman (CSH '07) married Mark Wolfman on May 13, 2017 in Amboise, France.

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Brian Easley (LAS 2010)

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James Robinson (BUS 1992)

James Robinson (BUS '92), president of Astellas Americas, will assume the role of board treasurer for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, effective Feb. 7, 2018.

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Erika Felix (PHD 2002, MA 1999)

Erika Felix (CSH MA '99, PhD '02), assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, was elected to the board of directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

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Donald Ramsell (JD 1984)

Donald Ramsell (JD '84) established Behan Ramsell PLLC in Tuscon, Ariz., with law partner Michelle Behan. The firm represents individuals charged with DUI and other criminal offenses.

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Marc Swerdlow (JD 1988)

The LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's leading lung cancer-focused organization, announced that Marc Swerdlow (JD '88) was elected vice chairman and treasurer of the board of directors. Swerdlow, principal and chief operating officer at Magellan Investment Partners LLC, has served as a member of LUNGevity's board since 2004.

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Mark Tuchscherer (SNL 2016)

Mark Tuchscherer (SNL '16), CEO of Geeks Chicago, was featured in Fit Small Business' article "Top 10 Best Management Styles - And Which Ones to Avoid."

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Rami Nashashibi (LAS 1997)

Rami Nashashibi (LAS '97) was honored with a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, better known as a "genius grant," in October 2017 for his work as co-founder and executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. He seeks to unite urban neighborhoods across religion, race and socioeconomic status.

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Rachel Hinton (CMN 2017)

Rachel Hinton (CMN '17), former managing editor of The DePaulia, joined the Sun-Times as an urban affairs reporter. Hinton previously interned for the Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader. She was named one of Chicago's Future Leaders by the Chicago Network in 2016.

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Raymond McKoski (JD 1972)

Retired Judge Ray McKoski (JD '72) recently authored a book on judicial ethics, "Judges in Street Clothes: Acting Ethically Off-the-Bench." The book was published in August 2017 by Fairleigh Dickenson University Press and is available through Amazon and in Barnes & Noble located in the Loop Campus' DePaul Center.

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Andrew DeHart (CMN 2013)

Andrew DeHart (CMN '13) opened a wine shop, Pacific Northwest Wine Co., in Camas, Wash., in September 2017.

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Daniel Michelson (MBA 1994)

Daniel S. Michelson (MBA '94) is CEO of Strata Decision Technology, which creates software to help hospitals and health care systems track the effectiveness of treatments.

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Samantha Vela (BUS 2014)

Samantha E. Vela (BUS '14) joined the Siegfried Group LLP, a consulting firm focused on leadership and finances that is based in Wilmington, Del., as a senior associate.

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