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.

Larry Rogers (DHL 2009, JD 1983)

Larry R. Rogers Sr. (JD '83, LAW DHL '09) was named a 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in the personal injury litigation-plaintiffs category by Super Lawyers. He is a founding partner of Chicago firm Powers, Rogers & Smith LLC.

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Cynthia Dees (MS 2013)

Cynthia Dees (LAS MS '13) was promoted to director of public affairs for the City of Sugar Land, Texas. She previously was the assistant to the city manager.

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Scott Schipma (JD 1993)

Scott A. Schipma (JD '93) joined the government contracts and projects practice of law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and is based in its District of Columbia office.

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Angelo Saviano (LAS 1980)

Angelo "Skip" Saviano (LAS '80) was honored as a Columbus Patriot by the Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in October 2018. He has been president of Elmwood Part since 2013.

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Salvatore Tornatore (BUS 1971)

Salvatore J. Tornatore (BUS '71) received the 2018 Award of Excellence from the Justinian Society of Lawyers. He is a DuPage County Commissioner, a board member of the DuPage County Health Department, and a founding board member of the Italian American Political Coalition.

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Daniel Margolis (MED 2018)

Daniel A. Margolis (MEd '18) teaches seventh and eighth grade at Paola Middle School in Paola, Kansas.

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Nichole Waltz (JD 2001)

Nichole M. Waltz (JD '01) was selected as a Top 100 Family Lawyer in Illinois by the American Society of Legal Advocates. She is a partner of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson LLC in Rolling Meadows, IL.

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Nicholas Angelocci (JD 2008)

Nicholas J. Angelocci (JD '08) is of counsel to Dickinson Wright PLLC. He is a senior patent attorney and mechanical engineer with a background in the manufacturing sector.

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Elena Kraus (JD 1989)

Elena Kraus (JD '89), senior vice president & general counsel of Walgreens, was elected to the board of the Retail Litigation Center.

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Lindsey Whitaker (SNL 2013)

Lindsey P. Whitaker (SNL '13) has invented Syiron,a hair straightener remotely controlled by a free app. Users can ensure that the product, also known as a flat iron, is turned off even if they are not at home. Syiron's cylindrical design allows users to create curls and waves; it uses infrared heat for damage-free styling.

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William Stankiewicz (BUS 1979)

William P. Stankiewicz (BUS '79) was named coastal chapter director for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. He is the CEO for Savannah Supply Chain in Savannah, Ga.

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Lauren Fitzgerald (MBA 1995, BUS 1992)

Lauren Fitzgerald (BUS '92, MBA '95) was appointed to the DePaul Master of Science in Human Resources Advisory Council. She also was honored by DCA Live in Washington, D.C., as a 2018 HR Leader.

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Latrice Buck (EDU 1997)

Latrice Buck (EDU '97) has been appointed assistant principal of Hall Elementary School in Aurora, Ill.

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Erica Davis-Holder (SNL 2007)

Erica Davis-Holder (SNL '07) and Maj. Jeffrey Johnson (ret.) were married on June 26, 2017, during a sunset ceremony on the white sand beach of Siesta Key, Fla. [PHOTO]

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Ilya Frumkin (BUS 1996)

Ilya Frumkin (BUS '96) joined Diamond V as director of companion animal business development. He is based in Overland Park, Kan.

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Valerie Sherman (JD 2009)

Valerie Sherman (JD '09) is now director of gift planning at Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Ind.

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Kyle Kalkofen (MS 2018)

Kyle Kalkofen (BUS MS '18) joins the Chicago office of real estate investment company Greystone as a loan originator.

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David Faircloth (BUS 1988)

David Faircloth (BUS '88) has joined Northern Trust Wealth Management's foundation and institutional advisors practice as a senior investment officer. He works in the firm's Chicago headquarters.

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Credell Walls (SNL 2014)

Credell Walls (SNL '14) traveled to Thailand to study emerging models in conservation and education, as well as spiritual connections to nature as part of Miami University's Earth Expeditions global field course.

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Jessica Powell (CMN 2006)

Jessica Powell (CMN '06) was promoted to senior marketing manager, social media and influencer marketing at Whole Foods Market for the New York City metropolitan area. Previousy, she oversaw store marketing efforts for Whole Foods Market San Diego.

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