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.

Emily Margevich (MUS 2017)

Emily Margevich (MUS '17) has named one of the resident artists of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia for the 2019-20 season.

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Eileen Buckley (MA 1996)

Eileen Murphy Buckley (LAS MA '96) the founder of ThinkCERCA, assumed the role of chief learning officer. She continues to serve on the board of the company, which provides curriculum for developing critical-thinking skills in students.

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Randall Bullock (MUS 1983)

Randall Bullock (MUS '83) co-produced for MaraisMusic Studio a set of rare recordings of violinist Eduard Melkus performing Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin on an unaltered Aegidius Klotz violin.

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Alice Sylvester (MS 1984, LAS 1977)

Alice Sylvester (LAS '77, MS '84), a partner with Sequent Partners, has been inducted into the Market Research Council Hall of Fame. She is a past board chair of the Advertising Research Foundation and a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Advertising Research.

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Peter Lamick (MED 2018)

Peter Lamick (MEd '18) made his final vows as a Viatorian brother in June.

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Amabel Crawford (EDU 2002)

Amabel Crawford (EDU '02) is now the principal of Park Junior High School in Flossmoor, Ill.

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Janet Angstadt (JD 1990)

Janet Angstadt (JD '90) is now executive vice president and general counsel for OCC, and will serve on the firm's management committee.

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Christina Podraza (MED 2003)

Christina Podraza (MEd '03) is the new principal of Jefferson Elementary School in Elmhurst, Ill.

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Kenneth Nishimura (MBA 1991)

Kurt Nishimura (MBA '91) is now affiliated with the Biltmore-Paradise Valley, Ariz., office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. He will connect clients with properties that will allow them to build wealth.

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Ann O'Halloran (MBA 2004)

Ann O'Halloran (MBA '04) has joined Chicago-based Maranon Capital LP as controller.

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Maryam Ahmad (JD 2000)

Maryam Ahmad (JD '00) was sworn in as first vice president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) this past June. She will become president of CBA automatically next June.

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Frank Sommario (JD 2000, BUS 1997)

Frank Sommario (BUS '97, JD '00) will serve as secretary of the National Italian American Bar Association for the 2019-21 term. He is a partner with Romanucci & Blandin LLC.

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Mark Wallin (JD 2010)

Mark Wallin (JD '10) has joined Barnes & Thornburg's Chicago office as an attorney focused on defending employers in discrimination cases and wage-and-hour class and collective actions.

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Francis Gilligan (JD 2004)

Frank Borger-Gilligan (JD '04) has joined the Nashville, Tenn., office of Dickinson Wright PLCC as of counsel. He focuses his practice on insurance and securities law.

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Jacqueline Grant (EDU 2017)

Jacqui Grant (EDU '17) is the new video coordinator for Blue Demon basketball. A standout on DePaul's women's basketball team, she was 2017 BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year and All-BIG EAST First Team selection.

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Sandra Hernandez-Aguirre (LAS 2018)

Sandra Hernandez-Aguirre (LAS '18) is serving as a board member of Zion Elementary School District 6 in Zion, Ill.

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Paul Richter (JD 1996)

Paul Richter (JD '96) was named one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Illinois for Nursing Home Negligence by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Media. He is with Schwartz Injury Law, a division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz.

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Brendan Naulty (MBA 1986)

Brendan Naulty (MBA '86) has joined Manus Bio Inc. as president of sweeteners and natural ingredients.

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Mahmud Suwwan (BUS 2013)

Mahmud Suwwan (BUS '13) has joined the Siegfried Group LLP as an associate manager in the D.C. metro market.

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Mark Schneid (BUS 1993)

Mark Schneid (BUS '93) received an Elite Lawyer recognition for achieving a high level of competence in his practice and receiving acknowledgement from his peers, community, bar and committees. He is with the Illinois personal injury law firm of Mathys & Schneid.

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