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.

Brandon Helms (JD 2007)

Brandon Helms (JD '07) published his first novel, "Not Today, Fred" (White River Press), a psychological romantic comedy.

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Jessica Niehaus (JD 2012)

Jessica Niehaus (JD '12) is now vice president in the real estate practice of Assurance, an insurance agency based in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Philip Madell (MA 1977)

Philip Madell (LAS MA '77) was appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners by Gov. Charles D. Baker. Madell is a lawyer in private practice and legal counsel to the National Counter Intelligence Corps Association.

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Ashleigh Goddard (EDU 2014)

Ashleigh Goddard (EDU '14) has played her first season with the semi-professional Crystal Palace Football Club in Selhurst, South London, U.K. She also works as a physical education teacher in the North London area.

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Grishanth Ram (BUS 2008)

Grishanth Ram (BUS '08) is a board member for the Canadian pain management service NeuPath.

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James Robinson (BUS 1992)

James Robinson (BUS '92) now serves as principal executive officer of Urovant Sciences Ltd.

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Robert Mitchell (MBA 2012)

Robert Mitchell (MBA '12) is now director of rugby for the AstroTurf Corporation.

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Jessica January (CMN 2017)

Jessica January (CMN '17) has been signed to a training camp contract with the WNBA's Indiana Fever.

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Christopher Shirley (BUS 1999)

Christopher Shirley (BUS '99) is now CFO of MDLIVE Inc.

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Michael Gaiden (BUS 1998)

Michael Gaiden (BUS '88) Mike Gaiden was recently promoted to vice president, capital markets and investor relations for Retail Properties of America Inc. He is based in Oak Brook, Ill.

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John Dilenschneider (MS 1992)

John Dilenschneider (CDM MS '92) has joined the board of directors of GovQA, a provider of automated compliance workflow software for government.

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Roberta Mitchell-Gorman (CSH 1990)

Roberta Mitchell-Gorman (CSH '90) was named structural fire prevention program manager for the National Park Service.

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Jessica Denham (BUS 2004)

Jessica Denham (BUS '04) was promoted to regional manager for communications and outreach of Western Governors University Missouri.

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Emily Whitaker (CMN 2019)

Emily Whitaker (CMN '19) is now a coordinator of corporate communications for Chicago-based Cboe Global Markets.

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Sheree Wright (LAS 2012)

Sheree Wright (LAS '12) is a founding member of IBF Law Group, a Phoenix-based law firm specializing in immigration law.

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Andrew Perille (MBA 1988)

Andy Perille (MBA '88) is now vice president of development with CRG. He will work with the Chicago development team supporting CRG's real estate activity throughout the Midwest and nationally.

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Kathleen Kirk (MA 1993)

Kathleen Kirk (LAS MA '93) is the winner of the 2019 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award. She is the author of eight poetry chapbooks, and she is the poetry editor of "Escape Into Life."

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Roberto Mancilla (LAS 2004)

Robert Mancilla (LAS '04) has been appointed to the Elk Grove (Ill.)Township Dist. 59 Board of Education.

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Lawrence Hancock (SNL 2008)

Lawrence Hancock (SCPS '08) was nominated for aStellar Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of The Year.

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Keith Berglund (MBA 1983, JD 1983)

Keith Bergund (JD '83, MBA '83), and entertainment/business attorney based in the Los Angeles area, is now part of the Haute Lawyer Network.

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