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.

Peter Stang (DHL 2015, CSH 1963)

Peter Stang (CSH '63, DHL '15) was named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for 2019. Stang opened pathways in organic chemistry reactions and now explores ways to form molecules into self-assembled geometric shapes.

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Kelly Loeffler (MBA 1999)

Kelly Loeffler (MBA '99) has been appointed to serve out the U.S. Senate term of Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, which runs until the November 2020 election.

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Patrick Andrus (MBA 2011)

Patrick Andrus (MBA '11) is now executive director of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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Tanya Jachimiak (JD 1998)

Tanya Jachimiak (JD '98) is now associate vice president of the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance at Michigan State University.

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Wesley Green (LAS 2008)

Wesley Green (LAS '08) has bee promoted from assistant coach to head coach of the Eustis (Fla.) High School boys basketball team.

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Leslie Darling (JD 1997)

Leslie Darling (JD '97) was appointed by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

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Hayley Anderson (CDM 2012)

Hayley Anderson (CDM '12) was included on Forbes' list of "30 Under 30 - Marketing & Advertising 2020." She is the chief creative officer of Soona, a fast-casual photo and video service.

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Anne Miskewitch (MA 2003, LAS 2000)

Anne Miskewitch (LAS '00, MA '03) is now the executive director of the Schaumburg Township (Ill.) District Library. She had been the library's deputy director.

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Steven Donnelly (JD 1995)

Steven Donnelly (JD '95) is now chief claims officer of Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co., based in Farmington Hills, Mich.

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Samantha Quigley Smith (MED 2014, EDU 2010)

Samantha Quigley Smith (EDU '10, MEd '14) was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

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Alexandria Quigley (EDU 2008)

Alexandria (Allie) Quigley (EDU '08) was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

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Darryl Ronconi (MS 2006)

Darryl Ronconi (CDM MS '06) is now president of Brookston Capital Management in Chicago. He retains his position with the company as chief operating officer.

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Alan Robertson (BUS 1980)

Allan Robertson (BUS '80) is now CFO and vice president of finance and administration of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

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Bruce Mettel (MBA 1991)

Bruce Mettel (MBA '91) is now senior vice president and account executive with Gibraltar Business Capital, based in Chicago.

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Paige Esterkin (JD 2015)

Page Esterkin (JD '15) and Jonathan Bronitsky were married Nov. 23, 2019, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. She is the senior adviser for policy development and research for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The groom is the chief speech writer for U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr.

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James Brinkmann (MUS 2011)

James Brinkmann (MUS '11) presented his research about his experiences playing classical music in the Chicago subway stations at the College of Music Society Great Lakes Conference in Rochester, Mich.

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Nathan Bakkum (MUS 1999)

Nathan Bakkum (MUS '99) is now senior associate provost for academic operations of Chicago's Columbia College. He also serves as associate professor and associate dean of the college's School of Fine and Performing Arts.

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John Zielinski (MUS 1979)

John Zielinski (MUS '79) has released his first Christmas album, "Visions of Sugarplums," as a digital download. It is available at major online platforms.

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Frederick Lind (JD 1974)

FredeLind (JD '74) received the Richard Caswell Award honoring his 45 years in public service as a Guilford County (N.C.) public defender. He was hired as an assistant public defender in September 1974 and was made chief public defender in 2011.

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Latonya Walker (LAS 1996)

Latonya Walker (LAS '96) is now executive director of Community Crisis Center of Elgin (Ill.).

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