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.

Amanda DeBoer (MUS 2007)

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (MUS '07) has been hired as one of the first two resident fellows for Omaha Opera's new Holland Community Opera Fellowship. She will perform in mainstage productions, offer recitals, serve on community advisory boards and educate the public about opera and the arts.

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Danny Lewis (CMN 2006)

Danny Lewis (CMN '06) was named in Chicago Agent Magazine's "Who's Who's" 2017 list. Danny has been the number one agent in his office, EXIT Strategy Realty, for the past three years.

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Elizabeth Foster-Ellis (MA 2001)

Elizabeth Foster-Ellis (LAS MA '01) joined Botto Gilbert Lancaster PC. She will focus her practice in the areas of family law, family mediation and estate planning.

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Howard Rubin (JD 1971)

Howard M. Rubin (JD '71), a professor emeritus of DePaul's College of Law, received the Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence from the Chicago Bar Foundation for his public-service-oriented career in academia.

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Daniel Dence (MST 2011)

Daniel Dence (MST '11) and Alyza Helman were married May 20, 2017, in Braselton, Ga. The bride is a real estate agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The groom is a corporate tax manager with EY. The live in New York City.

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Nickole Miller (JD 2012)

Nickole Miller (JD '12) has joined the faculty of the University of Baltimore School of Law as a clinical teaching fellow in the school's immigrant rights clinic.

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Nicholas Hahn (LAS 2011)

Nicholas Hahn (LAS '11) is the director of speechwriting for the U.S. Department of Education.

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Patrick Kolzow (MST 2002)

Patrick Kolzow (MST '02) is the managing director at DHJJ Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors.

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Michael Palzer (BUS 2011)

Michael Palzer (BUS '11) and Amanda (Loris) Palzer (BUS '11) welcomed their son, Liam Nicholas, on May 22, 2017.

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Dennis Heitzmann (MA 1972)

Dennis Heitzmann (CSH '72) retired from Pennsylvania State University's Child, Adult and Family Psychological Center, where he served as senior director for 33 years.

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Albert Stonitsch (MS 2004)

Albert Stonitsch (LAS MS '04) became village administrator of Woodridge, Ill., in July 2017. Previously, he served as assistant village manager of Glen Ellyn, Ill.

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Jack Guffey (CDM 2015)

Jack Guffey (CDM '15) published his first novel, "Arynnhart," in June 2017.

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Timothy Dahltorp (MBA 1988)

Timothy Dahltorp (BUS '88) joined software company Frontsteps as chief operating office and chief financial officer.

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Candice-Marie Savino (CDM 2003)

Candice-Mari Savino (CDM '03) was named to the 2017 Carin's Chicago Business "Tech 50" list, a collection of "who's who's" in Chicago technology.

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Paul Fina (JD 1988)

Paul Fina (JD '88) joined the American Law Society's board of directors in July 2017.

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Peter Michielutti (BUS 1978)

Peter Michielutti (BUS '78) was appointed chief financial officer at Bluestem Group Inc. He previously served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Christopher & Banks.

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Steven Engelhardt (MS 2008)

Steven Engelhardt (CDM '08) is the chief data officer at Fi360, the nation's leading provider of fiduciary-related education and tools.

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Emily Lohse-Busch (MBA 2010)

Emily Lohse-Busch (MBA '10) is the new executive director of Arch Grants, a nonprofit that holds an annual competition to fund startups and support entrepreneurial activity in St. Louis.

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David Gorelick (CMN 2001)

Gorelick (CMN '01) joined the commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield as executive managing director and head of retail for the Americas in July 2017.

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Danielle Church (CMN 2017)

Church (CMN '17) joined the news team at KVRRin Fargo, ND.

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