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.

Cearry Bagenda (CSH 2015)

Cearry Bagenda (CSH '15) joined the news team at WBAY, an ABC affiliate in Green Bay, Wis., where she works as a multimedia journalist.

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Adam Dill (JD 2002)

Adam Dill (JD '02) is an associate judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Illinois.

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Elizabeth Murphy (BUS 2013)

Elizabeth Murphy (BUS '13) and Alex Moss (CDM '11) were engaged in May 2017. Murphy is responsible for VIP services at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. She is also employed by Anthropologie as a personal stylist. Moss is represented by Grossman and Jack Talent Agency, and also works for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Murphy and Moss currently reside in Chicago. A wedding in 2018 is planned.

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Arbin Smith (MA 2000)

Arbin Smith (CMN '00) is senior director at the Hackett Group, a business management consulting firm.

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Hannah Needham (MA 2007)

Hannah Needham (LAS '07) joined the Chicago law frim Ginsberg Jacobs LLC.

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Jeannie Andresen (CMN 2011)

Jeannie Andresen (CMN '11) is the director of internship development for Northwestern Mutual - Chicago. In her role Andersen expands the company's relationship on Chicago area campuses, recruits and develops program participants, and manages a team of campus recruiters and adviser leaders.

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Ashley Brazil (LAS 2011)

Ashley Brazil (LAS '11) is one of the recipients of the Windy City Times "30 Under 30 Awards," presented to 30 outstanding LGBT individuals (and allies) for substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas.

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Paul Rand (MS 1993)

Paul Rand (LAS MS '93) was named vice president for communications at the University of Chicago.

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Evan Barker (CSH 2008)

Evan Barker (CSH '08) won the Illinois Native Plant Society's "Botanists Big Year" competition, in which participants were challenged to make the most research-grade native plant identifications throughout 2016. Barker won with 877 species.

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Julian Bauer (BUS 2008)

Bauer (BUS '08) published "The Hidden Saint: The 16th Century Church in Crisis," his fifth historical novel, in March. All of his fictional works deal with the lives of actual characters: Origen, St. Jerome, Emperor Augustus, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and St. Charles Borromeo. In June, he published his first nonfiction book, "Rock of the Apostles: A Brief History of Catholic Tradition," which received an imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

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Daniel Collins (THE 2001)

Daniel Collins (TTS '01) wrote the book and lyrics for "TREVOR: the Musical," which ran from Aug. 9 to Sept. 17 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Glencoe, Ill. The play is based on the Academy Award-winning film, which inspired the creation of the Trevor Project, the nation's only accredited crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on saving young LGBTQ lives.

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Jay Deratany (JD 1987)

Jay Paul Deratany (JD '87) is the writer and lead proudcer of "The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier," which premiered at Stage 773 in Chicago from Aug. 31 to Oct. 15.

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Patricia Puetz (MED 2005, SNL 2001)

Patricia Puetz (SNL '01, MED '05) was named principal of Henking Elementary School in Glenview, Ill.

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Alexsandra Sukhoy (CMN 1995)

Alex Sukhoy ('95) published "Date Your Career: The Longest Relationship of Your Life," a practical, how-to book on jump-starting your career.

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Johara El Harazin (MBA 2006, BUS 2003)

Johara Faradieh El Harazin (BUS '03, MBA '06) was promoted to chief investment officer at the Illinois State Board of Investment. She most recently served as deputy executive director.

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Dan Pawlowski (CMN 2016)

Dan Pawlowski (CMN '16) is the new sports editor for the Wakefield Daily Item (Mass.).

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Michael Noll (JD 2015)

Michael Noll (JD '15) is chief of operations at the recently-opened Gearhead Workspace, a do-it-yourself maintenance shop and educational center for car enthusiasts.

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Valerie Sherman (JD 2009)

Valerie Sherman (JD '09) was elected to the Palatine Public Library District board of library trustees. Sherman is an attorney and fundraiser who frequently volunteers for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

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Russell Hartigan (BUS 1970)

Hartigan (BUS '70) was installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association in June 2017. He is an arbitrator, lawyer and retired Cook County judge.

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Brian Roman (BUS 1985)

Roman (BUS '85) was named a senior underwriter and vice president with the middle-market asset-based lending team of MB Business Capital, Rosemont, Ill. He will be underwriting and managing new lending relationships!

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