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.

Max Strus (BUS 2018)

Max Strus (BUS '18) has been signed to the NBA's Boston Celtics.

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Casey Clemmons (LAS 2014)

Casey Clemmons (LAS '14) joined Pete Buttigieg's U.S. presidential campaign as Iowa deputy state director.

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Kristen Nelson (JD 2012)

Kristen Nelson (JD '12) has been named a 2019 fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. The Wisconsin Law Journal also honored her as a 2019 Woman in Law. Nelson is an attorney with the Milwaukee-based firm Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown.

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Jennifer Spear (CMN 2008)

Jennifer Spear (CMN '08) is now an attorney with the law fir Martoccio & Martoccio, Hinsdale, Ill.

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Tom Willerer (MA 2008)

Tom Willerer (LAS MA '08) has been named the first-ever chief product officer of Opendoor, an online real estate sales system.

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James Geocaris (JD 1953)

The Hon. James A. Geocaris (JD '53) was honored with a street sign, "Honorary Judge Geocaris Way" placed in front of the Rolling Meadows (Ill.) Third Municipal District courthouse, which he helped establish.

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Asha Goldstein (BUS 2003)

Asha Goldstein (BUS '03) has been named a 2019 Best-In-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine, as well as a 2019 Top Wealth Advisor Mom by Working Mother Magazine. She is a partner and wealth advisor with Chicago-based Vivaldi Capital Management.

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Kwaku Attoh (EDU 2009)

Kwaku Attoh (EDU '09) has joined the coaching staff of the men's cross country and track and field teams of Widener University, Chester, Pa.

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Stuart Squires (LAS 2000)

Stuart Squires (LAS '00) recently published "The Pelagian Controversy" (Wipf and Stock). Squires is an associate professor of theology and associate drector of the Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

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Samuel Barber (MS 2010)

Sam Barber (CDM MS '10) is now creative director of Primm Advertising in Norfolk, Va.

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Nida Shakir Ghaffar (LAS 2007)

Nida Shakir Ghaffar (LAS '07), an associate with Husch Blackwell, participated in a new program spearheaded by AdvanceLaw that pairs general counsel and other senior lawyers with diverse associates in private practice.

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Craig Annunziata (BUS 1986)

Craig Annunziata (BUS '86) has reassumed the role of managing partner of the Chicago office of Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm.

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Kelly Razzouk (JD 2008)

Kelly Razzouk (JD '08) published an article on the Center for Civilians in Conflict website on international criminal law. She is the director of policy and advocacy for the International Rescue Committee.

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Gillian Anderson (THE 1990)

Gillian Anderson (THE '90) joined the fourth season of the Netflix series "The Crown." She plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Cynthia Graves (BUS 2005)

Cynthia Graves (BUS '05) is now a partner with Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC. She specializes in personal and business tax preparation and audits of governmental and nonprofit entities.

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Hollis Baade (LAS 2009)

Hollis Baade (LAS '09) and Scott Black were married Dec. 7, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Baade is employed with State Farm Insurance as an art director. Black is a business development manager with Burwood Group.

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Alejandro Roman (BUS 2015)

Alejandro Roman (BUS '15) was promoted to data center solution architect with CDW, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill.

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Ryan D'Arcy (BUS 2007)

Ryan D'Arcy (BUS '07) was named president and CEO of X-Golf America, a golf simulator/technology company.

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Ashley Bohrer (PHD 2016, MA 2012)

Ashley Bohrer (LAS MA '12, PhD '16) is now an assistant professor of gender and peace studies with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame University.

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Brian Reichenbach (MM 2003)

Brian Reichenbach (MM '03) performed last Oct. 21 on the Ruffatti pipe organ during the Ovid Young Memorial Organ Recital series at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.

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