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.

William Long (LLM 1993)

Long (LLM '93) joined Polsinelli, a law firm based in Kansas City, Mo., as a shareholder in August 2017. His practice focuses on estate and tax planning for individuals with high net worth.

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Shira Kollins (LAS 2002)

Kollins (LAS '02) owns SpeedPro Imaging Studio in Chicago.

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Jackson Cooper (JD 2011)

Cooper (JD '11) opened his private practice, Jackson Cooper Law PLLC, with a focus on intellectual property, technology law, and assisting small businesses.

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Joseph Chlapaty (MBA 1976)

Chlapaty (MBA '76) is retiring at the end of 2017 as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. He has worked for the firm for 37 years.

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Ramzi Hermiz (MBA 1996)

Hermiz (MBA '96) was named chairman of the board of directors for the Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn, Mich.

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Paula Saban (MBA 1982)

Saban (MBA '82) was named interim chair of the board of directors for InvenTrust Properties Inc. She brings more than 25 years of financial services and banking industry experience to her leadership role.

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James Duff (MBA 1996)

Duff (MBA '96) was appointed national head of banking for BMO Wealth Management's Private Bank, which serves customers with high net worth.

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Tarell McCraney (THE 2003)

Tarell McCraney (THE '03) will create, write and executive produce a television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. Like McCraney's Oscar-winning screenplay for the 2016 film "Moonlight," his writing for the series, to be set in South Florida, will draw on events from his own adolescence.

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Brandon Hopkins (MS 2016)

Brandon Hopkins (CDM MS '16) is the director of Aims Community College's IT Service Center in Colorado.

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Sharon Carnes (MS 1993)

Carnes (MS CDM '93) is a councilwoman in Michigan City, Ind. She works in compliance and security for NIPSCO.

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Kristen Perteet (CSH 1997)

Perteet (CSH '97) and Hassahn Liggins (CSH '00) co-founded Be the Miracle, a non-profit organization that supports high school-aged Chicagoans who want to save their communities from violence and crime.

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Christopher Eberle (MS 2008)

Christopher Eberle Jr. (BUS MS '08) was appointed senior equity research analyst at Instinet LLC. He will cover the firm's software sector.

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Hassahn Liggins (CSH 2000)

Liggins (CSH '00) and Kristen Perteet (CSH '97) co-founded Be the Miracle, a non-profit organization that supports high school-aged Chicagoans who want to save their communities from violence and crime.

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Erika Boehlen (LAS 2006)

Erika Boehlen (LAS '06) and her husband, Michael, celebrated the birth of their second child, Kenzie Noelle Boehlen, on June 11, 2017.

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Jennifer Lyman (MED 2003)

Lyman (MED '03) was named managing director in charge of operations for the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale in Hopewell, N.J.

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Alexandra White (BUS 2007)

White (BUS '07) is half of the brother-and-sister rock duo White Mystery, based in Chicago. They played the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest in August.

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Joel Cooper (JD 1981)

Cooper (JD '81) joined the Chicago office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP as a partner.

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Laurie Riffe (THE 1994)

Laurie Riffe (THE '94) has been named director of artistic programming of DreamWrights Center for Community Arts in York, Penn.

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Megan Keilson (LAS 2016)

Keilson (LAS '16) joined Michael Saunders & Co., a real estate firm, working from the St. Armands Circle office in Sarasota, Fla.

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Courtney Knysch (THE 2009)

Knysch (THE '09) was in Still Dance the Stars, a world premiere through the New Light Theatre Project and Chicago Dramatists, in August and September 2017.

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