Justin Dearborn (JD 1994)

Justin C. Dearborn (JD '94) joined ICM Partners as chief operating officer. Previously he was the CEO of Tribune Publishing.

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Deanna Johnson (MS 2009)

Deanna L. Johnson (LAS MS '09) recently launched a business, Kansas City Like a Local, which creates personalized itineraries for visitors to the city or for people looking to explore their hometown with fresh eyes. Each itinerary recommends sights, activities, food and drinks.

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Victoria Child (MBA 1997)

Victoria S. Child (MBA '97) joined Crosby Marketing Communications as a senior vice president and senior strategist. Previously, Child was a vice president of strategy for United Way Worldwide.

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Robert McCann (LAS 2007)

Robert L. McCann III (LAS '07) was promoted to partner at Reed Smith LLP in the firm's Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and debt and equity financing transactions.

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Michael Davison (MBA 1996)

Michaell S. Davison (MBA '96) was named vice president of finance for AArete, a global management consulting firm based in Chicago.

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Ronnie Malley (SNL 2017)

Ronnie Malley (SNL '17) co-authored "American Griot," which will be presented by the Moraine Valley Community College Academic Theater in Palos Hills, Ill., from Feb. 21-March 3, 2019.

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Jeffrey Aronin (MBA 1993)

Jeffrey S. Aronin (MBA '93), chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences, was named an individual winner of the 2019 BIG Innovation Awards by the Business Intelligence Group.

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Germain Castellanos (SNL 2015)

Germain Castellanos (SNL '15) was named executive director of Beacon Place, a community center in Waukegan, Ill.

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Michael Kelly (JD 2001)

Michael P. Kelly (JD '01), general superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District, was elected chair-elect of the National Recreation and Park Association. His term begins in September 2020.

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Kate Flower (LAS 2011)

Kate Flower (LAS '11) is the new research and instruction librarian at the Freel Library of the Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass.

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Michael Gentithes (JD 2008)

Michael Gentithes (JD '08) is an assistant professor with the University of Akron (Ohio) School of Law, focusing on criminal law and procedure and legal research and writing.

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Macklin Robinson (CSH 2016)

Macklin R. Robinson (CSH '16) was hired as a goalkeeper by the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Rowdies soccer team.

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Michael Marchi (MBA 1986)

Michael G. Marchi (MBA '86) joined CEO Coaching International, which coaches growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs, as a coach. He has more than 30 years of C-suite experience with large corporations, midsized equity-backed businesses and small entrepreneurial companies.

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Lance Ziebell (JD 2008)

Lance C. Ziebell (JD '08) was elevated to shareholder with Lavelle Law, based in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Kathleen Mesterharm (MA 2008)

Kathleen J. Mesterharm (LAS MA '08) is a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2019. She is chair of the English department at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Ill.

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Kevin McCann (MA 1976)

Kevin M. McCann (EDU MA '76) received the Dr. Robert Hamilton Special Service Award and was inducted into the DePaul Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 2, 2019. He has been the official timer for DePaul men's basketball for more than 48 years.

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Lorna Rivera (EDU 1992)

Lorna Rivera (EDU '92) is director of the University of Massachusett's Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. Recently she was appointed to serve on the Boston School Committee.

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Alexandria Quigley (EDU 2008)

Alexandria (Allie) Quigley (EDU '08) re-signed with the Chicago Sky and will begin her 11th season in the WNBA in the fall. She was an WNBA All-Star in 2017 and 2018.

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Robert Scalise (JD 1981)

Robert V. Scalise (JD '81) was hired as director of human resources for the city of Meriden, Conn. For the past 12 years he operated his own private practice, Scalise Law, representing employees as a labor and employment attorney.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa (MM 1998)

Rudresh K. Mahanthappa (MM '98), an alto saxophonist, composer and educator, launched a jazz festival at Princeton University, where he the director of jazz in the Department of Music.

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Robert McGee (MST 1976)

Robert W. McGee (BUS MST '76) won his fifth martial arts world championship in January 2019. He has been a world champion in karate three times and once each in taekwondo and kung-fu, as well as a silver medalist in tai chi. He is an associate professor accounting at Fayetteville (N.C.) State University.

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