Angela Smith (JD 1995)

Angela Smith Jones (JD '95) was named a 2017 Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Smith Jones is the deputy mayor of economic development for the City of Indianapolis.

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Melanie Margolin (JD 1997)

Melanie Margolin (JD '97) was named a 2017 Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Margolin is deputry general counsel for Cummins Inc.

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Mark Kaminsky (BUS 1985)

Mark Kaminsky (BUS '85), chief operating officer at Koch Foods, is now serving as vice chairman of the National Chicken Council. He previously served as the council's secretary-treasurer.

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Caroline Thee (LAS 2013)

Caroline E. Thee (LAS '13) joined the business and finance group of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. A lawyer, she works out of the office in Indianapolis; the firm has offices in six states.

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Steven Shape (JD 1982)

Steven Shape (JD '82) has joined the Chicago-based intellectual property law firm Dennemeyer & Associates as a managing partner.

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Chase Faull (EDU 2010)

Chase Faull (EDU '10) and Kathryn Maresca were married Nov. 4 in Pawleys Island, S.C. The bride is the owner of Maresca Design in Savannah, Ga., and the groom is a research and data analyst at the Savannah College of Art and Design

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Bertram Scott (DHL 2009, SNL 1980)

Bertram L. Scott (SNL '80, DHL '09) was an honoree at the 2017 My Hero Gala, which recognizes contributions to the Charlotte, N.C., community. Scott is senior vice president for population health and value-based care for Novant Health.

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Ryne Vitug (JD 2016, LAS 2013)

Ryne Vitug (LAS '13, JD '16) joined the law firm of Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel PC, where he will focus on commercial and residential real estate and civil litigation cases. The firm serves clients in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties in Illinois.

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Tracy Townsend (MA 2004)

Tracy Townsend (LAS MA '04) published her first novel, "The Nine," in November 2017, under the Prometheus Books imprint. The fantasy thriller centers on a stolen book that holds secrets many want to possess and use for their own ends.

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Joe Keery (THE 2014)

Joe D. Keery (THE '14), known for his role in the Netflix series "Stranger Things," co-stars with Chance the Rapper in the film "Slice," scheduled for release late in 2017.

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Marcia Ayala (MS 1996)

Marcia A. Ayala (BUS MS '96) was named managing director of the Chicago market for the DLC Group, a finance and accounting consulting firm.

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Juan Castaneda (THE 2006)

Juan Castaneda (THE '06) directed an absurdist comedy, "Marisol," at Chicago's Raven Theatre in October and November 2017. He directs plays for many area theatres, including Chicago Fusion Theatre, Steppenwolf Garage Rep, Urban Theatre Company, Clockwise Theatre, Colectivo El Pozo and Halcyon Theatre.

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Ashley Bohrer (PHD 2016, MA 2012)

Ashley J. Bohrer (LAS MA '12, LAS PhD '16) received the 2017 Junior Scholar Award from the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy for her paper, "Colorblind Racism in Early Modernity: Race, Colonization and Capitalism in the Work of Francisco de Vitoria." She is a visiting assistant professor at Hamilton College in New York.

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Nathan Ramin (MED 2008)

Nathan Ramin (MEd '08) received a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching fellowship. He will spend the first half of 2018 observing education practices in New Zealand with the goal of transferring best practices to Chicago's North Lawndale College Prep, where he teaches.

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Melissa Nigro (JD 2006)

Melissa Nigro (JD '06) was named chief of staff and director of board relations of the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to raising scholarship funds for NIU students.

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Glenn Fish (MBA 1997)

Glenn M. Fish (MBA '97) was promoted to chief operating officer of Tekni-Plex Inc., a global manufacturer of packaging materials, medical compounds and tubing. Previously, he was chief financial officer and executive vice president.

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Lisa Hathy-Riles (MBA 1994)

Lisa E. Hathy-Riles (MBA '94) was nominated as president of the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association for 2018-19. She is director of the residential and specialty business unit of Xylem Water Solutions and Water Technology, based in Morton Grove, Ill.

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Ruth Brinkley (MS 1984, CSH 1981)

Ruth W. Brinkley (CSH '81, CSH MS '84) was named president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest, based in Portland, Ore. Previously, Brinkley was CEO of KentuckyOne Health, a division of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems.

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Fred Ishler (JD 1987)

Fred R. Ishler (JD '87), an agency leasing specialist, was named a principal of Avison Young in October 2017. He focuses on leading the firm's suburban Chicago office leasing team. Previously, he was an executive vice president with Transwestern, a commercial real estate firm.

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Stephany Schlachter (MS 1978)

Stephany S. Schlachter (CSH MS '78) plans to retire as provost of Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., in June 2018. She has been provost for 17 years and was the first person to hold that position at the university. She has been with Lewis for nearly four decades and will continue as special assistant to the president until June 30, 2019.

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Bradley Giemza (MBA 2009)

Bradley G. Giemza (MBA '09) was named managing director and chief risk officer for Chicago-based R.J. O'Brien & Associates, a futures brokerage and clearing firm, in October 2017.

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