Elizabeth Olivera (JD 2018)

Elizabeth Olivera (JD '18) was named to the board of directors of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA). She was also made co-chair of the NFALA Young Lawyers Committee. She is an associate in the commercial litigation practice of Cozen O'Connor.

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Stephanie Gilmore Plante (MBA 2014)

Stephanie Gilmore Plante (MBA '14) and John Plante (CDM MS '15) wed July 28, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church in Winnetka, Ill.

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Anna Fechtor (LAS 2016)

Anna Fechtor (LAS '16) was part of a team that earned second place in the 2019 Geneva Challenge. Their entry was RAPIDCARE, a project that "seeks to leverage the existing capacity of informal health care providers to better treat and monitor infectious disease in ... informal [urban] settlements."

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Kenneth Wassus (MA 2014)

Kenny Wassus (LAS MA '14) was hired by the Wall Street Journal as a senior video journalist.

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Garry Zage (MS 1982)

Garry Zage (LAS MS '82) is now senior vice president, strategic partnerships for Bongiovi Medical & Health Technologies.

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John Stefani (JD 2004, LAS 1997)

John A. ("Jay") Stefani (LAS '97, JD '04) was selected as a 2019 Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media.

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Andrew Rosenband (LAS 2008)

Andrew Rosenband (LAS '08) was named to Crain's Chicago Business' "2019 40 Under 40" list. He is founder and CEO of Morgan Li, a store fixture and hotel furniture provider.

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Susan Vargo (THE 1998)

Susan Vargo (THE '98) served as executive producer of a Dec. 7, 2019, simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons of "The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!" The production reunited members of the original award-winning Broadway company.

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Michelle Clement (MNM 2011)

Michelle Mills Clement (LAS MNM '11) was named to Crain's Chicago Business' "2019 40 Under 40" list. She is CEO of the Chicago Community Forum of the Chicago Association of Realtors.

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Katherine Goelz (MED 2009)

Katie Goelz (MEd '09) was among the St. Louis-area educators to receive an Emerson's Excellence in Teaching award. She is a special education teacher at North Glendale Elementary School in St. Louis.

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Alexander Salvi (LAS 2013)

Alex Salvi (LAS '13) has his own one-hour, weeknight show on One America News Network and DirectTV Channel 347, "After Hours with Alex Salvi."

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Jonathan Carroll (CMN 1997)

Jonathan Carroll (CMN '97) was appointed to serve on Illinois' Guardianship and Advocacy Commission by Gov. JB Pritzker. Carroll represents the 57th district in the Illinois House of Representatives.

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Mari Beth Johnson-Jelks (JD 1984)

Mari Beth Johnson-Jelks (JD '84) is now the vice president of human resources of the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Public Museum.

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Christine Mouser (MS 2016)

Christine Mouser (CSH MS '16) was recently honored for her involvement in NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission with a display at the Fossil Ridge Library in Braidwood, Ill.

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Christopher Cook (JD 2010)

Christopher Cook (JD '10) was selection by Idaho Business Review as a one of its 2019 Leaders in Law. He is an associate attorney with Hawley Toxell in Boise.

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Jessica Hinckley (MED 2017, CMN 2011)

Jessica Hinckley (CMN 1'1, MEd '17) and Corbin Andrick (MUS '11, MM '14) were married on April 27, 2019, in Chicago. They met as undergraduates through DePaul basketball games. Jessica was a DePaul cheerleader, and Corbin played the saxophone in the DePaul pep band.

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Barbara Tyrlik (CMN 1982)

Barbara Tyrlik (CMN '82) published a book of poems, "Bleasings...Poems, Prayers and God's Promises," an inspirational and motivational collection of Christian poetry. It is available for purchase at amazon.com.

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Marissa Leezer (LAS 1994)

Marissa Leezer (LAS '94) was chosen as the 2019 Telecommunicator of the Year by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International. She has been a police dispatcher for Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications since 2001.

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Ryan Hobbs (MUS 2006)

Ryan Hobbs (MUS '06), a trumpeter and founder of the Chicago-based Northside Brass, recorded "Christmas Carols for Brass" in 2019 with the quintet. The album is available on iTunes and other streaming services.

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Keith Herron (MBA 1988)

Keith Herron (MBA '88) has retired from Regions Bank after more than 30 years with the corporation. He was senior executive vice president and head of corporate responsibility and community engagement with the Birmingham, Ala.-based organization.

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Brynn Murphy (CMN 2015)

Brynn Murphy (CMN '15) is now programming executive for Live Nation Entertainment, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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