Christina Smerick (PHD 2003, MA 2003)

Christina Smerick (LAS MA '03, PhD '03) has joined the faculty of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, as a philosophy professor in the College of Theology & Christian Ministry.

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Jerry Fish (MST 2001)

Jerry Fish (MST '01) has joined the mChicago office of Andersen Tax as anaging director of the U.S. national tax practice.

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Keith Davis (MED 2011)

Keith Davis (MEd '11) is the new principal of Blalack Middle School in Carrollton, Texas.

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Rebeca Bell (MA 2010)

Rebeca Bell (LAS MA '10) has joined the Tennessee Wildlife Federation as a fundraiser.

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Kimberly Greene (MED 2004)

Kim Greene Hiller (MEd '04) has established a permanent location in Glenview, Ill., for The Laughing Academy, her improv and performance arts course.

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John Stefani (JD 2004, LAS 1997)

Jay Stefani (LAS '97, JD '04) was elected vice chair of the American Association for Justice's Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section for 2019-2020. He is the managing partner of Levinson and Stefani in Chicago.

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Nicholas Campbell (MS 2011, JD 2011)

Nicholas Campbell (CDM MS '11, JD '11) has joined Oracle as corporate counsel- privacy and security. He works in the Austin, Texas, office.

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Michael Burke (MFA 2018)

Mikael Burke (THE MFA '18) has joined About Face Theatre in Chicago as an artistic associate.

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Elisabeth Lindsay-Ryan (MA 2000)

Elisabeth "Biz" Lindsay-Ryan (EDU MA '00) was appointed to the Evanston (Ill.) School District 65 school board in August 2019. She is a diversity and inclusion professor, trainer and consultant with three children in District 65 schools.

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James Gray (MED 2002)

James R. Gray (MEd '02) was appointed principal of Walker Elementary School in Evanston, Ill.

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Belen Tokarski (MBA 2002)

Belen Tokarski (MBA '02) is the new senior vice president, chief of strategy ? commercial lines of insurance consultation firm Mylo.

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Azeema Akram (JD 2013)

Azeema N. Akram (JD '13) was promoted to administrative law judge at the Illinois Commerce Commission. She previously served as transportation counsel/special assistant attorney general, and as a legal and policy advisor to Commissioner Sadzi M. Oliva.

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Elizabeth Perkins (CER 1981)

Elizabeth Perkins (THE CER '81) co-starred in "A Moody Christmas," a six-episode, half-hour comedy adapted from the Australian series of the same name. The series aired on Fox in December.

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Brian Healy (THE 2016)

Brian Healy (THE '16) appeared in "Sunset Boulevard" at Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre. The show ran Oct. 11 through Nov. 24, 2019.

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Christopher Wakefield (MBA 1994)

Christopher Wakefield (MBA '94) is the new director of the Jamestown Community College concert band in Jamestown, N.Y. He is a member of the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association board of directors.

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Larry Rogers (DHL 2009, JD 1983)

Larry R. Rogers Sr. (JD '83, DHL '09), a founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith LLP, has been named to the 2020 list of The Best Lawyers in America by the Best Lawyers attorney rating agency.

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Jessica Covell (JD 2006)

Jessica Covell Lefort (JD '06) has joined the University of Michigan Law School as a clinical assistant professor.

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Jason Horwitz (JD 1999)

Jason Horwitz (JD '99) has joined CAC Specialty, a specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking platform, as executive vice president of the special situations group.

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Edward Pentuic (JD 1990)

Ed Pentuic (JD '90) is the new chief public defender for Kankakee County in Illinois.

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Alana Arenas (THE 2002)

Alana Arenas (THE '02) plays Gloria, the title character's mother, on "David Makes Man," a TV series that debuted Aug. 14, 2019, on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Natalie Petric (JD 2004)

Natalie Petric (JD '04) was installed as president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers on Sept. 12. Petric serves as director of enforcement counsel in the legal and market regulation department of CME Group.

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