Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at

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December 28, 2015

Carly Grossman Olsman, the daughter of Barbara L. G. Olsman and Jules B. Olsman of Huntington Woods, Mich., was married Saturday evening to Jason Michael Bradford, '10, the son of Lisa A. Bradford and Darryl M. Bradford of Northbrook, Ill. Rabbi Paul Cohen officiated in the Art Institute of Chicago.

December 28, 2015

Stewart Title announced that Stefanie Lally-Ardrey, '00, has been promoted to vice president, senior underwriting counsel, serving in Stewart's New York Commercial Services Center where she assists customers with their local, national and cross-border commercial real estate transactions.

December 28, 2015

When Michelle Ochs, designer and cofounder of Cushnie et Ochs, met Matthew Kopko, 12', the timing couldn’t have been more right. One evening in January 2013, she was catching up with a friend at Campbell Apartment bar in Grand Central when a group of lawyers strolled in.

December 28, 2015
December 21, 2015

David M. Rubenstein, '73, the co-founder and co-chief executive officer of the Carlyle Group, will deliver the graduation address at the commencement ceremony of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.

December 16, 2015

The New York Times reports that the Supreme Court will not hear a Second Amendment challenge to the assault weapons ban passed in Highland Park, IL, in 2013 with the support of Mayor Nancy R. Rotering, '90, and City Council Member Daniel Kaufman, '86.

December 16, 2015

Chartered philanthropy

As the historic document turns 800, David M. Rubenstein, JD’73, reflects on preserving a Magna Carta in the United States.

December 9, 2015

Stephen Lee Speicher was born July 28, 1950, in Indianapolis and died at home with his wife and niece in attendance on Dec. 5, 2015. He attended the Indiana School for the Blind from 1954-1971 where he played clarinet in the band, was a member of the wrestling team, and earned his Eagle Scout.

December 8, 2015

Seattle lawyer Jeff Sprung, '84, who represents whistle blowers, believes the time has come to play taps on the political career of indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.

Sprung, a Democrat, announced his 2016 candidacy for state auditor with a boost from popular former Auditor Brian Sonntag and yet another call for Kelley to hang it up.