Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades 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.

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May 24, 2017

Stephen S. Bowen, '72 wrapped up his tenure as Chair of the Wabash College Board of Trustees as the fifth longest-serving chair in the College’s 185-year history. As a tribute, Wabash President Gregory D. Hess announced that an endowed professorship will forever bear Bowen’s name.

May 16, 2017

Steven Cherny, '91, a well-regarded litigator who has spent nearly the past decade at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in New York.

May 16, 2017

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, ’14, Community Justice Staff Attorney at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, was named to Crain's 20 in their 20s 2017 list.

May 16, 2017

Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) announces that Jana Cohen Barbe, '87, Partner and the former Global Vice Chair of Dentons US LLP, the largest law firm in the world, has joined its Advisory Board.

May 9, 2017

Ross Mansbach ’94 is the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretaty at Halyard Health Inc. He spoke to the Daily Report about the five-lawyer legal department at Halyard and how it goes about hiring and managing outside counsel.

May 9, 2017

The Dana Latham Memorial Award is only given to leaders of the Los Angeles tax bar who have made outstanding contributions to the community and to the legal profession in the feild of taxation, including this year's recipient, Marcy Jo Mandel, '81.

May 5, 2017

The private equity founder and ultimate Washington insider built Carlyle Group into a $158 billion powerhouse. Can he achieve the same success with philanthropy?

May 2, 2017

Minnesota's first black judge, L. Howard Bennett, '50, won a seat as the first black member elected to the Minneapolis school board in 1963.

April 28, 2017

Importers, customs brokers, and other trade stakeholders are praising President Trump's nomination earlier this month of Kevin K. McAleenan, '98, as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

April 28, 2017

A Q&A with Jonathan Baum, '82, Director of Pro Bono Services at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.