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.

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March 2, 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced that James A. Squires will succeed Charles W. “Wick” Moorman as chief executive officer. The action by the company’s board of directors is part of its planned succession process and will be effective June 1, 2015.

February 26, 2015

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, the largest health care focused law firm in the nation, is pleased to announce associate attorney Arielle Tokorcheck, J.D., has joined the firm's Indianapolis office.

February 23, 2015

Michigan State University College of Law Dean Joan W. Howarth recently announced a generous award from the law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith.

February 23, 2015

In his early 20s, Calvin Campbell saw college as a nearly impossible dream for an African-American in the segregated South during the Depression, his family said.

February 20, 2015

Family, colleagues and friends of former Wilmette Trustee Thelma Brook Simon remembered her this week as a brilliant and passionate woman who was dedicated to the legal profession, civic activism in Wilmette and her family.

February 19, 2015

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced the elevation of Brett M. Doran, Jason B. Elster, Tiffany S. Fordyce, Marc E. Harrison, Keith R. Jarosik, Meredith L. Katz, and Edward R. Winkofsky to shareholder in its Chicago office.

February 19, 2015

Columbia Law School Professor Emeritus Marvin A. Chirelstein, a leading scholar of federal taxation, corporate law, and contracts whose textbooks are still used by students across the country, died on Feb. 16. He was 86.

February 17, 2015

The UJA-Federation of New York recognized Davis Polk partner Donald Bernstein for his philanthropic work with the Judge Joseph M. Proskauer Award. The award, the most prestigious accolade given by the UJA-Federation to members of the legal community, is presented to lawyers who have shown profound commitment to philanthropy as well as to the highest ideals of the law.

February 17, 2015

The Utah Senate on Friday confirmed Constandinos Himonas to the state Supreme Court on a 27-0 vote.

Himonas, who is Greek Orthodox, will be the only non-Mormon on the state's high court. He has served as a judge in the 3rd District Court for a decade.

February 16, 2015

Katherine Ann Bradley and Eric William Waldo were married Saturday evening at the InterContinental San Juan, a hotel in Puerto Rico. The Rev. Aran Santana, a minister of the Missionary Churches of Christ, led a ceremony that included Catholic and Jewish wedding traditions. Colin J. Callahan, a friend of the couple, took part.