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.

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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April 1, 2015

George Wise, JD 1948, died on March 28, 2015, at his home in Long Beach, CA. He was 91 years old.

March 31, 2015

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix partner Leonardo Loo has been named the chair of the Phoenix office’s Business Law Practice Group.

March 23, 2015

Deno Himonas’ life makes a strong case for the value of education, hard work and loving parents.

March 19, 2015

In January 2015, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Nirav Shah, JD’07, MD’08, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

March 19, 2015

The winners are submitted by nomination process and chosen by a carefully picked selection panel. 

March 19, 2015

Constandinos "Deno" Himonas was sworn in as a Utah Supreme Court justice at a Wednesday ceremony, where he was described as a dedicated jurist with a great intellect and delightful wit.

March 18, 2015

President Obama said, “I am grateful these accomplished men and women have made the decision to serve our country. I look forward to working with them.”

March 18, 2015

Attorneys Peter G. Rush and Todd E. Pentecost have joined the Chicago office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

March 17, 2015

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering is jumping in the 10th Congressional District race for Congress, triggering a major 2016 Democratic primary brawl with former Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill.

March 16, 2015

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advanced kinase inhibitor treatments targeting the tumor cell and the tumor microenvironment, today announced the appointment of Tucker Kelly as Chief Financial Officer.