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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August 3, 2015

After more than 15 years leading the legal departments of corporate giants like Sara Lee and General Mills, Chicago lawyer and diversity advocate Roderick “Rick” Palmore is returning to law-firm life.

July 30, 2015

A 2013 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Ms. Chomski served as a member of the Employment Discrimination Project at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and was the Topic Access Editor and Comment Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum.

July 29, 2015

Bethany Lampland  is taking action to prove that doing good is great for business.

July 28, 2015

Based in New York, Ms. Kulka will report to Neeraj Sahai, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, and Robert Easton, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and will be a member of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' Executive Committee.

July 22, 2015

Long-time Hyde Park resident and lawyer, William Thomas “Tom” Huyck passed away peacefully in his sleep July 10 after a long illness. He was 77.

July 22, 2015

Appeals Court Judge Scott Kafker of Swampscott, who three weeks ago became Gov. Charlie Baker's first judicial nominee, was confirmed on Wednesday by the Governor's Council to lead the Appeals Court as its next chief justice.

July 21, 2015

Stu Cohn works with the board’s eleven other volunteer members to organize fundraisers, educational programs, and conservation events that reflect the mission of the county’s Forest Preserve District.

July 13, 2015

Olga Marie Urbieta and Chad Woodruff Di Stefano were married Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Telluride, Colo. Michael Doehrman, a Roman Catholic deacon, performed the ceremony.

July 8, 2015

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has received a $1 million gift from its Board chairman, Barbara J. Fried, to support Encyclopedia Virginia, the largest donation from an individual for the encyclopedia in its eight-year history.

July 8, 2015

The new trustees are The Coca-Cola Foundation Chairwoman Lisa Borders, Apple CEO Tim Cook, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. They will each serve six-year terms.