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 31, 2016

In 1964, a Bear changed the life of Donald Ephraim, ’55. After service in the army, Ephraim, who is also a CPA, had settled into a successful law practice, principally focused on taxes and estate planning. One of his clients was the Chicago Bears’ star wide receiver Johnny Morris.

March 31, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 30, 2016, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 61 individuals.


March 30, 2016

Academic Vice President Brent W. Webb recently announced the appointment of D. Gordon Smith as dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

March 24, 2016

The Westport Arts Center has announced the appointment of Cathy L. Bromberg as the new director of development for the organization.

Bromberg will be responsible for leading all development activities for the Arts Center, including fundraising, event coordination and grant management.

March 22, 2016

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Lisa Chavez, '96, as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in financial services.

March 18, 2016
The 10 Most Compelling Women in Washington Now

By dint of their brilliance, brains, and guts, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the nine women that make up our annual Women in D.C. package make Washington work. This article originally appears in the April 2016 issue of ELLE.

By Rachael Combe

March 16, 2016

March 15, 2016

For 40 years, AFP Chicago has honored the committed, passionate individuals and corporations who work on behalf of the nonprofit organizations that AFP Chicago serves.

March 10, 2016

Next week, the Commonwealth Club is giving San Francisco activist and philanthropist James Hormel its first Champion of Civil Rights & Social Justice honor at its 28th Distinguished Citizen Award gala.

March 10, 2016

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is proud to announce the promotions of Mary Lehner, '98, Caroline Richard and Ryan Suda to partner, effective May 1. Ms. Lehner previously served as counsel with the firm, while Ms. Richard and Mr. Suda were formerly associates. Both Ms. Lehner and Ms. Richard are based in the firm’s Washington, DC office, while Mr.

March 8, 2016

Remembering Influential Law Professors