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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November 9, 2015

The National Constitution Center has elected David Rubenstein, '73, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, and several others, to its Board of Trustees. The new members were elected during the National Constitution Center’s October 26, 2015, board meeting.

November 5, 2015

After Sean Kramer, ’10, graduated from college, he was not fully certain that he wanted to go to law school. He had excelled in a liberal arts curriculum with a concentration in legal studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and he drew inspiration from his aunt, Maureen Sheehy, ’87, who served as both a role model and a sounding board.

November 5, 2015

Last year, when Noni Ellison Southall, JD ’97, MBA ’97, received one of the many honors she has garnered during her career—in this case, from the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys for service to the community—the presenters were asked to describe one of her distinctive characteristics: the capacity to do more than most people, and do it brilliantly.

November 5, 2015

Kim Sinatra, ’85, is General Counsel, Executive Vice President, and Secretary at Wynn Resorts Ltd. The company, whose 2014 revenue was $5.4 billion, owns casino hotel resort properties in Las Vegas, Macau, and elsewhere.

November 4, 2015

When Anne Kimball, ’76, told her father—himself a lawyer—that she wanted to go to law school, he wasn’t enthusiastic. “He told me that as a woman, I’d never get into a good law school, and if I did, I’d never get hired by a firm, and if I was hired, I’d never make partner,” she recalls.

November 4, 2015

Earlier this year, Roberta Cooper Ramo, ’67, received the highest honor conferred by the American Bar Association, the ABA Medal, for “conspicuous service to the cause of American jurisprudence.” She is one of seventy-six people to have received the award in its eighty-six-year history; other recipients include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Thurgood Marshall.

October 30, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is pleased to announce the election of David L. Cohen and Stephen J. McConnell to its Board of Directors. David Cohen will serve as Vice Chairman of the Board. E.

October 29, 2015

Jana Cohen Barbe, class of 1987, has an article in Horse & Style Magazine about the nexus between business and riding horses:

October 28, 2015

Right after he graduated from the Law School in 1962, David Hilliard entered the Navy, and not long after that he participated in a full-scale naval assault on the coast of Spain, involving hundreds of warships.

October 27, 2015

David T. Ho, General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Fullscreen