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.

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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March 6, 2013

On March 3, Father Pius Pietrzyk, ’97, who is now studying canon law at the Vatican, discussed the legal aspects of the Papal Conclave on EWTN's "Rome Dispatch with Joan Lewis." Video of his appearance is below.

March 4, 2013

Excerpted from the Deseret News:

March 1, 2013

Excerpted from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin:

On Thursday, [John Marshall Law School] named Lousin as The Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law for the 2013-14 academic year during her 70th birthday celebration at the school.

February 28, 2013

From the Faegre Baker Daniels website:

February 26, 2013

Excerpted from CNN's Schools of Thought blog:

February 25, 2013

From the Luther College website:

Winnifred Sullivan, professor of religious studies at Indiana University and affiliate professor of law at the Maurer School of Law, has been named Luther College's Oen Fellow for the 2013 spring semester. She will visit Luther's campus March 10-13.

February 21, 2013

From the Oncolytics Biotech website:

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. today announced the appointment of Dr. Jeremy Grushcow to the role of General Counsel.

February 19, 2013

From the Chicago Tribune:

Orphaned as a young boy, Joseph DuCanto overcame a difficult childhood to fight as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II and achieve national recognition for his work as an attorney in the field of matrimonial law.

February 7, 2013

From Memphis Business Journal:

Peter Letsou, present dean of the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore., has been named dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

February 6, 2013

Excerpted from USA Today:

For several days now, the nation has been embarrassingly enraptured by the minute details of the love life, real or apparent, of a 21-year-old college football star, Manti Te'o.