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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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.

February 1, 2013

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January 31, 2013

Excerpted from Phoenix Business Journal:

Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman has taken another step in a run for Arizona governor in 2014.

January 29, 2013

Excerpted rom the Houston Chronicle:

January 28, 2013

Posted January 25, 2013 on the blog of LegalTimes:

President Obama will nominate Lisa Monaco today as the deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism and assistant to the president, a White House official confirmed.

January 25, 2013


January 24, 2013

Guang Ming Whitley '04 has published Peace Out, a work of speculative fiction about a near future in which assisted suicide has become the norm. It is available as a paperback or for the Kindle from Amazon.

January 23, 2013

From the December 6 issue of The Litigation Daily: