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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October 19, 2012

Kristy Johnson '05 will be featured as Mayme in Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel," winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, beginning November 6.

October 18, 2012


Sen. Amy Klobuchar was a popular guest at a welcome-home ceremony for about 200 soldiers last weekend in Brooklyn Park.

Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, introduced Klobuchar to the audience as a "tireless advocate for Minnesota service members and their families."

October 18, 2012

From the Perkins Coie website:

October 17, 2012

From CBS St. Louis:

A Missouri nominating commission has given Gov. Jay Nixon his choice of a trial judge, a St. Louis attorney and a former aide to fill an opening on the state Supreme Court.

October 16, 2012

From The Marietta Daily Journal:

October 15, 2012


McDermott Will & Emery LLP hired Mashhood Rassam for its IP litigation group, the Chicago-based firm said in a statement.

October 11, 2012


October 5, 2012

Earlier this year, Jennifer Levi, ’92, received the highest honor bestowed by the National LGBT Bar Association, its Dan Bradley Award, for her leadership toward equality under the law.

October 5, 2012

In June, Roya Behnia, ’91, was named senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Pall Corporation, the nearly $3 billion provider of filtration, separation, and purification solutions. For Behnia, her new position caps off a steady progression toward the kind of responsibilities she has wanted and prepared herself for.