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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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:

January 22, 2013

From the Anchorage Daily News:

ASRC Energy Services has hired Joel Whitley as general counsel. Whitley joins AES and its family of companies from Arctic Slope Regional Corporation where he served as senior corporate counsel.

January 16, 2013

From Georgetown University's website:

A senior U. S. government leader for nearly two decades who performed top roles in two administrations and served as partner at a major Washington law firm will leave federal service to join Georgetown as its new vice president and general counsel.

January 15, 2013


January 14, 2013

From Law Week Colorado:

Denver-based business law firm Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe added Andrew Spruiell as an associate.

January 11, 2013

From the Houston Business Journal:

Lawyer Gabriel Procaccini has been named a partner in the energy and global transactions practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Houston office.