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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June 5, 2012

From the Mayer Brown website:

June 4, 2012

Jeffrey K. Winikow, '89, has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court by California Governor Jerry Brown. Winikow, 47, of Los Angeles, has been a sole practitioner since 1992. Previously, he was an associate attorney at Mitchell Silberberg and Knupp LLP from 1989 to 1992.

May 31, 2012

From Reed Magazine:

May 30, 2012

From the 5/17/12 Daily Pilot:

Kristy Johnson found out the hard way that she could not overpower or subdue her creative side.

May 23, 2012

From My Chicago News:

It’s no secret: Several free speech and First Amendment issues will be at stake with the NATO summit being held in Chicago May 20-21 at McCormick Place.

May 22, 2012

From the Fastcase website:

Thank you, Dean Smith.  Members of the faculty, university administrators, distinguished alumni, parents, and members of the graduating class of 2012, it is an honor to serve as your commencement speaker today.