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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August 10, 2012


August 10, 2012

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Gabriel Gore, a St. Louis attorney and a former federal prosecutor, told 481 graduates Friday that when he graduated from Missouri State University 21 years ago neither he nor his classmates foresaw how much the world would change and what opportunities lie ahead.

August 9, 2012

From the Skiermont Pucket website:

August 6, 2012


The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) has elected Monty Crawford to its board of directors.

August 1, 2012


Terry Budny is well-used to the Metra commute from Western Springs to a Chicago law office—he’s been doing it for 37 years. This month, for the first time in all those years, it’ll be to a different firm.

July 31, 2012

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Marielle V. Lifshitz has been named general counsel of Wrapports LLC, owner of Sun-Times Media, the company announced Thursday.

Lifshitz has served as internal legal counsel at Sun-Times Media since 2006 and interim general counsel for Wrapports since April.

July 27, 2012

From the Pasadena Star-News:

City of Hope announced Monday it has promoted Robert Stone to the position of president, effective Aug. 1.

Stone most recently served as president and executive officer of City of Hope's Medical Foundation and its chief strategy and administrative officer, according to a statement released Tuesday.