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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July 26, 2012

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July 25, 2012

From Moritz College of Law website:

July 24, 2012


Interpreting the law isn't always black and white, but the reasons Mary Margaret Rowland chose to study law are simple. She loves the law and the practice of it.

July 23, 2012

From Fresh Energy press release:

Fresh Energy, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based 501(c)(3) specializing in climate and clean energy policy at the state, region, and national level, is pleased to announce that Ross Abbey has joined our organization as a full-time policy associate.

July 19, 2012


Chris Duerksen, a nationally known proponent of adopting community development codes that directly address sustainability issues, will headline “Imagining New Futures,” an annual urban planning workshop scheduled Nov. 15 – 17 at Texas A&M.

July 18, 2012

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July 16, 2012

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McKenna graduated from the UW in 1985 with degrees in international studies and economics. He applied to be a Rhodes Scholar but missed the cut.

Graduating from the University of Chicago law school in 1988, McKenna passed the bar exam and moved back to Bellevue, taking a job with the law firm Perkins Coie.

July 13, 2012

From the Brennan Center website: