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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April 2, 2012

From The Deal magazine:

March 29, 2012

From the Hewlett Foundation website:

March 28, 2012

Robert Bork ’53 has been named as a recipient of one of the University of Chicago’s 2012 Alumni Awards. He will receive the Distinguished Service Award at the 71st Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, taking place during Alumni Weekend on June 2, 2012.

March 26, 2012

From the Huffington Post:

From the summer of 1999 to the end of the Clinton Administration in 2000, James Catherwood Hormel was America's ambassador to Luxembourg, a tiny duchy of 997 square miles wedged between France, Belgium, and Germany.

This fact might not seem so interesting in and of itself, except for one thing.

March 23, 2012

Debra Cafaro ’82, recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumna Award and Chairman and CEO of Ventas Inc., will speak at The Executives’ Club of Chicago Global Leaders Luncheon Tuesday, April 10.  

March 20, 2012

From Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP's website:

Chad S. Hummel [JD '88], chair of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP’s national Litigation Division, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

March 19, 2012

Jeffrey Glass, '91, has been promoted to partner at SmithAmundsen. Glass is a business attorney in Rockford, Ill.

March 16, 2012

From the Los Angeles Times: