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.

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June 28, 2010

Neil S. Braun, who has more than 30 years of experience in senior management including positions as president of the NBC Television Network and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, has been appointed dean of Pace University's Lubin School of Business, effective July 1, announced Stephen J.

June 28, 2010

On June 26, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:

June 14, 2010

Vincent Cordero '99, a seasoned media executive with outstanding credentials in the U.S. Hispanic communications industry, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports en Espanol. Mr. Cordero, a native of Los Angeles, assumes his new position on July 1, 2010.

June 8, 2010

Paul J. Karafiol, a Mathematics teacher at Walter Payton College Prep High School in Chicago, has been given the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, awarded annually to the best pre-college-level science and mathematics teachers from across the country.

June 3, 2010

Ilese Flamm, an accomplished attorney with nearly two decades of experience in timesharing and resort development law, has been selected by independent developer Shell Vacations LLC to serve as its Senior VP, Legal Affairs.

June 2, 2010

Brigham Young University law professor Thomas Lee, Utah governor Gary Herbert's pick to fill a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court, has never been a judge, but he won praise last week as a keen legal mind whose experience would be an asset.

May 27, 2010

Liisa Thomas, a partner in Winston & Strawn's Chicago office, was recently elected to the 2010-2011 Board of Directors of the Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF).

May 25, 2010

ALACDE, the Latin American and Iberian Law and Economics Association, awarded two of its eight Robert D. Cooter Microsoft Awards for scholarship in law and economics to University of Chicago Law School alumni at its 2010 conference in El Salvador.

May 21, 2010

Alan Meese '89, Ball Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School, has been selected to receive a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence in recognition of his exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.

May 17, 2010

Professor Robert Clinton '71 recently was reappointed to the Hopi Tribal Court of Appeals.