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Young Mazzuchelli Award Presented to Gilbert Allen MSW ’17

May 12, 2022
An author, mentor and co-owner of a consulting firm focused on equity and inclusion education, Gilbert Allen MSW ’17 is the recipient of DU's Young Father Mazzuchelli Award. Read more.

Vicki Whooper ’11 on crew of hugely successful Broadway musical

May 9, 2022
Vicki Whooper ’11
is on the crew of the hugely successful Broadway musical A Strange Loop, just nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. She serves as the show's Deck Stage Manager. Congratulations Vicki! Read more.

Stephanie Mickley ’95 hired to coach St. Bede girls' basketball

May 6, 2022
Stephanie Mickley ’95
has been hired as the girls' basketball head coach at St. Bede Academy in Peru, Illinois. Stephanie is also a board-certified family nurse practitioner with Associated Gastroenterology Consultants. Read more.

Happy Retirement: Karen Danczak Lyons MLIS ’97, Evanston Library's Executive Director

April 23, 2022
Karen Danczak Lyons MLIS ’97
, Evanston Public Library’s executive director, has announced she plans to retire in June. Karen joined the Evanston library a decade ago, after spending 19 years with the Chicago Public Library system. Read more.

Kate Hall ’01, MLIS ’02 named Illinois’ Librarian of the Year

April 7, 2022
Kate Hall ’01, MLIS ’02
recently spoke with the Daily Herald about being named the 2021 Librarian of the Year by the Illinois Library Association. She has served as executive director of the Northbrook Public Library since January 2015. Read more.

Allison Quinn ’07: Covering the War in Ukraine

March 22, 2022
After graduation, Allison Quinn ’07 started her journalism career in Russia. While she no longer lives overseas, Allison is working diligently to tell the stories of families at the forefront of the war in Ukraine. Read more.

Richard Green ’15 earns promotion at Northwestern Mutual

March 17, 2022
Richard Green ’15
has been promoted to growth and development director at Northwestern Mutual's Rosemont office. He joined the firm as an intern in 2014 and converted to a full-time financial representative upon graduation with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Read more.

Local Leaders: Dahlia Mijarez ’16 and Berto Aguayo ’16 honored by Negocios Now

March 11, 2022
Negocios Now announced its 2021 listing of 40 prominent Latinos under the age of 40 in Chicago. Dahlia Mijarez ’16 and Berto Aguayo ’16 were selected to the prestigious list for their leadership in the Chicago metropolitan area. Read more.

Debut Author: John Schu MLIS ’10 interviewed by Publishers Weekly

Feb. 28, 2022
John Schu MLIS ’10 is the Bookelicious children's librarian and a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University. He is also a former school librarian, elementary school teacher, and ambassador of school libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. Read more.

Arthur Wieckiewicz ’15 named WGN’s Teacher of the Month

Feb. 24, 2022
Arthur Wieckiewicz ’15
has been named WGN’s Teacher of the Month. He is a social studies teacher at Fenwick High School. He also coaches the school’s e-sports and debate teams. Read more.

Kellie Case ’96, MBA ’16 promoted to President of The Camelot Company

Feb. 21, 2022
Kellie Case ’96, MBA ’16
has been promoted to president of The Camelot Company, a full-service customs brokerage and freight forwarding company located near O'Hare airport in Chicago. Read more.

Marilyn Rhames ’96 selected for Pahara Institute Fellowship

Feb. 17, 2022
Marilyn Rhames ’96
is a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, author and speaker. Throughout her career, Marilyn has leveraged tenets of Christianity to advocate for policies that promote educational justice for children and families living in fragile communities. Read more.

Doug Pryor MBA ’12 named President & CEO of Will County Center for Economic Development

Feb. 9, 2022
Doug Pryor MBA ’12
has been named the president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED). He joined the CED in 2017 as the Vice President for Economic Development. Read more.

Genna Mickey MLIS ’14 promoted to Director at Sugar Grove Public Library

Jan. 27, 2022
Genna Mickey MLIS ’14 has been promoted to director at the Sugar Grove Public Library. Genna previously held the position of assistant director and has worked at the library since 2015. Read more.

Valerie Groth MSW ’08: Social Worker-Turned-School Founder Gets Surprise on Ellen

Jan. 7, 2022
Valerie Groth MSW ’08 appeared on The Ellen Show to tell her inspiring story of founding Ryan Banks Academy. At the end of Valerie’s segment, guest host tWitch surprised her with a special appearance from her students as well as much-needed gifts from premium art supplies company Arteza. Read more.