Pete M. Callahan (JD ’67) was recently awarded the Papal Cross of Honor (the highest recognition that can be awarded to the Laity by Pope Benedict XVI) and was listed among the 100 most influential lawyers in California by the statewide newspaper.
Diane M. Dreis Adam (BSN ’68) has been blessed with twin grandsons, born Jan. 26, 2012. She states: “I am loving every minute of grandparenthood!”
Kathleen S. Hamilton (BA ’69) and Gene Hamilton celebrated with Tribune Media Services the twenty-fifth year in print of Do It Yourself or Not, which they wrote. The companion web site www.diyornot.com launched in 1999 and was recently featured on CNN Money.com as “one of the 20 best financial sites.” The husband and wife authors have written 20 books including Home Improvement for Dummies©.
Frederick H. Kuch (BA ’69) has received a PhD in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Learning and Technology from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Dr. James C. Moses (MED ’71, PhD ’78) will retire in August 2012, as a full time professor of School Administration at Lewis University College of Education (Romeoville) after 24 years. He will continue as an adjunct professor in the Education Leadership Department, with a specialty in School Finance and School Law.
Thomas P. Nipper (MD ’71) shares that, “My daughter Karen S. Nipper, MD, and I are planning on doing a medical session in Haiti next year. This will be the same care hospital in North Haiti. I will do orthopedics, and she will do ophthalmology and plastic surgery.”
Kathleen A. Ward (MUND ’71, MD ’81) was honored by The Chicago Radiological Society (CRS). Dr. Ward is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the Chicago Radiological Society can bestow upon a member. The Distinguished Service Award or Gold Medal was presented to Dr. Ward at the April 19, 2012, CRS Meeting to recognize her outstanding leadership in organized medicine on local, state and national levels and her many years of dedicated service to radiology.
Dr. John Flanyak (PhD ’73) retired from Farleys in July 2011, and started his own consulting company, Flanyak Scientific, LLC, assisting the food, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.
Kim Bonneau (MUND ’75) holds both an MS ’97 and a PhD ’10 and is a marriage and family therapist and a certified trauma specialist in private practice. She was recently a guest conductor for the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra of Flower Mound, Texas.
Brendan M. Cournane (BA ’75, JD ’79), a marathon training coach who has run on six continents and in all 50 states, is sharing his training tips on running in the newly redesigned Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Cournane’s running column, Trial Runs, appears on page five on the third Tuesday of every month. Cournane, a highly regarded writer and speaker, has written for Shape Magazine, Chicago Athlete, Windy City Sports, Competitor, Marathon & Beyond and other fitness and running publications.
George Manisco (BA ’75) has owned an IT and Engineering Staffing Firm for the last 21 years and can be seen playing the “Elderly Gangster” in the film “SETUP” with 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, and Ryan Phillipe.
Joe Parisi (JD ’75) starred in a commercial in which he shows off his “Sox Room.” The commercial started running during the Sox Cubs spring training. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvGJ_tguw7I.
Linda A. Ryan, PhD (BSN ’75, PhD ’04) is faculty associate and coordinator of the Human Caring Program for Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), founded by Dr. Jean Watson, nursing theorist. She recently consulted for WCSI at Union Hospital in Wuhan, China.
Shelley A. Klaas (MUND ’78) was named Iowa School Counselor of the Year, as well as one of the top 6 school counselors in America for 2012.
Joe Paprocki (BA ’81, MPS ’84) received the Damen Award for the Institute for Pastoral Studies at the Founders Dinner in June 2012. He also published another book by Loyola Press, Seven Keys to Spiritual Wellness: Enriching Your Faith by Strengthening the Health of Your Soul. Joe, who is the National Consultant for Faith Formation for Loyola Press, is currently completing an internship in Spiritual Direction through the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation.
Earl E. Rubinoff (BBA ’83), President and CEO of The Rubinoff Group, LLC, a financial services firm with offices in Deerfield and Chicago, recently attended the Guardian Life Insurance Company’s President Council meeting. This prestigious event is by invitation only to the top two percent of Guardian Life’s field force.
Dr. Ron Felber’s (MA ‘85) book “Il Dottore” will come to life this Fall 2012 on FOX as “The Mob Doctor,” a new television series about a young thoracic surgeon who becomes indebted to the Mafia.
Hal S. Pineless, DO, FACN (MRES ’85) was elected President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA ) in February 2012.
Wayne K. Auge (BS ’86) had several articles published in the past few months. These articles show the innovative design of NuOrtho’s flagship arthroscopic surgical device, Ceruleau®.
Alice Hlavin Demet (BA ’86) is Principal at Buster Creative. The company received first place recognition at the 2012 Diagnostic Marketing Association (DxMA ) Creative Communication Awards. The annual awards reception honors the best of the best in diagnostics marketing, advertising, and promotional programming.
Dorothy Eileen Durkin (MBA ’86) has been named president and chief executive officer of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, a north side community mental health agency providing services to more 10,000 adults and children. Durkin assumed the new position on March 19 after eleven years as CEO of the Victor C. Newmann Association, a Chicago non-profit that assists people with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Previously she was director of the Howard Brown Health Center and held various positions with Resurrection Health Care.
John R. Roche, Jr. (MSIR ’86) was recently inducted as a Fellow into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He practices public sector labor law and represents law enforcement employees in Illinois. He is also Treasurer of the PianoForte Foundation, which promotes classical and jazz piano in the Chicago area.
Sara J. Klaas, MSW, C-ASWCM (Rome ’88, MUND ’89) was named one of Illinois’ Social Workers of the Year by NASW for 2012.
Jim Bertini (BS ’88, DDS ’90) just celebrated 20 years of being self-employed as a dentist. He opened Morton Grove Dental Associates on September 13, 1991. The practice has grown over the last 20 years and provides quality, comfortable dentistry to families. Looking forward to another 20 plus years!
Edward C. Varga (BA ’90) shares that, “God is indeed great with all he has given me recently. After accepting the hard work of being a single dad in 2003, I didn’t think life could get more challenging. We make plans and God laughs as in 2008 I met a beautiful woman who had just started adopting a child from Haiti. These two would round out my family in 2010 when Paige Soule and I married giving me a wife and second son. Since then I have continued with my profession as a Licensed Professional Engineer while returning to writing and pursuing political aspirations.
My novel, Vanity, advanced to the second round of the ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award) contest.”
Christopher R. Fee (MA ’91) is one of the country’s best undergraduate teachers, according to the Princeton Review. Dr. Fee is a professor of English at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Bruno Mancari (BA ’91) is the new Director of Development for the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Mancari spent 19 years in automotive sales, seven of which with an independent auto brokerage firm he founded. He also had previously performed fundraising for several schools and a baseball league.
Joyce N. Vitalo (BA ’91) graduated from Fielding Graduate University with an EdD in Educational Leadership and Change.
Andrew Kiss (BS ’93) is the Vice President of Technical Architecture and Infrastructure Services for Reynolds Services Inc. (RSI). He has completed his sixth year with the company and is responsible for all technology strategy, data center operations and IT business services. RSI is a shared services provider supporting the following lines of business: Pactiv LLC, Reynolds Consumer Products Inc., Closure Systems International and FRAM Group.
Michael R. Billish (BBA ’94, MBA ’95), Senior Key Account Manager for Brook Sports, Inc., is now a volunteer board member for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Seattle. He raises funds for the work of the organization that serves children in nine countries throughout Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization was started by a Jesuit in Mexico in the 1950s.
Kevin F. Giglinto (MBA ’94), was appointed vice president for strategy and special initiatives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, effective March 1, 2012.
Christopher G. Hurn (BA ’94, BS ’94), the CEO and Co-Founder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on March 29, 2012.
Bridget Pakowski (BA ‘94), Mary Jean Eraci (BA ‘95), Stephanie Noecker (BA ‘94), Jeanne Lussem Brock (BS ‘93), Bessie Gounaris Ippen (BBA ‘93, MBA ‘98), Marie Reyes Marcinak (BS ‘95), and Christine Di Bartolo (BA ‘95) gathered in Chicago in April and took a tour of the Loyola Lake Shore Campus led by Marty Lane (BS ‘65). They were very impressed by the changes to campus, including the Klarchek Information Commons, Norville Center, and Gentile Arena and enjoyed hearing about future plans. They stayed at the Loyola Flats, a boutique hotel run by Loyola students.
Mauro Pineda (BA ’95) was married to Karina on August 21, 1999. The couple met and married in Quechultenango, Guerrero, Mexico.
K. Emerson Beyer (BA ’98) joined the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University as Associate Director for Corporate & Foundation Relations in October 2011.
Dong Y. Han (BS ’00) was recently designated as Chief of Neuropsychology Section, Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and as the Director of University of Kentucky Multidisciplinary Head Injury Program.
Jennifer L. Setlak (Rome ’00, BS ’01) received her Master of Science degree with a concentration in Forensic DNA & Serology through the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida.
Anthony J. Longo (BA ‘01) represents clients in the defense of medical, construction and product liability actions. He earned a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School where he was named a dean’s scholar and was promoted to partner of Cassiday, Schade, LLP.
Philip Dawkins (BA ’02) has just been named one of four Playwrights in Residence at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater. Also, Victory Gardens will be producing his world premiere play, Failure: A Love Story beginning November 16, 2012, and running through December 30, 2012, at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
Rachelle Felix-Blackmon (BS ’02) was promoted to Manager, Global Project Management for the Delivery Assurance PMO department of Trustwave.
Brook M. Carey (JD ‘03) practices in commercial litigation with experience in medical and product liability matters. Ms. Carey earned a B.A. with highest honors from Lewis University and J.D. cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was promoted to partner of Cassiday, Schade, LLP.
Rebecca Simon Fuller (BA ’03) and her husband Timothy are proud to announce the arrival of their
daughter, Aubrey Grace Fuller, on December 15, 2011.
Carrie Moric (BSED ’03) and her husband Marko were married on July 9, 2011.
Dr. Saud A. Al-Murieshd, LL.B.,
LL.M., S.J.D. (SJD ’04) was appointed as: Senior Counsel, Domestic Law & Compliance, Legal Affairs for Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic).
Robert E. Draba (JD ’05) is starting his seventh year with the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice in Washington, DC. He also wrote an article with his colleague, Brent Marshall, called, “What Business Students Should Know about Attorney Client Privilege” that was published by the Journal of Legal Studies Education.
Justin L. Curole (BS ’06) completed his Master in Public Health from San Diego State University in December
2011. His thesis examined mental health disparities in the LGBT population of California. Currently, he is a first year medical student at St. George’s University.
Jennifer M. Windt (BA ’06) and her husband had a son on September 29, 2011. His name is Austin Sawyer.
Matthew D. Edlen (BA ’08) and his wife Adriana are excited to announce the arrival of Jack Parker Edlen on September 4, 2011. He’s already making headway in the world. Hopefully, we’ll have a Rambler to be!
Katerina Krause (BS ’08), a softball standout while at Loyola, was awarded the Navy’s “Wings of Gold” on March 9, 2012, at NAS Whiting. LTJG Krause will fly the MH-60 Sierra Seahawk and be stationed at NAS Norfolk, VA .
Dawn Welker-Hull (BS ‘08) and her husband Brad Hull welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Kayla Lynn, on October 22, 2011.
Katy L. Marinaro (BA ’09) and Sean M. Lannon (BS ’09) were married on December 29, 2011. Sean is finishing up his 3rd year of medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, and Katy works in advertising. They met freshmen year after their parents dropped them off the weekend before classes started. Sean was a member of the
golf team, and Katy was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Michael Noser (MA ‘09) and his wife Joyce announce the arrival of Grace Abigail Noser who was born in June 2012 – 20 days ahead of her due date. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces (tiny but perfect!) and is healthy and doing well. She joins big sister, Hannah.
John G. Wilson (MBA ’09, JD ’09) shares that, “I’m proud to announce the successful launch of a company I co-founded, winestyr.com! Given the highly regulated and fragmented landscape of the wine industry, my Loyola education has been hugely beneficial in my role as VP/General Counsel. I invite all my fellow Ramblers to check it out and join us on our wine discovery journey.”
Allen Martin (BA ’09) married Beth Stuckart.
Robert (BBA ’99) and Anne Gaurano Monastero (BA ’94) celebrated 10 years of marriage and two wonderful little girls, ages 4 and 2!
Dana Zbyszynski (BS ’09) and his wife Jessica welcomed their firstchild, Olivia Mae Zbyszynski on October 11, 2011.
Edith Arteaga (BSN ‘10) and Shaun Boyes (BS ‘10) were married at Madonna della Strada on July 23, 2011. Mr. Boyle proposed to his wife in front of Madonna della Strada. The happy couple has known each other since 8th grade.
Meaghan Connolly (BA ’11) was hired by Caruso PR, a boutique PR firm in the heart of Chicago’s loop, as an account executive.
Ashley Zielinski (BBA ’10) has been promoted to director of strategic partnerships at National Gift Card. In this new position, Zielinski will be responsible for creating strategic development plans for NGC’s exclusive brands and identifying key growth initiatives for the company’s retail partner network.
Richard L. Ducote (LLM ’11) was awarded the 2012 Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, honoring his 34 years of representing victims of child abuse and domestic violence in over 40 states.
Magda Mohamed (BA ’11) has been admitted to the Master of Theological Studies program at Harvard Divinity School and will begin the program in Fall 2012.
Antwan A. Turpeau (MSW ’11) is one of three founders of the Struggling Youth Equals Successful Adults (SYESA ), a youth organization whose primary focus is giving youth and young adults the tools, connections, resources, and motivation they need to overcome the past obstacles in their life and to succeed in life.