new Chicago offi ce of Kaufman & Company, LLC, a national trial litigation boutique fi rm.

TIM LACY (MA ’02, PhD ’06) APPOINTED assistant director of graduate re- search projects in the University of Chicago’s Graham School for Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

KATIE PACIGA (BA ’02, BS ’02) WRAPPED UP a two-year early career research fellowship with the Technology in Early Child- hood Center at Erikson Institute and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Chil- dren’s Media at Saint Vincent College.

BOB WACKER (BBA ’02) NAMED among America’s Top 500 Next-Gener- ation Wealth Advisors by Forbes. He is married to fellow Loyola alum Kate Goodman Wacker (BBA ’02).

BETHANY HARDING (BA ’03) ACCEPTED a full-time position with National Louis University as assistant professor of his- tory and political science. She also provides leadership for the Student Success Collabo- rative with NLU’s Pathways Initiative, which provides academic support for graduates of Chicago public high schools.

FRANKLIN RAMIREZ (BBA ’03) ELECTED supervisor in Elgin Township this past April.

WILLIAM T. EVELAND (JD ’04) APPOINTED and sworn in to the Federal Bar Association Chicago chapter board.

JESSICA M. SCHELLER (JD ’04) HONORED as one of the 2017 Top Women Law- yers in Leadership. Scheller works at the Offi ce of the Illinois Attorney General and is co-chair of the Women’s March on Chicago.

PAUL R. HAGE (JD ’06) NAMED a member of the inaugural class of the American Bank Institute’s “40 Under 40.”

CHANELLE B. KIZY-WHITE (JD ’06) CHOSEN as a 2017 Notable Woman Lawyer in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business.

ANN M. SHEA (JD ’06), SEVAN V. AVAKIAN (JD ’15), AND KRISTEN D. KAWAGUCHI (JD ’15) COACHED a team of two Loyola law students at the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Com- petition. Emily Olivera and Jasmine Stanzick became the fi rst Loyola team to win the cham- pionship in a decade.




ANNOUNCED the arrival of their newest Rambler, Nora Adeline, on August 18, 2014. The couple also relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where Benjamin was named the chief operating offi cer of Bradley Health Services.

MICHAEL NOWAK (BS ’07, MBA ’11) MARRIED Jeff rey Hinko on October 21.


KATE DANZIGER (BA ’05) WELCOMED, with husband Ben, their fi rst child on October 22, 2016.

CLAIRE (DEHAAN) REYNOLDS (MSN ’14) MARRIED John Reynolds in Cut Bank, Mon- tana, on March 11.

CAROLINE SLETTEN-LARSSON (BA ’15) ENGAGED to Michael Frantl. They plan to get married in France next August.

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JEFFREY HOWARD (MEd ’10) PURSUING a PhD in transport at the University of Westminster in London, England. His re- search will explore the eff ects of social media on transport planning for British passenger rail services.

SARAH E. CLEARY (MEd ’11) ACCEPTED the position of licensed clinical psy- chologist at Truman Medical Centers, primary teaching hospital for the University of Missou- ri-Kansas City, aſt er completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Child & Family Psychology.

STEPHEN KOKX (MA ’11) NAMED assistant director of Catholic market- ing for

CAITLIN A. KELLY (JD ’17) AWARDED the 2017 Post Graduate Legal Fel- lowship Program grant, and will be located at the Loyola University Chicago Community Law Center Clinic working with issues involv- ing families, landlord-tenant confl icts, and benefi t questions.

CONOR J. HEATON (JD ’07) JOINED the Cristo Rey Network national offi ce as director of school growth.

STEPHANIE BARNETT (BBA ’08) JOINED Loyola University of Chicago’s Human Resources department as HR manager.

RICH GRUSS (MBA ’08) TEACHING as an assistant professor of decision science/business analytics at Radford Univer- sity in Radford, Virginia.

KYLE E. STONE (JD ’08) NAMED one of the Jewish United Fund of Met- ropolitan Chicago’s 36 Under 36.

MARLENE LAPORTE (MBA ’09) SERVING with Peace Corps Response (for one year) on a women’s health and family planning project in Benin, West Africa.

PETER S. LEE (JD ’09) PRESENTED the webinar “Keeping Up With the PTAB: How to Win When the Rules Seem to Change.”

KYLE MCGREGOR (MPP ’09) APPOINTED director of pediatric mental health ethics for the New York University School of Medicine.

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