Turning 100:
Alumni Stories from Business, Music & Law

Fall 2012
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Births & Adoptions    In Memoriam    


Mary E. Eiler (CER ’29, BUS ’32, MUS ’33) recently celebrated her 101st birthday. Eiler loves wearing DePaul apparel, and while her body might be failing, her spirit is still strong.


William J. Bauer (JD '52, LLD '93, LLD '05) spoke at "Truth and Justice," an event about the American experience in democracy at Elmhurst College, in May. He was joined by friend, investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward. Bauer is a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Aaron Jaffe (JD '53) co-wrote "Goodbye, American Dream?" with DePaul lecturer and author Marda Dunsky. Jaffe presided for 20 years as a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court and served in the Illinois House of Representatives. Since 2005, he has been chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board.

Thaddeus J. Gruchot (BUS '56, JD '59) works as a pro bono volunteer attorney at Prairie State Legal Services in Waukegan, Ill., assisting poor, aged and disabled clients, after working more than 50 years in private practice and as a corporate executive.


James F. O'Neil (LAS '64, MA '66) will lay down the red pen after 48 years in education, from St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Ill., to Saint Mary's College in Winona, Mo., to Edison State College in Fort Myers, Fla.

Brigid Gerace (THE CER '65) produced the Stone Hearth series through the Irish American Heritage Center. The series featured staged readings at The Fifth Province Pub, including "In the Shadow of the Glen," directed by Dennis Zacek (LAS '63) in November.

Nicholas J. Motherway (JD '65) received the prestigious Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Joseph A. Sugrue (CSH '67) joined the predecessor to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center after graduation. He served multiple government details and retired in 2000. Later, Sugrue was a senior research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2012, he started an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Engineering appointment to the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Charles T. Viane (BUS '67) spoke to students in DePaul's digital cinema program about his experiences as a motion picture executive as part of the CIM Visiting Artist Series. He currently is a distribution consultant for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

Stanley E. Herzog (BUS '68) is the president of Chapter 693 of the Vietnam Veterans of America for Kane and DuPage counties. Herzog retired from Fidelity Investments in February 2009 after being in the brokerage business since March 1968. He enjoys spending time with his two grandsons.

Michael J. Raleigh (LAS '69) published "The Conjuror's Boy" in fall 2012. This is his eighth novel.


  Reunion Years: 1970 and 1975

George P. Sloup (JD '70) received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for creating a long-term relationship with the California Air National Guard, 129th Rescue Wing, at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. Sloup has been with NASA Ames since 1983 in the Office of the Chief Counsel.

Edward G. Willer (LAS '70, JD '73) has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the committee on character and fitness, which evaluates Illinois bar exam applicants. He is an attorney at Corboy & Demetrio P.C.

Howard M. Rubin (JD '71) had one of his nature photographs displayed at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center in summer 2012. He is an associate professor of law and the associate dean for lawyering skills at DePaul.

Frank M. Clark (BUS '72, JD '76, LLD '04) retired from Commonwealth Edison on July 20 after a 46-year career with the company. Clark worked his way up through the ranks at the company, beginning as a mailroom clerk and advancing to CEO and then to chairman. He is succeeded by Anne Pramaggiore (JD '89, DHL '11).

Sheldon P. Holzman (BUS '72) was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illinois CPA Society.

Guy F. Arvia (MBA '73) is the president of the Union League Club of Chicago. The club's executive board also includes Jeffrey A. Sacks (MST '79) as treasurer, Martha Jahn Martin (MBA '89) as secretary and Guy N. Maras (LAS MS '91) as vice president.

Edward J. Burt Jr. (JD '73) and M. Carol Pope (JD '79) received the Board of Governors Award from the Illinois State Bar Association. Burt is a partner with the law firm of Urban & Burt Ltd. in Oak Forest, Ill., and Pope is a justice with the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court in Springfield.

Milton S. Wharton (JD '74) received the Servus pro Christo Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Catholic Church in the African-American Community by the National Black Catholic Congress. He is a previous recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontiface medal awarded by Pope John Paul II and currently serves on the circuit court in St. Clair County, Ill.

Eric Fielding (THE MFA '76) is the co-editor of "World Scenography 1975-1990," the first book in a series documenting significant international set, costume and lighting design. The next volume will document 1990-2005.

Tom Mendel (MUS '78) is serving his second term as president for the United States and Canada regions of the Theatre Musicians Association. Previously, Mendel was the president of the association's Chicago Area Chapter from 2006-2012. A bass player, he has been a studio musician for more than 30 years. Mendel played in "Kinky Boots," Cyndi Lauper's new show, which performed its pre-Broadway run in Chicago in September.

Boris J. Steffen (MUS '78, BUS '85) was named managing director of Gavin/ Solmonese LLC in Washington, D.C. Steffen brings more than 25 years of experience in accounting, corporate finance, valuation and solvency to the new consulting firm, which specializes in corporate restructuring and public affairs strategy to help organizations navigate and capitalize on business change.

Robert N. Hermes (JD '79) was ranked among the top reinsurance lawyers in Illinois by Chambers USA. Hermes is a partner at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP, which was also recognized as the No. 1 firm for "Insurance; Dispute Resolution; Reinsurance; Illinois" for the seventh consecutive year.


  Reunion Years: 1980 and 1985

Ryan J. Carroll (THE CER '82) is the executive producer for the film "Dorothy of Oz," a computer-generated, 3-D animated feature with Michael Krawic (THE MFA '82) voicing Uncle Henry and other voices by Lea Michele, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi and Patrick Stewart.

Ann S. Dowd (THE MFA '82) was in the feature film "Compliance" as the manager of a fast-food restaurant who is convinced by a prank caller to interrogate an employee.

Russell C. Hammer (MBA '82) was named CFO of Brown Shoe Co. He will be based at the company's corporate headquarters in St. Louis.

Jerome S. Hanner (JD '82) was appointed corporate vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. He joined the Itasca, Ill., company in 2004 and had been serving as its deputy general counsel.

Kenton J. Klaus (BUS '82) received the Illinois CPA Society's 2012 Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award. Klaus is a partner in the Global Employer Services division for Deloitte Tax LLP in Chicago.

Keith A. Hebeisen (JD '83) was invited to participate in a mock medical malpractice trial at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago in November.

Steven C. Mayer (MBA '83) joined Citibank as senior vice president of commercial banking in Miami.

Joan I. Millsaps (BUS '83) was named vice president, regional manager and hub & spoke manager at Fifth Third Bank in Chicago. She has more than 34 years of retail banking experience and previously served as vice president for Citibank's retail division.

Deborah L. Bivens (CSH '84) retired from federal service at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Aug. 29.

Debra A. Robinson (MBA '84) joined Rabjohns Financial Group as a financial representative, focusing on the insurance and investment needs of corporate executives, professionals, business owners and their families.

Steven D. Imparl's (CDM '85, JD '92) website, maledepression.com, marked its 10th anniversary of providing information, resources and an online community for men who have depression, bipolar disorder and other mood-related health conditions.

George Onofrio (CDM '86) is vice president of insurance applications for The AAA Auto Group Club. Previously, he served as vice president of claim technology for the group.

Aurora N. Abella-Austriaco (BUS '87, JD '90) is the 136th president of the Chicago Bar Association. She succeeds Robert Clifford (BUS '73, JD '76, LLD '03).

J. James O'Malley (BUS '87) joined Chicago-based talentRISE as a partner. He will serve in a dual capacity as executive search consultant and lead for the firm's strategic talent planning, alignment and risk consulting practice.

Nanette T. De Jong (MUS MM '88) published her book, "Tamb˙: Curašao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory" with Indiana University Press.

Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer (JD '88) was appointed to the board of directors of Civics First, a joint venture of the judiciary and state bar that offers mock trial, debate, and civics programs to middle school and high school students in Connecticut.

Deborah J. Nelson (JD '88), a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, was awarded a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. She was the College of Lake County's first graduate to receive the statewide award.

Seth S. Jacobs (THE MFA '89) published his third book, "The Universe Unraveling," which is about American foreign policy in Laos during the Cold War. He is an associate professor of history at Boston College.


  Reunion Years: 1990 and 1995

Gillian L. Anderson (THE '90) is in the BBC series "The Fall," premiering this winter.

S. William Grimes (BUS '90, JD '93) was promoted to assistant general counsel - litigation in NiSource's legal department. His responsibilities include labor and employment matters and litigation and claims in Indiana and Massachusetts. He has been with NiSource since 2004.

Peter A. Hinch (MUS '90) was elected to the national board of trustees for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, a professional organization of music educators. He is a region VI representative and chair of the leadership/nomination committee.

Miriam S. Fleming (JD '92), a partner at the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, was elected chair of Jewish Family Services for the 2012-2014 term.

Christopher J. Lilly (EDU '92, MED '98) earned his Ph.D. from Concordia University Chicago in 2012 and works at the university as an associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs.

Adam Z. Orth (THE '92) plays Aaron in "Revolution," a post-apocalyptic, dystopian drama on NBC.

Peter Smolenski (BUS '92) is co-founder of Logan Ventures Fund, a private equity real estate fund in Chicago.

Juliana W. Stratton (JD '92) serves as the executive director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council. Prior to this position, Stratton was the president of JDS Mediation Services Inc. for 18 years.

Jobin C. Ephrem (CDM '93, MBA '97) has been appointed managing director at Rightpoint, a digital consulting agency in Chicago. He has been with the firm for two years and has more than 18 years of experience in custom application development.

Ghida S. Neukirch (CSH '93) is the new deputy city manager of Highland Park, Ill., after spending 13 years working in Buffalo Grove, Ill., most recently as the deputy village manager.

John L. Nisivaco (JD '93) was elected secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association. Nisivaco is a partner with Chicago firm Boudreau & Nisivaco LLC, where he represents victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Ronald Packowitz (JD '94), a foreign service officer since 2000, is the deputy principal officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Donna M. Welch (JD '94) was awarded the Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award from the Chicago Bar Foundation.

Lisa J. Acevedo (JD '95) was named to Diversity MBA Magazine's 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders list. Acevedo is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP in Chicago and focuses her practice in health law.

Jeffrey H. Emme (MST '95) was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the College of Business at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Emme is a senior vice president at Sara Lee.

Michele Seeley (SNL '95) graduated from Amberton University in Dallas in May with a master's degree in professional counseling.

Ramzi Hermiz (MBA '96) is the president and CEO of Shiloh Industries Inc., a company that makes custom blanks for automakers. Previously, Hermiz was vice president of vehicle safety at Federal-Mogul.

Patricia S. Carrera (JD '97) relocated to Madison, Wis., from Chicago to become director of the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE.

Sheila M. Cawley (LAS MA '97) is the vice president of external affairs at the Museum of Science and Industry, leading fundraising and membership initiatives.

Anita Ivory (CMN '97, LAS MA '99) was promoted to assistant principal at George W. Tilton Elementary School in Chicago.

Kathryn A. Jackson (MED '97) wrote a chapter in the newly published third edition of the National Student Employment Associations' "The Work Book," the official training guide for new professionals in college student employment administration. Her chapter, "Building Partnerships," focuses on how to create campus and community collaborations.

Ryan P. McLaughlin's (LAS '97) company, Mac Strategies Group Inc., won its 15th industry award for its public relations and public affairs programs. The company was established in 2008 and has offices in Chicago and Springfield, Ill.

Rudresh K. Mahanthappa (MUS MM '98) was named alto saxophonist of the year by the Jazz Journalists Association and the 60th annual Downbeat Critics Poll.

Michael F. Tutaj (MUS '98) received the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award for 2012. Tutaj has been a projection designer for many Chicago-area theatre productions.

Gina Bellisario's (LAS '99, MED '02) debut picture book, "The Twelve Days of Christmas in Illinois," was published in October by Sterling Children's Books. It will be followed by four titles in the Cloverleaf Books-Community Helpers series by Millbrook Press.

P. J. Byrne (THE MFA '99) played Rick in the feature film "The Campaign," starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Byrne will also play Wigwam in Martin Scorsese's upcoming film, "The Wolf of Wall Street." He directed and wrote his first short for Funny or Die called "The Last Supper."

Anne M. Johnson (CSH '99), writing as A.J. Knauss, released her first novel, "Room Four." Johnson is currently practicing emergency medicine in Milwaukee.

Assja H. Metzger (MUS '99) completed her master's degree in clinical psychology and serves as a psychotherapist at a mental health clinic.

Steven L. Smith (BUS '99) received the Chicago Defender Men of Excellence award. Smith is an adult education instructor and coordinator at South Suburban College in South Holland, Ill., and was nominated by his students.


  Reunion Years: 2000 and 2005

Jason S. Chao (MBA '00) was promoted to principal in the transaction advisory services practice for Ernst & Young's Los Angeles office. He provides valuation and transaction services to a variety of global public and private companies. Chao was previously a senior manager.

Natalie L. Kamberos (CSH '00) is an associate in pediatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. She recently graduated from the pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at the University of Iowa.

Catherine Swan (JD '00) was a speaker at the American Bar Association's Construction Forum annual meeting in Las Vegas in April. She is an attorney with Holloway Brabec & Karet P.C. in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Jill Eckert McCall (JD '01, MBA '01) joined The Chicago Bar Association's board of managers in June. She is the director of the American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education and serves on the ABA's business continuity planning task force.

Rita M. Patel (BUS '01) has been promoted to director at MillerCoors LLC, overseeing Miller64, Foster's and Molson. Previously, she worked as the brand manager for Miller64.

Denis E. Dhenin (JD '02) was promoted to deputy assistant chief counsel for the training division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Artesia, N.M., where he has worked since 2003. Dhenin resides in Carlsbad, N.M., with his wife, Laura, and their two children.

Jackson F. Doe (MBA '02) established the Jackson F. Doe Foundation in honor of his late father. The foundation, which is based in Monrovia, Liberia, will focus on education, entrepreneurship, culture preservation and more.

Herschel L. Henry (EDU '02) was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army and moved to Fort Irwin, Calif., to serve as an observer/controller-trainer at the National Training Center.

Johnetta G. Paye's (CMN '02) law practice, J. Paye & Associates, was profiled in the July issue of the American Bar Association Journal.

Mina M. Zikri (MUS '02, MM '05) toured Europe with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Pope Benedict XVI and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano attended the concert at Castel Gandolfo in Italy.

Bibek Das (JD '03) was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers magazine's rising stars edition for 2012. Das is an attorney at the law firm of Tribler Orpett & Meyer P.C. in Chicago.

Katie P. Jacob (LAS '03) is an associate in the immigration law group at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Peggy A. Murphy Hasenauer (CSH MS '03) is the executive director of the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center. In addition, Hasenauer is on the board of the James Tyree Foundation, a member of the Illinois Diabetes Policy Coalition, and a member of the Socius Circle of the Catholic Extension Society.

Crystal Mary Willingham (CDM '03) is working in executive human resources at BET Networks in New York City. She is also serving her fourth year on the DePaul University Alumni Board.

Karl S. Galko (LAS '04) is a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic. He teaches English and works on local community projects near Pokrovka village in Talas Oblast, Kyrgyzstan.

Lisa Joyce (THE '04) plays Mary Dittrich on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." She will play Hilde in an Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder," to be directed by Jonathan Demme.

Sarah G. Kustok (CMN '04, MA '10) was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 19. Kustok recently joined YES network in New York and will be covering the Brooklyn Nets.

Ashley D. Luke-Clanton (EDU '04) is the new basketball coach for Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago.

Bryan Miller (LAS '04) appeared on "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson to perform stand-up comedy in spring 2012. He is currently working as a professional stand-up comedian and writer in Minnesota.

Ernest A. Nolan (THE MFA '04) adapted and is directing "Alice in Wonderland" at Emerald City Children's Theatre through Dec. 29. The cast includes Maddy La Roche (THE '12), Allison Martone (THE '12), Manny Ortiz (THE '12) and Alex Seeley (THE '12)


Chloe G. Pedersen (BUS '04, JD '07) was elected to the board of directors for the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. She is an assistant attorney general with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

Jeffrey J. Kearny (MBA '05) is a senior vice president at Northern Trust, where he focuses on business development for institutional clients in the western United States.

James M. Zdroik (MBA '05) recently launched Sangria by Lovino, a company that offers Wisconsin-made, ready-to-drink bottled sangria.

Logan A. Walters (THE '06) started SoL Theatre, a nonprofit children's theatre company, in Carbondale, Colo. Walters also directs children's theatre and teaches acting for Jayne Gottlieb Productions in Aspen, Colo.

Brion W. Doherty (JD '07) was appointed to the board of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in May. Doherty is the president-elect of the Chicago Bar Foundation's Young Professionals board. He serves on the Chicago Bar Association's YLS executive council and is a vice chair of the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division's litigation committee.

Ryan E. Gable (MBA '07) is CEO and broker at StartingPoint Realty, a company that focuses on first-time home buyers. StartingPoint Realty began while he was a student and has grown to employ eight agents.

Marco A. Silva (LAS '07) recently opened El Cafe next door to his other business, The Yuppy Puppy Grooming & More Inc., in Lakewood, Ill. Silva and his wife are expecting their first child in November.

Susan DeCostanza (JD '08) was awarded the Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship from the Chicago Bar Foundation.

Diane T. Ledet (SNL '08) presented her book review blog, bookwinked.wordpress.com, at the Chicago Italian-American Author Presentation on June 16.

Eve Samson (LAS MS '08) joined the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in June as the associate director of development for public and private grants. Previously, she served as assistant vice president of resource development and community planning at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Ryan Wietholter (CSH '08) joined Walker Process Equipment as a project engineer in Aurora, Ill.

Lindsey Wills (JD '08) joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the labor and employment group. She will practice from the firm's Chicago office.

Kelly Chiricotti (CMN '09) was promoted to supervisor at Spark Communications. She will be the digital supervisor on both Starz and the newly formed digital investment team.

Serdar Cizmeci (MUS MM '09, CER '11), a trombonist, won his audition with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for the 2012-2013 season. Flutist Kathryn Flum (MUS MM '10) is an associate member of the orchestra.

Christopher Huberts (BUS '09) joined Amazon as a senior product manager in its post-MBA retail rotation program in Seattle.

Katie M. Janiga (EDU '09) rappelled 27 stories down the Wit Hotel in Chicago's Loop to raise money for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago in May. Together, 90 participants raised more than $120,000 for local lung disease research and programs.

Stephanie M. Nielsen (LAS '09) received her J.D. degree from Bond University in Queensland, Australia, in 2011, and was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Eric Vicens (CSH '09) was promoted to school resources coordinator at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, where he works with at-risk high school boys. Vicens is currently pursuing a master's degree in social work and is due to graduate in 2014.


Justin M. Cerone (LAS '10, BUS MS '12) launched a tech startup company in Chicago that develops and manages TABAPP, a new iPhone application that allows bar and restaurant customers to place and pay for their orders directly from a phone.

Sean P. Chiricotti (CMN '10) is a client associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Northbrook, Ill.

Kelsey R. Jorissen (THE '11) wrote, directed, acted in, and edited "Sanctuary," a feature-length film. Christopher Allen (THE '11), Dan Dvorkin (THE '11), Clancy McCartney (THE '11), Lauren Pizzi (THE MFA '11) and Bridget Schreiber (THE '11) are in the film, which was submitted to both The Percolator and Chicago Underground film festivals.

Shaymus K. McLaughlin (CMN '11) joined the Grand Rapids Herald-Review as a sports editor.

Hamoda Mohamad (LAS '11) founded Statewide Insurance & Financial Group Inc. in January 2012. The company is active in four states and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Mohamad also is a law student at John Marshall Law School in Chicago and plans to complete his J.D. by 2013.

Kellyn Wieland (CMN '11) received a 2011 Texas Exes Teaching Award for excellence as a graduate teaching assistant in the College of Communication at the University of Texas. She was nominated by students in her Public Relations Techniques class.

Juliana T. Johnson (CSH '12) accepted a position as a research lab manager at the University of Notre Dame. She previously worked as a lab manager at DePaul.

Kelly E. Sloan (THE '12) has signed with Ford Models Plus Size Women's Division. Sloan is a freelance makeup artist for film and stage.

Marriages & Engagements

Morton H. Kaplan (BUS '56) married Hedy Ratner (MED '74) on July 1 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago after more than 40 years of dating on and off. Kaplan is a professor emeritus at Columbia College, and Ratner is founder and co-president of the Women's Business Development Center.

Nikki Lint (THE '03) married Charles Kellogg Banting on April 27 in Jupiter, Fla.

William M. Locke (CDM MS '04, MS '07) married Kelly LaClair on June 2 at St. Hubert's Church in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Locke is a developer for Bilsky Trading LLC in Burr Ridge, Ill., while LaClair is an account group supervisor for Cline Davis and Mann Inc. They live in Schaumburg, Ill.

Mary Carol Kobler (LAS '06) married David Kobler on July 14 in Brookfield, Ill. They currently reside in Arlington Heights, Ill. She is a teacher assistant at Seton Montessori School in Clarendon Hills, Ill., and he is a network analyst in the IT department at Harper College in Palatine, Ill.

Celeste P. Vanduch (SNL '08) married Justin Vanduch on July 7 in Elmhurst, Ill.

Kathryn A. Baxter-Greene (MED '10) married Christopher Greene on May 12 in Staten Island, N.Y. She teaches fifth-grade writing at the Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn, and he is an associate at the Manhattan law firm Sullivan & Cromwell.

Jaclyn E. Chaves (BUS '10) married Dennis Chaves in Arlington Heights, Ill., on Nov. 12, 2011. She is a customer accounts representative at Honda Financial Services, and he is a CAD drafter at Esscoe Engineering. They reside in Cary, Ill.

Evan T. McDowell (MBA '10) married Alyson Scaletty (MBA '10) in September. They met at DePaul in 2008.

Births & Adoptions

Mark Miskewitch (CMN '97, MA '10) and his wife, Anne Miskewitch (LAS '00, MA '03), welcomed their daughter, Nina Olivia Lynn, on May 10. Nina joins her big brother, Andrew.

Ryan W. Kitley (THE MFA '98) and his wife, Kelley, welcomed their fourth child, Emma Jane, on April 23. Emma joins siblings Connor, Maggie and Murphy.

Jaime L. Holt (BUS '99) and her husband, Reggie Holt (BUS '99), welcomed their second daughter, Rachel Alexandra, on June 27. Rachel joins big sister Morgan. The family resides near Indianapolis.

Katie Jeep (THE '00) and her husband, Hunter Andre, had their first child, daughter Sloane Lily Andre, on Sept. 25.

Christopher J. Moncada (CMN '00) and his wife, Sara, welcomed their daughter, Olivia Josephine, on July 13.

Shanna L. Jimenez (CMN '02) and her husband, Andres Jimenez (LAS '04), welcomed Emma Jane Jimenez to their family on July 8.

Art Munin (CMN '04) is proud to announce the birth of twins Vincent Jerome and Ava Margaret on May 30.

Aaron E. Peters (BUS '04) and Janet Peters (EDU '05) are proud to announce the birth of their first son, Charles "Charlie" Edward Peters, on July 25.

Thomas E. Vore (EDU '04) and his wife, Shana, are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Gianna Sophia Vore. She was born Oct. 14, 2011, and was welcomed by her sister and brother, 2-year-old twins Zoe and Xavier.

Mirella Bryant (CDM '05) and her husband, Luke, are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Benjamin Javier Bryant. He was born May 11 and was welcomed by his 2-year-old sister, Penelope.

Angeline M. Stewart (MED '07) and Justin Stoner (JD '07) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Declan Scott, on June 1. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Avery.

Stephanie Basanez Gunn (JD '08) and her husband, Tristan Gunn (JD '11), welcomed their son, Ethan Albert Gunn, on April 20. They were married on May 27, 2011, at St. Michael's in Chicago.

Jessica M. Kamego (EDU '09) and Kyle Kamego (LAS '09) welcomed their second child, Owen Walter, on May 16. Owen follows Henry Gordon, who was born April 10, 2011.

Joanna Vera (BUS '09) and her husband, Nestor, are proud to share news of the birth of their daughter, Katelynn Madison. She was born nine weeks prematurely on March 5, 2011, but is now thriving.

Caroline Nikolakakis (MED '10) and her husband, George, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maeve Catherine, welcomed with love on May 22 by her parents and big brother, Liam.

Jeffrey M. Williams (MBA '10) and his wife, Farrah, welcomed their first child, Ava Madeleine Williams, on May 16.

In Memoriam

Lord, we commend to you the souls of our dearly departed. In your mercy and love, grant them eternal peace.

Joseph C. Platt (JD '37)
Evelyn R. Thomas (BUS '38)
Robert F. Zadek (LAW '39)
Arlene Belcore (BUS CER '41)
Robert P. Zelinski (CSH '41)
James N. Cimino (BUS '42)
Jean A. Zenk Rudloff (MUS '45)
Samuel Konefsky (JD '47)
Charlotte Malone (EDU '48)
Geraldine Cassidy (LAS '49)
Grace A. Donnellan (LAW '49)
Sister Clare Gleeson (LAS MA '49)
Thomas E. Gavin (EDU '50)
Suzanne Moreau (CSH '50)
Lamorne W. Schurtz (CSH '50, MS '55)
Mary L. Zich (MUS '50)
Norman M. Dubin (BUS '51)
Nancy H. Amstadt (LAS '52)
Harry N. Peterson (LAW '52)
Frank I. Wesolowski (LAW '52)
Martin C. Ashman (JD '53)
Edmund J. Kuziemka (CSH '53)
Marshall K. Gordon (LAW '54)
Carole R. Nolan (LAS '54, MA '61)
Carl V. Kristan (LAS '55, LAS '58)
Weldon A. Beverly Jr. (MED '56)
Richard E. Costello (CSH MA '56)
Leo L. Dillon (MED '56)
James W. Kinnavy (CSH '56)
Elizabeth A. Niquette (BUS '56)
George P. Pauly Jr. (BUS '56)
David J. Shields (JD '56)
Hubert A. Adams (JD '57)
Jerry V. Svec (BUS '57)
George F. Kullowitch (LAS '58)
Robert F. Meersman (JD '58)
Carol G. Natke (CSH '58)
Richard R. Dolezal (LAS '59, MA '60)
James L. Rodi (BUS '59)
Richard E. Davis (MED '60)
Eugene D. Catrambone (LAS MA '61)
James L. Czech (BUS '61)
Edward T. Graham (LAS '61)
O. Richard Hughes (BUS '61)
Henry W. Antos (BUS '62, MBA '71)
Oliver Feschyn (LAS '62)
John H. Cole (MBA '64)
William J. Frait Jr. (LAS '64)
Norman E. Carroll (LAS MA '65)
Robert C. Gerlach (LAS '65)
Thomas P. Cunningham (LAW '66)
Alexander T. Starsiak (LAS '66)
Terrence F. Kiely (JD '67)
Mary J. Putzler (EDU '67)
Jerry M. Brandes (CSH '68)
Ruth A. Nichols (MED '68)
Joseph B. Nigro (LAS '68, JD '73)
Monica L. Zabor (LAS MA '68)
Richard T. Crowe (LAS '70, MA '73)
Burton R. Lindner (JD '70)
Peter A. Maren (JD '70)
Mary Lou C. Splinter (LAS MA '70)
Roger C. Elliott (CSH '71, JD '74)
Sister Mary H. Rump, O.S.F. (MUS MM '72)
Robert B. Stevenson (JD '73)
Roseann Tripke (MED '73)
Clarita H. Bonner (MED '74)
Ernest M. Kranich (BUS '77)
Donna G. Wilkinson (SNL '78)
James M. Costello (LAS '79)
William H. Thullen (BUS MS '80)
Daniel J. Pirron (MBA '82)
Sylvia M. Ruhwiedel (LAS MS '82)
David H. Lindgren (BUS '83)??
Robert D. Modelski (BUS '83, MBA '90)
Ellen G. Sutton (LAS MA '85)
Charmaine E. Atkenson Crane (JD '86)
Regina A. Bronson (JD '87)
Gregory P. Swanson (BUS '89)
Mary L. Kreuzer (MBA '91)
Consuelo A. Williamson (LAS '92)
Robert J. Cannell (SNL MA '93)
Jeffrey W. Barnes (MBA '95)
Robert M. Knight (SNL MA '96)
Karl Laegeler (MBA '96)
Mark T. Kotwica (BUS '97)
Robert S. Hensel (JD '01)
Christopher R. Al-Aswad (LAS '03)
Jessica L. Hook (LAS '04)
David Ghaussy (MBA '05)
Brian A. Izzo (LAS '06, MS '11)
Julia K. Graham (SNL '07)
Eric Hollifield (SNL '07)
Alexander R. Amber (LAS '08)

Victor Aitay
Richard M. Altheimer
Philip H. Corboy Sr.
Tessa Craib-Cox
Rev. Patrick V. Harrity, C.M.
Patricia Monaghan
Deborah Rapuano
Stephen Vagi
Maggie Varner
Ray Waters
Dr. May Weber
Linda Wilson
Yoseph Winograd

Editor's Note: Due to space limitations, this memorial list includes only those alumni and friends who our offices have confirmed have passed away since the previous issue was printed.