Young Alumni Success Stories

Summer 2012
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Join the Celebration at Reunion Weekend 2012

Mark your calendars and start planning your return to campus because Reunion Weekend 2012 is just around the corner. Get ready for a full schedule of activities devoted to commemorating your time at DePaul, reconnecting with old friends and remembering everything you love about your alma mater.

This year, Reunion Weekend takes place Oct. 12 to 14. All DePaul alumni are invited to attend, regardless of class year, so we hope you’ll join hundreds of graduates and friends for a trip down memory lane. Alumni celebrating a milestone anniversary–those who graduated in years ending in “2” or “7” –will enjoy special recognition throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Oct. 12, the class of 1962 will be inducted into the Fifty Year Club at the Reunion Luncheon, which is always a memorable event. Friday evening, recent alumni are encouraged to mingle with fellow graduates from the past five years at the Young Alumni Reunion.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Reunion Celebration will bring together DePaul alumni from near and far for a cocktail reception at the Palmer House Hilton. This festive occasion also will honor former Campus Recreation student employees, as well as alumni who were resident advisors during their time at DePaul.

At the Hotel InterContinental, College of Law alumni who graduated in years ending in “2” or “7” will gather to celebrate their reunion anniversaries.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, all reunion classes are invited to attend the Reunion Weekend Brunch at the Lincoln Park Student Center.

To register, visit

Giving Update

The following alumni gave their generous support to DePaul University from February 2012 through April 2012.


  • Richard H. Driehaus (BUS ’65, MBA ’70, DHL ’02), The Richard H. Driehaus College of Business

$100,000 to $499,999

  • Robert A. Clifford (BUS ’73, JD ’76, LLD ’03) and Joan E. Clifford (EDU ’72), Robert A. Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy
  • Malcolm D. Lambe (JD ’84) and Linda Usher, The Theatre School Performing Arts Capital Campaign

$25,000 to $49,999

  • Frederick S. Cromer (MBA ’91) and Catherine Hanley Cromer, Fred Arditti Endowed Scholarship
  • The Honorable Richard D. Cudahy (LLD ’95), Public Interest Law Summer Fellows
  • Fran Ferrone (BUS ’53) and Don Ferrone, Henry and Fannie Ferrone - American Sightseeing Co. Endowed Scholarship in Hospitality Leadership
  • Anne Perillo Michuda (MM ’75) and the Michuda Family, School of Music Performing Arts Capital Campaign

New Planned Gifts

The following alumni indicated that they will support DePaul University through a planned or estate gift of $25,000 or more.

  • Kenneth C. Barr (LAW ’49)

Jumpstart Your Professional Development with an Alumni Career Conference Call

"Enhancing Your Personal Brand."
"Job Searching While Employed."
"Over 40 and Hired."

These were just a few of the topics offered during recent Alumni Career Conference Calls. The monthly teleconference provides alumni with the opportunity to access valuable career advice and learn from experts in the DePaul community, including faculty, staff and fellow alumni. With DePaul graduates scattered throughout the country and internationally, these teleconferences make it easy for you to stay connected to DePaul and utilize your alma mater’s career services.

The live Alumni Career Conference Calls take place on the second Wednesday of every month at noon CST. On Sept. 12, the next slate of conference calls gets under way with “Incorporating Alumni Career Resources in Your Job Search.” For more information, please visit

While the conference calls do not take place during July and August, there’s no need to put your career aspirations or uncertainties on the back burner. You can still explore “Strategies in Discovering Work/Life Balance” or acquire tips to “Negotiate the Salary You Want”–as well as access all other previous presentations–through the conference call archive. Audio recordings are available for free through iTunes U at

Whether you’re looking to change careers or seeking guidance on managing workplace challenges, your alma mater is a terrific resource for career assistance, professional development and networking advice. With the Alumni Career Conference Calls, you can reap these benefits anytime, from anywhere in the world.

Legacy Gift: From Students for Students

Thanks to the generosity of the graduating class, more than 1,400 gifts were made to the Class of 2012 Legacy Gift, totaling more than $17,500 that will be used to assist in scholarship aid to deserving students and to various programs and departments across the university.

This is only the second year of the Legacy Gift, an opportunity that allows students to give back directly to the students who follow them–via the general scholarship fund or a program or department of the student’s choosing. Last year, the Class of 2011 raised more than $11,000, with over 900 gifts made. The Legacy Gift is a unique opportunity to give back to the university, student to student.

Through the Legacy Gift, students are able to ensure future generations of DePaul students have the same experiences they had while attending the university–many of which would not be possible without the generosity of donors. Students who donate are given a special cord to wear at commencement to show their support for future generations of students.

For Alumni Only: Text $10 in 10 Seconds to Support DePaul Student Scholarships

DePaul alumni can make an immediate impact in the lives of students–quickly and easily–with mobile giving. Simply refer to the back of this magazine for your personal code above your address, then text “DePaul (Your Code)” to 20222 to make your gift of $10.* There are no lengthy forms or credit card information to fill out to make a small donation that makes a big difference.

Your gift supports the Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign and helps the university continue to provide an excellent education to all talented students who seek it, regardless of their economic circumstances. Take 10 seconds to send a text today.

*Replace (Your Code) with the code number located on the back of your print magazine copy; reply “YES” to confirmation text to finalize donation. Your gift of $10 will appear on your mobile phone bill. Standard text messaging rates may apply.