(CHEM ’50), Bonita Springs, Fla., co-founded the new nonprofit, SWFL RESET Center, devoted to addressing environmental issues arising in southwest Florida. Initiatives are focused on clean water, systemic reforms in agricultural practices, implementation of new technologies in food production and distribution, and advocating for the rights of nature.
John K. Harasciuk
(ARCH ’61, M.ARCH. ’63), San Diego, founded the nonprofit CRISIS (Community Resources in Support of Institutional Services) to serve and support private and public institutions with financial and professional resources.
H. C. Potter
(PHYS ’63), Hermitage, Mo., wrote the book The God Knot: Undone by Religionosity Origins and Cycles, which was published by Dorrance Publishing Co. in 2019.
(LAW ’65), Naples, Fla., was recognized as an “influential person” by the Indianapolis Business Journal for the publication’s 40th anniversary.
(EE ’69, M.S. ’70), San Antonio, received the 2020 Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities by the Institute of Electircal and Electronics Engineers Educational Activities Board.
(MATH ’70), Sonoma, Calif., wrote the book The Art of the Exit: Choosing Your Exit Path and Maximizing Value When you Get There, which was independently published in 2020.
Francis Patrick Murphy
(LAW ’75), Chicago, was named to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America ranking for the 11th year. He was also named to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers ranking for the second year.
(LAW ’79), Northfield, Ill., was recognized as one of the Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Notable Women in Law.
(MGMT ’80), Savannah, Ga., was named director of finance and operations, Memorial Health Partners at HCA Healthcare.
(LAW ’83), Lake Forest, Ill., was recognized as one of the Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Notable Women in Law.
(LAW ’83), Highland Park, Ill., was recognized as one of the Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Notable Women in Law.
(FPE ’85), Denver, is a fire protection engineer with the Denver Fire Department after running his own fire protection engineering and code consulting business in Chicago for 27 years.
(LAW ’86), Bel Air, Md., joined the Maryland Office of Attorney General and is now assigned to the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.
Isaac K. Gamwo
(M.S. CHE ’87, Ph.D. ’92), Murrysville, Pa., received the 2020 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Affairs Committee’s Eminent Chemical Engineers Award.
(LAW ’93), Chicago, was recognized as one of the Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Notable Women in Law.
Eric V. Fullilove
(EE ’94), Chicago, joined the Illinois Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
(LAW ’94), Chicago, was installed as the 67th president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
(LAW ’96), Sandy Springs, Ga., was named a principal consultant for Yardstick Management.
Phuong Thuy Vu
(CHE ’96), New Orleans, recently professed her initial vows to become a Dominican Sister of Peace.
Shanita Baraka Akintonde
(M.B.A. ’97), Chicago, joined the Illinois Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
(LAW ’97, M.B.A. ’02), Deerfield, Ill., joined the William Blair Equity Capital Markets investment banking team in Chicago.
(LAW ’00), Chicago, contributed to the book Distributed Generation Law: A Guide to Regulations, Policies, and Programs, the first to take an in-depth look at the history and regulatory journey of the developing technology of distributed generation.
(LAW ’01), Chicago, joined Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring practice in the Chicago office.
Gina Arquilla DeBoni
(LAW ’02), Glenview, Ill., received the Illinois State Bar Association Elmer Gertz Award, which focuses on human rights.
(LAW ’02), Highland Park, Ill., was named to the board of directors of the Center for Enriched Living, a nonprofit organization serving teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(LAW ’02), Marathon, Wis., was appointed professor at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wis.
(LAW ’04), Chicago, was named to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers ranking.
(LAW ’04), Chicago, was named the chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for United Airlines.
(LAW ’05), Oak Park, Ill., was named to the 40 Under Forty for 2020 ranking by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
(LAW ’05), Lake Zurich, Ill., co-founded Buckley Fine, LLC.
(LAW ’05), Woodridge, Ill., was promoted to general counsel for the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
(LAW ’05), Crown Point, Ind., joined Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney as a shareholder in the Chicago office, as part of the Litigation and Catastrophic Insurance Claim Defense practice groups for Illinois and Indiana.
(BME ’06), Shorewood, Wis., began a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Marquette University.
(LAW ’07), Chicago, was selected as a Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP 2020.
(LAW ’08), Chicago, was named to the 40 Under Forty for 2020 ranking by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
(LAW ’10), La Grange, Ill., joined Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring practice in the Chicago office.
Dana Popish Severinghaus
(LAW ’10), Chicago, was nominated by Governor J. B. Pritzker to be the director of the Illinois Department of Insurance.
(LAW ’11), Chicago, was elected to partnership at the global law firm of K&L Gates in 2020, and focuses her intellectual property practice on a variety of transactional and litigation matters related to trademarks, domain names, social media, and copyrights.
(LAW ’11), Chicago, was named to the 40 Under Forty for 2020 ranking by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
(ME ’11), Johnson City, Tenn., joined the Illinois Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
(LAW ’12), Chicago, joined Swanson, Martin & Bell’s Chicago office as an associate.
(LAW ’12), Chicago, was named to the 40 Under Forty for 2020 ranking by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
(LAW ’12), Palatine, Ill., joined Swanson, Martin & Bell’s Chicago office as an associate.
(LAW ’14), Wilmington, Del., joined Richards, Layton & Finger in 2019 in the Environmental, Commercial Real Estate, and Litigation practice groups.
(M.B.A. ’14), Saudi Arabia, has been promoted to manager and nominated as a board member for the Riyad Taqnia Fund, one of the earlier venture capital tech funds in Saudi Arabia.
Olurotimi “Timi” Akindele
(PS ’15), Chicago, joined the Illinois Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
(LAW ’16), Chicago, announced the launch of the RM Law Group in Chicago, a firm he co-founded with Jared Reynolds (LAW ’15).
Benjamin Van Airsdale
(LAW ’16), Ada, Mich., joined Carter & Tani, a franchise and business law firm in Wheaton, Ill., joining Christine Tani (LAW ’77) and Alissa Carter Verson ( LAW ’16).
(LAW ’17), Chicago, was elected to the board of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago for a second two-year term.
(LAW ’19), Chicago, is an associate at Kopon Airdo.
(CS ’20), Shorewood, Ill., is a data engineer for Vertical Trail, a cloud-based solutions company.
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