ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTs 

 

Baal '90 Named Golden Apple Leadership Award Finalist
Golden Apple recently announced that the Principal of Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Dr. Kathryn Baal '90, has been named one of seven 2018 Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award Finalists for her initiative, innovation, dedication and perseverance as the school’s chief academic leader. CLICK HERE to read more.

Rodriguez '02 Stars in New Project
Gina Rodriguez '02 was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about playing 'Annihilation's' fierce paramedic from Chicago. CLICK HERE to read more.

Antolec '01 Earns Top Lawyers Under 40 Award
Sonia Antolec '01 was recently selected as 1 of 33 highly qualified winners from across the country by the Hispanic National Bar Association. The “Top Lawyers Under 40” Award honors accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession.

Sorrell '84 Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
Michael Sorrell '84, president of Paul Quinn College, hopes to use his Dallas institution as a model to establish a network of urban work colleges across the country. Sorrell announced the plan on Tuesday at the SXSW EDU conference in Austin, Tex. CLICK HERE to read more.

Martinson '14 Wins Keasbey Scholarship at Brown University
Duncan Martinson '14 was recently named as a Keasbey scholar. Martinson plans to pursue a master’s of science in mathematics at Oxford University. CLICK HERE to read more.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

Ms. Chloe Bennet                                   Actress and singer

Mr. Charles W. Bidwill, Jr. '46                Owner of the Chicago Cardinals 1933-1947, Inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1967)

Rev. Lawrence H. Biondi, S.J. '57        President, St. Louis University

Mr. Andre K. Braugher '80                     Emmy award winning actor, star of TV's "Homicide"

Mr. Daniel F. Callahan '94                     Actor/Writer

Mr. Patrick R. Chovanec '88                  Business professor at Tsinghua University, economics and political commentator

Mr. Mark A. Dalesandro '86                   former MLB catcher & 3rd baseman who played for the California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays & Chicago White Sox

Mr. William Daley '66                              White House Chief of Staff and Former Secretary Of Commerce

Mr. Marc Davis '86                                    NBA Referee

Justice Mathias W. Delort '78                Illinois Appellate Court Justice

Mr. Richard H. Driehaus '60                  Businessman, Philanthropist

Mr. Anthony G. D'Souza '92                   Novelist, Sue Kaufman Prize form the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Mr. Nnanna E. Egwu '11                        Center for IL Fighting Illini men's basketball

Adm. Daniel V. Gallery (dec’d) '18       Led the capture of the German submarine U-505

Mr. Sonari R. Glinton '92                        NPR Reporter

Mr. John J. Higgins '72                          Editorial cartoonist at the Chicago Sun Times

Ms. Mellody L. Hobson '87                   President, Ariel Investments

Hon. Daniel W. Hynes '86                      Illinois State Comptroller

Mr. Joseph D. Kearney '82                     Dean, Marquette Law School

Mr. Timothy J. King '85                          Founder & CEO of Urban Prep Academies

Mr. Daniel W. Lipinski '84                      U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Michael J. Madigan '60                 Illinois Speaker of the House

Mr. John E. Mulaney '00                         Standup comedian, writer on SNL

Mr. Bob Newhart '47                               Actor, Comedian

Ms. Gina A. Rodriguez '02                     Actress, Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Ms. Nina Siemaszko '88                         Actress

Mr. Kazimierz Siemaszko '79                 Actor

Mr. Todd H. Stroger '81                         Former Cook County Board President

Rep. André M. Thapedi '86                   IL State Representative

Mr. Peter Q. Thompson '86                   CEO, Chicago Asset Management

Mr. Michael R. Wilbon '76                     Sports Columnist, ESPN host

Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. '57                President, Marquette University

 

If you would like to recommend a former classmate for the Alumni Spotlight or Notable Alumni mention, please contact 
Christine Cesak, Alumni Relations and Special Events Coordinator, at christine.cesak@ignatius.org or at 312-432-8412

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