ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTs 

 

Donnelly '15 Featured in Chicago Magazine for His Compost Business
Even for a college student, Liam Donnelly '15 pulls a lot of all-nighters. The 20-year-old junior at Loyola University Chicago is carrying a full course load, but he isn’t burning the midnight oil cramming for exams. As cyclist-in-chief for WasteNot Compost, Donnelly '15 spends the overnight hours biking across Chicago’s North Side, trailer in tow, to pick up his clients’ buckets of waste. CLICK HERE for more.

Coolidge '84 Acknowledged as Female Leader in Public Finance
Please join us in congratulating Elizabeth Gallagher Coolidge '84, Managing Director and Public Finance Head for the Midwest region of UBS, for recently being named a trailblazing woman in public finance. CLICK HERE to read the full interview with Coolidge '84 which starts on page 20.

Flock '04 Published Book Set in India
Elizabeth Flock '04 just published a new book titled, "The Heart is a Shifting Sea" that takes us on an intimate cruise on the shifting sea of the heart, set in Bombay, India. The book will be released on February 6th, 2018. CLICK HERE to pre-order a copy today.

Daley '03 Publishes Book About Bobby BlueJacket
Michael Daley '03 recently completed a long-form historical book. The book, titled, Bobby BlueJacket, is the true story of a career thief who first gained notoriety as a convicted teenaged killer. Based on over 5 years of research, the book draws from BlueJacket’s own memories, long-buried law enforcement and trial records, prison archives, news accounts, as well as interviews with others such as photographer Larry Clark and veteran reporters of Tulsa's mid-century crime beat. CLICK HERE to see more.

Walsh '14 Recognized by United Soccer Coaches
The United Soccer Coaches announced its annual Scholar All-Region awards, highlighting the combination of athletic and academic success for collegiate soccer student-athletes. Maura Walsh '14 was recognized as First Team Honoree. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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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