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New Announcements

Amy Brainer, MA '09 & PhD '14

The 2019 Ruth Benedict Book Prize Winner in the category of Outstanding Single-Authored Monograph is Amy Brainer for Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan (Rutgers University Press 2019). “The prize is presented…

Timothy C. Evans, JMLS '69

Cook County Circuit Judge Timothy C. Evans won election to a seventh term as the court’s chief judge, defeating challenger Circuit Judge Lorna E. Propes in a 143-102 vote. https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/evans-wins-another-term-as-chief-judge-20190912     

John Ochoa, ARCH '78

The American Institute of Architects – Illinois awarded John Ochoa, CEO of FGM Architects, Inc. the 2019 Gold Medal Award in this year’s Honor Awards program. The Gold Medal Award is the highest…

Brad Leibov, MUPP '04

Brad Leibov has joined EarthShare as its new Chief Executive Officer. With more than 22 years of executive leadership experience, Leibov most recently served as President and CEO of Liberty Prairie Foundation, where…

Jeff Levy, MSW, '94

Jeff Levy, MS (UIUC), MSW (UIC) recently left his role as CEO of Live Oak, Inc. in Chicago where he was also one of the co-founders after a tenure of almost 15 years.…

Life Changes

Professional Achievements

Amy Brainer, MA '09 & PhD '14

The 2019 Ruth Benedict Book Prize Winner in the category of Outstanding Single-Authored Monograph is Amy Brainer for Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan (Rutgers University Press 2019). “The prize is presented…

John Ochoa, ARCH '78

The American Institute of Architects – Illinois awarded John Ochoa, CEO of FGM Architects, Inc. the 2019 Gold Medal Award in this year’s Honor Awards program. The Gold Medal Award is the highest…

Brad Leibov, MUPP '04

Brad Leibov has joined EarthShare as its new Chief Executive Officer. With more than 22 years of executive leadership experience, Leibov most recently served as President and CEO of Liberty Prairie Foundation, where…

Obituaries

Randy Crumpton, BA '90

Lawyer and alumnus Randy Crumpton passed away on January 14, 2019 at the age of 53, from complications with multiple myeloma. He was well connected with the film, music and political communities in Chicago.…

William J. Hass, BS '69

UIC Engineering alumnus William “Bill” J. Hass, 71, of Northbrook, died naturally on January 7 doing what he loved best; skiing on the Rocky Mountains. Bill was a founding member of the University…

Joseph M. Berkson

Joseph M. Berkson, Class of 1969

Joseph M. Berkson was a member of the Class of 1969 of UICC. He is thought to be the first member of the ROTC Detachment from the Chicago Campus who fell for his…

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