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New Announcements

Bruce Cantor, MD '95

Dr. Bruce Cantor joins UCare in Minneapolis as Medical Director. https://docs.ucare.org/filer_public/files/20200511_drcantorhire.pdf

Dean Dessem PhD '85

Dr. Dean A. Dessem passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 2, 2020 in Pikesville, Maryland. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?n=dean-dessem&pid=196295896

Usama Ibrahim BS '17, BA '17

Usama Ibrahim (BS ’17, BA ’17) was awarded the Class of 2020 Courage Award and Theresa D. Cropper Diversity & Inclusion Award in Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. The Courage Award is…

Benjamin Edlavitch, BS '10

In March of 2020, Benjamin Edlavitch, BSEE 2010, founded Edlavitch Law PLLC. Ben is a USPTO registered patent attorney and electrical engineer concentrating in intellectual property law counseling as well as domestic and…

Robyn Michaels, MUPP '91

Robyn Michaels has just published her first book of fiction. Polyandress (Newman Springs Publishing) is an erotic romance whose characters address integrity.

Life Changes

Professional Achievements

Mina Biggs, MBA '04

Mina Biggs has been given the new title of Chief People Officer at Hanson Professional Services, Inc. Biggs, who also is a vice president at the company, joined the firm’s Springfield headquarters in 2015.…

Steven E. Shearer BA '02, MARCH '04

Steven Shearer, RA, LEED AP was recently promoted to Associate Principal at Chicago-based, Wight and Company. He began his architecture career at Wight & Company after earning his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of…

Benjamin Edlavitch, BS '10

In March of 2020, Benjamin Edlavitch, BSEE 2010, founded Edlavitch Law PLLC. Ben is a USPTO registered patent attorney and electrical engineer concentrating in intellectual property law counseling as well as domestic and…

Obituaries

Dean Dessem PhD '85

Dr. Dean A. Dessem passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 2, 2020 in Pikesville, Maryland. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?n=dean-dessem&pid=196295896

Edward E. Johnson, BFA '69

Edward E. Johnson, 77, died on February 15th, 2019. He was born in Chicago at Martha Washington Hospital on November 15, 1941. After graduating Carl Schurz High School in Chicago, Ed was drafted…

Edgar F. Drucker, MD '43

Dr. Edgar F. Drucker, a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his home in Burlingame, California, at the age of 99. More information can be…

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