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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.

Raymond Garcia , MD '94

Ray Garcia, MD, FAPA, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, is a recipient of the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019-2020 Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical…

Life Changes

Professional Achievements

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…

Thomas Donley, MA '85

Thomas Donley, a 1985 graduate of UIC, has been named interim dean of DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. He will step into the role on July 1. Prior to his appointment, Donley,…

Tony Matesi, BS '08

Tony Matesi publishes his first book, The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power & Wisdom. After competing for three years in a race with no defined start or finish…

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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