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Alumni in the News

Our Lewis University alumni are newsmakers! 

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in the news

Nicole Whitehead '05 '10 named Sweet Briar College’s Director of Human Resources & Community Engagement  (Dec 2015)

Jake Woods doesn't allow a mild disability to hold him back from his dreams (Chicago Tribune)

Deputy Chief Kurt Bluder will serve as the chief of police of Downers Grove (November 2015)

Michael Englehart MA ’09 Named President and CEO of Presence Health. (Chicago Business August 2015)

Martin Albert named Central States Regional Sales Manager

Nikki Liska '10 announced as judge for 2015 All Academic Team (Daily Herald 5/21/15)

Christopher Zielinski '07 educates museum guests on the harsh realities of war (Daily Herald 5/21/15)

Kay Cannon makes her return to Hollywood as a co-producer in the sequel Pitch Perfect 2  (May 2015)
Recent nurse grad Mary Otting '12 volunteered at disasters

Devoted to their country and each other: Rob '95 and Berni '97, '01 Bland                                          Chicago Tribune (May 26, 2013)

Joliet man finds niche as award-winning editor with Big Ten Network: John Castelli, '06                                Joliet Herald News (March 31, 2013)

Carie Johnstone '98 to be VVSD Assistant Director of Student Services                                                Romeoville Bugle (May 21, 2013)

John Perona '91 MS '97 on the spot for baby’s delivery
Herald-News, (May 25, 2013)

Mandy Pozen '09 "received inspiration at young age from tutor (Sept. 2013)

Arvid Johnson '85 inaugurated president University of St. Francis. (Oct. 2013)

Kay Cannon welcomes baby girl, as seen in US Weekly. (Oct. 2013)

Linda K. Strahl '12 writes her way forward (2014)

Karen Sullivan Ed.D. '09 named superintendent (2014)
Kevin Warner '97 Named USA Synchro Executive Director (2014)
Marie Ryan is recognized with the Outstanding Teacher Award
Josh Streacker competes in Mixed Martial Arts event