ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTs

Nash '89 Named Ignatius Board Chairman
Please join in congratulating Pat Nash '89 who was recently selected as the next Chairman of the Board of Saint Ignatius College Prep. Nash '89 will serve a three year term as Chairman. Nash '89 is a partner in the Restructuring Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He represents a variety of clients in complex business reorganizations, troubled company M&A, debt restructurings, and financing matters.

McCann '03 to Begin Professor & Physician Appointment 
Ashley McCann '03 graduated from Spelman College with a BA in economics and in 2013 graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and went on to complete a 3 year family medicine residency in the Cook County--Loyola Family Medicine Residency Program. She's currently finishing up a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Emory University and will be starting as an associate professor and attending physician of family medicine appointment with the Morehouse Healthcare Family Medicine Program in Atlanta. This summer she will also serve as the team physician for the US Women's soccer team when they travel to compete in England and Germany this month.

Hartigan '64 Becomes ISBA President
Hon. Russell W. Hartigan '64 was installed as the 141st President of the Illinois State Bar Association on Friday, June 16, 2017 at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin. Over 300 justices, judges, attorneys, family, and friends gathered for the gala celebration. 

Dingens '13 Named National Lacrosse Player of the Year 
Congratulations go out to Kelley Dingens '13 who was recently named National Lacrosse Player of the Year (in addition to Defender of the Year and All-American) by the WCLA for her club division. Her team now begins the defense of their National Championship in Salt Lake City. 

Father of Alumni, Thomas Donnelly, Elected President of Catholic Lawyers Guild
Please join us in congratulating Judge Thomas Donnelly who was recently elected as President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago. 

Braman '13 Graduates from West Point
Cadet William Charles Braman Jr., son of Mr. William Braman and Ms. Susan Braman of Chicago, Ill., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 27. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in International Relations and Portuguese Language. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Army Aviation branch. 

 


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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