presidents in the desegregation of that institution from 1941 to 1987. Russell lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he teaches in the Fayette County Public Schools. He is also a part-time lecturer in German at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
Parley Ann Boswell (PhD ’87) has recently published her book Preg- nancy in Literature and Film (McFar- land Press). Boswell is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston where she teaches courses in American literature and film studies.
Laura Caldwell (JD ’92), director and founder of Loyola’s Life After In- nocence, has just published her 14th novel, The Dog Park.
Michael C. Jurasek (JD ’98) joins Dinsmore & Shohl’s Chicago office from Thompson Coburn LLP. Jurasek will practice out of the firm’s corpo- rate department offering his clients guidance in mergers and acquisi- tions, tax planning, wealth planning, and general corporate law. Jurasek is also a certified public accountant.
Dr. Trevor Bechtel (MA ’99, PhD ’08) has been appointed to the role of Dean of Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. He is also an ordained minister in Mennonite Church USA at Chicago Community Mennonite Church.
Christine Torres (BBA ’99) was promoted to partner at Crowe
Horwath LLP, one of the largest pub- lic accounting and consulting firms in the US, where she specializes in audit services. She has been with the firm for 15 years. Torres was a senior manager.
Katie Reifenberg (BA ’02) married Professor Maciek Nowak in May 2014.
Elizabeth Fiedler (BA ’02) married Aleksey Krylov in April 2014.
Barry C. Owen (JD ’04) is the newest partner at Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona. He is a litigator who repre- sents municipalities, corporations, small businesses, and individuals in federal and state courts in civil rights litigation, tort claims, commercial disputes, and employment matters.
Heather Egan Plunkett (JD ’04) was promoted to partner at Pretzel & Stouffer Chartered. She joined the firm in 2006 and works in the insur- ance coverage and appellate group.
Lisa S. Kelsay (PhD ’05) co-edited the book Working with Students in Community Colleges: Contempo- rary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice with Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher. In addition, she co-authored two chapters: “Junior Grows Up: A Brief History of Commu- nity Colleges” by Lisa S. Kelsay and Betsy Oudenhoven; and “Who Are Our Students?” by Patricia Munsch and Lisa S. Kelsay.
John Shea, S.J. (MA ’08) was ordained a Jesuit priest at Church of
The legacy lives on
Two friends show how they really feel at a brunch for Celebrate Mundelein, a five-year fundraising initiative to increase the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership endowment by $10 million.
the Gesu in Milwaukee. After ordina- tion, Fr. Shea spent the summer at St. Isaac Jogues Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, before heading to Omaha, Nebraska, to begin a teach- ing position this fall at Creighton University.
Paul Shelton, S.J. (MA ’08) was ordained a Jesuit priest at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Starting this fall, Fr. Shelton will be missioned to St. Procopius Church, which serves a predominately Mexican-American congregation in the Pilsen neighbor- hood of Chicago.
Eric Sundrup, S.J. (MA ’08) was ordained a Jesuit priest at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee by the Most Reverend Richard Sklba,
DD, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Milwaukee.
Nathan Wendt, S.J. (MA ’08) was ordained a Jesuit priest at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Follow- ing ordination, Fr. Wendt has been missioned to a pastoral sacramental year of ministry at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.
Karl H. Johnson (BS ’10) of Brook- field, Wisconsin, was one of 188 stu- dents to receive a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
A LEGACY AT LOYOLA
Have you considered a life income gift to Loyola or a gift as part of your estate plan- ning? Our Office of Gift Planning staff can help guide you toward a charitable gift to Loyola that can provide regular income for you as well as potential tax benefits. As the end of the calendar year approaches, now is a perfect time to explore your options. Contact the Gift Planning team today for more details.
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