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MARY ANN HYNES BA ’90 • Lawyer seeks equality for women and diversity in law


Mary Ann Hynes has expanded opportuni- ties for women and championed diversity in the legal profession. She serves as senior counsel at Dentons, a global law firm, and as the non-ex- ecutive director of GHD, Pty Ltd., which provides various professional services to private- and public-sector clients on five continents.


Named for John Felice, founder of the Rome Center, this award is given to an alumnus(a) for leadership in business and community along with support of the Rome Center.

ANTHONY F. PIAZZA JFRC ’62–’63 • Lifelong champion of the Rome Center

Anthony “Tony” F. Piazza is a lifelong champion and active supporter of the John Felice Rome Center. He is the former president of RSI Kitchen and Bath and was a member of the first full-year class at the Rome Center from fall 1962 to spring 1963. There, he met his future wife, Susan Brazier Piazza (JFRC

Spring ’63). Piazza and his wife endowed the Anthony and Susan Brazier Piazza Scholarship to provide support for students who want to study at the JFRC. When Susan passed away in 2011, Piazza began

planning a substantial gift in her memory and a tribute to their 45 years of marriage—the first million-dollar current commitment in the history of the Rome Center. This gift is supporting capital improvements on campus as part of the Rome Center’s campaign, including updat- ing and renovating common spaces, academic spaces, offices, and student residences.


Named for M. Justitia Coffey, BVM, first president of Munde- lein College, this award honors an alumna for community leadership, industry achievements, and service to others.

ADRIENNE Y. BAILEY Selma marcher seeks justice in education


In March 1965, Adrienne Bailey joined a group of students from Mundelein College to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in support of civil rights. The event shaped the course of her life: contributing to the common good by making education systems more just, effective, and transformative.

She has worked in the fields of education and human development to support disenfranchised youth living in urban and rural communities throughout the world. She is a senior consultant with the Panasonic Founda- tion, where she provides strategic coaching and equity solutions to the Elizabeth (NJ) and Highline (WA) school districts. She also serves as a consultant to Cornerstone Literacy, Quality Education for Minorities, and the US Of- fice of Education. She is a volunteer coordinator for the Access to Success and Mofu Primary School partnership programs in Durban, South Africa. (See story, page 30)

MATTHEW T. LOGELIN MA ’02 • Author supports widows and widowers with young families

Matthew Logelin is an author, blogger, public speaker, and founder of the Liz Logelin Founda- tion. In March 2008, he lost his wife, Elizabeth, to a pulmonary em- bolism 27 hours after she gave birth to their first child, Madeline. He went on to chronicle his family’s story on his blog and in his first book, Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love, a national bestseller.


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