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Greetings Class of 2007 – Information on Commencement

Greetings from the Office of Alumni Relations! While many of you may associate our office with just alumni affairs, you may be interested to know that we interact with students all the time, most prominently as we celebrate your graduation by planning all of the details regarding Commencement.

This year's Commencement Ceremony will be held on SUNDAY, May 20, at the Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place. The day includes a formal indoor ceremony at the Theater, followed by a lovely reception at the venue. Seven tickets will be issued to each graduate, and students may then elect to purchase additional tickets for their guests.

While you will hear more from us in the coming weeks, look regularly in this section of the Record for important information you will need to know, as well as upcoming updates on the law school's Web site.


Special Take A Break – Tuesday, March 6
Room 520
Lunch will be served!

Join the SBA and Alumni Board of Directors for this special Take a Break. Lunch will be served. From Lawyer to Entrepreneur: Going Beyond the Practice of Law, with Chicago-Kent alumnus Jonathan Carson ‘97.

Gone are the days where a law degree is solely meant to enable one to practice law. It can also fuel the vision of an entrepreneur who identifies an unmet need and seeks alternative business opportunities. Jonathan Carson, a Chicago-Kent alum, envisioned a day where technology would revolutionize the legal and financial markets. As a result, his company, Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC (KCC), has emerged as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.

The 2007 Class Gift Committee Needs YOU!

Chicago-Kent Class of 2007 Class Gift
Our gift: LRAP

2007 Class Gift Update as of Friday, March 2nd:

Number of Donors by First-Year Section

A ---- 4

B ---- 2

C ---- 3

D ---- 0

E ---- 2



Class Gift Committee In Formation:

Kiran Ali, Michael Aschenbrener, Sheila Caplis, Kathleen Chappell, Mateo Goldman, Paul Haidle , Noel Harlow, Frank Hill, Sandra Kopchok, Meghan Moore, Natalie Neczwid Gottschalk, Prashanthi Rao, Gabriela Reyes-Noyola, Joel Roberson, Dawn Rose, Lindsay Schrieber, Rafael Vargas, Jessica Winkler

Make your pledge here, today.

For more information, contact Tanya Pietrkowski, or call at 312-906-5243.

The best section will win a pizza party on May 1st!

All Students: Apply for the Berman Arts Award

Chicago-Kent alumnus Ronald M. Berman, Class of 1987, has established an award for a Chicago-Kent College of Law student who is interested in art, working with or representing not-for-profit arts organization, or representing artists.

The purpose of the Berman Arts Award is to expose law to artists and the way they are trained, thus giving students a unique perspective as they enter the legal profession to represent and work with artists and arts organizations. The Berman Arts Award will provide $1,000 toward tuition and related costs for a Chicago-Kent College of Law student to attend a 2007 summer studio workshop the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers more than 130 summer workshops taught by today’s most prominent artists and educators who come to share their skills and experience with more than 1,200 participants. There are workshops for artists of all skill levels and experience from the novice to the professional studio artist. See for more information about the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and details concerning the workshops offered during the summer of 2007

Students with interest in art, working for or representing not for profit arts organizations, or representing artists and their legal needs (i.e. corporate, intellectual property issues) may apply for this unusual opportunity by submitting a curriculum vitae to Elizabeth Turley, Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement, Room 310 on or before April 1, 2007. Need is not a criteria for this award.






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