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Headlines for the Week May 18, 2009


Announcements for the Class of 2009
ArrowWelcome to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association!
ArrowAlumni Online Community and e-mail forwarding.
ArrowCommencement video and photos online.
July 29: Post-Bar Party at Rock Bottom Brewery

2009 Class Gift - Reading Room Lighting Renovation
ArrowCongratulations. Your final total is more than $6,700!.

Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:
Join our LinkedIn Group

Announcements for the Class of 2009

Welcome to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association!

http://www.alumni.kentlaw.eduWe welcome all 2009 grads into our 11,000+ alumni community. As an alumnus/a of Chicago-Kent you have access to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community at The comunity allows you to:

  • Connect with classmates.
  • Network with fellow alumni.
  • Keep up with news and events at the Law School.
  • Join practice area, regional, and class year groups
  • And much more!

Accounts for May 2009 graduates will be available in mid-July. Click here to sign up now and we will send you your login information as soon as the accounts are active!

Build Your Social and Professional Networks Online

test Become a Chicago-Kent Facebook Fan Join the Chicago-Kent LinkedIn group Go to the IIT Twitter Page Looking to grow your personal and professional network? In addition to all the features offered on the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community, there are also several options for alumni to connect with each other through various social networking sites:

Please feel free to email the Office of Alumni Relations at or call (312) 906-5245 with any questions or comments. We are pleased to welcome to you into the Alumni Association.


Alumni Online Community and E-mail Forwarding

2009 Graduates: Below is important information regarding your email, network, and printing accounts.

Printing & Email/Network Accounts
Email and network login accounts for May 2009 and December 2008 graduates will be terminated on Monday, August 3rd (first Monday after the July bar exam).

May 2009 and December 2008 graduates can print to Chicago-Kent’s network printers only via their student ID card’s “cash account.”  ID card “printing accounts” and any remaining complementary pages within them will be eliminated Monday, May 18, 2009.

Please direct questions to

Email forwarding for Chicago-Kent alumni available through Chicago-Kent Alumni Association
As stated above, your network login and email account will expire on Monday, August 3 (the first Monday after the summer bar exam). Your messages will not be recoverable after August 3, so please save any important documents!

As a Chicago-Kent graduate, the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association is pleased to offer an e-mail forwarding service using an email address. This service is available through the Alumni Online Community and allows you to choose a address that will be forwarded to your specified personal email account (e.g. gmail, yahoo, or work e-mail, etc).  Your username can be your current username or you can create a new one. 

The advantage of the e-mail forwarding is that once you give this forwarding address to friends and colleagues, you’ll no longer have to notify everyone in your address book of a new or discontinued e-mail address; you can simply update the email account to which the email forwarding address sends to by logging into the Online Community.

In order to access e-mail forwarding, sign up for the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community. Accounts for May 2009 graduates will be available by mid-July. Click here to sign up now and we will send you your login information when you have access!

For questions or concerns, please contact the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association at or 312.906.5240.


Commencement Video and Photos Online

Congratulations Class of 2009! We hope you enjoyed your commencement ceremony. The Video from Commencement will shortly be online here. Photos from the ceremony will be available next week on the alumni online community at


July 29: Post-Bar Party

All members of the 2009 Graduating Class (including Fall 2008 graduates) are invited to the Post-Bar Party, regardless of when you take the Bar exam! Because of space restrictions on the rooftop, graduates are allowed to bring only one guest per person. You must accompany your guest. A photo ID will be required for admittance.

Find us on Facebook! Facebook Users: Let your friends know you're attending by joining the event on facebook!

2009 Class Gift

Congratulations. Your final total is more than $6,700!

Congrats 2009! You have met the Class of 1983 Participation Challenge! Not only did you break a class gift record of 101 people in 2006, but you earned $5,000 from the Class of 1983 towards the Reading Room Lighting Renovation. Give yourself a hand!! 

A check presentation was made to Dean Krent in the robing room prior to the Commencement Ceremony. Photos to come next week!

Final Total:
128 Gifts as of May 7
Over $6700 already raised!

Thank you to all those who have already donated! (List as of May 7).

Olta Andoni Joshua Grant Matt Minder
Tiffany Arrott Robert Grindle Elizabeth Monterrosa
Danielle Bacon Tracy Gruber Pamela Morales
Ankoor Bagchi John Gunderson Justin Myers
Xiao Bai Catherine Heindel Uju Okechukwu
Cheryl Balough David Ho Robert Paszta
Danielle Beach Mark Hoffman Roman Patzner
Hailee Bloom Nicholas Holland Michael Phelps
Andrew Booth Justine Hourihane Casandra Rdzak
Jill Bornstein Stephen Huggins Ryan Reguly
Joseph Brabender Thaddeus Ilg Kerry Reidy
Alex Breland Kurt Iselt Brian Reidy
Joanna Brinkman Blake Jackson Kathleen Robson
Molly Brooks Christopher Jacob Elisa Rodriguez
Samuel Brown Megan Kamdar John Rogers
Sarah Buck Heather Keil Mary Roth
Julie Byerson Kristina Kirby Laura Rowe
Elisabeth Carlson Kari Knudsen Stacey Scanlon
Matthew Casey Ted Koshiol David Schmidt
Pramod Chintalapoodi Matthew Kostalek Laura Schmieder Lange
Erica Cortez Alexandria Kotelon Yasmin Schnayer
Shelley Danek Matthew Kovalcik Susan Schoenberger
Michael Darcy Bryan Lamble Kara Schuur
Angela L. Davis Jeff LaMirand Kathleen Sedey
Brandon Davis Sara Lee John Sherry
Ashley Decker Kathryn Lemanski Jacob Shorr
Genevieve Deppe Katelyn Letizia Brett Smith
Ryan Donaldson Matthew Levinstein Courtney Smith
Leslie Elkins Erik Lokken Derek Steele
Michael Elliot Ruth Lopez Jenna Stewart
Brian Emfinger Salvador Lopez Sandra Stipp
Michael Essington Qing Luo Dornnapha Sukkree
Renee Fath Katie Lustig Anne Szkatulski
Liying Feng Xiaofang Ma Walter Tersch
Jordan Frankel Veronica Maldonado Stephanie Tomal
Juliette Gallegos Karine Mashuryan Matthew Towey
Betsy Gates Kenji Matsumoto  Karolina Turska-Lehman
Heather Giannino Allison Mecher Weiran Sophia Wang
Megan Gieseler Sulema Medrano Theresa Williams
Sara Goldstein Susan Meier Brian Wojcicki
Gareth Gollrad Whitney Merritt Katherine Woody
David Gosse Randy Micheletti Dongmei Yang
Owen Granke   Jacqueline Zablocki

If there are any errors, please email Tanya Pietrkowski or call her 312-906-5243.


Career Advisor Network

Search for an Advisor

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Career Services are happy to announce a new Alumni Career Advisor Network.

Alumni from around the world are available to discuss issues such as practice trends, legal markets in specific geographic areas, and other career-related topics. This is an excellent opportunity to start building your personal network with Chicago-Kent alumni!

To search for an Alumni Career Advisor, all you have to do is log-in to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community:

First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to

  2. In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
    To find your Banner CWID login to Once you are logged, on the right side of your screen you should see a box called IIT Personal ID numbers. The Banner CWID is the number beginning with “A.”
  1. In the Class Year Field:
    1. If you are an LLM student, enter LLM
    2. If you are a Visiting student, enter LV
    3. If you are a JD student your Class Year will be three characters. The first letter for all class years will be L. The second letter is your division. The third is your year number.
      Examples: A 2nd year night student’s class year is LN2. A 1st year day student’s class year is LD1.

During your first time login you will create a username and password. Afterwards, you may log in directly at using the username and password you created.

If you need assistance with your first time login, please email


Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Join our LinkedIn Group

We invite all students, faculty, alumni, and staff to join the official Chicago-Kent group on the networking site, LinkedIn. If you have a LinkedIn account, please click here to request membership. Questions? Contact



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