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Announcements for the Class of 2009
Welcome to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association!
ATTN: Email and Network Accounts for the Class of 2009 Expire Aug 3
Arrow Commencement video and photos online.
July 29: Post-Bar Party at Rock Bottom Brewery

2009 Class Gift - Reading Room Lighting Renovation
Congratulations. Your final total is more than $6,800!.
ArrowThank you to our donors: Final list.

Career Advisor Network
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Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:
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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.


Email and Network Accounts Expire August 3

Class of 2009: Congratulations on your graduation! Please note the following information in regards to your email and network accounts:

Email and Network Accounts

Please be advised that your email and network account will be terminated on Monday, August 3 (the first Monday after the July Bar exam). After this date, you will not be able to recover any emails that are currently in your inbox.

If you would like to save your emails, you may download a .pst file of your inbox, following the instructions here. Please note that you must be on campus in order to download your .pst file, as you need access to the Chicago-Kent server for the download. Moreover, please be sure to have a flash drive or recordable CD on which to save your emails, as the files are generally too large to send by email. It is your responsibility to make a backup of your emails to a .pst file. If you have questions, please contact the Center for Law and Computers at or (312) 906-5300, but note they cannot complete this process for you.

Your Alumni E-Mail Forwarding Address

As a Chicago-Kent graduate, the Alumni Association is pleased to offer an e-mail forwarding service using an email address. This service is available through the Alumni Online Community at 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 your forwarding address to friends and colleagues, youíll 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 Alumni Online Community. Please note that any emails sent to your current address DO NOT automatically get sent to your alumni forwarding address. You must notify your contacts of your new address.

In order to access e-mail forwarding, you must sign up for the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community, which, in addition to email forwarding, allows you to update your alumni information, search the alumni directory, join groups, network with fellow alumni, and keep up to date with all the news and events at Chicago-Kent. 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.

  • Video from Commencement is now available online here.

  • Commencement Ceremony Photos: You should have received an email from Chappell Photography containing information on ordering photos that were taken as you walked across stage at Commencement. In the coming weeks, you will also receive proofs at the mailing address which you provided in your graduate survey. If you did not recieve an email, or your you want to change the address to which the proofs are sent, please contact Chappell Photography at 800-261-2576.

  • Commencement Reception Photos: View and order photos taken during graduate line-up and the champagne reception at

Please feel free to email or call (312) 906-5240 with any questions or comments.


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 $6,800!

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.

Members of the 2009 Class Gift Committee Present a Check to Dean Harold Krent Prior to the Commencement ceremony.

Final Total:
139 Gifts
$6800 Raised!

Thank you to all of our donors!

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

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 ďA.Ē
  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 studentís class year is LN2. A 1st year day studentís 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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