Alumni Accomplishments

  • Wendy Zabriskie (1991)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Zabriskie is a member and partner at Bodman PLC.

  • Martha Olijnyk (1999)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Olijnyk is a senior partner at The Miller Law Firm PC.

  • Picture of Michelle Crockett (2000)
    Michelle Crockett (2000)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Crockett is hiring chair, and diversity and professional development principal at Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone.

  • Picture of Michelle Harrell (1993)
    Michelle Harrell (1993)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Harrell is a shareholder at Maddin Hauser Roth and Heller PC.

  • Picture of Donna MacKenzie (2004)
    Donna MacKenzie (2004)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. MacKenzie is a shareholder at Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace PC.

  • Picture of Laurel McGiffert (1980)
    Laurel McGiffert (1980)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. McGiffert is a partner at Plunkett Cooney PC.

  • Picture of Patricia Nemeth (1984)
    Patricia Nemeth (1984)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Nemeth is president and CEO of Nemeth Law PC.

  • Picture of Elizabeth Hardy (1984)
    Elizabeth Hardy (1984)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Hardy is a member of Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton PLC.

  • Laura Paullin-Hebden (1989)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Paullin-Hebden is an executive partner at Warner Norcross and Judd LLP.

  • Angela Povilaitis (2000)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Povilaitis is an assistant attorney general at the Michigan Department of Attorney General.

  • Erika Riggs (2011)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Riggs is an attorney at Disability Attorneys of Michigan.

  • Sangeeta Shah (1993)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Shah is a shareholder and chief diversity officer at Brooks Kushman PC.

  • Joanne Swanson (1981)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Swanson is a member at Kerr Russell.

  • Picture of Ronda Tate Truvillion (2006)
    Ronda Tate Truvillion (2006)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Tate Truvillion is a partner at Lewis & Munday.

  • Ann Marie Uetz (1993)

    was named one of the most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan for 2017 by Crain’s Detroit Business. Uetz is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP.

  • Cody Attisha (2016)

    joined the law firm of Kerr Russell as an associate. His practice focuses on taxation law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Ian W. Larkin
    Ian W. Larkin (2017)

    has joined the Royal Oak office of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners.  He concentrates his practice in business and corporate law.  Larkin earned bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Matt Paradiso (2017)
    Matt Paradiso (2017)

    has joined the Detroit office of the law firm of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, the largest health care-focused law firm in the nation. He practices in the area of health care law with a focus on commercial litigation and corporate transactions. Paradiso earned his B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Valerie Newman (1992)
    Valerie Newman (1992)

    has been named director of the Wayne County Prosecutor's new victim integrity unit. Newman was featured in the Detroit Free Press report "Battler for the wrongly convicted will join Wayne County Prosecutor's Office."

  • Picture of Alicia W. Birach (2010)
    Alicia W. Birach (2010)

    has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer for 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Birach is a shareholder at Foster Swift Collins and Smith in Southfield.

  • Picture of Linda Burwell (1985)
    Linda Burwell (1985)

    announced that her firm has been renamed to National Investigation Counsel. The firm, founded in 2013, is a leader in conducting independent workplace investigations, with a focus on matters involving C-suite high-level executives.

  • Picture of Jessica Woll (1993)
    Jessica Woll (1993)

    was quoted in The Detroit News article “Entrepreneurs restore, rent area historic homes.” Woll’s firm, Woll & Woll PC, recently received a certificate of registration for the term “child-centric divorceā„ ” from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Picture of Sungwook (Sung) Lee (2012)
    Sungwook (Sung) Lee (2012)

    joined the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione as a patent attorney. Lee earned his master's degree from University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology. He is a member of Korean-American Professionals in the Automotive Industry.

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    Terry Bonnette (2004)

    delivered a presentation on “Social Media and Patients’ Rights” at the Health Care Association of Michigan and Michigan Center for Assisted Living Annual Convention in September in Grand Rapids. He also presented “Managing Religious Discrimination Claims” in July in Pittsburgh. Bonnette is a partner with Nemeth Law. 

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    Patricia M. Nemeth (J.D. 1984, LL.M. 1990)

    has been named vice chair of the board of the Detroit-based Mosaic Youth Theater, an award winning national model for arts education and youth development. She originally joined the Mosaic board in 2014. Nemeth also was one of 47 female attorneys selected for inclusion in an American Bar Association book entitled, “Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers. Nemeth is founder of Nemeth Law PC, which in 2017 is celebrating its 25th anniversary. 

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    Michael Cassar (2017)

    joined the Lansing office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC as a member of the firm’s Finance, Real Estate and Bankruptcy, and Employer Services practice groups.

  • Rachel Roe (1994)

    has been named vice president and general counsel of Munson Healthcare, a nine hospital healthcare system located in Traverse City, Michigan. 

  • Lindsay Abramson (2006)

    has been named superior court commissioner for Maricopa County, Arizona. She previously worked with the Maricopa County Public Defender Office since 2007. 

  • Robert D. Wolford (2000)

    has been elected managing member of Miller Johnson. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, he will oversee management of the firm and lead strategic initiatives along with Craig Lubben. 

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    Nate Fink (2011)

    was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up and Coming Lawyers” for 2017.

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    Jill Bloom (1999)

    has been promoted to partner of Fragomen Worldwide. She advises corporate clients in various industries on all aspects of business immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residency with a focus on PERM, expatriate assignments, strategic compliance, and immigration support for corporate restructuring. She also advises on a wide range of family-based immigration issues. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. 

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    Leslie A. Rojas (2008)

    has been appointed to the governing council of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section. She also was elected to serve a second year as a member of both the Medical Legal and Technology Subcommittees for the section. Rojas is an attorney with Plunkett Cooney. 

  • Picture of Jeffrey M. Schroder
    Jeffrey M. Schroder (2001)

    has been appointed to the governing council of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section. He also was elected chair of the Legislative Committee for the Health Care Law Section. Schroder is an attorney with Plunkett Cooney. 

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    Paul Isso (2011)

    of the Tempe, Arizona law firm, The Isso Law Firm PLLC, has added the area of personal injury law to its practice, and the firm now accepts personal injury cases -- ranging from slip and fall matters to auto accident cases. The firm previously was primarily a criminal defense practice. 

  • Alicia Skillman (2000)

    was appointed by the Board of Ethics of the City of Detroit as its executive director. Skillman runs day to day operations that support the mission of the ethics board, which is to ensure that governmental decisions are made in the public's best interest by prohibiting public servants from participating in matters that affect their personal or financial interests. 

  • Darryl L. Edwards (2007)

    was appointed as an administrative judge for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Charlotte, NC. Edwards' previous role with the EEOC was senior trial attorney. He joined the agency in September 2007 through its Honors Program for recent law school graduates.

  • Picture of Emily Thomas (2012)
    Emily Thomas (2012)

    was the subject of a feature story for Reiter & Walsh PC where she is a birth injury attorney. In the story, Thomas talks about how Wayne Law prepared her for her career. You can read the full story here. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

  • Corey M. Beaubien (2006)

    was quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal in September 2017 entitled "A Shape-Shifting Car? Patent Filings Point to Auto Industry's Future." He was also named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017 for intellectual property. Beaubien, a managing shareholder at the IP law firm Reising Ethington PC in Troy, earned his bachelor’s degree from Kettering University.

  • Mark Baker (1998)

    was appointed in June of 2016 to serve as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Richmond, Virginia. He also has continued his service in the U.S. Navy Reserves; he holds the rank of Commander and currently serves as the executive officer for a unit responsible for appeals from Navy and Marine Corps Courts-Martial. He earned his master’s degree from the Naval War College and his bachelor’s degree from Hope College.

  • Marquis Bradshaw (2012)

    won the 2016 San Francisco Black Film Festival for his independent documentary film, "The Blackboard," examining the issue of racial identity through the lens of skateboarding. His film has been featured in several publications including Ebony magazine and OkayPlayer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

  • Kathy Browne (1987)

    patent holder and multiple award-winning conservation educator, has been appointed chairperson of the Piety Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Committee. Browne and Dean Jabara, patent holder and longstanding waterfowl wildlife habitat conservation educator, will be adding a DAR hummingbird habitat project to their ongoing conservation and beautification work for the Plymouth, Michigan Downtown Development Authority in 2018.

  • Scott Hogan (2009)

    co-authored a chapter titled "Method Claiming in the United States: The Who, What, and Where of Enforcement" for The International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2018, 8th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd. Hogan, a shareholder with Reising Ethington PC, earned his master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his bachelor’s degree from Kettering University. 

  • Kenneth P. Williams (1998)

    joined Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney as a shareholder in Detroit. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
     

  • Picture of Robert E. Thomas
    Robert E. Thomas (2013)

    was named to the 2017 class of 30 in their Thirties by DBusiness magazine. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

  • Picture of Jordan Summers
    Jordan Summers (2013)

    received United Way of Midland County's 2017 "Outstanding Young Leader" Award. This award recognizes an individual who encourages the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism among emerging leaders. Summers, a trust officer with Chemical Bank in Saginaw, also was appointed to the Board of Education for the Midland County Educational Service Agency. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Northwood University.

  • Picture of Stephen Ravas
    Stephen Ravas (2005)

    completed a six-month detail to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia as a special assistant U.S. attorney. He earned his bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.

  • Picture of Mike Serra
    Mike Serra (2013)

    wrote, “Don’t Be Fooled By These Brand Protection Scams,” which was published in the Sept. 20, 2017 issue of The Brand Protection Professional (BPP). Serra, a senior associate with Bodman in Ann Arbor, earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. 

  • Picture of Mariam Saad Bazzi
    Mariam Saad Bazzi (2005)

    was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under 40. Bazzi, who was appointed by the governor to the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. 

  • Picture of Elizabeth Silverman
    Elizabeth Silverman (1984)

    is the recipient of the 2017 Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of Michigan's Outstanding Achievement Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.

  • Picture of Heather M. Olson
    Heather M. Olson (2005)

    joined Dickinson Wright in Troy as a member. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.

  • Picture of Chelsey L. Marsh
    Chelsey L. Marsh (2014)

    joined Dickinson Wright in Troy as an associate. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Brian P. Foley
    Brian P. Foley (2007)

    joined Dickinson Wright in Troy as of counsel. He earned his master’s degree from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College.

  • Picture of Ana Victoria Campos
    Ana Victoria Campos (2015)

    joined the Michigan Department of Attorney General in Lansing as an assistant attorney general in the Revenue & Collections Division. She was sworn in by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Patricia M. Nemeth
    Patricia M. Nemeth (J.D. 1984, LL.M. 1990)

    was named a 2017 Michigan Super Lawyer in the area of employment litigation defense and was again included among the Top 25 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Steven Harris
    Steven Harris (2013)

    opened the Law Offices of Steven T. Harris PLLC in Lake Orion, Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

  • Picture of Matthew S. LaBeau
    Matthew S. LaBeau (2006)

    joined Collins Einhorn Farrell PC’s general and automotive liability practice group. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.

  • Picture of Heidi Junttila
    Heidi Junttila (2008)

    has joined Nemeth Law in Detroit as a senior attorney. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Heather M. Olson
    Heather M. Olson (2005)

    an attorney with Dickinson Wright in Troy, was selected for Leadership Oakland LOXXVIII Cornerstone Class. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.

  • Picture of Tony Paris
    Tony Paris (2007)

    was awarded the Detroit Bar Association Barrister’s Community Impact Award. He is lead attorney at Sugar Law Center. Paris earned his bachelor’s degree from Adrian College. 

  • Picture of Sandra D. Glazier
    Sandra D. Glazier (1982)

    was a featured speaker on will and trust contents during Wilmington Trust’s 2017 Summer Symposium for Trusts & Estates Professionals at Christie’s in New York City. She is a principal with Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin PC in Bloomfield Hills. Glazier earned her bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Daryle Salisbury
    Daryle Salisbury (1970)

    was inducted into the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State.

  • Picture of Alexander J. DeWitt
    Alexander J. DeWitt (2014)

    received the 2016-17 Pro Bono Service Award from the Detroit Bar Association. He is an associate with Butzel Long in Bloomfield Hills. DeWitt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Matthew P. Breuer
    Matthew P. Breuer (2012)

    was elected to the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Executive Council. Breuer, an attorney with Howard & Howard in Royal Oak, earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

  • Aristidi D. Papaioannou (2016)

    was elected to the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Executive Council. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.

  • Picture of Kara R. Hart-Negrich
    Kara R. Hart-Negrich (2009)

    was elected to the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Executive Council. She is a staff attorney with the State Housing Development Authority in Lansing. Hart-Negrich earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. 

  • Laura M. Kubit (2011)

    was elected to the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Executive Council. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Danilo Wittica, LL.M. (2007)

    was named head of Sherwin Williams Brazil’s Latin American tax department. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Universidade Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • Picture of Celeste Arduino
    Celeste Arduino (2007)

    was named the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association’s Nonprofit Organizations Committee. Arduino, a member of Bodman in Detroit, earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

  • Picture of Oday Salim
    Oday Salim (2008)

    was named executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. He holds a master of laws degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and a master's degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Salim earned a bachelor's degree in English from Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2001.

  • Kuryakin C. Rucker (2006)

    was named general counsel to Sarai Investment Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama. He is a Ph.D. student in management at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky, and he earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of Tom Cameron
    Tom Cameron (1996)

    was appointed by the governor to the 1st District Michigan Court of Appeals. He earned his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

  • Picture of Bryan Waldman
    Bryan Waldman (1992)

    was named a “Top 100 Leading Lawyer,” “Top 100 Outstate (Non-Detroit Metro) Lawyer” and “Top 100 Consumer Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers. He is a partner at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing. Waldman earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of James F. Graves
    James F. Graves (1972)

    was named a “Top 100 Outstate (Non-Detroit Metro) Lawyer” and a “Top 100 Consumer Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers. He is a partner at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing. Graves earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of George Sinas
    George Sinas (1975)

    was named one of Michigan’s “Top 10 Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Lawyers” by Leading Lawyers. He also was named one of Michigan’s “Top 10 Consumer Lawyers.” Sinas, a partner with Sinas Dramis Law Firm in Lansing, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Kristen Getting (1995)

    was named Calhoun County Circuit-Probate Court administrator/Friend of the Court, a position she will begin in September. Getting earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

  • Nicholas W. Mull (2012)

    earned his LL.M. with honors as a James Kent Scholar from Columbia Law School. He also received a certification of excellence in international and comparative law from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law affiliated with Columbia. Mull earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University.

  • Dana Khalife-Marjieh (2007)

    has started a full-service law firm, Black Marjieh Leff & Sanford LLP, in metro New York. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. 

  • K. Scott Hamilton (1989)

    has been selected as the 2017 Detroit Bar Legal Scholar by the Detroit Bar Association. He is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC's Detroit office. Hamilton earned his bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.

  • Mark Erman (2007)

    and his brother Eric founded Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar in Tucson, Arizona. They were featured in the Detroit Jewish News. Read the full report here. Mark Erman earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Jack Schulz (2013)

    has started a plaintiff-side labor and employment firm, Schulz Gotham PLC, in Detroit. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

  • Elizabeth Gotham (2014)

    has started a plaintiff-side labor and employment firm, Schulz Gotham PLC, in Detroit. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University's James Madison College.

  • Bruce Miller (1954)

    was recognized by Labor@Wayne for a lifetime of dedicated service to the labor movement. He earned his bachelor's degree from Mexico City College.

  • Mark Cousens (1970)

    was recognized by Labor@Wayne for a lifetime of dedicated service to the labor movement. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

  • Ami (Patel) Gadhia (2003)

    has been named technology transfer and patenting specialist for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. She earned her LL.M. from the George Washington University Law School and her bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

  • Laurel McGiffert (1980)

    has been chosen to receive the Earl J. Cline/Sherwin Schreier Award for Excellence from the State Bar of Michigan's Negligence Law Section. The award is presented annually to recognize an individual's superb skill as a justice, judge or attorney in the field of negligence law and dispute resolution. McGiffert is a partner with Plunkett Cooney in Detroit. She earned her bachelor's degree from Vassar College.

  • Channing Robinson-Holmes (2016)

    has joined Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers in Royal Oak as an associate attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

  • David B. Liner (1980)

    was elected to CECO Environmental Corporation's board of directors. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Alisha Cieslak (2009)

    was promoted to chief legal & risk officer for Gordon Food Service in Grand Rapids. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

  • Carl Lundblad (1997)

    was named chief executive officer of Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit fair trade retailer. He earned his bachelor's degree from Messiah College.

  • Picture of Roland Hwang
    Roland Hwang (1980)

    LL.M. '84, was appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Michigan Advisory Committee. Hwang is an assistant attorney general with Michigan's Department of Attorney General. He earned his master of business administration degree and bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Matthew Robb
    Matthew Robb (2016)

    was the subject of the Detroit Legal News' "Friday Feature." Read the full report here. Robb earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Ryan Berman
    Ryan Berman (2004)

    was named a finalist for the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer award from the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section. Berman operates his own law firm in Bloomfield Hills. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

  • Picture of Steven Fishman
    Steven Fishman (1973)

    was awarded the Leonard R. Gilman Award from the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter. The Gilman Award is presented annually to an outstanding criminal law practitioner. Fishman earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Ellie Schneider
    Ellie Schneider (2012)

    was named to the 2017 Crain's Detroit Twenty in Their 20s list. She earned her bachelor's degree from DePaul University.

  • Hon. Henry Saad (1974)

    is retiring from the Michigan Court of Appeals, where he has served as a judge since 1994. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business.

  • Picture of Jill Ferrari
    Jill Ferrari (2001)

    was selected by the Wayne State President's Commission on the Status of Women to receive its 2017 Woman of Distinction Alumna Award. This honor recognizes her commitment to women and leadership with regard to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Ferrari, who earned her bachelor's degree from Wayne State University, is the CEO of Michigan Community Resources.

  • Picture of Eric M. Dobrusin
    Eric M. Dobrusin (1988)

    has been accepted as a new member of the American Law Society Board of Directors with ‘America's Top Lawyers' distinction. The America's Top Lawyers list is comprised of well-rounded individuals representing a diverse cross-section of U.S. legal advocates. Dobrusin earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

  • Picture of Andrew Sharples
    Andrew Sharples (2012)

    joined Las Vegas law firm Naylor & Braster as an associate attorney. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

  • Picture of John Walus
    John Walus (2004)

    received the Homer D. Strong Award from Wayne State University's Alumni Association. Walus, an attorney at Alpert & Alpert and retired lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Army, won the award for his distinguished leadership and service to the Alumni Association and the university as a whole. He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida International University.

  • Kathy Browne (1987)

    has relocated her landscape design firm, Divine Redesigns LLC, to Plymouth, Michigan. Browne is a patented inventor, multiple conservation awards recipient, Keep Michigan Beautiful President's Plaque recipient, and first Wayne County Master Gardener of the Year. She and patented inventor/pioneering conservationist Dean Jabara beautify and educate on conservation matters. Browne and Jabara are celebrating the twelfth year of partnership with the award-winning Plymouth Downtown Development Authority's Adopt-A-Planter program.

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