Wayne State University

Alumni Accomplishments

Mark Erman '07, 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.

June 22, 2017
K. Scott Hamilton '89, 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.

June 22, 2017
Elizabeth Gotham '14, 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.

June 16, 2017
Jack Schulz '13, has started a plaintiff-side labor and employment firm, Schulz Gotham PLC, in Detroit. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

June 16, 2017
Ami (Patel) Gadhia '03, 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.

June 12, 2017
Mark Cousens '70, 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.

June 12, 2017
Bruce Miller '54, 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.

June 12, 2017
Channing Robinson-Holmes '16, has joined Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers in Royal Oak as an associate attorney. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

June 8, 2017
Laurel McGiffert '80, 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.

June 8, 2017
Alisha Cieslak '09, 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.

June 8, 2017
David B. Liner '80, was elected to CECO Environmental Corporation's board of directors. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

June 8, 2017
Carl Lundblad '97, was named chief executive officer of Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit fair trade retailer. He earned his bachelor's degree from Messiah College.

June 8, 2017
Roland Hwang
Roland Hwang '80, 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.

June 5, 2017
Ryan Berman
Ryan Berman '04, 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.

May 23, 2017
Matthew Robb
Matthew Robb '16, 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.

May 23, 2017
Steven Fishman
Steven Fishman '73, 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.

May 18, 2017
Hon. Henry Saad '74, 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.

May 16, 2017
Ellie Schneider
Ellie Schneider '12, was named to the 2017 Crain's Detroit Twenty in Their 20s list. She earned her bachelor's degree from DePaul University.

May 16, 2017
John Walus
John Walus '04, 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.

May 5, 2017
Andrew Sharples
Andrew Sharples '12, joined Las Vegas law firm Naylor & Braster as an associate attorney. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

May 5, 2017

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