Liz (Dierbeck) Shickles ’01

Liz (Dierbeck) Shickles ’01, joined the Collegium Ladyes singing ensemble, and was delighted to find two other Titans are also members of the group: Suzanne (Higgins) Graber, class of 1978, and Emily Benson, class of 1997. The Ladyes perform sacred and secular choral music throughout the Milwaukee area.

Pictured from left to right: Emily, Liz, Suzanne

Matt Glavin ’01

Matt Glavin ’01 has been honored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law with its 2023 St. Robert Bellarmine Award. The award recognizes alumni who distinguish themselves in their legal practices and in supporting the school. Since joining Cozen O’ Connor Public Strategies in 2018, he has been integral to the expansion of its Chicago-based government relations/public affairs practice, helping clients navigate the complex legislative and regulatory landscape in Illinois and across the nation. You can read more about this honor here. Congratulations Matt!

Amy McCabe ’01

Amy McCabe ’01 made history by becoming the first female principal trumpet for “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. She is the first female to hold that title in the band’s 225-year history, replacing Master Gunnery Sgt. Kurt Dupuis, who served as principal since 1994. She says, “As I get older, the more I realize how much representation is inspiring and important to me.” Read more about this amazing accomplishment here. Congratulations Amy!

Erika (Rozinek) Holst ’01

Erika Holst has curated an exhibition at the Illinois State Museum that will speak to anyone who made a mix tape or used a pay phone to call for a ride home from the roller rink as a kid. “Growing Up X” explores the toys, technologies and cultural touchstones surrounding Generation X in their childhood. Museum visitors will see items familiar to anyone who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, from telephones with cords, record and cassette players, and an Apple IIe computer to Teddy Ruxpin and parachute pants. Additionally, they will learn how growing up in the shadow of the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the AIDS crisis and the War on Drugs shaped Gen Xers as individuals and a generation. For those looking to immerse themselves in the experience of “growing up X,” the exhibition offers an interactive rec room space where visitors can sit on a floral sofa, watch a movie on VHS, play a video game, or listen to a record album or cassette tape. The exhibition also includes a jukebox where visitors can dial up their favorite nostalgic tunes and interactive screens to watch commercials and news broadcasts from the ’70s and ’80s. The exhibit will be displayed January 28-September 4, 2023. Click here for more information about the exhibit.