May 122022

Monica Medrano ’03 has recently been named Illinois Housing Development Authority Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Reporting. Congratulations, Monica!

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Jan 062022

Michael Clark ’03 was appointed a member of the Illinois State Police Merit Board by Governor JB Pritzker. Clark has served as an Account Executive with the Travelers Insurance Company in Naperville for over fifteen years, managing a multi-million dollar portfolio within the agency. Clark is a devoted member of his community, serving as the President of the NAACP’s Joliet Branch, a role in which he has substantially increased membership and organizational programing within the community. He also serves as Chairman of the African American Business Association.

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Sep 172021

Kathryn (Rosensteele) Flores ’03 of Chicago died July 21, 2021. She was 40. Katie earned a bachelor’s degree at Illinois Wesleyan and a master’s degree from National Louis University. She dedicated her career to education. She first demonstrated her ability to touch the lives of students, faculty and administrators during eight years of teaching kindergarten in Chicago Public Schools. As part of her work experience, she traveled to Ghana for a cultural exchange program. Katie later moved on to the University of Chicago’s STEM education team, where she served as school support manager and curriculum developer. Most recently, she helped develop mathematics textbooks and provided long-term coaching support for elementary math teachers. Katie played an instrumental role in the team’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and served on its “Fabulous Fun” Committee. She was active in many community organizations, including the McKinley Park (Ill.) advisory and development councils, and McKinley Community Play Garden. But the roles she cherished most were loving wife and adoring mother. She is survived by her husband James Flores ’02, two children, her parents and a brother. 

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Sep 172021

Jessica Shull ’03 has left her position in State Farm to work alongside her husband, Joshua Shull ’02, in their self-owned marketing agency JoshuaOneNine, as Director of Operations.

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Sep 072021

Sev1Tech announced on August 16 that Emily Miller ’03 has joined the organization as the Vice President of Mission Solutions for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) business unit.

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May 172021

In 2020 Mike Wilson ’03 took a new job as Assistant Vice President Office of Capital Programs & Utility Services at University of Illinois System. Congratulations!

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Apr 162021

Allison (Tackitt) Thune ’03 of Zionsville, Indiana, died Jan. 26, 2021. She was 40.

Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Illinois Wesleyan and a master’s degree in choral conducting from Butler University. She taught at Roncali High School in Indianapolis and Romeoville (Ill.) High School, as well as two elementary schools. Her passions were choral music and motherhood. She is survived by her husband, two children, parents and sister.

You can read the full obituary here.

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