Oct 042018
 

Sara Ghadiri ’10 expanded protections for survivors of domestic abuse and stalking by revising current laws requiring that legal name changes be locally publicized. Senate Bill 2330 was signed into law on Aug. 10 and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
You can read the full article here.
Sara, your leadership is admired by your 2010 IWU class!
Oct 042018
 

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical premiered at Hollywood Pantages from September 12th  – 30th  featuring Sarah Bockel ’10 as Carole King .

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award. 

Please join me in congratulating Sarah on her event!

Oct 042018
 

In Summer 2018, Amanda Pacholik ’10 studied what it takes to save species in the wild and engaged with local partners developing and testing site-specific methods of community engagement to sustain ecological and social health in Hawaii. Amanda, a science teacher at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, lives in Oak Park, IL and is a graduate student in Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program.

Read about the global field course in Hawaii here.

Jul 312018
 

Joseph Cicinelli ’10 and his wife, Lisa (Male) Cicinelli ’11, welcomed Tiny Titan, Nicholas Paul Cicinelli, on March 24, 2018.

Congratulations, Joseph!

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Jul 312018
 

Babawande Afolabi ’10 is the founder and CEO of Green Africa Airways.

The new airline has received an Air Transport License (ATL) from the Nigerian Government, commenced its Air Operating Certificate (AOC) process and is in conversations with leading aircraft manufacturers. Green Africa Airways also recently announced that it has completed its Series A round of financing with Kuramo Capital, a Pan African independent investment management group based in New York with additional offices in Lagos and Nairobi. As part of the new investment, Green Africa Airways has also formed an advisory board of senior industry leaders.

Afolabi said, “We are incredibly fortunate and honored to have reputable leaders back Green Africa Airways. The consortium brings seasoned experience, extensive global networks and value-based leadership to Green Africa Airways. This pivotal Series A round of financing and outstanding advisory board will strengthen our journey to build Green Africa Airways into a top-notch carrier that will help create a better future for several millions of customers in Nigeria and Africa at large.”

Here is a link to the full article.

Congratulations, Babawande!

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