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Alumni news roundup - April 9, 2021 

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“The Painter’s Daughter,” a portrait by Timothy Joseph Allen ’92 of his daughter Grace, was among 122 works selected by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters for its 2021 annual exhibition in London May 6-15.

Nancy Fox Ardell ’89 has been appointed chief legal officer and general counsel of the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Brad Brownell ’91, head basketball coach at the Clemson University, was No. 46 in a ranking of 68 NCAA tournament coaches as players, with a nod to his play in the 1990 Division III national championship game. He spoke to the media after his team lost to Rutgers University in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Orlando Cela ’97 is a national finalist for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, professional division. He plays the flute.

Justin Christian ’95 is set to win TechPoint’s Trailblazer Award at the Mira Awards gala April 22.

Jeff Cozad ’86 was appointed to the Schwazze board of directors.

Lala Tanmoy Das ’12 was quoted by the New York Times in a March 26 story about medical privacy at vaccination clinics.

Tom Fagan ’98 was hired as chief operating officer at VMS BioMarketing.

Nancy Fearheiley ’74, retired program officer at the Meridian International Center, was the guest speaker March 10 at the Crystal City-Pentagon Rotary Club.   

Bradley Fey ’16, director of basketball operations at Appalachian State University, was featured in an Indianapolis Star story about his school’s selection to play in the NCAA basketball tournament.

Simon Flory ’04 was profiled in fortworth magazine.

Gavin Greene ’99 has been named chief growth officer of Expression Networks, an information technology company.

Andrew J. Harmening ’91 has been appointed president and CEO of Associated Banc-Corp.

Brad Hertzberg ’07, director of Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County, has been nominated for the Leadership Excellence Award for the nonprofit sector by Leadership Palm Beach County.

Carl Hill ’10 and Patrick Springer ’10 are co-owners of Arts and Crafts Bar & Art Gallery, the first Black-owned bar and restaurant in Taiwan.

Jay Hosler ’89’s “The Way of the Hive,” scheduled to be published April 20, was favorably reviewed by Kirkus, which called the graphic novel “sublime” and said it “swarms with facts, all conveyed with smooth storytelling.”

Howard University announced March 8 that it would name its law school library after its alumnus, Vernon Jordan ’57, who died March 1.

Jeanne LaDuke ’60, who taught mathematics at DePauw, was the subject of a column in the Chicago Tribune about her role in the 1948 movie “The Green Promise.” 

Ryan Myrehn ’11 was named play-by-play anchor at SRO America broadcasts.

Dave Nance ’79 was given the Director’s Award by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of State Park for his work to design and construct measures to stabilize seawalls and banks.

Jane Noble Luljak ’49 was included in the story “Women & Politics: Female officeholders reflect on the past, future of women in local government” that appeared in Kokomo Perspective March 30.

Eileen Park ’08’s elopement with the former mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, was featured in Vogue.

Jennifer Pope Baker ’89 took leave from her day job to be March Madness ringmaster.

A story about Luke Reese ’85 and his book “One For The Memory Banks” was republished in anticipation of Reese’s participation in a Zoom discussion with the Global Golf Post.

Peter Ruppert ’86 was the guest on a podcast, where he talked about launching an education business and visionary thinking.

Busola Shifatu ’17 was profiled on the website for the University of Virginia, where she is a fourth-year medical student planning to go into child neurology.

David Singer ’91 was named the No. 1 wealth adviser in Ohio by Forbes.

Brad Stevens ’99 was mentioned frequently in news coverage (and many fans’ dreams) about candidates to be Indiana University’s next men’s basketball coach.

Jeremy Stierwalt ’98 has joined Capco, a global technology and management consultancy, as a partner.

Brooks Thompson ’20 joined Brighton Agency, a St. Louis marketing firm, as an associate account executive.

Joshua Thompson ’04 was named Classical Music Indy’s first musicologist in residence.

Leslie Williams Smith ’03 is a new columnist for the Indianapolis Recorder.

Eric Wolfe ’04, a Greencastle real estate broker, was on the cover of the March issue of Indy Real Producers, a fact noted in the Banner Graphic.  

Robert Eugene Zipf Jr. ’62 has been given a lifetime achievement award by Marquis Who’s Who.



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