Jayhawks in the News | July 27

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our weekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Svi Mykhailiuk Prepares for ‘Life, Basketball, L.A.’ | NBA.com

Svi Mykhailiuk, c’18, was raised in a Ukrainian city of 300,000, spent four years among the University of Kansas’ student population and will now look to make his name in the second-largest city in America. But for the past two weeks, he turned heads in Las Vegas, not exactly someplace more inconspicuous.
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Governor Brown Appoints 12 Superior Court Judges | CA.gov

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 12 California superior court judges, which includes Timothy J. Hollenhorst, L’02, of Riverside, who has been named to an interim appointment for a judgeship in the Riverside County Superior Court.
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Quiet thunder: Hutchinson helped shape ACLU legal director of Kansas | The Hutchinson News

As she traveled, Lauren Bonds, c’09, said she often found “a more hostile work environment” in more conservative states. Still, she felt called home to Kansas. “I think that’s why I really wanted to work at ACLU of Kansas,” she said. “Though I went away and lived in different places and worked in different places, I think this is where the most important work is to be done … I have a lot of affection for my hometown, but I wanted to work where I feel like my work can make a difference. I want to make Kansas better too.”
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Allstate Taps Kohler Exec As New CMO | Ad Age

There’s a new top marketer at Allstate. The Northbrook, Illinois-based insurer has tapped Elizabeth Brady, j’86, a marketing veteran with experience on both the brand and agency sides, as executive VP-chief marketing, innovation and corporate relations officer.
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Quinter’s Michael Machen named 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year | The University of Kansas Medical Center

Michael Machen, c’77 MD’83, laughs easily when he talks about what all it means to be a doctor in a small rural town in Northwest Kansas. For more than three decades he’s been one of the primary health care providers for the 900 or so people in the farming community of Quinter and many others living in adjoining counties on the High Plains, where trees are sparse and the wind is your constant companion.
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Lawrence native named new manager of Johnson County | Lawrence Journal-World

The new leader of Johnson County — a Lawrence native with ongoing ties to the city — thinks there will be more opportunities for Johnson County and Lawrence to work together as both communities continue to grow. Earlier this month, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Penny Postoak Ferguson, b’92 g’94, as county manager for Johnson County.
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