Jayhawks in the News | Nov. 16

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what University of Kansas alumni are up to in our weekly edition of “Jayhawks 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.


Olympian, art historian and CEO to receive honorary degrees from KU | Lawrence Journal-World

The University of Kansas on Wednesday announced the names of those who will receive honorary degrees at KU’s 147th Commencement on May 19, 2019. The honorees include Billy Mills, d’62, Elizabeth Broun, c’68 g’69 g’74 PhD’76, and Teruhisa Ueda.
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Reeb Promoted To Assistant Athletics Director, Human Resources | KU Athletics

Frank Reeb, c’83 l’92, director of human resources at Kansas Athletics since July 2009, has been promoted to Assistant Athletics Director, Human Resources, Athletics Director Jeff Long announced Monday.
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KU Law alumnus teaches clinic students about consumer defense | KU Law Blog

KU Legal Aid Clinic alumnus Bill Walberg, l’15, believes all consumers should have appropriate counsel when defending their rights. He recently returned to Green Hall to teach students the fundamentals of debt collection defense as the clinic considers taking on consumer defense cases.
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JLT Specialty USA Announces Appointment of Samantha Levine as Senior Vice President | JLT

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), the leading global specialist risk advisor and broker, is pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Levine, l’12, as Senior Vice President of JLT’s Cyber / E&O Practice. Based in Denver, Levine will be responsible for advising JLT’s clients on complex areas of Errors & Omissions and Cyber risk, through exposure identification and assessment, prioritization of complex areas of risk, and the creation of solutions to minimize the impact to their reputation and balance sheet.
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Shanker promoted to Senior Woman Administrator | Colorado State University Athletics

Colorado State University Director of Athletics Joe Parker announced today that senior associate athletics director for compliance Shalini Shanker, c’03 l’06, will add the designation of senior woman administrator to her current set of responsibilities. The SWA responsibilities were previously handled by Christine Susemihl, who recently retired after 45 years with CSU Athletics.
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Polsinelli Elects 17 New Shareholders Nationwide and Adds 21 New Associates Leading Into New Fiscal Year | Polsinelli

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli announced the election of 17 attorneys to shareholder. The new shareholders were elected based on their superior client service and dedicated legal commitment. On Nov. 5, 21 new associates, including Cullin Hughes, c’06 l’09, join Polsinelli to support clients coast-to-coast, a result of increased client needs and focus. The new associates are located in 10 different offices and 12 practice areas.
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Alumni Spotlight: November 2018 | Center for Undergraduate Research

Amanda Pierce, c’10, describes her undergraduate research experience at KU and gives advice on how to be successful now and after graduation.
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Alumni provide new mentoring opportunity for Self Graduate Fellows | The University of Kansas

The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship at the University of Kansas was established in 1989 and accepted its first two doctoral fellows in 1991. Since that time, the fellowship has supported a growing alumni network, which now includes 149 members across 34 states and five countries. This group of alumni, or the “Society of Self Fellows,” holds a variety of career positions within higher education, government and across the private sector.
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Hawks to Watch: Jenny Peck and Geoff Knight, non-profit directors | KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

When Jenny Peck, c’05, was placed in rural Tanzania as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 2006, the plan was to stay for a couple of years. Plans change. Jenny’s partner Geoff Knight, c’08, had followed shortly after Jenny arrived, and the couple felt so at home in Mufindi that two years became twelve. During this time, these KU College grads dedicated their energy and skills to directing Mufindi Orphans, a grassroots organization in rural Tanzania working with a community impacted by a very high prevalence of HIV to ensure care for all of its most vulnerable children and their families.
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