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Stanley Cichowski '74


Stanley Cichowski, LTC (retired), passed away on September 7, 2023. During his career, Stan was a highly respected expert in state and local taxation. He also taught as an adjunct professor at the College of Business MST, University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Stuart Lubin '74


Following the retirement of the Hon. Michael P. Toomin from the Cook County Courts, Hon. Stuart F. Lubin has been appointed interim acting presiding judge of the Juvenile Justice Division. Judge Lubin has been a judge for 32 years, prior to which he served as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender for 17 years.

David Peterson '74


David E. Peterson, 72, of Springfield, IL, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Judy Fernald '74

Judy Lunsford Fernald, 73, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020.

John Paul Kelly '74

John Paul Kelly (Bus '71, Law '74) has been inducted as a Senior Life Fellow in the Dallas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Dallas Bar Foundation are attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal careers and in their civic contributions. Induction as a Fellow is recognition of dedication and commitment to service, education, and philanthropy.

Phyllis Holmen '74

Phyllis Holmen recently received a Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the State Bar of Georgia, for conspicuous service to the cause of jurisprudence and to the advancement of the legal profession in the state of Georgia.

Martha Coultrap '74

Martha F. Coultrap has joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP in New York as a Partner. Her practice focuses on private investment funds and fund investors.

Michael Closen '74

I am Professor of Law Emeritus, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, where I taught for 27 years , and where I am proud to say I was voted a "Professor of the Year" by the law students seven times. I have now published 20 books. I have authored 10 law books, including co-authoring the first and only law school casebooks in the country on Aids Law & Policy and on Notary Law & Practice. My 10th law book, "Notary Public Best Practices," will be released later in 2017. And, I continue to lecture, consult, and testify as an expert witness in legal cases. I have also written 10 fun coffee-table type books on a variety of subjects (mostly about my favorite pastime of RVing and traveling), such as "Maine Memories: A Vintage Picture Postcard Tour." My 10th coffee-table book "Don't Call Them Trailer Trash" was just released in 2017.