Featured class notes

  • Daniel Seftick Link BS in Chemical Engineering, 1971

    After his son was killed in 2011 in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park, Daniel Seftick has devoted much time and energy to preserving his son Greg's legacy. Seftick recently published a memoir about his son's story called "Real Mountains." All proceeds from the book benefit nonprofit organizations that Seftick has partnered with in Greg's memory.

  • Jamilah Jackson Link Bachelor of Arts, 2015

    Jamilah Jackson was promoted to account executive at lovio george communications + design. She has been with the company since 2016 and has worked for clients including The Parade Company and University Prep Schools. While she was at Wayne State, Jackson was part of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and hosted her own show on WAYN Radio. She also serves as an advisor for Sister 2 Sister, a women's empowerment organization at WSU.

  • Jill Lublin Link Bachelor of Arts, 1983

    Jill Lublin is the author of 'The Profit of Kindness." She is an international speaker on the topics of radical influence, publicity, networking, kindness and referrals. She is the author of four best-selling books, including 'Get Noticed...Get Referalls.' Lublin is CEO of a strategic consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience. She teaches Publicity Crash Courses as both live events and webinars and consults and speaks all over the world.

  • Scott Cohon Link Bachelor of Arts, 1991

    Scott Cohon has been elected to his second one-year term as Supreme Master (International President) of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), the world's only Jewish college social fraternity, and as ex-officio director of AIPi Foundation, the charitable and education arm of the fraternity. Cohon is director of sales for Brekenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. and has been an active volunteer with AEPi, the Wounded Warriors Project and Hillel of Metro Detroit.

  • Nnenna Aguwa Link MS in Accounting, 2015

    Nnenna Aguwa has been named the accountant for the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelaman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, Mich. She previously was a financial service representative and accounting specialist at Michigan First Credit Union.

  • Lee Hornberger Link Master of Laws, 1982

    Lee Hornberger, a Traverse City arbitrator and mediator, has been named chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He served as chair-elect before stepping into his new role. Hornberger has received the George N. Bashara, Jr. Award from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been included in The Best Lawyers of America 2018 for his work in arbitration, and on the 2016 and 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers lists for alternative dispute resolution.

  • Don Carlson Link Master of Science, 1965

    Don Carlson will be recognized by St. Andrew's Resources for Senior Services as it honors St. Louis, Missouri's most active and philanthropic senior citizens. He will be inducted into the Ageless Society at the annual Ageless Remarkable Saint Louisans Gala this fall. Carlson volunteers each week to collect food for area food pantries, tutors fifth grade students and serves his church as an ordained elder. He is a longtime volunteer and supporter of the Women's Self Help Center, which deals with the prevention of domestic violence and the support of its victims. He was awarded the "Good Guy" award from Safe Connections, an agency addressing domestic violence. He has served on the boards of several shelters and agencies, and now plays a key role on the Domestic and Family Council of St. Louis County. He enjoys travelling, the opera and symphony and spending time with his family.

  • Greg Auner Link BS in Biological Science, 1982, Master of Science, 1985, Doctor of Philosophy, 1990

    Greg Auner, a researcher at Wayne State, presented at the World Research Congress: The Eye and The Chip. He presented his research at the 10th annual event which focused on the relationship between neurobiology and nano-electronics focusing on artificial vision.

  • Bryan Cain Link Bachelor of Arts, 2007

    In September, Bryan Cain was appointed to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Endicott College in Boston.

  • Douglas Bernstein Link BA in Business Administration, 1978

    Douglas C. Bernstein, a partner at law firm Plunkett Cooney, was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Fellows are selected on an invitation-only basis. The college board approved Bernstein’s nomination to become a fellow during its October meeting. He is the only Michigan attorney, as well as the only attorney from the federal Sixth Circuit, nominated for the 2018 class. He will join 21 other attorneys from Michigan who are also fellows in the college. A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office and the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group Leader, Bernstein concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, loan restructuring, commercial loan documentation, bankruptcy, banking-related litigation and appeals. Bernstein has received several honors for his legal work, including an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading peer-to-peer professional ratings service, and selection as a Michigan Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine from 2008 to 2017 and a Best Lawyers in America® from 2014 to 2018.

  • Judith Hamera Link Bachelor of Arts, 1980

    Judith Hamera, Professor of Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, published "Unfinished Business: Michael Jackson, Detroit, and the Figural Economy of American Deindustrialization" with Oxford University Press (November, 2017).

  • Virginia Krolczyk Link

    Dr. Virginia Krolczyk, D.M., a licensed professional counselor, is the author of "Student Capital: Investing Students and Their Needs." The book addresses the needs of students as they transition from high school to college and offers suggestions of best practice. Krolczyk is a high school guidance counselor, college professor and private counselor. She has spoken professionally at state and local conferences on educational, leadership and mental health issues. Her book is available at https://goo.gl/VbNsYW.

  • Daryl Delabbio Link Master of Public Administration, 1977

    Daryl J. Delabbio, who retired in 2017 after 40 years in local government leadership, received the John M. Patriarche Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Municipal Executives (MME) , the statewide organization of city and county managers and assistant managers. The award is the highest honor the association bestows. It honors longtime members of the MME who have worked consistently and effectively to foster representative democracy by enhancing the effectiveness of local elected officials through innovative programs, projects, and by consistency in providing excellence in character and professionalism.

  • Robert S. Anderson Link Master of Laws, 2005

    Robert S. Anderson has been selected to joined the Kerr Russell law firm in Detroit as a partner. He has extensive experience in the area of employment-based immigration issues and has worked with a wide range of companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations and start-up enterprises.

  • Kenneth R. Lombardo Link Juris Doctor, 1995

    Kenneth R. Lombardo has been selected to join Kerr Russel law firm in Detroit as a partner. He has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of corporate and business law. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, business law, federal and state securities law, taxation and estate planning.

  • Raymond Wlodkowski Link Bachelor of Science, 1965, Doctor of Philosophy, 1970

    Dr. Raymond Wlodkowski is co-author of the 4th edition of ‘Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn.’ The book, co-authored with Dr. Margery Ginsberg, was published in August 2017 by Jossey-Bass. The enduring book was first published in 1985 and remains the classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and professional learning environments. Wlodkowski also is the author of ‘Motor City Boys,’ a novel focused on adolescent friendship, crisis, and resilience in Detroit during the 1950's and available on Amazon.com.

  • Bakri Alamri Link MA in Linguistics, 2015

    Bakri Alamri works as a lecturer in linguistics in the English department at University of Bisha, Bisha City, Asser Provence, Saudi Arabia.

  • Susan K. Burkhart Link Juris Doctor, 1981

    Susan Burkhart, an insurance coverage attorney with law firm Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, was selected for the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list.