Warrior pride in Chicago

As one of nearly 4,000 Wayne State alumni living and working in the Chicago area, you are part of a network of people who share your green-and-gold pride. Make personal and professional connections today through the Wayne State Alumni Chicago regional network.  

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Spotlight: Kim Yapchai, J.D. '93

Chicago Volunteer Leader

Volunteer Leaders are enthusiastic, involved alumni focused on galvanizing alumni spirit and participation within their regional network. In addition to being the regional network's social media ambassador, Volunteer Leaders serve as the primary contact for area alumni and as the point person for local events and philanthropic activities.

Chicago Volunteer Leader Zaheerah Sultan

K. Zaheerah Sultan, M.A. '11

Zaheerah is executive director of Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives (known as the Lupe Fiasco Foundation). She sits on a committee that created a Cultural Policy Plan used by the new mayor of Chicago and serves on the executive board for the national Black Theatre Network. She also is a published author and is in the process of starting her own business, Mind Your Business Art. After living in the area for 12 years, she says, "I have established strong ties in Chicago, and I believe I could help new WSU graduates navigate the city by sharing my experiences."

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Have questions or want to help? Contact Mackenzie Friedman to find out how to get involved.