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Updates and Accomplishments

Katy Stringham Link
Master of Business Administration, 2018

Katy Stringham is a business intelligence analyst at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri.

Danny Allen Link
Juris Doctor, 2007

Danny C. Allen recently joined Plunkett Cooney's Transportation Law Practice Group. A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Allen focuses his practice in the areas of first-party no-fault and third-party motor vehicle negligence.

Stephanie Dowdy Link
Juris Doctor, 2012, Master of Business Administration, 2013

Stephanie Dowdy was selected by Lawyer Monthly for inclusion in the publication's annual “Women in Law Awards” list for intellectual property law. This list acknowledges female legal experts that have overcome challenges and influenced the wider legal profession in their jurisdiction. The winners include all areas of the legal profession.

Sejla Kulaglic Link
MS in Taxation, 2019, Bachelor of Science, 2012

Sejla Kulaglic was named one of Michigan's Most Valuable Millennials by Corp! Magazine. The award recognizes individuals who are creating job opportunities, driving economic growth, nurturing community advancements or leading successful companies. Kulaglic is an international tax manager for Rehmann, a Farmington Hills, Michigan-based financial services firm. She also volunteers with the Detroit chapter of Kiwanis International, a community service organization focused on serving the children of the world.

In Memoriam

Gladys Weiss Abell Link
MS in Nursing, 1969, BS in Nursing, 1964

Gladys Weiss Abell died April 17, 2019, at her home in Lakeview, Arkansas. She taught pediatric nursing at Children's Hospital in Detroit for 10 years. She then worked at Macomb Community College for 28 years, teaching nursing and going on to become Director of Nursing. After retirement, Weiss Abell worked part time at Hospice of the Ozarks. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed collecting frog figurines and traveling.

Jerome "Jerry" Ackerman Link
BA in Education, 1951

Jerome Ackerman died March 30, 2019. He and his wife Evelyn Ackerman '45, M.F.A. '51, were Los Angeles-based artists who helped shape the California mid-century modern style. Their collaborative professional partnership focused on their work in decorative art and design for more than 60 years. The couple created a body of work remarkable for its diversity of styles, techniques, and materials. In 2010, the Ackermans returned to Wayne State to accept the Distinguished Alumni Award. Their designs are featured in museums and private collections including the Smithsonian and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Evelyn preceded Jerry in death in 2012. Their partnership in love and design is celebrated in the book Hand-In-Hand (Chavkin & Thackaberry, Pointed Leaf Press).