Crystal Jane Gerard was featured as a Milwaukeean who has made it in NYC in a
March issue of Milwaukee Magazine’s online publication. Gerard works as a hairdresser
and an educator for Bumble and Bumble salons and has worked many New York Fashion
The Great Lakes Colleges Association announced Andy Mozina as the winner of the 2008 New Writers Award for Fiction for his novel, The Women Were Leaving the Men, published by Wayne State University Press.
'82 was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for her recent appointment as the first full-time executive director of the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation. She will work to raise the funds needed to preserve the historic Catholic church for future generations. To read the article click here.
Tom Tourillot ’86 was named Football Coach of the Year in Wisconsin’s Great Northern Conference. Tourillot is a teacher and coaches football at Merrill High School in Merrill, WI.
Since graduating from PXI, Melissa Pecunia (Komp) earned a teaching degree in Early Childhood Special Education from UW-Whitewater and taught in that area for 11 years before receiving a PreK-3rd grade teaching degree. She's been teaching first grade for the past six years. Last year Melissa completed her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and became a National Board Certified Teacher. "I happen to be the first teacher in my district to receive this honor," she says.
Jennifer L. Kraft currently serves as vice president, associate general counsel and secretary of Aon Corporation. She began her career at Aon in July 2002 as counsel and was named associate general counsel in February 2004 before assuming her current role in July of 2007. Before joining Aon, Jennifer was an associate at the law firm of Latham &Watkins LLP in Chicago, where her practice focused on securities law, mergers and acquisitions and counseling clients with respect to corporate governance and other general corporate law matters.
Jennifer graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served on the American Criminal Law Review. She is a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University, where she was a full scholarship member of the women’s volleyball team. She currently serves as a board member of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and a mentor with the Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids (PEAK), and was previously a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago.