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Jane Higgins Marx
Jane Higgins Marx ’00 JD (LM) of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Marx is a partner at the law firm of Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, in Columbus, Ohio.
Chad McQuade ’02 JD of Chicago, Illinois has been inducted into Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Forum Group for his dedication to help family and businesses achieve financial stability. McQuade is a finical advisor for Northwestern Mutual.
Tracy Cloud ’03 MA of Westerville, Ohio, is the CEO of Lower Lights Christian Health Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Jason Gray ’06 MFA of Madison, Wisconsin, has won the Idaho Prize for Poetry for his book of poems Radiation King (2019). The collection of science fiction poems, set to be published in April 2019, was written over 10 years and is inspired by the authors fascination with physics, nuclear weaponry, the Cold War and light form.
Stephanie Harkness-Moxley '93 (LM) of Manteo, North Carolina, was appointed to serve a three-year term on Dare County's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by the County Board of Commissioners.
Benjamin Ciesinski and Emily Muncie Ciesinski
To Benjamin Ciesinski ’03 and Emily Muncie Ciesinski '07 of Brooklyn, New York: a boy, Harry Arthur Ciesinski, June 29, 2018.
Stephanie Harkness-Moxley ’93 (LM) of Manteo, North Carolina, is a founding board member and secretary of Premier Soccer Training, Manteo, a nonprofit dedicated to providing soccer training by licensed professionals at no cost to low-income students in the Manteo school area starting in 5th grade.
Tricia Starks ’94 MA, ’00 PHD of Fayetteville, Arizona, is the author of Smoking Under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia. The book recounts Russia’s early history of smoking and the introduction of papirosa, a highly-addictive Russian cigarette, through different historical accounts and imagery.
Carol Anderson ’95 PHD of Atlanta, Georgia, is the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy, focuses on the aftermath of the Shelby ruling in 2013 that invalidated two provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which led to the suppression of African American voters.
Polly J. Harris ’75 JD of Westerville, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Banking, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Harris is a partner with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.
Blaine P. Brockman
Blaine P. Brockman ’81 of West Jefferson, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Elder and Special Needs Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Brockman is an attorney with Hickman & Lowder Co. LPA.
Chris L. Connelly
Chris L. Connelly ’97 (LM) of Powell, Ohio, was appointed to serve as chair of the Taxation Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Connolly is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
Doug R. Unver
Doug R. Unver ’87 of Powell, Ohio, is Of Counsel for Roetzel & Andress’ Columbus office. The concentration of his practice is on workers’ compensation matters.
Keith Raker ’91 MBA, ’92 JD (LM) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has been ranked in Chambers USA 2018, a guide to the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in the country, in the area of real estate. Raker is a partner at Tucker Ellis, LLP and is the chair of the Tucker Ellis Real Estate Group.
Megan E. Greulich
Megan E. Greulich ’04 of Westerville, Ohio, was appointed to serve as chair of the Education Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections.
Cleve M. Johnson
Cleve M. Johnson ’75 of Columbus, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Traffic Law Committee for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Johnson is the principal at his firm, the Law Office of Cleve M. Johnson.
Rita McNeil Danish
Rita McNeil Danish ’89 JD of Columbus, Ohio, was reappointed to serve as chair of the Women in the Profession Section for the Ohio State Bar Association Committees and Sections. Danish is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
Beth Castrodale ’87 BA of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, is the author of In This Ground (2018). The novel follows Ben Dirjery, a divorced father and former guitarist, who works at a cemetery that gave up his dreams of making it big with his indie-rock band for a stable life. When his daughter begins asking questions about his former life, he must confront his past and the death of his former band's lead singer if he wants to bring music back to his life.