Posse News Archive

Posse Chicago News Archive

Fall 2016

​2016 Graduates Begin Careers, Graduate Programs

This year nearly 100 Scholars from Chicago graduated from top colleges and universities, joining a national Posse Alumni Network of thousands. Read More

Fall 2016

​Conn College Alum Attends White House Summit

Chakena “Kena” Sims attended The United State of Women, a summit hosted by The White House to discuss gender equality in areas such as educational opportunity, entrepreneurship and civic engagement. Read More

Fall 2016

​Golf Outing Raises $250K For Chicago

The 12th annual Posse Chicago Golf Outing, held at Skokie Country Club, drew nearly 150 golfers and raised more than $250,000 to support Scholars from Chicago. Read More

Fall 2016

​Pomona Scholar Interns at Travelers

Alan Peck, a member of the class of 2018 at Pomona College, was a summer intern at Traveler’s Insurance. Read More

Spring 2016

Largest Class of Scholars Begins Posse Journey

​In January, Posse Chicago honored 121 young leaders who collectively won $21.4 million in leadership scholarships from 12 top-tier colleges and universities. Read More

Spring 2016

Trinity Scholar Graduates Early, Begins Career with Google

​Ana Medina, a member of Trinity College’s fourth graduating Posse, graduated a semester early and will begin her career at Google in Mountain View, California, as an associate account strategist. Read More

Spring 2016

Community Raises Over $500K to Support Scholars

Posse Chicago’s 10th annual Power of 10 raised more than $500,000, a Chicago record, and honored William A. Von Hoene, Jr., the senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Exelon Corporation, for his commitment to diversity in education and the workforce. Read More

Spring 2016

Chicago Welcomes New Leadership Council Members

Wells Fargo SVP Ed Cooper and Tyson Foods Assistant Brand Manager Libby Smoler joined Chicago's leadership council, a group of civic-minded professionals and leaders aligned with Posse’s mission and vision. Read More

Fall 2015

Oberlin Scholar, Mellon Mays Fellow Elected Class President

Oberlin College Scholar Aliyah Abu-Hazeem, currently a junior double majoring in law & society and sociology, held a congressional internship with Senator Sherrod Brown, was elected president of the Class of 2017 in the spring, and spent the summer conducting research as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Read More

Fall 2015

Pomona Alum Begins Law Career at Schiff Hardin

Ermelinda Villagomez, a member of Pomona College’s fourth graduating Posse from Chicago, earned her J.D. from Columbia University and this fall begins her career as a first-year associate at Schiff Hardin. Read More

Chicago Advisory Board

Jonathan W. Thayer, Chair

Rod Adams
Robert G. Byron
Kathleen Cantillon
Celeste Center
Sarah Cuthill
Gil de las Alas
Michael C. Ford
Patricia Wilson Fridley
Laura Garciduenas
Andrew A. Johnson
Geraldine Keefe
Richie Marrero
Richard Metzler
Julie Parsons
Jim Pigott
Peter Saravis
Hon. Amy J. St. Eve
Edward T. Swan
Diane Swonk
Mark Taylor

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