Posse News Archive

Posse Chicago News Archive

Winter 2015

Posse Chicago Honors Patricia Brown Holmes, Raises More Than $400K

More than 300 guests gathered for Posse Chicago’s ninth annual Power of 10 fundraising event, which honored Patricia Brown Holmes, a partner at national general practice law firm Schiff Hardin, for her commitment to diversity in education and the workforce. Read More

Winter 2015

UW-Madison Alumna selected as Presidential Management Fellow

​Avery Jackson, a University of Wisconsin-Madison Posse alumna, was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow, a prestigious two-year government fellowship program open only to those with advanced degrees and outstanding leadership abilities. Read More

Winter 2015

Oberlin Scholar Attends Fulbright Summer Institute

​Oberlin College Posse Scholar Ryan Dearon was one of three students nationwide chosen for the highly selective Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom. Read More

Winter 2015

Posse Chicago Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

Julie Parsons, the product senior vice president for Allstate Insurance, and Robert Byron, the chairman and co-founder of Blue Vista Capital Management, are the newest members of the Posse Chicago Advisory Board. Read More

Fall 2014

10th Annual Golf Outing Raises $280,000

​The 10th annual Posse Chicago Golf Outing, held at Skokie Country Club on September 8, drew more than 120 golfers and raised over $280,000 to support Scholars from Chicago. Read More

Fall 2014

Carleton Alumna Completes Watson Fellowship

​Carleton College Posse graduate and Thomas J. Watson Fellow Robin Wonsley studied reintegration programs for women who have been incarcerated in Manitoba, Canada; Dublin, Ireland; Melbourne, Australia; and Johannesburg, South Africa. Read More

Fall 2014

Exelon Hosts Posse Chicago Internship Celebration

More than 100 guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of Scholars who interned over the summer and the invaluable opportunities provided by Posse’s Career Program partners. Read More

Fall 2014

Mesirow Chief Economist Joins Advisory Board

​Diane Swonk, a senior managing director and chief economist for Mesirow Financial, is the newest member of the Posse Chicago Advisory Board. Read More

Summer 2014

Carleton Grad to Pursue Doctorate at Johns Hopkins

​David Williams, a 2014 graduate of Carleton College, will pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy this fall at Johns Hopkins University. He is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins’ Posse Graduate Fellowship and the Beineke Scholarship, both highly competitive awards that provide substantial scholarships for graduate study. Read More

Summer 2014

Connecticut Scholar Wins Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

​Anthony Sis, a 2014 graduate of Connecticut College, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English and American culture studies at a public university in Villa Real, Portugal. 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

Jennifer Tani, Director

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