Posse News Archive

Posse Chicago News Archive

Summer 2014

Scholar Wins DePauw University’s Prestigious Walker Cup

DePauw President Brian W. Casey presented Sandy Tran, a 2014 graduate of DePauw University, with the university's Walker Cup. Read More

Summer 2014

Posse Wins Make It Better Philanthropy Award

​The Posse Foundation was recognized as an outstanding nonprofit in education by Make It Better, a Chicago publication dedicated to philanthropy. Read More

Spring 2014

112 Young Leaders from Chicago Earn Posse Scholarships

​On January 8, 2014, Posse Chicago honored 112 young leaders who will attend college next fall as Posse Scholars. Nearly 500 guests celebrated these students and their accomplishments at the Chase Auditorium during the Awards Ceremony sponsored by Kraft Foods Group. Read More

Spring 2014

Cornell Scholar Selected for Harvard Kennedy School Leadership Conference

​Cornell University Posse Scholar Jocelyn Vega attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Public Policy Leadership Conference, selected thanks to her strong academic record and commitment to public service. Read More

Spring 2014

Mellon Mays Fellowships Awarded to Oberlin Scholars

​Oberlin College Posse Scholars Jasmine Adams and Alexandria Cuningham were awarded Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships (MMUF), paid research fellowships for Ph.D.-track students to prepare them for professorial careers and to increase faculty diversity in higher education. Read More

Spring 2014

DePauw Alumna Takes Seat on Chicago Advisory Board

​Watchen Nyanue, a DePauw University alumna, returned home to Chicago after several years in New York City and joined the Posse Chicago Advisory Board as the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council representative. Read More

Winter 2014

Chicago Power of 10 Honors Ginny Clarke, Raises Nearly $300K

On October 29, 2013, more than 250 guests gathered for Posse Chicago’s eighth annual Power of 10 fundraiser at the Chicago Cultural Center. This signature Posse event honored Virginia “Ginny” Clarke for her steadfast support of Posse Chicago and also celebrated the chapter's growing alumni community. The event raised nearly $300,000 for Posse Chicago. Read More

Winter 2014

Posse Chicago Hires New Director, Asaf Bar-Tura

​Posse Chicago is proud to announce the hire of a new director, Asaf Bar-Tura. Read More

Winter 2014

Denison Alumnus Earns M.B.A., Joins Kraft Foods

Andy Nguyen, a Denison University alumnus, recently accepted an associate brand manager position at Kraft Foods following the completion of his M.B.A. at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Read More

Winter 2014

Exelon Energizes Posse Chicago Career Program, Advisory Board

Exelon Corporation, the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, and its foundation have been investing in The Posse Foundation since 2009. The partnership expanded in 2013 as Exelon became an official Career Program partner and Jonathan “Jack” W. Thayer, Exelon’s chief financial officer, joined the Posse Chicago Advisory Board. 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

Chicago Partner Colleges + Universities

Agnes Scott College
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Denison University
DePauw University
Middlebury College
Oberlin College
Pomona College
St. Olaf College
Trinity College
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Madison