alumni news Grant Burgoyne, L’88, was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in the 2008 general election. Kathy Greenlee, L’88, Kansas Secretary of Aging, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Health and Human Services post of assistant secretary, Administration on Aging. Greenlee has served as Secretary of Aging for the state of Kansas since January 2006. In that capacity, she has led a cabinet-level agency with 192 full-time staff members and a total budget of $495 million. Kevin Kelly, L’89, is an associate development director at the Kansas University
Endowment Association, where his responsibilities include development work to support the KU Libraries and KU’s deferred maintenance needs. Kelly served as director of outreach activities at KU Law, and managed a solo law practice in Lawrence from 1990 to 2006. Kelly, his wife, Christy, and son, Trey, 6, make their home in Lawrence.
1990s Steve Ariagno, L’90, was recently married to Jessie Prock in Wichita, Kan. He is a partner in Ariagno, Kerns, Mank & White LLC, practicing in criminal defense. Ariagno has been named a Missouri/Kan-
sas Super Lawyer. He also has a daughter, Meghan, 7. Mark A. Ferguson, L’90, joined the Overland Park law firm of Gates, Shields & Ferguson PA as partner. Ferguson brings nearly 20 years’ experience in employment, education, business litigation and insurance subrogation law to the firm. Melanie (Dick) McMullen, L’90, has joined the National Cable Television Cooperative Inc. in Lenexa, Kan., as director of business and legal affairs. NCTC is a programming and hardware purchasing organization representing 1,100 cable television opera-
Communications director wants to hear from you
ardon the late introduction. My name is Mindie Paget. I’m the law school’s resident voyeur. I take notes. I take pictures. I take notice of most of the happenings in Green Hall. My official title is “Director of Communications & Marketing.” And I’ve been here, hanging out in the background, for more than a year. I’ve met a number of you at law school events and corresponded with others via phone or e-mail. Some of you have been the subjects of articles I’ve written for the KU Law Magazine or the KU Law Brief. It has been a privilege to learn about your life and work. For my part, I’m a Kansas native and a proud University of Kansas alumna. I have bachelor’s degrees in English and philosophy and a master’s in journalism. I was a reporter, editor and designer at the Lawrence JournalWorld for six years before coming to KU Law. I joke about writing my college admissions and scholarship essays as an El Dorado High School senior and announcing my intent to become a
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lawyer. Other talents altered my path, but here I am at law school, albeit as a different kind of advocate than I had imagined back then. You may have noticed that communications from Green Hall have changed a bit since my arrival. We redesigned the Web site, making it more attractive and filling it with stories, photo galleries, videos and podcasts that showcase our students, faculty and alumni. We started the KU Law Brief, a quarterly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends. As much as possible, we are
transitioning to paperless communication, sending invitations, news and other information electronically. You will notice reminders throughout this issue to provide us with your current e-mail address; it’s the only way to ensure that you receive all the news and notices we ship out. We also redesigned the KU Law Magazine in the fall, and now we have published the spring edition online only – part of our commitment to cost efficiency and the environment. An official KU Law Facebook page is on the horizon. Stay tuned and become a fan. Of course, none of these efforts would carry much meaning without you. The adventures, accomplishments and contributions of KU Law alumni build the reputation of your legal alma mater and provide intriguing fodder for law school publications. Please consider me a contact point for sharing story ideas and other suggestions, good or bad. Newsroom veterans have thick skin.
Published on May 4, 2009
Published on May 4, 2009
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