Hawks to Watch: Young alumni making their mark

Hawks to Watch are disrupters. They’re poised for greatness, inspiring their colleagues and excelling in their professions. Basically, they’re killing it. Having recently graduated, they are just starting to leave their mark and we can’t wait to see how their story unfolds. These Jayhawks span all industries including business, non-profits, tech, healthcare, media, law and […]

Hawks to Watch: Rachel Myslivy, Director of Statewide Programs

Rachel Myslivy, Statewide Coordinator, Double Up Food Bucks; Board Member, Climate + Energy Project Age: 38 KU Degree: MA – Religious Studies; Graduate Certificate – Environmental Studies (2013) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Rachel’s experience shows that hard work, education, and collaboration can really change the course of one’s life while benefiting the larger […]

Hawks to Watch: Natalie Pak, Speech-Language Pathologist

Natalie Pak, Speech-Language Pathologist at Widefield School District #3, Colorado Springs, CO Age: 24 KU Degree: BA Spanish, BA Speech-Language-Hearing (2013), MA Speech-Language Pathology (2015) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Natalie works with students district-wide to evaluate and provide tools for speech-language disorders. Starting a new job in a new state was overwhelming at first, […]

Hawks to Watch: Michael Barnicle, Trial Attorney

Michael Barnicle, Trial Attorney, Duane Morris LLP Age: 34 KU Degree: BA, Political Science (2004) Why he’s a Hawk to Watch: Michael tested his limits and accumulated life-changing experiences as a lawyer in the U.S. Army. Now he works for an international law firm, dealing with government contracts. He’s also committed to community service, offering […]

Hawks to Watch: Lauren Henion, Speech-Language Pathologist

Lauren Henion, Speech-Language Pathologist II at TIRR Memorial Hermann Age: 27 KU Degree: B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders (2011); M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology (2013) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Lauren is in her dream career, working with patients to teach them skills to navigate speech and language disorders. She gets her greatest reward […]

Hawks to Watch: Kenton Rambsy, Professor

Kenton Rambsy, Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities, University of Texas Arlington Age: 27 KU Degree: MA English (2012); PhD English (2015) Why he’s a Hawk to Watch: Kenton is charting new academic territory by placing rap music squarely within an academic tradition by displaying the overlaps between famed writers and rappers. What do […]

Hawks to Watch: Justin Mackey, Assistant Athletic Director

Justin Mackey, Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development/University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Age: 34 KU Degree: BGS Communication Studies (2004), MA Communication Studies (2008) Why he’s a Hawk to Watch: Justin works with student athletes to help them succeed off the court. He worked with KU Athletics for nine years before joining the University of […]