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: 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 […]

Hawks to Watch: Chris McDonald, Youth Treatment Counselor

Chris McDonald, Youth Treatment Counselor at Denver Children’s Home, Relief Treatment Supervisor and part time Program Assistant for Easter Seals Age: 24 KU Degree: African American Studies (2014), Minor in Applied Behavioral Science Why he’s a Hawk to Watch: Chris has a passion for giving back to his community in return for the opportunities he’s […]

Hawks to Watch: Amy Virginia Buchanan, Performer and Entrepreneur

Amy Virginia Buchanan, Artistic Director/Cofounder at Spring Street Social Society Age: 29 KU degree: BGS, Theatre (2010) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Amy has carved her own path as a performer in New York City, acting, singing and writing. She also co-founded Spring Street Social Society, a business enterprise that plans and hosts creative […]

Hawks to Watch: Devon Cantwell, education reform champion

Devon Cantwell, Founding Computer Science and Science Teachers, Smilow Prep- RePublic Schools Age: 25 KU Degree: Political Science (2012) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Devon is working to “flip the script on education.” She’s focused on rewriting policies and practices of traditional education to improve opportunities and success rates for students of color and low-income […]

Hawks to Watch: Johanna Maska, Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Johanna Maska, SVP Communications and Marketing, Karmic Labs Age: 34 KU Degree: B.S., Journalism, B.A., History (2004) Why she’s a Hawk to Watch: Johanna spent eight years working for President Obama, starting at the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. In all she traveled to more than 40 states and 40 countries, aboard Air Force One and […]