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Deborah Winkleblack ‘79 was recently selected as a 2015 Influential Women in Business honoree by the Daily Herald. Winkleblack is currently Vice President of International Logistics and Customs Compliance with Claire's Stores. She also supports Triton students through a Triton Foundation scholarship that bears her name.

Craig Priebe ’89 has recently coauthored his second cookbook, United States of Pizza, which was released in September 2015. The book features regional pizzas and pizzerias from coast to coast and is available wherever books are sold. Priebe is also coauthor of the cookbook, Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas and is a nationally-recognized chef and restaurateur.

Donna Murray ’80 is currently an adjunct business instructor at Triton College. After receiving her Associate of Arts degree from Triton, she continued to pursue her education through earning a Bachelor’s in Business from Northeastern Illinois University, an MBA in Business International Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology through Cardinal Stritch University.

Carmen Kosicek ’91 received her Associate in Applied Science degree in Nuclear Medicine from Triton College and has earned bachelor’s, master’s and advanced practice degrees in Nursing. She has enjoyed an extensive career in Nursing and in other areas of healthcare and has authored two books about professional development in the field of Nursing including Nurses, Jobs and Money: A Guide to Advancing Your Nursing Career and Salary and Nurses, Jobs and Resumes: Resume Revisions for RNs From the New Grad RN to the Experienced RN.

Marko Albrecht released his first documentary titled SISU: Family, Love & Perseverance from Finland to America. The film was first screened during FinnFest 2015 in Buffalo, New York in October 2015. All of the proceeds earned through downloads and screenings of the film will be donated to organizations that inspire courage, faith and perseverance in youth who have gone through tragedy.

Zee Ali ‘10 currently owns and operates his own business, Zee Group, a product based marketing agency that provides a wide range of services and products including custom apparel, promotional swag items, print collateral and graphic design.

Pamela Jones ’12 earned an Associate in General Studies degree from Triton and will be receiving a Bachelor in Communication from Governors State University in May 2015. The milestone is special since Pamela will be graduating alongside her mother and son also receiving degrees from Governors State. Despite health challenges Pamela faced after suffering a massive stroke, she is on a path to academic success and plans to pursue a master’s degree in the immediate future.

Mario Lamar ’14 received an Associate in General Studies degree from Triton and is currently pursuing a degree in International Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Lamar is a recent recipient of a prestigious Oprah Winfrey Scholarship that will provide him with an opportunity to study the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa during summer 2015.