Names in the news: Mickelson’s pro-am partner, powerful Chicagoans, notable philanthropist, and more

i-cb871462d587ce5377455ff9e2535dd3-wb_alumni.jpgBarclays executive Hugh “Skip” McGee ’81 had an inside-the-ropes view of Phil Mickelson’s PGA Tour victory Feb. 12, teaming with the golf star in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. [Bloomberg]
 
United Continental CEO Jeff Smisek ’76 and Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers ’80 and president Mellody Hobson ’91 were listed among this year’s 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. [Chicago Magazine]
 
The late steel mogul William S. Dietrich II ’60 was No. 2 on this year’s “Philanthropy 50.” He donated nearly $400 million to Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh before his death in October and left $15 million to Princeton. [Chronicle of Philanthropy]
 
Since 2008, Stona Fitch ’83’s Concord Free Press has given away thousands of books — and received $250,000 in donations. [Los Angeles Times]
 
Richard Land ’69, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics and religious liberty commission, discussed Rick Santorum’s recent caucus victories on The Kudlow Report. [CNBC.com]
 
Following violent clashes at an Egyptian soccer game, national team coach Bob Bradley ’80 marched with Egyptian fans to honor the dead. [Sports Illustrated]
 

One thought on “Names in the news: Mickelson’s pro-am partner, powerful Chicagoans, notable philanthropist, and more

  1. John Osander

    Little Robbie Bradley, such a nice boy when his brother was playing pro baseball, and he sat in summer league stands on Cape Cod with dog and nice parents. Rob was modest, “I only play soccer.” Best to him and his family now.

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