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Class Notes: November 2015

Business and pre-law alumna says IU Northwest set her up for success

Monday Nov 09, 2015

Ann Kalb, an alumna of the Class of 2012 at IU Northwest, is currently seeking a job practicing either corporate or criminal law. One day, she plans to either head up her own firm, or the legal department of a major corporation.

Given her academic history and accomplishments, it is unlikely this goal will take Kalb very long to achieve.

A Portage resident, Kalb was a stellar student at Andrean High School, earning a full tuition special academic scholarship to IU Northwest in 2008. Majoring in business administration and minoring in pre-law, Kalb kept up the high standard of work in college, graduating with highest distinction, having earned a 3.9 overall grade point average.

In 2010, Kalb was named the Outstanding Student in Introduction to Macroeconomics and in 2011, she became a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor fraternity.

Kalb’s undergraduate performance then earned her another full tuition academic scholarship to Valparaiso University, where she studied in the honors program and graduated Cum Laude in 2015. In July, she passed the Indiana Bar Exam.

Kalb said she has always known that she would be a lawyer one day and she credits IU Northwest professors with the care they take in mentoring their students. In particular, she appreciated Assistant Professor Dan Tsatoros, who was instrumental in helping her through the process of applying to law school.

“Even now, long after I graduated, he is helping me start my career,” Kalb said of Tsataros. “I don’t know any other school with professors like this, who help you that much and help you even after you graduate. My time at IU Northwest was just a great experience. I learned so much and met some really amazing people. Without going to IU Northwest, none of this would have been possible.”

Kalb also credits the School of Business and Economics with her law school success.

“My background in business gave me a more analytical mind so I was better able to identify the major issues in a case and was able to write a clear and concise solution to the problem,” she said.

Dean of the School of Business and Economics Anna Rominger remembers Kalb well.

“Ann is an excellent representative of what students can accomplish at IU Northwest,” she said.

Kalb said she appreciates the scholarship assistance that was available to reward her high achievements. Without it, law school might not have been a possibility.

“My scholarships allowed me to follow my dreams and go to law school. I may have gone to undergraduate school without a scholarship, but I would not have been able to go to law school without one,” she said.

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