Rising Young Alumni

Our young Evans Scholars Alumni are a fascinating and accomplished group. To celebrate that, we are for the first time highlighting 10 stories of Alumni who are under 35 years old — based on nominations from their friends and family, staff and themselves.

Below, we profile a diverse mix of professions, personal histories and achievements. Our stories of success, chosen by a staff committee, aim to show the real impact of an Evans Scholarship — knowing that success has different meanings for everyone.

Their schools and career paths have varied, but each of our Rising Young Alumni has taken the lessons he or she has learned on the golf course and as an Evans Scholar into the world.

They are accomplished, engaged and eager to make a difference in the lives of others.

Matt Bogusz (Northwestern '09)

Mayor, Des Plaines, IL

Having been elected mayor of his hometown of Des Plaines last year, Matt is the youngest mayor Chicago’s northwestern suburbs has ever seen.

Read Matt's Story  

Michael Mallon (MSU '04)

Founder, Superhero Training Academy

Michael overcame a tough childhood and created an organization aimed at helping kids find their strength and power through imagination.

Read Michael's Story  

Monse (Huerta) Moreno (Marq. '09)

Media supervisor, Starcom MediaVest Group

Monse left home at 14 and, through hard work and sacrifice, became one of the communication industry's emerging leaders.

Read Monse's story  

John McCormick (Wis. '05)

Air Force Captain, Cannon Air Force Base

John went from caddie to Scholar to an Air Force pilot, developing innovative techniques for U.S. Special Operations forces.

Read John's Story  

Dr. Shelli Huang (Mich. '01)

Dentist, Sweet Water Dental

Shelli knew little about dentistry when she moved to the U.S. from China at age 11. Now, she provides dental care to those who need it most.

Read Shelli's Story  

Kristin Keglovitz Baker (Marq. '02)

Associate Medical Director, Howard Brown Health Center

Kristin's Evans Scholars journey took her from the caddie shack to the White House, where she recently participated in a summit on the Affordable Care Act.

Read Kristin's Story  

Kyle Healey (Mia. '04)

Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona

A leader on the course, in the classroom (and a one-time caddie for Tiger Woods), Kyle now dedicates himself to prosecuting violent drug traffickers.

Read Kyle's Story  

Jason & Jeremy Stroiman (Ind. '03)

Co-owners, Evans Senior Investments

Dreams that began on the fairways of Glen Oak Country Club became reality with the founding of a firm specializing in selling nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Read Jason and Jeremy's Story  

Colleen (King) Lee (Illinois '01)

Senior Vice President, Cole Taylor Bank

Caddying taught Colleen many things -- including what she wanted to do with her life. She now helps manage a $100 million commercial lending loan portfolio.

Read Colleen's Story  

Joe Shields (Northwestern '08)

Managing partner, Flow Equity

Joe grew up in an Army family, moving from base to base across the country. So it’s no big surprise that as an adult, he’s still on the move, helping underserved communities around the world.

Read Joe's Story  


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