Michael Poulos of Evanston honored by college alma mater

Local attorney to receive Distinguished Alumni Citation

RIPON, WI (06/19/2012)(readMedia)-- Michael D. Poulos of Evanston will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Citation at Ripon College during its annual alumni awards banquet Friday, June 22. Poulos is a 1977 alumnus of the college, which is located in East Central Wisconsin.

Poulos is a practicing attorney at his own law firm in Evanston, among many other things. As a lawyer, he received widespread media attention for successfully defending two young men, who were beaten by the police and then wrongfully prosecuted. Michael also won the 51st largest tort settlement in Illinois and was featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine for having accomplished the settlement in less than a year through mediation.

Along with practicing law, Michael and his wife, Suzanne Monroe '75, founded Radio Earth, the international broadcasting service, which is second only to the BBC World News in popularity. He also serves as principal trumpet and assistant conductor for the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, which he founded.

About the Distinguished Alumni Citation

The Distinguished Alumni Citation recognizes those alumni who, in thought and deed, embody the highest ideals and aspirations of a Ripon College education. Candidates may be selected based on any one of the following criteria: distinction in his/her chosen field or profession (distinctive achievement); rendering outstanding service to his/her country, state or community (outstanding service); or rendering outstanding service to and demonstrating a loyal and active interest in Ripon College (meritorious service). Nominations may be made by members of the faculty, administration, individual alumni, and groups or alumni clubs through the Office of the Annual Fund, Alumni Relations and Parent Programs for presentation to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

About Ripon College

Ripon College, founded in 1851, prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Ripon's liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community in which students experience a richly personalized education. Ripon has consistently been recognized as a "best value" and "Best 376 College" by The Princeton Review, a "Best Buy in College Education" by Barron's, a "Best Liberal-Arts College" by Washington Monthly, a "Top 25 Schools for Do-Gooders" by Newsweek, among the top-tier and best-value colleges by U.S. News and World Report, and among the top 200 private colleges in the nation overall and for value by Forbes Magazine. For more information about Ripon College, visit www.ripon.edu.