Young Alumni University speaker series begins Sept. 17

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Lewis presents Young Alumni University speaker series on Sept. 17

Published: August 29, 2014.

Fred Dewald ’05

Lewis University’s inaugural Young Alumni University speaker series begins with a presentation by Fred Dewald ’05, adjunct professor of finance, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the D’Arcy Great Room, located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Sponsored by the Lewis University Alumni Association, the event is free of charge and invites all current students and alumni.

Dewald is the president and owner of the investment firm, First Light Financial. Prior to opening First Light in 2012, Dewald worked with individuals, businesses and municipalities as an advisor in Morgan Stanley's Wealth Management division.

In addition to First Light, Dewald also holds a position as a finance instructor at Lewis University, where he teaches courses such as Investment Analysis, Principals of Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance for Managers, Topics & Cases in Finance and Financing the Business Enterprise. He has earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis University.

Young Alumni University is a new alumni speaker series that targets current students and young alumni, allowing them to gain insight on pertinent topics that will help them achieve their career, financial and personal goals as they enter the workplace. Alumni will have a chance to share their invaluable knowledge and work experience with attendees who will also have the opportunity to network with other attendees at a reception following the presentation.

Amanda Noel ’03 will speak at the second Young Alumni University event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. She will speak on preparing for a job interview.

For a reservation to the event, contact Lisa Heizer at or (815) 836-5545. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information on the Young Alumni University, contact Margaret Grabowski at or (815) 836-5944.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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