Purdue University Calumet would like to congratulate one of its outstanding alums, Shontrai DeVaughn Irving, a 2009 MBA for Executives graduate, for being inducted into the 20 under 40 class of 2011.
Every year, the Northwest Indiana Times Newspaper recognizes young professionals in the region for their success, leadership and community commitment. Mr. Irving clearly exemplifies all these characteristics and more. Mr. Irving is currently an attorney for the State Farm Litigation Counsel. In his previous position, Deputy Prosecutor for Lake County, Indiana, Mr. Irving prosecuted defendants for child abuse and neglect. After taking a foster parent class with his mother, Mr. Irving became a foster parent in 2006 and has provided a home to over 30 children over the last four years.
Rightfully deserving, Mr. Irving has received various awards including the 2007 Foster Parent of the Year and the Honorable Viola J. Taliaferro’s Award, as well as recognition by the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana General Assembly, and the President of the United States. He has also been featured on the Star Jones television show and on the back cover of State Farm Red International Magazine. Mr. Irving was also awarded the Outstanding Student award in MBAE group 10 by nominations from his Purdue University Calumet faculty members.
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