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Macalester Board Elects Two New Members

July 02, 2013

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Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Hume
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Aukse Jurkute
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St. Paul, Minn. The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected two new trustees: Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Hume, a physician at the San Francisco Free Clinic in San Francisco, Calif., and Aukse Jurkute, an investment banker for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, England. Both have been elected to three-year terms that begin in October.  They replace outgoing trustees Melvin Collins of St. Paul, Minn., and Per von Zelowitz of Summit, N.J.

Dr. Patricia Elizabeth 'Liz' Hume, Macalester class of 1992, has been an attending physician at the San Francisco Free Clinic since 2005.  From 2007-2008, Hume was a Health Sciences Clinical Instructor and Associate Professor Diplomate at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine.  She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and performed her post-baccalaureate pre-med at the University of Pennsylvania. At Macalester, she graduated cum laude with a BA in Law and Society, and Spanish, earned the Hispanic Endowed Prize for Excellence and participated in Macalester crew.

Ms. Aukse Jurkute, Macalester class of 1998, is the Co-Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Head of CIS Equity Capital Markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has been with the company for 15 years working in London, New York and Hong Kong.  In 2012, she moved to Moscow to run the Corporate and Investment Banking franchise for the region. Her role entails client coverage as well as overseeing Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s advisory and lending activities in Russia and the CIS region.  In 2007, Jurkute was named to the annual Dow Jones Financial News FN100 list of "Top 100 European Females Working in the Financial Sector," and the FN 100 "Rising Stars" list.  Originally from Lithuania, Jurkute graduated from Macalester with a BA in Economics, Mathematics, and Eastern European and Russian Area Studies. She was also an ASSIST Scholar (scholarship for international scholars to attend American independent secondary schools) on a year exchange program at Deerfield Academy, an independent, co-educational boarding school located in Western Massachusetts.  Jurkute has been a member of the Alumni Board Leadership Committee, the Egge Professorship Committee and the New York Advisory Committee. 

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,035 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement.  Learn more at macalester.edu