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Northern Illinois University Magazine • Fall 2008

                         Huskie Pride !
President’s Message

                                   Connect With NIU
                                   During the past six months alumni throughout the Chicago region and across the country
                                   have told me that they felt a renewed sense of connection to NIU in the wake of the tragedy
                                   of February 14, 2008. As you heard the news unfold, heard the stories of our students and the
                                   reaction of our faculty, staff, and the local community, you were reminded of your deep con-
                                   nection to NIU. It was a special place and a special time in your lives.
                                        Don’t let that feeling fade. Now is the time to reconnect with NIU in a meaningful way.
                                   And I think the most meaningful and rewarding way of getting to know the new NIU is
                                   through our current students. They are a remarkable generation of strivers, who will make
                                   a difference in our world. I can guarantee that whatever you can give them by way of career
                                   advice, scholarships, or networking opportunities, you will receive in return a renewed faith in
                                   the strength and dedication of our students and the mission of NIU.

                                       Here are just a few ways to get back in touch with NIU:

                                       Become a member of the NIU Alumni Association. Membership will keep you connected
                                       to NIU through a wide variety of events that will give you a chance to meet fellow alumni
                                       as well as recent grads and current students. See the membership notice on page 37 for
                                       more information.

                                             Become a Huskie-2-Huskie alumni mentor. This professional networking program

               Member                        sponsored by the NIU Alumni Association helps students explore career fields
                                              through informational interviews with alumni volunteers. Students get information
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                                              and advice about prospective career paths as well as hints about resume writing,
                                               interviewing techniques, career planning, and job search techniques. You set the
                                               parameters for your involvement. Contact can range from a brief phone interview to
                                       an on-site visit at your workplace. This is not a job placement service and there is no expec-
                                       tation of future employment through your involvement. To learn more contact Amber
                                       Keyes at (815) 753-1452 or go to and click on “Programs” to find the
                                       Huskie-2-Huskie program.

                                       If you want to jump right in, come to our Career Seminar/Networking Night at 6:30 p.m.
                                       on Monday, September 22, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center on campus.
                                       Sponsored by our growing Student Alumni Association, there will be a speaker on career
                                       management and, most importantly, a chance for alumni to network with current NIU
                                       students at the reception to follow. Call the Alumni Association at (815) 753-1452 for
                                       more information.

                                        Individual colleges and departments also have programs that involve alumni in activities
                                   ranging from guest lecturing to professional networking. I urge you to make an effort to come
                                   back to campus this fall and get to know our current students and faculty. You will find that
                                   our students embody the traditional values that have been the hallmark of NIU: a strong work
                                   ethic combined with a keen intelligence and a desire to make a positive contribution to our
                                   nation and the world.

                     Northern Illinois University Magazine • Fall 2008

 page 6             Features
                    Dave’s Legacy                                     6
                    The good works of an NIU alumnus
                    continue in Iraq

                    The Art of Helping                                8
                    After a tragedy, one professional organization
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                    turns to what its members do best

                    Voluntourism in Costa Rica                       10
                    Paricipants in an NIU Alumni Travel Program
                    reach out to El Cacique School

                    2008 Donor Honor Roll                            14
                    Friends of NIU support the True North Campaign
page 10             and the February 14 Memorial Student Scholarship Fund

                    Northern Letters                             2
                    Inside NIU                                   3
                    Supporting Northern                        30
                    Huskie Sports                              32
                    Northern Notes                             34
          page 14       Alumni Travel Programs
                        Marriages and Births
                        In Memoriam
                    Last Look                                  45

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                              Editor                                                       The spring Northern        NIU art professor Manny Hernandez,
                      Michael P. Malone
                                                                                           Now was outstanding.       who was featured in “Simply Cleaning the
                       Associate Editor                                                     The memorial issue        Water” in the summer ’08 issue, reports that
                    Virginia Seymour, ’73                                                   that was part of          he has received considerable feedback on the
                          Art Director                                                      this edition very         article, which reported on his efforts to create
                           Jeff Strohm                                                      effectively put a         a system that provides safe drinking water
                                                                                             face on the tragedy      for residents in developing countries. One
                     Business Manager
                        Lee Ann Henry                                                        experienced on           notable response was a letter (the text of
                                                                                             the NIU campus.          which follows) from the U.S. ambassador to
                                                                       While we had all read the newspapers           the United Republic of Tanzania, Africa:
     Pat Anderson, M.S. ’04, Melissa Blake, ’05,
 Meg Kramarz, M.A. ’06, Angela Johansson, M.A. ’05,                    and watched the television coverage, your
     Kirsten Ruby, M.A. ’96, Jessica Schultz, ’98,                     assembly of the elements included in the       Dear Professor Hernandez,
                   Donna Turner                                        memorial issue touched home. Thank you          I read with great inspiration an article
                        Photographers                                  for the dignity and honor you provided         in Northern Now about your work. Of
    Robert Banke, Don Butler, ’71, M.S.Ed. ’03                         for those who lost their lives, and for        course, I was particularly interested and
          Wade Duerkes, ’99, M.F.A. ’06,                               those who carry on, the families, faculty      impressed with your service in Tanzania.
  George Tarbay, ’71, M.S.Ed. ’84, Scott Walstrom
                                                                       and students.                                       Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Far
                                                                       Mary E.Outlaw, M.S.Ed. ’80                    and away the best prize that life has to
   Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees                                                                     offer is the chance to work hard at work
                    Robert T. Boey                                     I wish to thank all those responsible for      worth doing.” I can see you have truly
              John R. Butler ’92, M.A. ’94                             the care and sensitivity displayed in the      found your prize!
              Cherilyn G. Murer, J.D. ’78
                                                                       content of the special memorial issue.              Few people have the dedication, let
            Manuel “Manny” Sanchez, ’70
           Myron E. Siegel, ’74, M.B.A. ’75
                                                                       This tragic event brings sadness to all.       alone the ability, to take their professional
                    Marc J. Strauss                                    NIU is truly a bonded family.                  skills and use them to lift up those in
       Barbara Giorgi Vella, M.S.Ed. ’87, J.D. ’92                     James W. Eyre, ’59                            need. Your teachings and your approach
                  DuJuan Smith, ’06                                                                                   to development will create a lasting legacy
                  John G. Peters, President                            My years as an art major at NIU were           that benefits generations to come.
                                                                       great! I enjoyed the instructors and classes        I believe that the great untold story
          Division of University Advancement
          Michael P. Malone, Vice President                            so much that I became an art teacher. I’ve     of America’s leadership is that we have
     Carlos Granados, ’80, Director of Publications                    taught both grade school and high school       people like you…leaders willing to give
 Joseph P. Matty, ’01, M.S.Ed. ’06, Executive Director,                art since graduating. Back in 1987 I read      their time, treasure, and talent for people
       Alumni Relations and Alumni Association                         in Northern Now that one of my favorite        they’ve never met, often in places they’ve
Mallory M. Simpson, Associate Vice President Development
                                                                       painting teachers, Edward Syrek, was very      never been, simply because they care.
  The opinions expressed in Northern Now do not necessarily reflect    ill. I sent him a card with a short note,      The article called you an ambassador for
         the official policies of Northern Illinois University.
                                                                       thinking that no more would come of it. I      Northern Illinois Universitybut I think
 Northern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative      didn’t think that he’d remember me from        you are an ambassador for the American
  Action Institution. Printed by authority of the State of Illinois.
                                                                       15 years before. He did. He sent me a          people. I’m grateful for what you’re doing.
   Northern Now (USPS 466-480) is published quarterly in fall,         Christmas card with a very nice, but sad,           I hope that if you get back to
    winter, spring, and summer by Northern Illinois University,
     DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828. Periodical postage paid at           note in it recalling our time at NIU, and      Tanzania, you’ll find time to stop by the
          DeKalb, Illinois, and additional mailing office.             elaborating on his health. I still have that   Embassy and talk more about your great
               Postmaster, send address changes to:                    card. I’ll be retiring from art education      work here. Thank you for all that you do!
              Advancement Services, Northern Now,                      in 2010. I just hope that I’ve inspired my
       Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115.
               NIU Switchboard: (815) 753-1000                         students as much as my instructors at NIU      Best Regards,
                                                                       did so many years ago.                         Mark Green
    Northern Now is published by Northern Illinois University,
         1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Illinois, 60115,                Lois Miller, ’73
    with additional financial support from the NIU Foundation.

                      (815) 753-6327

Individuals and organizations move February 14 fund forward
With a check for over $60,000, the Chicago White Sox are           Student Scholarship Fund now exceeds $600,000 and will be
now the largest donors to the February 14 Memorial Student         endowed so that it can provide significant scholarship support
Scholarship Fund. Their most recent gift represents money          for generations of NIU students. Other top donors include the
raised at the game between Northern and Notre Dame hosted          CME Foundation with a gift of $50,000 and Commonwealth
by the Sox at Cellular Field last April. The gift puts the White   Edison and TCF Bank who each gave $25,000.
Sox organization’s total giving to the fund                                                The scholarship fund was created to
over the $70,000 mark.                                                                help five highly deserving NIU students
     “Although NIU didn’t win on the field                                            live out their educational dreams each year
that day, the real winners are the students                                           in honor of the students who were killed at
who will benefit from the scholarship fund,”                                          NIU on Valentine’s Day, 2008. Recipients
says Brooks Boyer, vice president for the Sox.                                        will be known as Forward Together Forward
     The support from the Sox organization                                            scholars. Scholarships will be awarded based
has been very gratefully received by the NIU                                          on character and will be among the most
community. “The White Sox have shown the                                              prestigious on campus. The first five scholars
class of champions through their support of                                           will be named February 14, 2009. For more
NIU students and their involvement with                                               information, go to or
so many important causes in the Chicago                                               call 1-877-GIV2NIU.
region,” says Mike Malone, NIU’s vice presi-                                              President John Peters and the families of the
dent for university advancement.                                                      victims of the February 14 tragedy were guests of
     Thanks to the generosity of more than                                            the White Sox at the April 7 home opener. President
1,600 donors, the February 14 Memorial                                                Peters threw the first pitch that afternoon.

      Be a part of True North
      Ryan Cumpston had never been outside the country before he was selected to
      work on Professor Ross Powell’s research expedition to the North Pole. During
      the expedition Ryan worked side-by-side with scientists from all over the world,
      learning what it takes to be a professional researcher, a defining experience
      which made Ryan realize what he wanted to do with this life.
           True North, the first campaign for Northern Illinois University, is dedicated
      to providing opportunities like this to the students at NIU through the generous
      support of people like you.
           You can participate in True North today with your gift to the NIU Annual
      Fund and help more students, like Ryan, find their passion.

      Visit or call us toll-free at 1-877-GIV2NIU.                Ryan Cumpston, Graduate Student, Geology
                                                                                             Recipient, Brian Fugiel Memorial Scholarship

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NIU celebrates proton therapy
center groundbreaking
The Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research
Center became one step closer to reality in June when officials
celebrated an official groundbreaking at the center’s future site in
DuPage National Technology Park 30 miles west of Chicago.
     The state-of-the-art facility will offer proton therapy, an
advanced and highly effective form of radiation therapy currently
unavailable in Illinois. Non-invasive and painless, it is a preferred
                                                                        Groundbreaking participants include (from left): Kathryn Buettner,
treatment in many adult and pediatric cancers. NIU has played a
                                                                        vice president for external affairs; Eddie R. Williams, executive vice
leading role in development of plans for the $159-million center,       president and chief of operations; Cherilyn G. Murer, NIU Board of
which is scheduled to begin treating patients in 2010.                  Trustees chair; John Lewis, associate vice president of NIU Outreach
     The non-profit Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and              and executive director of NIPTRC; the Honorable J. Dennis Hastert,
Research Center will provide 110,000 square feet of space for           former Speaker of the House; John Peters, NIU president; and Robert
research, training and education purposes, four separate treat-         Schillerstrom, chair of the DuPage County Board.
ment rooms and two 190-ton gantries, each able to rotate around
the patient, delivering proton beams at optimal angles. The pro-        the proton therapy center as a hub of research, training and
ton beam, generated by a high-tech particle accelerator, is housed      education efforts. NIU will become the first public U.S. insti-
in a facility the size of a football field.                             tution of higher education concentrating on developing com-
     Notes John Lewis, the center’s executive director, “By pro-        prehensive educational programs that will teach specific job
viding this important cancer treatment option, the center will          skills necessary for proton therapy treatment centers here and
meet a vital need in the region. Equally important, we envision         across the world.”

Kudos to Northern students
Two Fulbright recipients, an orator and a journalist,
all of whom are current or recently graduated NIU stu-
dents, deserve kudos for their recent accomplishments.
     Fulbright fellowship recipientsgeology Ph.D.
student Matt Konfirst and Shari Meggs, a May grad-
                                                         Konfirst                   Meggs                    Simons                    Puterbaugh
uate who majored in communication studies—will
be working abroad for the coming academic year on                       ing category of the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association
fellowships they were awarded through the highly competitive            state tournament in March.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Konfirst will                                May graduate John Puterbaugh and recent editor of the
be engaged in climate change research in Germany and                    Northern Star, was named among the nation’s 100 most promis-
Meggs will work as an English language teaching assistant               ing student journalists by UWIRE, a community-driven service
in Hong Kong.                                                           devoted to the needs of student journalists. A seven-member
     Spanish language and literature major Kerri Simons and             panel considered 500 nominations from 132 campuses to com-
member of the NIU forensics team, took first-place in the               pile a list of recipients who have the “potential to shape the
Interstate Oratory Association national tournament last April.          media industry in the years ahead.” Puterbaugh learned of his
Her first-place oration on inflammatory breast cancer qualified         UWIRE recognition on the same day he started his first profes-
for the IOA tournament when she won the persuasive speak-               sional job in journalism at the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.

	       Northern Now
                                          Right: Dan Wiemer, one of the artists involved
                                          with the Huskies on Parade project, participated
                                          in a “meet the artist” event in July while working
                                          on two of his Huskie creations.

Huskies on Parade
Huskies on Parade, a public art project celebrating the bond between
NIU and the greater DeKalb/Sycamore community, is in full swing and will culminate
this fall during NIU’s Homecoming celebration. Some of the creatively designed fiber-
glass Huskies created for the project will be featured in the Homecoming parade and
will also be on display in the Alumni Village on game day October 18.
     The project, which is being coordinated by a group of community volunteers,
has attracted numerous sponsors including individuals, businesses, and organizations
that earlier this summer began purchasing the fiberglass Huskies in pairs—a 40-inch
dog and a 20-inch pup.
     Sponsors contracted with artists whose submitted design concepts met the
guidelines of the Huskies on Parade committee. Each sponsor retains ownership of
the larger Huskie and decides the location for its display; the pups remain the prop-
erty of the committee and will be available in a public online auction that will be held at a later date.
     Notes Rena Cotsones, executive director of NIU’s Community Relations Office, “The Huskies on Parade
project gives alumni the opportunity to participate in a fun and worthwhile cause—by sponsoring a Huskie that
can be displayed at their home or business and also by bidding on the Huskie pups—which ultimately benefits the
February 14 Memorial Student Scholarship Fund.”
	    For	more	information,	visit

NIU alumnus shines in Vince                                                            Art sales to benefit
Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show                                                         Feb. 14 Fund
Sebastian Maniscalco has come a long way since his days as                             Nationally recognized artist and teacher Mary
a communication studies major at NIU. After earning his B.S. degree                    Telfer Holden, ’79, and her students from McHenry
in 1995 in organizational/corporate communication, he headed off to                    County College, College of Lake County, and Elgin
Hollywood to try his hand at stand-up comedy. His big break came                       Community College will be showing their newest
when he landed a co-starring role in the recent film Vince Vaughn’s                    watercolor, oil and pastel artwork September 13-26
Wild West Comedy Show.                                                                 in Gallery 214 in the NIU School of Art’s Arends
     The film documents a 30-day, 30-show tour from Hollywood to                       Hall. The artists,
Chicago as four stand-up comedians, hand-selected by Vince Vaughn,                     who will be present
perform their unique brand of comedy on the tour. Maniscalco draws his                 at a reception on
routine primarily from his humble Chicago Italian upbringing.                          Thursday, September
     Describing the film experience as a dream come true, Maniscalco                   18, from 4:30 to 6:00
is enjoying national success as a stand-up comic. He has appeared on                   p.m., are donating 20
                                 Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show             per cent of all profits
                                  with Jay Leno, and the Late Late Show                from the showing to
                                  with Craig Ferguson. His performances                NIU’s February 14
                                  at comedy venues, such as Los Angeles’               Memorial Student
                                  world-famous Comedy Store, have won                  Scholarship Fund.
                                   critical acclaim.

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                Dave’s Legacy
                                                       By Melissa Blake, ’05

         NIU alumnus and 1st Lt. David Schultz (B.S.Ed. ’05) was many things to many people. He was first and foremost a
        doting father to his one-year-old son, Logan, and a devoted husband to his wife, Sabrina (B.S. ’05), also an NIU grad.
                   But Dave, as he was known to those closest to him, was also a son, friend, student, and soldier.

        Although he would not live to set up his first classroom as     reconnect again once Dave had been deployed.
   a traditional teacher, his lessons have already taught thousands          “I think he always had goodness in him,” Alfano says. “He
   at home and halfway around the world in Iraq. What started as        believed in helping others, and was shocked at the lack of basic
   a simple drive to bring joy and smiles to Iraqi school children      supplies that the people, particularly the children, had in Iraq.”
   has, in the words of Michelle Alfano, Dave’s teacher at Dwight            Dave was a very compassionate and helpful person, which
   D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois, “taken on a      suited him well in his work. Sabrina recalls Dave describing
   life of its own,” and shows no sign of slowing down, even in the     one of his experiences in Iraq. He was very saddened to see
   wake of his death Jan. 31 from indirect fire while serving in Iraq   that the children had so little, especially in the way of money
   with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.                         and supplies to further their education. A “modest” Dave wrote
        Dave and Sabrina’s story begins at NIU. During a residence      to family, friends and past teachers to ask for help to donate a
   hall association (RHA) meeting, he caught the eye of fellow          “couple of boxes”; he was very touched by the responses, Sabrina
   student Sabrina Randecker, and in perhaps one of their most          notes, and nearly everyone donated something.
   eventful years as a couple, they married, celebrated both their           That time and effort naturally led to the supplies and sports
   graduations from NIU and Dave’s graduation from the Army/            equipment drive, something that Bob McParland, the drive’s
   ROTC program in 2005. That same year, he joined the Army,            current coordinator and District 218’s public information
   and by June 2007 he was deployed to Iraq, less than two weeks        specialist, says has, “exceeded my wildest hope.” The efforts of
   before Logan’s birth.                                                donors, both individuals and organizations, have raised nearly
        Even before his work in the Army, Dave made it his mission      $6,000 and $1,500 worth of supplies; more than 200 boxes
   to help others, says Alfano. In the late ’90s, while a high school   stuffed to the brim with school supplies and soccer balls (one
   student, Dave worked with Alfano on various reaching out             of the children’s favorite sports) have found their way to Iraq
   types of projects, so it just seemed natural that the two would      thanks to McParland, as well as Dave and Sabrina’s friend

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1st Lt. Jason Lopez, who is still serving in Iraq and has taken        big deal, that he was merely doing what needed to be done.
over distribution of the supplies.                                          For all those reasons, Sabrina emphasizes, it is very
     Regardless of one’s view on the war, helping young men and        important to carry on Dave’s legacy. That’s part of the story
women in the military carry out missions of goodwill carries           Sabrina will tell Logan one day about his dad. She’ll tell him
with it great meaning, McParland says.                                 how selfless he was and how he loved to help others and of
     One little girl made quite an impression on Dave. As he was       course the amount of pride he felt serving his country. But more
passing out school supplies on one trip, he saw some older boys        than anything, she’ll tell him over and over how much his dad
trying to take away her supplies as she gripped them with all her      loved him. All Dave wanted was to be a dad.
might. It was Dave who ended up helping her protect them, a                 “Dave continuously told me while in Iraq before meeting
simple act which spoke volumes about his ultimate goals while          Logan, that ‘All I want to do is come home and meet my
stationed in the war-torn country.                                     son.’ And when he finally held him in his arms and could kiss
     “Another goal Dave had was to show the Iraqi people               and hug him, he said a huge weight had been lifted off his
and children that Americans are there to help and even in a            chest,” she recalls.
war-torn area, we still care, as well as to help establish a better         “I think it’s not only important to carry on Dave’s legacy for
relationship with the future of Iraq,” adds Sabrina.                   those who were close to him to make us feel like he is still very
     As more and more supplies are donated, they will continue         much around,” Sabrina says, “but to continue to show others they
to make their trip across the Atlantic, and at least for now, the      can make a difference in the world and even from such a distance
trips show no sign of stopping. Sabrina says she still hears from      help to bring peace and happiness in such a war-torn area.”
people who say they take comfort in Dave’s work because they                Thankfully, a part of Dave will always be with his NIU
can physically see the difference as evidenced in the photos he’d      family. There has been some discussion to start a scholarship in
bring home.                                                            his honor, which Sabrina says may take more shape this fall.
     “He shared pictures with me of days he’d pass out the supplies         And in front of the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
to the kids and the looks on their faces were priceless,” she adds.    lies a simple brick purchased by his family. It’s a comfort, says
“They were happy, and you could tell it meant a lot to the kids.”      Sabrina. A hero’s rightful return home.
     And how would Dave have reacted to all this generosity?                “I feel comforted thinking that a piece of him will be
Like he always did: modestly. And of course with appreciation,         there forever where we met, fell in love and began our future
Sabrina says, because that’s just the kind of man Dave was.            together,” she says. “It’s kind of a reminder that NIU was
     “He would always get excited when he’d have donation              a building block for so many things we learned and started
packages come in and I could hear that excitement in his voice         together and began there.”
over the phone, and I knew then how much it meant to him, and               David Schultz’s drive continues “full steam” notes
now I think he’d truly be touched and speechless,” Sabrina says.       McParland, adding that “every penny goes to buy supplies or
     Because when Dave began the drive, it was never about him.        pay for shipping.” To contribute, send a check, payable to
It was always about the kids. Any time Sabrina tried to pay him a      “District 218,” to Bob McParland, District 218, Administrative
compliment, he’d simply let it roll off his back as though it was no   Center, 10701 S. Kilpatrick, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453. N

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the art of

       After a tragedy, one        The scene was repeated untold thousands of times that afternoon
                                   of February 14. A phone call, an e-mail, a text message to turn
                                   on CNN. There was the disbelief, the shock, the grief. And then
       professional association    came the very human want—or, more accurately, need—to help.
                                        Colleges, universities, and organizations sent practical
       turns to what its           relief to the students and staff at Northern Illinois University
                                   immediately. The stories of counselors, therapy animals, and
       members know best           outpourings of support in the community and across the world
                                   are touching reminders of how connected we all are. Alumni,
                                   friends, families, former staff members, and local and national
                                   leaders all sent messages of support to NIU.
                                        Stacia Lynch, director of university marketing and
       By Kirsten Ruby, M.A. ’96   communications at Eastern Illinois University and member of
                                   UCDA, the University & College Designers Association, heard
                                   the news. “My heart is broken for NIU and those families,” she
                                   wrote to her colleagues on the UCDA List. “What can we do in
                                   the face of this?”
                                        The members of UCDA are a diverse group of thousands
                                   of designers, art directors, photographers, and design educators,
                                   all working in education. Its members create college viewbooks,

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alumni magazines, school websites, and teach the next                  Scholarship	Fund	Surpasses	Half-Million	Mark
generation of designers. They market and maintain university           The February 14th Memorial Student Scholarship Fund
brands. And for nearly 40 years, UCDA has brought them                 established in the aftermath of the February 14, 2008, tragedy
together to share ideas and gain inspiration. In February, the         has exceeded $600,000 in unsolicited gifts. “The response
impulse to assist in the time of loss, separated by time and           to the fund has been heartfelt and substantial,” says Mike
distance, gained momentum. UCDA drew on its strengths in               Malone, NIU’s vice president for university advancement.
creative communication to help.                                        “More than 1,600 individuals, companies, and foundations
     “I think we could be a presence,” wrote Lynch. Other              have contributed. We have had gifts from major corporations
members joined the conversation. Their diverse skills and              as well as dollars collected by middle-school students at a
interests merged into a project to leverage what they knew             birthday partyand everything in between.”
best—communication—into a meaningful contribution. UCDA                     The fund, which will be endowed, will provide annual
orchestrated a poster project, asking designers to create pieces       support for current students at NIU who demonstrate
that reflect some aspect of campus violence: the shock of the          exceptional strength of character in honor of those who
event itself, the heroism of the survivors, the importance of crisis   lost their lives on February 14, 2008. The first series of
preparedness.                                                          scholarships will be announced on the anniversary of
      “The response has been overwhelming,” says Tadson                the tragedy.
Bussey, ’90, executive director of UCDA and former associate                Those interested in making a contribution to the fund
director of NIU’s Office of Publications. “That February day was       should go to or call 1-877-GIV2NIU
a shocking reminder of how an ordinary day can turn tragic,”           (1-877-448-2648).
he continues. “The responses from the design community
illuminate the generous human impulse
to reach out to those who have suffered
a loss.”
     UCDA received more than 150
posters, from 122 artists, representing
21 states and 19 countries. More than
half are from non-UCDA members—
artists and designers who heard of the
project and used their talents to create
something for a college they may have
never visited and an association of
which they are not a member.
     The poster subjects range
from grief, to shock, to outrage, to
admonition. Some are not easy to view.
Some calm and pacify; others warn and
scare; many comfort and commune.
     The project, however, was more than an effort at self-            Above posters by: Darius Puzinas, Vijay Bhaskar, Gerry Greaney
expression. UCDA has printed all of the posters and is placing
them in an online auction that will run August 27-September
                                                                       When given the opportunity to participate in the UCDA Campus
5, with the proceeds benefitting NIU’s February 14 Memorial
Student Scholarship Fund. The posters and the auction can be           Violence Poster Project, I felt compelled to participate and contribute
found at                             something. Historically, the term ‘noblesse oblige’ has been used to imply
     The association is donating all printing and shipping
                                                                       that with wealth, power, and prestige also come responsibilities. I was
costs, and has included a selection of the posters in its member
magazine, Designer. The posters were also featured in an               raised to believe that, morally, not just the wealthy and powerful should
exhibition over the summer, in conjunction with the UCDA               feel obligated to assist others but that anyone in a position to help should
Design Education Summit, held on the NIU campus.                       do so. In this instance, I wanted to contribute in a tangible and concrete
     “The UCDA Campus Violence Poster Project is a small
way the design community hopes to contribute,” says Bussey.            manner to a project that might not only raise funds but also awareness,
“We’re just one of many voices reaching out to NIU to help             and, potentially, have a lasting impact.”
the healing.” N
                                                                       Ella Rue, New Jersey City University

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Alumni Travel Program explores

in Costa Rica
By Pat Anderson, M.S. ’04 and                                         In honor of our visit, we were invited to watch a
Meg Dougherty Kramarz, M.A. ’06                                 presentation of local Guanacaste dances organized by the
                                                                schoolchildren. After some initial shyness, the children
Pat Anderson is the director of Alumni Relations and            were quick to bond with the NIU travelers and smiles, hugs
coordinator of the NIU Alumni Travel Program. She was           and laughs overcame the language barrier.
the leader of this trip to Costa Rica in March.                       The Costa Rica trip was notable in that this was the
                                                                first time a service project has been incorporated into
Participants in any of NIU’s alumni travel programs know        an Alumni Association travel program. Donations were
that our trips provide excellent opportunities to see the       optional, yet every traveler gave generously–either bringing
world in comfort and ease. The Alumni Association plans         the items in an extra piece of luggage, or by purchasing
every detail of the itinerary to ensure an amazing experience   them in Santa Cruz the day before our visit to the school.
for each participant. The trip to Costa Rica this past March    Donations from our travelers included children’s books and
was no exception. Travelers experienced the rich culture        clothing, plastic cups and dishes, kitchen utensils, coloring
and biodiversity of Costa Rica, guided by local experts. But    books and crayons, school supplies, a DVD player, coffee
on this trip, the experience offered a little more–our alumni   maker, and blender. InterTrav Corporation, the travel
travelers had the opportunity to truly make a difference        company coordinating this trip, donated a large TV and a
in the lives of the local community by visiting El Cacique      multipurpose fax machine.
School in Playa Panamá, Costa Rica, and donating much-                Visiting the school became a highlight of the trip and
needed school supplies.                                         travelers felt proud and excited that they could help out and
     El Cacique School is a small, rural school with a          actually give back to the country in some small way. NIU
principal, four teachers, two classrooms, a kitchen and         alumni traveler Howard Heath left the school wanting to
a small yard. The school has no library or collection of        do more. “The trip to El Cacique School exceeded all my
books to supplement students’ textbooks. There were two         expectations. The children and staff were all warm and
computers in the school, but neither was functioning. The       friendly. My only regret is that as a retired computer teacher
teachers make do with the resources available, but it was       I couldn’t do more to upgrade their technology.”
evident that educating grades one through six, in addition            The principal and the teachers were very grateful,
to running a day care center, is a challenge.                   the children were happy and excited, and the travelers on
     We arrived in the morning and were greeted by              this Alumni Association-hosted trip were moved by the
a boisterous and excited crowd of students, the school          overwhelming feeling of giving back and helping out.
principal, and the teachers. “The happy, smiling faces that           To learn more about the group’s visit to El Cacique
greeted us as we got off the bus are a memory I will always     School, see the following pages for journal excerpts
treasure,” remarks Costa Rica traveler Donna Frazier. “We       and photos provided by trip participants Marilyn and
could readily tell that the children had been anticipating      Gary Bellert.
this day for quite some time. Their hugs and greetings just           For	more	information	on	the	NIU	Travel	Program,	
melted my heart. I can’t think of a better way to have spent    visit	and	click	on	“Travel”	or	call	(815)	
part of our time in Costa Rica!”                                753-1512.	

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                                                                       Voluntourism in Costa Rica

El Cacique School Journal Entry - March 13, 2008,
Marilyn and Gary Bellert, ’04, M.P.T. ’06, recorded their impressions of a visit to El Cacique School as participants in the NIU
Alumni Association travel program trip to Costa Rica. Marilyn has taken previous NIU trips to Venice and China and, on the
2007 alumni trip to Paris, she and Gary enjoyed their honeymoon. Marilyn works for NIU’s Division of Administration and
University Outreach; Gary is a physical therapist at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, Illinois. The Bellerts look forward to future
adventuresome travels with the NIU Alumni Association. (photos by Gary Bellert)

As the bus of NIU travelers pulled up, the Pride of Panama                    The students greeted the performers with boisterous
Beach (Playa Panamá) stood motionless in their colorful,                 applause, watched them carefully, and applauded heartily
folkloric costumes in the breezeway between their two                    at all the right times. The dancers themselves seemed quite
classrooms. The students, ages 8 to 10, had practiced                    delighted and thoroughly enjoyed their stylish performance.
traditional dances for a month and waited patiently as their                  The children performed five or six different dances
NIU visitors clambered off the bus and into the hard-packed              representative of the local culture. The dances were
dirt school yard of El Cacique School.                                   accompanied by music from a CD player. Before each was
      An enthusiastic and gracious school principal (above,              performed, the principal told us the traditional story to be
green shirt) told us how honored they were by our visit, the             portrayed. Throughout the program, the 35 or so children in
first ever by tourists to this two-classroom rural school. Pat           the audience watched politely. The longer they sat, however,
Anderson (above, black shirt), NIU alumni relations director             the more they began to giggle quietly about whose costume
and organizer of the trip, told them that we, too, were honored          was slipping and which boys were not in step. Just like kids
by their invitation and very proud to be there. NIU Associate            everywhere. On the whole, both dancers and audience gave a
Professor of Spanish Frances Jaeger was a trip participant               very fine performance.
and served as translator (above, pink shirt). After introducing               After the program, Pat Anderson presented the equipment
the school’s four teachers, the principal assembled the                  and supplies we brought to the delight of both teachers and
audience and led the dancers into a side yard. We found seats            students. Unfortunately, the list supplied to us by school staff
on benches and folding chairs, some of us in the hot sun and             was relatively limited compared to the needs we observed.
others under a tree with charming 4-year-old girls in cute               The requests were constrained by their modesty and by their
blue uniforms.                                                           limited ideas of what was possible. For instance, this school is

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an excellent candidate for class sets of $200 laptops. Their      schedules. Costa Rican schools teach algebra and geometry starting
two ancient computers were inoperable. In addition to a variety   in second grade, integrating subject matter vertically into the math
of electronics that would benefit students and teachers, the      curriculum as do many countries around the world. Teachers proudly
school needed maps, globes, science equipment, and books.         displayed students’ work, especially those written in beautiful cursive.
     In addition to the supplies, NIU visitors donated cash       A few students spoke English and a few of us spoke Spanish, so we
in the form of colones, the national currency of Costa Rica.      managed to learn about what they were doing in class.
The principal told us that she would use the cash to fund a            As we made our way back to the bus, students gave us
bus trip to a national shrine, a place where Costa Ricans and     pictures they had drawn with great care, signed on the back with all
Guatemalans, in the late 1850s, combined forces to defeat         their names. On the bus, we exchanged the pictures and stories of
American adventurer William Walker, who aspired to conquer        our talks with the students.
and enslave the native populations of Costa Rica and other             Pat Anderson often arranges school visits for NIU travel
Central American countries. Few students at El Cacique            groups. This school in Costa Rica was more than halfway around
School have traveled far from Panama Beach, much less to          the world from the well-equipped, new, fine arts pre-school we
the San Jose area in the Central Highlands. They will see         visited in Shanghai on the Alumni Association trip in fall 2006, and
DVDs about the places they will visit, using the donated DVD      every bit as interesting. As in Shanghai, the children of Panama
player. How ironic that the Americans are paying for these        Beach appeared to be healthy, loved, and happy at school. We all
Costa Rican students to learn about and celebrate the defeat      found the visit to El Cacique School to be a moving experience and
of one of our country’s more infamous colonial compatriots.       appreciated the chance to understand more about the lives and
     After the ceremonies, we spent quite a bit of time in the    education of Costa Rica’s children. N
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2008 Donor Honor Roll

                    Moving Forward, True North
                    This past year, more than 18,000 people helped change lives at
                    Northern Illinois University.
                         More than 18,000 people stood behind our community of teachers and learners with
                    tangible support. Recently, their generosity has helped guide us through challenging and
                    uncertain times. Now, that support is helping move us forward.
                         This past year, those 18,000 people became part of True North, the first campaign for
                    Northern Illinois University. In doing so, they have positioned us to continue to provide
                    access and opportunity to students who work hard, are grateful, and are ready to give back to
                    their university and wider communities.
                         On behalf of the students, faculty, and other members of the NIU community who
                    benefit from your generosity, we thank you all.
                         Behind each gift, there is a story. Together, those stories of strength, success, pride, and
                    compassion reveal the heart and soul of NIU.
                         We are pleased to present the 2008 Donor Honor Roll and to acknowledge a very spe-
                    cial group of people who have given $1,000 or more in the past year. With heartfelt grati-
                    tude, we list their names on the following pages.
                         We are deeply grateful to all of our alumni and friends who came together this past year
                    to nourish a culture of opportunity for deserving NIU students and to help our community
                    on its road to recovery.
                         Now more than ever, we appreciate your support as we move forward, together forward.


                                                                                            Cumulative Lifetime
                                                                                            Founders Forum
                    Robert L. Bovinette, M.S.Ed. ’65                                        Cumulative Annual
                    Chair, NIU Foundation Board of Directors                                Landmark Associates

                                                                                             $5,000,000+ 1895 Society
                    Mallory M. Simpson                                                       $1,000,000   John Peter Altgeld Society
                    President, NIU Foundation                                                $500,000     Joseph F. Glidden Society
                                                                                             $250,000     Isaac L. Ellwood Society
                                                                                             $100,000     Jacob Haish Society
                                                                                             $50,000      John W. Cook Society
                                                                                             $25,000      Castle Society
                                                                                             $10,000      Gargoyle Society
                                                                                             $5,000       Lagoon Society
                                                                                             $2,500       Island Society
                                                                                             $1,000       East Gates Society

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FounderS Forum
Lifetime Cumulative Giving • $50,000 and greater
The levels of the Founders Forum are named in honor of Northern Illinois University’s founders, and recognize donors for
their lifetime giving. Individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and organizations making cumulative lifetime
gifts totaling $50,000 and above are members of the Founders Forum.

1895	SocIeTy	                  iSAAc l. ellwood Society	    JAcob h AiSh Society          Patricia Wolf Smith
($5,000,000	or	greater)        ($250,000	-	$499,999)        ($100,000	-	$249,999)         Chester and Teresa Young
Individual                     Individual                   Individual                    Jerrold and Carol Zar
Dennis and Stacey Barsema      Robert and Georgena Beck     Paul and Mary Jo Arndt
                               W. E. and Ruth Briles        Adra Baker                    corporate,	Business,	or	
corporate,	Business,	or	       E. Eugene Carter and Rita    Brian and Reneé Bemis         organization	
organization	                     Rodriguez                 Robert and Doris Boey         Abbott Laboratories
UGS PLM Solutions–an           John and Nancy Castle        Bob Brigham                   Abbott Laboratories Fund
  EDS Company                  Kenneth and Ellen Chessick   Barton and Edna Burch         Acxiom Corporation
                               Tim and Nancy Dacy           Paul Burtness                 Allstate Insurance Company
John P. A ltgeld Society       Dean and Linda DeBiase       Nick and Kimberly Calamos     American National Bank of
($1,000,000	-	$4,999,999)      Jeffrey and Doreen Eckmann   Ryan and Julie Diem              DeKalb
Individual                     Robert and Mary English      Herb and Patricia Eldean      Amoco Research Center
Anonymous Donor                Estate of Howard Johnston    Estate of Jacqueline Feicht   AutoDesk Inventor
Ruth Ashelford Pollock         Clarence Hardgrove           Robert Fioretti               AutomationDirect
Gaylen and Joanne Larson       Donald and Donna Kieso       Stephen and Carol Goehl       Caterpillar, Incorporated
John and Tashia Morgridge      Elizabeth Lane               David and Diane Graf          Clorox Company
Jerome and Betty Rich          David Layman                 Frances Green                 DuKane Corporation
Richard Ryan                   Justin and Sherrone          Kevin Heneghan                Energy Systems Group, LLC
Raymond and Patricia Smerge       McCareins                 Margaret Hoffmann             First USA Bank, N.A.
Frances Wilkins                Jim and Helen Merritt        David and Fran Holman         Glory Educational Resource,
Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon    George Nahas                 David Inge and Charmaine         Incorporated
                               James and Lisa Palmer           Izzo-Inge                  Hy-line International
corporate,	Business,	or	       Sally Stevens                Anthony and Carolyn           Kohl’s Corporation
organization	                  William and Dian Taylor         Kambich                    McKesson Corporation
Baxter International,          Lester Trilla                Cindy Kempisty                MidWeek                          2008 Donor Honor Roll
   Incorporated                                             Thomas and Donna Kubik        Midwest Orthopaedic
                                                                                                                           The Office of Donor Relations
BP Amoco Corporation           corporate,	Business,	or	     James and Linda Mason            Institute, S.C.
                                                                                                                           is responsible for compiling this
IBM                            organization	                John and Laura Matson         Mitutoyo America
                                                                                                                           list of the university’s generous
Intergraph Corporation         Castle Bank                  Carla Montgomery                 Corporation
                                                                                                                           donors at their specific levels,
Motorola, Incorporated         Crowe Chizek & Company,      Lou Jean Moyer                National Trust for the
                                                                                                                           both annually, as well as lifetime
Roxboro, Incorporated             LLC                       Michael and Cherilyn Murer       Humanities
                                                                                                                           cumulative. contributions	made	
Scripps News Education Fund    DDB Chicago, Incorporated    Muriel Niemi                  NICOR Gas
                                                                                                                           from	July	1,	2007	through	June	
Shoe Factory Road, LLC         Digital Audio Disc           O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship      OMRON Electronics,
                                                                                                                           30,	2008	have	been	accounted	
Synopsys                          Corporation                  Trust                         Incorporated
                                                                                                                           for	in	this	listing. Every effort is
VeriBest, Incorporated         HSBC North America           Mike and Mira Pavlovic        Quark, Incorporated
                                                                                                                           made to ensure the accuracy of
                               Kishwaukee Community         Richard and Roxlyn Pepper     ShoreBank
                                                                                                                           this list. If you note an error or
JoSePh F. glidden Society         Hospital                  Harvey and Elizabeth          Siemens Building
                                                                                                                           omission, we would be grateful
($500,000	-	$999,999)          OTA LLC                         Plotnick                      Technologies, Incorporated
                                                                                                                           if you would bring it to our
Individual		                   Standard Register Company    David and Lynda Rasmussen     Square D Foundation
                                                                                                                           attention so that we may correct
Jerol and Jinny Andres         Xilinx, Incorporated         Thomas Roberts                TCF Foundation
                                                                                                                           our records.
David and Linda Nelson                                      Manuel and Pat Sanchez        Verizon Communications
Doug and Lynn Roberts          Foundation                   Tom and Shirley Scott            - Bloomington
                                                                                                                           Please	address	all	concerns	to:
                               Caterpillar Foundation       Lester Smith                  Village Commons Bookstore
                                                                                                                           Office of Donor Relations
corporate,	Business,	or	       KPMG LLP Foundation          Tony and Chris Speiser        Woodward Governor
                                                                                                                           Northern Illinois University
organization	                  Motorola Foundation          Jerry and Laurie Steinborn       Company
BP Foundation, Incorporated    Omron Foundation,            Michael and Trisha Strachan   Yale University
                                                                                                                           Altgeld Hall 138
Illinois Association of          Incorporated               Unidentified Donors
                                                                                                                           DeKalb, IL 60115
   School Business Officials   Scheinfeld Foundation        Lynne Waldeland               Foundation
Microsoft - Great Plains       Verizon Communications       R. Duke and Marillyn          Charles Stewart Mott             Telephone: (815) 753-5421
   Softbite Solutions            Foundation                    Watson                       Foundation                     Email:
National Bank & Trust                                       Robert and Kathy Wheeler
   Company of Sycamore

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                                                 Chicago Association of         Michael Korcek                 Lin Engineering
                                                    Direct Marketing            John and Lili La Tourette      Lincolnshire West
                                                    Education Foundation        Gary and Ruth Longman             Apartments
                                                 DeKalb County Community        Michael and Louise             MATLAB
                                                    Foundation                     McSweeney                   Microsoft Corporation
                                                 DeKalb Genetics Foundation     William and Josephine          Mike Mooney, Incorporated
                                                 Hamilton Sundstrand               Monat                       Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
                                                    Foundation                  Clark and Arlene Neher         NI Publishing
                                                 Ideal Industries Foundation    Jay Oprins and Cynthia         Ohmite Manufacturing
                                                 James S. Kemper Foundation        Christensen                    Company
                                                 John D. and Catherine T.       David and Rebecca Petzke       Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni
                                                    MacArthur Foundation        James Pick and Rosalyn         Philip Morris Companies,
                                                 Morris Goldseker Foundation       Laudati                        Incorporated
                                                    of Maryland, Incorporated   Sarajean Ruttenberg*           Plante & Moran, PLLC
                                                 Zeke Giorgi Memorial           Vincent and Kelly Scott        PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                    Scholarship Fund            Anonymous Donor                   L.L.P. - N.Y.
                                                                                Randy Shelton                  Resource Bank N.A.
                                                 John w. cook Society           Kathy Siebrasse                Riverfront Chrysler
                                                 ($50,000	-	$99,999)            Harry and Jaymie Simmon           Plymouth Jeep Eagle
                                                 Individual                     Patrick and Christalyn         Ruth McCormick Tankersley
                                                 Charles and Ann Achilles          Simpson                        Charitable Trust
                                                 Merlyn and Donita Albright     Diane Ragains Slawin           Safety-Kleen Corporation
                                                 Anonymous Donor                Steven Sliga                   Sears, Roebuck & Company
                                                 Anonymous Donor                Jerome and Ging Smith          Seismic Micro Technology,
                                                 Richard and Dorothy Arnold     Linda Sons                        Incorporated
                                                 Gary and Gloria Baumgartner    Dean Stieber                   STAC Scholarship Fund,
                                                 Christopher and Sandra         Carl and Cynthia Stiehl           Incorporated
                                                    Baynas                      Steven and Kelly Truckenbrod   State Bank of St. Charles
                                                 William and Priscilla Boston   David and Dawn Waltrip         Stratford Inn/Carls Fargo
                                                 Julius and Joycelyn Brasini    Alexander Wenner               Streng Designs
                                                 Robert and Gertrude            Donald and Helen Westlake      Suburban Apartments
                                                    Brigham                     Alice Wilbur                   Target
                                                 David and Dorothy Broderick    James and Moke Chee Wolter     TCF National Bank
                                                 Gary and Mary Burge                                           Texor Petroleum Company
                                                 Thomas and Patricia Callahan   corporate,	Business,	or	       Tom McClain Ford Mercury
                                                 Richard and Thecla Cooler      organization                   Vale Industries, Incorporated
                                                 Henry de Fiebre and            Alta Via Consulting, LLC       Verizon Wireless
                                                    Karen Rothe                 Amsted Industries,             Walgreen Benefit Fund
                                                 Dennis and Debra Dean             Incorporated                Wal-Mart Corporate Office

“If it weren’t for the wonderful                 Ralph and Gloria Dickerson
                                                 Harold Doweiko
                                                                                Cambridge Square
                                                                                                               Warady & Davis LLP CPA
                                                                                                                  and Consultants
                                                 Fred Eychaner                  Anonymous Donor
people who support NIU, I                        John and Laura Fairfield
                                                 John and Janis Felver
                                                                                CME Foundation
                                                                                Comcast Financial Agency
                                                                                                               American Honda Foundation
                                                 Margaret Florio                   Corporation                 Ayco Charitable Foundation
might not be a Huskie today.                     Donald and Lynne Fortunato     Elburn Scholarship Fund        Dillon Foundation
                                                 Craig and Mary Kay             Fairway Network                Ernst & Young Foundation

Now that’s unthinkable!”                            Funkhouser
                                                 Steven and Michele Glasgow
                                                                                First of America
                                                                                                               Gannett Foundation
                                                                                                               Henry Luce Foundation,
                                                 John and Judith Gurley         Fox Valley Ford,                  Incorporated
                                                 Richard Hahin                     Incorporated                John Deere Foundation
Gifted viola player Anna Bross chose NIU         Thomas Harvey                  Friends of Michael J.          Joyce Foundation
                                                 Al Haynes                         Madigan                     Liberace Foundation for
over other nationally renowned schools to play   Jim and Kathy Hendricks        HILTI, Incorporated               Performing & Creative Arts
under the tutelage of the Avalon Quartet.        Craig Holderness               ISR, Incorporated
                                                 Stephen Kalber                 I.U.N.
                                                 Anne Kaplan                    Jim Felts Mitsubishi
                                                 Marguerite Key                 Joyce Superstore
                                                 Terry and Linda Kirch          Kraft Foods, Incorporated
                                                 Josephine Korcek               Laser System

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lAndmArk ASSociAteS
Cumulative Annual Giving • $1,000 and greater
The recognition levels of the Landmark Society are named after historical landmarks on the Northern Illinois University campus.
The different levels follow a path from the East Gates, to the Island, to the Lagoon, to the Gargoyles on Altgeld Hall, and finally
to the Castle that is Altgeld Hall. Individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and organizations making cumulative
annual gifts totaling $1,000 and greater in a given fiscal	year	(July	1–	June	30) are members of the Landmark Associates.

cAStle Society                 corporate,	Business,	or	       Paul Burtness                 corporate,	Business,	or	       Foundation
($25,000	or	greater)           organization                   Dean Ducray                   organization                   Allstate Foundation
Individual                     Abbott Laboratories Fund       Robert and Mary English       Acxiom Corporation             Chicago Association of
Renie Adams and David          Ashland Apartments             Anonymous Donor               Alta Via Consulting, LLC         Direct Marketing
   Wagner                      AutomationDirect               Steven and Michele Glasgow    American National Bank           Education Foundation
Jerol and Jinny Andres         Cambridge Square               Stephen and Carol Goehl          of DeKalb                   Grant Thornton Foundation
Ruth Ashelford Pollock           Townhomes                    David and Diane Graf          CDW Computer Centers,          KPMG LLP Foundation
Adra Baker                     Castle Bank                    Andrew and Linda Hannigan        Incorporated                Nevada Community
Dennis and Stacey Barsema      Caterpillar, Incorporated      Michael and Amy Hartke        Comcast Financial Agency         Foundation
Brian and Reneé Bemis          Commonwealth Edison            Thomas Harvey                    Corporation                 Rosebud Foundation
Bob Brigham                      Company                      Dave and Karen Heide          Dell - ASAP Software           TCF Foundation
W. E. and Ruth Briles          Crowe Chizek & Company,        David and Fran Holman         Effner Financial Group,        Trustees of Crowe Foundation
Gary and Mary Burge              LLC                          Harriett Kallich                 Incorporated                WellPoint Foundation,
Nick and Kimberly Calamos      Enterprise Rent-A-Car          Terry and Linda Kirch         Elliott & Wood, Incorporated     Incorporated
John and Nancy Castle            of Chicago                   Thomas and Donna Kubik        Energy Systems Group, LLC
Kenneth and Ellen Chessick     HSBC North America             Susan Lambert                 Experience Saturn              l Agoon Society	
Tim and Nancy Dacy             Kishwaukee Community           Elizabeth Lane                Fox Valley Ford Incorporated   ($5,000	-	$9,999)
Dean and Linda DeBiase           Hospital                     Bill and Paula LeRoy          GEICO                          Individual	
Jeffrey and Doreen Eckmann     Kohl’s Corporation             Anthony and Carol Manne       Gerald Nissan Subaru           Charles and Ann Achilles
Estate of Bettylou Burton      McKesson Corporation           Christopher and Lorraine      Goehl Financial Services,      Brian and Jennifer Alves
Estate of Howard Johnston      Mitutoyo America                  Millington                    Incorporated                Kapila Anand
Estate of Jeannie Hainds         Corporation                  William and Josephine         HILTI, Incorporated            Harry and Kimberly Argires
Estate of Joyce C. Pugh        Molex, Incorporated               Monat                      Hy-line International          Richard and Tamara Beck
Estate of Phillip Morris       National Bank & Trust          Carla Montgomery              Kish Health System             Jeanne Bemi
Estate of Ruth A. Kovacevich     Company of Sycamore          George Nahas                  KPMG LLP                       David and Gloria Berger
Raymond Fugiel                 OfficeMax                      David and Karen Nargis        Liberty Mutual                 Gregory and Susan Bergmann
Mary Lou Getschman             UGS PLM Solutions–an           George and Ann Nemanich       Lincolnshire West Apartments   John and Margaret Beyer
Richard Gunther and              EDS Company                  Jay Oprins and Cynthia        Mike Mooney, Incorporated      Lee and Sherrill Blankenship
   Colleen McLaughlin          Wal-Mart Corporate Office         Christensen                Pearson Education              Robert and Doris Boey
Stephen Kalber                 Anonymous Donor                Dorice Pepin                  Peters GMC                     Robert and Pamela Bowman
Anthony and Carolyn                                           David and Rebecca Petzke      Resource Bank N.A.             Julius and Joycelyn Brasini
   Kambich                     Foundation                     James Pick and Rosalyn        Richard L. Turner, Jr.,        Donald and Christine
Gaylen and Joanne Larson       CME Foundation                    Laudati                       Attorney at Law                Coglianese
David Layman                   DeKalb Genetics Foundation     Ronald and Nancy Proesel      Riverfront Chrysler            Dennis and Debra Dean
James and Linda Mason          Pepper Family Foundation       Manuel and Pat Sanchez           Plymouth Jeep Eagle         Jeri Delaney
Justin and Sherrone            Scripps News Education Fund    Tom and Shirley Scott         Rock River Provision           Daniel and Mindy DeVito
   McCareins                                                  Vincent and Kelly Scott       ShoreBank                      Estate of Mary Barr
Michael and Cherilyn Murer     gArgoyle Society               John Shigley                  St. Charles Toyota             Estate of Ruth Collier-Barr
David and Linda Nelson         ($10,000	-	$24,999)            Tony and Chris Speiser        Suburban Apartments            John and Janis Felver
Mike and Mira Pavlovic         Individual	                    Michael and Trisha Strachan   Target                         Robert Fioretti
M. Joan Popp                   Dennis and Jacqueline          Harlan Teller                 TCF National Bank              Norm and Marion Gilbert
Jerome and Betty Rich             Anderson                    Lester Trilla                 Texor Petroleum Company        Kenneth and Violet
Doug and Lynn Roberts          Paul and Mary Jo Arndt         Lynne Waldeland               Village Commons Bookstore         Goodheart
Richard Ryan                   Gary and Gloria                Eric Wasowicz and Ann         W. W. Grainger                 Geoffrey and Sarah Gordon
Raymond and Patricia              Baumgartner                    Lawrence                   Warady & Davis LLP CPA         Stephen and Corinne
   Smerge                      Richard and Dorathea Beard     Alice Wilbur                     and Consultants                Hajdukovic
Jerry and Laurie Steinborn     Robert and Georgena Beck       Michael and Kathi Wood        Wells Fargo Financial          Jim and Kathy Hendricks
William and Dian Taylor        Howard Blietz and Carol        Robert and Stephany           Westside Dodge                 Linda Hime
Anonymous Donor                   Jacobsen-Blietz                Yarbrough                                                 Phil and Linda Horvath
Robert and Kathy Wheeler       William and Priscilla Boston   Jerrold and Carol Zar                                        Ernest Iannotta
Chester and Teresa Young       Michael Brown                                                                               Anne Kaplan

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Anonymous Donor               Experian                      Jeffery and Barbara Camplin   Monica Morganstein             Haymaker Enterprises,
Paul and Karen Keglevic       FHN                           Tom and Debbie Carls          Robert and Louise Morris          Incorporated, DBA Fattys
John Kemnitz                  First Investors Corporation   Daniel and Marilyn Chapin     Lou Jean Moyer                 Hollywood Casino Aurora,
Marguerite Key                Friends of Michael J.         Clemens and Pamela Ciupke     Darrell and Betty Newell          Incorporated
Bernice Kirkus                   Madigan                    Lee and Mary Corso            Bill and Joyce Nicklas         Indian Oaks Country Club
Janet Kitterle                International Truck &         Michael and Patricia Cullen   O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship       Lincoln Inn Family
Josephine Korcek                 Engine Corporation         Anonymous Donor                  Trust                          Restaurant & Bakery
Dennis* and Pamela Larsen     Keay & Costello, P.C.         Jack and Nancy Dean           David and Jo Ann O’Hara        Madison Dearborn Partners,
Gregory and Sally Lewis       Ken Spears Construction,      Betty DeGunther               Erwin and Jodi Pearlman           LLC
Joseph and Lauren Locke          Incorporated               Joyce DeWinter                Daniel and Mary Petersen       Mendelssohn Performing
Virginia Lovering             Klein, Thorpe and             Michael Dimitriou             Deborah Pierce and                Arts Center
John and Doris Ludes             Jenkins, Ltd.              Harold Doweiko                   Robert Fine                 Millward Brown,
Frank and Julie Mann          Lindgren, Callihan, Van       Rege and Alexis Eisaman       Perry and Julia Plescia           Incorporated
Jeffrey Markert                  Osdol & Company, Ltd.      Richard and Joyce Escalante   Martin and Christy Pocs        Mitchell’s Orland Park
Colette Michael               Michael R. Stolz Insurance    Daniel and Anne Feely         Kenneth and Jacqueline            Flowers
Clark and Arlene Neher        Miller Cooper &               James and Deborah Fransen        Redman                      Northeastern IL Chapter,
John and Barbara Peters          Company, Ltd.              Douglas Free                  Tony and Lynn Risica              NECA
Harvey and Elizabeth          Motivation Excellence,        Allen and Marian Frerichs     John and Robin Roberts         Pearson Royalty Accounting
   Plotnick                      Incorporated               Marjorie Glacking             Raymond Roberts                Pizza Villa
David and Lynda Rasmussen     Nissan of St. Charles         Norman and Bonnie             Edward and Debbie Rosenow      Rock Valley College
Thomas Roberts                NIU Annuitants Association       Goldstein                  William and Kathy Scarpaci     Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant
Jeff and Lynda Rolczynski     Pete Harkness Auto Group      Lyndon and Roslyn Haddock     Robert and Lois Self           RSM McGladrey,
David and Cheryl Ross         Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni        Martin and Jody Hahn          John and Jackie Simon             Incorporated
Bob Rothkopf and Cathy        Quaker Oats Company           Tom and Susan Hamlink         David and Karen Sinason        Ryan & Company
   McCulley                   Siemens Product Lifecycle     Joseph Hartman                Diane Ragains Slawin           Shelley’s
John and Virginia Sall           Management Software        David Hedin and Mary          Linda Sons                     Shure Incorporated
Matthew and Amy Sapp             Incorporated                  Gendusa-Hedin              Ronald and Lorene Steffes      Stratford Inn/Carls Fargo
Harry and Jaymie Simmon       South Pointe Greens,          Robert and Barbara            Jason Sterling and Beifei Yu   Sylvan Learning Center
Melvin and Natalie Simon         Incorporated                  Heimerdinger               Cherry Stoddard and            Taco Bell
Mallory Simpson and           Terelle Company               Margaret Hoffmann                Donald Babo                 Tanglewood Resort &
   Gregory Schatzle           Tom McClain Ford Mercury      Michael Hollenbeck            Steven and Lori Tesdahl           Conference Center
Robert Singleton              Underwriters Laboratories,    Glenn and Sharon Hollister    Manfred* and Dot Thullen       Tax Executives Institute
Steven Sliga                     Incorporated               Anthony and Debra Iosco       Steven and Kelly Truckenbrod   TSI–Transforming
Christian Smith               Unitrin, Incorporated         Pete and Char Johnson         Brett and Cynthia Tucker          Solutions, Incorporated
Jerome and Ging Smith         Whiteford Properties,         Harold and Cecelia Kafer      Richard and Jean Tyska         University United Methodist
Anonymous Donor                  Incorporated               Robert and Donnalee Klatt     Charles Ueng and Yuh Jye          Church
Sally Stevens                 Yaskawa Electric America,     Michael Korcek                   Chang                       Whitman Catering
Dean Stieber                     Incorporated               Bob and Carol Kornecki        Janet Viane
Mike and Linda Stolz                                        Frederick Krueger             Jeffery and Cheryl Wallem      Foundation
Alfred Tatum                  Foundation                    David and Sherry LaCerra      Marilyn Wax                    Accenture Foundation
John and Cheri Tierney        Deluxe Corporation            Jordan and Deborah Lamm       Donald and Helen Westlake         Incorporated
Anonymous Donor                 Foundation                  James and Lynn Latanski       Clair Williams                 Chicago SPE Educational
David and Dawn Waltrip        TMA Education Foundation      David Lipien and Jill         Joseph and Sandra Wisniewski      Foundation, Incorporated
Robert and Sally Webber                                        Mailander-Lipien           Andrew and Tania Young         Illinois Bar Foundation
Alexander Wenner              iSlAnd Society                Linda Liston                  Steven Young and Elizabeth     Santa Barbara Foundation
Janet Wessel                  ($2,500	-	$4,999)             Gary and Ruth Longman            Jacobson Young              Vanguard Charitable
Kevin and Mary Whiteford      Individual                    George and Margaret           David Yurman                      Endowment Program
Patricia Wolf Smith           Carl and Cynthia Albright        Madden
James and Moke Chee Wolter    James and Marilyn Anderson    Joseph and Laura Maniola      corporate,	Business,	or	       e ASt gAteS Society
Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon   Raymond Anderson              Joyce Marcus                  organization                   ($1,000	-	$2,499)
Lorrie Zogg-Stork and         Rodney and Joyce Angotti      Jim Martin and Marie          AMCORE Bank, N.A.              Individual
   Jim Stork                  James and Audrey Banovetz        Petersons                  Aurora University              Richard and Karen
                              Judith Bischoff               Claude and Lynda              BDO Seidman, LLP                  Abramowski
corporate,	Business,	or	      Robert Bovinette and Yvonne      McKibben                   Beta Alpha Psi                 David Agazzi
organization                     Truesdell-Bovinette        Keith McNiff                  Careerbuilder, LLC             Jeff Ainsworth
Allstate Insurance Company    David Bower and Denise        Leanne McRill                 Direct Response Web            Audrey Anderson
Cintas Corporation               Bellezzo                   Thomas Merritt                  Solutions, Incorporated      Erik Anderson
Clifton Gunderson, LLP        Charles Bradt                 Paul and Patricia Michel      Fluid Power Engineering        James and Martha Anderson
College Square Apartments     Thomas Braje                  Jeffrey and Sheila Mina       Grant Thornton, LLP            Richard Anderson
Enterprise Rent-A-Car         Jim and Deborah Brucker       George and Nancy Mitchell     Greenlee Textron               Rich Antonacci

*deceased                                                                                 *deceased
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Louis and Alexandra Apostol     Natalie Churyk                 Robert and Sandra Flick
Dominick and Judy Archer        Jennifer Clark                 Cary and Helene Flynn
Jerry and Ruth Armstrong        John and Camilla Clarke        Daniel Foltyniewicz
Richard and Dorothy Arnold      Raymond and Joan Clay          Philip and Traci Fontana
David and Rebecca Ayer          David and Lauretta Clayton     Bruce and Bonnie Forster
Steven Azar                     Kevin and Roberta Cleary       Kent and Becky Foster
David and Sandra Baethke        Terry and Kay Clemans          Barry and Debbie Franklin
Charles and Michele Bahr        Tim and Christine Cole         Steven and Mary Frintner
David Baker                     Douglas and Valerie Colletti   Craig and Mary Kay
William and Karen Baker         Dennis and Martha Collins         Funkhouser
Ronald and Carol                William Coogan                 Mary Furner
   Ballschmiede                 Gary and Patricia Cordes       Deepak Gangadharan
Jeanne Banovetz Forbes          Michael and Norma Cornell      Marshneil and Stephanie Gay
Brad and Patricia Barenbrugge   Susan Cosmos and               Daniel Gebo and Marian
Arthur Barsema                     Tammy Lusher                   Dagosto
Avi and Elizabeth Bass          Joseph and Joanne Costa        Nicholas Gialamas
Joe and Cynthia Baumgart        Cheryl Crates                  Michael Giese and Kristyn
James and Laurie Beamish        Kerry Craven                      Krzyzaniak
Ronald and Steffnie Beck        Susan Crawford                 Norden Gilbert and
Charles Behnke                  Joseph and Marianne               Benjamin Thomas
Gary and Marilyn Bellert           Cullinane                   Ray and Susan Gillette
Peter Berka                     Phyllis Cunningham             Michael and Linda Gold
Dale and Mary Berman            Frank and Diane Cushing        David Goldblum and
James and Joan Bickler          James and Diana Cusser            Lesley Rigg
Terrence and Lilli Bishop       John and Sharon Daniels        Robert Grabner
Robert and Ann Blouin           Duke and Sue Davenport         Arthur Graffam
Howard Blumstein and            Mary Davis                     Carmen and Michelle Green
   Barbara Macikas              Ron Delisi                     Michael and Lisa Green
Raymond and Cheryl Bolek        Allan and Joanne Dempsey       Isaac Greene
Ronald Bonneau                  Robert and Joan Der            Robert and Patricia
Eric Boquist                    Joseph and Anna DeSplinter        Gregolunas
Richard and Marcia Born         Lila Dole                      Kenneth Greisman
Andrew Bosch                    Ira Dolin and Jane Snorek      Dennis and Patricia Gurney
Clifford and Joan Bottigliero   Stephen and Cathy Doonan       Mariann Guyon Olivier and
David Bovenzi                   Richard and Sharon Dowen          Brian Olivier
David and Kelli Brand           Nicholas Duffy                 Arthur and Patricia Guzzetta
Harold and Susan Brand          Cherie Durfee-Smith and        Barry and Carolyn Haber
John Broderick                     Beryl Smith                 C. W. T. Hagelman
Dorothy Brody                   David and Kathleen Dvorak      Daniel and Suzanna
Brett and Laura Brown           Stephen and Jill Eckel            Halverson
David and Colleen Brown         James and Rena Ellzy           Liz Hamilton
Sharon Brunelle and
   Robert Rosholt
                                Steve and Francine Erenburg
                                Deborah Erickson and
                                                               Shirley Hamilton-Nehring
                                                               Arnold Hampel and
                                                                                              “Before you become a leader,
David and B. Rae Buckley
Kenneth and Penny Cameron
                                   Michael Fried
                                Dorothy Erickson
                                                                  Denise Kennedy
                                                               Nancy Hannafin and             you have to learn how to
Bradley and Pamela Capes        Joel and Madonna Erickson         Jeffery Korleski
Mort and Ann Carrel
Charles and Nancy Carroll
                                Robert and Connie Erickson
                                Paul and Karen Ernst
                                                               Bob and Jan Hansen
                                                               Susan Hansfield and
                                                                                              follow one.”
John and Effie Cassiani         Estate of Jean Dewey              Linda Krone
Virginia Cassidy                Gary and Julie Evans           Regina Harris                  Terry Johnson is a 2008 graduate in
Anthony and Janet               Scott and Barbara Ewing        William Hartig
   Castelluccio                 Janyce Fadden                  Joseph Hasse                   electrical engineering and is working for
William Cernugel                Jim and Pamela Faggetti        James and Karen Hayman
William and Nancy Chagares      Edward and Carrie              Ryan Hayman
                                                                                              Hamilton-Sundstrand on the main power
Robert Chewning and                Falkenhayn                  Al Haynes                      system of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
   Rebecca Hoger                Jeffery and Kathleen Farren    Max and Anita Heide
Michael and Angela Chihoski     Walid Fikri                    Stephen and Mary Jo
John and Audrey Chiricotti      Lucille Fink                      Herseth
John and Bonnie Chojnicki       Donnie and Lynn Fisher         Marilyn Hess
John and Margaret Christiano    Henwood and Cathy Flesher      Rosalie Hewitt

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                                                  Bradley Hoey                 James Lentz                    Elizabeth Patterson
                                                  Craig Holderness             Henry and Eva Leonard          Andrew and Rita Patti
                                                  Warren and Carol Holdridge   Keith Liden                    John and Jennifer Payne
                                                  Jack and Colleen Holmbeck    Leonard and Gail Lieberman     John Pedersen
                                                  J. David and Rebecca Hood    James and Kathy Lockard        Eric and Marita Peralta
                                                  William and Kim Hood         Jim Locke                      John Peterson
                                                  Terrence and Jill Horan      Dan Long                       Ronald Petrini and Judy
                                                  Theresa Horvath              James Luebchow and                Hess Petrini
                                                  Paul Houdek                     Harriet Holderness          Jim and Laura Phillips
                                                  Anonymous Donor              Brigid Lusk                    Jan Piersall
                                                  Leonard Hudson               Steven and Kathleen Mair       Brad and Linda Pietens
                                                  David and Laura Hunter       Mike and Anne Malone           Michael Pifko
                                                  C. R. and Barbara Iannone    Charles and Karen Maloney      James and Rita Planey
                                                  Stephen Irving and Teresa    Thomas and Regina Mann         Tom Pomatto
                                                     Swedberg Irving           Keith Martin                   Raymond and Nancy Powers
                                                  Clarissa Jahn                Richard and Elizabeth Martin   David Pratt
                                                  Tom and Jan Jakobsen         William Marutzky               Susan Pratt
                                                  Karla Jenkins                Mark and Linda Matuszewski     SanDee Priser
                                                  David and Laurel Jeris       Elaine McAuliffe and           Robert and Mary Pritchard
                                                  David and Lynn Jeskey           Dale Bottom                 Ronald and Barbara
                                                  Jerry and Annette Johns      James and Carol McCann            Provencher
                                                  Larry and Candace Johnson    James and Jean McClung         Carole Pyle
                                                  Robert and Norma Johnson     Vincent McGirr                 Richard Quist
                                                  William Johnson              Michael and Warrene            Earl and Cynthia Rachowicz
                                                  Gary and Carolyn Jones          McNamara                    Michael and Susan Radtke
                                                  Kyle Jordan                  James and Treva McPhedran      Gordon and Virginia
                                                  Joe and Vicki Josephson      Steven and Mary McPherson         Rasmussen
                                                  Richard Joslin               James and Sue Mellard          Michael Redmond
                                                  David and Erin Kaegebein     Ronald and Kathy Merriman      Peter Regas
                                                  Gary and Nancy Kass          Harvey and Patricia Meyers     Adam and Rose Regelbrugge
                                                  Ryan and Beth Keane          Mary Milano                    Joseph and Brenda Reifenberg
                                                  Michael and Melinda Keck     Bob Miller                     Kenneth and Kristin Reiter
                                                  Matthew and Susan Keeley     Eric Miller                    David Repp
                                                  Joseph Kenny                 Linda Miller                   James and Lori Reynolds
                                                  Donald and Donna Kieso       Scott and Kathy Miller         Michael Richards
                                                  Jeffrey and Deborah Kilrea   Steve and Janice Milner        Rich Richter

“I’m taking my first class in my
                                                  Lynne King Roberts           Susan Mini                     Robert Ricklefs
                                                  Kevin and La Veta Kirby      William and Dolores            Janan Rieff
                                                  Barry and Melanie Kohn          Minkema                     John Riley
major this fall. I’m excited...                   Marcia Kolvitz and A. Eric
                                                                               Kristina Misic
                                                                               Donald Morris
                                                                                                              Bradley Roegner
                                                                                                              Ruth Rohde
                                                  David and Sheila             Markos Moulitsas               James and Deborah Rose
and a little nervous. I really                       Koronkiewicz
                                                  Kenneth and Judith Kostal
                                                                               Vivek and Laurie Mullick
                                                                               Edward and Laurel Murnane
                                                                                                              Brian and Alison Rosenow
                                                                                                              Kathleen Ross

appreciate the challenges and                     Gary and Isabelle Kovarik
                                                  Ray Krause
                                                                               Lewis and Mimi Myers
                                                                               David and Carol Nelson
                                                                                                              Stephen and Kelly Rossbach
                                                                                                              Victor Russell and Edwin
                                                  Bryan Kreske                 Roger and Marjorie Nelson         Bierzychudek
support I’ve found here.”                         Andrew and Gail Krmenec
                                                  Michael and Christine
                                                                               Michael and Tina Neubeck
                                                                               Michael Nicolas
                                                                                                              Michael and Donna Salnick
                                                                                                              Robert Sash
                                                     Krowka                    Nicholas and Virginia Noe      Mark Scafidi
                                                  Charles and Maria Krull      Jennifer Nudelman              Steve and Kelly Schaefers
Junior marketing major Kayte Nelson is            John Krumm                   Michael O’Connor               Arthur and Christine
honing her sales skills to prepare for a career   Henrik Kulmala               Richard Ohlhaber                  Scheidecker
                                                  John and Lili La Tourette    Frank Oles                     James and Angela Schiavitti
in the medical industry.                          James and Martha Lamb        David Olson                    Brian Scholle
                                                  Mark and Donna Lamb          Carol Owens                    Harold Scholle
                                                  Glenn Lapidus                John and Felice Owings         Dick and Nancy Schroeder
                                                  Nick and Stephanie Lauer     Gregory and Mary Pacelli       Earl Seaver and Pamela Jackson
                                                  John and Allison Lausas      Frank and Connie Pardridge     Joseph and Linda Sener
                                                  Larry and Lois Leadley       Mark Parmenter                 Gerald and JoAnne Shea

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Susan Shearer-Hanson          Promod and Anju Vohra         Cartillos, LLC                  LaSalle Bank                   Summit Industries,
Chuck and Lynn Shepard        Phil and Jana Voorhis         Cattaneo Electric Company       Lending Hand, Incorporated       Incorporated
Helen Shirley                 William and Vicky Vosburgh    Century 21 Elsner               Logan County Title Company     SupplyCore, Incorporated
Jeffrey Sietsema              James and Beverly Waite       Cherchez La Loi, LLC            Los Rancheros                  Taxco Restaurant
Joanne Simich-Moody and       Michael and Lori Wallach      Chevrolet Motor Division        Marketing Honor Society        Thermal Chicago Corporation
   Glenn Moody                Thomas and Marla Wallin       Chicago Chapter of IFMA         Mascal Electric                Thirsty Liquors
Jeffery and Peggy Simonds     Peter and Luann Walton        Chicago Section, Society of     Matthew G. Norton              Tressler, Soderstrom,
Jasvinder and Tanuja Singh    Zhonghui Wang and                 Automotive Engineers           Company                       Maloney & Priess
Joseph and Sharon Smaldino       Liping Zhu                 Chicago Speech-Language         McCabe Realtors                True Partners Consulting,
Eric Smith                    James Waring                      and Hearing                 McHenry Group                    LLC
Lance and Laura Smith         Lemuel Watson                 Chicagoland Sports Car Club     Midwest Office Interiors,      TTX Company
Robert Smith                  Alan Wax                      Collins Dental Group               Incorporated                United Marketing Group
Robert and Carol Smith        Scott and Jennifer Weichle    Copy Service, Incorporated      Milner & Associates,             LLC
William Sokolis               Rory and Susan Weiler         Country Companies                  Incorporated                Van’s Frozen Custard
Michael and Julie Solheim     Donald and Patti Wenzel       Daily Herald                    Monroestar                       Incorporated
Mariano and Donee Spizzirri   Richard Wessels               Dairy Queen - Brazier           Most Transportation,           Variable Annuity Life
Eric and Heather Spyra        Bonnie Wheaton                David James Company                Incorporated                  Insurance Company
Mark and Susan Stachulski     Deane Wick                    DeKalb Rotary Club              Movéo Integrated Branding      Walgreen Company
Cynthia Steckel               Jerry and Darlene Wiggins     Delta Sigma Pi                  Murer Consultants,             Wallem Associates
Lawrence and Diane Stein      Robert and Norma              Dominos Pizza                      Incorporated                Water Works
Kenneth Stemke                   Wildenradt                 Eli Lilly                       Northern Illinois Newspaper    Wessels & Pautsch, P.C.
Lynne Sterrett                Dick and Sonni Williams       Enterprise Leasing                 Association                 Willow Creek Community
Henry and Kathryn Stevens     Dave and Susan Wilson             Company of Chicago          Natca Local ZTL                  Church
Keith Stidley                 William and Jodie Wise        Environments Group,             National Financial             Wolf & Company, LLP
John and Amy Stomper          John and Karen Witthuhn           Incorporated                   Services LLC
Marc Strauss and Terri        Steven and Sally Witz         Ernst & Young, LLP              Nat’s on Maple                 Foundation	
   Smialek                    John and E. Ann Wonak         Exel                            Nehring Electrical             Chicago Mercantile
Paul Stromborg and Marilyn    Harold Wright                 F.G.C. Development,             Newspaper Services of             Exchange Foundation
   Frank-Stromborg            Daniel and Dianne Wunsch          Incorporated                   America                     Community Foundation of
Timothy and Marilee           James and Laura Zamora        FEI Fox-Rock Chapter            NICOR Gas                         the Fox River Valley
   Struthers                  Steven and Kris Zarch         Follett Higher Education        Pardridge Insurance,           DeKalb County Community
Wayne and Marjorie            Roger Zinser and Elizabeth        Group                          Incorporated                   Foundation
   Sunderlin                     Burns                      Francine Marketing,             Pat Marshall Construction,     Delta Theta Phi Foundation,
David and Betty Swanberg      D Zorea                           Incorporated                   Incorporated                   Incorporated
Thomas and Caryn Sweeney      Karleen Zuzich-Baker and      Gerresheimer Glass,             Patrick J. Folliard, C.P.A.,   DuPage County Bar
Christopher and Kathleen         Richard Baker                  Incorporated                   P.C.                           Foundation
   Szczech                                                  Global Impact                   Pi Lambda Theta Beta Delta     Evanston Community
Mark Tallman                  corporate,	Business,	or	      Hester Decorating               Plante & Moran, PLLC              Foundation
Len Tandaric                  organization                      Company, Incorporated       PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP     Hartmarx Charitable
John Thoma                    4-Wheel Auto, Incorporated    Hindu Worship Society of        Project Leadership                Foundation
Jack and L. Jane Thomas       Abernathy MacGregor Group         Northern Illinois              Associates, Incorporated    Ideal Industries Foundation
Shawn and Lorri Thrower       American Chemical Society     Illinois High School Baseball   Qdoba Mexican Grill            ILL Judicial Council
Steven and Marie Toth           NIU Chemistry Club              Coaches Association         Rammy’s                           Foundation, Incorporated
Stanley and B. Ann Trail      American Realty Management    Illinois Speech-Language-       Road Ranger, LLC               John Deere Foundation
John and Carrie Travers       Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd.       Hearing Association         Rotary Club of Sycamore        MMG Foundation,
Nick and Michelle Tsiftilis   Angst & Associates,           Illinois Women’s Golf              No. 3100                       Incorporated
Michael Turner                  Incorporated                    Association                 Ruby Tuesday
Edward Underhill and          Badger Armored Security       Joe Cullinane Enterprises,      Sears, Roebuck & Company
   Suzae Johnson              Baker’s Square Restaurant         Incorporated                Seaver Institute
Unidentified Donors           Ball Horticultural Company    Justgive                        Semblex Corporation
Unidentified Donors           Baxter International,         K.F.C./Long John Silvers        Shepard Construction, LLC
Kristina Valaitis               Incorporated                Kass Management Services,       Sign Shop
James and Emma Valentine      Ben Gordon Center                 Incorporated                Sikich, LLP
Toni Van Laarhoven and        Blackhawk Moving,             KBA Lease Services,             SpearMC Management
   Mike Keeney                  Incorporated                    Incorporated                   Consulting, Incorporated
Luz VanCromphout              Borhart Spellmeyer &          Kelly Services, Incorporated    Sports Health
Adam Vaught and Heather         Company                     Kendall County Record,          SPX Fluid Power
   Wier Vaught                Buona Companies                   Incorporated                Star Busters, Incorporated
Deanna Ver Steeg              Capital Trust Company of      Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary       State Farm Insurance
Alan and Diane Voelker          Delaware                        Club                           Companies

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                                     cornerStone Society
                                     Wills, Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Life Insurance, and other qualified deferred gifts
                                     The levels within the Cornerstone Society are called Guilds and are named after precious metals beginning
                                     with the Bronze Guild, the Silver Guild, the Gold Guild and culminating in the Platinum Guild. Like the
                                     cornerstones of a new building, these gifts will be the cornerstone upon which Northern can continue to build.
                                     The Cornerstone Society recognizes individuals who, through their wills, bequests, charitable gift annuities,
                                     life insurance, and other qualified deferred gifts, have named Northern Illinois University as a beneficiary.
                                     Some of the most significant gifts that donors make to Northern Illinois University are planned gifts. These
                                     gifts are usually made from donors’ lifetime assets, which have noteworthy value, and provide a strong base
                                     upon which the university will grow.

                                     P lAtinum guild                  bronze guild                     Lou Ann Jones                  Mallory Simpson and
                                     ($1,000,000	or	greater)          (up	to	$49,999)                  Alan David Happy Kardoff          Gregory Schatzle
                                     Dennis and Stacey Barsema        Mark and Sharon Adams            Phillip and Linda Keller       Marilyn Sjoholm
                                     John and Nancy Castle            Richard and Elaine Albright      Wanda Kincade                  Lester Smith
                                     David Layman                     Mary Anderson                    Terry and Linda Kirch          Marvin Smith
                                     Jim Martin and Marie             Ruth Ashelford Pollock           Bernice Kirkus                 Russell Smith
                                        Petersons                     Ruth Baker                       Kathryn Kleiner                John and Eileen Snyder
                                     Michael and Louise               Thomas and Charlotte Baker       Thomas and Betty Knawa         Thomas and Marilyn Stephens
                                        McSweeney                     Avi and Elizabeth Bass           Marlene Kotulla                Sally Stevens
                                     George Nahas                     W. Raymond Bates                 Scott Kracen                   Calvin and Judith Stockman
                                     Kay Shelton                      Mary Bonjour-Ferguson            Thomas and Mary Krupp          Cherry Stoddard and
                                     Barbara Walpole                  William and Priscilla Boston     Howard and Evelyn Lanan           Donald Babo
                                                                      Arline Bovee                     Eugene Lebrenz                 Carol Swanson
                                     gold guild                       Elise Brett                      Joyce Marcus                   Dorothy Swanson
                                     ($250,000	-	$999,999)            Lee and Debbie Brown             Marjorie Meanger               John Sygielski
                                     William* and Eileen Breitzke     Judith Bukowski                  John and Kathy                 Estella Templin
                                     Glen and Jamie Gildemeister      Esther Bullock                      Mecklenburg                 Judith Tobias
How can I become part of             Darrell and Joyce Jacob          Paul Cave                        Margery Meenen                 Shirley Tobias
the True North campaign?             Edward and Delores Koznarek      Natalie Churyk                   Frank and Sharon Messmer       Estelle Von Zellen
                                     Wilma Miller                     Harry and Nora Clark             Harvey and Patricia Meyers     Dorothy Watson
There are so many ways to become     Owen* and Joyce Nangle           Michael and Norma Cornell        Carla Montgomery               Alexander Wenner
                                     John* and Muriel Niemi           Marc Cunningham                  Dennis Morgan                  Donald and Helen Westlake
part of NIU’s first campaign.
                                     William and Dian Taylor          Patricia Dahlberg                Dale and Teresa Muir           Harold Wingfield
Come back to campus; reconnect       Lynne Waldeland                  Rosemary Daurer                  George Nahas                   Harold and Marjorie Winters
with some of the people and places                                    James and Jeri Donnelly          Vincent and Merrie Nall        Robert Woll
that shaped you as a student and     Silver guild	                    John Freisinger                  Douglas and Pamela Nelsen      Sally Zeeman
as an engaged citizen. Think         ($50,000	-	$249,999)             Chris Gasser                     Eileen Panowski
                                     Janiece Bollie                   Lois Gelzer                      Tyrone Pearson
about supporting a program that
                                     Robert and Yvonne Bovinette      Clarence Hardgrove               Stephen Perrault
was important to you and how         John and Margaret Christiano     Bill and Marcia Harper           Dale and Loretta Pierson
you would like to impact your        Lloyd and Maureen                Karen Harrer                     M. Joan Popp
alma mater. Every gift to the           Devereaux                     Gary and Cheryl Hawker           Eleanor Price
NIU Foundation counts toward         Herb and Patricia Eldean         John and Jeanette Hess           Shirley Rees
                                     William Johnson                  William and Barbara Higgens      Janan Rieff
the campaign goal. You can make
                                     Anthony and Carolyn              Gertrude Hinsch                  Richard and Alice Robinson
a gift when you hear from one           Kambich                       Beatrice Hodson                  Raymond Rodriguez
of our student callers from the      Bob and Carol Kornecki           Margaret Hoffmann                Howard and Jill Sadkin
Annual Fund, or you can explore      John and Doris Ludes             Stephen and Margaret             Richard and Dayle Sazonoff
the benefits of making a larger      N. Michael and Joy Mangold          Horvath                       Don and Deb Schmalholz
                                     David McMahon                    Theresa Horvath                  William Schmidt
                                     Donald Millette                  Robert and Mary Huffington       Charlotte Schwartz
     For	more	information	about	     Ronald and Lucille Nelsen        Delores Hultgren-Gildea          Donald and Linda Shearer
becoming	involved,	call	the	NIU	     F. Duane Rose                    Judy Huss                        Helen Shirley
Foundation	at	(815)	753-1386.        Allen and Virginia* Staver       Philip Jezek                     Peter Shutts


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A llegiAnce Society
The Allegiance Society is a participation-focused donor recognition society created to recognize faithful annual giving to
Northern Illinois University by our recent graduates. Beginning with the Class of 2002, all seniors that make a gift to the Senior
Class Challenge campaign are automatic members. To maintain membership, members must make gifts every year thereafter.

Patrick and Jenny Abraham     Jacqueline Efflandt           Susan and Matthew Keeley       Andrea Myers                  Brian and Jewel Sobeck
Patricia Allcorn              Michelle and Wesley Fabella   Lousia Kennedy                 Anitha and Suresh Narayan     James Sofos
K. B. and Joan Altman         Kenneth and Kristine Fay      John Kindelin                  James Nicholson               Varad Srivastava
Brian Aquilino                Daniel Fischer                Timothy King                   Sara Nollenberger             Jessica Stabosz
Jodie Arenz                   Megan Fitzgerald              Candace Klixbull               Rebecca Norman-Pesch          Peter Stapella
Eduardo Arias                 Mark and Kirsten Fletcher     Nicole Kooistra                Janel Oelstrom                Mary Stauffenberg
James Arjon                   Ryan Flynn                    James and Kathleen Korbal      Taofik Ogbara                 Michael Stuker
Mubarak Asmi                  Douglas Free                  Kirstin Kowynia                Kathryn and Benjamin Ogle     Ron Sukamto
Shashank Atre                 J. Paul Fricilone             Mary Kramer                    Dustin Olson                  Lisa Suwalski
Christine Auriene             Debra and Alan Galant         Amanda Kromphardt              Eric O’Reilly                 Annette Szczesny
David Baldwin                 Robert and Katrina            Robert Krueger                 Brandon Ortiz                 Rochelle Taylor
Angeal Barbini                    Garnhart                  Paul Kurtz                     Clinton and Amy Ott           Michael and Lynne Thomas
Jessica Beguin                Mike Garthwaite               Seth Kussmaul and Kelly        Jennifer Pacheco              Scott and Dawn Thorne
Kyle Bendt                    Ronald Garvey                    Plowman                     Glenn Paddack                 Laura Tillery and Jason
Christina Betz                Dave and Kristine Gilbert     Susan Laff                     Mary Palemini                    Ramcke
Joshua Bland                  Lee Gillette                  Melanie Lamberson              Matthew and Amy Parks         Shawn and Kelly Tilstra
J. Scott Blessman             Steve Goletz                  Norman Larson                  Kaushik Patel                 Heriberto Torres
Brian Blomquist               Elizabeth Grabin              Troy Leaf                      Robert Pepper                 Steve and Ann Ulm
Jennifer and Brian Boehm      Charles and Ellen             Paul Lichter                   Luis Plascencia               Michael and Autumn Usalis
Tricia and Kurtiss Bogott         Granneman                 Lance Lightfoot                Matthew Pociask               Christopher Van Duerm
Amy Boona                     Lucas Greelee                 Gladys and Juan Lopez          Jolanta Pomiotlo and Ryan     Diana Varga
Joseph Borchard               Kenneth Griffith, Jr.         Scott and Laura Lundelius         Horath                     Peter Verona
Dave and Shannon Brooks       Peggy and Douglas Groebner    Donald and Teresa MacDavitt    Charruk Pongklub              Ellen Vician
Christopher Brown             Ashley Grohn                  Joseph and Roxana              Kammy Powell                  Gary and Susan Vincent
Ginger Bryngelson             Camille Angela Encarnacion       Maldonado                   Irin Pruitt                   Kristin Waddell
Michelle Bulaich                  Guzman                    Christopher Manderfield        Niraj Rana                    Christian Wagner
Charles and Nancy Cain        David Haas                    Eric Manus                     John Rauch                    Yanling Wang
Joseph Carrero                Elizabeth Hannon              John Marek                     Ronald and Dorothy            Scott and Kimberly Warren
Kendra Carter                 J. and Mark Harper            Renee Marquett                    Razniewski                 Gretchen Weber
April Caruso                  Steve Harter                  Brett Martin                   Caroline and Thomas           Jennifer Webster
Ryan Castle                   Robert Heck                   Norman Massel                     Reckwerdt                  David and Jennifer Weiss
Jenyin Chiu                   Allison Hengesh               Katherine Mayer                Sara and Nathan Reed          Brian and Michelle White
Emmalee Clark                 Felix Hernandez               Melissa and Michael            Laren Rentfro                 Todd White
Sean Connor                   Rachael Hildreth                 McCormick                   Rick Reyes                    Adriana Wilson
Bruce Conrad                  Carly and Eric Hill           Jacqueline McBain              Christopher Roberts           Kenneth Windisch
Joseph and Erin Cook          Kimberly Hiller               Jean McElvogue                 Michelle Rowland              Rebecca Woods
Carmela Cornoa                Lindsay Hoffman               William John McGrath III       Michael Runestad              Christine Worley and
Brian Cosgrove                Susan Hofmann                 Shane McIntyre                 Elaine Russell                   Peter Hood
Dawn Crawford                 Brandon Hokanson              Janelle Megenhardt             Gina Salamone                 Megan Worth
Tiffany Crownhart             Julie Hollich                 Charles Melody                 Allysen Sanchez               Robert and Cindy Ybarra
Michael and Julie             Rebecca Holm                  Jonathon Merritt               Nick Schenk                   Shou Ye
   Cunningham                 Rachel Holtz                  Timothy Mertz                  Elizabeth Schlender           Ravi Yenduri
Edward and Charles Curtis     James Homstead                George Metcalf and Manda       Anne and Barry Schmidt        Mi Zhou and Mingming
Sarah Davenport               Camille Ingram                   Scruggs                     Jaclyn Schupe                    Fang
Pierre Deering                Marilyn Janssen               Nathan Meyers                  Cheryl Scott                  Raymong Ziegler
Pamela and James Dennison     Jackson and Lyndsay Jenkins   Scott Meyerson                 Stephen Sears                 Joseph Zine
Anand Deshpande               Shane Jensen                  Jason and Erin Mick            Suzan Shipyor                 D Zorea
Philip and Patricia Ditella   Mary and Ernie Johnson        Kimberly Miller                Rick and Leslie Simmons
Barbara and Louis Dolmon      Thomas Johnson                Celeste Milton                 Steven and Julia Sligar
James and Blanca Donahue      Jessica Jones                 William Moore                  Lynne Smith
Linda and Sherwood Edwards    Katie and Matthew Jones       Elana Mosca                    Ray Smith

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                    MEMorIAl STUDENT SCholArShIP FUND

                    In the days, weeks, and months following the events of February 14, the incredible outpouring
                    of support from our alumni and friends has brought great comfort to the NIU family.
                         In loving memory, we are rebuilding our academic community. Our alumni and friends
                    are an integral part of that rebuilding process.
                         Acts of kindness have come in so many forms, from so many people, that it is impossible
                    to present a comprehensive listing. Please know that each act of support has made a profound
                    difference at NIU in this time of healing and recovery…each act is deeply appreciated.
                         The donors listed on the following pages have given to the February 14 Memorial
                    Student Scholarship Fund, a fund created to allow five highly deserving NIU students to
                    live out their dreams in honor of the students we have lost. Scholarship recipients will earn
                    the awards based on character and will be known as Forward Together Forward Scholars, a
                    distinction amongst the most prestigious at NIU.
                         Education lights the path for tomorrow. Support from the people listed on the following
                    pages lights that path at NIU as we press ahead with renewed resolve.

                    Forward Together Forward
                    John G. Peters

AACSB, International         Gary Allen                    Donna Anderson                 Christina Elizabeth Arnold    Bank of America, N.A.
AAR Corporation              Kristi Allen                  Ian and Louise Anderson        Rosaria Rita Arrabito         BankFinancial, F.S.B.
Michelle Abbott              Lorraine Allen                Pat Anderson                   Christian and April Arrecis   Deana M. Barajas
Accenture Foundation         Rick and Karen Allen          Stefanie Anderson              Michael Arrichiello           Alan and Patricia Barendregt
  Incorporated               Robert and Linda Allgaier     Tracey Anne Anderson           Sheryl Lynn Asher             Peter and Arlene Barker
Adams Swatek, LLC            Allstate Foundation           Lorilyn Andor                  Ayla Ashford                  Allan and Cathy Barsema
Paul and Heidi Adams         Stuart Hugh Alpern            Haakon and Carol Andreasen     Mubarak Shabna Asmi           Arthur Barsema
Thomas and Rebecca Adams     Alpha Chapter of Kappa        Angst & Associates,            Christine Michelle Auriene    Kristine Barten
Udo and Marion Adelberger       Kappa Gamma                   Incorporated                Peggy and Angelo Auriene      Linda Bartkowicz
Curt and Sharon Adelmann     Alpha Epsilon Pi              Charles Annella                Aurora University             Buster and Rebecca Barton
Raymond Agrella              Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha       Christopher and Kristin        Stuart and Nancy Babendir     Hedy Joan Bastian
Kevin Patrick Aguina            Gamma Omicron Chapter         Annella                     Drury Bacon                   Steven Craig Batutis
Kenneth and Debra Ahlers     Altrusa Club of DeKalb        Michael and Evelyn Antonetti   Richard and Pamela Baert      Larry and Angelia Baumer
Christopher and Kelly           Sycamore                   Brad and Ann Apple             Donald Baird                  Fred and Kathleen Bauters
  Akerberg                   John and Jennifer Amaya       Applebee’s Neighborhood        Sheryl Baker                  Bay Area Catholic Schools
Sarah Alaimo                 American Society of Safety       Grill & Bar                 David and Marilyn Balch       Baback Bazri
David and Kristen Albright      Engineers - Three Rivers   Michelle Arechar               Tracey Balderson              Brian Beach
Kent Alexander                  Chapter                    Grace Arianoutsos              David Robert Baldwin          Kenneth and Cindy Beach
Ted and Therese Alexander    Amphenol Corporation          Arlington Academy              Thomas John Ballent and       John and Debra Beaty
Algonquin State Bank, N.A.   David and Kathleen Andersen      Cosmetology Career Center     Alice Jahnke-Ballent        Emily Allison Beck
All Saints Lutheran Church   Anderson Corporation          Martin and Theresa             Robert Balough and            Mark and Rhonda Beck
  Men’s Club                 Christopher Anderson             Armstrong                     Rose Logue                  Kelly and Edward Becker

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Linda Susan Beckerman           Dale and Mary Bowers            Cary-Grove Baseball           William and Janet Constien    Donald and Gail Derrow
Mark and Christine Bednard      Judith Bowman                      Association                William Coogan                Craig and Linda Derscheid
John and Kathy Beggin           Heather Boyd                    Michael and Kim Casey         Joseph and Erin Cook          Sabine Derse
William and Mildred Beik        Boyle Law DeKalb, LLC           E. Danny and Marge Cash       P. and Kimberli Cooper        Samir Rohit Desai
Adam and Mary Bell              BP Fabric of America Fund       Wayne Robert Cassells         Andre and Mary Cote           Emanuel and Cheryl
Gary and Marilyn Bellert        Jeffrey and Mary Branecki       Virginia Cassidy              Dominic Cottone                  DeSantis
Bennett Wheelless               Anthony Brazelton and           Timothy and Denise Castelli   Barbara Coussement            Sobhon Dhammapalo
   Group, Ltd.                     Tara Hemami                  Sheila Castillo Nelis and     Justin and Cortney Cox        Uma Dhavileshwarapu
Jeannie and Alvin Benson        Mary and Edward Breinig            Robert L. Nelis            Kathleen Cox                  Thomas Dickey
Mark and Susan Bergren          Frances Brenner                 John and Nancy Castle         Kerry Ann Craven              Terry and Jacqueline Dickow
Eileen Marie Berkes             Lynne Brenner                   Michael and Virginia          Ted and Diane Crawshaw        Paul and Star Diedrich
Judith Berman                   Christina Breuer                   Cavallini                  Jon Cromley                   J. Kevin and Roberta Diehl
Wendy Renee Berman and          Charles John Brockman           James and Amy Cave            Michael and Christine         John and Kathleen Dietz
   Burton Kopulsky              Douglas and Valeri Brod         Joanna Maria Caveney             Crouch                     Joe and Ellen Difatta
Alan and Debra Bernard          Paul and Cynthia Broderick      CDW Computer Centers,         Crowe Chizek & Company,       James and Linda Difino
Shelby Bernard                  Peter Broeckel                     Incorporated                  LLC                        Brian and Jacqueline Dillon
Timothy Bernas                  Matthew and Lynn                Michelle Cebuhar              Thomas and Judith Crowell     David and Elizabeth Diman
Michael Bernhardt                  Broomfield                   James and Michelle Cejna      Crum-Halsted Agency           Teresa Dismukes
Eric Joel Bernholz              Angela Brown                    Georgeann Chaffer                    Christopher and Stephanie
Bernard and Catherine           Reginald and Stephanie          Judy Chapin                   Charles and Sherlyn Czachor      Dixon
   Berntson                        Brown                        Billy and Ophelia Chapman     Jennifer Czarnecki            The Doherty Law Firm
Wayne Berquist                  Randal and Sharon Brunet        Charles E. Cronauer,          Alex and Rebecca Czurylo      Dole Floral Wholesaler
Bredan Timothy Berry            James and Kathleen Brunson         Attorney at Law            Brian Dahlman                 Jamie Doles
Michael Besenjak                James and Karen Buck            Charles G. Rose, Attorney     Daily Herald                  James and Kathryn Dombek
Bradley Allen Besonen           Joan Ann Budilovsky and            at Law                     Rocco and Carolyn D’Amelio    Lester Dominguez
Brian and Annette Bessler          Ben Kuzinara                 Gary and Debra Chartraw       Brett Allen Damler            Jeremy Dominick
Beta Alpha Psi                  Kevin and Marcy Buick           Lisa Chase                    Susan Darwent                 Mark and Monica Domzalski
Margaret Betourne               Robert Bulgatz                  Florence Cheung               Timothy and Christine Daum    Daniel and Julia Donnelly
Janice Bettini                  Becky Bultemeier                Claudia Chevere               G. and Lorraine Davidson      William Donner and
Sandra Bialek-Smith and         Don Duane Bunt                  Chicago Cubs                  James Steven Davis               Betty LaFrance
   Marcus Smith                 Harold Burk                     Chicago White Sox             Frank and Kelly Davit         Deborah Donovan and
Marc and Leslie Bieler          John and Marie Burke               Charities, Incorporated    Nicole Diane Dawson              James Kane
Mark Biezychudek                Theodore and Christy Burke      William Chiesl                Daniel and JoAnn              Lisa Dooley and Brian Bruley
Amanda Bigelow and              William and Ann Burke           Kimberly Chismark                De Christopher             William and Betty Doran
   Jeffrey Fesperman            Harry and Barbara Burrell       Carol Lynn Chmielewski        James and Noreen De Marie     Madeleine Doubek
John and Nancy Birt             Marilyn Burright                Maria and Kenneth             Steven and Eileen De Spain    Cheryl Dougherty
BJBE Saturday Morning           Paul Burtness                      Choronzuk                  Janae DeBartolo               Downers Grove Junior
   Minyon                       Scott Burton                    Ronald and Ardelle Chrastka   Susan Debartolo                  Woman’s Club
Stacy Marie Bjorkman            Robert and Doloris Busic        Clark Chrisman                Francis DeCastro              Charles Downing
Joe and Jean Bjorn              Steven Carl Butler              Diane Christou                Carol Ann Deemer              Anna Doyle
Neil Blackstone and             William and Bernadette Byers    Victoria Chuffo               Mike and Sally DeFauw         Jerry and Susan Draffkorn
   Anne Berg                    Al and Michelle Calalang        Natalie Churyk                DeKalb County Bar             Frederick and Debbie Draper
Karen Blackwell                 Steve and Julianne Calamia      Jesse and Stacey Cisneros        Association                Celia Nessa Drucker
Becky Ann Blaine                Donna Leah Caldwell             City of Rochelle              DeKalb County Democratic      Patricia Ann Drucker
Nathan and Tiffany Blasa        Paul and Cheryl Callighan       Eric and Noel Clark              Central Committee          Daniel and Alison Dueker
Michael and Denise Blasi        Cambridge Lakes                 Jeff and Debra Clasey         DeKalb Firefighters Local     William and Mary Duewel
Harvey and Elizabeth Blau          Community Association        Raymond and Joan Clay            1236                       Mark and Kimberly Duffey
Troy and Krista Blumhorst       R. William and Barbara          Sara Clayton                  DeKalb Senior High School     Andrea Dugger
B’Nai Brith Hillel Foundation      Cambridge                    Terry and Kay Clemans         Lynn Dekker-Bodnar            Maxine Dulaney
Dennis and Patricia Boesche     Jock Cameron                    Tauna Inez Clifton            Thomas and Valerie            Renauldo and Latonia Dumas
Kurtiss and Tricia Bogott       Lori Campbell                   Kenton and Marlee Clymer         Della Penna                Alberta Teresa Dummer
Kari Bohr and Joshua Morton     William and Debby Campbell      CME Foundation                Lori Delmar and William       Ashley Denise Duncan
John and Mary-Glynn Boies       Jeffery and Barbara Camplin     William Joseph Cody              Smiesko                    Dunlee - Philips Healthcare
Kristin Dawn Bondi              George Carlisle, Jr.            John and Bonita Coffin        Louis Delmonte                Michael Dunn
Sara Elizabeth Bonnar           Juan Pablo Carlos               Debbie and David Coffman      Delnor – Community            DuPage County Bar
Ronald Eugene Bonneau           Clayton and Francette           Michael Coghlan                  Hospital                      Foundation
Amy Boona                          Carlson                      Deborah Colip                 Delta Sigma Pi                Durty Nellie’s
Bernard and Rosemary Boona      Clifford and Heather Carlson    Robert and Carol Collins      Deluxe Corporation            Michael John Earl and
Stephen Boona                   Grace Elaine Carmichael         Robert and Nancy Collins         Foundation                    Joann McGee
Colin and Deborah Booth         Carol Stream Woman’s Club       Commonwealth Edison Co.       Arthur and Sharon DeMarah     EarthMover Credit Union
Dennis and Cecilia Borecki      Carolyn Defano and Kadisak      Community Consolidated        Dean and Beatrice Demos       Mary Catherine Ebel
Tim Borkowsky                      Tile & Carpet,                  School District 54         Susan Denis                   David and Donna Eberly
Richard and Marcia Born            Incorporated                 Sarah Conklin                 Joseph and Sherri Deno        Lisa Eckert
Robert and Diane Borucki        Mary Jo Carroll                 Timothy James Conklin         Louise Derix                  Dennis and Julie Eichelbaum
Richard and Sandra Bothmer      Jacques Joseph Cartier          Chad Connell                  Richard and Janet Derrick     Paul and Marlene Eichenlaub

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Joyce Eidel                     Fraternal Order of Police    Goldcorp, Incorporated        Lisa Havener                  Steven and Linda Hunt
Eisenhower Junior High             Rochelle Lodge 127        Robert and Elizabeth          Jerry and Charlene            Roger and Carol Hurlburt
   School                       William M. Frazier              Goldman                       Hawthorne                  Huskies Pizza
James A. Ekblad, C.P.A., P.C.   Julie Frederickson           Margot Goldsmith              Katherine Mary Hayes          Annemarie Husser
Brian and Susan Ekkebus         Steven Jeff Freeman          Robert Goldsmith              Rachel Headrick               Kenneth Hustel
Terrance and Kristen Eldridge   Leona Frey                   Ravi Kumar Gonugondla         Health Services – Northern    I-39 Logistics Corridor
Mary Ann Clarke Elfring         Robert Frisk                 Laura Gonzalez                   Illinois University            Association
Roger and Joellyn Ellis         John and Erin Fristoe        Ray and Stephanie Gooden      Dave and Karen Heide          Illini Club of Tampa Bay
Elmhurst College Student        Rolf and Jacqueline Fritz    Jeffrey and Amy Goodwin       Charles and Mary Hellman      Illinois Association for
   Nurse Association            Mari Frost                   Daniel M. Gora                Robert and Sherry Hellmuth        Health – PE REC
Energym Comets All-Star,        Martin Gerard Fruehe         Alan and Linda Gordoni        Tracy Colleen Heming -            DANCE North District
   Incorporated                 Suzanne Fruendt              Ellen L. Grabner                 Littwin                    Illinois CPA Society
Amy Engerman                    Manfred and Patricia Fuchs   Robert Lawrence Grabner       Sara Hemly                    Illinois High School Baseball
Gloria Ottun Engstrom           Craig and Mary Kay           Russell and Martha Grace      Christina Henderson               Coaches Association
D. A. Enriquez                     Funkhouser                Donald and Christine Grady    Allison Marie Hengesh         Illinois Speech-Language-
Epsilon Sigma Alpha             Robert and Sheila Furjanic   Robert and Maria Graham       Mary Henrich                      Hearing Association
John and Donna Erfort           Daniel Gabel                 Carlos and Michelle           Ted Hensel                    Illinois State Bar Association
Richard and Joyce Escalante     Amado and Frieda Gad            Granados                   Daniel and Judy Heraty        Illinois State University
Evans Scholars National         Albertina Maria Gaebler      Michael and Noel Granberg     Peter and Cynthia Hermann         Student Government
   Committee                    David Gaebler and Mirta      Thomas W. Grant, Esq.         Craig and Mary Hermanson          Association
Christine Ewald                    Pagnucci                  Greater Lincolnshire          Jose Hernandez                Anthony and Colleen
Carol and Paul Ewert            Michael and Sondra Gahan        Chamber of Commerce        James and Charlene Herzing        Impellitteri
Exel                            Gallagher & Slingerland      Frances Anthony Green and     John and Jeanette Hess        In Totidem Verbis, LLC
Experience, Incorporated        Julia M. Gallagher              Mary Catherine Craighill   James and Robina Heup         Camille Alline Ingram
William and Diane Fagan         Renelde Galli                Glen and Noreen Green         David and Gloria Hewson       Joseph and Robin Ingstrup
Charles and Joan Falk           Charles and Penny Gamble     Janet Green                   Sheryl Hiatt                  D. Ronald and Beverly Inlow
Alexander and Sarah Fanous      Gamma Phi Omega              Rachel Green                  Highland Community            Intercollegiate Forensics
William Farley                  Gamma Zeta of Sigma          Thomas and Catherine Green       College                        Association
Rachel Farnum                      Kappa Inc.                Richard and Anna Greene       Rachael Ann Hildreth          Dale and Kathryn Ireton
Brandon Favela                  Edward Ganshirt              Kenneth Greenlee              Robert and Shirley Hill       Dawn Diane Irwin
Sarah Fellabaum                 Michael and Sherry           Kirk and Karen Griffin        Rebecca Hilliker              Faisal Harib Ismail
Beatriz Ferreira                   Gantwerker                Ashley Rose Grohn             Hill’s Tap                    Barry Itzkowitz
Kerry Ferris                    Paul Heinrich Ganvik         Kenneth and Catherine Gross   Hillside Education            IUE - CWA Local No. 1081
Irene Fick                      Gary D. Wright Elementary    Douglas Gruben                   Association                Michael Jachimiec
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund      School PTO                Mariann Guyon Olivier and     Bonniejean Alford Hinde       Dale and Vivian Jackson
Richard Fieseler                Gary E. Lothson, Attorney       Brian Olivier              Hindu Worship Society of      Mark Jacobs
Patrick and Roxanne Finerty        at Law                    Lois Haase                       Northern Illinois          Carl and Shay Jacobson, CPA
Fireworks for Kids              GEICO                        Robert and Joy Hadley         Mark Hinueber                 Lawrence and Susan Jacoby
   Foundation                   Greg and Terri Geiss         Heather Ann Hall              Tetsuo Hirai                  Keith and Linda Jagiello
First Congregational UCC        Janet Mary Gellert and       Keith Hall                    Houston Hobbs                 Tammy Jakubowski
First Presbyterian Church of       James Hanak               Robert and Marilyn Hall       Bradley Hoey                  Roger and Mary James
   Arlington Heights            Genoa-Kingston Middle        Douglas and Mary Hampel       John and Susan Hoftiezer      Frances Janik
First Trust Portfolios, L.P.       School                    Henry Handler                 Craig Holderness              Peter and Carolyn Jansons
Rob and Dana Fischer            Curtis and Julie Gerard      Charles Robert Hanna          Jeffrey Holland               Michael and Barbara Jaron
Donnie and Lynn Fisher          Kevin and Linda Gerrish      David and Kyle Hanna          Rebecca Ann Holm              Ann Javor
Chad Scot Fitz                  Amy Gersey and Anthony       Sue Hanna-Barauski            Rick Holt                     Jefferson High School
Vera Fitzgerald                    Szumny                    Mark and Margaret Hanne       Anatoly and Susan Honchar     Bonadene Jensen
Frances Fleming                 Janet Giesen                 Elizabeth Alma Hannon         Hope Lutheran Church          Dean Jensen
Scott Fletcher                  Bradley and Susan Gilbaugh   Laurence Hannum               Steven and Susan Horn         Georgianne B. Jirousek and
Jon and Sharon Flick            Dave and Kristine Gilbert    Brittany Hansen               Don Horne                         Steven Glassner
Lisa Floreancig                 Norden Gilbert and           Richard and Diane Hansen      Gabrielle Horton              Allen Johnson
John and Marjory Fluegel           Benjamin Thomas           Susan Hanson                  David and Dianne Horvath      Anne Marie Johnson
Jeanne Marie Fogarty            Norm and Marion Gilbert      Happy Go Lucky Sams           Mohammad and Farzana          Bart Johnson
Lisa Formica                    Thomas Gilbert               John and Cathy Harder            Hosain                     Janice Marie Johnson
Keith and Janet Foster          Vickie Gillio                Charles and Alta Mae          Patricia and Thomas           Jeff and Debra Johnson
Thomas Foulkes                  Kathy Giloy                     Harding                       Houlihan                   Joseph and Amber Johnson
James Fox                       Glenbard East High School    Cameron Harmon                Kevin and Julie Hovorka       Mark and Leslie Johnson
Michelle Lynn Fox               Glenbard West High School    Curtis and Sherry Harris      Paula Howlett                 Robert and Patricia Johnson
Fox River Valley Chapter        Anita Glencoe                Regina Harris                 Justin Luc Hoy                Scott and Kathryn Johnson
   Institute of Management      Matthew James Glenn          Michael and Ruth Hart         Hub Cluster Ministries        Sharon Johnson
   Accountants                  Global Impact                William Hartig                Judy Hubbs                    Steven and Vicki Johnson
Amanda Frame                    Vickie-lynne Gloger          Randy and Donna Harvey        Hughes Enterprises,           Wendell Johnson and
Elon and Pricilla Frampton      I. Randall and Marcey Gold   Haskin Organization of           Incorporated                   Katharina Barbe
Paul Frank                      Emmet Goldberg                  Parents                    Joanne Hulmes                 Elena Jones
Michael and Julie Franz         Mark Alan Goldberg           Robert and Ann Hatfield       Jon and Christine Hultquist   Gerald and Hazel Jones

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Jessica Haley Jones             Sheri Kolarik                     Lawrence and Kathy Lathrop     Anthony Manne                  Joe Meyer
Gregory Josefchuk               Rhonda Lynette Komnick            Law Office of John R.          Jim and Carol Manthie          Patricia Meyer
Allison Elaine Joseph           Jill K. Konen, Attorney              Corneille, LLC              Jacqueline March               Scott and Jennifer Meyer
Maureen Josh                        at Law                        C. P. and Patricia Lawes       Michael and Jennifer           Joshua David Micksch
Marci Jumisko                   Laurel Koning                     Lawrence and Morris               Marcinkus                   Michael Mikovich
Carol Jung                      Nicole Marie Kooistra             Mary Lawrence                  Fred and Faye Marcus           Robert Tatara and Donna
Timothy and Mary Kain           Matthew and Jane Kopecky          Jacqueline Layng               Janel Ann Maren                   Milas
August and Linda Kalal          Kathi Korczyk-Schaefer and        Gerald Lazar                   Margaret Mead Junior           Aaron and Leeann Millar
Cynthia Lynn Kamradt                Michael Schaefer              Patricia Leame                    High School                 John and M. Miller
Karen Rae Kane                  Ralph and Linda Kordas            Wayne Lee                      Clarice Marie Marinello        Patrick David Miller
Patrick and Angela Kane         Thomas and Linda Kordewick        Jean Leeson                    Stacy Marinier                 Jason Michael Milostan
Kaneland John Shields           Elizabeth Korjenek                Margaret Legel                 Ronald and Melodie Marks       Jeffrey and Sheila Mina
   Elementary                   Joseph and Judith Korso           John and Martha Leifheit       Anthony Marlowe                Minooka Community
Kaneland Middle School          Steven and Jennifer Kovacs        Kenneth Dale Lemke             David and Tanya Marquez           High School
Nicholas Alexander Kantas       Ken Karl Kowalczyk                Lawrence and Rebecca           David Marshall                 W. William and Carole
Sarah Marie Kaplan              Carrie Marie Koziol                  Lenard                      Lynette Marshall                  Minor
Kappa Delta Foundation,         Marian Krajenta                   Rev. H. Alan and Brenda        Raymond and Debra Marsili      Ronald and Marcia Mintun
   Incorporated                 Stephen and Mary Krchma              Leonard                     Catherine Martinez             Laura Miro
Bonnie Kararo                   Kevin Kredens                     Bill and Paula LeRoy           Larry Javier Martinez          Lee Mishkin
Ronald and Robyn Karlin         Lois Kreidle                      Darren Lesnik                  Terry and Arleen Martinson     Mark and Theresa Mitchell
Terrence and Debra Karner       David Rober Kreissler             Barbara Levandowski            William Marutzky               Ruth Moen
Ilene Karol                     David and Joanne Kremer           Terry Lianzi                   Mary H. Richgels, Attorney     Jyotsana Mohan
Janet Katz                      Michael and Donna Krey            Lindgren, Callihan, Van        Thomas Maslan                  Mark and Leah Molay
Brian and Sally Keating         Neil and Jennine Kristianson         Osdol & Company, Ltd.       Ronald and Leslie Matekaitis   Moline Boosters Club
Joseph and Colleen Kehoe        Amanda Michelle                   Lisle Police Association,      Matthew G. Norton              Helen Mondala
Megan Keilman                       Kromphardt                       Incorporated                   Company                     Curt and Julie Moon
William and Barbara Keller      Kropp Financial Services, Ltd.    Douglas and Jennifer Liszka    Mark and Linda Matuszewski     Sanjay and Madhvi Moona
Victoria Joy Kelly              John Krumm                        Phil and Jane Locascio         Andrea Maurella                Moraine Valley Community
Ryan Kelsey                     Robert and Mary Krupp             Tony and Nancy Loessl          Donna Mavros                      College
William and Diana Kenney        Donald and Kathleen Kruse         Paula Jean Lofgren             Timothy John Maxwell           Fred and Maria Morelli
Joseph Eugene Kenny             Jonathan Kruse                    Marc Loftus                    Jaclyn McAfee                  Georganne Moreth
Julie Kent                      Bradley and Jean Kruzan           Logan                          Roger and Marta McCall         Sarah Morgan
Amanda Kerley                   H. Ronald and Dawn                Abigail Logan                  James and Carol McCann         Donald Morris
Shelley Keyes                       Kuhlmann                      Jaquita Monique Logan          Timothy and Janice McCann      Most Transportation,
Jeffrey and Kimberley Kieffer   Dena Kuksuk                       Tim and Pamela Long            Claudia McCarthy                  Incorporated
Michael Kikuta                  Leonard Kunka                     Marilyn Looney                 Ann McCloskey                  William and Katherine
Jeffrey and Deborah Kilrea      Charles Frank Kurns               Richard and Megan LoPresto     Traci McDanel-Drake and           Mrzlak
James and Jill Kimble           Martha Kurtyka                    Colleen Los                       Troy Drake                  Steven and Karin Mueller
Kindred Foundation,             Abby Rae Kwayzer                  Jason Adam Losieczka           Robert L. McDaniel             Caryn Marie Muirhead
   Incorporated                 Linda Kyzivat                     Marilyn Loy                    Michael and Nancy McEntee      Virenda and Kamla Mullick
Kindred Hospital Sycamore       Michael La Torre                  Siyan Stokes Lucas             Michael and Kathy McGinley     Vinay Mullick
James Kingsley                  Richard and Karen Laden           John and Doris Ludes           Shannon McGinnis               Margaret Mullin
Kingston United Methodist       Ardith Laine                      Brenda Lee Luhtala             Susan McGrail                  Matthew and Carrie Munjoy
   Church                       Lake County Federation of         Raymond Lukanc                 Timothy and Donna              Juliette Munnerlyn
Michael and Debra Kinney            Teachers - Cope               Robert and Beth Lukaszewicz       McGuire                     John and Diana Murphy
Gregory Kiraly                  Thomas and Meribeth Lally         Kristy Luke                    William and Julie McGuire      Robert Murphy and
Linsay Kirchner                 Dean and Mary Lamb                Lumina Foundation For          Jack McMahon                      Kimberly Montith
Shelby Renee Kirsch             James and Martha Lamb                Education                   Kenton McMillen                Roger and Carol Musser
Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary       John Lampinen                     James and Vicki Lundgren       Cindy McNicholas               Kenneth Ndonga Mwangi
   Club                         Tim and Patricia Landry           Tammy Lusher and Susan         Jim McSweeney                  Tom Myers
Kiwanis Club of Kishwaukee-     Joanna Lane                          Cosmos                      Austin John McSweeny           Pamela Nagel
   DeKalb Activity Fund         Mary Lang                         MAC Recreational Sports        Walter and Sonja Meder         Joseph and Mary Nagy
Kiwanis Kids                    Dennis and Doreen                    Directors                   Cristian Arman Medina          Jeanne and Timothy Nallon
Kiwanis Youth Activity Fund         Langereis                     Teresa Macdonald               Meehan Elementary School       Melanie Napoleon-Welch
K-Kids-Southeast Elementary     Leonard and Irene Lanni           Stephen and Denise Mack        Joshua Meiner                  Jameel Naqvi
Rusty Klavenga                  Thomas Anthony Lanzara            Patricia and Patrick Madison   Gary and Annette Mellard       David and Karen Nargis
Jayne Klein                     Carin Larsen                      Shannon Mahoney                David John Mellott and         National Student
Jean Klimek                     M. Chris Larsen                   Manjusri and Sanjoy               Kristin Novak                  Clearinghouse
Krista Lynn Knigge              Richard and Karen Larsen             Majumdar                    Meridian District No. 223      National Technical Honor
Joseph Koch                     Barbara Larson                    Vladimir Makarov               Diane Mermigas                    Society
George and Margaret             Dennis and Beth Larson            Joseph and Roxana              Jennifer Merritt               Sandra Neahring
   Koczwara                     John and Donna Larson                Maldonado                   Denise Spangler Mewborn        Carla Nelson
Kohl’s Corporation              Norman Larson                     Mike and Anne Malone           Elyse Jacalyn Meyer            David Nelson and Gail
Nancy Kohr                      Richard Larson                    Sherrill Mangels               Gene and Liz Meyer                Suzanne Fitzsimmons
Julie Ann Kolanowaki            Joseph and Eunice Lasky           Nanette Jeanine Mann           James and Laura Meyer          Howard Nelson

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Lynne and Gaylord Nelson        Brian and Karen Palmer          Michael and Sharyn Powell    William Roach                  Brad and Donna Schlichting
Robert and Terri Nemeth         James and Nancy Palumbo         Will Powers                  Robert Abbott Middle           Richard and Jacqueline
Peter and Elizabeth Nenni       Amy Elizabeth Pandola           Heather Anne Pownell            School                         Schmack
George and Jane Nenonen         Steven Pappageorge              Mark Alan Pownell            Albert and Suzanne Roberts     Don and Deb Schmalholz
Network For Good                William Parker and Vicki L.     Tara Lynne Pratt             Doug and Lynn Roberts          Christine Mar Schmaus
Richard Neubauer                    Hanstedt-Parker             David Preece                 Lloyd Robinson                 Joan Mary Schmelzle
Brian and Donna Newlands        Charles and Katherine Parr      Anthony Louis Presta         Rochelle FFA Chapter           Jim and Cathy Schmid
Rebecca Newton                  William and Barbara Paschke     Jeff Prewett                 Rock Island High School        Teri Schmidgall
Bill and Joyce Nicklas          Laura Passero                   Adam and Lynn Pries             Student Council             Greg Schmidt
Inge Nicklaus                   Joseph and Margaret Pasteris    Robin Prigal                 Rock Valley College            Joan Kay Schmidt
NIU Annuitants Association      Phillip and Rosemary Pasteris   Robert and Mary Pritchard    Rockford Chamber of            Sherri Schmidt
NIU Financial Aid Office        Albert Patterson                PRSSA /Contact                  Commerce                    Joanne Mary Schmitt
   Staff                        Jeffrey and Pamela Patzke          Communications            Rockford Environmental         Paul Schmitz
NIU University Honors           Denise Pawlak                   Paulina Przybysz                Science Academy             Paul and Martha Schnake
   Program                      PBD Worldwide Fulfillment       Freddie and Francis Pugh     Gregory and Susan Rogers       Joseph and Deborah Schodrof
Donald and Rose Nolimal             Services                    Chongfeng Qi                 Kathy and Mark Rogina          Tracy Schoenle
Northeastern State University   Pearson Education               Feng Qiu                     Susan Elizabeth Rojek          Edna and Michael Schrank
Northwest College Student       Mary Pecilunas                  Quaker Oats Company          Paul and Mary Roloff           Carol Lee Schreiber-Luoma
   Senate                       Michael and Christina Peddle    Marie Noelani                Renee Gloria Romanus              and Kim Luoma
Robin Novak                     Mark and Ann Pedersen              Quindica-Cuomo            Rodrigo Ronola                 Holly Jo Schubert
NovaSpect, Incorporated         Paul and Janet Pennel           Gregory and Sandra Quiniff   Alan Rooney                    Richard Lee Schuch
Noveo Integrated Brand          David Penner                    Bob and Pat Rader            Camille Root-Vignocchi         Art and Nancy Schueneman
Mary Nuttelman                  Roselyn Penvari                 Alice Ralph                  Rosalind Franklin University   Kathleen Schulte
Lisa Nyuli                      Peoples National Bank of        David and Lynda Rasmussen    Stephen Paul Rose              Amber Noel Schultz
Oak Brook Charitable                Kewanee                     Gordon and Virginia          Mark Rosenthal                 Richard and Gloriette Schultz
   Contribution Fund            Jerry and Kathleen Perez           Rasmussen                 Elizabeth Rosinsky             Kathryn Daly Schulz
Oakton Community College        Mileva Perez                    Arthur Ravaschietto          Nichole Marie Ross             Jody Schulz-Maude
Steven Paul Obarek              Tricia Perkowski                Corey Ray-Subramanian        Marie Rossetti                 Gladys Schuster
William and Lois O’Brien        Eugene and Joan Perry           Thomas and Tomascina         Rick Rossi                     Russell Schwanz
Corrine Lee O’Connell           Dennis and Amy Pessis              Reaugh                    Rotary Club of Sycamore        Elaine Schwartz
Martin and Jennifer             Chad Peterson                   Carol C. Reconnu                No. 3100                    Anthony Scott
   O’Connell                    Todd and Sue Peterson           Frank A. Reda III            Lisa May Rove-Williams         Sears, Roebuck & Company
Deborah Odefey                  Joseph and Rita Petrusek        William Reeder                  and Tracy Williams          Margaret Sechrest
Colin O’Donnell and             Jill Peyton                     Patrick and Carmen Reese     Michael Rozner                 Dwane and Karen Seger
   Joanne Lamantia              Christine Pfaff                 Ronald and Rebecca Reeve     Dreana Rubel and Robert        Thomas and Laya Seghi
Charles and Dana                PFLAG Council of                Regency Beauty Institute -      Adamowicz                   Simon and Karen Seibert
   O’Donoghue                       Northern Illinois              Aurora                    Arlene Sue Rubin               Christopher and Jennifer Seidl
OfficeMax                       Phi Theta Kappa                 Gregory Rehner               Charles Lyle Rubner            Tim and Nancy Seiter
Benjamin and Kathryn Ogle       Phi Theta Kappa of              David William Reichel        Kirsten Ruby                   Lindsay Marie Senn
Ohio University Student             Kishwaukee College          William and Linda Reid       Linda Rudolf                   John and Paula Sentovich
   Alumni Board                 Phil Lawler PE Consulting,      Robert Alan Reimer           Christine Marie Rudolph        Carol A. Sereno-Walker
Charlene O’Keefe                    Incorporated                Melissa Reinke               Kyle Todd Rudolph              Dan and Virginia Seymour
Ademola Okuneye                 James and Kathleen Philpott     Allan and Mary Reisberg      Morley and Maureen Russell     Brad and Mary Shaffer
Edward and Laura Oldenburg      Barry Charles Clifford Pierce   Giles and Grayla Reneau      Jeff Russo                     Mitchell and Karin Shapiro
Nancy Oldenburg                 Cynthia and Douglas Pierce      Marjorie and John Rey        Ross Rutherford                Eric Shawger
Dustin John Olson               Michael Pifko                   Betty Reynolds               Abraham Ryder                  Megan Shea
Gregory and Mary Olson          Paul Piliponis                  Kevin Michae Reynolds        Kathleen Ryg                   Tonya Sheehan
Kenneth and Janet Olson         Lisa Pint                       Wes and Susan Reynolds       Carol Salmons                  Lawrence and Leona Shell
Richard and Janet Olson         Douglas and Keri Pipkins        Kathleen Ann Rial            Steven Saltzman                Jeffery and Kathleen Sherman
Kevin and Maureen O’Neill       Laura Pittman                   Philip and Linda Rice        Luann Samardzija               Jonathan and Kristin
Operating Staff Council         Pixelated Space Inc.            Richard L. Turner, Jr.,      Judith Samples                    Sherman
Richard and Sue Orem            Luis Vidal Plascencia              Attorney at Law           David and Renee Sams           Ivan and Judith Shils
Adam Orgeron                    James and Sandra Plescia        Patty Richard                Cynthia Sandberg               Lorraine Munz Shock
Edwin and Cynthia Osowski       James and Donna Plonczynski     Diane Richardson             Douglas and Pamela Sanders     Lee and Mark Shumow
Chris and Lisa Oster            Harvey and Elizabeth            Chuck and Donna Richie       Keith John Sanders             Peter Shutts
Sharon Ostrowski                    Plotnick                    Michael and Joan Richter     Sandwich School District 430   Mark Sidel
Fredric Lyman Oswald            Plumbers & Pipefitters          Ride Johnny Ride Band        John and Ricka Sattler         Steven and Elise Siegel
Carol O’Toole                       Local 501                   Michel and Debra Ridgeway    Charles and Linda Sauer        Amy Sifuentes
Sue Ouellette and Glenn         John and Therese Pobojewski     Charlene Riefler             Michael and Diane Saulnier     Sigma Alpha Iota
   DuPont                       Matthew Lawrence Pociask        Amber Lynn Riggs             John and Maureen Savage        Sigma Kappa Alumnae
Mary Outlaw                     Timothy and Linda Poeschel      Douglas Bradley Riley        Thomas and Linda Savick        Larry Sill
Reginald Pacheco                Amy Polzin                      Robert and Susan Rinder      Martin and Janet Savoie        Geoffrey Simmons
John and Kathy Pagoria          Jill Porcaro                    Mark and Heather Ritter      Stanley Sawicki                Jeff Simon and Deborah
Robert and Cathryn              Donald Potts                    Sarah Ritter                 Joseph Scanlon                    Ramsey
   Pakenham                     Paul and Jenine Povlsen         RLC Foundation               David and Christine Scheck     Melvin and Natalie Simon

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Jeffery and Peggy Simonds      Clinton Strever                 The TJX Companies,            Armando and Dawn Wagner      William D. Pulak, Attorney
George and Anne Simons         Paul Stromborg and Marilyn         Incorporated               Sandra Wagner                    at Law
Mallory Simpson and               Frank-Stromborg              Ronald and Yuko Toby          Kent and Laura Wainscott     Clair Dana Williams
   Gregory Schatzle            Wendy Struck                    Todd & Associates,            Clyde and Sally Wakefield    Katy Williams
Nancy Siriano                  James and Barbara Stubing          Incorporated               Lynne Waldeland              Craig and Kathleen
Michael Siwicki                Student Athlete Advisory        John and Ginette Tolleson     David Waldschmidt                Williamson
Karen Encher Skala                Committee                    Bentley Tomlin                Fred and Linda Walker        Marilynn Wills
Bud and L. S. Slotky           Student Government              David and Nancy Tonge         James Walker                 Robert and Margaret Willson
Jay Richard Sluis                 Association of Columbia      Thomas Topalu                 Kent and Pat Walker          Susan A. Wilson and Robert
Smith Wykes &                     College                      Daniel and Joanne Traver      Jeffery and Cheryl Wallem        Fisher
   Associates P.C.             Mingyi Su                       John and Mary Trawick         Walmart, Store 1553          Tami L. Wilson
Christopher Smith              Dorothy Elliott Suhrhoff        Matthew Treter                Michael and Linda Walt       Kelly J. Winder
James and Lucy Smith           Catherine Sullivan              Terence and Debbie Trsar      Laurie Ann Walter and        Windy City Team Bank of
Patricia Smith                 Lori Sullivan                   Chihang Andy Tse                 David Later                   America
Kingsley Smith-Andoh           Jeffrey and Marybeth            Zhuang and Doris Tsui         Dominic Walters              Jessie Winters
Janine Smuda                      Sundberg                     April Lynn Tuckey             Teresa Amadis Wann           Mary Wirth and Dennis
Robert and Pamela Snow         Susan B. Tatnall, Attorney      Elaine Turk                   Leah Wannell                     Evans
Dolores Soderberg                 at Law                       Bill Tupper and Mary          Warady & Davis LLP CPA       Warren and Barbara Wittek
Camille Soderlund              Melissa Swallows                   Tworek-Tupper                 and Consultants           Christopher and Mary
Charles and Shannon Sohl       John Swartz                     Richard and Carol Ubl         Kathleen Ward                    Wlezen
Michael and Julie Solheim      Michelle Lynn Sweeney and       UIC Greek Community           James and Jeanette Warner    Jonathan and Janice Wolf
Jack and Lynne Solway             John Wang                    Umphrey’s McGee               Nancy Warner                 J. and Sharon Wolff
James and Jacqueline Sondell   Thomas and Caryn Sweeney        Steven and Joan Underhill     Kristine Carol Warnke        Jeffrey and Carole Wolff
Lynne Sondgeroth               Sycamore High School            Joseph and Cheryl Ungari      Bruce and Melissa Warthen    Loyd and Judith Wollstadt
Steven and Christine           Sycamore Middle School          United Marketing Group        Elbert and Donna             Kevin David Wong
   Sorensen                    Sycamore Service Corporation       LLC                           Washington                Jennifer Woods
Jeffrey and Kimberly Spitzer   Gina Sylvester                  Unitrin, Incorporated         Hon. John and Patricia       Jennifer Woodshank
St. Charles East Boys          John and Jennifer Synal         University of Hartford           Wasilewski                Megan Kathleen Worth
   Volleyball Boosters         Tabor Law Offices                  Student Government         Lenore Waters                Keith Worthington
St. John The Baptist School    Paul and Anne Tague                Association                Dorothy Watson               Laura Wright
Jessica Lynn Stabosz           Ryan Tague                      University of Illinois,       Gary and Charlea Webb        Ann Wright-Parsons
Jim and Jean Stachowiak        M. and F. Takhtehchian             Department of History      James and Janet Webster      Gerald and Gayle Wuori
Joel and Judith Stafstrom      Arthur Tam and Yee Ming         The University of Michigan    Beatrice Wehrly              W. W. Grainger
Jacqueline Stamatakos             Tamlee                       University of Toledo          Scott and Jennifer Weichle   Robert and Patricia Yadgir
Joseph and Diana Stanfa        John and Rosemarie              Catherine Blair Urbonas       Weiler & Lengle, P.C.        Eric Yarbrough
Robert and Carrie Stanton         Tarmichael                   Katherine Urevig              Rory and Susan Weiler        Scott and Jennifer Young
Sarah Jane Stanton             Kristin Anne Tartol             Marc and Sheri Urowsky        David and Betty Weinberger   Jerrold and Carol Zar
Mary Jo Stauner                Loren and Kathy Taylor          Robert and Catherine          Glori Weinert                Irma Zaragoza
Ted Steben                     Robert and Mary Taylor             Usborne                    William and Sharron Weiss    Michael Zarnecki
John and Joan Steffek          Shannon and Danny Taylor        Robert and Lynn Uvodich       WellPoint Foundation,        Denise Ellyn Zeitlin
Michael and Bobbi Stege        William and Dian Taylor         Julie and Richard Van Lanen      Incorporated              Carol Zelaya
Timothy Stegeman               Harlan Teller                   Gary and Janice Vander Meer   Betty Wells                  Philip Joseph Zepeda
Daniel and Eva Steinberg       Steven and Susan Teplinsky      The Variable Annuity Life     Stephen and Claudia          Zeta Upsilon Chapter of
Judy Lee Steinegeweg           Bill and Susan Termini             Insurance Company             Wennmacher                    Delta Sigma Pi
Peggy Stell                    Marvin and Zelda Tetenbaum      Robert and Michelle Vasak     Phil and Arlene Wesson       Jie Zhou
Stephen Fossler Company        Lisa Thamasett                  Robert and Antoinette         West Suburban Retired        Christine Zielinski
Craig Stevens                  Thermal Chicago Corporation        Vaughan                       IEA/NEA                   Monika Zimmer
Teresa Stock                   Anthony Evans Thomas            Joe and Jean Vaughn           Western New England          Zion Benten Swarm
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True North donors, changing students’ lives…and their own

Bill and Eileen Breitzke
create a legacy at NIU                                                                           By Angela Johansson, M.A. ’05

We all like to believe we make good investments.                     teacher. “His students loved him,” says Dick Beard, who taught
     We channel our time, talent, and money where the payoff         with Bill for more than 20 years. “He spent a lot of time on job
will be greatest…for ourselves and, more importantly, for the        sites as part of the co-op program for those kids. He worked long
people we care about.                                                hours with their employers. He never thought twice about going
     Most of us find that resources like time and money are          the extra mile, because he really cared about his students’ success.”
in limited supply, and only the most gifted investor achieves              Anyone who knew Bill knew he was dedicated to his
unlimited returns on his ventures. Bill Breitzke was just such       students; they also knew that when he wasn’t helping them find
an investor.                                                         success, he was finding his own on the fishing boat. Beard
     “Bill loved numbers,” recalls his wife, Eileen. “Investing      was Bill’s long-time fishing buddy, and the two teachers spent
wasn’t work for him…it was like a game. He didn’t care how           many a summer together on Lake Michigan, in Wisconsin,
much he accumulated. He just thought it was great fun.”              and in Canada.
     All that fun paid off. Over the years, Bill did well for him-         “We made a lot of great memories on that boat. It was so
self and for those he loved. So well that he was able to leave a     peaceful and quiet. Bill always said sitting out there was a God-
legacy that will far outlive his short time on this earth, a large   like experience. It gave him perspective. He said it put him
part of which he left for students at NIU. But Bill’s financial      where he belonged.”
gifts were just the beginning of what he left behind.                      At age 62, Bill found another place he belonged: with the
     Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing at NIU in        love of his life, Eileen. She was his college sweetheart and the
1964 and later came back for his master’s degree in education        two reconnected in their sixties. “Bill had been a bachelor his
in 1969. After graduation, he built a 27-year career teaching        whole life,” recalls Beard. “I never thought he’d get married, but
marketing and cooperative education at Maine West High               he sure showed me. Eileen made him very happy.”
School in Des Plaines, Illinois.                                           “Dating was one of the most exciting times of our lives,”
     Bill was known at Maine West as a dedicated and caring          says Eileen. “We felt like we were 20 again. It was a wonderful

                                                                                  At his funeral, friends and family said Bill Breitzke’s
                                                                                  three passions in life were his wife, fishing, and invest-
                                                                                  ing. In his final days, he and his wife were able to do
                                                                                  something else that was very important to Billhelp
                                                                                  others. The two created an endowment for NIU business
                                                                                  students. Bill is pictured in his prized fishing boat.

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surprise to feel that way after so many years…just wonderful.
We felt like our lives were just beginning.”
      Unfortunately, the happy couple’s new start was short-lived.
Bill was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 64.
      The following months were tough as Bill underwent surger-
ies, radiation, and chemotherapy. Eileen was at his side every                  True North Campaign Update
step of the way. “He fought hard and almost never complained,”
she recalls. “He lived much longer than anyone would have               Goal: $150 million (by July 2010)
expected, and he made the most of every moment. When I look             Focus: Endowment to support NIU’s deserving students
back, I don’t know how he did it. He was always upbeat.”
                                                                        To date: $129 million
      Through it all, Bill never stopped wanting to help others.
“There was a van that would pick patients up for treatments at          Scholarships awarded in past year: 940
the hospital,” says Eileen. “It was the dead of winter and we
really appreciated it. Many people who used the van were elderly        Highlights:
and alone. We wanted to make sure others could benefit from
that life-saving service for years to come, so we donated a new
                                                                        •   Scholarship dollars awarded from endowment have
                                                                            more than QUADRUPLED since the beginning of
van,” she says.
                                                                            the campaign.
      Both Bill and Eileen have been long-time believers in edu-
cation. Eileen studied business at McHenry County College and           •   In the past year alone, donors have informed NIU
both of her children, Bryan and Kathy Plinske, are teachers. The            that they intend to leave us a combined total of
couple’s belief in the power of education is so strong that before          $4.4 million through their estate plans.
Bill’s passing, they chose to create three endowed scholarship
                                                                        •   Our investment performance is stellar, even
funds at the NIU College of Business.
                                                                            better than the average performance for endow-
      “He knew he wanted to help students,” says Eileen, who
                                                                            ments of many comparably-sized schools and
was by Bill’s side helping him make his last investment. “We
                                                                            better than the performance of all public schools.
wanted to help students, and it was very important to leave the
estate with an organization we could trust. Bill needed to know         •   Even as economic woes put a damper on giving
it would be well invested,” she says.                                       across the nation, NIU still seems to be holding
      “The confidence of donors like Bill and Eileen is a great             strong. We’ve received $5.7 million in pledge
compliment,” says Mallory M. Simpson, president of the NIU                  commitments so far this year, up 67% from the
Foundation. “We have amazing volunteers on our finance com-                 same time last year.
mittee. Thanks to them, we’ve had many years of great returns.
We are very fortunate to have such expert financial leadership,
                                                                        •   Hundreds of alumni have reconnected with their
                                                                            alma mater at regional True North events in
especially in these tough economic times,” she adds.
      In his final weeks, Bill and Eileen created a living trust with       Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San
several beneficiaries, including family members and charities.              Francisco. Events showcase the heart and soul of
The university will also receive the proceeds from a marital trust          NIU—our faculty and students.
the two created before his death.
      “I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet Bill,” says      For more information about True North, visit
NIU president John Peters. “His story has been such an inspira-          us on the web at
tion. People like Bill and Eileen who believe so much in this
university community remind us why we do what we do. We are
very proud indeed that they chose to leave their legacy at NIU.”

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Q & A with Jeff Compher
Jeff	compher	was	named	Northern	Illinois	associate	vice	                    Wilkins family, Jeff and Kimberly Yordon, and most recently,
president	and	director	of	athletics	in	April	and	officially	                Bob Brigham Jr., have made huge commitments to help bring us
joined	the	Huskie	family	in	early	June.	He	enters	his	initial	              to the next level. I want to continue to build on the momentum
year	leading	NIU’s	17-sport	athletics	program	in	2008-09.	                  that we have established in our fundraising efforts. We’re
compher,	who	came	to	NIU	after	four	years	as	the	executive	                 also going to look at future scheduling for both football and
associate	athletic	director	at	the	University	of	Washington		               basketball, and we are beginning a big initiative to improve
in	Seattle,	spoke	to	Northern Now	about	the	Huskie		                        the atmosphere and environment for our basketball programs.
Athletic	program.	                                                          I want the Convo to really be a home court advantage for us,
                                                                            and for that to happen we need our students to come out and
After	meeting	with	the	coaches	and	staff,	have	you	identified	              support our teams. We have a great facility in the Convocation
the	goals	for	your	first	year	at	NIU?	If	so,	what	are	those	goals?		        Center and we’re going to consider every aspect of the game day
I have had a chance to formulate some initial goals. The first              experience. We want to prepare for the successes I know will come.
one is not very glamorous, but it is very important and provides
the basis for everything that we do on a daily basis. I want us to          What	do	you	see	as	the	strengths	of	the	department	and	
reaffirm our mission and vision statements, as well as the core             what	are	some	areas	that	NIU	faces	the	most	challenges?	
values of our department, to ensure that we’re working together             Our strengths are the talent and dedication of our people,
for the student-athlete. It is important that our values are in step        especially our head coaches, who have a wealth of knowledge
with the university’s goals and mission.                                    and experience. They each have the equivalent of a Ph.D. in
     I want to create a plan for facility improvement that will             their sport. With the Yordon Center and the Convocation
enable our programs to move forward. The Yordon Center was                  Center, and now the new soccer/track complex, our facilities are
obviously a great first step and the new soccer and track facility          improving and we have a lot of momentum there.
will benefit those programs tremendously. In addition, our                       Our university administration is amazing, especially
wrestling and gymnastics teams are returning to refurbished                 President Peters, who has shown a proven commitment to
practice facilities in Huskie Stadium. We need to go about the              athletics. I think that DeKalb and our community are certainly
process of identifying our priorities in the future and map out a           a strength. When you drive into DeKalb from I-88, you
plan for how to reach those goals.                                          immediately see that this is Huskie Country.
     We are going to take a look at our summer camp program,                     The challenges we face are similar to those that everyone
which is something that is very                                                                           else has—to keep up. We have to
important to our coaches. Camps                                                                           give coaches what they need to be
bring thousands of kids to the                                                                            successful and provide our student-
NIU campus every summer. We                                                                               athletes with every opportunity to
need to make sure that we are                                                                             develop and improve both on and
serving the community and the                                                                             off the court.
coaching staff and using those
resources in the appropriate way.                                                                                can	Huskie	fans	expect	to	see	
     I want to identify other                                                                                    any	immediate	changes	under	
potential revenue sources and                                                                                    your	leadership	and	if	so,	what	
look at ways to keep our revenue                                                                                 are	some	of	those?
streams consistent from year to                                                                                  We’ll probably have some minor
year. We have had many alumni                                                                                    tweaking of our organization, but
and supporters step up to invest                                                                                 those will be more internal than
in our programs. People like the                                                                                 anything. Other than that, I’m
                                     NIU Football Coach Jerry Kill welcomes Jeff Compher to the Huskie family.

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                                                                   Huskie Bites
                                                                   ➤ Northern Illinois was represented at the
                                                                   2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as former
                                                                   NIU wrestler T. C. Dantzler won the 163-
                                                                   pound division of the Greco-Roman U.S.
                                                                   Olympic Trials. Dantzler was a four-time NCAA
                                                                   Championships qualifier for the Huskies from
                                                                   1990-93 who also lettered in football as a
                                                                   tailback in 1991. He had qualified for the last
going to spend a little more time learning how things work         five Greco-Roman World Championships, but failed
before making any drastic changes.                                 to make the Olympic team in 2004 due to injury.
                                                                   ➤ Northern Illinois introduced Pawel Gajdzik,
Discuss	your	priorities/philosophy	as	an	athletic	director.        a standout player at tennis powerhouse Baylor
My number one priority is the student-athlete and making           who has worked for the past seven years as
sure we provide a first-class, Division I experience to each and   a volunteer assistant coach with the Bears’
every one of them. My philosophy is to create and identify a set   program, as its new men’s tennis coach. Baylor
of core values so that we are enhancing the overall university     advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all
in everything we do. It is important that we be committed, be      seven of Gajdzik’s seasons, winning the 2004
transparent and provide opportunities for everyone to be a part    National Championship and earning a runner-
of our program.                                                    up finish in 2005.
                                                                   ➤ The Huskie men’s and women’s soccer and women’s
From	your	fresh	perspective	on	NIU	athletics,	why	is	this	         track and field programs move into the newest athletic
program	so	worthy	of	the	support	of	people	in	this	region?	        facility on campus this fall with the opening of the new NIU
Northern Illinois is a Division I program in a Division I          Track and Field/Soccer Complex. Located at the site of the
conference that has a great chance to win championships. We        former Huskie Soccer Field, the new facility includes regula-
need to continue to raise awareness of the good things that        tion-sized soccer turf that is Fifa 2-Star Certified, the highest
Northern Illinois is doing – not just as an athletic department,   quality artificial soccer surface available. “You can play World
but as a university. There are so many talented people here        Cup matches on it, or international matches on it. For us, in
on campus doing great things and who have gone on to do            particular, we can host NCAA events as if the surface were
great things. We want to make our alumni, our students and         natural grass,” said NIU Head Men’s Soccer Coach Steve
fans proud. I am very optimistic about the future for Huskie       Simmons. The complex also includes two shot put rings,
Athletics and this wonderful university.                           hammer/discus ring and javelin runway, as well as three jump
                                                                   pits and two d-zones for the high jumpers and pole vaulters.
                                                                   ➤ NIU women’s basketball coach Carol Owens
 2008 Huskie Football Schedule                                     concluded a successful 2008 campaign as head coach
                                                                   of the USA Women’s U18 National Team,
                                                                   leading Team USA to a perfect 5-0 record
        Aug. 30         at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
                                                                   and the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18
        Sept. 6         at Western Michigan*, 6 p.m.
                                                                   Championship for Women played in Buenos
        Sept. 20        INDIANA STATE, 2 p.m.
                                                                   Aires, Argentina in July. The team’s first-place
        Sept. 27        at Eastern Michigan*, 11 a.m.
                                                                   finish qualified the USA for the 2009 FIBA
        Oct. 4          at Tennessee, 6 p.m.
                                                                   U19 World Championship next summer.
        Oct. 11         MIAMI (OHIO)*, 3 p.m.
                                                                   ➤ In July, Bob Brigham, Jr., son of one of
        Oct. 18         TOLEDO*, 3 p.m. (HC)
                                                                   the legendary patriarchs of Huskie athletics and a lifelong
        Oct. 25         BOWLING GREEN*, 3 p.m.
                                                                   supporter of NIU, finalized a $500,000 total gift commit-
        Nov. 5          at Ball State*, 7 p.m.
                                                                   ment (the fourth-largest private donation to Northern Illinois
        Nov. 12         CENTRAL MICHIGAN*, 7 p.m.
                                                                   Athletics in the institution’s history) to permanently name the
        Nov. 18         at Kent State, 6 p.m.
                                                                   Brigham Family Victory Plaza. Located between the Yordon
        Nov. 25         NAVY, 6 p.m.
                                                                   Center and the north end zone of Brigham Field at Huskie
              All Times Central and Subject to Change.             Stadium, the Brigham Family Victory Plaza provides the path
        *Mid-American Conference game. HC – Homecoming
                                                                   to success for hundreds of Huskie student-athletes every day.
   To purchase tickets call (815) 752-6800
   or order on-line at

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NIU Alumni Association                                             The	following	class	notes	were	
                                                                   received	from	April	to	June	2008.
                                                                                                              the university level for 38 years, 35 of
                                                                                                              which were at Rider University. Stein
President’s Letter                                                                                            plans to travel, volunteer, teach an
                                                                   ’41                                        occasional course, and spend time with
Ah, autumn in DeKalb…students are back on campus                   Harriet	Terwilliger, M.S.Ed. ’59, and      family and friends.
getting reacquainted with college lifefootball season in          Bill	Terwilliger, ’42, have been retired

full swing, the fall colors reflecting off the lagoon waters,
                                                                   since 1980 and are living in Columbus,     ’68
                                                                   North Carolina. They have been             John	Terwilliger retired from teaching
Homecoming, all the parties and tailgatingyou get the             married over 65 years (since 1942) and     in Troy, Ohio.
picture. I hope you are planning on visiting campus this fall      Bill just celebrated his 90th birthday.    Thomas	Willer has newly retired after
as well; you are always welcome at your alma mater. This                                                      a 29-year career in global regulatory
year, what makes it even better for NIU alumni is the brand        ’56                                        affairs. Most recently Thomas worked at
                                                                   Ioanna	Burtzos recently retired            the pharmaceutical company Hospira.
new membership program.
                                                                   from 44 years of teaching in Illinois      He had previously worked for a number
                              We launched this important new       School District 58 where she taught        of major drug companies, including
                         initiative on July 1. This membership     world culture and coached volleyball.      Abbott Labs and Beecham Labs. He
                         program provides the perfect opportu-     She continues to substitute teach          and his wife, Jane	(Groy)	Willer, plan
                         nity to demonstrate your pride in the     in Downers Grove. Burtzos enjoys           to stay in the Chicago area.
                         university and your dedication to the     traveling, reading and cooking. She

                         future success of the institution.
                                                                   and her husband, Michael, have three       ’70
                                                                   children and ten grandchildren.            cynthia	Terwilliger started her career
                              You may be wondering “what’s                                                    in Kwajelin in the Marshall Islands,
                         in it for me” to pay dues to the NIU      ’59                                        then moved to California, then
John F. Tierney,         Alumni Association. The short answer      Audrey	Manley, M.S.Ed. ’66, is a           Michigan, and presently resides in
                        is, quite a bit, both indirectly and       candidate for the Illinois Senate for      Tryon, North Carolina.
President, NIU                                                     the 41st District. Manley is on the
                        directly. You will benefit directly from
Alumni Association
                        some of the privileges and programs
                                                                   Democratic ticket for the November         ’71
                                                                   election.                                  Patrick	Dalessandro has been named
offered to dues-paying members. Indirectly, everyone ben-                                                     2008 Illinois REALTOR of the Year.
efits; the dues will support first-class alumni programming,       ’64                                        The award recognizes leadership
more scholarships, and enhance the high quality reputation         conrad	e.	Dziewulski received              and service in civic, community, and
of Northern Illinois University.                                   the Air Force Outstanding Civilian         charitable causes, as well as activity
                                                                   Career Service Award after retiring        in the REALTOR Association.
      I highly encourage each of you to become a dues-pay-
                                                                   at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.         Dalessandro also participates in local
ing member of the NIU Alumni Association. Commit to                Dziewulski had nearly 32 years             politics and volunteers at community
furthering the reputation of this premier regional university.     combined military and civil service        homeless shelters. He resides in
I am proud to say that I am a charter member of the NIU            in public affairs and environmental        Prospect Heights, Illinois, with his
Alumni Association at the Legacy level. The membership             planning.                                  wife, Amy.
                                                                                                              Jane	Hoppe announces the release of
program is detailed in full in this issue of Northern Now. I
hope that you are all as excited about this program as I am.
                                                                   ’67                                        her debut novel, Beyond Betrayal. For
                                                                   Bob	o’connor has just published            more information, visit http://www.
      I hope to see all of you at one of the many events and       his third historical novel Catesby:
programs that the Alumni Association has planned for the           Eyewitness to the Civil War. The
fall of 2008. Remember to stop by the Alumni Village               book follows the difficult journey         ’73
adjacent to the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center before          of a slave blacksmith in his quest to      Renae	Brooks, M.S.Ed., M.S.Ed.
                                                                   become a free man. O’Connor lives in       ’74, has recently won the 2008
every home football game this year. As always, thank you for
                                                                   Charles Town, West Virginia. More          Kohl McCormick Early Childhood
your continued support of NIU.                                     information on the book can be found       Teaching Award. Brooks is an educator
                                                                   on                who exemplifies the best practices of
                                                                   Sandra	Lou	Stein, M.S.Ed., Ed.D.           early childhood teaching: dedication,
          Stay in touch at
                                                                   ’69, professor of education, retired       innovation, leadership, respect for
                                            from Rider University with Professor       children and their families, and
                                                                   Emerita status in 2007. She taught at      commitment to professional growth.

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                                                                                       Calendar of Events
                                                                                       Saturday, September 20              Thursday, November 6
                                                                                       Private Group Pre-game              “Dirty Dancing” Reception
                                                                                       Receptions                          and Show
                                                                                       Alumni Village                      Chicago, Illinois
                                                                                       DeKalb, Illinois
She currently teaches first grade at       recipients of the Lawyer’s Lawyer                                               Wednesday, November 12
River Woods Elementary School in           Award in the St. Louis Daily
                                                                                       Monday, September 22                NIU vs. Central Michigan Watch
Naperville, Illinois.                      Record’s 10th annual Women’s Justice
                                           Awards. The Lawyer’s Lawyer Award
                                                                                       NIU Student-Alumni Networking       Party
’76                                        recognizes women in private practice        Night                               Goose Island
George	ellison, on January 1, 2008,        who have demonstrated leadership,           Barsema Alumni and                  Chicago, Illinois
joined the law firm Foran, Glennon,        integrity, service, sacrifice, and          Visitors Center
Palandech, & Ponzi, PC as Of               accomplishment in improving the                                                 Sunday, November 16
                                                                                       DeKalb, Illinois
Counsel.                                   quality of justice or contributing to the                                       NIU Affinity Social
                                           betterment of the profession.               Saturday, October 4                 Bears vs. Packers Watch Party
’77                                                                                                                        Oak Brook, Illinois
curtis	c.	Verschoor, Ed.D., has            ’82                                         NIU vs. Tennessee
                                                                                       Pregame Reception
been named Educator of the Year            Jerrold	M.	Losch and Myrna G.                                                   Tuesday, November 25
2007-2008 by the Chicago Chapter           Contreras-Losch celebrated their first      Knoxville, Tennessee
                                                                                                                           NIU vs. Navy Watch Party
of the Institute of Internal Auditors.     wedding anniversary on June 8, 2008.
Verschoor is the Ledger & Quill            They reside in Palos Heights, Illinois.     Saturday, October 11                Goose Island
Research Professor in the School           Jerrold is a financial analyst for Zurich   Private Group Pre-game              Chicago, Illinois
of Accountancy and MIS and also            North America.                              Receptions
Wicklander Fellow in the Institute for                                                                                     Thursday, December 11
                                                                                       Alumni Village
Business and Professional Ethics, both     ’83                                         DeKalb, Illinois                    NIU Annual Holiday Reception
at DePaul University. Verschoor is also Timothy	William	Brown published                                                    University Club
the author of Ethics and Compliance:    his third novel, Walking Man, in               Saturday, October 18                Chicago, Illinois
Challenges for Internal Auditing,       April 2008 with Bronx River Press.
                                                                                       NIU Homecoming 2008
published by the institute.             Brown currently serves on the board                                                Friday, January 23, 2009
                                        of the nonprofit New York Center for           DeKalb, Illinois
’78                                     Independent Publishing and regularly
                                                                                       NIU Affinity Social
                                                                                                                           NIU Affinity Jazz Night
                                                                                                                           Luigi’s House
Sandy	Gaudy has retired from 24         reviews small press books as a member
years in IT and lives in North Carolina of the National Book Critics Circle.           Barsema Alumni and Visitors         Aurora, Illinois
in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Gaudy is He is also programming chair of the              Center (for 2 hours after game)
a substitute teacher in middle and high annual New York Round Table Writer’s
                                                                                       Saturday, October 25                For more information and to register
schools, and has her own business as a Conference, now in its fifth year.
Mary Kay consultant.                                                                   Private Group Pre-game              for any of these events, please visit
                                           ’84                                         Receptions                 or call the Alumni
’80                                        Donald	coons, M.S. ’87, has recently
                                                                                       Alumni Village                      Association at (815) 753-1452.
John	etheredge has been appointed          taken the job of senior software
editor of the Ledger-Sentinel              engineer at Nielsen in Schaumburg,
                                                                                       DeKalb, Illinois
newspaper. Etheredge has won               Illinois. Previously, Coons had worked
numerous Illinois Press Association        at Lucent Technologies as a member of
and Northern Illinois News                 technical staff in Naperville, Illinois.       Lifelong Learning Institute Field Trips
Association awards for his news and                                                       Join the Alumni Association and the Lifelong Learning
feature stories.                           ’85                                            Institute on these fun, educational day trips!
Robert	F.	Rycek, M.A., Ph.D. ’83,          Richard	W.	Burg, Ph.D., was licensed
has been appointed interim dean of         as a doctor of chiropractic in California
                                                                                          Tuesday, September 9
the College of Natural and Social          in May 2008, and is in private practice
Sciences at the University of Nebraska     in Berkeley.
                                                                                          A Day of Enchantment
at Kearney. Rycek, who is a professor      Kim	Michael-Lee was hired by                   You’ll start this field trip at the Long Grove Confectionary
of psychology, has served as associate     the American Veterinary Medical                in Buffalo Grove where you’ll see how these hand-crafted
dean of the college since 2002.            Association (AVMA) as director                 chocolates are made. After lunch it’s off to the Cuneo
Linda	Skarsgor	Talentowski has been        of its business division. In her new           Museum Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills.
appointed chief financial officer of the   position, she functions as its chief
Congregation of St. Joseph, LaGrange       financial officer and is responsible           Monday, November 3
Center, LaGrange Park, Illinois.           for providing the vision, strategic
                                                                                          Show Me the Money!
Ruth	Slayco	Binger is one of three         planning, leadership, development,
                                                                                          Learn all about moneyhow it is made and lostwith a
                                                                                          guided tour of the Chicago Board of Trade, the Federal
                                                                                          Reserve Bank, and the Chicago History Museum.

                                                                   implementation, and ongoing               six years. He recently became president
                                                                   management of the financial functions     of Nettis Consulting, LLC in Spring
                                                                   of the AVMA.                              Hill, Florida.
                                                                   Bruce	Pape has been appointed vice
                                                                   president of Compensation, HRIS,          ’91
                                                                   & IAP for BAE Systems, Inc.,              Randy	Rhodes, vice president and
                                                                   headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.     corporate banking team leader for
                                                                                                             treasury management at U.S. Bank’s
                                                                   ’87                                       office in Naperville, Illinois, has won
                                                                   edward	Ho, M.S., held a system            the U.S. Bank’s Summit award. This
                                                                   analyst position for Baxter Healthcare    is Rhode’s second Summit award, one
                                                                   Corp. for five years. Recently he         of the highest Corporate Banking
                                                                   has taken the position as technical       employee achievement honors. He
                 November	6,	2008                                  architecture lead for Navistar, Inc. in   resides in Batavia with his wife, Karen,
                                                                   Springfield, Ohio.                        and their three children.
      cadillac	Palace	Theatre,	chicago,	Illinois                   Kurt	Stallmann currently serves as        chandru	Shankar, M.B.A. ’98,
                                                                   the 2008 Guggenheim for Music             was promoted to senior program
   Join us for an evening of music and fun in Chicago!             Composition Assistant Professor and       manager, WW Services at Microsoft
   The smash hit musical Dirty Dancing will be at the              Lynette S. Autrey Chair, Shepherd         last November. In this position he
   Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement. This          School of Music, Rice University.         develops business applications offerings
   event will feature a private reception at the theatre before                                              for Microsoft’s ERP/CRM line of
   the show featuring a rich assortment of hors d’oeuvres          ’88                                       solutions called Microsoft Dynamics.
                                                                   Daniel	Ihm was formerly vice
   and an open bar. Then at intermission, cocktails and
   desserts will be served in a private suite. Tickets are $125
                                                                   president of technology at Thomson        ’93
                                                                   Media and recently became IT              Mike	Nardulli and Amy	Nardulli’s
   per person and include the receptions and your ticket to        manager of NIU’s Campus Web               daughter, Lauren, was diagnosed with
   the show. Visit for more information              Services.                                 Chiari Malformation and Hydromyelia
   and to register for this event.                                 Amy	Regutti has been practicing           at birth. In the two years since, she
                                                                   traditional Chinese medicine for 10       has seen physicians in 12 fields, as
                                                                   years and continues to paint, as well     well as numerous therapists. For more
                                                                   as work on a collection of humorous       information about Lauren and a benefit
                                                                   essays. She lives with her husband and    that will be held for her on September
Tennessee Pregame Reception                                        two sons.                                 20, visit www.laurennardullibenefit.
                                                                                                             com. Questions can be directed to
                                                                   ’89                                       Treacy Nardulli Adamo at treacy77@
                     Saturday, October 4                           Barbara	J.	Miller, M.S., has been
                     NIU vs. Tennessee                             recognized as a Distinguished Fellow

                     Pregame Reception
                                                                   of the American Academy of Physician      ’97
                                                                   Assistants. She practices gynecology      James	Matthew	castle was in PBS’s
                     Knoxville, Tennessee                          at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of       Company, which received the 2006-07
                                                                   Cook County and has been a physician      Tony Award for Best Revival.
Join the Alumni Association in partnership with the Huskie         assistant for 27 years.                   Rubye	Wilson, a national Emmy
Athletic Scholarship Fund (HASF) in Knoxville, Tennessee,                                                    Award-winning producer, has been

for a pregame reception in October! The reception features a
                                                                   ’90                                       named an ABC 7 programming
                                                                   Joel	Graesser, M.F.A., won third          producer. Wilson has worked at ABC 7
generous buffet and bar that begins two and a half hours before    place in the World Snow Festival in       Chicago as a freelance producer since
game time. Join fellow alumni and friends to cheer the Huskies     Switzerland. In October 2007, he          2006.
to victory at this away game. Tickets for the reception are $50    was featured in a one-person show at
each and do not include your ticket to the game. To register for   Meredith Ward Fine Art in New York        ’00
                                                                   City, and, in December 2007, had a        Andrew	Fischer worked as software
the reception, visit or call the Alumni Association
                                                                   review in ARTnews magazine.               engineer for Rockford Public Schools
at (815) 753-1452. Game tickets are available through NIU          Anthony	Nettis, M.S. ’91, worked as       for five years and has recently taken a
Athletics at (815) 752-6800 or                 partner for Solutions Consulting for      new position as software and network

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engineer for Rockford Public Library
System, Rockford, Illinois.
                                            carrier, ensuring the availability of
                                            propulsion and power.                     you Belong Here!
                                                                                      NIU joined the ranks of hundreds of nationally renowned
’01                                         ’05                                       institutions in July when the Alumni Association launched a
Matt	Beintum has accepted the               Nicholas	Fryer, M.M., took a full-
                                                                                      membership program.
position of vice president of unclaimed     time job teaching at Minnesota State
property at Duff & Phelps LLC in            University.                                    All graduates of Northern Illinois University are a part
Chicago, Illinois.                                                                    of the NIU Alumni Association and will continue to enjoy
Jeffrey	Diehl will be joining Ballet        ’06                                       access to the online alumni directory, quality alumni events and
Met in Columbus, Ohio, for the 2008-        erica	Goldberg has returned to the        programming, and special discounts and incentives with our
2009 season after dancing for the last      United States after eight months in
                                                                                      corporate partners. And now, dues-paying members supporting
five years with the Louisville Ballet.      Chalon-sur-Saône, France, when she
elizabeth	Flocker-Aiming, M.M.,             taught American culture, politics,
                                                                                      their alma mater will enjoy the advantages of additional discounts
was featured in a segment on April 2,       and language as an English language       and benefits.
for NBC Nightly News, for her work          assistant at a local high school.              Show pride in your university and become a “card-carrying”
with steel drums in the classroom.          Robert	Hallberg, M.B.A., has              member of the NIU Alumni Association. Membership
Wayne	A.	Johnson, Ed.D., has taken          recently been named senior vice           opportunities are available at two levels: Cardinal & Black and
a new position as of June 2007. After       president, Commercial Lending,
                                                                                      Legacy. Become a member at today!
15 years of adjunct work, he was hired      at MB Financial Bank. Currently,
by Harper College as the department         Hallberg is a leadership board member
chair of Law Enforcement and Justice        for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of       Cardinal & Black                   $40 annually; $55 joint membership
Administration. His son, Adam	              Metropolitan Chicago. He also devotes     •	   15%	off	all	NIU	souvenirs	and	apparel	at	the	Holmes	Student	Center	Bookstore	
Johnson, ’03, is an executive for Target    time to Lions Club International and
Corporation.                                the Young Professionals Organization.
                                                                                      •	   20%	off	all	merchandise	at	the	Barsema	Alumni	and	Visitors	Center	alumni	shop	
                                                                                      •	   Discounts	for	select	Alumni	Association	events	
’02                                                                                   •	   Founders	Memorial	Library	privileges	
erik	Laakkonen has written the article      Marriages and Births                      •	   Four	issues	annually	of	Northern Now	magazine		
“Up in Smoke? Narragansett, Hicks,
and the Erosion of Tribal Sovereign         ’83                                       •	
                                                                                           Discounts	for	performances	by	the	College	of	Visual	and	Performing	Arts	on	campus	
                                                                                           and	in	Chicago	
Immunity,” which will be published          Kathryn	Starzyk married Glenn
in the University of Iowa College of        Thompson on November 23, 2007. The        •	   Discounts	for	select	NIU	Outreach	professional	development/continuing	education	courses	
Law’s Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice.   couple resides in Deerfield, Wisconsin.   •	   An	NIU	e-mail	account	
Laakkonen recently joined the law firm
Kramer, deBoer, Endelicato & Keanne         ’91                                       •	
                                                                                           Advance	notice	of	select	Convocation	Center	events	with	exclusive	member	discounts	
                                                                                           Discounted	football	season	tickets	courtesy	of	Huskie	Athletic	Scholarship	Fund	(HASF)	
LLP in Indian Wells, California, as an      Daniel	Murphy and catherine	Irvine	
associate attorney.                         Murphy announce the birth of son          •	   Discounted	Lifelong	Learning	seminars	and	field	trips	cosponsored	by	the	
                                            Dylan Joseph on January 2, 2008.          	    NIU	Alumni	Association	
’04                                         Dylan joins big brothers Aaron, 16,       •	   Special	pricing	on	Career	Vision	Advantage	Assessments	and	career	consulting	services	
Amy	Nelson, M.A. ’06, is touring            and Conner, 11. The Murphys reside in
                                                                                      	    for	alumni	and	members	of	their	immediate	families	
China and Asia as lead trumpet in           Tampa, Florida.
Troika’s production of The Sound of                                                   •	   Cash	Back	from	the	Chicago	Rockford	International	Airport	(RFD)	
Music. She is enjoying a dual cultural      ’95	                                      •	   Discounted	car	rentals	through	Hertz
exchange of traveling in Asian              chris	(Holt)	Kurgan and Bob Kurgan
countries with an orchestra that            welcomed son Justin Nicholas on April     Legacy                         $250 annually; $300 joint membership
includes several Ukrainians.                8, 2008.
Navy	Petty	officer	3rd	class	Joffrey	                                                 Includes	all	benefits	available	at	the	Cardinal	&	Black	level	plus:	
M.	Smith recently graduated from the        ’96                                       •	 Invitation	to	one	president’s	pregame	reception	
Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval        Len	Zaporowski and Michelle Kazak         •	 Invitation	to	two	special	“Legacy	Only”	events	throughout	the	year	
Nuclear Power Training Command,             were married on May 3, 2008. They
                                                                                      	 (webinars	–	financial,	cultural,	etc.;	meet	and	greet	events	with	distinguished	alumni,	
Goose Creek, South Carolina. With           reside in Chicago, Illinois.
his newly acquired knowledge, Smith                                                   	 professional	athletes,	and	others)	
is prepared to operate a reactor on a       ’98                                       •	 30-minute	career	consultation	with	a	professional	career	expert	at	Career	Vision
nuclear powered submarine or aircraft       Tamara	Smith and Jeffrey E. Smith

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We asked and you provided 35 years            B Fred Clayton, ’71, and Vera Krohn,      Brennan, ’73, Pete Jensen, ’74, Nancy      F Esther Rapoport, ’81, and Jeffrey
of alumni weddings!                           ’74, were married July 23, 1977.          Ann Jensen, ’71, Wes Bork, ’74,            Craven were married March 20, 1988.
We welcome your wedding photos for            From left, front row: Dayle Derning       Maureen (Gallagher) Christiansen,          From left: Kathy (O’Donnell) O’Brien,
inclusion in future issues of Northern Now,   Nervig, ’74, Bill Nervig, ’74, Carole     Dave Christiansen                          ’81, Margie O’Connor Burgess, ’81,
especially those that feature other NIU       Loos, ’74, Nancy Sullivan Danielson,                                                 Esther Rapoport-Craven, Patti
alumni. Mail or e-mail photos for consid-     ’73, John Danielson, ’73; back row:       D Richard H. Carlson, ’74, M.P.A. ’79,     (Garrity) Coleman, ’81, Mary (Cooper)
eration to: Alumni Association, Northern      Jim Kratky, ’71, Melanie Krolik Kratky,   and Peggy Roberts, ’74, were married       Thompson, ’81, Jenny (Evans)
Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115; send   ’73, David Wegner, ’72, Donna Greene      July 5, 1975.                              Schwegman, ’81
high-resolution images to      Wegner, ’74, Vera (Krohn) Clayton,        From left: Susan (Erickson) Roberts
Please identify all individuals and provide   Fred Clayton, John Nolan, ’71, Claudia    Richardson, ’71, Marcia (Rowe)             G Donna Hoch, ’87, and Don Shippy,
class years of any alumni pictured. We        Nolan, Janet Klaw Hahn, ’75, Tom          Nordlund, ’75, Georgann (Tetzlaff)         ’84, M.S. ’89, were married October 7,
regret that photos cannot be returned.        Hahn, ’75                                 Kreft Olson, Karen (Robinson)              1989.
                                                                                        Froom Kauten, ’74, Kimberly (Kreft)        From left: Ted Keller, ’84, Nancy
A Leslie L. Wesolowski, ’71, and David        C Maureen Gallagher, ’73, and Dave        Rosenberg, ’90, Richard H. Carlson,        (Durnberger) Ares, ’85, Dave Lewis,
M. Wildrick were married June 25, 1972.       Christiansen, ’73, were married October   Peggy (Roberts) Carlson, Terry             ’85, Cheryl (Baker) Lewis, ’88, Donna
Alumni pictured include: Mary Catherine       28, 1973.                                 Gunning, ’74, Alan S. Olson, ’65, Steve    (Hoch) Shippy, Don Shippy, Jean
(Gorman) McGee, ’73, Leslie L.                Alumni pictured include: Terry Rauen,     Zivic, ’74, John E. Roberts, Jr., ’71      (Hoch) Elliott, ’85, Steve Elliott, Cathy
(Wesolowski) Wildrick, David M.               ’73, Jim Wilson, ’74, Linda Schmidt-                                                 (Shippy) Horst, ’96, Doug Stein, ’84,
Wildrick, Joseph L. Russo, ’71                Casey, ’73, Mike Casey, ’71, John         E Scott Tracy, ’74, and Rhonda             M.A.S. ’86
                                                                                        Taddeucci were married October 10, 1981.

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H Rick LoPresto, ’95, M.M. ’01, and     From left, front row: Erica (Potterbaum)   L Jennifer Halko, ’03, and William          Amanda (Earing) Joshi, ’01, Kristyn
Megan Hazelton, ’96, were married       Reckamp; Jen (Chesher) Wygant,             Ersler, ’02, were married August 3, 2007.   Dudek, Kenneth Albrecht, ’04, Sarah
June 9, 2001.                           ’00, M.A. ’02, Colette Ondera, ’02,        Bride’s photo alumni include: Lisa          (Paul) Spoerl, ’00, Rebecca (Gehrke)
From left: Lorraine Rogers, Karen       Therese (Nickels) Pobojewski, John         Henning, ’03, Melissa (Bassett)             Dudek, Nicholas Dudek, Rick Spoerl,
Friar, Heidi Rogers, Rose LoPresto,     Pobojewski, Erin (Walker) Bliss,           Rumbaugh, ’04, Janice Galon, ’04,           ’01, Anand Joshi, Alex Fernandez
Rick LoPresto, Megan (Hazelton)         ’02; Laura Potterbaum, ’02; back row:      Jennifer (Halko) Ersler, ’03
LoPresto, Tom LoPresto, Brian           Steve Lundin, M.M. ’03, Pat Schleker,      Groom’s photo alumni include: Michael       O Margaret Dougherty, M.A. ’06, and
Shelton, ’95, Anthony Gnutek, ’96,      ’04, Andy Bliss, ’04, Adam Winans,         Corelli, ’01, Christopher “CK”              Daniel Kramarz, M.A. ’06, were married
M.M. ’04, Scott Pierquet, ’93, Rob      Rusty Blackwell                            Chung, ’04, Paul Dobbelhoff, ’03, Pat       December 29, 2007.
Holtane, Ken Tonaki, ’96                                                           McGady, ’04, Kartik Sennerikuppam,          From left: Carrie Casper, M.A. ’07, Ali
                                        K Kristie Gambarota, ’01, and Jackson      ’04, Obed Morales (attended NIU ’99         McGinnis, ’05, M.A. ’07, Ioana Cionea,
I Melinda St. Pierre, ’00, and Jayson   Hisey were married June 15, 2007.          to ’03), William Ersler, ’02                M.A. ’06, Meg (Dougherty) Kramarz,
Ostrowski were married October 13,      From left, front row: Michael Gambarota,                                               Dan Kramarz, Branden Delk, M.A.
2007.                                   Cynthia Gambarota, Lisa Reinhard, Rob      M Scott VanOpdorp, ’03, M.A.S. ’04,         ’06, Katie Carrico, ’03, M.A. ’06, Kris
From left: Mary Brandt, ’00, and        Orwin; middle row: Kristie (Gambarota)     and Holly Hamer were married June 4,        Canon, M.A. ’07
Melinda (St. Pierre) Ostrowski          Hisey, Jackson Hisey, Sarah Pfiffner,      2005.
                                        Bryan Hayden; back row: Corey Bishop,
J Therese Nickels, ’01, M.A. ’02, and   Jenny DeGroot, Russ Claprood,              N Rebecca Gehrke, ’04, and Nicholas
John Pobojewski, ’03, were married      Ron Gasink, ’99                            Dudek, ’02, were married July 21, 2006.
July 16, 2005.                                                                     From left, front row: Donnie Gehrke,

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Alumni Association Scholarships                                       announce the birth of their daughter,
                                                                      Isabelle Sue Smith, on November 17,
                                                                                                                Elizabeth, on October 8, 2007. They
                                                                                                                reside in Elgin, Illinois.
Do you know a current NIU student who could use some                  2007.
money for college? The Alumni Association can help. For               Jennifer	Sedlak married John Parde        ’02
                                                                      on July 28, 2007, in Galena, Illinois.    Megan	Martin and Shelby	Martin,
more than 50 years, the NIU Alumni Association has                    They reside in Hickory Hills, Illinois.   ’04, announce the birth of their
provided qualified students with financial assistance. This                                                     son, Creighton Ryan Martin, on
year, the Association awarded $51,000 in scholarships to              ’99                                       April 9, 2008. The family resides in
students who demonstrated outstanding academic success                Brian	J.	Kobeluch and Lisa	M.	            Schaumburg, Illinois.
                                  and exceptional involvement         Kobeluch welcomed a son, Adam

                                  on campus and in the
                                                                      Joseph, on May 14, 2008. He joins his     ’03
                                                                      sister, Amy Marie, born on July 5, 2004. Meghan	edwards and charlie	
                                  community.                                                                   edwards, ’02, announce the birth of
                                       Applications for the           ’00                                      their first child, Ella Marie Edwards,
                                  Alumni Association Merit            Jennifer	Ingham and husband,             on January 15, 2008.
                                  Scholarship are now                 David, welcomed their first child, son   Traci	Johnson and husband, David
                                                                      Maxwell Stewart, on March 25, 2008. Johnson, welcomed twins Jack David
                                  available for students who
                                                                      June	Miroballi	Korn and Kevin Korn and Claire Elizabeth on March 7, 2008.
                                  plan to attend NIU for              announce the birth of their daughter,    Sara	Barton	Folkens and Brad	
                                  the 2009-2010 academic              Sarah Elizabeth Korn, on January 30,     Folkens, ’02, announce the birth of
                                  year. Applications may              2008.                                    their first child, Maya Rose, on May
                                  be obtained online from             colleen	Miller and Jason	Fong, ’99,      1, 2008.
the Alumni Association website at, by                   welcomed a daughter, Danica Presli       Scott	Vanopdorp	and	Holly	Hamer	
                                                                      Fong, on April 10, 2008.                 Vanopdorp announce the birth of
contacting or by calling (815) 753-1452.
                                                                      camille	Krawczyk and Robert	             their first child, a son, Carter James
Applications are also available at various campus locations           Gibson, ’96, are married and live in     VanOpdorp, on May 15, 2007
including the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, the                 Pingree Grove, Illinois.
Office of Registration and Records, Student Financial Aid,            eric	Albert and Rachael	Trylovich,        ’04
Admissions, University Honors Program, the Center for                 ’02, married on May 5, 2007. They        Rebecca	Ann	Forbes and Michael	
                                                                      now reside in Chicago, Illinois.         David	Gibbons, ’99, got married on
Black Studies, the Center for Latino and Latin American
                                                                                                               June 22, 2008. They reside in Elgin,
Studies, and the Women’s Resource Center. The application             ’01                                      Illinois.
deadline is February 2, 2009.                                         cynthia	Bouska married Ari Barnett
     The Alumni Association scholarship program is funded             in 2002. They had a son, Anthony, on      ’05
by one of the largest privately supported merit scholarship           February 10, 2006, and a daughter,       Brent	cameron and Katarina	Krause,
endowments on campus. You can be a part of this amazing               Brianna, on January 12, 2008.            ’06, met at NIU in 2004 and were
                                                                      Aimee	capati	Siems and Shawn             married on November 24, 2007, in
scholarship program by sending a tax-deductible gift to
                                                                      Siems welcomed their first babies        Dixon, Illinois. They reside in Corpus
the Merit Scholarship Program at: Alumni Association,                 (triplets), Ava Terraza, Vian Allan, and Christi, Texas.
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115; please          Maci Beverly, on June 28, 2007.          Allison	Rudolph and John Lehman
designate “Alumni Association Scholarship Program” in the             Ivy	Jackson and Navarro Matthews         were married on June 21, 2008. They
memo section of your check.                                           announce the birth of their daughter,    reside in Orland Park, Illinois.
                                                                      Thierry Noir, on January 23, 2008.
     Illinois residents can further support student
scholarships while demonstrating NIU pride by ordering a
                                                                      Danielle	carlin and John	carlin           ’06
                                                                      announce the birth of their daughter,    Kari	Haugen and Gary Letko
collegiate license plate from the Illinois Secretary of State’s       Reese Isabelle, on February 10, 2008.    welcomed their first child, Nolan
                          Office. Visit your local driver’s license   Kevin	White and Robyn White              Michael Letko, on September 6, 2007.
                          facility for ordering information or        announce the birth of their daughter,
                           log on to and click          Rayna Nichole White, on April 18,
                                                                                                                In Memoriam
                           on “Membership & Benefits.”
                                                                      David	W.	Binz married Kristen            evelyn	L.	Thompson, ’35, on June 7,
                                                                      E. Johns on November 26, 2005.           2008, in DeKalb, Illinois.
                                                                      They welcomed a daughter, Alyssa         Mary	Jane	cagle, ’37, on May 16,

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                                                                                     Call for Nominations:
                                                                                     2009 Alumni Association Awards
             Class of 1958 Reunion Recap                                             There are countless NIU alumni making a difference in
                                                                                     the world today and every year the Alumni Association
    Members of the class of 1958 gathered on Friday, June                            recognizes the achievements of some of these individuals.
    6, for a full day of reminiscing and reconnecting at the                         Recipients are selected based on outstanding professional and
    Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center (BAVC). Members                               personal successes, as well as involvement in civic, cultural
    of the class of ’58 were joined by alumni from 1951 to                           or charitable activities. Help us identify these exceptional
    1957 for brunch and then hopped on a bus for a tour of                           graduates by nominating a fellow alumnus for one of the
    the campus and surrounding area.                                                 2009 alumni awards:
              Later that evening, over 100 alumni and spouses
    gathered at the BAVC for cocktails, dinner, and the very                         Distinguished Alumni Award
    popular memory houra time for classmates to address                             The Alumni Association’s most prestigious honor, the Distinguished Alumni
    the group with memories of their glory days at NIU.                              Award, is given to a member of NIU’s alumni body, regardless of college
                                                                                     affiliation, who has achieved outstanding success or recognition. The selection
                                                                                     committee particularly looks for an individual who has achieved national,
2007, in DeKalb, Illinois.                 June	I.	Hilton, M.S. ’74, on December     regional, or statewide prominence either in his or her professional field or
Frances	Kinnett, ’37, on January 15,       16, 2007, in Clinton, Iowa.
                                                                                     through involvement in civic, cultural, or charitable activities.
2008.                                      Brian	Allan	Avery, ’93, on March 5,
James	orput	Larsen, ’37, on March          2008.                                     F. R. Geigle Service Award
18, 2008, in Nokomis, Florida.             Richard	W.	“Bill”	Johnson, M.S. ’97,      This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and
August	Mark	Gorenz, ’40, on July 3,        on May 12, 2008, in Elgin, Illinois.
                                                                                     commitment to the best interests of Northern Illinois University in the classroom,
2008, in Burlington, Illinois.
celia	Mell	Schreibman, ’40, on             NIU	Faculty	and	Staff                     in other university activities, or in the wider community. This award, named in
September 28, 2007.                        J	Joseph	Bauxar, university archivist     honor of Francis R. Geigle who served Northern in numerous administrative and
Walter	Jacob	Kukkonen, ’44, on July        from 1964 to 1979, on April 22, 2008,     leadership capacities from 1951 to 1974, may be given to non-alumni.
2, 2008, in Maplewood, Minnesota.          in Laguna Woods, California.
Mavis	P.	Williams, ’44, M.S. ’65, on       Romae	J.	cormier, retired professor       Outstanding College Alumni Awards
May 30, 2008, in DeKalb, Illinois.         of mathematics, on July 24, 2008, in      Seven outstanding alumni are chosen annually to represent the university’s
Nicholas	T.	Mannos, ’51, in March          DeKalb.                                   seven colleges, highlighting the diverse disciplines of a comprehensive
2008.                                      Daniel	B.	edwards, glassblower,           university. The criteria for the award are outstanding professional
Lois	Rebel, ’51, on July 18, 2005.         Department of Chemistry, on April
                                                                                     accomplishments. The selection committee also looks for evidence of civic,
Ira	John	Aves,	Jr., ’53, on May 23,        23, 2008, in Rochelle, Illinois.
2008, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.       Pamela	Klemm, M.S.Ed. ’71, retired        cultural and charitable involvement.
Karen	Schubert	Featherstone, ’56, on       instructor, Department of Special
                                                                                     Outstanding Young Alumni Award
December 25, 2006.                         Education, on April 14, 2008, in
Doris	Ann	DeLuca, ’57, on September        DeKalb, Illinois.
                                                                                     This award will be given to an alumnus, regardless of college affiliation, who
2, 2007.                                   Joseph	o.	Pecenka, M.S. ’64, retired      has received an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University within
Joseph	J.	Baratta, ’59, on March 27,       professor of management, on May 31,       the past 10 years and has shown outstanding promise and success in his or her
2007, in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.         2008, in DeKalb, Illinois.                professional career. The award recipient returns to campus prior to the awards
Patricia	J.	Sibley, ’59, M.S.Ed. ’62, on   Laurence	o.	“Bloop”	Shipman,              presentation to participate in classroom discussions or other events, serving as
May 6, 2008, in DeKalb, Illinois.          grounds department, on June 7, 2008,
                                                                                     a mentor/role model for current students.
Merle	c.	Allen, M.S. ’65, on May 31,       in Sycamore, Illinois.
2008, in Aurora, Illinois.                 Franklin	D.	Van	Buer, ’60, M.A. ’64,
James	L.	Paxton,	Jr., ’69, on April 22,    retired professor of economics, on July
                                                                                     The nomination deadline is November 14, 2008. Nomination
2007.                                      23, 2008, in DeKalb, Illinois.            forms are available online at or by
William	e.	Arloff, ’70, on February        Harlan	D.	Walley, lab technician,         contacting the Alumni Association at or
28, 2008, in Pensacola, Florida.           on June 28, 2008, in Sandwich,            (815) 754-1452. All awards will be presented at a dinner and
Jimmie	Lee	Dye, Ed.D. ’71, on March        Illinois.                                 reception in the spring. Read about award recipients from
24, 2008.
                                                                                     previous years at

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Alumni Association Travel Programs
All prices are per person based on double occupancy; single supplements are available. Cost includes roundtrip
airfare from Chicago, accommodations, and some meals. Touring itineraries are subject to change. For more
information please call the NIU Alumni Relations Office at (815) 753-1512.
     International traveling may involve considerable walking, often on uneven cobblestone streets, or hilly
terrain. Many sites have limited coach access and involve steps and inclines. Travelers should be in reasonably
good health. Please consult your physician for pre-trip medical advice.

Hawaiian Escape                                                     Jewels of Northern Ireland
December 27 – January 4, 2009                                       March 5-14, 2009
Cost: $3,475                                                        Cost: $2,795

Warm trade winds and a traditional                                  If you haven’t visited
Hawaiian “Aloha!” await you on                                      Northern Ireland, you’re
this three island touring itiner-                                   missing out on the charm
ary. The islands of Maui, Hawaii                                    and the zest that encom-
and Oahu offer a vast diversity of                                  passes the Emerald Isle.
landscapes, natural beauty and                                      Northern Ireland brings
attractions. We’ll begin by traveling                               back the joy of touring
to the beautiful Iao Valley, peace-                                 with breathtaking Irish
fully hidden among towering mountain peaks to see the famed         landscapes, historical forts and palaces, famous coastlines, and
Iao Needle; then we head to Haleakala National Park where           ancient accounts that mingle myth and legend. This touring
we journey from dense rain forest to fields of sugarcane and        itinerary includes visits to Dublin, Armagh, Belfast, the Giant’s
pineapple to the lunar landscape of the Red Hill Summit. On         Causeway, Derry, Donegal, Slieve League, and Belleek. Whether
the “Big Island” of Hawaii we visit the Kona Coffee plantation      you fancy the beautiful shores of Lough Erne or the ragged land-
and enjoy an evening luau full of dramatic and colorful royal       scapes and lush pastures of the Midlands, the Celtic spirits will
pageantry as we welcome in the New Year. Pearl Harbor’s USS         be with you. Castles, museums, battlegrounds, bogs, pubs and
Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and             folklore all add to the character and charm you will find in every
the Polynesian Cultural Center are all just some of the exciting    glen and around every corner. It’s a new, rejuvenated and welcom-
touring we’ll have on the island of Oahu. You’ll savor the lovely   ing Ireland that calls you to visit this glorious jewel of the North.
sunsets, peaceful ocean beaches and historical importance of
Hawaii on this exciting travel escape.                              Trip	includes:
                                                                    •	 Round-trip airfare from Chicago
                       Trip	includes:                               •	 Accommodations and ground transportation
                       •	 Round-trip airfare from Chicago           •	 Breakfast daily and five evening dinners
                       •	 Accommodations and ground                 •	 Two nights in Belfast, two nights in Derry, two nights in
                          transportation                               Donegal, and two nights in Dublin
                       •	 Breakfast daily and two evening
                       •	 New Year’s Eve celebration with
                          traditional Hawaiian Luau
                       •	 Seven nights in Hawaii

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                                                                                Contact the NIU Office of Alumni Relations
                                                                                at (815) 753-1512 for more information.
                                                                                To make your reservation, visit
                                                                                and click on “Travel.”

Adventures in Peru
Machu Picchu
April 25 – May 3, 2009
Cost: $3,795

The journey of a lifetime, a dream travel destination,
one of the top archaeological sites on the planet - these
are just a few of the possible ways to describe Machu
Picchu, Peru. Whatever your expectations are for Machu
Picchu, nothing can truly prepare you for its intoxicating
power. Set at around 8,000 feet in the Andes Mountains,
Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Site, is a special place that demands your attention.
Whether you choose to explore ancient ruins, enjoy
remarkable valleys and mountainsides or take in the local
colors of Pre-Hispanic culture, Peru is an adventure with
few rivals. Other highlights of this tour include visits             Trip	includes:
to Lima, Cuzco, Pisac, the Sacred Valley of the Incas,               •	 Round-trip airfare from Chicago
Sacsaythuaman, Ollantaytambo (the oldest continuously                •	 Accommodations and ground transportation
occupied settlement in the Americas), and panoramic                  •	 Breakfast daily, five lunches and two evening dinners
views of the Pacific Ocean.                                          •	 Two nights in Lima, two nights in the Sacred Valley,
                                                                        one night in Machu Picchu, and two nights in Cuzco

The Wonders of South Africa                                         Oberammergau, Germany
June 2009                                                           June 2010
Cost: To be determined                                              Cost: To be determined
Plans for this tour include visits to Cape Town, Knysna,            Nestled high in the Bavarian Alps,
Johannesburg, Kruger National Park and more. As one of              Oberammergau is a favorite location for anyone
Africa’s top safari destinations, Kruger National Park offers       who loves majestic snow-capped mountains and
visitors the iconic African safari - a dramatic production rich     quaint villages, but every 10 years this destina-
in lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals,      tion achieves mystical proportions. In 2010 the
played out against shifting backdrops of savannah, forest, river    villagers of Oberammergau will perform their
and mountain. The Kruger safari experience provides unspoiled       41st Passion Play. The play portrays the Passion
wilderness and a huge density and diversity of animals. This        of Christ—from the entry into Jerusalem to the
                                touring itinerary will introduce    Resurrection. Performances are held in the afternoon and eve-
                                you not only to the vast wildlife   ning with an included dinner break in between. The play usually
                                of the game reserve, but also to    consists of more than 2,000 actors, singers, musicians, and tech-
                                the beautiful scenery of a dra-     nicians with rehearsals starting at least a year before the event.
                                matic coastline and the exotic      While the focus of this tour will be the Passion Play, plans for
                                culture of South Africa. Watch      this trip also include touring in the surrounding area of south-
                                for details at           ern Germany and Austria. Watch for details at

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                                                                     Regional Chapters
                                                                     The NIU Alumni Association is working on redeveloping regional chapters. We’re starting with
                                                                     San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Phoenix. For more information about these regional
                                                                     chapters, contact Julie Harris in the Alumni Office at or (815) 753-1449.

Affinity	Group	Profile                                                        News To Share
Latino Alumni Council
The NIU Alumni Association is in the process of developing a               Name                                            Former Name
Latino Alumni Council to stimulate and foster an environment
of positive interaction between Northern Illinois University,              Class Year                                      E-mail
the NIU Alumni Association and the Latino alumni com-
munity. The aim of the council is to organize, support and                 Address
promote NIU Alumni Association events that will contribute
to the existing diverse cultural background of Northern Illinois           News
University and establish an avenue whereby Latino alumni can
form relationships between each other and maintain the integ-
rity and rich tradition of educational excellence.
     Rene Hernandez, ’90, and Bacilia Gomez, ’98, have taken
on leadership roles in this developing organization. Having
served as a vice president on the NIU Alumni Association Board
of Directors for several years, Rene views his new leadership role
with the Latino Alumni Council as a great way to stay con-
                                                                           Mail to: Alumni Association, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115,
nected to the university. “Our main goal is to reconnect alumni
                                                                           or e-mail
to Northern. We’re looking to encourage and develop our Latino
alumni in an effort to strengthen the entire alumni core.”
     Bacilia has been an integral part of the foundation of                  Moving? Let us know!
this group. She was recruited directly out of NIU to work as
a retirement plan communication manager for John Hancock                   Name         Last                      First                Former/Middle
Retirement Plan Services. “I would like to see this organization
become a platform for Latino alumni to network, both profes-               Address
sionally and sociallyespecially in the Chicagoland area.”
     Current NIU Alumni Affinity Groups include: Black                     City                                   State                Zip
Alumni Council, Computer Science Alumni Council,
Engineering and Technology Alumni, Executive Club                          Home e-mail address                                         Work e-mail address
Alumni, Greek Alumni, Latino Alumni Council, Marching
Band Alumni, NIU Rockford Club, and Young Professionals                    Employer
Network. For more information or to get involved in any of
these groups, visit and click on “Affinity Groups”               Address
or call (815) 753-1452.

Upcoming Latino Alumni Council Events                                      City                                   State                Zip

Friday,	october	3,	2008
                                                                           Work Phone                             Home Phone
NIU	Latino	Alumni	Networking	Social
Lalo’s - 500 N. LaSalle
                                                                           Major                                  Class Year
Chicago, Illinois

Saturday,	october	18,	2008                                                 To ensure that we make the correct changes, please include the mailing label
                                                                           printed on the back cover.
Tent	at	Homecoming
Alumni Village                                                             Mail to: Advancement Services, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115,
DeKalb, Illinois                                                           or e-mail us at

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                                      Last Look

Homecoming 1965 was an especially notable event. Though normally held in October, weekend
festivities were postponed until November 6 to coincide with the dedication of Huskie Stadium
on west campus. As a crowd of nearly 20,000 fans cheered from the west stadium and east and
end zone bleachers (the east grandstand would be added in 1995), the Huskies played their first
Homecoming game on the new field, trouncing the Illinois State Redbirds 48-6. Pictured:
Homecoming royalty, including the Huskie mascot, preside over the Saturday morning parade.
Tell us about your favorite Homecoming memories.

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                                        Saturday, october 18
                                        Alumni Village Tents: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
                                        NIU vs. Toledo: 3 p.m.

                                        Head to the Alumni Village at the Barsema Alumni and
                                        Visitors Center before the game this year! Meet NIU President
                                        John Peters as you mingle with fellow alumni and friends at
                                        tents hosted by the academic colleges, alumni affinity groups,
                                        as well as other organizations.
                                        The Alumni Village will feature musical entertainment and a
                                        performance by the Huskie Marching Band as they parade through
Tent space in Alumni Village is still
                                        for a mini pep rally! Concessions will be available for purchase.
available for corporate or special
events. Visit or call         To purchase tickets, call (815) 752-6800 or visit
(815) 753-1452 for more information     or See page 33 for 2008 football schedule.


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  DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828

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