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1 A Message 2 Across Campus Commencement 2018 10 The Mac Experience 12 Highlander Club 21 Mac Travels to Ireland 22 Stewardship Update 25 Recent Gatherings 40 Alumni Notes 41 In Memoriam 45 46 Alumni Trip: Italy 2019 from the President

Why Internships Matter







MacMurray Athletics May Term

Annual Report of Gifts FY 17-18

The Alumni Magazine of MacMurray College On the Cover: Kody Appel ’18, business administration and sport management major, interned with Hampton Inn in Jacksonville his senior year. Through this experience, he was offered a sales coordinator position with Hampton Inn in Bloomington, Illinois, after he graduated in May.

MacNews Staff

Editor: Marcy Jones ’14 Graphic Designers: Marcy Jones ’14 Steve Varble Contributors Joanne Ford Alexia Helmer John Honnen Rikki Langan ’11

Assistant Editor: Todd Spann Lead Writer: Todd Spann

Beverly Rodgers Georgi Samaras Katie Seck

MacNews is published two times a year by the Office of Communications and Marketing in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations and is mailed free of charge to MacMurray alumni and friends of the College.


Possible story ideas and Alumni Notes are welcome and should be sent to: MacMurray College Office of Alumni Relations 447 East College Avenue Jacksonville, IL 62650

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT MacMurray College Board of Trustees

Dear Alumni and Friends, These are exciting times at MacMurray College. After a successful visit from the Higher Learning Commission and having our accreditation reaffirmed, the campus is energized! This was a full Mac Fam effort from the leadership of the Board of Trustees as they stepped up and owned this challenge to all the hard work and long hours put in by our faculty and staff. MacNation stepped up! We cannot thank our alumni and friends enough for the support given to the College – it has been truly record breaking. This past fiscal year, the College received a school record of nearly $2 million in gifts. These gifts directly affect student success whether it is as simple as needed academic equipment or a large project like adding new lighting across campus. In this edition of MacNews, you will read about the success students have had

gaining real-world experience through an internship. You will learn how Courtney Pearson ’18 solidified her career choice as a social worker by interning with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and how Nick Newton ’18 soaked up as much knowledge as he could during his time at Illinois National Bank. These are just two examples of what you will read in this issue. As we move forward, the College must embrace change, build on the momentum we have gained over the last few years and strive to be better every year. By following the strategic and business plans that we have written and adopted, the College can secure its future and give its students the education and opportunities they need to be successful once they graduate from MacMurray College. Sincerely,

Dr. Mark J. Tierno President

Bishop Frank Beard Mr. John Blythe ’74 Ms. Lisa Sappenfield Boyer Mr. Robert Clary ‘80 Dr. John Cox Mr. Jeff Davidsmeyer ‘85 Mr. Ernie Downey Mr. David Ekin ‘77 Rev. Beth Gallegly Fender ‘91 Ms. Lisa Gilmore ‘97 Dr. Judith Dozier Hackman ‘63 Rev. Dr. Camilla Pierce Hempstead ‘84 Dr. James Hinchen Rev. Dr. Donald Jackson Mr. John Nicolay ‘90 Mr. Charles O’Connell ‘69 Ms. Katie Richardson Petrikin ‘77 Ms. Cathy Horn Randall ‘69 Mr. Jim Rayburn ‘71 Ms. Tammy Dugan Robbins ’90 Dr. Michael Royer ‘91 Mr. Mark Sanders ‘82 Ms. Kathryn Thomson Dr. Mark J. Tierno Mr. Joel Tinsley-Hall ‘10 Ms. Debbie Trueblood ‘99 Mr. John Austin Van Hook ‘64 Dr. Amy Martin Waschull ‘95 Ms. Sandy Watson ‘72 Mr. Charles “Chuck” Wuensch ‘81 Mr. Michael K. Zellmann ‘89

Lifetime Trustees Ms. Josephine Krussell Bennington ‘58 Ms. Nancy Carson Berst ‘69 Dr. Frank Bixby Ms. Louise Krussell Bone ‘56 Dr. Dolores Buchler ‘57 Dr. Allen Croessmann ‘68 Dr. Howard Curtis ‘65 Rev. Dr. Howard Daughenbaugh Ms. Millie Deal Mr. John Eyth Ms. Lois Ingels Freeman ‘49 Mr. Bob Freesen Ms. Marva Green Mr. David Hart ‘69 Mr. Howard Haynie Dr. Jim Henderson Mr. Bob Hill ‘76 Dr. Bob Kellogg ‘68 Mr. Brent Kizer ‘77 Ms. Joan Carlson Long ‘58 Ms. Carole Lyon McKinney ‘66 Mr. Tim Mlsna ‘69 Mr. Russ Patton ‘66 Dr. Bill Springer Ms. Peggy Smith Sudbrink ‘49 Dr. Ray Thompson ‘61 Mr. Dick Ware


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Record year of giving has Mac “energized”

MacMurray College finished the 2017-18 fiscal year in record fashion as it exceeded its fundraising goals for the year. The College received a record of more than $930,000 in cash gifts given to the unrestricted annual fund, a $100,000 increase from last year. Total annual fund giving, including unrestricted estate gifts, also exceeded last year’s total, reaching $1.5 million, up from $1 million. Overall, fundraising at MacMurray reached $1.96 million. “We are thrilled by the amount of support we have received from our Mac Fam,” President Mark Tierno said. “All of this confirms that our alumni, the Board of Trustees, corporations, foundations and friends of the College are investing in MacMurray’s future.” This generous support


has helped MacMurray invest in improvement projects across campus. Projects have included the renovation of Jane Hall, outdoor lighting from Gamble Campus Center to South Campus, upgraded wireless service, new windows in Rutledge Hall and new fitness equipment in Jenkins Education Complex. This summer the bathrooms in Norris House and Kendall House were renovated and McClelland Dining Hall got a new roof. “MacMurray College is energized,” Tierno said. “It’s an exciting place to be and we can thank the leadership our Board of Trustees has shown, and our generous supporters for the momentum and energy that has permeated our campus, the city of Jacksonville, and all across the larger MacNation.”

Performing Arts program brings “The Spitfire Grill” to stage

In March, MacMurray College presented the musical, “The Spitfire Grill,” in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Theatre in the Jenkins Education Complex. Christine Wallace Smith ’92, the director of performing arts at MacMurray, was the musical director, and Dr. Jeannie Zeck, professor of English at MacMurray, was the stage

director of the musical. “Before Christine Smith arrived at MacMurray last fall, I had not heard of ‘The Spitfire Grill,’ but when I read the script and heard the music, I was excited to bring it to life on campus,” said Zeck. The cast included seven current students, an alumna and a community member.

Black History Month Poetry Celebration

MacMurray faculty, staff and students, along with many members from the Jacksonville community gathered together for the Black History Month Poetry Celebration in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theater on Feb. 28.

Some recited poetry by historical black poets, while others recited works of their own, focusing on diversity and differences of various backgrounds, and the struggles that can be associated with them.

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MacNation Tour receives a Gold Award from CASE The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named MacMurray College a gold award winner of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards program. MacMurray was recognized for its MacNation Tour 2017. A panel of experts selected the College’s entry in the Special Events: MultiDay category from among 34 entries (total listed at www. In 2018, more than 675 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits worldwide submitted more than 3,200 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories. Judges gave nearly 350 awards: 104 bronze, 118 silver, 100 gold and 13 grand gold. The MacNation Tour

took President Mark Tierno on an eight-week trek last summer around the nation in an RV to rally the alumni as well as connect with current and prospective students. The Tour also allowed the president to thank longtime supporters of the College and increase alumni participation. “Very well thought out and meticulously planned program,” said the CASE Judging Panel. “This entry provided clear objectives and provided excellent evidence to support their outcomes. The program was creative and included a number of volunteers and alumni to support the program. Not many presidents would travel for eight weeks straight in an RV.” The Circle of Excellence

Peer Mentor Program is certified

Awards is an international awards program that honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools and affiliated nonprofits. “I’m ecstatic,” Rikki Langan, director of advancement and alumni relations, said. “This was such a huge undertaking for everyone involved and it feels great to be awarded for all the hard work. MacMurray is a small college and to beat out much larger schools is extremely rewarding.” “The MacNation Tour was an opportunity to reconnect with alumni all over the U.S. and reenergize the Spirit

United Way awards Mac for its generous support Prairieland United Way awarded MacMurray College with two certificates thanking the College for its generous support and participation during the 2017 United Way Campaign. Mac was given a

The MacMurray College Peer Mentor Program was certified by the College Reading and Learning Association – an International Mentor Training Program Certification. This is MacMurray’s second full year of the Peer Mentor Program.

of MacNation,” President Tierno, said. “It was not an easy feat, but the support of our staff, faculty, alumni, students and friends made it possible and it’s great to see everyone being recognized for their efforts.” The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,700 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in more than 80 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.

certificate for being No. 15 on the Top 20 Most Generous Workplaces list as well as a Silver Award certificate for having 70 percent employee contribution or $40 average gift.

Students who complete the required training and have at least 50 hours of mentoring experience will be certified peer mentors. The Peer Mentor Program is designed to connect new students to college life upon enrollment at MacMurray College. 3

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Benanti selected for highly competitive Leadership Illinois Jennifer Benanti, director of corporate, foundation and government relations, was chosen to be part of the 2018 Leadership Illinois class. The process is highly competitive, with only 25 women selected from the entire state of Illinois. Benanti was nominated by two professionals in the higher education community. Leadership Illinois got its start in 1988. It is a notfor-profit organization of diverse and talented women that are united by the desire to educate, energize and connect to be a catalyst for positive change in

their communities and workplace. Each year a group of 25-30 women across Illinois are chosen to take part in a threeconference series, which allows for great networking opportunities and collaboration.

Doerfler attends NCAA Inclusion Forum Danielle Doerfler, head volleyball coach, senior women’s administrator and Title IX coordinator, attended the seventh annual NCAA Inclusion Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana, in April. This forum brought together higher education and intercollegiate athletic leaders who are passionate about improving the educational and professional environment of their coaches, studentathletes and campus. This year’s forum sessions focused on a

broad range of topics including best practices and research topics in regard to race/ethnicity, women/gender equality, LGBTQ, disability support and international students.

Zeck has paper published Dr. Jeannie Zeck, professor of English, had her paper, “The Power of Memory and Symbol in Annie Proulx’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’,” published this spring by Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This publication comes after her presentation of the paper in Oct. 2016 at the interdisciplinary conference in Toronto.

Strangeman presents paper


Dr. Chris Strangeman ‘96, associate professor of history, presented a paper at the Women In Core Conference held at Temple University in March. The conference is hosted by the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple and co-sponsored by the Association of Core Texts and Courses. Strangeman’s presentation was “The Challenge of Integrating Texts by Women into the American History Survey.”

Serious Lip Balm honored Serious Lip Balm founders Khara Koffel, professor of art at MacMurray, and alumna Megan Luckey ’15 were awarded the Start Up Innovator of the Year Award for their business pitch during the Illinois Capital Innovation Competition Awards at the University of Illinois Springfield on April 6. The duo took the stage to present their six-minute business pitch and walked away the winners. Serious Lip Balm features several people connected to Mac including student Darren Iozia who has been with the company from the beginning. Also, current students Lucaas Secrist and Georgia Suau have interned for Serious Lip Balm.

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Mac inducts four into Athletic Hall of Fame

MacMurray College inducted four alumni into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame in February at a ceremony held on campus. Edward Kowalczyk ’02, the late Kelsey VaughnTurner ’07, Kimberly Ryan Byers ’07 and Tobias Alaribe, Jr. ’12 were honored for their years as Highlanders. During his time playing baseball at MacMurray, Kowalczyk received Rookie of the Year, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First and Second

Team All-Conference, Team Captain, MVP, and currently holds the records for home runs, runs batted in and hits. Vaughn-Turner was recognized for her performance on the volleyball court for being a key player in one of the first winning seasons at MacMurray. She was named SLIAC Honorable Mention All-Conference, SLIAC Conference Tournament Qualifier, Second Team AllConference, MVP and is 10th all-time in kills with 274.

Harmon to lead MacMurray women’s basketball program

This spring, MacMurray College named Chad Harmon, who served as the director of basketball operations at the University of Evansville, the next head women’s basketball coach. “We are so happy to have Harmon join our athletics family here at MacMurray,” said MacMurray Athletic Director Justin Fuhler. “Harmon brings in the knowledge and experience from both the Division III and Division I level in several

different roles, which we thought was really important for his future success at MacMurray.” Before working at the University of Evansville, Harmon’s alma mater, he amassed many unique experiences ranging from being a part of National Championship teams at the NJCAA level at Lincoln College and working as a video coordinator in the WNBA. “I feel very privileged and honored that Justin Fuhler and the search committee chose me as their next head women’s basketball coach at MacMurray,” said Harmon. “I am beyond excited to start working with these young ladies not only on the basketball court, but also in the classroom.”

Byers, along with VaughnTurner, was another star on the volleyball court in the Class of 2007. Byers was also a key player in helping turn the program around in one of the first winning seasons. She received many awards including MVP, leader in assists (673), third in blocks and digs, SLIAC Conference Tournament Qualifier and was a part of the SLIAC AllTournament Team.

The fourth Hall of Fame inductee was a star on the football field in the class of 2012. Alaribe, Jr., who played defense, was crowned MVP all four years of playing at MacMurray as well as being the football team captain from his sophomore year to his senior year. He also received SLIAC-UMAC First Team All-Conference and UMAC Second Team AllConference.

Highlanders earn all-conference honors Brent Long ‘18 was named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team. Long averaged 21.2 points and 11.4 rebounds on the season. Derek Bourke and Karyssa Pedersen were named to the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Mac takes home fifth straight SLIAC/ SAAC Service Award

For the fifth consecutive year, the MacMurray College Athletic Department and the MacMurray Student-Athlete Advisory Council were awarded the SLIAC/SAAC Service Award at the annual St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference banquet. “I am extremely proud of our coaches and our studentathletes,” said Athletic Director Justin Fuhler. “This group has taken a lot of pride in winning and retaining this award for the past four years. Our department and our studentathletes have worked diligently throughout this year to make community service a top priority of our studentathlete experience. Ultimately this award is about giving back to the Jacksonville community and we are privileged to be able to do so. “ Since the inception of the award in 2013, MacMurray has won the honor every year. This year the Highlanders totaled 38,517 points topping second place Iowa Wesleyan who had 28,928 points. 55

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Mac students spend spring break helping hurricane victims For MacMurray College first-year student Kevin Crottie, a spring break mission trip to help Hurricane Harvey victims in south Texas hit close to home. Crottie’s family lost nearly everything when his home in Alvin, Texas, was flooded from the storm, so he understands the humanitarian need in the area. “It feels good to help someone who has been in the same situation as my family,” Crottie said. “I can relate to them.” Crottie along with 10 other MacMurray College students traveled to Port Aransas, Texas, in March to help with the Hurricane Harvey rebuilding effort. The alternative spring break

was part of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes mission trip. Todd Sweatman, coordinator of religious life, and Christine Wallace Smith ‘92, director of performing arts, along with Robb Rockwell, associate pastor at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, led the group of Mac students. “The experience was encouraging and very eyeopening,” Sweatman said. It had been eight months since the hurricane made landfall in southern Texas, and in Port Aransas about 50 percent of its residents were still out of their homes. “Many of them have become frustrated and discouraged,” Sweatman said. “We wanted to take the week and serve those people, giving them

some encouragement and hope by hanging drywall, painting and doing some general construction on their homes.” Helping those in need get their lives back to normal was a life-changing experience and Crottie was especially happy to have had the opportunity. “Seeing them filled with hope also brings me hope,” he said.

The group also spent time at a local church helping them with projects like installing fans, sanding walls and remodeling bathrooms. Students who went on the trip were Allison Baker, Aubrey Boos, Kevin Crottie, Chilo Dore, Beth Friedrich, Ian Leib, Faythe Newberry, Judah Renfro, Greg Urbanc, Hannah Wetzel and Reagan Witherell.

Students aid in active shooter training During spring break, Mark Lahr, assistant professor of criminal justice and homeland security, along with students in the program participated in an active shooter training held at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois. This was an active shooter scenario-based training in which the students portrayed high


school victims by an active shooter going through the school. Randy Allen, director of safety and security for the BallChatham District, stated that the MacMurray students played a “huge role” in making the drill a success for all responding police, fire fighters and EMS personnel.

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Accounting students volunteer services for tax season

During tax season, MacMurray College, Illinois College, Lincoln Land Community College and the Prairie Council on Aging came together to provide tax assistance for those in the Jacksonville community. Dana Bangert, former assistant professor of accounting at MacMurray, and John Rush, associate professor of accounting at IC, supervised IC and MacMurray students while

they worked together to prepare tax returns for households making less than $60,000 per year for the 2017 tax year. The Prairie Council on Aging kept track of the appointments and Lincoln Land Community College allowed the group to prepare the tax returns in their computer lab. This service was available through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Students attend SLIAC syposium

Joana Ramsey, assistant professor of sport management and faculty athletic representative, along with students Sean Anderson, Allison Baker, Janelle Benson, Drew Burwinkel, Matt Heren, Judah Renfro and Brittany Rolland attended the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Symposium. The symposium included many speakers and various

table topics that were aimed at helping prepare students heading into the professional world. Topics included leadership, financial fitness, etiquette, social media and diversity. Anne Godman, director of career services, was also invited as one of the speakers at the symposium. She discussed social networks and guidance in using sites like LinkedIn.

Social work students lobby at the state capitol

The Social Work Social Welfare Policy and Services class took their annual trip to the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield for Advocacy Day. The students spend all semester conducting policy analysis on an issue of their choosing, and then advocate with legislators. Student issues this year covered veteran’s healthcare, domestic violence, immigration, health and mental health access, and school safety. While at the Capitol, the students met with Mac alumna Lindsay Miller Keeney ‘13 of the Illinois Environmental Council, took a tour of the building, met with Senator Sam McCann and Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, visited the offices of the legislators from their home districts, attended the Senate

appropriations committee hearing and watched House floor debates. According to junior Rachel Elledge, “I think meeting with Senator McCann is when it sunk in and made me realize that advocating for mental health services is for real. I also understand more about professionalism and what it takes to be professional.” Students who went to the Capitol were Aury Bradley, Alicia Day, Rachel Elledge, Nichole Hester, Abigail Kilbride, Faythe Newberry, Jezebel Pardo, Lyndi Saccaro '18 and Alejandra DeLos Santos. Dr. Joseph Squillace, associate professor and director of the social work program, and Jodi Pupillo Colbert '09, clinical assistant professor of social work, both attended with the students.


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Mac students volunteer at Special Olympics Students volunteer at District Tournament

MacMurray studentathletes volunteered their services at the District Special Olympics Basketball Tournament that was held at the Bruner Fitness Center at Illinois College. The event gave students the opportunity to give

back to the community, gain experience working with a diverse population and support organizations dedicated to promoting a lifetime of fitness, sportsmanship and healthy athletic competition.

Students volunteer at Polar Plunge Mark Lahr, assistant professor of criminal justice and homeland security, and 28 criminal justice and homeland security students volunteered at the 50th anniversary Law Enforcement Polar Plunge for Special Olympics over the winter. The students were given job assignments that ranged from setting up tents for the plungers, directing traffic, cooking food and many other duties. Board members from the Special Olympics stated that the event was a total success with all the

volunteers, but especially with the MacMurray students’ help. Over $90,000 was raised for the event and will go directly to Special Olympic athletes across Illinois. MacMurray students Abby Youngblood and Josh Hamlin didn’t just volunteer, they also braved the cold water and plunged. Both students are pictured with Illinois State Police Retired Colonel Dan Kent who sponsored Youngblood, and Hamlin was sponsored by Estes, Bridgewater and Ogden, an accounting firm in Springfield.

CJ & HS Club takes trip to Tennessee and Kentucky Mark Lahr, assistant professor of criminal justice and homeland security, and the Criminal Justice/ Homeland Security Club took a trip to the crime museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The museum specializes in crime history and artifacts dating from the early 1900s to 2017. Brian Holland, the museum’s


manager, greeted the students and introduced the aspects of the museum. On the return trip home, the club stopped at the Kentucky State Police Academy. The commander gave the students a tour of the academy and the students received Kentucky State Police uniform patches.

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Service project combines community service and learning experience Students from MacMurray College and Illinois College cleaned-up a burial ground associated with the Morgan County Poor House and Farm in a joint service project in August. The service project stems from research that Dr. Joseph Squillace, associate professor of social work and director of the social work program, has conducted for his book, “A History of the Poorhouse and Farm in Morgan County, Illinois.” There are two burial grounds that “paupers” were placed in off of the Poor Farm Road and the gravestones were nearly invisible. The service project

focused on trimming, cutting and cleaning-up the first burial plot which is located about a mile north of the Nestlé plant off Poor Farm Road. During a break, Squillace talked to the students about the site, the Poor House and Farm’s role in the history of Morgan County and helped them understand what their contribution means to the county and the memory of the site. Squillace said, “We thought it would be a great collaborative project between the two colleges, and contain both community service and learning experiences.”

requirements and goals of the Higher Learning Commission and improve the College every year. That day in June was time for celebration! We, together, had fulfilled our mission to have the probationary status lifted, but we had done something much greater. We set the path for MacMurray College’s growth and well-being. We put plans and processes in place that would ensure Mac fulfilled its stated mission, the learning

outcomes for our students were real and relevant, our facilities would meet the needs of our current and future students and MacMurray College would continue to influence the future through student learning. Yes, indeed, together we did it! And, by the way — We are still doing it!

Accreditation Update WE DID IT! (and, I definitely do mean WE). In June, MacMurray College learned that we had met all the criteria set by the Higher Learning Commission and our probationary status was removed. I hope you can imagine the huge sigh of relief that echoed across campus and across MacNation. Something more than relief was felt. We felt validated. We knew we had given it our all,

and we felt very good about the hundreds of pages of documentation we submitted. Still, we wondered if we had hit the mark. Well, we unquestionably hit the mark. You should understand that every single person on our campus, our Board of Trustees and many of our Alumni played a role in documenting and articulating what MacMurray College had done, was doing and would continue to do to meet the

Dr. Beverly Rodgers

Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Life


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he College’s 167th annual Commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 19, in Annie Merner Chapel. Dr. Angela McFarlane, trustee of the Education Development Trust in England, gave the keynote address, encouraging the graduates to “not be swayed by shouted opinion; look for evidence-based arguments, real knowledge and wisdom” in a time when the internet and social media are at their most influential. The Class of 2018 included 114 graduates. This year’s senior class speaker, Christopher “C.J.” Pakeltis ’18, a business major, discussed the ways which Mac helped him to deal with adversity and grow as an individual. He finished his speech challenging his fellow classmates to be proud of their accomplishments, but to continue to push themselves and never settle for what is easiest. Brooklyn Hatalla ’18, a nursing major, and Kelly Scullans ’18, a deaf and hard of hearing education major, were awarded the Gwen Livingstone Pokora Academic Excellence Award for achieving the highest standard of academic excellence in their graduating class. Mac alumnus Dr. Dennis W. Mueller ’68, principal research physicist at Princeton University, received an Honorary Doctor of Science and McFarlane received an Honorary Doctor of Educational Leadership. Dr. Shahyad Ghoncheh, assistant professor of psychology, was also awarded both the United Methodist Board of Higher Education Award for Teaching Excellence and the Dewey Wilkins Excellence in Teaching Award for the 201718 academic year, the first time both awards went to the same faculty member. Dr. Ghoncheh was unable to make the commencement ceremony but after learning he won these two awards, he said he feels “appreciated” and “accomplished.” 10 10 10


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Why Internships Matter

sking yourself “now what?” as you walk across the stage during Commencement to receive your diploma is not the most ideal time to think about your future. In fact, Anne Godman, director of career services, encourages students to start thinking about “now what?” as soon as they start college. “When students participate in career preparation activities each year of college, they develop confidence to introduce themselves, network and execute a great interview,” Godman said. “Practicing these activities prepares them to land a competitive internship.” Take Abigail Youngblood for example. This senior homeland security and criminal justice major was a sophomore when she took an internship with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in Springfield, Illinois. In her case, this helped solidify her career choice early. “It was everything I thought it would be,” Youngblood said. “Having an internship is important so that you can build a network within your career field. I’d encourage students to meet and talk to as many people as possible and try to leave a lasting impression. But it works both ways, you might get into an internship and find that it’s nothing at all like you expected and you may want to choose a new career path. For me, I’m more encouraged than ever after my internship.” After graduation, Youngblood would like to work for the Emergency Management Agency at the state level or federal level. Read more about Youngblood on page 14. Students like Youngblood, from all fields of study, are representing themselves and MacMurray at internships every semester and throughout the summer. Businesses range from large to small and from near campus to across the country. “As a student progresses through their internship, they build on course content, and acquire and demonstrate new knowledge and skills, all of which develop confidence,” Godman said. “Well-developed internships translate into great bullet points on a résumé. This is what will help our students rise in the application process.” The features you will read in this next section are stories about students’ experiences at their internships and how they impacted them and encouraged them to find the answer to the question “now what?” 12 12

“They brought me on at the front desk and that’s when I really started to like the industry, I liked the business, I liked to meet new people, selling the property, selling the rooms.”

KODY APPEL ’18 Kody Appel, who majored in business administration and sports management, had a pretty good idea of what he wanted to do after graduation – and it all started his sophomore year at MacMurray College when he took a job at a hotel in Springfield. “I started working for the Residence Inn by Marriott in Springfield because a buddy of mine actually interned there and told me they needed some help,” Appel said. “They brought me on at the front desk and that’s when I really started to like the industry, I liked the business, I liked to meet new people, selling the property, selling the rooms.” Fast forward to his senior year, Appel started working at his fourth hotel property, Hampton Inn in Jacksonville. At this point, he knew what he wanted to do for a career, but he also knew he needed an internship to graduate. “I actually went to career services and asked how I could get out of doing an internship,” Appel said. “I had no ambition to do one. I thought it was more or less just a burden on my time because I was going to work fulltime here regardless, but I thought, if I

can incorporate an internship into that, then that would be perfect, and sure enough we were able to do that.” Even though Appel was skeptical at first of an internship, he said, “I’m glad I did it because I definitely learned a lot more than what I would have had I not decided to reach out and take those extra steps.” Appel was already employed with Hampton Inn and working handin-hand with the general manager, Michelle Foreman-Smith. “In my internship, I was more or less just looking for front office experience in accounting and to learn how the other different departments worked as well,” Appel said. “But my goal was to fine tune myself for the next step when I finish up with school.” Foreman-Smith said Appel told her his future goals and what he wanted to accomplish with this internship. “And then, like I do with all my employees, I set him up to succeed,” she said. “And that he did. He went above and beyond.” Appel was also able to take what he learned in the classroom at MacMurray and apply it to his internship. “My business administration degree helped me

with the accounting I had to do with invoices that were coming in and my sport management degree actually helped me a lot as well in regard to facility management,” Appel said. “And learning about public relations was definitely a big one because I am working with the public every day.” Through this experience with Hampton Inn, Appel accepted a sales coordinator position within the company at Hampton Inn in Bloomington, Illinois. “I’m so excited for him. I hate that he is leaving, but I’m very excited,” Foreman-Smith said. “I’m proud of him. He is going on to a sister property in Bloomington and I’ve already called that GM and told him that he better take good care of him.” Appel is excited about the opportunity to keep bettering himself. “I want to continue to grow, continue to learn, so I’m hoping to get really close to being the general manager of a hotel within the hospitality business or elsewhere within the next five years,” Appel said. “I don’t want to get stuck in the mud, so to speak. I want to continue to learn and grow and keep moving forward.”


student & alumni | feature Abby Youngblood came to MacMurray College from Charleston, Illinois, to double major in criminal justice and homeland security. During her sophomore year, she knew she wanted to do an internship in order to gain insight on the right career path to take. With an interest in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in Springfield, Illinois, Youngblood applied to and then accepted an internship opportunity with the agency. “This internship gave me lots of experience and insight into what happens when a disaster strikes Illinois such as a flood or tornado,” Youngblood said. “I also discovered all the behind-the-scenes work that occurs when there is not a disaster. I was also able to network with professionals in my career field and to

form relationships that could benefit me after I graduate.” The Illinois Emergency Management Agency helps communities recover after natural disasters with personnel often being police officers, firefighters and EMTs. “At IEMA we did a lot of revising policies the state uses during emergencies, so I incorporated a lot of writing and grammar skills along with my knowledge of the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System that I learned in my major-specific classes.” One of her main responsibilities at IEMA was working on an emergency operation plan for MacMurray College. “Creating a rough draft of the plan was my biggest accomplishment and project,” Youngblood said. Youngblood worked on the plan in coordination with her homeland

“I was also able to network with professionals in my career field and to form relationships that could benefit me after I graduate.”

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security class on strategies and policy along with other departments on campus. The plan included four parts: (1) MacMurray College Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention Strategy, (2) Campus Threat Assessment Team Policy, (3) Violence Prevention Plan and (4) Campus Violent Threat Assessment Policy. “There is a complete check list of laws MacMurray must follow to be in compliance with State and Federal laws,” Youngblood said. “In order to combat these threats and disasters, a Threat Assessment Team was formed and a checklist for the team was created which identified, assessed, analyzed, responded and reevaluated emergencies.” Working on this project at IEMA helped Youngblood build relationships with both her coworkers and classmates as well as staff and faculty at MacMurray as the project became a group effort. She not only applied what she learned in the classroom to her intership, but also applied what she had learned in her intership to the classroom. Youngblood took that knowledge back to her peers and took the lead on the emergency operations plan. “Overall, the plan was to improve campus safety, response and well-being of those on campus,” Youngblood said. “After working on the plan with IEMA, I was able to bring this information back to class and work on it with my classmates. By the end of the semester, we were able to present it to faculty and staff members.” After her experience with IEMA, Youngblood gained confidence knowing she was on the right career path. “It was everything I thought it would be,” Youngblood said. “I loved going to my internship every day and really enjoyed the work that I did. After graduation, I would like to work for IEMA or work at the federal level for the FEMA Corps.”


Before he started his internship at Illinois National Bank in Springfield, Illinois, Nick Newton, a double major in business administration and accounting, wasn’t sure what to expect but was ready to dive in. “I had a broad view of everything and I was just kind of ready to go in,” he said. “I knew I was going to learn a lot from a lot of people, and I was ready to expand my horizons and really see what the working world was all about.” Newton worked in the bank’s commercial lending department doing credit analysis for people who wanted to take out loans. His experiences within the classroom helped to prepare him extensively for the work he would do outside of the classroom at INB. “Everything I learned in accounting lined up perfectly. I found myself being able to understand everything pretty well,” Newton said. “What I’ve learned in class makes me qualified to be doing what I’m doing. I was not totally lost.” Surprisingly, finding out that he already had many of the necessary skills was one of the most important things that he learned from the internship. “I went in expecting that I wasn’t really going to know what I was doing, I was nervous about that,” Newton said. “I found out that I learned a lot from all the classes I’ve taken at Mac, more than I thought I knew, and I was able to apply those skills in the work place.” Newton said that networking is a big part of an internship and he would advise students to take advantage of meeting new people. “I feel like a big part of the world today is knowing people and being able to reach out and make the right connections,” Newton said. “Everybody knows somebody so if you can get your name out there and make a connection with somebody, then that person might know somebody in a different field and it might open up opportunities that you weren’t originally thinking about.” Gaining experience is also key. “Every job I have looked at wants

NICK NEWTON ’18 experience,” Newton said. “And an internship can give you that experience you need to land a job right out of college.” Newton came to MacMurray his sophomore year when Benedictine University closed in Springfield. “I luckily had met Coach (Justin) Fuhler the year prior playing on a summer baseball team with him, so I decided to come over here. I made the right choice. I’ve learned a lot, and everything happens for a reason, so I

think it’s led me down a pretty good path.” After his experience at INB, his desire to go into accounting was affirmed. “I really enjoyed working with the people and doing the kind of work I had to do.” Now that he has graduated, Newton is working full-time at INB and eventually plans on getting his CPA. “I’m really excited to start my career there and hopefully it leads me to great places.”

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“I was able to take what I learned in the classroom and apply it to real life situations.”


Before graduating this past May, Courtney Pearson, who majored in social work and psychology, was able to get first-hand experience of what life as a social worker is like when she completed her field internship at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in Springfield. “I was an investigation intern with DCFS,” Pearson said. “I would go out and help assist in the investigation of alleged abuse and neglect of children.” Advocating on behalf of the child is an integral part of DCFS and one of Pearson’s main responsibilities. “At times that could be a challenge because we would often be in court speaking on behalf of a child and I’m a naturally timid person so those were times where I was really pushed outside my comfort zone,” Pearson said. “But it is something I pushed myself through, and I gained a lot of experience.” As challenging as that was, she was able to use the knowledge she learned from her classes at MacMurray to help her through the internship. “I was able to take what I learned in the classroom and apply it to real life situations,” Pearson said. “For example, we learned theories about why people do the things that they do and how to help them with interventions. I was able to use these theories to help families stay together. That was a great feeling.” This kind of experience is an essential part to the social work program at Mac. “Field practica are the signature pedagogy for social work, integrating the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with

the ‘real’ world practice setting,” Dr. Joseph Squillace, associate professor and director of the social work program, said. “The two interrelated components of curriculum— classroom and field—are of equal importance within the curriculum, and each contributes to the development of the requisite competencies of professional practice, which Courtney and each of our students successfully demonstrate upon graduation.” Having an internship also gives students an opportunity to work in a professional environment. “I learned how to collaborate with other professionals,” Pearson said. “On a daily basis we would work with police officers, school social workers, the child advocacy center and we would all have to gather together in one room and work together.” For those students about to start an internship, Pearson said to keep an open mind. “You may go in with a mindset of how things will be, but then it goes in a completely different direction,” she said. “And make sure you go outside of your comfort zone because that will challenge you to be a better professional.” As eye-opening as it was at times, the experience solidified her career choice. She is now working at a child welfare agency assisting foster kids and helping them find families and aiding them in their everyday life. The social work field is not an easy profession, but it is something Pearson is extremely passionate about and, because of her experience at MacMurray, she is ready for the next step. “The one thing I learned about myself during my time at Mac is that there is an inner strength and I can always strive to be better,” Pearson said. “That’s something I will always carry with me.”

Most people might know Chazz Middlebrook from the football field – breaking school rushing records and even leading all of Division III football in rushing average his junior year. However, during the spring 2018 semester, Middlebrook, an American Sign Language and Interpreting major, could be found on a different stage, interpreting for the deaf and hard of hearing at various locations across Jacksonville for his internship. “My internship had me shadowing my mentor who interprets in places like hospitals or at parent-teacher conferences, and he also has a contract with the Illinois School for the Deaf,” Middlebrook said. Middlebrook assumed that he would be doing more observing than actually being in the “hot seat” as he calls it. “I think it was like day three when I got thrown into the hot seat to start interpreting and from that point on I’ve been doing it ever since.” Even though Middlebrook is used to playing football in front of a crowd, his biggest challenge during his

internship was overcoming the fear of interpreting in front of a large group of people. “I don’t know why, I just get so nervous to a point where I don’t want to do it,” Middlebrook said. “But, being at ISD and having to interpret in front of all the kids and staff, you just learn to get over that as the time goes on and you learn that there’s nothing to be scared of.” As far as his favorite part of the internship, that would be interpreting for patients and their doctors in area hospitals like Memorial Medical Center and Passavant Area Hospital. “It’s like the outside looking in, like I am actually in there with the patient seeing all this stuff that doctors and nurses see,” Middlebrook said. “I just think that’s pretty cool. It’s something you don’t get to see every day, it’s just a great experience.” Middlebrook was able to put his classroom experience to the test during his internship. “We learned a lot of things in class that had to do with code of ethics or that dealt with certain scenarios or situations

that might happen in the real world,” Middlebrook said. “I actually see that for myself now, so having those experiences in the classroom really helped me through this internship.” As the only member of his family who can hear, Middlebrook transferred to MacMurray in 2015 so that he could be closer to home and become the support his family needs. “I also knew I had the choice of being involved with the deaf community if I chose to transfer to Mac, so it was a winwin situation for me and the obvious choice.” This internship was even more confirmation for Middlebrook, who recently took a position interpreting at ISD. “I was a little bit skeptical about what I wanted to do once I got into my internship,” he said. “But once I started to experience all the different situations that I’ve experienced, that really pushed me toward wanting to pursue this career because I have a passion for it and I love it so much. It’s something that I can really picture myself doing for the rest of my life.”

“But once I started to experience all the different situations that I’ve experienced, that really pushed me toward wanting to pursue this career because I have a passion for it and I love it so much.”



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“I tell these students an internship could be your future. You can get a job right out of college because of that real-world experience.”



The first step is not always about finding the right internship, many times it is convincing a student why an internship is important in the first place. This is where Marc Randle ’11, assistant football coach, has played a key role in the lives of his football players. “I tell these students an internship could be your future. You can get a job right out of college because of that real-world experience,” Randle said. “There are people who don’t have this kind of opportunity, so you have to take advantage of it and look at this as an investment in your future.” Convincing these students is not always easy. “We have a good group of guys, but to a lot of them it’s all about football,” Randle said. “So, you have to make sure they start thinking about academics just as much.” This past off-season, Randle pulled one of his players, Nick Valentine ’19,

out of the weight room to attend a workshop for internship opportunities with the State of Illinois. “Coach told me ‘we need to get you moving forward for life after school and these workshops are good opportunities,’” Valentine said. “I went to two workshops and applied for eight paid internships with the state and got a call back for four of them.” Valentine ended up working this summer at the Department of Health Services, specifically with social security benefits in the medical relations unit. “There’s a process of getting accepted or denied for social security benefits and one of the main parts of my job was to take the submitted medical records, call the doctor’s office and move that part forward in the process.” It was a “super cool experience” for Valentine and one that he may never have had if it were not for Randle pushing him to think about his future.

“He uses his own life experiences as an example of what we should be focusing on,” Valentine said. “Coach Randle pushed me to become ready for life, not just football.” Randle finds it helpful to use himself as an example. “Like all of us, I have made my share of mistakes,” Randle said. “So, I try to tell the guys, ‘hey, you’re a grown man, but you might want to do it this way, it might go smoother.’ Some listen, some don’t, but for those who might make a poor decision, you just sit them down and say, ‘ok, now what can we do to fix it and how can you learn from this?’” Helping students and making sure they are on the right track is what Randle enjoys most. “I definitely try to live by the golden rule – I treat others the way I would like to be treated,” Randle said. “I just get a kick out of seeing a smile on a student’s face once they see their hard work pay off.”

How Alumni can help One of the more valuable aspects of MacMurray College is the network of alumni who are incredibly passionate about the College and who are in positions to help students gain much needed real-world experience while in school. We are looking for such alumni who can provide internships at their company or organization. Internships give students the opportunity to build their résumé and give them an edge when competing for a job after graduation. If you are interested in helping a MacMurray student with an internship, contact Anne Godman, director of career services, at 217-479-7141, or at Alumni who would like to help, but do not have the ability to provide an internship, can show their support through a gift to the College. This gift can help students purchase needed items like dress clothes or even help with travel and accommodations if an internship is located in another area. To learn more about how your gift can impact a MacMurray student, contact the alumni office at 217-479-7024 or at


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In her own words: Over the summer, I had the privilege to participate in an unpaid internship at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, Illinois. Throughout the internship, I worked with one of the hospital’s nurse practitioners in a walk-in clinic. Prior to starting the internship, I was nervous about what to expect. I knew that I needed to complete an internship to graduate this spring from MacMurray with my degree in Biology on the pre-health track. Much like any other student, I was unsure about the experience itself. After completing my internship, I am more confident and excited to take the next step in my educational and professional journey. I highly recommend going into your internship with an open mind and a desire to learn more about your chosen field! During the internship, I observed a variety of interesting cases. I saw everything from the common cold to treating significant lacerations. It seemed like each day had its own trend of cases. One day, almost all cases were related to a gastrointestinal virus or bacteria, while the next day was completely devoted to skin rashes, such as scabies, shingles, contact dermatitis and more. I was exposed to the language used by health care providers as well as appropriate and effective methods of communicating with patients. My favorite skill I acquired during my internship was the basic technique for suturing. I was able to assist on cases requiring suturing as well as lend a hand in pediatric cases involving the use of staples. The internship allowed me to better understand the complete process of evaluating a patient’s symptoms, performing a physical exam, providing a diagnosis and determining the best course of treatment for each patient. The information I was exposed to is invaluable to my education. In addition to my internship, I also spent several weeks shadowing an ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeon 16 20

in the operating room at Memorial Hospital in Springfield as well as in clinic. The surgeon I shadowed was very subspecialized in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. In other words, almost all of the cases she performs are done using endoscopes working through the nose and sinuses. Her cases mainly consist of endoscopic sinus surgery for patients with chronic sinusitis and removing tumors or cancers. Several of her cases involve tumors that have invaded the brain and thus require removal in combination with the neurosurgeon. I had the privilege of observing a plethora of cases including, a transphenoidal (through the sphenoid sinuses) pituitary tumor resection, a transphenoidal resection of a meningioma on the frontal lobe of the brain, basic and extended sinus surgeries, a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy (removal of the tonsils and adenoids), a total thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid), hemiglossectomy (removal of half of the tongue) due to a cancerous tumor, and a tracheotomy (creation of an airway through the trachea). Needless to say, it was an amazing opportunity that provided valuable learning experiences. I highly recommend visiting the Career Services department and setting up your own internship experience, even if it is not required for your major. These experiences allowed me to grow professionally and educationally. Find something that you are passionate about and pursue it. If you are unsure about what educational or career path to choose, participate in as many internships and job shadowing opportunities as possible. The hands-on experience you are exposed to is something that cannot be paralleled through course work, lectures and textbooks. Don’t be afraid or feel that doing an internship is an inconvenience to you. Fully embrace the opportunity and make it your goal to learn as much as possible. I am thrilled with the strides I took throughout my experiences this summer, and I look forward to what comes next.

“ These experiences allowed me to grow professionally and educationally.”



HIGHLANDER CLUB The Highlander Club is the driving force for MacMurray College Athletics. Supported by individuals and businesses alike, the Highlander Club provides funds that enhance program operations and facility upgrades for more than 300 student-athletes. Gifts to the Highlander Club assist athletic programs in the following ways: • Enhancement of athletic budgets for 14 sports programs • Equipment, uniforms and supplies • Improvements and repairs of fields and facilities The Highlander Club is dedicated to providing an exceptional athletic experience for the studentathletes at MacMurray College through annual contributions. The support that the Highlander Club and its members provide MacMurray Athletics is essential to student-athletes being able to maintain the highest standards of excellence, both academically and athletically.

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Mac Travels to Ireland!! A group of 12 students along with Dr. Joseph Squillace, associate professor and director of the social work program, and Adam Cassell, assistant professor and public services librarian, completed a nine-day immersion trip to Dublin and Galway, Ireland in May. The students took a full semester course titled “International Social Work� in preparation for the trip, where they studied international policy, history, economics, crosscultural communication, fundraising skills and other basic skills like filling out forms to obtain a United States passport, safety prevention and how to be an international traveler. While on the trip, the group visited historic, political and cultural sites, such as Kilmainham Gaol, the Book of Kells and Trinity Library, the prehistoric Celtic Dun Aengus ring fort, a social service agency and a walk on the Dublin Historic Famine Tour.


“Traveling has provided me with the knowledge I will need as a social worker,” Jezebel Pardo, junior social work major, said. “I was able to communicate with people from different backgrounds. We also discussed controversial matters in a civil way.” The immersion also included free time to take in Dublin and Galway tourist attractions; students visited the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher, attended a Hurling match in Galway, went to the Dublin Zoo, rode the Luas train and double decker buses, and heard many different languages spoken on a single Dublin city block. The students’ cross-cultural experience also included trying out many international foods they had never experienced before. For many students, this was their first trip abroad. “The academic trips present opportunities to go beyond the

traditional classroom and empower our students to understand global complexities, acquire confidence, independence and experience to prepare them for global engagement in an increasingly interdependent world,” Dr. Squillace said.

They also provide memories for a lifetime. “This trip for me was a lot about self-discovery,” Senior Colton Pettyjohn said. “I tried new things and had a once in a lifetime experience.”

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Be a part of the million reasons to support MacMurray College Your support of MacMurray College makes a direct impact on current students. Within fiscal year 2018-2019 (ending May 31, 2019) MacMurray College is planning to reach the Annual Fund goal of $1,000,000 to support student success, academic programs, scholarships, student life and athletics.




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Dear Alumni, Friends and Family: What a summer it has been at MacMurray. Our accreditation has been fully reaffirmed, our new student class is coming in right on target, the number of students living on campus this fall will be the highest in two decades, and with your help – all of MacNation – we set a fundraising record, bringing in just under $2 million, with nearly $1 million of that figure in unrestricted annual fund donations. Please know that in addition to the sincere thanks from all of the faculty and staff for your part in helping us prove that the Mac Family cares about our future, we also recognize that the Higher Learning Commission took specific note of both the amount of support raised this past fiscal year, and the growth curve in enrollment. They will be keeping watch on our collective ability to continue the momentum in both fundraising and enrollment. I am asking each of you to continue partnering with our faculty and staff in helping us build the necessary resources to help MacMurray grow and transform. Your support is vital to the momentum we all feel and have worked so hard to nurture this past year. We are ready to address needs within our academic program portfolio and teaching spaces, improve our outdoor athletic facilities and restore Annie Merner Chapel to be the true center of our community celebrations. However, we also have ongoing needs which we cannot ignore. I invite you to continue your support for any of the core areas of our annual fundraising categories: • The Annual Fund has immediate impact on the College and supports programs across campus. • The Endowment Campaign grows the “savings fund” for the College’s future. • The Highlander Athletic Fund provides direct support to improve athletic facilities. • The Presidential Priorities Campaign supports capital improvements and programs that improve the student experience. I offer my personal thanks to all of our donors who are recognized on the following pages. Your support is critical in moving MacMurray College forward and on behalf of our entire campus, thank you for supporting us during the past year. We count on your support, ideas and encouragement in this truly transformational year! Sincerely, Dr. Mark J. Tierno President

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gift was Large gifts are greatly appreciated, but we also place importance on ANY gift. Each individual and class that gives allows us to show high alumni support to other funding organizations.


Presidential Priorities $177,575

1846 Society | $50,000 or more MacMurray College – established in 1846 by the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church as Illinois Female Academy, later named Illinois Women’s College, and finally renamed in 1931 to honor the College’s generous benefactor and Illinois Senator James E. MacMurray – has always depended on gifts from supporters like you.

Cartwright Society | $25,000 to $49,999 Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) – one of the College’s founders and the first president of the board of trustees – was a legendary preacher, speaker and activist who dedicated himself to religion, politics and education. In the 1860s, he insured the survival of the College through his generous support.

Akers Society | $10,000 to $24,999 Peter Akers (1790-1886) – a principal founder of the College and president of the board of trustees – was instrumental in overseeing the College’s early financial, academic and physical development. After a major fire in 1872, Akers rallied financial support to sustain and grow the College.

The other donor groups include: Foundations | $63,601 Friends | $87,628 Corporations | $69,914 Religious Groups | $31,483 Faculty and Staff | $29,996 Parents | $6,580

MacMurray MacMurray Endowment Annual Fund $208,170 Athletic $1,502,170 Fund $68,018


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ALUMNI $1,666,731


70s $450,000

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President’s Council | $5,000 to $9,999 Throughout MacMurray’s history, 16 presidents have served the College, working with generous supporters like you to strengthen the institution.

Michalson Associates | $2,500 to $4,999 Gorden E. Michalson (1911-1996) – the College’s 10th president – was an engaging conversationalist and powerful debater who refocused the College’s mission on providing students with a superior liberal arts education.

Harker Associates | $1,000 to $2,499 Joseph R. Harker (1853-1938) – the College’s 7th president – elevated the College’s academic status, increased the endowment and added several new buildings during his 32-year tenure.

McClelland Gold Level | $500 to $999 McClelland Silver Level | $250 to $499 McClelland Bronze Level | $100 to $249

Clarence P. McClelland (1883-1974) – the College’s 8th president – was a progressive educator who carried out campus expansion projects, increased the endowment and saw enrollment double during his 27 years at the College.

CLASS GIVING | FY 2017-18 Class Year

Active Alumni

Number of Donors

Percent Participation

1937 2 1 1940 13 1 1943 20 2 1944 25 4 1945 26 2 1946 38 9 1947 41 7 1948 54 10 1949 60 8 1950 50 10 1951 56 11 1952 35 5 1953 57 12 1954 44 8 1955 67 10 1956 63 14 1957 69 16 1958 64 19 1959 63 13 1960 80 15 1961 115 33 1962 133 35 1963 125 30 1964 150 27 1965 143 37 1966 153 49 1967 166 39 1968 184 54 1969 208 53 1970 140 26 1971 167 30 1972 198 34 1973 191 27 1974 194 25 1975 162 19 1976 160 13 1977 157 16 1978 131 15

Total Given

50% $500 8% $100 10% $35,150 16% $1,200 8% $101,050 24% $1,255 17% $1,605 19% $3,150 13% $451,245 20% $4,225 20% $2,570 14% $4,700 21% $5,025 18% $6,315 15% $1,060 22% $137,890 23% $16,410 30% $40,200 21% $2,875 19% $4,700 29% $17,748 26% $22,175 24% $125,260 18% $15,085 26% $26,990 32% $91,521 23% $19,650 29% $43,893 24% $75,299 19% $13,250 18% $17,065 17% $29,092 14% $20,122 13% $169,845 12% $9,475 8% $19,750 10% $17,803 11% $4,700

TOP 10 CLASSES by Amount Given 1949 $451,245 1974 $169,845 1956 $137,890 1963 $125,260 1945 $101,050

1966 $91,521 1969 $75,299 1968 $43,893 1958 $40,200 1943 $35,150

Class Year

Active Alumni

Number of Donors

1979 133 21 1980 136 18 1981 146 12 1982 135 9 1983 133 11 1984 155 10 1985 134 13 1986 105 9 1987 108 7 1988 124 7 1989 137 7 1990 167 12 1991 127 8 1992 168 7 1993 134 12 1994 174 5 1995 195 8 1996 194 7 1997 182 7 1998 193 10 1999 146 3 2000 160 2 2001 149 4 2002 173 7 2003 181 2 2004 195 7 2006 167 5 2007 126 3 2008 187 2 2009 150 6 2010 171 6 2011 131 5 2012 106 4 2013 139 7 2014 155 7 2015 103 2 2016 136 6 2017 123 2

Percent Participation

16% 13% 8% 7% 8% 6% 10% 9% 6% 6% 5% 7% 6% 4% 9% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 2% 1% 3% 4% 1% 4% 3% 2% 1% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 2% 4% 2%

Total Given

$6,006 $6,805 $7,055 $2,775 $4,450 $3,870 $7,100 $630 $2,200 $825 $2,005 $14,943 $20,730 $356 $2,585 $500 $8,550 $1,419 $1,040 $1,085 $2,590 $770 $480 $949 $690 $1,365 $600 $150 $215 $660 $325 $1,217 $325 $335 $795 $35 $310 $45

TOP 10 CLASSES by Participation 1937 50.00% 1966 32.00% 1958 29.69% 1968 29.34% 1962 26.31%

1965 25.87% 1946 24.68% 1969 24.48% 1963 24.00% 1967 23.49% 27

ALUMNI | FY 2017-18 1930s

McClelland Gold Level *Mrs. Yvonne Bost Pickett ‘37


1846 Society *Dr. Charlotte Erb ‘49 *Ms. Dorothy Lippincott ‘45 Cartwright Society Col. Eleanor Garvin Skinner ‘43 President’s Council *Mrs. Doris Arnold Dial ‘43 Harker Associates Dr. Betty Lowell Cottle ‘45 and *Dr. Harold Cottle Ms. Bernice Grunig ‘48 Mrs. Avis Fleming Sexton ‘47 McClelland Gold Level Mrs. Mary Floro Grojean ‘49 and Mr. Joe Grojean Dr. Effie Hunt ‘44 Mrs. Phyllis-Ann Smith Langenhan ‘46 and Mr. John Langenhan McClelland Silver Level Mrs. Amy Cargill Brainerd ‘44 Ms. Martha Hughes ‘46 Dr. Peggy Craven Tigerman ‘48 McClelland Bronze Level Mrs. Mary Pierce Bolte ‘48 and Mr. David Bolte Mrs. Nancy Williams Bovee ‘48 Mrs. Rosanna Shanks Caridad ‘46 and Mr. Carlos Caridad Mrs. June Clark Cheney ‘43 Mrs. Lucia Jones Erkert ‘46 Mrs. Janet Kramer Fisher ‘47 and Mr. Gordon Fisher Mrs. Joan Lukeman Fry ‘44 Mrs. Barbara McCord Groover ‘48 Mrs. Freda Sanders Johnson ‘47 and Mr. Edgar Johnson Mrs. Betty Reece Johnston ‘46 Mrs. Marian Cooper Jones ‘49 Mrs. Frances Lane Kirchhofer ‘49 and Mr. Don Kirchhofer Mrs. Doris Perry Kurtock ‘47 and Mr. John Kurtock Mrs. Beatrice Wong Lau ‘40 and Mr. Hing Lau Mrs. Joan Essley Lawson ‘44 and Mr. David Lawson Mrs. Esther Chambers Moser ‘49 Mrs. Jean Stevens Myers ‘47 Mrs. Melba Potter Palmer ‘48 Mrs. Rose Marie N. True ‘49 Mrs. Dorothy Stonecipher Wham ‘46 Donors Mrs. Elizabeth Roecker Alt ‘45 Mrs. Dorothy Frazier Anderson ‘48 Mrs. Marjorie Kraemer Asztalos ‘47 and Mr. Michael Asztalos 28

Mrs. Barbara Wells Borrowman ‘46 Mrs. Jean Vasconcellos Bowen ‘46 and Mr. Charles Bowen Mrs. Elizabeth Crane Carlson ‘49 and Mr. Kenneth Carlson Mrs. Harriet Scott Follmer ‘48 and Mr. Harley Follmer Mrs. Phyllis Ise Guthrie ‘47 Mrs. Corinne Schwarzenbacher Hammer ‘49 Dr. Jean Scammon Hyland ‘48 Mrs. Velma Bland Paluch ‘46 and Mr. Adolph Paluch Mrs. Carolyn Craver Potter ‘48 and Mr. Carman Potter


1846 Society Mrs. Louise Krussell Bone ‘56 Akers Society Dr. Dolores Buchler ‘57 Mrs. Eleanor Eberle Fernau ‘58 and Mr. Edward Fernau Mrs. Joan Carlson Long ‘58 Mrs. Joan Shaw Williams ‘58 President’s Council Ms. Catherine Frugoli ‘56 Michalson Associates *Dr. Beverly Ball ‘57 *Mrs. Mary Lee Blumer Dauer ‘52 Mrs. Mary Geiger Fletcher ‘54 and Mr. Gerald Fletcher Mrs. Mary Traylor Schnirring ‘50 and Mr. William Schnirring Mrs. Carolyn Jokisch Wilson ‘56 Harker Associates Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell Aldridge ‘53 Dr. Joan M. Anderson ‘57 Mrs. Josephine Krussell Bennington ’58 and Dr. James Bennington Dr. Patricia Bauer Burnette ’58 and Dr. Rand Burnette Ms. Shirley Chang ‘59 Mrs. Merritta Norvell Florence ‘54 *Mrs. Delores Ernst Greve ‘51 Mrs. Carol Fosdick Hubbard ‘51 Mrs. Barbara Wilson Kittle ‘58 and Mr. Paul Kittle *Mrs. Ruth Keys Moser ‘54 Ms. Alice Post ‘53 Mrs. Nancy Jackson Schmidt ‘58 and Mr. Richard Schmidt Mrs. Marilyn Menchhoff Wurzburger ‘53 McClelland Gold Level Mrs. Judith Martin Bergmann ‘57 Mrs. Carol Ross Brudnak ‘59 and Mr. Joseph Brudnak Mrs. Gail Burdick Dahlquist ‘58 and Mr. Ronald Dahlquist Mrs. Marina Chiames Phelps ‘58

Dr. Carolyn Clawson Prickett ‘53 McClelland Silver Level Mrs. Anabel Burgh Crane ‘58 and Mr. Bradford Crane Mrs. Lois Claus Fisher ‘50 Mrs. Phyllis Wong Gilmour ‘57 and Mr. Niles Gilmour Mrs. Elizabeth Dinius Gray ‘55 Mrs. Marlaina Eickstaedt Krause ‘58 and Mr. Daniel Krause Mrs. Mary Haager McConnell ‘55 Mrs. Joan Lint McLees ‘50 Mrs. Barbara Beckhelm Moore ‘57 and Mr. Richard Moore Mrs. Judith Hendrickson Reid ‘58 and Mr. Charles Reid Ms. Geraldine Staadecker ‘59 and Mr. Stephen Gilbert McClelland Bronze Level Mrs. June Arteberry ‘56 Mrs. Barbara Griffith Boehm ‘50 Mrs. Janice Closson Caldwell ‘56 Mrs. Joan Caldwell ‘50 Mrs. Joanne Kriege Cruickshank ‘56 and Mr. Ian Cruickshank Ms. Susan Lugg Dolan ‘52 Mrs. Peggy Somers Frank ‘58 and Mr. Russell Frank Mrs. Onley Cahill Groh ‘56 and Mr. Norman Groh Mrs. Marie Hicks Hamly ‘53 and Mr. Charles Hamly Mrs. Charlotte Sunderland Heaton ‘58 and Mr. F. Heaton Mrs. Marilyn Mansfield Henry ‘57 Mrs. Mary VanAmberg Hickey ‘59 Mrs. Ruth Miller Jones ‘59 and Mr. Edwin Jones Mrs. Kyung Paik Kim ‘56 Mrs. Ann Mellinger Kirkwood ‘50 and Mr. Kenneth Kirkwood Mrs. Alice Anne Hoff Lacquement ‘59 and Mr. Richard Lacquement Mrs. Constance Brand Lacquement ‘55 and Mr. Hubert Lacquement Mrs. Carolyn Kimble Lanker ‘51 Mrs. Joan Van Horn Linsley ‘56 and Mr. William Linsley Mrs. Olive Chen Liu ‘58 and Mr. Thomas Liu Mrs. Marjorie Doolin Maday ‘50 and Mr. Clarence Maday Mrs. Janet Johnston McCannon ‘59 Mrs. Roberta Middendorf McKee ‘55 Mrs. Vivian Lynch Mussatto ‘50 Mrs. Joan Petty ‘59 Mrs. Lois Cohenour Potter ‘59 Mrs. Susan Gardner Salmon ‘59 and Mr. Ralph Salmon Mrs. Patricia Ward Schuneman ‘58 and Mr. Raymond Schuneman

Mrs. Sarah Brown Shaw ‘52 and Mr. Kenneth Shaw Mrs. Carolyn Degitz Smick ‘58 and Mr. Kenneth Smick Mrs. Barbara Chrystie Sundberg ‘59 and Mr. Richard Sundberg Mrs. Elizabeth Wass Swartzel ‘51 and Mr. Ellis Swartzel Mrs. Joan Rupert Swearingen ‘57 Mrs. Eleanor Jarvis Syverson ‘56 Ms. Joyce Bogardus Walker ‘57 and Mr. Jon Wakelyn Mrs. Betty Lawson Walters ‘58 and Mr. Frederick Walters Mrs. Joan Walton Mrs. Meda Wallin Wang ‘54 and Mr. Jesse Wang Mrs. Audrey Cunningham Wright ‘56 and Mr. Bruce Wright Mrs. Clarissa Carter Young ‘51 and Mr. Robert Young Donors Mrs. Lorna Kington Adkisson ‘53 and Mr. James Adkisson Mrs. Carolann Davies Apel ‘59 and Mr. Darwin Apel Mrs. Janet Pires Bolland ‘56 and Mr. Thomas Bolland Mrs. Donna Holt Bright ‘59 and Mr. Richard Bright Mrs. Anne Bishop Coles ‘54 Mrs. Nancy Ciesler Cox ‘57 Mrs. Gloria Brown Delinger ‘55 and Mr. Leo Delinger Mrs. Marchetta Moreland DeWitt ‘57 Mrs. Betty Ann Bode Dudgeon ‘51 Mrs. Carol Crain Flint ‘58 and Mr. Richard Flint Mrs. Z. Carolyn Tucker Foley ‘55 and Mr. Donald Foley Mrs. Joyce Kelman Goldberg ‘54 and Mr. Richard Goldberg Mrs. Dorothy Hunt Hahn ‘55 Mrs. Sally Campbell Hanson ‘58 Mrs. Mary A. Hapeman ‘57 Mrs. Carolyn Hays Hippensteel ‘54 and Mr. Donald Hippensteel Mrs. Mary Potter Horton ‘53 and Mr. Edward Horton Mrs. Sonya Custer Hueholt ‘56 and Mr. Richard Hueholt Mrs. Martha Simpson Keeney ‘53 and Mr. Lenville Keeney Mrs. Ruth Knetzer Landreth ‘51 and Mr. James Landreth Mrs. Elizabeth Friedle Larson ‘51 Mrs. Carolyn L. Looker ‘55 Mrs. Nancy Walsh Mason ‘54 Mrs. Gladys Fuller McCann ‘53 and Mr. Russell McCann Mrs. Lorna Shewhart Meyers ‘50 and Mr. Lyman Meyers

Mrs. Jeanne Tyler Nelson ‘55 and Mr. Robert Nelson Mrs. Helen Lenz Nolte ‘58 and Mr. William Goddard Mrs. Patricia Ivy Parker ‘51 and Mr. James Parker Mrs. Nancy Carver Proctor ‘52 and Mr. Robert Proctor Mrs. Elaine Barger Reis-El Bara ‘57 Mrs. Ann Noonan Root ‘53 Mrs. Barbara Littelle Samoore ‘56 and Mr. Bruce Samoore Mrs. Barbara DeFreitas Shanahan ‘57 and Mr. Joseph Shanahan Mrs. Carolyn Reay Siburg ‘57 and Mr. William Siburg Mrs. Betty Morris Stivers ‘53 Mrs. Catherine Robinson Thompson ‘55 Mrs. Margaret Jacobs Tinges ‘51 Mrs. Susan Turner Walden ‘57 and Mr. Kenneth Walden Mrs. Suzanne Dobbins Wear ‘53 and Mr. James Wear Mrs. Jo Ann Ledbetter Wilkinson ‘50 Mrs. Shirley Reed Williamson ‘51


1846 Society Dr. Robert Head ‘63 Cartwright Society Mr. Russell Patton ‘66 and Mrs. Adrienne Patton Mrs. Carol Vieira Rivera ‘69 and Mr. Alvin Rivera Akers Society Ms. Judith Akers ‘66 Dr. Cheuk-Kin Chau ‘62 and Mrs. Theresa Chau Dr. Allen Croessmann ‘68 and Mrs. Nancy Teel Croessmann ‘69 Ms. Joy Fett ‘66 Dr. Judith Dozier Hackman ‘63 Mr. William Marshall ‘65 and Mrs. Patricia Fitzgerald Marshall ‘68 Mrs. Carole Lyon McKinney ‘66 Mr. Timothy Mlsna ‘69 and Dr. Kathryn Mlsna Mr. Charles O’Connell ‘69 and Dr. Jo Ellen VerSteegh O’Connell ‘69

President’s Council Mr. S. David Berst, Jr. ‘68 and Mrs. Nancy Carson Berst ‘69 Mr. Edward Bierman ‘68 *Ms. Ann Meyer Palormo ‘61 Michalson Associates Rev. Dr. Christopher Barker ‘67 and Mrs. Mary Pearce Barker ‘67 Mr. Mike Bertolette ‘66 and Mrs. Kristi Bertolette Mr. Raymond Bonner ‘64 and Ms. Jane Perlez Mr. Timothy Campbell ‘68 and Mrs. Sara Claussen Campbell ‘70 Dr. Richard Flynn ‘64 and Mrs. Jani Koopman Flynn ‘64 Mrs. Avalon Marcum Gibson ‘62 Ms. Mary Lou Hicks ‘67 Mr. John Hildebrant ‘65 Dr. George Jackson III ‘65 and Mrs. Edith Southwell Jackson ‘66 Mr. Roger LaPointe ‘69 Mrs. Wendy Pettit Prettyman ‘67 and Mr. Theodore Prettyman Mrs. Catherine Horn Randall ‘69 and Mr. Robert Randall Dr. Stephen Roderick ‘66 Ms. Sally Scaman ‘68 and Mr. Robert Huff Mr. John Austin Van Hook ‘64 *Mr. George Weber ‘60 Ms. Marcia Wherry ‘65 Harker Associates Dr. Rudolph Almasy ‘64 and Mrs. Helen Almasy Mrs. Betty Criswell Clough ‘61 and Mr. David Clough Mrs. Barbara Bond Coultas ‘68 and Mr. William Coultas Mrs. Patricia Doyle-Grace ‘66 and Mr. Pete Grace Dr. Garry Feldman ‘68 and Mrs. Cheryl Feldman Mrs. Mary Beth Foldi ‘68 Dr. Richard Hayes ‘69 and Mrs. Anne Hayes Dr. Sharon Bonds Heger ‘62 and Mr. Michael D.Heger Mr. David Hoener ‘62 and Mrs. Lisa Hoener Mr. Thomas Hull ‘68

Mr. Daniel Humiston ‘67 and Mrs. Martha Humiston Mr. Raymond Jast ‘69 and Mrs. Mary Jast Mr. Craig Johnson ‘61 and Mrs. Marcia Johnson Dr. Robert Kellogg ‘68 and Mrs. Catherine Kellogg Mr. John Kent ‘64 and Mrs. Rosemary Kent Dr. Adrienne Wickenden Kozlowski ‘62 and Mr. John Kozlowski Mrs. Linda Cook Kuehl ‘69 and Mr. Michael Kuehl ‘68 Dr. Richard Ledesma ‘63 and Mrs. Dorothy Simpson Ledesma ‘63 Mrs. Barbara Anderson Mitchell ‘66 and Mr. Lee Mitchell *Mrs. Emily J. Osburn ’63 Dr. Bill Patterson ‘67 and Mrs. Joan Patterson Col. James Pettitt III ‘61 Mr. Richard Phelan ‘66 and Mrs. Judith Phelan Dr. George Schmid, Jr. ‘69 Dr. Wayne Schurter ‘68 and Dr. Maryanne Reese Mr. William Slevin, Jr. ‘66 Mr. Richard Williams ‘69 and Mrs. Judith Pitsch Williams ‘70 Dr. David Woodrum ‘61 and Mrs. Susan Woodrum McClelland Gold Level Mrs. Rita Sinclair Bahan ‘67 Mrs. Brenda Riddle Bailey ‘68 and Dr. William Bailey Mrs. Virginia Clayton Bender ‘60 and Mr. William Bender Mr. Frederick Cain ‘68 and Mrs. Pamela Prange Cain ‘68 Mr. Dale Campbell ‘66 and Mrs. Helen Ellingson Campbell ‘65 Ms. Lorna Lee Chen ‘61 The Honorable Robert Cochonour ‘61 Reverend Carol Knox Cory ‘61 and Mr. Jay Althouse Mrs. Joan Petrofsky Dickinson ‘67 Mr. Robert Engelke ‘67 Dr. Joan Fagerburg ‘61

Mr. Mason Finks ‘68 and Mrs. Virginia Finks Ms. Elaine Fluck ‘61 Mrs. Bette J. Flynn ‘65 Mrs. Beverly Buzzard Friese ‘64 and Mr. Michael Friese Mrs. Margaret Shafer Fuller ‘66 and Mr. Gordon Fuller Mr. Walt Githens II ‘65 and Mrs. Sandra Lind Githens ‘65 Mrs. Shirley Ginder Hanson ‘62 and Mr. David Hanson Mrs. Deloris Storey Holiman ‘60 and Mr. James Holiman Mr. Christopher Jones ‘63 and Mrs. Margaret Jones Mr. Frederick Lewis ‘67 and Mrs. Sue Kasper Lewis ‘68 Mrs. Mary Meyer Mitchell-Stites ‘62 and Mr. Max Stites Dr. Margaret Draper Moore ‘65 Mr. Paul Nelson ‘69 and Mrs. Karen Hansen Nelson ‘69 Mr. Ronald Otto ‘69 and Mrs. Kathy Otto Mr. John Packard ‘69 and Mrs. Karen Packard *Mrs. Christine Hill Reseigh ‘62 and Mr. Christopher Reseigh Mr. Michael Rooney ‘66 and Mrs. Ruth Rooney Dr. Stuart Smith ‘66 and Reverend Lynda Johnson Smith ‘67 Reverend Walter Smith III ‘66 and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Mr. John Austin Tuthill ‘67 and Mrs. Sheila Tuthill Mr. Royal Ward ‘68 and Mrs. Donna Wolf Ward ‘68 Reverend Robert Whitlock III ‘68 and Mrs. Ann Whitlock Mrs. Margaret Rood Wichmann ‘68 and Mr. Charles Wichmann Mr. Gary Wikoff ‘62 and Mrs. Connie Wikoff Mr. Edwin Wright, Jr. ‘66 and Mrs. Eva Wright McClelland Silver Level Mrs. Elaine Kontominas Alquist ‘66 Dr. William Aylesworth ‘61 and Mrs. Margaret Aylesworth

Endowed Scholarship

ALFRED C. AND MARTHA MAY CRAWFORD SCHOLARSHIP Lucille V. Crawford ’27 established an endowed scholarship in 1999 upon her passing in her parents’ honor — The Alfred C. and Martha May Crawford Scholarship. As an alumna and a retired librarian from MacMurray, Ms. Crawford held a special place in her heart for MacMurray College. Lucille’s bequest of $1,000,000 has continued to impact students’ lives each year by providing scholarships to qualified students. 29


MERRITTA NORVELL FLORENCE SCHOLARSHIP The Merritta Norvell Florence Scholarship was established in 1994 to honor the achievement of Mrs. Florence, Class of 1954, who was the first AfricanAmerican student to graduate from MacMurray College. The scholarship is awarded based upon demonstrated financial need to minority students.

Ms. Paula Banzhaf ‘66 and Mr. William Kawecki Mr. Herbert Barth ‘67 Dr. Charles Blevins ‘69 and Mrs. Lynette Blevins Mrs. Alice Jones Botkin ‘67 and Mr. David Botkin Dr. C. Sue Coonrad Bryant ‘67 and Mr. F. D. Bryant Dr. David Bucher ‘65 and Mrs. Peggy Greenacre Bucher ‘66 Mrs. Joan Smyth Clayton ‘69 and Mr. William Clayton Dr. Warren Copeland ‘65 and Mrs. Clara Coolman Copeland ‘65 Mrs. Michal Crawford-Zimring ‘66 and Mr. Franklin Zimring Mr. Thomas Fichtel ‘64 and Mrs. Judy Dodd Fichtel ‘63 Reverend Raymond Fleming, Jr. ‘63 and Mrs. Marcia Myers Fleming ‘63 Dr. Barbara Smith Gebhardt ‘67 and Mr. Richard Gebhardt Mrs. Peggy Pruett Gilson ‘64 and Mr. Carl Gilson Ms. Elaine Harwood ‘65 Mr. Robert Koeller ‘62 and Mrs. Marlene Meyer Koeller ‘61 Ms. Nancy Neis Kopman ‘69 Mrs. Barbara Drake Konrad ‘61 Mr. Larry Krulac ‘63 and Mrs. Bonnie Bell Krulac ‘63 30

Ms. Virginia Kyndberg ‘66 Mr. Robert Leistner ‘60 and Mrs. Rosemary Leach Leistner ‘61 Mrs. Margaret Berry Levy ‘66 and Mr. Bernard Levy Mr. George Malleck III ‘68 and Mrs. Anne Malleck Mrs. Marjorie Totushek McMullan ‘62 and Mr. Jay McMullan Mrs. Melodee Melin ‘68 and Mr. Kenneth Melin Dr. Dennis Mueller ‘68 and Mrs. Linda Mueller Mr. Joseph Newton ‘62 and Mrs. Betty Newton Ms. Ruth Nicholson ‘69 Mr. Matthew Nicoll ‘69 and Mrs. Mary Nicoll Mrs. Katie Gearring Pearson ‘62 and Mr. Raymond Pearson Mrs. Penelope Robinson Power ‘60 and Mr. Garrett Power Mrs. Rosalie Rohrer Preckwinkle ‘62 and Mr. George Preckwinkle Mrs. Catherine Groom Petroski ‘61 and Mr. Henry Petroski Dr. Thomas Ramsbey ‘61 and Mrs. Theil Baumann Ramsbey ‘61 Ms. Patricia Scholes ‘67 Mr. William Smalzer ‘67 Mr. Robert Smith ‘67 and Mrs. Mary Smith

Mr. Harry Stinespring III ‘65 and Mrs. Jan Stinespring Mrs. Nancy Burkhart Strack ‘63 and Mr. Allen Strack Mr. Reginald Syrcle ‘64 and Mrs. Susan Syrcle Mr. James L. Teesdale ‘65 Mr. Joseph Walker, Jr. ‘63 and Mrs. Joy Walker Dr. James J. Wisecup ‘66 and Mrs. Savka Wisecup Lt. Col. Paul Witthoeft ‘68 and Ms. Mary Buenrostro Reverend Merle Wood ‘62 Mrs. Judith Young ’60 Mrs. Shirley Davis Zinn ‘63 and Mr. Robert Zinn McClelland Bronze Level Dr. Molly Orr Alcott ‘62 Mrs. Andrea Wallis Allen ‘68 and Mr. Thomas Allen Mrs. Mary Brass Allen ‘62 and Mr. Dewayne Allen Ms. Joan Stewart Anderson ‘69 Mr. William Archer, Jr. ‘64 and Mrs. Janet Archer Ms. Bonnie Bauler ‘62 Mr. Lyle Baumgartner ‘66 and Mrs. Judith Stubbs Baumgartner ‘67 Ms. Marvelene Carlson Beach ‘66 Ms. Deborah Bean ‘68 Mr. David Becker ‘64 Ms. Rachel Berg ‘69 Mr. David Birch ‘66 Mrs. Linda Lowe Birdsell ‘62 and Mr. Ted Birdsell Mr. Jeremiah Black ‘68 and Mrs. Faye Black Mr. Charles Bradburn ‘61 and Mrs. Marilyn Bradburn Mrs. Lynn Kaselow Burgdorff ‘68 and Mr. Samuel Burgdorff Ms. Bonnie Cady ‘67 Dr. Charles Cappell ‘68 and Mrs. Karlene Cappell Mrs. LaRue Fisher Carlson ‘63 and Mr. Warren Carlson Mrs. Kathleen McCartney Carrell ‘67 and Mr. Frederick Carrell Mr. William Celander ‘64 and Mrs. Carol Celander Mrs. Susan Kennedy Charbonneau ‘66 and Mr. Bruce Charbonneau Mrs. Rose Cartmill Chen ‘68 and Mr. Howard Chen Mrs. Nancy Clapp-Channing ‘69 and Mr. Steven Channing Ms. Judith Cohrs ‘64 Mrs. Sue McKay Collard ‘67 Mr. Robert Conant ‘62 and Mrs. Katherine Palmer Conant ‘67 Mr. Guy Crumley ‘69 and Mrs. Alexa Virtue Crumley Mr. Eric Dahlberg ‘68 and Mrs. Lee Dahlberg

Mrs. Kathleen Kirk Daschbach ‘67 and Mr. Thomas Daschbach Mr. Charles Dreyfuss ‘66 and Mrs. Sherry Cazel Dreyfuss ‘67 Mr. James Dyber ‘67 and Mrs. Elizabeth Dyber Mr. Robert Eastman, Jr. ‘68 and Mrs. Sally Eastman Reverend Leland Eilert ‘63 and Mrs. Judith Eilert Mr. Philip English ‘65 Mrs. Judith Blain Eskridge ‘63 and Mr. Howard Eskridge Mr. Austin Flanigan ‘62 and Mrs. Janet Flanigan Mr. R. Thomas Flynn ‘63 and Mrs. Kate Flynn ‘64 Mrs. Helen Hurt Gehrenbeck ‘62 and Mr. David Gehrenbeck Ms. Carol Gent ‘66 Mr. Daniel Gutshall ‘68 *Mrs. Carole H. Hack ‘62 Ms. Rita Haley ‘61 Dr. Doris Hardy ‘64 Mr. David A. Hart ‘69 Mr. Douglas Hatch ‘63 and Mrs. Nancy Hatch Ms. Jane DeNier Hayes ‘69 Dr. Linda Hiles ‘66 Dr. C. Douglas Hindman ‘63 and Mrs. Nancy Hindman Mrs. Sara Herzog Hogan ‘68 and Mr. Lawrence Hogan Mr. Marvin Hohenberger ‘61 and Mrs. Ann Hohenberger Mrs. Norma Cormack Hollander ‘61 and Mr. Richard Hollander Ms. Laurie Holloway ‘66 Dr. Ruth Bosserman Holstein ‘69 and Mr. Stephen Holstein Mr. John Hopton ‘68 and Mrs. Brigit Hopton Mrs. Jill Peterson Hull ‘68 and Mr. Thomas Hull Mrs. Ruth Jonsson Hull ‘65 and Mr. George Hull Mr. Thomas Imming ‘63 and Mrs. Dale Imming Mrs. Patricia Simpson Johnson ‘62 and Mr. William Johnson Mr. Arthur Kartman ‘64 Ms. Minnie Griffin Keller ‘61 Mrs. Annette Kilver ‘64 and Mr. Jack Kilver Mrs. Lillian Gischke Korous ‘60 Mrs. Jocelyn Rotty Knepler ‘69 and Mr. John Knepler Mr. David Knight ‘69 and Mrs. Margo Knight Mrs. Dorothy Delabar Kraemer ‘63 and Mr. Sandy Kraemer Mrs. Elaine Gibbs Kuhlman-Trimble ‘66 and Mr. Owen Trimble Mrs. Ellen Green Kuroghlian ‘67 and Mr. Jerry Kuroghlian Mr. Robert Laub ‘69

Mr. Leslie Lipschutz ‘68 and Mrs. Nancy Lipschutz Mr. Russell Marks, JD ‘68 and Mrs. Kathryn Marks Mr. John Maxson ‘68 and Mrs. Jennifer Maxson Mr. Bernd Mayer ‘69 and Mrs. Kathleen Mayer Mr. Lee Mayer ‘68 and Mrs. Charlene Mayer Mrs. Jeanne Soma McClard ‘65 and Mr. Robert McClard Dr. James McDonough ‘64 and Mrs. Judith Crew McDonough ‘64 Mrs. Karen Kuna McInerney ‘66 and Mr. Michael McInerney Mr. Michael McKee ‘68 and Mrs. Cynthia McKee Mrs. Georgiann Rockenbach McVicker ‘63 and Mr. Albert McVicker Mr. Robert Melvin ‘63 and Mrs. Stephanie Melvin Dr. W. Thomas Meyer ‘65 and Mrs. Kay Meyer Mrs. Rachel Keagle Mills ‘62 and The Honorable Richard Mills Mr. Paul Moore ‘64 and Mrs. Barbara Moore Mrs. Susan Bennett Moore ‘68 and Mr. John Moore Ms. Jean Perry Morrow ‘66 Reverend Jerry Morrow ‘66 and Mrs. Joyce Morrow Ms. Vivian Mortensen ‘69 Dr. Jon Moss ‘69 and Mrs. Leith Moss Mr. Scott Muller ‘68 and Mrs. Tina Muller Mr. Phillip Murphy ‘64 and Mrs. Vicki Murphy Mr. Richard Nicholls ‘66 Mr. Joseph Occhipinti ‘66 and Mrs. Kathleen Occhipinti Dr. Judith Olson ‘68 Mrs. Sandra Richie Pickering ‘61 Mr. W. David Phelan ‘69 and Mrs. Louise Phelan Mrs. Candice Lockart Rankin ‘67 Mrs. Meta Thompson Rasmussen ‘66 and Mr. Arne Rasmussen Mrs. Diane Schlieckert Renner ‘62 and Mr. Gerd Renner Dr. James J. Rubovits ‘65 Mr. Karl Sandberg, Jr. ‘67 and Mrs. Jean Sandberg Mrs. Rose Johnson Scott ‘67 Mrs. Mary Bussert Sears ‘67 and Mr. Ronald Sears Dr. Herbert Silva ‘68 and Mrs. Ann Longley Silva ‘69 Mr. Wayne Shannon ‘63 and Mrs. Donna Shannon Mrs. Lou Fox Shearer ‘62 Captain Steve Six ‘60 and Mrs. Kris Six Mrs. Frances Stearns Smart ‘69

Rev. Dr. Theodore Snider ‘67 and Mrs. Kathy Snider Mr. Richard Starr ‘69 and Mrs. Joyce Starr Mrs. Susan Brown Still ‘65 and Mr. John Still Mrs. Lillian Bordner Smith ‘69 and Mr. Thomas Smith Mr. Thomas Staggs ‘65 and Mrs. Anna Staggs Mrs. Louise A. Sterett ’68 Dr. Judith Stone ‘61 Dr. William Sturm, Jr. ‘63 and Mrs. Susan Sturm Mrs. Susan Serfling Swan ‘65 and Mr. Robert Swan ‘64 Ms. Lois Teesdale ‘69 Mr. Arthur Treuhaft ‘66 and Mrs. Merlene Gee Treuhaft ‘66 Mr. Richard Trout ‘64 and Mrs. Mary Caspers Trout ‘64 Dr. Mark Unland ‘62 and Mrs. Judith Unland Mr. William Weber ‘67 and Mrs. Sharon Weber Mrs. Jane Plumley Wendlandt ‘69 and Mr. Harry Wendlandt Dr. Dale Wolff ‘61 and Mrs. Kathleen Wolff Mr. James Wood ‘65 and Mrs. Maureen Wood Mrs. Betty Sommer Woodmansee ‘61 and Mr. Allan Woodmansee Dr. Barbara Woods ‘68 and Mr. Robert Farritor Mr. Richard Worthen ‘64 and Mrs. M. Sherrill Worthen Mr. Warren Yates ‘66 Donors Ms. Linda Akin ‘69 Mrs. Joyce Hughes Allen ‘60 Mrs. Patricia York Alstrin ‘63 and Mr. James Alstrin Ms. Jill Alsup ‘62 Mrs. Marilee Crain Amendola ‘61 and Mr. Richard Amendola Mrs. Mary Glezen Atwell ‘61 and Mr. Lloyd Atwell Mr. Jeffrey Baldwin ‘68 and Mrs. Ellen Baldwin Mr. Dennis Beard ‘65 and Mrs. Lonna Blattenberger Beard ‘65 Mr. William Beaumont ‘69 Ms. Eileen Bill ‘67 Mrs. Joan Brauning Borrelli ‘65 and Mr. Michael Borrelli Mrs. Rachel Clark Brown ‘69 and Mr. David Brown Mr. Walter Brown ‘62 and Mrs. Linda Brown Mrs. Nancy Clement Butler ‘64 and Mr. Jesse Butler Mrs. Barbara Schrader Canavan ‘64 and Mr. Thomas Canavan Mrs. Rebecca Carr-Stith ‘69 and Mr. Lloyd Stith, Jr. Mr. Terry Chandler ‘69

Mrs. Rhonda Kinne Cheney ‘68 and Mr. Paul Cheney Mrs. Tamara Rinehart Collins ‘60 and Mr. Clarence Collins, Jr. Mrs. Olivia Russell Colvin ‘63 and Col. John Colvin Mrs. Alice Macauley Conrad ‘67 and Mr. James Conrad Mrs. Louise Karas Corder ‘60 Mrs. Mildred Moser Daikawa ‘61 and Mr. Roy Daikawa Mrs. Jane Whalen Dierker ‘65 Mrs. Nancy Pennington Dietrich ‘60 Ms. Elaine Crouch DeProsse ‘66 Mrs. Ruth Horton Dunnell ‘63 and Mr. David Dunnell Mrs. Sharon Hile Eisendrath ‘61 and Mr. Peter Eisendrath Mr. R. Lance Elliott ‘67 and Mrs. Susan Ames Elliott ‘69 Mrs. Beverly Wahl Elrod ‘64 and Mr. Robert Elrod Mrs. Sandra Whalen Epstein ‘62 and Mr. Paul Epstein Mr. John Erickson ‘69 and Mrs. Linda Wrightam Erickson ‘69 Ms. Patricia Zekl Feldman ‘67 Mr. Thomas Gaffney ‘66 and Mrs. Sandra Gaffney Mrs. Bobella Blalock Glatz ‘69 Mrs. Mary Findlay Goldwag ‘66 and Mr. Edmund Goldwag Dr. Nancy Goodyear ‘67 Mrs. Sandra Baker Hall ‘65 and Mr. William Hall Ms. Laurie Hamachek ‘69 Mr. James Hargrave ‘65 and Mrs. Paula Hargrave Dr. Barbara Lane Hart ‘65 Mrs. Ella Engvall Hayashi ‘65 and Mr. Yoshi Hayashi Mrs. Charlotte L. Hickerson ‘68 Mrs. Martha Holmgren Hoeppner ‘66 Mrs. Carole Kimes Howard ‘66 and Mr. Charles Howard Dr. Donna Shoemaker Ihns ‘61 and Mr. Clarence Ihns Mr. Eric Jensen ‘66 and Mrs. Joan Jensen Mr. Michael Katz ‘65 and Mrs. Alta Katz Mr. David Kelly ‘68 and Mrs. Sandra Kelly Mr. Robert N. Kern ‘67 Mrs. Katherine Merwin Keylor ‘65 and Mr. Daryl Keylor Ms. Carolyn Komiskey ‘68 and Mr. Stanley Fosdick Ms. Barbara Drury Langdon ‘63 Mrs. Ann Smiley Langenfeld ‘60 and Mr. James Langenfeld Mrs. Gloria Story Leskovisek ‘63 and Mr. William Leskovisek Mrs. Mary Jane Schumacher Lively ‘68 and Mr. Thomas Lively Mrs. Marceline Dale Lockhart ‘60

Mr. Daniel McDowell ‘62 and Mrs. Karen McDowell Dr. James McGinnis ‘67 and Mrs. Laurie McGinnis Ms. Charlotte McPherson ‘66 Ms. Jacquelyn Menefee ‘68 Dr. Muriel Eastham More ‘61 and Mr. Thomas More Mr. Kent Morgan ‘69 and Mrs. Susan Morgan Mr. John Nesheim ‘69 and Mrs. Joellen Friel Nesheim ‘69 Mrs. Barbara Rhodes Nilson ‘63 Mrs. Kellie R. O’Regan ‘65 Mrs. Patricia Panopoulos ‘61 Ms. Candace Purdy ‘65 Mrs. Nancy Potts Rapier ‘69 Mr. David Rex ‘61 and Mrs. Martha Rex Mr. Rodrigue Richard ‘69 and Mrs. Diane Richard Mr. Stuart Robertshaw ‘65 and Mrs. Charlane Robertshaw Mrs. Judith Cucare Romine ‘62 and Mr. Robert Romine Ms. Carol Ross ‘62 Mr. Melvyn Scherzer, Jr. ‘66 and Mrs. Melanie Scherzer Reverend Helen Welkley Schultz ‘61 and Reverend Leroy Schultz Mrs. Sheila Hoyle Sisbarro ‘63 Ms. Mary Sudia ‘65 and Mr. John McNamara Mrs. Martha Silvis Templin ‘69 and Mr. T.J. Templin Mr. David Tiffany ‘64 and Mrs. Wanda Oney Tiffany ‘63 Mrs. Judy Ellingson Tizon ‘62 and Mr. Carlos Tizon Mrs. Sharon Eustice Twyman ‘61 and Mr. Thomas Twyman Mrs. Barbara Simek Vesper ‘65 Mr. Thomas Von Boeckmann ‘64 and Reverend Nancy Pennell Von Boeckmann ‘64 Ms. Anne Warner ‘66 Dr. Michele Pionke Weber ‘67 and Mr. William Weber Dr. Susan Weller ‘65 Mr. Ray West ‘68 and Mrs. Carolyn West Mr. Thomas West ‘69 and Mrs. Zilla West Mrs. Cheryl Crouch Wild ‘69 and Mr. David Wild Mrs. Janis L. Williams ’68 Mrs. Linda Blackwell Windels ‘63 and Mr. William Windels ‘63 Ms. Linda Wolfe ‘63 Mr. James Wood ‘69 and Mrs. Patty Wood Mrs. Janet Chance York ‘60 and Mr. Michael York Mrs. Marsha Miles Young ‘68 Dr. James Zeidler ‘66 and Mrs. Wanda Zeidler 31

Mrs. Barbara Trull Zimmerman ‘66 and Mr. Samuel Zimmerman Mrs. Martha McMurray Zumwalt ‘66 and Mr. Samuel Zumwalt


1846 Society Anonymous Akers Society Mr. John Blythe ‘74 and Ms. Jane Denes Mr. Robert Hill ‘76 and Mrs. Jean Hofmann Hill ‘80 Ms. Sandra Watson ‘72 and Mr. Terry Cullen Mr. William Whiting ‘73 and Mrs. Helen Whiting President’s Council Mrs. Kay Laub Davidsmeyer ‘75 and Mr. P. Devon Davidsmeyer Mr. David Ekin ‘77 Dr. Norman Foster ‘73 and Dr. Carol Foster Mr. Gregory Hummel ‘71 and Mrs. Terri Hummel Mr. William Stanton ‘72 Dr. Kristoffer Tumilowicz ‘76 and Mrs. Patricia Tumilowicz Michalson Associates Mrs. Julie Koval Applebee ‘79 and Mr. Andrew Applebee Mrs. Sara Claussen Campbell ’70 and Mr. Timothy Campbell ’68 Mr. Anthony Licata ‘76 Dr. Pamela Lund ‘78 Mrs. Kathleen Richardson Petrikin ‘77 and Mr. J. Ronald Petrikin Dr. Stephen Seltzer ‘70 and Mrs. Marlene Seltzer Harker Associates Mr. Dorald Beasley ‘70 and Mrs. Trudy Beasley Mr. Ed Caspers ‘74 and Mrs. Karen Dunn Caspers ‘74 Dr. Deborah Rosenkrantz Curtis ‘72 and Mr. Lynn Curtis Mrs. Bettina Azman Johnson ‘74 and Mr. Eric Johnson Dr. Climentene Jones ‘71 Mrs. Margaret Lamar King ‘70 and Mr. Steve King Mr. James Long, Jr. ‘70 and Mrs. Renee Long Mr. Thomas Makemson ‘71 and Mrs. Mary Moore Makemson ‘71 Dr. Mary Ellen Mogee ‘70 and Dr. Peter Lubitz Ms. Patricia Mucklow ‘71 and Mr. Patrick Slivka Mrs. Mary Reeder Panther ‘77 and Mr. Michael Panther Mr. Martin Phillippe ‘72 Mr. Daniel Pierro ‘76 and Mrs. Roberta Heid Pierro ‘77


Mr. James Rayburn ‘71 and Mrs. Kay Rayburn Dr. Annette Dittmer Schoenberger ‘72 and Mr. Richard Schoenberger Mr. Gerald Seibert ‘73 Mr. Michael Skrivan ‘77 and Mrs. Kathleen Dumas Skrivan ‘79 Mrs. Carol Whyte Talabay ‘70 and Mr. David Talabay Mr. Raymond Vasey ‘77 and Mrs. Janet Hess Vasey ‘78 Mr. J. Michael Zimmers ‘71 and Mrs. Nancy Zimmers McClelland Gold Level Mr. William Conley, Jr. ‘73 and Mrs. Linda Seacat Conley ’72 Mr. John Cooksey ‘77 and Mrs. Stephanie Cooksey Ms. Kimberly Davis ‘72 Mrs. August Drake-Ericson ‘79 and Mr. Michael Ericson Mr. Charles Freiberger ‘71 and Mrs. Cheryl Freiberger Dr. Larry Gibson ‘77 Mr. LaVaughn Jones ‘79 Mr. Garland Kizer ‘77 and Mrs. Sherry Kizer Mrs. Sarah Morton Keene ‘72 and Mr. Douglas Keene Mr. William Lynn ‘74 and Mrs. Joanna Guyton Lynn ‘76 Mrs. Marilyn Murphy Marshall ‘77 Mr. George R. Murray ‘74 Mr. Francis Nelson, Jr. ‘75 and Mrs. Jo Ann DuBois Nelson ‘73 Mrs. Ann Freiburg Opferman ‘73 and Mr. Gil Opferman ‘74 Dr. Philip Pagoria ‘78 and Mrs. Jacqueline Pagoria Dr. James Paulson ‘70 and Mrs. Beverly Johnson Paulson ‘73 Mr. Joseph Purpura ‘75 and Mrs. Anne Pearce Purpura ‘73 Mr. Rodney Runestad ‘71 and Mrs. Mary Rockefeller Runestad ‘72 Mr. Glenn Smith ‘71 and Mrs. Johnnie Farley Smith ‘71 Dr. James Sorensen ‘70 and Mrs. Laurel Sorensen Mr. Joseph Werner ‘73 McClelland Silver Level Mrs. Mary Sapienza Brewer ‘72 Mrs. Vickie Cahill-Myers ‘77 and Mrs. Robin Cahill-Myers Ms. Sherry DeMuth ‘79 and Mr. Don Lochmueller Reverend Shawn Denney ‘73 and Mrs. Mary Ann Denney Mr. John Derrer ‘71 and Mrs. Betty Derrer Reverend William Lakota Eastin ‘78 and Reverend Carol Lakota Eastin ‘78 Mrs. Jeanne Stevens Fox ‘75 and Mr. David Fox

Mr. Raymond Garza ‘72 and Mrs. Donna Garza Mr. John Gilmour ‘73 and Mrs. Jayceine Gilmour Mr. Michael Grossman ‘70 and Mrs. Jean Grossman The Honorable Robert Hall ‘74 and Mrs. Denise Deutsch Hall ‘75 Mrs. Evelyn Hewitt ‘78 and Mr. Edwin Hewitt Mr. Darrell Holmquist ‘72 and Mrs. Suzanne Merrill Holmquist ‘74 Dr. Herbert E. Kasube ‘71 Mr. Michael LaCroix ‘70 and Mrs. Carol LaCroix Mrs. Luta Riley Lemme ‘74 and Mr. R.C. Lemme Mrs. Cynthia Paulsen Macomber ‘70 Mr. Richard McFate ‘75 and Mrs. Kathleen Clifton McFate ‘75 Mr. John McPherson ‘74 Mrs. Janette Amendola Morgan ‘79 and Mr. Mark Morgan Mrs. Sharon Mueller-Myers ‘71 and Mr. Charles Myers Mrs. Christine Davidson Pipkin ‘73 and Mr. William Pipkin Mr. Eugene Schmittgens, Jr. ‘79 and Mrs. Jane Schmittgens Mr. Casimir Scislowicz ‘72 Mr. Mark Shelgren ‘75 Ms. Sandra Sidler ‘75 and Mr. Dennis Davis Mr. David E. Simpson ’73 Mrs. Mary Rita Sheehy Sternberg ‘77 and Mr. Holger Sternberg Dr. Kevin Thorpe ‘75 and Mrs. Julia Thorpe Mrs. Nannette Wolfers Tornblom ‘72 and Mr. Allan Tornblom Mrs. Pamela Vickers Williams ‘77 and Mr. Robert Williams McClelland Bronze Level Mr. Andrew Arellano ‘72 and Mrs. Sandra Arellano Mr. S. Michael Bartletti ‘73 and Mrs. Mary Beth Bartletti Mr. Eugene Beeler ‘70 and Mrs. Christine Kozinski Beeler ‘72 Mr. Philip Bennett ‘72 and Mrs. Marsha Zellmer Bennett ‘71 Mrs. Carol Richards Bertrand ‘72 and Mr. Alan Bertrand Ms. Anita Kimutis Bevill ‘78 Ms. Janice Boes ‘72 Mrs. Susan Oaks Bubb ‘79 and Mr. Paul Bubb Mrs. Mary Teaney Caldwell ‘75 and Mr. Gerald Caldwell Mr. David Cook ‘71 and Mrs. Kathryn Masterson Cook ‘73 Ms. Linda Coon ‘73 Ms. Deborah Davis ‘72

Mr. Brian Dobias ‘75 Mr. Kenneth Doody ‘71 and Ms. Joanne Modica Dr. P. Daniel Doyle ‘70 and Mrs. Susan Plummer Doyle ‘72 Mrs. Helen Leben Duncan ‘72 Ms. Barbara Ferrara ‘71 Mr. John Galowitch ‘75 Mrs. Cathy Barker Gardiner ‘79 and Dr. Joseph Gardiner Mrs. Lenora Jefferson Gates ‘71 and Mr. James Gates, Jr. Mrs. Kathleen O’Donnell Gira ‘76 and Mr. Bernard Gira Mr. Stephen Grant ‘73 Mr. Burnell Hackman ’79 and Mrs. Kathryn Dalton Hackman ’80 Mr. William Hahm ‘79 and Mrs. Lori Cramer Hahm ‘81 Mrs. Nancy Harvey Haigh ‘79 and Mr. William Haigh Dr. Stephen Hansen ‘70 and Mrs. Julia Yamasaki Hansen ‘70 Mrs. Andrea O’Leary Hasten ‘75 and Mr. James Hasten Mr. Robert Heiser ‘74 Mrs. Joann Schabow Held ‘73 and Mr. Isaac Held Mrs. Victoria Alred Hiatt ‘78 and Mr. James Hiatt Ms. Karen Hirst ‘73 Mr. David House ‘78 and Mrs. Marianne Gors House ‘80 Mr. Marcus Hummel ‘74 and Mrs. Nadine Hummel Mr. Douglas Hunt ‘73 and Mrs. Merry Hunt Mrs. Nancy Scupham Hutchings ‘72 and Mr. John Hutchings Mrs. Barbara Ray Jenkins ‘71 and Mr. Robert Jenkins Mrs. Ruth Armstrong Johnson ‘73 Mr. Craig Klatzco ‘79 and Mrs. Lucyna Klatzco Mrs. Susan Yelovich Krueger ‘78 and Mr. William Krueger Ms. Alison Landers ‘71 Ms. Karen Landon ‘76 Mr. Chris Lapins ‘79 and Mrs. Cheryl Lapins Mr. John Lehman ‘74 and Mrs. Priscilla Johnson Lehman ‘74 Lt. Col. Wendy Bayfield Lenahan ’73, USAF (Ret.) and Lt. Col. Dennis Lenahan Mr. R. Mitchell Lively ‘73 and Mrs. Christine Pitsch Lively ‘73 Mr. Jeffrey Lovit ‘70 and Mrs. Marilee Moeller Lovit ‘70 Ms. Donna Kessler Marshall ‘76 Ms. Paula Dumbauld Martinez ‘71 Ms. Carol Ulen McCrary ‘75 Mr. Dain Meyer, Sr. ‘74 and Mrs. Denise Kohl Meyer ‘75 Mr. Rodney Miller ‘76 and Mrs. Mary Miller

Mr. Bruce Nattinger ‘74 and Mrs. Ann Nattinger Mrs. Sarah Curtis Nunes ‘70 and Mr. John Nunes Mr. Willard Olmstead ‘71 and Mrs. Paula Olmstead Mrs. Barbara Scott Ozier ‘76 and Mr. Benny Ozier Mr. Michael Pagoria ‘78 and Mrs. Katherine Pagoria Mrs. Mary Defenbaugh Poldek ‘70 Mr. Theodore Potkonjak, Sr. ‘78 and Mrs. Diana Potkonjak Dr. Glenn Potts ‘72 and Mrs. Jeanette Potts Mrs. Carolyn Edwards Proctor ‘72 and Mr. Kevin Proctor Mrs. Molly Fegley Rayner ‘70 and Mr. Jon Rayner Mr. David Rossow ‘72 and Mrs. Ann Maercklein Rossow ‘72 Ms. Dana Ryan ‘72 Mrs. Paula Pitsch Saban ‘75 and Mr. William Saban Mrs. Ruth Eaton Schemel ‘70 and Mr. Craig Schemel Mr. Paul Shively ‘75 Mr. Michael Sweney ‘72 and Mrs. Terri Sweney Dr. Nadine Szczepanski ‘79 Mrs. LaVerne Huber Thompson ‘74 and Mr. Douglas Thompson Mr. Steven Townsley ‘70 and Mrs. Janice Townsley Mrs. F. Tracy Long Tuman ‘73 and Mr. Phillip Tuman Mr. Christopher Valentine ‘79 and Mrs. Julie Smith Valentine ‘80 Dr. John Wakefield ‘70 and Mrs. Vicki Wakefield Ms. Wendy Watkins ‘79 Mr. Craig Wensberg ‘75 and Mrs. Barbara Wensberg Ms. Nancy Shoen West ‘77 Mr. Steven West ’75 and Mrs. Marjorie Sinclair West ’80 Mrs. Kristina Raue Whalen ‘73 Dr. Ronald Whitley ‘70 and Mrs. Michele Whitley *Reverend Thomas Wilber ‘72 and Mrs. Edwina Wilber Ms. Nancy Boehm Witthoeft ‘71 Mr. Larry Yates ‘71 and Mrs. Julie Yates

Donors Mrs. Marcia Muench Adams ‘78 and Dr. James Adams Rev. Lorraine Cleaves Anderson ‘71 and Mr. Robert Anderson Mr. Lawrence Andre ‘72 and Mrs. Connie Andre Mrs. Katherine Polit Appelt ‘77 Mrs. Carol Denninger Ashley ‘74 and Mr. Donald Ashley Ms. Judith Barringer ‘71 and Mr. R. Kerhlikar Mr. Ronald Bede ‘79 and Mrs. Sheryl Wanless Bede ‘79 Mr. David Boyd ‘73 Mr. James Brooksher ‘74 and Mrs. Margie Brooksher Mrs. Laurie Mires Brown ‘74 and Mr. Dennis Brown Mr. Michael Connolly ‘71 Mr. Mark Conrad ‘78 and Mrs. Virginia Conrad Dr. Barbara Craig-Schniepp ‘72 Mrs. Lori Grusin Degman ‘79 and Mr. John Degman Mrs. Carolyn Fukuda Doll ‘71 and Mr. Drew Doll Dr. Donald Fosnacht ‘73 and Mrs. Laurie Fosnacht Mr. James Frank ‘74 and Mrs. Rosemary Frank Mr. William Furry ‘75 and Mrs. Paula Pugh Romanaux ‘74 Mrs. Joyce Denney Ginder ‘74 and Mr. Gary Ginder Mr. George Graubner ‘72 and Mrs. Sandra Graubner Mrs. Deborah Lynch Greenslit ‘72 and Mr. Charles Greenslit Mr. Van Hante ‘76 and Mrs. Cheryl Hante Dr. Darrell Hartke ‘76 and Mrs. Nancy Hartke Ms. Sandra Haschemeyer ‘75 Ms. Judith Hines ‘78 Mr. Gary Hirstein ‘75 and Mrs. Mary Hirstein Mrs. Anne Kojola Holen ‘70 and Mr. Richard Holen Mr. John Hopkins ‘74 Ms. Wendy Jenkins ‘76 and Mr. Marian Pliczka Mrs. Bernetta DeMay Jones ‘73 and Mr. Allen Jones

Mrs. Sharon Aldrich Kimball ‘72 and Mr. Jay Kimball Dr. Edward Kleitsch ‘73 and Mrs. Pamela Kleitsch Ms. Marcia Kolb ‘73 Ms. Karla Krueger ‘76 Mr. John LeBolt ‘74 and Mrs. Lynn LeBolt Mr. James Lothian ‘71 and Mrs. Sharon Lothian Mr. Michael Matozzi ‘79 and Mrs. Debbie Matozzi Mr. J. Richard McGinnis ‘72 and Mrs. Rebecca Wakefield McGinnis ‘72 Mrs. Peggy Tabor Milhouse ‘79 and Mr. Mark Milhouse Mr. Tom Mills ‘79 and Mrs. Nancy Mills Mr. Jerome Noble ‘70 Mr. Harry Novak ‘73 and Mrs. Shawn Novak Mrs. Barbara Hertz Pogoler ‘70 and Mr. Andrew Pogoler Ms. Lynn Pomplun ‘74 Mrs. Joyce Williamson Potter ‘78 and Mr. John Potter Mr. Richard Risberg ‘74 Mrs. Rosemary Royce Schullery ‘72 and Mr. John Schullery Mrs. Carolyn Brelje Schwent ‘73 and Mr. Gary Schwent Mr. John Shaver ‘71 Dr. Richmond Simmons ‘77 and Mrs. Audrey Simmons Mrs. Linda Fairchild Smead ‘71 Mr. Eugene L. Smith, Jr. ’72 Dr. Joseph Stanton ‘71 and Mrs. Barbara Stanton Reverend Mary Berkshire Stueben ‘79 and Mr. Allen Stueben Ms. Margo Landon Tarver ‘77 Mr. Steven Thompson ‘78 and Mrs. Loretta Thompson Mr. Muhammad Yungai ‘70 and Mrs. Sossely Yungai


President’s Council Mr. Richard Baumgart ‘81 and Mrs. Kelly Baumgart

Mr. Jeffrey Davidsmeyer ‘85 and Mrs. Teresa Davidsmeyer Harker Associates Mr. Robert Clary ‘80 and Mrs. Alisa Bailey Clary ‘79 Mr. Charles Craddock ‘80 and Dr. Ruth White Craddock ‘79 Captain Karen A. DiRenzo ’84, NC, USN (Ret.) and Lt. Joseph DiRenzo Reverend Michael Fender ‘83 and Reverend Elizabeth Gallegly Fender ‘91 Rev. Camilla Pierce Hempstead ‘84 and Mr. Jeffrey Hempstead Mr. Ronald Jenkins ‘87 Dr. Jane Freiburg Nickerson ‘81 and Dr. Jim Nickerson Dr. Ken Runkle ‘83 and Mrs. Lisa Demaree Runkle ‘84 Mr. Mark Sanders ‘82 and Mrs. Tanya Sanders Mr. Gerald Scott ‘80 and Mrs. Vicky Galloway Scott ‘74 Mr. Michael Zellmann ‘89 McClelland Gold Level Dr. James Althoff ‘89 and Mrs. Kris Darr Althoff ‘89 Mr. Keith Baker ‘84 and Mrs. Leuwania Chambers Baker ‘83 Mr. John Biloz ‘88 and Mrs. Laura Mayberry Biloz ‘88 Mr. Steen Poulsen ‘83 and Mrs. Susan Gusse Poulsen’84 McClelland Silver Level Mrs. Patricia Petty Becherer ‘85 and Mr. John Becherer Mr. Bradley Boucher ‘84 and Ms. Kelly Bagley Mr. Michael Cerutti III ‘86 and Mrs. Mary Cerutti Mr. Scott Fearrin ‘87 and Mrs. Kathleen Fearrin Ms. Laura Laughlin ‘85 Mr. Jon Minton ‘83 and Mrs. Geralyn Minton Mr. Clifford Pedersen ‘82 Ms. Rebecca Plymale ‘80 Mr. Timothy Price ‘80 Mrs. Romy Henriott Shortz ‘85 and Mr. William Shortz

Annual Scholarship

LEONA STANFORD VOLLINTINE SCHOLARSHIP This annual scholarship, established in 2000, is a need-based award given to nursing students each year at MacMurray in honor of Leona S. Vollintine (1901 – 2008). The charitable trust in Mrs. Vollintine’s name continues to transform nursing students’ experiences while allowing her legacy of generosity and scholarship to live on. 33

Mr. David Simons ‘83 and Mrs. Rachel Simons Mr. Chuck Wuensch ‘81 and Mrs. Sheri Wuensch Mr. John Young ‘89 and Mrs. Kathryn Lape Young ‘89 McClelland Bronze Level Mr. Andy Anderson ‘81 and Mrs. Amanda Anderson Mrs. Mary A’Hearn Bernard ‘80 Mrs. Debra Willard Biel ‘84 and Mr. Mark Biel Dr. JoEllen Brannan ‘87 and Mr. Pat Brannan Mr. James Buck ‘83 and Mrs. Lucy Buck Ms. Gail Combs ‘80 Mrs. Karen Hagen Dickhut ‘80 and Mr. Monte Dickhut Mrs. Jana Steinmann Flannigan ‘85 and Mr. Charles Flannigan Mrs. Deborah Rogers Flinn ‘89 and Mr. Randall Flinn Mrs. Ann Kessel Gronlund ‘80 and Mr. Steven Gronlund Mrs. Kathryn Dalton Hackman ‘80 and Mr. Burnell Hackman ‘79 Mrs. Lori Cramer Hahm ‘81 and Mr. William Hahm ‘79 Mrs. Suzanne Walden Hahn ‘81 and Mr. Tim Hahn Ms. Bernadette Henriott ‘85 and Mr. Edward Regnier Ms. Sara Imthurn ‘84 Ms. Melissa Ives ‘84 Mr. Joseph Katona ‘87 Ms. Kathy Knodle Kayser ‘85 Mr. John Kelker ‘80 and Mrs. J. LuAnn Kelker Mrs. Susan Whalen Large ‘87 and Mr. Bob Large Mrs. Deborah Repicky Lanford ‘81 and Mr. David Lanford Mr. Richard Laren ‘83 and Mrs. Julie Laren Mrs. Nancy Lewis ‘85 and Mr. Joseph Lewis Mrs. Patricia Bray Langdon ‘82 and Mr. John Langdon Mr. M. Thomas Lupo ‘82 and Mrs. Elizabeth Weiner Lupo ‘82

Ms. Gretchen Mahaney ‘88 Mrs. Lynne Jeckel Martin ‘84 and Mr. James Martin Mr. Jeffrey Murrow ‘86 and Mrs. Donna Boyer Murrow ‘86 Mr. Joe Peebles, Jr. ‘89 and Mrs. Gwen Peebles Mrs. Mary Lengermann Wellen ‘83 and Mr. Larry Wellen Mrs. Donna Adams Stare ‘82 and Mr. Allen Stare Mrs. Amy Stevens-Kaufmann ‘85 and Mr. Tom Kaufmann Mrs. Suzanne Judge Strichman ‘88 and Mr. Adam Strichman Mrs. Brenda Farmer Toland ‘84 and Mr. Steve Toland Mr. Carl Tucker ‘80 and Mrs. Kathy Tucker Mrs. Beth Unger Turner ‘84 and Mr. Thomas Matt Turner Mrs. Marjorie Sinclair West ‘80 and Mr. Steven West ‘75 Dr. Robert Zellmann, Jr. ‘81 and Mrs. Karen Thompson Zellmann ‘80 Donors Mr. Jeffrey Andrews ‘88 Mr. David Barbknecht ‘86 Ms. April Bennington ‘82 and Dr. W. Jon Williams Mr. David Blanchette ‘82 and Mrs. Kathy Blanchette Mrs. Susan Spencer Boggs ‘88 and Mr. Michael Boggs Mr. Timothy Burch ‘80 and Mrs. Marilee House Burch ‘83 Mrs. Kathleen Jendras Burns ‘80 Mrs. Suzanne Caldwell-Jacques ‘82 and Mr. Chris CaldwellJacques Mrs. Karen Cannella Crites ‘88 and Mr. Mark Crites Mr. Roy Chrisop ‘83 and Mrs. Debbie Milton Chrisop ‘86 Mr. W. Darin Craven ’89 and Mrs. Pollee Stinebaker Craven ’91 Ms. Martha December ‘86 Mrs. Laura Esarey Dukett ‘89 and Mr. Drew Dukett

Mr. Randall Edwards ‘85 and Mrs. Brenda Edwards Mrs. Andrea Zellmann Floyd ‘85 Mrs. Rebecca A. Garzon ‘89 Mrs. Sheryl Strowmatt Goodall ‘86 and Mr. Steven Goodall Mr. Scott Guebert ‘87 and Mrs. Tracy Henderson Guebert ‘87 Mr. Rick Hall ‘81 and Mrs. Laura Hall Mr. Tobias Hatch ‘87 and Mrs. Lora Halterman Hatch ‘86 Mr. Steven Jibben ‘86 and Mrs. Monica Jibben Mr. Christopher Marten ’89 and Mrs. Stacey Wilmert Marten ’92 Mrs. Rose Deschner Lawson ‘80 and Mr. Daniel Lawson Ms. Janet Logan ‘80 Ms. Pamela Brackebusch Main ‘87 Mrs. Randi Maxfield ‘86 and Mr. John Maxfield Mrs. Renee Lade McDonald ‘88 and Mr. Jay McDonald Mr. Jeffrey Menz ‘85 and Mrs. Terry Menz Mr. Paul Molinelli ‘81 Mr. Ronald Moore ‘81 and Mrs. Karen Moore Mrs. Susan Park Osborne ‘84 Mr. Kenneth Rausch ‘86 Ms. Rose Ruppel ‘83 Mrs. Carol Scaggs Scharfenberg ‘80 and Mr. Jon Scharfenberg Mrs. Cheryl Ray Scherle ‘82 and Mr. Larry Scherle Ms. Lynne Sheehan ’81 Mrs. Joyce Lang Strother ‘81 and Mr. Schell Strother Mrs. Jill Blanchard Zine ‘85 and Mr. David Zine


Akers Society Mr. John Nicolay ‘90 Dr. Michael Royer ‘91 President’s Council Dr. Amy Martin Waschull ‘95 and Mr. Matthias Waschull

Harker Associates Reverend Elizabeth Gallegly Fender ’91 and Reverend Michael Fender ’83 Capt. Rosanne Peters Hartley ‘90 and Mr. Derek Hartley Dr. Holly Mattix Kramer ‘90 and Mr. Curt Kramer Ms. Deborah Trueblood ‘99 and Mr. Tom Walker McClelland Gold Level Mr. Malek Ben-Musa ‘93 and Mrs. Fayruz Ben-Musa Mr. Calvin Fuller ‘90 and Mrs. Chloe Fuller Mrs. Carla Toppen Pillai ‘96 and Mr. Kris Pillai Ms. Lisa Roberts ‘93 and Mr. Michael Roberts McClelland Silver Level Mrs. Jennifer Venhuizen Brewer ‘96 and Mr. Matthew Brewer Dr. Cheryl Carlton-Deal ‘94 and Mr. Mark Deal Mrs. Tina Diekemper Cloin ‘97 and Mr. Bill Cloin Mrs. Rhonda McDaniel Downs ‘98 and Mr. Charles Downs Ms. Lisa Gilmore ‘97 Mr. Scott Lindahl ‘95 and Mrs. Lisa Lindahl Ms. Tracy Mazurkiewicz ‘98 Mrs. Tammy Dugan Robbins ‘90 and Mr. Rob Robbins Ms. Barbara Sampson ‘93 Mr. David Searby, Jr. ‘96 Mr. Silas Signatur ‘93 Mr. Anaxim Synar ‘91 and Mrs. Amy Lewis Synar ‘93 McClelland Bronze Level Mrs. Julie Lyons Abdi ‘95 and Mr. Hashir Abdi Mr. Darryl Adams ‘90 and Mrs. Candice Adams Mr. Terrell Alexander ‘95 Ms. Kelly Anderson ‘90 Ms. Gayla Bennett ‘99 Mr. Martin Bennett ‘96 and Mrs. Heather Bennett Mrs. Katrina Todd Boldin ‘91 and Mr. Robert Boldin

Annual Award

THE SPORT MANAGEMENT AWARD An annual award established by Matt Milne ’03, in 2004. This award is given to an individual majoring in sport management who has demonstrated superior scholarship. The chosen student is presented with an award certificate and a check during the spring Honors Recognition Program. Milne’s generous gifts are matched by his employer, State Farm Insurance, which further enhances the generosity of his award. Last year’s recipient was Trevor Knipe (pictured left).

Ms. Jennifer Curran ‘97 Mrs. Tamara Armstrong Dupske ‘97 and Mr. Michael Dupske Mrs. Wendy Freeman Easton ‘90 and Mr. Douglas Easton Mrs. Sherri Hobbs Enneking ‘93 and Mr. Noel Enneking Mr. Paul Fairbanks ‘93 and Mrs. Heather Collins Fairbanks ‘94 Mrs. Wilma Shoemaker Geisendorfer ‘93 and Mr. Henry Geisendorfer Mrs. Heather Harrell Gibson ‘97 and Mr. Paul Gibson Mrs. Sarah Meyers Hill ‘91 and Mr. Dennis Hill Ms. Melissa Lyons ‘96 Mrs. Jill Bondelli McAvoy ‘96 Lt. Col. Jeffrey McCormack ‘97 and Mrs. Bridget Budnick McCormack ‘95 Mrs. Audrey Hagen Mock ‘90 and Mr. Erwin Mock Mrs. Jaime Haehn Monson ‘98 Mrs. Suzanne Beckmann Mushaney ‘95 and Mr. Todd Mushaney Mr. Matthew Niehaus ‘95 and Mrs. Monica Niehaus Mr. Doug Partney ‘90 and Mrs. Lora Leverton Partney ‘90 Mrs. Jamie Eshbaugh Pollard ‘93 and Mr. Jacob Pollard Mr. Brian Reilly ‘99 Mr. Robert Ryan ‘93 and Mrs. Angela Ryan Mrs. Christine Wallace Smith ‘92 and Mr. Bradley Smith Mrs. Tabitha Marlow Sneeden ‘94 and Mr. Bryan Sneeden Ms. Kristen Sprenger ‘91 Mrs. Jennifer Estoye Suau ‘90 and Mr. Joseph Suau Mr. Abel Uribe ‘93 and Mrs. Maria Uribe Mrs. Tiffany Hermon Warmowski ‘98 and Mr. Steve Warmowski Donors Mrs. Ellen Nation Archambo ‘92 and Mr. John Archambo Ms. Kelly Arens ‘92 Ms. Camille Arndt ‘98 Ms. Kelletta Blackburn ‘97 Mrs. Pollee Stinebaker Craven ‘91 and Mr. W. Darin Craven ‘89

Mrs. Michelle Buelt Davenport ‘98 and Mr. Darrel Davenport Mr. Jeremiah Deal ‘97 Mr. Carson Dodd ‘95 Dr. Brian Frederick ‘98 Mrs. Michelle Grossmann Jegl ‘94 and Mr. Jason Jegl Mrs. Carla Tellor Grundy ‘92 and Mr. Christopher Grundy Mr. Stevan Hackett ‘94 and Mrs. Cathy Hackett Mrs. Amanda Evans Hammond ‘94 and Mr. Sean Hammond Mrs. Lora Eversgerd Hinkel ‘96 and Mr. Myles Hinkel Mrs. Jill Korous Kording ‘90 and Mr. Brian Kording Mr. Jared Lamb ‘98 Ms. Deb Larsen ‘98 Mrs. Kristina Pilkington Lumbeck ‘91 and Mr. Steve Lumbeck Mrs. Stacey Wilmert Marten ‘92 and Mr. Christopher Marten ‘89 Mrs. Debbie Maxwell ‘91 and Mr. Philip Maxwell Mr. William Ott ‘92 and Mrs. Anita Donoho-Ott ‘93 Mr. Lyle Ratermann ‘93 Ms. Emily Scott ‘98 Mrs. Patricia L. Stinson ‘92 Mrs. Cynthia Talkington ‘93 and Mr. Daymond Talkington Mrs. Jennifer Hughes Weiss ‘96 and Mr. Timothy Weiss


McClelland Gold Level Mrs. Kristin Barger Ciolino ‘04 Mr. J. Matthew Heyen ‘00 and Mrs. Nichole Sellergren Heyen ‘99 Ms. Kjirsten Kellogg ‘02 Mrs. Sharon Burchett Mather ‘04 and Mr. Gary Mather McClelland Silver Level Mr. Jose Briseno ‘06 Mrs. Laura Doss ‘03 and Mr. James Doss Mr. Chris Kingzette ‘01 and Mrs. Meaghan Moore Kingzette ‘99 Mr. Matthew Milne ‘03 Mr. Andrew Sidock ‘09 McClelland Bronze Level Mrs. Carlleen Bell Benoit ‘08 and Mrs. Christina Benoit ‘10

Ms. Katie Carls ‘06 Mrs. Carol Hauser Christensen ‘02 and Mr. Oliver Christensen Mrs. April Werries Coats ‘02 and Mr. Clint Coats Mrs. Carrie Cole ‘01 and Mr. Beaux Cole Mrs. Danielle Koschik Deguzman ‘09 and Mr. Jon Deguzman Mr. Mark Haas ‘09 Ms. Denise Hamby ‘06 Mrs. Kathryne Boone Muehlbauer ‘04 and Mr. David Muehlbauer Mr. Dante Royster ‘02 Mr. Philip Rushton ‘01 and Mrs. Amanda Novak Rushton ‘00 Donors Ms. Karen Clark ‘07 Mrs. Linda Cockerill ‘01 and Mr. Terry Cockerill Ms. Jennifer Young Cunningham ‘02 Mr. Justin Dalton ‘08 and Mrs. Christina Irwin Dalton ‘09 Mrs. Theresa Probst Daniels ‘07 and Mr. Scott Daniels Mr. Adonis Fuller ‘07 and Mrs. Rachel Rogers Fuller ‘08 Mr. Justin Hamm ‘02 and Mrs. Melissa Wieber Hamm ‘01 Ms. Betsy Heise ‘09 Mrs. Rebecca Reif Hoaglin ‘06 and Mr. Thomas Hoaglin Ms. Theresa Nelson ‘01 Ms. Jodi Pupillo Colbert ‘09 Ms. Amanda Rodda-Tyler ‘04 Mr. Justin Saathoff ‘08 and Mrs. Crystal Saathoff Mrs. Valerie Kimmell Salgado ‘04 and Mr. Jeffrey Salgado Mr. Steven Taylor ‘04 Ms. Molly J. Traw ‘04 Mrs. Fritzie Glascock Wagner ‘06 and Mr. Brian Wagner Mr. Larry Whewell ‘02 and Mrs. Barbara Whewell


McClelland Gold Level Mrs. Marcy Rubenking Jones ‘14 and Mr. Terry Jones Mrs. Rikki Jenkins Langan ‘11 and Mr. Bryan Langan Mrs. Beth Oberg ‘11

and Mr. Steven Oberg McClelland Bronze Level Mr. Peerapong Buraketrachakul ‘10 Ms. Allison Decker ‘12 Mr. Tarryn Link ‘16 Ms. Anastasia Morwell ‘14 Mrs. Erika Oliver Newman ‘13 and Mr. Jeff Newman Donors Mr. Jacob Bordewick ‘16 Mr. Jesse Cannon ‘13 Mrs. Barbara Chumley ‘13 Ms. Amber Davis ‘15 Mr. Andrew deMarco ‘10 and Mrs. Kathryn Couper deMarco ‘10 Ms. Rachelle Dennis ‘16 Mrs. Brooke Clemmons Donley ‘14 and Mr. Quentin Donley Ms. Megan McLaughlin Dudley ‘10 Ms. Kadie Ellner ‘17 Mrs. Shawn Fitzjarrell Ford ‘13 Ms. Alexis Apodaca Fresquez ‘14 Mrs. Lyndsey Minton Haas ‘10 and Mr. Christopher Haas Mrs. Malea Cox Harney ‘10 and Mr. John Harney Mrs. Beth Boyer Hensley ‘12 and Mr. Lucas Hensley Ms. Courtney Jones Holm ‘16 Ms. LaToya Jones ‘12 Mrs. Lindsay Miller Keeney ‘13 and Mr. Jacob Keeney Ms. Christine Littig ‘12 Ms. Taylor Littig ‘14 Mrs. Kristin Flahive Mankins ‘10 and Mr. Kelsey Mankins ‘12 Ms. Carol Payne ‘14 Mrs. Tina Arnold Prather ‘11 and Mr. Andrew Prather Mr. Daniel Routh ‘13 and Mrs. Kristina Poore Routh ‘11 Mr. Lamin Sanyang ‘16 Mrs. Deena Daniels Splady ‘11 and Mr. Kevin Splady Mr. Brandon Staves ‘17 Ms. Elizabeth Suhrbier ‘16 Mrs. Dessa Vieira Surratt ‘11 and Mr. Bruce Surratt Mrs. Amy Tribble ‘13 and Mr. Shannon Tribble Ms. Anna Whaley ‘14 Mr. Bradley Wise ‘15

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FRIENDS, FACULTY & STAFF | FY 2017-18 Thank you friends, faculty and staff for making a commitment to MacMurray College this fiscal year 2017-18. These gifts directly impact the continuation of our long-standing culture of excellence. Corporations and foundations look for high levels of support from faculty and staff when making funding decisions, which means these gifts may have a continuing impact on investment for years to come. In fiscal year 2017-18, current MacMurray College faculty and staff together contributed over $17,804. Faculty and staff understand the importance of supporting the institution for which they work by making a financial investment to support the mission and ideals of the College. Akers Society Mr. S. Grant Boyer and Mrs. Lisa Sappenfield Boyer Dr. Wayne T. Moore Ms. Deborah Tharp President’s Council Ms. Helen Bridges Dr. Richard Freiburg and Dr. Mary Freiburg Mr. David Hawsey Mr. Sanford R. Martin Dr. William Springer and Mrs. Gayle Springer Michalson Associates Anonymous Dr. John Cox and Mrs. Cheryl Cox Mr. Ernest Downey and Mrs. Helen Downey Mr. John Eyth and Mrs. Linda Eyth Harker Associates Dr. Frank Bixby and Mrs. Katharine Bixby Mr. Vernon C. Childs Mr. Jeffrey Coultas and Mrs. Adah Coultas Mrs. Nancy Glassman Ms. Marva Green Dr. A. James Henderson, Jr. and Mrs. Connie Henderson Dr. James Hinchen and Mrs. Michelle Hinchen Mr. Larry Kuster and Mrs. Mary Kuster Mr. John B. Lutz Mr. W. Joseph Racey

Ms. Kathryn B. Thomson and Dr. Christopher P. Lu McClelland Gold Level Mr. Craig Cassell and Mrs. Pam Cassell Dr. Charles Cleeland Ms. Stephanie Hobrock Mrs. Marcy Rubenking Jones ’14 and Mr. Terry Jones Mrs. Rikki Jenkins Langan’11 and Mr. Bryan Langan Mrs. Eleanor Lorig Mr. Gary Mack and Mrs. Kristine Mack Ms. Roxann Mayros Ms. Karen McClure Mr. Mark Messmore and Mrs. Lynndel Messmore Mrs. Beth Oberg ’11 and Mr. Steven Oberg Dr. Beverly Rodgers Mr. Matthew Snodgrass and Mrs. Allison Snodgrass Mr. Frank Squillace and Mrs. Rita Squillace McClelland Silver Level Dr. Eric Berg and Mrs. Christy Delaney Mrs. Laura Doss ’03 and Mr. James Doss Mrs. Susan Eilering Mr. Robert Elliott Ms. Barb Farrar Mr. Dennis Fisk Ms. Anne Godman Mr. John Mansholt Ms. Joana Ramsey Mr. Donald Schmidt

Dr. Thomas Stevens and Mrs. Eleanor Stevens Dr. Nadine Szczepanski ’79 Dr. Mark Tierno Mr. Steven Varble Ms. Gina Wyant McClelland Bronze Level Mr. Kent Aumann and Mrs. Kiry Aumann Ms. Helen Baldwin Ms. Dana Bangert Mr. Scott Baum Mr. Robert Beard and Mrs. Harriet Beard Mr. Bryan Benner and Mrs. Julie Benner Mr. Marcel Bergeron and Mrs. Linda Guenther Bergeron Mrs. Cassandra Bordenkircher Mrs. Peggy Boullier Mr. Daniel Brooks and Mrs. Vickie Brooks Mr. Don Brown Ms. Shannon Brown Dr. Lawrence Bryan and Mrs. Marjorie Bryan Dr. Joanne Hodge Budzien and Mr. John Budzien Ms. Charlene L. Cassell Mr. Robert Chiabrandy Mr. Lewis Coleman Mr. Harry Coop and Mrs. Rebecca Coop Ms. Natalie Covey Rev. Howard Daughenbaugh and Mrs. Judith Daughenbaugh Mr. Bruce Dean Ms. Janice Dean Mr. Lyndon Dean

and Mrs. Mildred Dean Ms. Allison Decker ’12 Mrs. Kathy Flesner Mrs. Joanne L. Ford Mr. Bill Forney and Mrs. Joan Forney Mr. O. Robert Freesen and Mrs. Deborah Freesen Mr. Justin Fuhler Mr. Benigno Garcia and Mrs. Susan Garcia Dr. Eric Giebelhausen and Mrs. Beth Giebelhausen Mr. Tressman Goode Mr. Matt Grimes and Mrs. Ragen Grimes Ms. Barbara Hallberg Dr. Mi Hu Ms. Anastasia Morwell ’14 Mrs. Patricia Kapsar Ms. Kathryn Kirt Ms. Khara Koffel Mrs. Kim Langan Ms. Jennifer Lehman Mr. Thomas Lindstromberg Mr. Dan Mainer Ms. Wendy McCarty Mrs. Michelle McNeely Mr. Armin Mehrtens and Mrs. Charlene Mehrtens Mrs. Samantha O’Dell Milnes ’18 Mr. Eugene Munier and Mrs. Maria Munier Ms. Nancy Newell Mrs. Erika Oliver Newman ’13 and Mr. Jeff Newman Rev. Kerry O’Brien and Mrs. Lynne O’Brien Dr. Penny Painter

Endowed Scholarship

RICHARD E. & MARY W. FREIBURG BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP An endowed scholarship was established in 1990 to honor the retirements of both beloved biology professors, Richard and Mary Freiburg, at MacMurray. Gifts continue to be designated to this important scholarship fund as tributes to these dedicated professors. We are grateful for their combined 60 plus years of service, as well as their influence through this Biology award, and their lifelong support of MacMurray.

Mr. Richard Patton Ms. Katherine Seck and Mr. James Valentine Mrs. Christine Wallace Smith ’92 and Mr. Bradley Smith Mr. Brian Sparks Dr. Joseph Squillace and Mrs. Amy Blouin Mrs. Kimberly Streib Ms. Kristen Swisher Mr. Dan Thompson and Mrs. Judith Thompson Ms. Doris Todd Mr. David Truesdell and Mrs. Jean Harlow-Truesdell Mr. Julio Trujillo Mr. Paul Ware Mrs. Marilyn Wojnar Mrs. Regina Zeller Donors Ms. Patricia Anderson Ms. Karen Bade Ms. Maria Bagshaw Mr. John Bailey and Mrs. Debra Bailey Mr. Steve Baker Mr. Ruel Wells Becker and Mrs. Margaret Wells Becker Ms. Jennifer Benanti Ms. Megan Bettis Mr. Mitchell Bollin and Mrs. Ashlie Bollin Ms. Jeannette Bradley Ms. Canda Brown Mr. Mark Bryant and Mrs. Susan Bryant Mr. Corwin Burris and Mrs. Judith Burris Mr. Tom Burrus and Mrs. Marcy Burrus Mr. Anthony Catalano and Mrs. Paula Catalano Ms. Kristen Chenoweth Ms. Jeanne Clayton Mr. Robert Crowe and Mrs. Sandy Crowe Mr. Marc Dahman and Mrs. Sally Dahman Mr. Jeff Daily Ms. Ginger Davis Mr. Robert Davis, Jr. Mr. Bill Deuser and Mrs. Mickey Deuser Mrs. Alice Dodson and Mr. Robert Dodson Ms. Danielle Doerfler Mrs. Cathy Duffy Mr. Dennis Duncan Mr. John Duncan and Mrs. Joyce Duncan Mr. Richard Dunseth and Mrs. Linda Dunseth Mr. Aaron Eisfelder and Mrs. Misty Eisfelder Ms. Ginny Fanning Ms. Peggy Fernandes

Mrs. Eleanor Flesner Ms. Mary Jane Fleury Mr. Jon Freeman and Mrs. Sue Freeman Mr. Leslie Geiter Ms. Jackie Gilson Ms. Barbara Glover Mr. Ralph Gonzalez and Mrs. Evelyn Gonzalez Dr. James Green and Mrs. Cathleen Green Mr. John Guy and Mrs. Sarah Guy Ms. Jane Hadden Mr. David Hall and Mrs. Nancy Hall Ms. Janet Hamm Ms. Darlene Hann Mrs. Kelly Hardwick Mr. Steve Held Ms. Alexia Helmer Ms. Ann Herring Mr. Duane Hess Mr. John Hill and Ms. Dolores Berry Mr. Timothy Huber Mr. Francis Hynes and Mrs. Elaine Hynes Mrs. Beverly Johns and Mr. Lonnie Johns Ms. Jan Kiley Ms. Mary Klemundt Ms. Gwendowlyn Knapp Mr. Jeffrey Knipe and Mrs. Lisa Knipe Mr. Mickey Knipe and Mrs. Mary Knipe Dr. Dawn Allred Kraemer Ms. Lucinda Krushas Mr. Rod Lake Mr. Philip Langdon and Mrs. Kathy Langdon Mr. Joshua Langfelder Ms. Alyson Levine Ms. Jessica Lewis Mr. Robin Lewis Ms. Christine Littig ’12 Ms. Taylor Littig ’14 Mr. Robert Lockeby and Mrs. Karen Lockeby Ms. Sally Luft Mrs. Anastacia Maio Mr. Charles Martin Mr. Michael May and Mrs. Michelle May Mr. Brandon McIntire Mr. Enneth Miner and Mrs. Sharon Miner Mr. Michael Moll Mr. Michael Montgomery Ms. Robin Leggitt Oberg Dr. Tamara O’Hearn-Amman Mrs. Marilyn Overhage Mr. Edward Palmer Mr. Robert Panke and Mrs. Vicki Panke

Enduring Legacy

ILLINOIS GREAT RIVERS CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The IGRC has been a longtime contributor to MacMurray College. Their first gift was given in 1953 and has supported campus ministry for 65 years. Their continued support helps ensure that faith, one of our core values, remains a focus for current and future students. MacMurray College is grateful for their commitment to spiritual life on MacMurray’s campus.

Mr. Wayne Pennell and Mrs. Pat Pennell Mr. Christopher Phillips ’14 and Mrs. Bridget Dhom Phillips Mrs. Audra Lira Pilarte Mrs. Judy Provencher Mrs. Jodi Pupillo Colbert ’09 Mr. David Ray Ms. Sheila Rhodes Mr. Michael Rockford and Mrs. Nancy Rockford Mrs. Bambi Rockwell Mr. Tom Roome and Mrs. DeeAnn Roome Ms. Deborah Rothfuss Mr. Lynn Ruby and Mrs. Rebecca Ruby Ms. Georgianna Samaras Mrs. Susan Saunders Ms. Lauretta Scheller Ms. Marjorie Schildknecht Mrs. Barbara Schorfheide Mr. Kenneth Schutz and Mrs. Charlene Schutz Mr. James Sell and Mrs. Iwana Sell Dr. Robert Seufert and Mrs. Diane Hester Seufert ‘94 Mrs. Sharon Seymour

Ms. Stacey Shah Mr. Robert Sibert and Mrs. Karen Sibert Mr. John Slosar Mr. Larry Speakman and Mrs. Judy Speakman Mrs. Nancy Sullivan Mr. Todd Sweatman Mr. Jeff Taviner Mr. David Thompson Mrs. Amy Tribble ’13 and Mr. Shannon Tribble Mr. Breck VanBebber and Mrs. Adrienne VanBebber Mr. Bradley Walkenhorst Mr. Lowell Walsworth and Mrs. Jessica Walsworth Mrs. Eddie Weaver Mrs. Robin Weems Ms. Kathleen White Mr. George Wineland and Mrs. Kathryn Wineland Mr. David Woodruff and Mrs. Ginda Woodruff Ms. Kristie Wrasman Mr. Paul Younker Dr. Jeannie Zeck *deceased 37 29

LIFETIME PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL & LIFETIME HARKER ASSOCIATES | FY 2017-18 Lifetime President’s Council *Mrs. Elizabeth Forrer Applebee ‘40 Mrs. Catherine C. Barnum Mrs. Harriet Bertoglio Bible ‘48 and Mr. Roy Bible Mrs. Louise Krussell Bone ’56 Mr. Edward Caspers ‘74 and Mrs. Karen Dunn Caspers ‘74 *Mrs. Gratia Coultas Dr. Howard Curtis ‘65 and Mrs. Cathy Curtis *Dr. Charlotte Erb ‘49 Mrs. Mary Geiger Fletcher ‘54 and Mr. Gerald Fletcher Dr. Robert Head ’63 Mrs. Yvonne Mason Hiatt ‘52 *Ms. Nancy Floyd Law ‘52 *Ms. Dorothy Lippincott ‘45 Alexander P. Misheff Trust Mr. Timothy Mlsna ‘69 and Dr. Kathryn Mlsna O’Keefe Family Foundation, Inc. Col. Eleanor Garvin Skinner ‘43 Dr. William Springer and Mrs. Gayle Springer Ms. Margareta Smith Sudbrink ‘49 Sunset Freesen Memorial Trust Thoresen Foundation *Mr. George Weber ‘60 Anonymous

Lifetime Harker Associates *Mrs. Elizabeth Forrer Applebee ‘40 Mrs. Catherine C. Barnum Mrs. Josephine Krussell Bennington ‘58 and Dr. James Bennington Mrs. Harriet Bertoglio Bible ‘48 and Mr. Roy Bible Mr. John Blythe ‘74 and Ms. Jane Denes Byerly Trailer and Mfg. Co., Inc. The Marjorie H. Carne Living Trust Mr. Edward Caspers ‘74 and Mrs. Karen Dunn Caspers ‘74 Dr. Cheuk-Kin Chau ‘62 and Mrs. Theresa Chau The Chicago Community Foundation - Kathryn K. Mlsna Fund Dr. E. C. Jerry and Dr. Glen Clatterbuck

Dr. Allen Croessmann ‘68 and Mrs. Nancy Teel Croessmann ‘69 Dr. Howard Curtis ‘65 and Mrs. Cathy Curtis Mr. Harmon Deal III and Mrs. Millicent Deal Mrs. Patricia Fay Mrs. Mary Geiger Fletcher ‘54 and Mr. Gerald Fletcher Dr. Norman Foster ‘73 and Dr. Carol Foster Mr. O. R. Freesen and Mrs. Deborah Freesen Dr. Colleen Hester and Mr. Jerry Osborne Mrs. Yvonne Mason Hiatt ‘52 Illinois Great Rivers Conference Mr. Raymond Jast ‘69 and Mrs. Mary Jast Mr. Albert F. Kamnick, Jr. ‘72 Mr. Patrick Kovar *Ms. Nancy Floyd Law ‘52 *Ms. Dorothy Lippincott ‘45 Mrs. Joan Carlson Long ‘58 *The Honorable Larry McKinney ‘66 and Mrs. Carole Lyon McKinney ‘66 Alexander P. Misheff Trust Mr. Timothy Mlsna ‘69 and Dr. Kathryn Mlsna Monticello College Foundation Mr. Charles O’Connell ‘69 and Dr. Jo Ellen VerSteegh O’Connell ‘69 O’Keefe Family Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Emily Fay Osburn ‘63 Mrs. Nancy Tribble Parks ‘77 and Mr. Michael Parks Passavant Area Hospital Mr. Russell Patton ‘66 and Mrs. Adrienne Patton Mrs. Catherine Horn Randall ‘69 and Mr. Robert Randall Mrs. Carol Vieira Rivera ’69 and Mr. Alvin Rivera Col. Eleanor Garvin Skinner ‘43 Dr. William Springer and Mrs. Gayle Springer Mr. James L. Stone Ms. Margareta Smith Sudbrink ‘49 Sunset Freesen Memorial Trust Thoresen Foundation Leona Stanford Vollintine Scholarship Mrs. Joan Shaw Williams ‘58 Anonymous

BUSINESSES, FOUNDATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS | FY 2017-18 Cartwright Society Byerly Trailer and Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Akers Society Delta Foundation Illinois Great Rivers Conference Leona S. Vollintine Charitable Trust Monticello College Foundation President’s Council Cleveland Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation General Board of Higher Education and Ministry State Farm Companies Foundation 38

Michalson Associates Anonymous

Leslie Fund, Inc. Pepsi Cola Bottling Company Harker Associates Aetna Foundation Bound to Stay Bound Books Foundation First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville IBM Corporation Kizer Financial Services National Financial Services LLC Production Press Inc. Rachel G. Simpson Philanthropic Foundation T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

McClelland Gold Level Community Foundation of the Great River Bend Enterprise Products Grace United Methodist Church Illini Administrators’ Institute Kretschmer Private Foundation Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Prudential Foundation The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The George & Jean Perbix Fund United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education McClelland Silver Level Allstate Foundation Boeing Company

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Network for Good Ocean Reef Community Foundation, Inc. McClelland Bronze Level Devon Energy Organization Dominicans, St. Martin De Porres House Jacksonville Rotary Club JustGive Muggsy’s, Inc. Smithton Turner Society Donors AmazonSmile Foundation

VOLUNTEERS | FY 2017-18 MacMurray College is grateful for all who have helped support the College through their time and efforts. Thank you for helping advance MacMurray College! Board of Trustees (see list on page 1)

Alumni Association Board The Alumni Association Board is a vital part to MacMurray’s success. The members of the Alumni Board serve as ambassadors for the College. As a volunteer group they give their time and money to make improvements across campus and help sponsor alumni events as well as support Homecoming initiatives. In addition to their work, this group oversees the use of the Frances “Betsey” Swigart memorial Fund for Campus Improvements.* The Swigart Fund supported the Alumni Board Help Day where they painted, organized the professional clothing closets for current students and cleaned out various areas on campus. We are grateful for this fund and the work of the Alumni Board. *Interested in supporting a fund such as this? Make a contribution to the Swigart Fund by going online or by sending a check in the mail.

John Wakefield ‘69                                                                        Jen Curran ‘97, President Gil Opferman ‘74                                                                              Carlleen Benoit ‘08, Secretary

Brian Reilly ‘99                                                                   Alice Post ‘53  Jared Lamb ‘98                                                                  Mary Beth Foldi ’68         William Stanton ‘72                                                         Christina Irwin Dalton ’09                                                                                             

Lisa Damaree Runkle ’84                                                                                               Kelly Arens ‘92                                                                                  Cheryl Carlton-Deal ‘94 Brad Boucher ‘84                                                                              Carol Hauser Christensen ‘02                                                                                      Donna Stare ’82

Steven Taylor ’04                                                                             Christina Benoit ‘10, Treasurer Mike Zimmers ’71, Vice President                                                                 Stan Wood ’62

Alumni Association Board Help Day.

Retaining wall in front of the campus center funded by the Frances “Betsey” Swigart Memorial Fund for Campus Improvements.

MacMurray College and GEICO partnered in 2013 to create a special discount on various forms of insurance. For each quote you receive on home, auto or boat, MacMurray College receives $10-$20 per quote.  Over time this has added up and has allowed the Office of Alumni Relations the ability to host special alumni events such as the Cardinals Baseball Game, the Madrigals Reunion Dinner as well as our biggest event, the MacNation Tour.  We are grateful for GEICO’s support over the years.  Please consider going online to landingpage/member-discount/?logo=70425 and receive your special discount quote and support MacMurray College in a different way!

Jacob Padhe ‘11 and Gil Opferman ’74 lead a backstage tour of Annie at the Muni in Springfield.

RECEgN athTerings Morgan County Fair: July 14

Annie at the Muni: August 10

St. Louis Cardinals Game: July 15

Jane Hall Celebration: August 14

Alumni Basketball Game: January 27 Alumnae Volleyball Game: August 25


Alumni Soccer Game: August 26

Alumnae Soccer Game: August 26

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dementia and is living in a memory care unit. A family member writes, “Cards are always appreciated.” Harriett’s address can be obtained by calling the MacMurray College Alumni office at 217-479-7024. CAROLINE TAYLOR HIGGINS ’48, moved to Camden, Maine, at the time of her husband’s death in May 2016.



SCHNELTEN ’15 of Winchester, Illinois, wrote, “John and I welcomed our first baby daughter, Carly, on Oct. 25, 2017. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She loves to smile and has the biggest blue eyes! We are truly blessed.”


of Freeport, Illinois, wrote, “I am writing to notify that Micah James Daiker was born Sept. 8, 2017. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. He joins his sister Ellie Mae.”

NEWS NOTES 3 On July 10, 2018, former

MacMurray College President Dr. B.G. Stephens visited the campus. His son Adam Stephens and MacMurray alumnus DAVID B. JONES ’90 joined Dr. Stephens while they toured the campus and visited with current president Dr. Mark Tierno in his home. Pictured is a photo of President Tierno and Former President Stephens at the President’s home. Photo was taken by David B. Jones.

DR. RICHARD FREIBURG AND DR. MARY FREIBURG, professors emeriti, Sherman, Illinois, have moved to assisted living close to their daughter ANN FREIBURG OPFERMAN ’73 of Cantrall, Illinois.

4 Pictured is a group of Phi Nu

girls who attended a gathering at the home of SHARON BURCHETT MATHER ’04 of Jacksonville, Illinois. The group gathered during Homecoming Weekend 2017.


MARY BAILEY KIRKLAND ’44, of Jackson, Michigan, is the grandmother of three, great grandmother of eight, and great-great grandmother of two. John Knox, son of MARY BRADLEY KNOX ’45 wrote, “Mary (most of you knew her as Meb) lives in an assisted living community near two of her children. She and Bill enjoyed many blessings over the years. (Bill has passed away.) She remains thankful for her three children, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She fondly remembers her time at MacMurray and would enjoy correspondence from any surviving class members.” HARRIETT BERTOGLIO BIBLE ’48, of Rochester, Minnesota, has mild

ELIZABETH CRANE CARLSON ’49, of Holland, Michigan, has 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She and her husband Ken have been married 69 years. MARY FLORO GROJEAN ’49, of Jacksonville, Illinois, is proud to report that they enjoy 14 great grandchildren, six grandchildren and three sons.


LOIS CLAUS FISHER ’50, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, writes, “My husband died eight years ago. I have a daughter living in South Africa. They have three children. My son lives in the Chicago area and has two boys.” DOROTHY HESS SCHADE ’52, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, writes, “I moved to a senior community and nearer to family. Enjoying grand parenting to three grandchildren.” DOROTHY MARGREY MARSHALL ’53, of Otto, North Carolina, writes, “We live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. I taught elementary education for 40 years. Now retired and enjoying grandchildren. We travel some.” MARY HABERKAMP EISENMANN ’54, of Madison, Wisconsin, writes, “Roy passed away Jan. 28, 2018 after an extended illness. I moved Jan. 9 and my condo has recently been sold.” 41

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5 MARY IMBODY MONSON ’57, of Sun City West, Arizona, writes, “We have moved permanently to Arizona to enjoy dry heat, fresh citrus off our trees and single-story living. We are blessed to still be together after 62 years!” NELL ANN WOOLDRIDGE ’57, of Napa, California, received a master’s degree at St. Mary’s College of California. She was founder and past president of Case Management Society of America and received her LCN Faith Community Nurse Certificate. She says she is “living the dream in independent retirement in Napa.”


MADELYN KARLEN GLAEDEN ’60, of Janesville, Wisconsin, reports the death of her husband, Norman, on Dec. 27, 2015. JERRY JOHNSON ’61, of Blaine, Washington, has worked in banking and finance for 30 years. He has managed assisted living and multifamily facilities for 15 years and has been involved in 37 United Way campaigns. ROBERT MELVIN ’63, of Washington, D.C., writes that he is “trying to figure out this retirement thing.” RICHARD MARKSTROM ’64, of Shreveport, Louisiana, writes, “We owned our own phone company and spent 12 years with hospice programs. We have traveled to 20 countries, cruised 42 times.” He is a former chamber of commerce chairman, former United Way campaign chairman, and is a church elder. WARREN COPELAND ’65, of Springfield, Ohio, was awarded the Wittenberg Medal of Honor during Wittenberg University’s 42

6 Commencement exercises on May 12. Warren is a Wittenberg professor of religion and mayor of Springfield. He is noted for his scholarship in social ethics. He co-edited an introductory text on social ethics, Issues of Justice, and writes on topics such as cities, welfare, racism, economic policy and energy. JEANNE SOMA MCCLARD ’65, of Yuba City, California, wrote, “Bob and I celebrated 50 years of marriage on Dec. 28, 2017! We’ve lived in the same house in Yuba City for 46 years. I’m the Neighborhood Watch captain and trying to keep the neighborhood safe!” JAMES RUBOVITS ’65, of Foster, Rhode Island, writes that his wife Pam died July 27, 2017. PAT DOYLE-GRACE ’66, of

5 Webster Groves, Missouri,

submitted this photo of the group of Mac alums and their spouses on their annual trip to the opera. Pictured left to right going around the table are RUSS PATTON ’66 of Kirkwood, Missouri, KATIE RICHARDSON PETRIKIN ’77 and her husband Ron Petrikin of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Pete Grace, Adrienne Patton and Pat. META THOMPSON RASMUSSEN ’66, of Belle Mead, New Jersey, was incorrectly listed as being in the Class of 1967 in the Donor Roll issue of Mac News. We apologize for this error. ALLEN CROESSMANN ’68, of Madison, New Jersey, recently was published in Illinois Heritage, a publication for the Illinois State Historical Society. His article is titled “A century of distinction.” Among the nation’s top ten winningest high school basketball teams, Illinois has four and those are the subject of Allen’s article.

LESLIE LIPSCHUTZ ’68, of Chicago, Illinois, announces the birth of a new grandson, Micah, born March 2, 2018. That makes five grandchildren so far for Leslie. He retired in 2008, but still administers AP tests at his old high school district. HERSCHEL ELE ’69, Romeoville, Illinois, retired in a senior living community not far from his wife’s home town near their daughter.


ANNE KOJOLA HOLEN ’70, of International Fall, Minnesota, writes, “On April 20, 2018, Rick and I gave a presentation about our lives working and teaching in theatre, opera, ballet, television, and film at Rainy River Community College in International Falls. Rick and I have both designed for decades in theatre as well as performing and directing. We are now retired.” NANCY THOMSON REITZE ’70, of Carnation, Washington, writes, “We now have three grandchildren! Emma was born in November 2017 to our oldest daughter and her husband. Our two grandsons, Luca, was born March 22, 2016, and Cash, was born July 4, 2017, to our son and his wife.”


returned to campus to speak with students about his experience in the medical field. Whitley shared his tales from more than 35 years as a general and vascular surgeon and his times at MacMurray. He also provided encouragement and motivation for the students in their future endeavors. HERB KASUBE ’71, of Peoria, Illinois, writes, “I just completed my 40th year teaching mathematics at Bradley University. I plan to continue, at least for a while.”

JOSEPH STANTON ’71, of Aiea, Hawaii, a professor of art history and American studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, recently presented a reading of his baseball-inspired poems at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. His baseball poems can be found in two of his books, “Cardinal Points: Poems on St. Louis Cardinals Baseball” and “Things Seen.” MARJORIE AMOS COWAN ’73, of Decatur, Georgia, has written a book of poetry, “Journeys”, which she describes in the following way. The book “is a tribute to our mothers and grandmothers, sisters and aunts, and the village which raised us, their courage, persistence and sacrifices, and mostly their love. In addition, there is a social commentary and a testament to strong spiritual faith.” “Journeys” is available on Amazon, both print and Kindle, also available through Barnes & Noble. BARBARA COLLINS COLES ’76, of Temple Terrace, Florida, obtained a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2015. KAREN LANDON ’76, of Homewood, Illinois, retired as clerk of the circuit court of Cook County on Dec. 29, 2017.


Highland Park, Illinois, has been named as an ex-officio member of the 2018 Executive Committee with Taft Steffinius & Hollister LLP. Licata serves as chair of the firm-wide administration committee and was previously the partner-in-charge of the Chicago office. MICHELLE BASSETT KNAACK ’79, of McHenry, Illinois writes, “Since retiring from 37 years of teaching special education two years ago, I have increased my teaching at two quilt shops in my area.”


JONATHAN ’84 and RHONDA GLADNEY RAY ’84 have moved to Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Jonathan is now the deputy director at Propel Schools Foundation in Pittsburgh. The Rays have three grown children and one granddaughter. They write, “Go Steelers!”

alumni | notes December and has five children. We love being grandparents. Our son, Nathan, will be 16 in August, will be a sophomore at Northwest Rankin High School and was just admitted to their engineering academy.”



MICHELE EVANS DAY ’86, of Jacksonville, Illinois, writes, “After working at Passavant Hospital for 27 years, I had an opportunity to explore an interest in orthopedic nursing. I worked for Dr. Barry Werries, orthopedic surgeon, for four years as his nurse. Dr. Werries then relocated to Florida and now I work for Springfield Clinic in family practice for Dr. Jennifer Richards in Springfield. My kids have grown up! James is 22 and works for the U.S. Postal Service. Carlie is 20 and is a nursing student at the University of Illinois Springfield.” SUSAN WHALEN LARGE ’87, of Jacksonville, Illinois, says she and her husband Bob enjoyed four months this past winter in the southwest and shared adventures with KAREN TENEYCK MORELAND ’84 and Tim Moreland. SCOTT TAYLOR ’87, of Sandpoint, Idaho, wrote, “After teaching art and history and coaching for 28 years in Richland County, Illinois, I’ve moved to the mountains of Idaho where I spend my time as an artist, musician and ski bum. SANDY WALLER BURKE ’86 (we divorced in 2005) and I raised two wonderful daughters who were valedictorians, volleyball MVPs and now hold master’s degrees.” TOBIAS ’87 and LORA HALTERMAN HATCH ’86, of Brandon, Mississippi, wrote, “We have officially moved to Mississippi. Tobias has been down here for two years. Nathan (our 15-year-old) and Lora moved down on June 21, 2017. We now live about three hours away from Lora’s parent who lives on the gulf coast – much better than 15 hours away. Our daughter, Samantha, has been married for 10 years, turned 30 in

KAREN CANNELLA CRITES ’88 and her husband Mark Crites of Alton, Illinois, have three children and two grandchildren.


ERIC ’90 and HEATHER LIGHTFOOT ANDERSON ’88, of Markham, Illinois, writes, “Our son Elijah Anderson graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of St. Francis in Joliet in 2018. Our daughter, Jasmine Anderson, is a manager at Guitar Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is founder and lead singer of the band ‘Crushed Into Place’.” LAURA FARERO CUCHRA ’91, of Ancona, Illinois, owns KT Trucking, Inc. and coaches her girls in ASA travel softball. Her husband, Chris, owns Curchra Transport. They have two daughters, Taylor (10) and Kelsey (8). BECKY QUIGG WOIWODE ’93, of New Berlin, Illinois, was recently promoted from executive director of Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care of Jacksonville to area director of operations. She now oversees the operations of Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care of Jacksonville, Naperville, Yorkville, Springfield and Quincy. She is married to MATTHEW WOIWODE ’92.


’94, of Buffalo, Illinois, has written a book that was released in February. The book, “It is Well,” is going to book shows this summer. Sneeden writes, “I have no idea if it will be picked up by a big retailer or not, but can be ordered through Amazon or Barnes and Noble.”

HEATHER SAYERS WATSON ’94, Ashland, Ohio, has a daughter aged 17, who will be a high school senior in the 2018-19 year. DANNY LITTLE ’96, of Warner Robins, Georgia, writes, “I was a 43

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9 teacher in Florida for over 15 years. I worked with students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders and enjoyed it immensely. In 1999, I came down with Parkinson’s. I have been dealing with that for the past 20 years. My husband and I have moved around from state to state for his job contracted with the Air Force. In each state that we have lived, I volunteered my services which children in all types of after school programs. We now live in the state of Georgia where we are going to work for one more year before we both retire. I do miss my time in Jacksonville and MacMurray College. I wish everyone the best at MacMurray.”

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DECIUS ’96, of Brooksville, Florida, HOLLI HILLIARD SCHREMSER ’97, of Belvidere, Illinois, and JEN CURRAN ’97, of Rock Falls, Illinois, recently reunited in Daytona Beach.


KRISTIN BARGER CIOLINO ’03, of Washington, Illinois, wrote that her second child was due in March 2018. TIMOTHY ROSARIO ’04, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, has a daughter, Molly, who turns nine this year. Rosario will have been at Heyl for three years in November. TARAH SIPES ’04 and her

10 husband Jermaine Anderson, of Rock Island, Illinois, writes, “Our son, Atley, celebrated his first birthday in May this year. MacMurray alumni RACHEL SIPES WILLIAMS ’10, JEREMY ’05 and LAURA WHITE GARRETT ’05 joined us to celebrate the occasion.”


10 11 ABI WURDEMAN ’06, of

Sherman Oaks, California, wrote an episode of “The Loud House” with her brother and writing partner, Phil Wurdeman. “The Loud House” is a cartoon series airing on Nickelodeon. The episode, “Head Poet’s Anxiety,” is within the fifth season and is the seventh episode of the series. ABBY SULLIVAN GREENWALD ’07, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, writes, “We are happily making our home in the Land of Enchantment. Miriam is three and Phinehas is nine months. Jared and I enjoy singing in an elite choir, practicing karate and volunteering at church.” DIANA GURGENS COFFMAN ’08, of Senora, Georgia, has three children: Charleigh June, born May 21, 2014, and Campbelle and Coleson, born Nov. 13, 2015. Diana is a contributor/blogger for the Atlanta Area Moms Blog. LIZ FRIESEN ROSCOE ’08, of Port Orchard, Washington, writes, “In June of 2013 I began working as an Ombudsman for the U.S. Navy. In December of 2014, I became a Certified Ombudsman Trainer. In May 2016, I took the job as Ombudsmen Assembly Chair for Naval Base Kitsap, serving as Ombudsman for all the Ombudsmen in the area and in June 2017, I was named Ombudsman of Naval Base Kitsap. This year, I joined Region Legal Service Office NW as their Command Ombudsman too. My husband and I have three kids: Matthew, age 5, Julia, age 4, and Benjamin, age 2.” ASHLEY METZ ’09, of Rockford, Illinois, has become a board certified behavior analyst.

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JESSICA KENT CRAFT ’10, of Chadwick, Illinois, has two sons, Owen, born July 16, 2015, and Liam, born June 3, 2017. She comments, “Living our dream in our farmhouse on 35 acres.” KRYSTAL GUNDY ’11, of Dekalb, Illinois, writes, “At Kishwaukee College now!”


returned to campus on Feb. 26 to speak at the Pre-Professional Science Seminar about the process of becoming a physician assistant and what it is like to work in the profession. She also talked about job opportunities in the medical field and how students can improve their odds on getting into a professional program. Turner earned a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry from MacMurray as well as a Master of Medical Science in physician assistant studies from St. Louis University. She is currently a physician assistant at UIS Health Services. LAUREN BURGER SEVIK ’13, of New Lenox, Illinois, is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have two daughters and a son. Serious Lip Balm co-owner and Mac alumna MEGAN LUCKEY ’15, along with other small business owners from the area, met with Governor Bruce Rauner at Sangamon Reclaimed in Springfield on May 1, to discuss Small Business Week.

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In Memoriam


B Y GLORIA HALE, Springfield, IL, April 18, 2018. Gloria served on the faculty of MacMurray College from 1991-1997. CAROLINE WHITE EGBERTJORDAN ’38, Urbana, IL, February 3, 2016. JANE CARL LUNDER ’39, Canton, SD, April 24, 2018. Jane was 101 years old. CAROLINE GROVES GAYLER MASTERTON ’40, Alexandria, VA, March 6, 2017. SALLY MACDONALD MAYFIELD ’40, Bowling Green, KY, April 11, 2018. JEAN WIBLE MARTIN ’41, Mount Pulaski, IL, January 25, 2015. MARJORIE SHURIG GAUTIER ’43, St. Louis, MO, June 25, 2016. NANCY PILE DUDLEY ’45, Inverness, FL, February 17, 2018. PATRICIA MILLER ’45, Arlington Heights, IL, April 10, 2018. EILEEN OLSON DROEGE ’46, San Diego, CA, October 31, 2014. ELIZABETH STANFORD FINCH ’46, Monterey, CA, December 11, 2017. JOANNE “JODY” ELLIS ’47, Santa Fe, NM, February 14, 2018. BETTY OVERBEY HAMM ’47, Jacksonville, IL, February 8, 2018. JULIA MOFFET MOSELEY ’47, Houston, TX, April 7, 2018. MARGERY IRWIN SURBAUGH ’47, West Des Moines, IA, March 30, 2018. HARRIETT OLSON ALBERS ’48, Louisiana, MO, April 21, 2018. NAOMI AUTEN FOWLER ’48, Springfield, IL, May 21, 2018. JULIA ROMINE ’48, Indianapolis, IN, February 13, 2018. ELIZABETH PLATT WANDELL ’48, Elgin, IL, December 2, 2017. MARILYN FULLER BROWN ’49, Milford, IN, April 20, 2016. JOAN BEAUMONT COVEY ’49, Arlington Heights, IL, November 2, 2016. JANICE RUDULPH GROSSMAN ’49, Webster Groves, MO, July 26, 2017. WINIFRED MUTCH GUDENRATH ’49, Arcola, IL, April 14, 2018.



EMMY MARTINI MEYER ’49, Hackettstown, NJ, 2016. HARRIET ROGERS STEELE ’49, Roseville, CA, February 7, 2017. DONNA MALSBURY BLACK ’50, Beaumont, CA, December 4, 2016. NANCY WHEELER ERVING ’50, Ypsilanti, MI, August 15, 2016. PATRICIA HEAL JEFFRIES ’50, Shawano, WI, February 27, 2018. MARGARET LEAVERTON HENRICKS ’51, Lake Forest, IL, February 2018. SUZANNE KALDAHL LEAGJELD ’51, Pequot Lakes, MN, March 30, 2017. MARY LEONARD ’51, Mooresville, NC, May 6, 2018. MARY OLIDENE “DENA” WEAVER ’51, St. Charles, IL, April 12, 2018. SALLIE STARK FOLSOM ’52, Grand Island, NE, January 10, 2017. ESTHER ROHRER MILLER ’52, Petersburg, IL, July 25, 2015. BARBARA GRUENBERG SAYLES ’52, French Camp, CA, February 2, 2016. WILMA SPRIGGS SANNER ’53, Moweaqua, IL, July 23, 2017. BETTY WIMER BEEVER ’54, Tipton, IN, July 9, 2018. JANE MOORE KECK ’54, Woodstock, GA, July 13, 2014. BARBARA KARLEN KELLEY ’54, Grafton, WI, March 2, 2018. JOYCE NILLES HURD ’56, Aurora, IL, October 17, 2016. MYRNA MATTIX ’56, Decatur, IL, January 22, 2018. SHEILA MCDANIEL OGLE ’56, Temple, TX, February 17, 2018. ELLEN MARKHAM BRANNICK ’56, Medford, OR, April 12, 2017. JUDY BOEHM RIORDAN ’57, Des Plaines, IL, July 11, 2018. JOYCE WALKER SMITH ’59, British Columbia, Canada, January 3, 2018. BARBARA DUNLOP SUTHERLAND ’59, Lansing, MI, April 8, 2018. JUDITH KARLEN WALKER ’59, Minneapolis, MN, November 3, 2007. ANN MARTIN CARLSON ’60, Lexington, KY, October 25, 2016.

ELIZABETH “BETTY” MOEHLIG PALUMBO ’60, Orlando, FL, August 20, 2017. RAY WHEELER ’60, Springfield, IL, April 26, 2018. DAVEA HORNING FISHER ’63, Point Roberts, WA, December 24, 2017. STEPHEN MASSIE ’64, Spring, TX, May 5, 2016. ELIZABETH WADE VASTINE ’64, Ocean City, MD, April 18, 2018. MIKE LOGAN ’65, Springfield, IL, February 7, 2018. SIDNEY OSBORNE ’68, Chicago, IL, January 21, 2014. JAMES “JIM” SIEGFRIED ’68, Collierville, TN, June 12, 2018. ANDREW ADAMS ’69, Concord, NH, March 27, 2018. MARTHANN SAUDER HOFFMAN ’72, Sarasota, FL, March 18, 2017. NEIL LAMONT ’72, Naples, FL, April 26, 2016. GARY SMITH ’72, Cape Coral FL, February 7, 2018. THOMAS “TOM” WILBER ’72, Pittsfield, IL, April 6, 2018. HARRY BARROW ’73, Paragould, AR, April 8, 2018. PETER JOHNSTON ’73, Staunton, VA, June 17, 2016. DAVE TAYLOR ’76, Key West, FL, April 12, 2018. JULIE TOMLIANOVICH ’76, Hutchinson, KS, March 16, 2018. MARIAN HUMPHREY ROSE ’77, Lawrenceville, GA, July 4, 2018. CAROL DUNCAN ’80, Roodhouse, IL, June 26, 2018. MICHAEL GITTENS ’84, Lucaya, Grand Bahama, February 1, 2018. JUDY TEDRICK HENRICHSEN ’86, Houston, TX, January 31, 2018. ERIC GREBE ’88, Milwaukee, WI, August 2016. ANDY BELL ’92, Maryland Heights, MO, June 12, 2015. KRISTEN REES ’07, Springfield, IL, May 23, 2018. SARAH SCOTT YAKUS ’08, Auburn, IL, August 6, 2016. 45 33

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ITALY 2019


Join us on the MacMurray Alumni Tour!

The MacMurray College Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to invite you on an alumni tour to Italy in May 2019. Hosted by Dr. RJ Stewart and the Alumni Relations staff, we are excited for alumni and friends of the College to visit many of the historic sites of Ancient Rome, early Christianity and the Renaissance. These are places that your MacMurray College education took you to, in class, through your General Education “Core” Program. Now you have the opportunity to see the real thing in person!! Please join us for this all-inclusive 8-day tour. Limited seating, so reserve your spot today! For more information visit:

to reserve your spot please contact: Office of Alumni Relations 447 E. College Ave. Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217) 479-7024

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MacNews Spring/Summer 2018  

This is the spring/summer issue of MacNews, our alumni magazine at MacMurray College.

MacNews Spring/Summer 2018  

This is the spring/summer issue of MacNews, our alumni magazine at MacMurray College.